"we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant
group seeking to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.How about
developing a strategy of eliminating a violent militant group that has no
respect for life and freedom. Equivalent quotes, we want to degrade
the Nazis' ability to continue the holocaust. We want to degrade the
Japanese imperial militaries ambition to slaughter Chinese. We want to
downgrade Saddam's ability to kill Kurds and Shiites.You
don't degrade an enemy bent on your destruction, you strategize to
eliminate that threat. But then Obama wont call a terrorist a
terrorist. He has worked in hand with the Muslim Brotherhood. The sponsor of
Hamas. Ah I got to get back to the links, to di-stress already.
jsf: Please post just what you would like him to do. And please
tell us that boots on the ground will help. And we have yet to pay for the last
two wars, and if, and I may be wrong but I think (and tis is just me) that the
fine folks of the US is way tired of war let alone a no win war.
a no win war is just what he promised.
jsf,Yes, get back on the links where your skills are better suited,
because your political philosophy and foreign policy strategy are pathetic.In the same way that "Western" geopolitical relations exploit a
complex web of predominately Christian and Jewish religion-influenced groups,
MiddleEastern political strategies exploit a complex web of Islamic religion
groups who support ISIS behind the scenes. Rushing into this conflict like a
Western John Wayne with guns-a-blazing would be a simple-minded and foolish
prelude to global religious war - WWIII, if you please.Despite some
religiously oriented folks desiring to "hasten" the Second Coming and
Armageddon, the rest of the peace-loving world would prefer avoiding such
self-fulfilling prophecies, and instead find more nuanced and well-thought out
strategies.Oh, and please be sure to call "Fore" before each
The Department of Defense has a multitude of plans for strategies. The problem
is the elected political figure has his own agenda as Commander-in-Chief. He
has boxed our country in with his personal agenda and lack of leadership skills
he learned in community action groups and living overseas as a kid. A President
needs to know what people have believed in and fought for. This country was
built on principles and not on campaign funding abilities. His legacy is more
important than our legacy during his election. There were actions the military
could have done in Benghazi but the President was in Las Vegas. Even with
Technology the leader needs to be with his staff and Department heads.
Priorities need to be for the country not personal agenda.
Obama is searching in his box of crayons to come up with a color that he can
draw a line with and scare ISIS into submission. Red didn't work so well
for him last time. He thinks that his ability to read a Teleprompter will get
the job done. Word are his weapon not action. They worked well in Syria and have
worked well in Ukraine. Our enemies are acting and Obama is searching for a
teleprompter moment to bail him out of indecision and ineptness. President Words
the leader of the free world. Oh ya! I'm guessing he might come up with a
strategy at his fundraiser today.
There are two primary issues here...1) The president was given an
unearned Nobel Peace Prize before he was even sworn in. Now he thinks he always
has to be dove, even when situations call for strong military action. He has a
very difficult time pulling the trigger when it very much needs to be pulled.2) Valerie Jarrett, his senior advisor in the White House is still
calling all the shots, and has been since he was a state senator in Illinois.
I've read multiple books on Obama and understand her unique relationship to
him. She's even more of a anti-war activist than he is. He takes more
advice from her and Michelle than all his other advisors combined.Obama needs to start listening to his military experts who obviously
understand the threat better than he does. They are united in taking strong
action against ISIS. The longer Obama delays, the stronger ISIS becomes and the
more difficult it will be when we are finally forced to confront them. With our porous borders, I'm afraid another 9/11 will take place before
Obama finally understands the severity of the threat involved.
why should BO have a strategy for dealing with ISIS? After all, it was not HIS
head they cut off, or the head of any of his family. BO was not among the
syrian soldiers they executed.No, he has plenty of time to demonize
the GOP. plenty of energy to come up with ways to circumvent congress on just
about everything. Plenty of desire to find ways to grant amnesty to illegals,
but no time to deal with ISIS, especially if it makes him late for a
tee-time.Why should BO worry? he and his family have secret service
protection.Now when ISIS starts coming in illegally, will he find
ways to grant them amnesty, too?
@TatorsWho are these "military experts" who are "united
in taking strong action against ISIS."?
BO admitted having no strategy for ISIS. They have been around since 2013, and
he doesn’t have a strategy how to deal with them? How many more Americans
do they need to murder before he’ll bother with them? He has time and
energy to demonize the GOP and try to grant amnesty to illegals, but none for
ISIS? Maybe when ISIS starts sneaking across our borders? Oh well,
he and his family have secret service protection.
@ CHS 85:The Secretary of DefenseThe Chairman of the Joint
Chiefs of StaffMultiple Chiefs of StaffMultiple high ranking
generals in each divisionInteresting thing I just read about Obama
and our nation's military leaders..."Red Flag News is
reporting that there is an ongoing purge of the US military’s leadership
by the Obama administration. According to several high-ranking and respected
retired Generals, Generals are being fired or forced into early retirement if
they disagree or otherwise dissent from Obama’s agenda that is hollowing
out our military force."That's why it will soon be hard to
find any truly expert military leaders who won't agree with Obama. Rather
than taking any expert advice who isn't in agreement with his own, he
simply keeps changing his "experts" until he will soon have a united
group of yes-men who will all agree with him. That's a very, very
poor leadership strategy. It's little wonder his national and international
credibility keeps falling.
You know what? I'm tired of war. Doesn't mean we can just ignore it.
ISIS has declared war on us. Obama and, apparently, the leftist posters here
on DN, want to ignore it and don't have a plan, as Obama admits. Well, Obama's been busy downsizing our military, just to prevent us from
protecting ourselves. Every action he's taken has led to the promotion of
radical Islam. I guess he likes beheaded women and children; he certainly
doesn't care about them. Neither do leftists.Maybe you guys on
the left will care once they start beheading gays in downtown San Francisco?
Probably not, judging on the total lack of coverage of a Muslim terrorist doing
just that in Seattle recently.
@Tators"Now he thinks he always has to be dove, even when situations
call for strong military action. "That's not what you all
said when we had joint attacks with European allies against Ghaddafi.
Also, I can never tell if you all want Obama to get authorization from Congress
or not get authorization from Congress for these military excursions, it always
seems to be the route Obama doesn't take that you rally behind.
With Obama in the drivers seat, we better have our seat belts on.Perhaps organizing a mid-east golf tournament will bring peace to the region.
@BrioIn Obama's defense, we all know that a true adviser needs
to be advised by the person they are advising on what advise he/she needs to
receive. Those silly "advisers" Obama had earlier gave their expert
opinion without first consulting Obama on what advise they should give. That
makes them useless and so of course they have to go!@SchneeOr maybe Obama just chooses the wrong route almost every time.
Haters gonna hate...