February 24, 2016

Could Obama's policy of last week be responsible for the Islamic State capture of Libyan security HQ?

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator
 

Here are two interesting possibly related stories from this past few days about US failure to act against the Islamic State in Libya, and massive gains made by them there since then. Could they be related?

There are are always more variables than we can know when it comes to geopolitical events and you can multiply that by X where X = 'a whole lot' during a war. But at the level of the painfully obvious, this deserves at least a question in the media and ideally in an American legislature and a NATO war room. 

First, let's look at this headline from Feb. 18 - 2016 from the Daily Beast:

Exclusive: Obama Refuses to Hit ISIS’s Libyan Capital

Despite the growing threat from the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Libya, the Obama administration has turned down a U.S. military plan for an assault on ISIS’s regional hub there, three defense officials told The Daily Beast. 

In recent weeks, the U.S. military—led by its Africa and Special Operations Commands—have pushed for more airstrikes and the deployment of elite troops, particularly in the city of Sirte. The hometown of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, the city is now under ISIS control and serving as a regional epicenter for the terror group.

 

And another headline from Feb. 24 - 2016. Almost 1 week later from The Daily Mail:

ISIS fighters take over security HQ and decapitate 12 members of staff in Libyan city used as hub by migrants heading for Europe


ISIS fighters have decapitated 12 members of staff in a Libyan city used as a hub by migrants heading for Europe.

Extremists took over a security headquarters in the western city of Sabratha and killed the security officers before they were driven out of the area this morning.

Officials say the gunmen 'exploited a security vacuum' by deploying in the city centre as the military was occupied conducting raids elsewhere.  [...] The extremist group has previously taken over the city of Darna, before being driven out, and still controls the central city of Sirte, Gadhafi's home town.

 

There could be variables that might explain why these things are not related or why it was tactically sound to not attack the Islamic State before they made this additional significant strategic gain. But given that Obama feels that attending conferences on 'climate change' is a "strong rebuke" to the Islamic State, and reports of pilots flying missions against them who claim that the rules of engagement made it impossible to make gains, against the kinetic branch of Islamic manifest destiny at this time, it doesn't seem unreasonable to think his decision not to attack, may have informed the result. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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commented 2016-02-24 19:02:54 -0500
Deborah Graupner said: “I just don’t think B.O. is going to go quietly into the sunset. He’s going to start a blood bath before they get rid of him.” And as speculated, that will be his “emergency” to cancel elections and declare himself permanent ruler! Our very own islamic communist will attempt to do a similar “dictator for life” ploy by “reforming” our electoral system.
commented 2016-02-24 18:38:16 -0500
I can’t recall a world leader who hated his country more than the first black president. Everything he’s done is against America’s interests. Everything he’s done has aided the enemy. Watch him ramp up his hatred of American’s as his term finally comes to an end. I just don’t think B.O. is going to go quietly into the sunset. He’s going to start a blood bath before they get rid of him.
commented 2016-02-24 18:33:34 -0500
I like Trump’s spunk! He’s rattling B.O.’s cage, and that suits me just fine.
commented 2016-02-24 17:07:24 -0500
yes but did this POtuS draw a line in the sand?
commented 2016-02-24 16:21:04 -0500
The POS in the WH is the problem and certainly not part of the solution.

That is why our islamic pm loves him

I bet he is not going to have much good to say about Trump!

Making me like Trump even more.
commented 2016-02-24 16:06:34 -0500
Both Whaco Bama and Traitor Trudeau need to be bought to a sudden stop, as in end.
commented 2016-02-24 14:18:06 -0500
Gaddafi Duck where there is a will there is always a way.
commented 2016-02-24 14:01:20 -0500
Is a military coup possible in Canada or the US
commented 2016-02-24 13:46:25 -0500
Barry attends Christian faith Church, but Barry, like his father, is a muslim.

And with the liberals/socialists in ideological and financial partnership with islamic terrorism, it makes sense that Barry won’t defend the “free world”.

Turkey is now in partnership with ISIShttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-24/ill-be-right-there-big-brother-leaked-transcripts-prove-isis-turkey-link

President Trump will have a lot to clean up.
commented 2016-02-24 13:25:29 -0500
February 24, 2016
Dear Diary;
I just love watching the news on Canadian television. CBC for sure, but also CTV and Global.
Bill and I are having great fun lying about inheriting deficits. While we prepare to rack up real deficits the size of which are hitherto unknown, I’m busy giving away billions of dollars to other countries to help them cope with their weather, withdrawing air cover for Canadian troops in the middle east, letting Indian chiefs hide the money they skim off, letting union bosses hide where their member’s money goes, but clearly let them see whom they can intimidate and bully, and so on but, of course, it must be obvious that my real love, and the reason I’ve been given this job, is to promote the growth of radical Islam.
So, now that I’ve ensured that anti-Semitism and sympathy for Islamic terrorism is well represented in my cabinet, and that I’ve prayed the Shahada prayer of conversion to Islam in that Montreal mosque, I’m evicting armed forces personnel from their homes to provide shelter for “refugees”, building mosques on their bases, spending tax dollars on religious items such as Korans, prayer mats and foot-washing towels, shutting down the Office of Religious Freedom, resuming the flow of millions of dollars to the UNRWA to support Islamic terrorist organizations in Palestine, lift sanctions on Iran to enable them to sponsor even more Islamic terrorism, using the “refugee crisis” as a cover for importing as many Muslims into Canada that can be shanghaied out of Amman and Beirut, interfering with the Department of Justice to ensure that convicted murdering terrorists are at liberty to freely roam within Canada.
Meanwhile, the Canadian news reports:
Montreal will ban single-use plastic bags
B.C. mayor wears the same suit for 15 months
Woman loses $800 in online puppy scam
Trudeau to march in Toronto pride parade
Missing penguins may still be alive