If Obama had nipped it in the bud in January the Islamic State would still be cowering under a rock somewhere in northern Syria. It claims an army of 10,000 (in Arabic that means 5,000) and that would barely make a decent crowd at an ARL match.
Obama’s “humanitarian” support in Iraq is limited to the Kurds, Christians and the Yazidis in the north. He refuses to put troops on the ground because that would illuminate another Obama fuck-up.
The ISIS travels in straight conspicuous lines in the back of utes, shooting at everything that moves, there is nowhere for them to hide and a setting sun casts long shadows on a barren landscape.
If he chose to, Obama could wipe out this lot of ISIS scum in a weekend … but only with troops on the ground supported by airstrikes. That’s the way wars work. No doubt Abbott is keen to get boots on the ground but he needs Obama to find his balls and forget golf.
The only military equipment ISIS has was gifted to them by the CIA to kill Syria’s Assad. American tanks and Humvees that were left for Iraq’s “pretend” army were promptly handed over to the ISIS. The Iraqis then joined them in slaughtering their minority Shia brothers.
These masked mongrels have not conducted a real war and wouldn’t know how to, they just lost one in Syria and have simply revelled in murdering unarmed men, women and children, free from any opposition. And that doesn’t require a war room full of skilled military tacticians.
Secretary of State Kerry explains that Iraq needs an inclusive government in Baghdad for democracy to work. What a load of camel shit! And that stupid statement is the reason for Obama’s, and now Kerry’s, ongoing disasters.
Arabs will never understand democracy… they only recognise the largest army and they will immediately switch sides to join the greater force, exactly as the Iraqi “pretend” army capitulated to the ISIS.
To hold power in Iraq you need a massive army and corrupt generals, as Saddam Hussein once had, in order to prevent mass defections.
Even Saddam’s “million strong” Republican Guard dropped their guns and ran in the face of a greater force. They would have joined the American troops had they been asked to, or better still, been paid to.
If you need an Arab enemy to change to your side, simply pay it some US dollars, but it will switch sides again when the money runs out.
The US has done exactly that in Afghanistan so, when it withdraws, stand by for a repeat of precisely what’s happening in Iraq.
America will not go south toward Baghdad until that Shia fool, PM Maliki, is either thrown out or popped. You can tell this lot has a handle on democracy… a PM has been dismissed but refuses to leave.
The only thing standing between a functional Iraq and genocide is a well-paid army. When Obama left a military void, Islamic militants were lining up to fill it. Why is that such a damned surprise?
A stark example of a long line of miserable US foreign policy failures is that the terrorist “Islamic State” is a US armed force set up to defeat Syria’s Assad for no better reason than that Assad’s military supporter is the hated Vladimir Putin.
And now for the real hypocrisy. While Obama is supporting the victims of ISIS with humanitarian aid, he is condemning Putin for attempting to supply humanitarian aid to the victims of Ukraine’s tyrant, Poroshenko. The numbers are the same… hundreds of thousands murdered or displaced.
But hang on, there’s more, Poroshenko is killing thousands of his OWN people, he is bombing his OWN cities, inhabited by those of Russian ethnicity in the east.
Are we assisting to stem this genocide? No! We are encouraging it. We even place sanctions on Russia! The only country in the world attempting to assist these poor bastards,
It took a severed head to jolt Australia from its Islamic torpor, but far worse pics than that have been freely available on the net for years, they have been pixelised out of recognition to salve our delicate urban feelings.
Shame on Abbott. Does it take a shocking pic in a newspaper for him and all the other bleeding hearts to recognise an imminent Islamic threat right here in our suburbs?
For years this blog and many others have been warning of a clear and present Islamic threat. Complacency and political correctness only makes the inevitable final assault on this scourge more difficult.
Those “nice Islamic friends next door” will not be your friends once the Islamic push for supremacy begins, and they assure us it will begin. What the hell do you think all these Islamic atrocities are about?
Abbott’s “solution”? Summon Islamic leaders to Canberra to ask for their assistance!
WTF? It would make more sense to ask known paedophiles to assist with babysitting your kids?