Obama’s Campaign Rhetoric on Iraq: Al-Qaeda’s Decimated, Iraq’s Stable

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Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, ISIS-ISIL

ISIS or ISIL has planned a strict Islamic caliphate in Syria and Iraq and then they plan to attack the U.S.

United States intelligence intercepted a letter in 2005 written from Al-Zawahiri to the then-leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. The letter outlined a four-stage plan to expand the war in Iraq: drive the Americans out, establish a caliphate in Bahgdad, use that base to attack other countries, attack Israel –“because Israel was established only to challenge any new Islamic entity.”

Stage three is to attack us. The United States is in extreme and direct danger from ISIS.

ISIS is currently racing towards Baghdad as Mr. Obama vacations and contemplates at a resort in Palm Springs, reminiscent of an approach used by Nero. His apologists at CBS claim he is contemplating his next step in Iraq but apparently Camp David wasn’t good enough for that.

Thousands of Americans in Baghdad and in the embassy are begging to be airlifted out. The US has said they cannot leave yet because the matter is “sensitive.”

The embassy is a hot target under any conditions. Last year, NSA intercepted an order  from Iran to militants in Iraq to attack the U.S. Embassy and other American interests in Baghdad in the event of a strike on Syria.

ISIS – Al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria – is rampaging through Syria and Iraq murdering for sport as well as control.

Here they are shooting innocent motorists just for fun:

To get an idea of what their beheadings are like, you can click on this link but beware that it is horrible and graphic. They are completely soulless and without any conscience. It’s no different for them to kill a human than to kill a chicken.

They are performing mass beheadings throughout Syria and Iraq, engaging in torture beforehand.

A summary of what they are doing:

ISIS also claims to have executed 1,700 Shia soldiers on their push for the capital.

This figure has not been verified, but the UN recently warned that hundreds of people are likely to have been killed by the fanatics since the uprising.

When they captured Tikrit, they marched hundreds of soldiers through the streets, many were children:

It is not likely they are alive today.

Mosul:

Who is Abu Bakr:

In 2006, al Qaeda in Iraq, later known as ISI and then ISIS – under the leadership of the vicious Abu Musab al-Zarqawi – brutally attacked civilians in an attempt to ignite a sectarian war. Al-Zarqawi was killed by American forces and that combined with the emergence of moderate Sunni tribal leaders nearly destroyed the group.

Then the US left prematurely, taking their intelligence-gathering expertise with them. the Iraqi forces did not have the equipment and reconnaissance capabilities they needed.

A new Al Qaeda began to emerge.

Mr. Obama was warned about not leaving Iraq prematurely but he ignored the warnings.

In 2010, after ISIS’ leader Abu Omar al Baghdadi was killed in a joint U.S.-Iraqi operation, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi was given the top job. He had been released from an Iraqi prison by Mr. Obama in 2009.

They want a caliphate in the region which follows strict Islamic law. Boys and girls must be separated at school; women must wear the niqab or full veil in public. Sharia courts often dispense brutal justice, music is banned and the fast is enforced during Ramadan.

Sharia law covers both religious and non-religious aspects of life.

Abu Bakr cleverly works with moderate tribal leaders to win the social war.

Abu Bakr al Baghdadi is a criminal who secured most of his funds from extortion, bank robberies and so on.

ISIS was ordered to disband by Al-Zawahiri because they were too violent but they refused. Iran has also condemned them.

The Al-Qaeda threat to the US today is different than it has been and it is growing.

Al Qa’ida today is a more decentralized organization and can be divided into four tiers: central al Qa’ida, affiliated groups, allied groups, and inspired networks. According to the Rand Corporation, this loose movement today is an expansion from 2001, when central al Qa’ida was based in Afghanistan. The organization had a small number of allies in Pakistan and Afghanistan, including the Taliban, but it did not possess a large coterie of affiliates and allies in North Africa and the Middle East.

The map below from the Rand Corporation highlights al Qa’ida affiliates and several key allied groups.
Al Qaida today

In the third debate between Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, on Oct. 22, 2012, Romney tried to shake Obama’s optimistic narrative about al-Qaeda. “It’s really not on the run. It’s certainly not hiding. This is a group that is now involved in 10 or 20 countries, and it presents an enormous threat to our friends, to the world, to America long term, and we must have a comprehensive strategy to help reject this kind of terrorism.”

Obama countered Romney’s statement with his campaign rhetoric: “We ended the war in Iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. And as a consequence, al-Qaeda’s core leadership has been decimated.”

Obama dismissed Romeny’s concerns which have now proven correct by saying, “What I would not have done is left 10,000 troops in Iraq that would tie us down. That certainly would not help us in the Middle East.”

Obama never wanted a status of forces agreement and only began negotiations as the troops prepared to leave. He had only one meeting on it.

Mr. Obama ended the war in Iraq without all necessary protections in place and claimed he left Iraq as a stable and secure democracy:

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