Obama’s fight against ISIS and other radical Islamic terrorists — such as it is — has entered The Twilight Zone. That is the only explanation for Obama’s increasingly bizarre tactics and statements against these existentially dangerous savages.
America finally managed to bomb 116 trucks that smuggle oil out of ISIS territory, generating some $1.2 million in clandestine cash daily. But even this is kinder and gentler.
“This is our first strike against tanker trucks,” Colonel Steve Warren told journalists from Baghdad on Nov. 18. (A Nov. 23 raid destroyed 238 more trucks.) Then he added this detail: “To minimize risks to civilians, we conducted a leaflet drop prior to the strike.” Each leaflet reads, “Get out of your trucks now, and run away from them.”
Dropping such fliers on a playground is one thing. But anyone who drives a truck full of stolen oil and helps ISIS generate some $450 million in annual revenue, deserves to die behind the wheel.
Every ISIS oil-truck driver so spared lives another day to steer another oil truck, deliver ISIS fighters to battle, or grab an AK-47 and shoot American troops or — even worse — innocent civilians.
All told, the obsessive pursuit of “no civilian casualties. Zero,” as retired four-star Gen. Jack Keane quotes Obama as demanding
, has led U.S. pilots to report that they fly sorties over ISIS territory and return to base with 75 percent of their bombs undropped.
Obama has attacked
GOP critics of his open-door policy towards Syrian refugees as being “scared of widows and orphans.”
But then, almost on cue, evidence emerges that refugees indeed have been involved in terrorism.
Sen. Jeff Sessions this week released a list of 12 refugees who entered America and then were nabbed for jihad this year alone. And, of course, at least one ISIS killer in Paris entered Europe as a “refugee.”
These Islamic radicals are atop those who only seem severely suspicious: Multiple Syrians have been caught in Costa Rica, St. Maarten, and Turkey with phony passports. Five men traveled on stolen Greek passports from Syria to Lebanon, Turkey, Brazil, Argentina, and Costa Rica before being intercepted in Honduras, en route to America.
This is not the typical CARE-package-and-rainy-tent approach to refugee status. This jet-set émigré lifestyle instantly triggers this question: Where can exiles from Syria — a poor nation with an average annual wage of $4,368, according to the International Labor Organization — afford travel fit for global-marketing executives?
Kayak.com indicates that plane tickets for these Greek-impersonating Syrians caught in Honduras would cost at least $6,041.00. Could such a pricey itinerary be underwritten by, say, ISIS’ illicit oil revenues?
The Pentagon’s Inspector General is probing reports that Defense Intelligence Analysts who described ISIS’ threat as grave and robust were told to “cut it out” and “toe the line.” Emails to that effect may have been destroyed in order to cover up this apparent undercooking of the books.
If true, this proves that Obama can’t handle the truth. With his head planted firmly in the ground, Obama is now America’s ostrich-in-chief.
Meanwhile, the State Department on Monday issued a chilling Worldwide Travel Alert
, thanks to risks from ISIS, al-Qaida, Boko Haram, and other Islamic fanatics. This warning expires on Feb. 24, 2016. So, basically, Muslim terrorists will have the full run of earth for the next three months. Get ready to stay tense until almost a fortnight past Valentine’s Day.
• Standing beside the new leader of the Free World, France’s Francoise Hollande, Obama declared on Wednesday: “Next week, I will be joining President Hollande and world leaders in Paris for the global climate conference. What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children.”
Perhaps Obama intends for ISIS and other Islamofascists to hear this news and then drop dead from fatal laugh attacks. If so, then heckuva job, Obama.
Deroy Murdock is a media fellow with the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. Read more reports from Deroy Murdock — Click Here Now.
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