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Good News: After 310 Airstrikes, “ISIS Remains A Very Potent Force”

Nearly one month ago Barack Obama admitted that he didn’t’ have a strategy to defeat ISIS. And after weeks of an airstrikes-heavy campaign against the Islamic State, Obama’s military commanders are admitting that the plan isn’t working.

Rear Admiral John Kirby told reporters today that after carrying out over 300 bombing missions, “ISIS remains a very potent force” in Iraq and Syria. Kirby confirmed that U.S. forces would continue to “keep the pressure on ISIS . . . from the air.”

“But what would really ultimately put the most significant pressure on this group, is Iraqi forces on the ground and Kurdish forces on the ground,” Kirby said.

That would be great. But there’s just three problems with that plan.

1. The same Iraqi forces that we are entrusting to defeat ISIS, can’t even complete the simplest of military missions. Aid packages of food, water, and ammunition that were intended to go to Iraqi fighters, were accidentally dropped near and intercepted by ISIS militants.

“The aid drops were meant to help Iraqi soldiers desperately fending off jihadist fighters near Saqlawia in the western province of Anbar,” the Daily Mail reports.

2. The same Kurdish ground forces that are needed to defeat ISIS, are being denied the weapons needed to do just that.

“We are asking everybody who can help us to provide weapons to the people fighting against tanks and artillery, but nobody is doing anything. There will be many who are martyred,” Saleh Muslim, head of the Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), told Reuters Tuesday.

Congress just approved $500 million in funding to go to the so-called moderate Syrian rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), but Mr. Muslim said the FSA isn’t fighting ISIS in the Kobani region.

Kurdish people in London are currently staging hunger strikes in the street in an effort to urge the U.S. government to send the Kurdish military the weapons they need to defeat ISIS.

So far, Kurdish fighters have been left with little options including homemade tanks.

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3. Barack Obama. That’s right. ISIS won’t be defeated by a purely political hack like him. He lied about defeating Al Qaeda in order to win reelection. Now he’s throwing blame and lying about underestimating ISIS.
As long as Barack Obama is president, the war that needs to be brought against these savages won’t be waged.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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