“We don’t have a strategy yet!” are the glaring words that brought cheers amongst ISIS leaders and weakened America’s already sinking world standing by sending it into an outright tailspin. Now, according to Fox News, Obama has received more than a year of detailed daily intelligence briefings dealing with ISIS and its steady rise. His paralysis by analysis has resulted in tens of thousands of needless, horrendous deaths by beheading, crucifixions and mass executions.
This is a man who is on the ladder of virtual denial of the global terrorist threat that ISIS presents to America. ISIS is persistent and its intention is annihilation of America and Western culture. David Cameron calls it extreme terrorism and Obama calls it a CIS police case.
On Wednesday Obama could only manage a very tepid, lukewarm response to the second beheading of an American journalist in less than a month. He said, first “we will degrade and destroy ISIL and then a few moments later he stated, America will, “shrink ISIL to the point where it is a manageable problem.” A common cold is manageable and Ebola is an epidemic which is not manageable. Obama does not seem to understand or care to understand the difference.
This is why anger amongst current and past U.S. military leaders is rising as are concerns amongst Americans that this world terror group is not on Obama’s radar as he treats it as a criminal organization instead as a barbarian military organization. While he wants to bring the group’s leaders into a court of law, ISIS has shown that the only law it obeys is radical Islamic law.
The White House spokesman, Josh Earnest feigned ignorance of Obama’s Daily Brief which is considered the most sensitive and authoritative classified intelligence community product on the planet. But an unnamed source secured by Fox News said the “data was strong and ‘granular’ in detail” concerning the analysis of sensitive information concerning ISIS, reported Fox News.
With the release of the second video which this time shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Joel Sotloff, America has to finally wake up to the probable reality that Obama is far over his head in dealing with protecting America from this clear and present danger. There is no longer a “Bush” to blame for his failures. He owns this terrorist danger to Americans abroad and at home.
Consider the serious risk to America that has gone for nearly a year without any admission by the White House or the president that ISIS was a terror threat. In fact in January of this year Obama referred to ISIS as a “JV” team and outright dismissed them as an extremist threat.
Yet after the beheading execution of journalist James Foley, Obama sought to find someone to blame for his failure to act and pointed to the intelligence community and his officials claimed the president was “blindsided.” The “official source” refuted Obama’s claims and stressed, “[we] were ready to fire, on a moment’s notice, on a couple hundred targets,” but no order was given. In some cases, targets were tracked for a “long period of time” but then slipped away,” according to Fox News.
This timid “kitty cat” approach to foreign affairs and resolute action was pointed out by Texas Senator Ted Cruz at a recent summit held last week by Americans For Prosperity in Dallas. All of these incidents of timidity exhibited by president Obama place Americans in foreign countries like Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Turkey and even Israel at serious risk. They may be marked for death.
Consider the source’s comments concerning James Foley’s failed rescue attempt by Obama. Precious time was lost because, “there was a delay regarding the question of whether to act to save American journalist James Foley from Islamic State militants,” reported Fox News.
The question of American security and safety from an ISIS threat is more than troubling, because either Obama cannot understand what he is reading in the daily intelligence briefings or worse; he does not care.