With unspeakable cruelty, ISIS is wiping out Yazidis and Christians in the Middle East but Barack Obama can’t seem to muster up as much anger against ISIS as he does against Republicans. He says he’s angry but, when speaking about ISIS, he appears detached and listless.
ISIS is also murdering other Muslims, particularly minority sects.
Obama has done nothing. He will continue to do nothing, which will invite ISIS to continue their murderous killing spree and land acquisitions.
When Obama spoke on behalf of the murdered American journalist, James Foley, he could barely mention the existence of Christian genocide, in fact, he didn’t, he called it genocide against an ‘ancient people’ to include Yazidis. His statement began with the suffering of Muslims and ended with the suffering of Muslims.
No sooner did he give his speech, when he was out on the golf course yucking it up which coincided with James Foley’s parents pouring their hearts out in a press conference.
During an interview with Chuck Todd on Sunday’s Meet the Press, Barack Obama was asked about the incident.
This is how the exchange went:
CHUCK TODD: I got to ask, so– so during that vacation, you made the statement on Foley. You went and golfed. Do you– do you want that back?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: You know, it is always a challenge when you’re supposed to be on vacation. Because you’re followed everywhere. And part of what I’d love is a vacation from–
CHUCK TODD: Yeah, you want to–
PRESIDENT OBAMA: –the– the press and– and– because–
CHUCK TODD: I promise you, 2 1/2 years, I think that happens.
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Because the possibility of a jarring contrast given the world’s news, is always– there’s always going to be some tough news somewhere– is going to be there. But there’s no doubt that– after having talked to the families, where it was hard for me to hold back tears listening to the pain that they were going through, after the statement that I made, that you know, I should’ve anticipated the optics.
You know, that’s part of the job. And you know, I think everybody who knows me, including, I suspect, the press, understands that that you know, you take this stuff in. And– it– it’s serious business. And– and you care about it deeply.
But part of this job is also the theatre of it. A part of it is, you know, how are you, how, how are you, well, it’s not something that– that always comes naturally to me. But it matters. And I’m mindful of that. So the important thing is, in addition to that, is am I getting the policies right? Am I protecting the American people? Am I doing what’s necessary?
He didn’t blame Bush for a change but he did blame the press and the theater of it. He’s not sorry – he was on vacation. He really cares deeply and should have been mindful of the optics, he said.
The media is touting it as an apology. Obama doesn’t apologize, he blames others. He clearly thinks his response was no big deal.
Mr. Obama’s interview with Chuck Todd gave us a glimpse into the strategy he will use to deal with ISIS. He will continue to do what he is doing, only he will call it a strategy.
Obama’s paternal family are Sunnis like the ISIS extremists and perhaps this enters into his thoughts when he refuses to accept radical Islam’s existence or the fact that ISIS are radical Islamists. He is the son of a Sunni Muslim who spent several years in Indonesia being immersed in their Muslim culture.
Mr. Obama claims ISIS are not Sunni Muslims or even Muslims at all, yet they are following the Qur’an exactly. The difference between them and more moderate Muslims is they follow the Qur’an literally and exactly, not that they aren’t Muslims.
Mr. Obama has said Assad must go and he can’t now do anything that would help him. Obama left Iraq without a status of forces agreement and has created his imaginary successes around ending the wars so he can’t go back in.
Obama sent a strong message to ISIS when he said he had no strategy. He will send the same message again on Wednesday, only couched better for U.S. consumption since the elections are less than two months away.
Obama will continue to bomb pickup trucks and brag about the number of bombings. He will promote the Iraqi army over the Christian Kurds. Amazingly he’s considering arming the Free Syrian Army now completely intertwined with ISIS and other radicals.
He will continue to cast responsibility off on other Muslim nations in the region because they are more immediately and directly impacted by ISIS, telling them they have have to get serious. He won’t back them and frankly we are the only Superpower who can do it.
Those nations in the region would like to know Obama is with them if they do take ISIS on because they don’t have the power to go it alone. They, like most Americans, want to know what Obama’s strategy is.
It will be a long wait to find out if he’s behind them because there won’t be a clear strategy and certainly not a militarily effective one.
Obama wants to rely on the boots already on the ground – not the Kurds unless the Iraqis supply them with weapons. He wants to rely on the Iraqis, the Revolutionary Guards, the Free Syrian Army, et al.
After saying he has eyes on the ground, developed intelligence, reconnaissance and he’s been effective, Obama told Todd, “The next phase is now to start going on some offense. We have to get an Iraqi government in place. And I’m optimistic that next week, we should be able to get that done.”
Nonsense. He is going to get nothing done.
The effective fighting force on the ground are the Kurds. The Iraqis are often running away or joining ISIS. However, the Kurds can’t get arms unless the Iraqis give them the arms because Obama won’t directly supply them with anything. If they were Muslims, would things be different?
He said the good news – because of American leadership – is that we have “a broad-based coalition internationally and regionally to be able to deal with the problem.”
The coalition is in his mind.
There will be no strategy and, as has been his habit, he will not stand behind the fragile and nearly non-existent coalition.
Obama has actually allied with our mortal enemies – Sunni Iran for this fight.
Ayatollah Khamenei has authorized his army to coordinate joint military operations with the US against IS/ISIS/ISIL in Iraq.
We are now allied with a nation that seeks our demise and the demise of Israel, and which causes strife and terror throughout the region. A nation allied with Validimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad.
ISIS/ISIL already has billions in wealth, is the strongest and most effective fighting force in the region, and they have a caliphate the size of Britain. Thousands of their members hold U.S. and EU passports. They have vowed to destroy us.
Still, Obama does not see that as an immediate threat, even with our open borders and extraordinarily liberal visa policy.
Todd said, “You realize you’re giving that speech the day before the 13th anniversary of 9/11.”
“But right,” he told Todd. “And I–I want everybody to understand that we have not seen any immediate intelligence about threats to the homeland from ISIL. That’s not what this is about. What it’s about is an organization that, if allowed to control significant amounts of territory, to amass more resources, more arms to attract more foreign fighters, including from areas like Europe, who have Europeans who have visas and then can travel to the United States unimpeded, that over time, that can be a serious threat to the homeland.”
Mr. Obama doesn’t see that as an immediate threat. He isn’t even planning to take away passports of ISIS members who hold U.S. passports. Sen. Ted Cruz will introduce a bill this week to do that but will Obama sign it? Not likely.
Obama will not demean his narcissistic self to ask Congress for any authorization of his strategy. He will “consult”, which to him means dictating and expecting them to go along. It they don’t, he will attack them in the press and use it as a voting-getting mechanism for the November elections. He is on a mission to destroy our Separation of Powers and nothing will deter him away from that.
CHUCK TODD: “This is asking Congress for a vote, an authorization of your strategy. This is not a what– what does that mean?”
PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Well, I– I– I’m confident that I have the authorization that I need to protect the American people. And I’m always going to do what’s necessary to protect the American people. But I do think it’s important for Congress to understand what the plan is, to have buy in, to debate it.”
“And that’s why we’ve been consulting with Congress throughout.”
Barack Obama doesn’t know the meaning of the word “consult.”
Obama still expects the basically non-existent Shia Iraqi government to attract Sunni tribes to their fold. Iraq is a failed state.
There will be no real opposition from the United States. He will seek to do some containment as he has said repeatedly. “We are going to systematically degrade their capabilities,” he said lethargically. “We’re going to shrink the territory that they control. And ultimately we’re going to defeat ’em.”
We are going to continue hitting pickup trucks, maybe a hundred a day, with the occasional droning. It’s a policy of containment, and not even a good one. Nothing will be done about the lands already seized. ISIS knows they can keep all that they have conquered. They can also keep fighting without much in the way of increased resistance.
Obama continued his deceit about ISIS as a JV team when asked by Todd. He said he didn’t call ISIS a JV team.
The fact is that he made the JV comment in reference to the seizure of Fallujah by ISIS.
Remarkably, he’s now going to work with the Free Syrian Army:
“Well we have a Free Syrian Army and a moderate opposition that we have steadily been working with but we have vetted. They have been on the defensive, not just from ISIL, but also from the Assad regime. And what– you know, if you recall, at the West Point speech that I gave, I said, we need to put more resources into the moderate opposition in part because, unless we have people we can work with who are Sunni in these Sunni regions, then we’re going to continue to have these problems.”
[…] “But in terms of controlling territory, we’re going to have to develop a moderate Sunni opposition that can control territory and that we can work with. The notion that the United States should be putting boots on the ground, I think would be a profound mistake. And I want to be very clear and very explicit about that.”
His pie-in-the-sky approach is to expect Sunnis in the region to band together without any leadership from the U.S. He is not going to bring these groups together, he is going to golf.
“That’s not a choice. We’ve got and what we know is is that there are millions of decent, good Sunnis, many of whom have been displaced. They’re in Turkey. They’re in Jordan. Many of them are still in Syria although getting squeezed between these two extremes. And we’ve got to be able to reach to them, find a military and political structure that’ll allow them to express themselves. Then maybe we can get the kinda political resolution that we need.”
He is going to tell the other countries in the region to do it themselves with a little air cover from the U.S.
Obama has allowed a massive invasion on our southern border, claiming it’s only about children while telling Border Patrol told to not keep a record of Middle Easterners coming through the open border illegally.
Border Patrol has found caches of weapons to include grenades and RPGs on our side of the border.
Obama knows ISIS could very well be here. If not them, certainly others are. Hezbollah, Hamas, Al Qaeda, the Brotherhood and others who have openly announced their intention of destroying the United States from within.
In Audacity of Hope, Obama was concerned about how Muslims were being treated in the wake of 9/11. Ignoring the fact that radical Islam is at war with the United States, he wanted to be certain that they were not in any way singled out and profiled though Muslims are the ones trying to kill us.
He wrote this: “In the wake of 9/11, my meetings with Arab and Pakistani Americans, for example, have a more urgent quality, for the stories of detentions and FBI questioning and hard stares from neighbors have shaken their sense of security and belonging. They have been reminded that the history of immigration in this country has a dark underbelly; they need specific reassurances that their citizenship really means something, that America has learned the right lessons from the Japanese internments during World War II, and that I will stand with them should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.”
Barack Obama will always stand with Islam; radical Islam will never be called what it is; he will deny that radical Islam exists – they are not really Muslims he claims; and he will never accept Christian genocide because it would also mean accepting that Islam is at war.
Insofar as Israel is concerned, he is frequently “enraged” with them. The man who appears listless and apathetic when speaking about ISIS, comes alive with fury when talking about Israel or even Republicans.
Obama recently opened the U.S.-Africa summit at the White House.
When Obama celebrated with terrorists and dictators from Africa at the White House, people should have realized what kind of person he is. He opened the White House doors to the world’s most evil dictators. The White House is closed to the average American school child.
According to Daily Mail, “The red carpet was rolled out for Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who shot or jailed virtually all his political opponents, Gambia’s Yahya Jammeh, who threatened to ‘cut off the head’ of any homosexuals in the country and for Cameroon’s Paul Biya, who has the dubious honor of ranking 19th on author David Wallechinsky’s 2006 list of the world’s 20 worst living dictators.”
Barack Obama missed PM conservative Margaret Thatcher’s funeral but made a dramatic occasion out of the funeral of the America-hating socialist Nelson Mandela.
Obama never follows up with action unless it is to fundamentally change us domestically into a socialist rathole. He will do nothing now. His strategy is to speechify the problem and blame whoever he can, mostly Bush and Republicans, and he will even blame the left-wing press when they go off the reservation.