Update: 17:26: Fox News reported that Iran has offered to send in brigades to help Iraq. Maliki is considering it in light of information leaking out that the U.S. refused his requests for air strikes. Maliki is supposed to wait until Obama is finished golfing this weekend before doing anything as his country falls to the most vicious jihadists in modern times.
The leader of ISIS was at one time in Camp Bucca, a prison in southern Iraq. The Obama administration shut down the Bucca prison camp and released its prisoners, including Abu Dua in 2009. He was then free to become Osama bin Laden’s replacement.
Mr. Obama gave another Iraq speech today and again suggested he would take some military action in Iraq. He placed all the blame for the current state of affairs on Iraqis and criticized the lack of commitment by the Iraqi army, many of whom are fleeing, leaving their weapons and equipment, most of which were supplied by the U.S..
In fairness, they are terrorized but they outman the terrorists 15 to 1 and they are running off without a fight leaving tanks and arms behind for ISIS.
This vicious wing of Al Qaeda is running through towns beheading everyone in sight. Christians are particularly in danger and have fled along with a total of at least 800,000 people.
Obama is going to take several days to discuss it with his National Security Team of “dudes” and liars.
Baghdad might not have several days.
There will be no boots on the ground. He is demanding a political action plan from Iraq, in other words, he told them to solve their own problems. All he basically said new is we might hear something in several days. The right thing to do now is to bomb the hell out of them but he won’t do that.
He just told the enemy they have a good week to take Baghdad. He gave out another timeline.
We needed to finish the job in Iraq. Maliki is a serious problem but Obama never tried to get a status of forces agreement.
In the meantime, Mr. Obama is on his way to Palm Springs where he will golf. Nero fiddled, he golfs.
The president is busy fundamentally transforming the United States into a welfare state with money that was once used to support a solid foreign policy. He has failed on all levels. The majority of the citizenry appears to care very little.
ABC News is reporting about Iraq, blaming Bush of course, and they are reporting about Bergdahl. After that, the stories are Donald Sterling, the Alzheimer victim and racist, Priceline, a museum in D.C. and Hillary gearing up for her presidential run – it’s all about her impressive bus.
The media isn’t concerned about reporting the truth though they are reporting some of what is going on after they sanitize the stories or phrase them in a way to prove Mr. Obama is not to blame. Bush was to blame for everything and Obama is to blame for nothing.
Americans are blissfully unaware of much of what is going on mostly because the media pays little attention to it or distorts the truth in their reporting. A station that does report the truth or tries to can expect to be demonized for their efforts.
Today, Justin Timberlake’s “Not A Bad Thing” is one of the most popular songs. X-Men: Days of Future Past was one of the most popular movies last month. Game of Thrones is one of the most popular TV shows. People are worrying about the World Cup and the baseball season is in full swing.
All’s well except for the barely-reported or misreported invasion on our southern border which allows drug cartels and terrorists to come across. All’s well except for the caliphate forming in huge swaths of land in the Middle East – where the oil is- a caliphate intent on destroying the U.S. and Israel – big and little Satan.
Vladimir Putin seized the Crimea from the Ukraine, violated international law, and humiliated the US and Europe without any repercussions except for having a handful of Russian oligarchs be told they would have their wealth in the US confiscated and they couldn’t enter the US. None of the oligarchs had any investments in the US.
The president ignored the VA despite campaign promises that he would attend to problems at the VA. He put a man in charge, not because he was competent, but because he harshly criticized President Bush.
Obama allowed the Obamacare debacle and when he knew the website was a complete fiasco, he kept in place the same people who made it into a fiasco, including Kathleen Sebelius.
Mr. Obama has handed a victory to the Taliban by releasing five of their most dangerous commanders who are now enjoying themselves in the lap of luxury in Qatar with many visitors from Afghanistan. The visitors are supposedly family but at least two of those released have family members who are Taliban leaders.
We did it for a deserter who apparently was discharged from the Coast Guard because he has psychiatric problems. As an aside, that will help Bergdahl escape any repercussions for desertion, which might be justified – I don’t know his mental state.
Hillary Clinton thinks the Taliban prisoner release is not a threat to the United States though they obviously are. The reason we went into Afghanistan – the good war – was because the Taliban made a deal with Al-Qaeda that lead directly to 9/11. If the Taliban regain power in Afghanistan, Al Qaeda will regain their training grounds. This will be in addition to the loss of parts of Syria and Iraq to jihadists who also want to launch attacks against the United States.
Listen to Hillary:
The terrorists fighting Assad in Syria include the same vile group overrunning Iraq. We are supplying arms to these terrorists in Syria and are considering killing them in Iraq.
It’s all part of the confused foreign policy Mr. Obama has set up – the “Don’t do stupid sh…” policy as his spokespersons would say.
Iraq has been asking Obama for help for months as the invaders come in from Syria. Obama refused to leave a residual force in Iraq and we are now seeing the results. Reuters reported that we spent more than $2 trillion on the war and we lost 4500 servicemen and women.
Biden lauded the success in Iraq and it was a success at the time. The war was lost in the peace.
Listen to Biden:
The most ruthless and brutal terrorist group in the world is run by ISIS (Al Qaeda in Iraq) chief, the heir to Osama bin Laden’s legacy – Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The new Osama bin Laden has a $10 million price tag on his head and keeps a low profile. There is no question he will continue his killings and conquests until he can attack the United States.
Al Qaeda has disowned this group because they are so radical.
When Obama came into office, Al Qaeda had been driven out of all their safe havens, Iraqis had risen up to join with America in saving their own country. They were defeated. The Obama administration took credit for it which is why Biden bragged about the success. Obama squandered it all, including the cost to our soldiers, by pulling all our forces out, despite warnings by generals and commanders in the field. It created a vacuum in Iraq for Al Qaeda to jump in. He did nothing in Syria when moderate forces begged Obama to help. That created a vacuum which Al Qaeda has exploited. We now arm the rebels but among them are huge numbers of terrorists.
Iraq will be a safe haven as Afghanistan was.
Chris Stirewalt was on The Kelly File last night and reminded viewers of an intercepted letter written from Al-Zawahiri to the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. The letter described four stages that they would engage in: drive the Americans out, establish a caliphate in Bahgdad, use that base to attack other countries, attack Israel.
Stage three is to attack us.
ISIS or ISIL has already promised to attack Jordan and “slaughter” King Abdullah. They also plan to attack Gaza Strip, Sinai and Lebanon, as reported by The Gatestone Institute. The new bin Laden, Abu Baker al-Baghdadi, is already planning to extend the caliphate beyond Syria and Iraq.
We can feel reasonably confidant that Mr. Obama will do nothing or dither long enough that it will be too late.
We have an invasion going on at the southern border of the United States. Texas is in the worst shape thanks to a deliberate overwhelming of illegal immigrant women and children. While this is going on, drug cartels are taking advantage of the openings this provides and they too are flooding into the United States.
Mr. Obama’s inappropriate response to it is currently promoting a full-scale invasion by drug cartels, terrorists and poor and needy foreigners, including unaccompanied children.
We know that Hezbollah is working with the drug cartels and they are coming over the border while border patrol is taking care of the children and not doing their job. The border is open – literally.
Mexican drug cartels are in over 1200 US cities.
Most U.S. crime is committed by illegal alien gangs. They are the primary distributors of illicit drugs in the U.S. The Justice Department said that up to 80% of crime in the U.S. is committed by gangs and that gang membership in this country has grown to 1 million, an increase of 200,000 in the last few years.
According the U.S. Justice Department’s National Drug Assessment of 2011, Mexican drug cartels have been reported to be operating in more than a thousand U.S. cities in 2009 and 2010.
The report concludes that these Mexican-based organizations “control access to the U.S.-Mexico border, the primary gateway for moving the bulk of illicit drugs into the United States.”.
The drug cartels not only control the border, but they are currently controlling the flow of illegal immigrants into this country according to the president of the border patrol union and as reported by Breitbart.
There is now an unbelievable crisis on our border which is now open along parts of the Rio Grande.
Under the best conditions, border patrol only catches about one-third of those coming through. We now have a situation where far more are getting through because 40% of the border patrol officers along the Rio Grande Valley are taking care of illegal immigrant children.
The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers has been releasing scathing indictments of this administration’s policies. This excerpt is from their most recent release:
The White House “has simply chosen not to enforce … border security laws.”
“This is not a humanitarian crisis. It is a predictable, orchestrated and contrived assault on the compassionate side of Americans by her political leaders that knowingly puts minor illegal alien children at risk for purely political purposes,” said the statement released by the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers.
“Certainly, we are not gullible enough to believe that thousands of unaccompanied minor Central American children came to America without the encouragement, aid and assistance of the United States government,” the officers said.
A Progressive pastor running for Congress was on The Kelly File last night and he was concerned that the border patrol weren’t hugging the children. Border Patrol are police, not social workers, to say nothing of the fact that some of these children have diseases and are currently living in unhealthy conditions.
Children are being sent to military bases now.
DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson has solutions: put them on busses and arrange for focus groups. The DOJ’s solution is to hire lawyers. Mr. Obama remains silent except for promising free healthcare, housing, and food and for his constant threats of pushing amnesty using his pen and phone.
In an interview with Rosemary Jenks of NumbersUSA, DHS head, Jeh Johnson admitted there was a problem – this is after we have been told the border is secure and we can implement amnesty. Unfortunately, according to him, he has to work on rounding up hard-core criminals in the country because he doesn’t have the resources.
To his first point, Janet Napolitano, his predecessor, said something along those lines when she started releasing what she perceived as petty criminals and it was a lie then and it’s a lie now. Secondly, his department is the largest and best-funded in the government. That is a lie also.
Johnson visited the border a month ago, despite the fact that this started a year ago, and he is now spending his time on how not to deport illegals. He has a lot of meetings we hear.
According to reports by border patrol, most of these children came across with coyotes and smugglers to rejoin family here in the United States so they can be legalized when amnesty is pushed through Congress or forced through with Obama’s pen and phone.
Central America and Mexico get to rid their country of their poorest and less able citizens.
This situation has been going on about a year and it is going to get worse. According to filmmaker, Dennis Michael Lynch, who has contacts with border patrol, there are whole villages emptying out and heading our way. They will be in our country within the next two months.
Mr. Obama, who promised to close the borders after we pass amnesty, has not closed the border. He will not add agents and he will not extend the hours of the agents to help deal with this crisis of his making. He is the problem and this is deliberate.
The Obama administration has ordered border patrol to keep this mess a secret but a phone video was taken:
Mr. Obama has known it is going on and he knows he is increasing a leftist voter base. Republicans and Democrats are looking for cheap labor, which will only be cheap temporarily, until they are unionized. There is zero foresight in their planning for our country and they obviously don’t care. In the meantime, they will take jobs from Americans.
We have 50 million unemployed or underemployed citizens, and both parties want a massive guest worker program. There are three people for every job in this country today.
People should know that Obama is so eager to keep these people here that he is having them shipped to Virginia, Massachusetts and New York where the welfare is plentiful and easily obtained.
Make no mistake that Mr. Obama, a Marxist, wants the United States to become a welfare state – it’s fairer in his mind. What better way to make that happen than to bring in uneducated, poor, dependent people who have no choice but to take welfare and who will most likely not make enough money to get off it or who might become addicted to it. In the least, they will become believers in the welfare system. Mr. Obama isn’t inviting the educated in but that’s what they do in tinpot dictatorships. In fact, in this peaceful takeover of the Republic, Mr. Obama can be grateful for his compliant media and a subservient, apathetic citizenry.