President Obama has made a habit out of talking much and doing little about the threat of ISIS. Our alleged Commander-in-Chief has refused to cite radical Islam as a threat to the United States but has repeatedly touted his supposed commitment to decimating ISIS which, despite his assurances, continues to gather strength.
The U.S. has been conducting military operations to supposedly decimate the terrorist organization, but according to recent reports, has been doing a pitiful job in terms of effectiveness.
The military has reportedly been able to identify and map-out detailed physical locations of ISIS operatives that serve as hubs of terrorist activity and are used for the creation of propaganda materials to aid in the recruitment of jihadists.
Though these targets have been identified, the Obama Administration is reportedly refusing to bomb the facilities out of fear of incurring civilian casualties.
Obama’s military forces have been conducting bombing runs on ISIS targets but have been, unbelievably, alerting ISIS to their intentions by dropping leaflets 45 minutes prior to bombing them to warn of the incoming ordinance. The leaflets are reportedly an effort to spare civilian casualties, but serve as welcomed heads-up for ISIS leaders who likely appreciate the warning beforehand.
The leaflets read: “Get out of your trucks now and run away from them.”
Another message stated: “Warning: airstrikes are coming. Oil trucks will be destroyed. Get away from your oil trucks immediately. Do not risk your life,” according to the Pentagon.
Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, confirmed recently that he had been receiving reports from U.S. pilots who claimed they were blocked by the Obama administration from dropping 75 percent of their ordinance.
“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 at the time. “I don’t understand this strategy at all because this is what has allowed ISIS the advantage and ability to recruit.”
When asked to address Royce’s statement, a Pentagon official defended the Obama administration’s policy and said that the military is working to prevent civilian casualties.
“The bottom line is that we will not stoop to the level of our enemy and put civilians more in harm’s way than absolutely necessary,” the official told the Free Beacon, explaining that the military often conducts flights “and don’t strike anything.”
The Washington Times reports:
In a secret project tied to the overall U.S. campaign against the Islamic State, intelligence officials have spent months mapping out known physical locations of media safe houses where the extremist group’s operatives are compiling, editing and curating raw video and print materials into finished digital propaganda products for dissemination across the Internet.
Most of the locations are embedded in heavily residential areas in Syria, Iraq and Libya and are not being targeted by U.S. airstrikes because of Obama administration concerns about civilian casualties, according to sources who spoke to The Washington Times only on the condition of anonymity…
While the White House, CIA and Pentagon declined to comment on the clandestine mapping project, its existence was revealed amid mounting debate over whether the administration’s strategy is robust enough for countering the professionalized blitz of digital propaganda that the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS and ISIL, is using to recruit fighters and radicalize supporters around the world.
The administration is engaged publicly in a dual-track approach that involves an interagency push to spread carefully crafted messaging online and through local partners in various corners of the world to counter the Islamic State, while ramping up pressure on American social media companies to block extremist content and links from their online platforms. Read More