“He it is who has sent His Messenger (Mohammed) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam) to make it victorious over all religions even though the infidels may resist.” – Koran 61:9
American fighter pilots who’ve come home after their battle against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are complaining to their comrades-in-arms that they were prevented from dropping their bombs on terrorist targets when their superiors refused to give them permission or clearance to launch a strike, according to a committee leader in theU.S. Congress on Friday. It is being reported that 75 percent of the bombing missions never occurred, mostly due to political correctness.
U.S. air strikes against the ISIS or Al-Nusra Front targets are often canceled or orders are rescinded due to President Barack Obama’s policy of preventing any civilian deaths and avoid all collateral damage, according to Rep. Ed Royce, R. California, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
According to the “Inside the Beltway” scuttlebutt, Obama’s warfighting is being blamed for allowing ISIS jihadists to gain strength in Iraq and and allows them to continue waging their holy war against the infidels and apostates throughout Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and beyond, according to Congressman Royce and the military leaders who testified this week about Obama’s wrongheaded campaign to combat the ISIS and other radical Islamic groups.
“You went 12 full months while ISIS was on the march without the U.S. using that air power and now as the pilots come back to talk to us they say three-quarters of our ordnance we can’t drop, we can’t get clearance even when we have a clear target in front of us,” Royce said.
“I don’t understand this strategy at all because this is what has allowed ISIS the advantage and ability to recruit,” Royce said.
During his visit to Turkey, Obama told reporters, “[ISIS} is the face of evil. Our goal, as I’ve said many times, is to degrade and ultimately destroy this barbaric terrorist organization.” Obama then claimed that the effort will use all elements of power to take out the group: military, diplomatic, law enforcement and economic. He also cautioned that this strategy will take time to be effective.
However, many warn that any information coming out of the administration must be taken with a grain of salt. According to retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael J. Flynn in a Conservative Base communication, the assertion that the rise of ISIS caught the Obama administration by surprise isn’t true.
“The White House made a conscious decision, he said, when it sponsored the radical jihadists who later became the Jabhad al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, to fight the Assad regime,” said Gen. Flynn, who served the President as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA).
Meanwhile, a poll shows that the majority of Americans support a ground war against ISIS. The poll was conducted by NBC News and it dispels the Democrats’ frequent talking point that Americans do not want “boots on the ground.” However, the poll shows 70 percent of Americans think the U.S. is losing the war, which seems to delight far too many Democrats. (See the above video regarding the NBC poll.)
Jim Kouri, CPP, is founder and CEO of Kouri Associates, a homeland security, public safety and political consulting firm. He's formerly Fifth Vice-President, now a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, a columnist, and a contributor to the nationally syndicated talk-radio program, the Chuck Wilder Show..
He's former chief of police at a New York City housing project in Washington Heights nicknamed "Crack City" by reporters covering the drug war in the 1980s. In addition, he served as director of public safety at St. Peter's University and director of security for several major organizations. He's also served on the National Drug Task Force and trained police and security officers throughout the country.