BREAKING: U.S. Military Commanders on the Ground Drop Bombshell About Barack H. Obama
At first, Barack Obama assured America that the Islamic State group was “the JV team.” Then, he assured us all that his limited campaign of bombing and support would totally make up for all the troops he had pulled out of the region.
Now, after one year of Obama’s deliberately-handcuffed campaign against the Islamic State group, American intelligence agencies have concluded that Obama’s “war” against the terrorist organization has accomplished next to nothing and that the Islamic State is still just as strong as it was when the campaign started.
Moreover, commanders on the ground don’t dispute intelligence agencies’ finding that Obama’s “war” has been a disaster, although they say the battle for the city of Ramadi could be the turning point.
“We’ve seen no meaningful degradation in their numbers,” an unnamed defense official told the Associated Press. That official estimated the Islamic State group’s numbers at between 20,000 to 30,000 — exactly what it was when the bombing campaign started last August.
According to intelligence, the Islamic State has been able to bring in fresh jihadis at roughly the same rate they’re being eliminated by the limited American campaign.
And while Obama has claimed progress is being made, defense analysts aren’t buying it.
“The pressure on Raqqa is significant … but looking at the overall picture, ISIS is mostly in the same place,” said Harleen Gambhir, a counterterrorism analyst at Institute for the Study of War.
In addition, the group is also well-funded. Sources estimate that they make about $500 million per year in oil sales, in addition to $1 billion appropriated from banks in captured territories.
In addition, Islamic State soldiers have adapted to American tactics. Instead of moving in armed formations, the group now moves among civilians, making them difficult to kill by airstrike without significant loss of innocent life.
The Obama administration’s special envoy in the fight against the Islamic State, Gen. John Allen, told a crowd recently that “ISIS is losing.”
As much as they want us to believe that, the facts are against them. The terrorist group is still strong and the administration is unwilling to explore real avenues to resolve the crisis in Syria and Iraq.
It’s time that the American people stood up and demanded leadership from our president and our Congress on the Islamic State issue.