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ISIS Now a Real Army

ISIS-isil-iraq-mn-905From the Pamela Geller Files:

When New Yorker editor David Remnick pointed out to Obama during a November interview that years after Osama bin Laden had been killed, “the flag of al-Qaida is now flying in Fallujah, in Iraq, and among various rebel factions in Syria” and “al-Qaida has asserted a presence in parts of Africa, too,” the response he got was either delusional or deceitful.

The president retorted that “if a JV team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant.” (IBT)

Well, the JV team is now a full-blown army that has successfully conquered whole swaths of the Middle East. Today, Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary of state, said that The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) “is al Qaeda… it may have changed its name, but it is al Qaeda. In fact, it is worse than al Qaeda,” at a House Foreign Affairs Committee. McGurk warned that after the jihad organization seized enormous financial and military assets in Iraq, ISIS is “no longer a terrorist organization. It is a full-blown army.”

This is Obama’s catastrophic failure — JV. He’s a JV president — benched.

The Hill: The testimony from senior officials sparked alarm and frustration on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers said more should have been done to counter ISIS sooner.

Over the weekend, Attorney General Eric Holder said the threat of ISIS fighters infiltrating the U.S. was “more frightening than anything I think I’ve seen as attorney general.”

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge told The Hill on Wednesday that the threat from ISIS had been “blinking red a long time.”

“Now it’s flashing more frequently and is a lot brighter,” he said. “They’ve got a lot of fighters who are from European countries that are visa waiver countries, which means all they have to do is shave their beards and look like normal, responsible civilians and walk into the United States of America without a visa.

“It’s a real challenge for our intelligence community to identify them and get their names on a watch list.”

During Wednesday’s hearing, officials laid out steps for countering ISIS, including pressuring countries in the region to close their borders to stop the spread of fighters and offering U.S. training for local Iraqi security forces and centrist Syrian groups.

But it is still unclear whether the administration is planning any military response. U.S. advisers on the ground in Iraq have yet to begin helping local units as the Pentagon reviews an initial intelligence assessment that found embedded American forces would be easy targets for extremists.

Lawmakers expressed concerns over the delays but also remained deeply divided about what military steps the U.S. should take.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.) said the administration had ignored the threat for too long and had rejected Iraqi requests for drone strikes as early as August 2013.

This is the real kicker.  Obama was warned a long time ago about this terrorist group, but he did nothing to stop them before they formed this state.  He did nothing when ISIS were crossing the border into Iraq from Syria where clear strikes on them could have been done before ever entering Iraq, but once again Obama did nothing. Pepp

“What it seems like is the administration is just paralyzed. They just don’t know what to do,” added Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), an Iraq War veteran.

“I’m renewing the call to the administration for massive manned military air strikes to push back this very, very bad cancer that’s encroaching on the Middle East,” he said.

Other lawmakers though expressed caution and said any solution must include political reforms in Baghdad.

“I supported the president’s decision to send assessment teams to Iraq, but I’m cautious of our future action. We cannot end up in another sectarian quagmire in Iraq,” said Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the committee’s ranking member.

Lawmakers cautioned against providing Iraq with more military help until a stable government was in place. Critics of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki say his Shiite-majority government has alienated Sunni and Kurdish minorities and emboldened ISIS. Several lawmakers called for him to step down.

“Maliki is not a good guy just because we installed him. Now we need a new prime minister,” Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) said.

McGurk said the administration had not ignored the threat and had already offered military assistance to Iraq.

“We set up intelligence fusion sharing centers, we helped them with the Hellfire missiles precision strikes, we helped them in terms of training forces on the ground of special operations,” he said.

But he cautioned that the focus should be on supporting an Iraqi unity government, requiring political reforms initiated by Baghdad.

“This is a uniquely Iraqi process, with Iraqi political dynamics. And the outcome will reflect that process,” McGurk said.

“There will not be an exclusively military solution to the threat posed by ISIL,” Slotkin added. Iraqis must do the heavy lifting.”

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OK, now we’ve got this huge threat from ISIS.  So what do we do?  If I were president I would strike this group with everything I had.  We should fight a war like we did in WWII.  War is hell. There is always collateral damage. But we are now fighting wars like pansies with so much “political correctness”.  You just can’t win a war that way.  And we put ourselves at a terrible risk.

This crap about sitting around and trying a political solution now is sheer madness.  The threat is here now.  Can we wait for endless meetings with some political hack in Iraq. Besides that we’ve been invited to hit ISIS from Maliki. What is the King waiting for?  Can’t we just bomb the hell out of them like we did over Germany?

OK, so the Iraqi army ran when ISIS hit. So what? We’ve got a huge threat to us on our hands now and we just can’t depend on Iraqis to do the “heavy lifting”.  Iraq is now a terrorist state.  Thank you Zero for this one. The blame lies solely  on your shoulders for Iraq coming apart.

 

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Comments on: "ISIS Now a Real Army" (32)

  1. This is not ineptitude.
    This was the plan.

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  2. peppermintfarm said:

    drrik,

    Exactly!

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  3. Taking these troglodytes out would have been a simple task a month ago. It’s not like Iraq is covered with trees.

    This is another one of these planned crises. Zero chose not to.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      HN,

      Yep, the King planned this all right. What an evil person to leave our country open to this. I still think we could take these barbarians out if anyone had the guts to do it.

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  4. Patton was right. But what is loss to America is gain to Zero, and his minions.

    We need a President with the strength and resolve of Reagan, and the ability of “Stormin’ Norman” Schwarzkopf, of Desert Storm, “Shock and Awe” fame

    Sadly, Zero got rid of the worthy Generals and Admirals, and he, himself is as wise as a limp, moldy dishrag.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Grouchy,

      I wish we still had a Patton or Schwarzkopf who would fight a war like one should be. Where is Eisenhower when we need him.

      LOL! I love the limp, moldy dishrag. Good description Grouchy.

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  5. Good comments Pepper with a right on approach to protect us. Without going into a detailed re-hash, we all know the president is a weakling, narcissist, incompetent, muslem, etc. etc. When this man prefers going on vacation or on the campaign trail, which is all he knows how to do, over addressing this or the many other shady issues, it says it all about what this country blindly elected.

    Unfortunately our country is going to set idley by and let it happen, because both parties don’t want to look like the bad guy and loose votes with our sickening evermore politically correct society.

    After reading many news stories (not Fox News) about all the things man has done and the comments that follow, it is clear that followers of the king out number the rest of us.

    Our country with a deliberate plan in the making for years has been undermined and today’s young people reflect this. They no longer are made aware through education, the price of liberty our fathers and forefathers paid so we could have the best country in the world.

    What awaits us only God knows, we must pray for the best and be prepared for the worse.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Walt,

      You’re right about all of this. And I too think our politicians will do nothing to stop these barbarians who are coming after us. I’m so sick of “political correctness” since it puts us in such a bad place. Now these terrorists know we our completely open and have become a nation of sheep too afraid to defend ourselves or anyone else.

      I hope God helps us through this.

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  6. Bob Roller said:

    Don’t be too hard on President Zero.After all, he needs these persistent failures to give him an excuse to go to the golf course or to go to fund raisers in Podunk.But then we all know that an excuse is the skin from a reason stuffed with a lie.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Bob,

      Great comment. Zero makes me so sick behaving as if nothing is happening to us or around us. In fact I do believe it’s deliberate on his part. What does he care if we all get blown up. It’s what he wants since we are such a bully country who must pay for our past sins (sarc)

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  7. Pepp, I would like to suggest that you refrain from including General Patton in any post about the current Occupant – it only does General Patton a disservice by association.

    Obama isn’t going to do ANYTHING that could be construed as military action. He can play the bully here in the U.S. because he believes that he controls the government and enough of the population to keep him in power. He’s like the bully who pummels his little brother, but runs away when confronted by another kid.

    But, he will do anything to avoid confrontation with other countries. He took office believing that he could talk his way out of anything and bring peace to the Middle East simply by apologizing and bowing. I believe that he is finally realizing that it didn’t work, and he has NO control outside of our borders.

    He is painfully aware that he has little influence with any activities outside of the U.S., but he won’t ever admit that it’s his policies and actions that have made it so. He’ll just keep pushing Kerry (who served in Viet Nam) to find a political solution (he won’t), and eventually blame any problems on his Secretary of State’s ineffectiveness.

    I think that he’s afraid – afraid that by taking any sort of military action, he’ll be seen as “no better than that goober, George Bush,” and that is something that he can’t allow to happen.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Garnet,

      Geez, I never though I was sullying Patton’s name. LOL!

      Good comments and I too know he has no guts to commit military action. Well in this case I don’t much care if Kerry, the traitor and slanderer against our guys from Nam gets blamed but I do think the King will share the blame because the polls are showing it. He is getting blamed for his feckless foreign policy disasters.

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  8. Well, Pepp, good report. I like your comments. I’m as disgusted as you at this. To find out he watched this a year is really revealing. This is his complete doing. No Dubya on this one. Seems the least he could do now is to take credit for it — as an accomplishment. Obama turned them into varsity.

    This statement got me:
    >“This is a uniquely Iraqi process, with Iraqi political dynamics. And the outcome will reflect that process,” McGurk said.

    No it won’t …it will reflect what the jihadis want it to. Should we remember they are skilled (er seasoned) at playing politics too? Have we not learned that?

    >“What it seems like is the administration is just paralyzed. They just don’t know what to do,” added Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), an Iraq War veteran.

    Yup, but they already made the choice what to do …nothing. They know what they want to do too. Of course the only question for them is who they’ll blame? He broadcasted he would not go back to Iraq no matter what, and wanted no part of it. If you were a smart little terrorist, where would you want to set up shop? He’s a bastid. And that mealy-mouthed Democrat, Engel: “but I’m cautious of our future action. We cannot end up in another sectarian quagmire in Iraq”. Yea, that’s taking a tough stand. Call him Churchill-Patton.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Bull,

      That’s right, he cannot blame G.W for this one. It’s completely on his back. And I feel terrified of this ISIS group. That leader Bagdadi (sp) already said he’d see us in N.Y. There is no doubt in my mind that this group is planning on hitting us. Just don’t know when.

      “No it won’t …it will reflect what the jihadis want it to. Should we remember they are skilled (er seasoned) at playing politics too? Have we not learned that?” Good one Bull and you are so right. I think a lot of people have forgotten what happened on 9/11. I really do. They don’t remember the terror everyone felt. (As an aside, they don’t recall either that everyone wanted GW to hit Iraq too because we were all frightened including the Demorats.)

      Yeah, doing nothing is the obvious answer for the King and dimrats. We don’t have to get into a quagmire with Iraq, just bomb the hell out of it and then they can rebuild it with their oil money. They can do that by themselves. The only focus I see is getting rid of ISIS completely and what’s left in their country is not our concern. I know that sounds cold maybe but when it comes to a group like this there will be a horror show all over the world. The only thing left is to kill them all and wipe this scourge off the face of the map.

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      • Pepp, I like your style, the way you put it. Just thinking, if only Dems would see a real threat the way they see politics. You know they will do anything there.

        What does anything matter when you are talking survival? Quagmire that. It doesn’t bother them that their stupid statements are taken as a blank check over there. Yea, aren’t we through practicing?

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        • peppermintfarm said:

          Bull, I like your style too. Dimwits are too focused on the losing the political power while there may be no country if we get a major hit by ISIS But they never seem to see the big picture, just their narcissistic selves hanging onto power so they can run the world. But there may be no world to run once the Caliphate takes over. IMHO they are dumber than dirt.

          To me I don’t care what happens to Iraq since it’s now a terrorist country.
          And like you said Bull, it’s now a matter of survival. And you do what you need to do to survive period.

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  9. I’m sorry, Eric Holder talking about ISIS threats in the US? I had a good chuckle on that a-hole. Shouldn’t we remind him they are amateur JVs? I think Holder is still number 2 threat behind Obama.

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Bull,

      What Holder said is enough to make you laugh and I too believe he is right beside the King in making things bad for us. If it wasn’t so serious it would be more like the Keystone cops. I don’t know if you’re old enough to recall them.

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  10. Bull, and Pepper,,, How would we rank Jarrett, Obama and Holder??? In that order???
    Jarrett terrifies me even more than Obama and Holder, to be honest,,,

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    • You got me, I’m guessing Valerie tops it. But geesh I don’t like Eric being turd. Dang.

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      • Good point, Bull,,, but eliminate any one of that triumvirate, the other two will not survive standing alone on the podium, way I see it,,, Twiddle Dee, Tweedle Dumb and Humpty Dumpty,,, OH, My God, what a trio to tie to~!

        Thank God that Reagan and Eisenhower cannot see what’s been done in our lifetimes,,,

        And our Founding Fathers are rolling in their graves, I’d imagine,,,
        Old Ben is crying his eyes out~!

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        • True, Its our very own “axis of evil” .But if not for Holder, we could try to fight it.

          Someone is calling voters and media some choice words…. especially Ben – “… if you can keep it”

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    • peppermintfarm said:

      Grouchy, I can’t pick one of them because I think even one of them alone is dangerous. They do make the perfect storm together.

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  11. peppermintfarm said:

    Grouchy now you’ve just ruined a fairy tale rhyme for the kids. Bad, Bad. LOL!

    Who’s to know which of those 3 are who? They could all fit the the same description.

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  12. peppermintfarm said:

    Bull, I love that, our own inside axis of evil. Perfect.

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    • Blame that on Grouchy….he made me think of it.

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      • peppermintfarm said:

        Bull, that’s right it’s all Grouchy’s fault. We might as well join the crowd of blame placing. LOL!

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        • Y E A H ~!~! I gotz broad shoulders and a week mynd,,,
          But OMG, Do I have FUN with LIFE~!
          Seriously, I’m glad this thread is running this way,,, because we all have had good thoughts, and I LOVE the way this twists and turns, but is all complementary~!

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          • peppermintfarm said:

            Grouchy,

            After all the serious talk we often turn to humor. Ha, ha, broad shoulders and a week mind!

            Now there a couple of people missing here who would also jump right into this and add their humor and things would just roll and roll and we’d all be laughing our butts off. But, Bull is a master at this.

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  13. Donna Rabus said:

    Great post, Pepp. Most of us know obama and Holder are dangerous for our country, but I feel Valerie Jarrett is right up there too. She “may” be female”, but I sure don’t trust her – I think she is obama’s guiding “light”…We are in for some very tough times for sure.

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