Barack Obama is pretending his ISIS “strategy” is working even though we can all clearly see that it isn’t.
The President said during his ISIS presser that he vigorously rejected the idea that he should go further with his war against ISIS, dismissing critics who were playing “political games” or offering “shallow solutions”. He said he’s getting advice from the greatest military minds.
“And keep in mind that we have the finest military in the world and we have the finest military minds in the world, and I’ve been meeting with them intensively for years now, discussing these various options, and it is not just my view but the view of my closest military and civilian advisors that that would be a mistake [to have boots on the ground] — not because our military could not march into Mosul or Raqqa or Ramadi and temporarily clear out ISIL, but because we would see a repetition of what we’ve seen before…”
But in fact, advisors either tell him what he wants to hear or they could face losing their livelihoods.
More than 50 intelligence analysts have confirmed that their work has been altered to say the war against ISIS is more successful than it is.
The President has been warned repeatedly about ISIS by US intelligence, but Obama and his minions have created a “fantasy world” that doesn’t allow for any truth they disagree with.
Former CIA operative, Joshua Katz said the truth about ISIS has been routinely forged and anyone who bucks them is threatened. People who disagree or who are whistleblowers are punished. It’s been constant since the beginning of this administration.
Katz said a lot of people want to come forward but they’re afraid.
I think Kim Jong Un did the same thing.
General Anthony Tata said senior military are outraged by what is going on. The President is so thin-skinned he can’t listen to constructive feedback. If you go to him with an unpopular proposal, he’ll kick you to the curb.
There is a “culture of fear” at the senior levels.
Obama said that what is going on is we are trying to treat ISIS like a state. However, they are a state, but that’s more of the fantasy world.
Tata said it’s irrelevant in any case. You still have to fight them in the same way, develop a plan, and that is what Barack should be doing.
Even the left knows ISIS is a state. Daily Beast editor Michael Weiss gave an interview in 2014 and again recently in which he said they are a state as one example. As an aside, Weiss mentioned they have “free” healthcare and social services. Yippee!
This is Barack Obama’s modus operandi. He rules alone. His attacks on the press have also been ongoing and have created a climate of fear.
Barack Obama said during a speech at Georgetown in May that we’re going to have to change how our body politic thinks, indicating that Republican leaders were the ones needing changing. He also said, we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues, specifically referring to Fox News at the time.
Barack will never be the one who needs changing. It will always be those who disagree with him.
Signs of how Obama thinks about dissent and free speech were evident in a bill he tried to get passed in 2007. The bill would make lying a federal crime if it concerned politics around election time and it was aimed at Republicans for an alleged “deceitful” flyer.
In 2007, then-Senator Barack Obama and Senator Chuck Schumer introduced S. 453, the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2007, a bill which was reintroduced in 2009 by Sen. Conyers and then again in 2011 by Senators Schumer and Cardin.
It had a clause that distinguished it. The bill criminalized misinformation about date, place, time of elections and eligibility to vote. A mistake could be misconstrued as a criminal lie. It essentially made lying a federal crime punishable by a $100,000 fine and up to five years imprisonment.
The bill could be weaponized against political opponents. Almost anyone could make the complaint and the DOJ would make the decision to prosecute.
Whether the flier was deceitful or not is irrelevant. Criminalizing alleged lies on political fliers is thought policing.
How would the DOJ define “intent”? Who decides it’s a lie or a mistake?
It’s one of the many clues we have gotten into the character and intent of Barack Obama. He believes in controlling free speech unless he agrees with it. He has made that clear.
In March, the AP obtained government emails to determine who pays for Michelle Obama’s expensive dresses. The National Archives and Records Administration blacked out one sentence on every page claiming the part of the law that allows shielding of personal information such as a Social Security number. They forgot to black out the sentence on one page and it said, “We live in constant fear of upsetting the WH [White House].”
This has been going on for years but grew into a far worse problem in 2009 with a simple presidential memorandum.
The White House memo of April 15, 2009, cited “White House Equities” – Presidential Privilege – to give itself the power to censor any FOIA requests that might contain “White House equities” — essentially any information involving or referencing communications with the White House — without first clearing it with presidential attorneys. Anything embarrassing is certainly included.
The vagueness of “White House equities” allows them to frighten agencies into releasing nothing and passing everything imaginable by them for approval like they do in Third World countries.
The examples could fill a book. Everything Obama promised about honesty, transparency and openness is a lie. The question now is can it be reversed? It won’t be under a President Hillary Clinton.