Perhaps the most effective way to counter this would be for POTUS to formally engage the US Armed Forces in a crusade across Africa. The difficult part of the concept would be defining the success of the effort.
General William Tecumseh Sherman " would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy
So that might be 62 million plus 300 now. You know how accurate BO is with numbers, Right?
The fact the jihadists recently were able to occupy Khan al-Baghdadi, five miles away from al Asad air base, at which more than 300 Marines are training local forces, is hardly a testimony to progress. That is only about 75 miles up river from Baghdad. The fact the jihadists were able to attack and control the western outskirts of Kirkuk recently, right on the edge of the Kurdish region, also casts doubt about the effectiveness of the effort against them.
This President is a limpwristed incompetent who is not all that fond of things American. He is not about to do much more than he has been doing. The only two hopeful signs I have seen are, first, the ordering to Kuwait of a army brigade which among other heavy equipment normally has about 100 tanks. How much of their equipment will be with them, or their ultimate destination or mission, remains to be seen.
Second, there is evidence that the U.S. is building up supplies of munitions and armored vehicles at the former civil airfield near Irbil, in cooperation with the Kurdish provincial government. Both the location of this base and the fact it has an unusually long concrete runway--15,000 feet--suit it to a pretty large military effort of some type. (The relatively short distances from there to the uranium enrichment galleries at Fordoz and Natanz would also seem to make it a good place from which to launch strikes against them and other parts of Iran's atom bomb program--but without a real president, it's safe to dismiss that possibility.)
Big deal. Neither group has an air force or a navy and are hundreds of miles apart. They are not even on the same continent.
What assistance can one lead to the other? Practically nothing.
This is virtually a non-story to me.
Jeez...is the West terrified easily or what?
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Last edited by Morality Games; 03-08-15 at 04:03 PM.
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Heya DA. ISIS controls Benghazi and Sirte.....they are also openly cruising the streets of Tripoli.
Also Ansar al Sharia spread from Yemen to Africa even before ISIS did. But BO peep didn't want to speak out about that since that went against his mantra that he had AQ on the run.
What happened was.....BO Peep and the lost sheep couldn't figure out that AQ had morphed like a Hydra. Naturally they never were the brightest bulbs in the bunch.