sunset from behind the wire

sunset from behind the wire

Saturday, June 14, 2014

ISIS

ISIS (The Islamic State of Syria and Iraq) has been in the news a lot lately because just last week President Obama declared that Iraq was peaceful and happy due to his enlightened foreign policy. I was in DC over the last couple of days and he's not saying that now that the full blown war in Iraq finally made headlines and the US mainstream media is reporting on it. (how politically incorrect of them)

ISIS were essentially street thugs, robbers, burglars and extortionists with occasional funding from the Saudis and Gulf States until they looted the Bank of Mosul to the tune of US$429 million this month. The cash and gold bullion turned them from a rag-tag bunch of street thugs into a well funded bunch of street thugs. That they've been able to take and hold territory is only a testament of how fractured, factionalized and generally screwed up Iraq is...and how out of touch the US official foreign policy machine is.

When President Obama is embarrassed like this, we are accustomed to his assertions to the effect that he had no idea that this was happening until he read it/saw it on the news. Expect that he will amplify outrage and then leave for a fundraiser or a golfing vacation in Hawaii and announce a pivot toward jobs.  The First Lady will write a hashtag sign and will publicly whine about how tough it is to be First Lady.


10 comments:

  1. What is happening in Iraq is just like 1975 Vietnam. We move out due to political pressure and the Communist, or in this case, the ISIS, take over. We will never learn. Except this time I believe things are falling in place for Sheik Obama to cause the downfall of America.

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    1. America will survive Obama and the Chicago thugs. I don't know if we'll be able to stand Hillary on the heels of Obama though.

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  2. Obama's the "careless" president. He could care less about what happens in Iraq. He could care less about what happens in Afghanistan. He could care less what happens in the US.

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    1. One correction - he cares VERY MUCH about fundraisers in America...

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  3. obama fears decisions. He talks ABOUT decisions, but fears making them. The world has learned that he is useless.

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    1. He's the king of the yellow line. I think he's color blind. He thinks that they're red.

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  4. There is a vicious unsubstantiated rumor that in exchange for gitmo goats they are more than willing to lightup Obummer and his entourage of east facing clowns.

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    1. I think that will end up as a substantiated rumor.

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  5. Yep, and his failure to listen to the mil experts that were telling him Malaki was dumping on the Sunnis and declaring it all good will be buried too... sigh

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    1. As you know, Barack Obama - the Great Negro hope will burn in the cinders of history with the only smile being that of Jimmy Carter, who turned out to be the second worse president in American history.

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