After 8 years, under Barack Obama’s failed leadership the terrorist group ISIS was able to grow. For years, Obama regaled us with stories about how his plan was successful in “degrading and destroying” the Islamic State terror group — but that could not be further from the truth. Obama not only failed to annihilate these vermin from the face of the earth, but he also armed them. Now, while Obama rather play footsies with the enemy Secretary of Defense, James Mattis has a new plan that has liberals freaking out.
It is amazing how quickly our foreign policy has changed. In fact, in the last six months or so we have done a complete 180-degree turn from the former administration’s plans. While Obama coddled the enemy President Trump and General Mattis have a different approach and it is exactly what needs to be done to eradicate ISIS. You see, for years Obama attempted to convince the American people that ISIS was not a real threat. However, after countless terror attacks which ISIS claimed responsibility for it was evident that Obama was out of his league.
Secretary of Defense, James Mattis has a very different approach to fighting ISIS and I like it. Mattis has said that the American military is changing its tactics from one of attrition to one of annihilation.
And, the left is not too pleased about it.
According to The Daily Caller:
Secretary of Defense James Mattis instructed the U.S. military to abandon Obama administration procedures and start focusing on killing Islamic State fighters instead, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford told Breaking Defense.
“When Secretary Mattis looked at our anti-ISIS campaign, he concluded that in some instances we were essentially just pushing the enemy from one location to another,” Dunford explained. “He asked me and the military chain-of-command to make a conscious effort not to allow ISIS fighters to just flee from one location to another, but rather to deliberately seek to ‘annihilate’ the enemy,” he continued.
The Pentagon has yet to reveal a new strategy to defeat ISIS but Mattis has heavily emphasized his focus on “annihilation” in recent months.
“We have already shifted from attrition tactics where we shove them from one position to another in Iraq and Syria, to annihilation tactics where we surround them. Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa. We’re not going to allow them to do so. We’re going to stop them there and take apart the caliphate,” Mattis declared in a late May interview with CBSNews.
Dunford, however, lamented that ISIS is increasingly embedding themselves within civilian populations to guard against U.S. airstrikes.
“One tactic they have adopted is to mix in with the civilian population, and that makes targeting them very difficult. We can’t just indiscriminately bomb people who are leaving these cities. Even with this annihilation battle plan, we have to be very careful about civilian casualties,” He said.
Now, it is easy to see why the left is not pleased with abandoning Obama’s approach. Obama was their “King and Savior” they believed he was the best thing since sliced bread, However, Obama is the reason why ISIS has grown as large as they have, and to admit that proves his incompetence. For example, after the Orlando nightclub attack last year, ISIS claimed responsibility. However, Obama blamed the bloodbath on homophobia and the lack of gun control. Another example is the Fort Hood terror attack that the left all over the news as “workplace violence”.
You see they cannot admit that it was ISIS since it proves how Obama’s policies were epic failures.
Though there is another reason why the left may be flipping their lids and it is so insane it could possibly be true. It could just be that the left simply loves radical jihadists which could explain why they are all about open borders. These left-wing nutjobs believe that if we just let these radicals into America and give them jobs they will put down their suicide vests and let their hate go. Yeah, that sounds insane.
While that may work in a Disney movie it does not work in the real world, which is why we have General Mattis.
Mattis is taking a warrior approach to these nasty vermin and does not care who he offends in the process. The left is always concerned about hurting the terrorist’s feelings, but Mattis doesn’t care about that. These people are doing their best to kill us which means we do not have to care about their feelings and shouldn’t. Mattis’s attitude about fighting ISIS is a welcome and much-needed change after having such a wuss as a leader.
Of course, this will be a long battle that will not be won quickly. It will take time to weaken ISIS and to finally finish them off for good, but it can be done. By America taking a stronger approach than that of Obama’s, we may be able to gain some ground again.
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H/T [ The Washington Times ]
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