Exactly what the hell has Obama been bombing for the last couple of years?


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One of the very few honest things Barack Obama ever said came when he admitted he had no plan for ISIS.

President Obama is facing intense criticism for admitting Thursday “we don’t have a strategy yet” for dealing with Islamic State militants in Syria, despite warnings from top military advisers and others that the group must be confronted on that side of the border.

The president made the comment during a briefing with reporters in which he overtly played down the prospect of any imminent military action in Syria. He tried to temper speculation that he was about to roll out a “full scale” strategy, one that might expand the current, limited airstrike campaign in northern Iraq.

Initially he pledged to destroy ISIS, but then did what he does so very well- he backed down:

For a U.S. president to threaten to “destroy” a group that has ruthlessly executed two American journalists and murdered scores of people inside Iraq andSyria is not surprising. After the first journalist was murdered two weeks ago, the president likened them to a “cancer” that needed to be extracted so it does not spread. But when he was pressed over whether he really intended to destroy the group, or merely contain them, he backed off of the term.

“Our objective is to make sure that [ISIS] is not an ongoing threat to the region,” the president said. The group needs to be “degraded to the point where it is no longer the kind of factor that we’ve seen it being over the last several months,” Mr. Obama elaborated, in one particularly circuitous explanation.

Obama has overseen the decline of the American Presidency. He’s fallen to #3 in the world leadership rankings- behind Putin and now Hollande.

Hollande has ordered the French Air Force to pound ISIS targets. They’re striking at ISIS command centers, munitions depots, ISIS training camps and oil trucks.

Which begs the question- if there are this many ISIS targets available, what the hell has Obama been doing for the last year? Exactly what is he bombing? What is the strategy?

The other day Obama ordered the bombing of truck convoys carrying crude oil in Syria, but prior to the attack dropped leaflets warning of the impending bombing so ISIS members could seek safety in advance. He didn’t want to hurt any ISIS personnel.

The French and the Russians have located no shortage of ISIS targets in 48 hours. What the hell has Obama been doing for the last two years? Why wasn’t he bombing their training camps and their munitions dumps?

Whose side is he on?

We are being lied to, and on a huge scale.

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The words “Are we being lied to” are the backbone of the BHO presidency. And yes, like so many other times we are being lied to.

The Conservative Treehouse’s Sundance reaches a scary conclusion.

If you think about President Obama’s goals as NOT wanting to see authentic Islam (ISIS) deconstructed then everything reconciles.

♦ The trucks loaded with oil controlled by ISIS have been driving around Iraq and Syria for well over a year. If Obama wanted to eliminate their financial benefit, he could target and wipe out those transits easily – he didn’t.

♦ Turkey worked strenuously to block anyone from attacking ISIS during the seige of Kobane. If Obama wanted to support the Syrian Kurds in Kobane, and confront ISIS, he could have confronted Recep Erdogan about blocking the use of the NATO base in Incirlik – he didn’t.

♦ If Obama wanted to defeat ISIS in Northern Turkey he could have provided weapons to the Kurdish forces there. Again, he didn’t.

♦ ISIS is now recognized to be a significant entity within Libya, specifically Eastern Libya, a nation where President Obama took action to remove the prior dictator Momar Kaddaffi. If Obama wanted to eliminate ISIS in Libya he would be welcomed to attack them with open arms. He doesn’t. Obama actually makes no attempt at all to engage in Libya.

If you reset your paradigm and accept that President Obama doesn’t necessarily want to see authentic Islam (ISIS) defeated – every contradiction reconciles.

Then Sundance links to a small portion of Obama’s disgraceful news conference in Turkey…..NOTE his hand gesture when he says ”non-Muuslims cannot stereotype” points finger at audience. But when he says ”think the Muuslim community has to…” he gestures to himself.
Then he says ”….think about how WE ….”
Yes, he includes himself as one of the Muslims how needs to think in this way.

To Obama’s supporters, can you identify specific action, that means “behavior”, that supports President Obama wanting to eliminate ISIS?

@Nanny G:

Why Obama doesn’t want to defeat ISIS

You read it here first

Today’s take from the thug in Moscow:

Putin on terrorism: ‘To forgive them is up to God, but to send them to him is up to me’

Unfortunately, it seems he’s right. He’s the only one who seems to want to do something. The rest of the squishy bunch of leaders is running away from reality with Obama running the fastest.

Exactly what the hell has Obama been bombing for the last couple of years?

ISIS fighters, ISIS weapons emplacements, ISIS munition stores, ISIS vehicles, ISIS leaders, ISIS propaganda celebrities, and resources ISIS depends on for operating funds. Many of the 6,353 U.S. air strikes in Iraq and Syria since August 8, 2014 have been conducted as tactical support for friendly ground forces engaging ISIS fighters directly.

Obama doesn’t throw darts at a map. The United States has a highly sophisticated capability for gathering and analyzing intelligence, both over time and in real time, and a highly capable military with a variety of options at its disposal for attacking and destroying designated targets.

Does anyone doubt this fact? Ask Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He might be able to respond by blinking his eyes. You can also ask Abu Ayman al-Iraqi or Jihadi John, but the conversations will require a Ouiji board. Survey the 10,000 ISIS fighters eradicated since August 2014. While you’re at it, ask Osama bin Laden.

Didn’t we discuss this in the talkback last week or so? I seem to recall an Obama buttkisser saying Obama had our planes fly something like a couple thousand bombing runs. After a flippin’ year of U.S. planes bombing something, it shouldn’t even exist in this dimension. The French should have been saying “There’s nothing to bomb, the Americans already blew it away, so we can go to our usual position and bitch about Americans’ use of too much force.” Awful quiet from the Obamoids around here today.

You are a broken record of Obama fascination and cheer leading.
Do you really buy the 6,353 number of “air strikes” as actual bomb release on a target?
Maybe, just maybe, there have been 6,353 SORTIES flown over ISIS…..but that is tankers, elint gathering, CAP, SAR resources, area orientation, drone Intel gathering, etc. etc.
Then, of the small % of actual bomb carrying aircraft; how many RTB’d without even expending ordnance because of the asinine ROE and ISIS eagerly using “human shields”?

Obama and his advisers have everything in common with LBJ and that despised tool (from OUR era) Robert J. McNamara

The problem is that some are people are so obsessively fixated on their dislike for President Obama that they have lost all capacity for objectivity. What’s stated in post #5 are plain simple facts.

When plain simple facts no longer match a person’s understanding of reality, that person’s understanding of reality must be in some way incorrect.

Greg..(Snip)……… What’s stated in post #5 are plain simple facts.
When plain simple facts no longer match a person’s understanding of reality, that person’s understanding of reality must be in some way incorrect……..”

Your post 5 “FACTS” are wrong, manufactured propaganda to make it look like the Administration is DOING SOMETHING.

However you seem to fit your own definition of 2nd paragraph.
That’s understandable, Progs/Leftists suffer from alternate reality.

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Your post 5 “FACTS” are wrong, manufactured propaganda to make it look like the Administration is DOING SOMETHING.

Perhaps Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Abu Ayman al-Iraqi, Abu Nabil, Jihadi John, and Osama bin Laden are now all living with Elvis on Fantasy Island.

OK, that’s 4 air strikes……Osama doesn’t count……Seals got him.
Now about the other 6,349?
You are buying into the total of “Air Strikes” (sorties) as defined by the administration, versus actual release of ordnance.

This is tiring….I’m outta here, a dot, AMF.

I’m accepting as factual what has been reported by the U.S. Department of Defense on its own website.

@James Raider:

And the Soviets were saying they are the most peace-loving nation in the world. But back then the West was smart enough to look at one’s words through his credibility.

@Greg:Greggie how about the FACTS the Obola told America ISIS is contained, Iraq IS stable, and Al Qaeda us on their heels. What about the FACT that Obola told America that if you like your doctor and/or health insurance you can keep them “period”!!