From The Conservative Tribune: Retired Gen. David Petraeus repeatedly warned President Barack Obama against launching airstrikes in support of terrorists, but alas, our president only seems to listen to his own counsel.
And so our arrogant leader went ahead and ordered our military to begin bombing targets in Iraq on behalf of the terror-supporting nation of Iran, the four-star general’s recommendation notwithstanding.
While it is true that these airstrikes are being used to wipe out Islamic State group forces camped out in and around the Iraqi city of Tikrit, the fact still remains that these strikes only serve to bolster Iran’s growing power in the region.
How so? The ground troops attempting to wrest control of Tikrit from the Islamic State group consist primarily of Iranian-backed Shiite militias — militias that themselves are teaming with men designated by our own government to be terrorists.
Furthermore, these terrorist-ridden militias have reportedly “been involved in stoking sectarian tension in other areas that they have retaken from the Islamic State” group.
What President Obama is therefore basically doing via these airstrikes, which can be viewed in the YouTube video below, is aiding terrorists to fight other terrorists.
Even worse, the president is indirectly supporting the nation of Iran, who many recognize as “the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world,” and he is doing so with more than just airstrikes (H/T The Washington Times).
According to a statement released by our military, Obama is in fact “providing air strikes, airborne intelligence capabilities, AND Advise and Assist support to” these terror-supporters.
That President Obama aspires to degrade the Islamic State group is at least a step in the right direction.
But that he aspires to do so by basically turning us into Iran’s lackey is frankly stupid, especially given that this is exactly what retired Gen. Petraeus told him NOT to do.
—Courtesy of The Conservative Tribune