Obama’s phony war against islamic extremism
tools. With the faintheartedness of U.S. air strikes it’s no wonder that Sunni Arabs are reluctant to fght ISIS, which merely helps to magnify ISIS’ fearsome image of dominance. Attacks on Western targets add to its appeal.
This monster could have been snufed out at its birth had Obama not made murderously misguided mistakes in Iraq, Libya and Syria. His politically motivated and precipitate withdrawal of U.S. forces in Iraq allowed sectarian violence to erupt and gave Iran the opening it needed to dominate the majority Shiites, take control of most of Iraq’s oil and open an air-and-ground highway along which it could lavishly assist the once beleaguered Assad regime in Syria. A resurgent Bashar al-assad (who uses chemical weapons and ghastly barrel bombs against civilians), a rising ISIS and Obama’s refusal to provide meaningful assistance to moderate Syrian forces all led to the horrifc refugee crisis that is both a humanitarian and a political disaster.
Four years ago Obama “led from behind” in removing Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddaf. Obama then washed his hands of the consequences, which culminated in the murder of American diplomats in Benghazi. Apparently our brightest of all Presidents didn’t realize that Libya, like so much of the Arab world, is a conglomeration of tribes. With no Qaddaf the country descended into chaos, and ISIS and other radical militias fourished. • iran. Contrary to Obama’s hopes, the sharing of an enemy, ISIS, isn’t going to change Iran’s own revolutionary goals, including the destruction of Israel. In fact, to the mullahs’ minds the global threat of ISIS will help divert attention from Iran’s goal of building the bomb and developing missiles that can deliver nuclear warheads to anywhere in the world, including American cities. • russia. Anwar Sadat, who ruled Egypt from 1970 until his assassination in 1981, threw Moscow out of the Middle East in the mid-1970s. Obama, with no consideration of the outcome, blithely let the Russians move back in 40 years later. Egypt and our other Mideast allies were