President Obama will lead a teeny coalition of the unwilling using a Syrian army infiltrated with ISIS and al-Nusra as foot soldiers to defeat ISIS. It sounds like the F-Troop, especially since Mr. Obama is going to be in charge. He does not listen to his generals.
We are in this position because Mr. Obama did not leave a residual force in Iraq and because he did not follow through on his red line in Syria. Mr. Obama made it worse by not aiding the Syrian rebels at a time when their forces mostly consisted of average Syrians.
The administration’s coalition has one member with planes – France – and they won’t bomb in Syria. We have boots on the ground in the Free Syrian Army of which 20% or more, probably more, are terrorists. The other foot soldiers are the Iraqi Army which has failed so far.
The Free Syrian Army begged for help years ago when there were few terrorists in the group. We now have to try to weed out the terrorists as we arm and train them.
The U.S. paid Libyans to guard our Ambassador and the consulate in Benghazi. We know how well that worked out. We will now arm and train the Free Syrian Army to fight our battle with ISIS. The CIA said that it has been infiltrated with terrorists, about 20% of the 100,000 member army, but they feel they can vet the army effectively.
A recent U.N. report stated that the Free Syrian Army coordinates and fights alongside terrorists – al Nusra (al Qaeda) and ISIS – in Syria in order to win. We have known this to be a fact for years.
In April of last year, we gave $123 million to the military organization [the Supreme Military Council] in Syria which has links to al-Qaeda. We also sent technical advisors.
At the time, John Kerry announced that the money would be channeled through the oppositions’ Supreme Military Command or Supreme Military Council.
The Supreme Military Council or Command is the command network for the Free Syrian Army. Many of their members have been openly supportive of al-Qaeda.
The US government gave about $700 million at that point in direct aid to this broad coalition of foreign Islamists, mercenaries, and Muslim terrorists including al-Qaeda, and other forces.
In 2012, the NY Times, wrote that most of the arms we are shipping to Syria via our “allies” such as Saudi Arabia were going to arm hard-line Islamic Jihadists. Saudi Arabia and Qatar – another one of our so-called allies – were the biggest funders of ISIS before ISIS became self-sufficient.
President Obama and other senior officials were aware that this was happening according to classified documents apparently read by NY Times writers. In fact, terrorists told reporters that they were receiving U.S. arms.
The Syrian National Coalition, which formed in 2011 included the Muslim Brotherhood and communists as members from the beginning. The membership has gone from sketchy to terrifying.
Gateway Pundit uncovered the fact that the U.S. is paying a monthly salary of $150 to Syrian rebel commanders. They’re “vetted” allegedly.
One of the reasons we are in this position is because Mr. Obama left Iraq without a residual force (status of forces agreement) and he plans to do it again in Afghanistan. Isn’t that the definition of insanity?
Mr. Obama not only pulled all soldiers out of Iraq, he pulled all intelligence out. Now we have little accurate information.
Mr. Obama drew a red line and said Assad must go. Once he did that, al-Baghdadi moved into Syria. We know how that has been going.
The United States armed and trained the Iraqi army, the same army that Mr. Obama now wants to arm and work with as his foot soldiers in Iraq. The Iraqi army has thousands of deserters and ISIS has confiscated their arms and equipment, all paid for by U.S. taxpayers.
ISIS terrorists pictured below traveling around in a Honda paid for by U.S. taxpayers.
The winner in all this of course is Iran as they feverishly rush to make the bomb. No one is even talking about Iran and they are still the worst threat in the region.
Mr. Obama’s plan is ingenious really. He can do nothing of value, pretend he’s doing something, put us all off, and get back to the golf course.
As an aside, I can’t help but wonder how many welfare checks are going to terrorists.
We know from Human Events and other publications that Anjem Choudary, Britain’s terrorism-loving imam, tells his followers welfare checks from western governments should be seen as a form of jizya, the special tax infidels should be made to pay their Muslim conquerors. He coined the memorable phrase “Jihad Seeker’s Allowance” to describe the money extracted from taxpaying chumps by layabout terrorism enthusiasts.)
We have a similar imam, Ahmad Jebril of Dearborn, Michigan, who owes $250,000 in court-ordered restitution for 42 counts of mail fraud, bank fraud, failure to pay income tax, and money laundering, and a scheme to “deliberately deface rental properties in order to collect insurance money.” He tried to bribe one of the jurors in his and his father’s trial by offering to pay for her wedding.
Instead of targeting Tea Party ‘terrorists’, the IRS should be monitoring to see if any of these checks are going to terrorists here or in terrorist nations.
Of one thing we can be sure, it’s a mess and it’s not getting better any time soon.