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HOW US [OBAMA'S] POLICY ENABLED THE RISE OF AL QAEDA 2.0 AND THE COLLAPSE OF IRAQ
Breitbart ^ | June 15, 2014 | by DR. SEBASTIAN GORKA

Posted on 06/16/2014 10:41:15 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Policy decisions and politically driven censorship of the American national security establishment have helped strengthen Al Qaeda's successor and hastened the collapse of the nation of Iraq.

​The current administration and the President represented Operation Iraqi Freedom as the "wrong war," as opposed to the "good war" that was Afghanistan. The Vice President even called the end of our involvement in Iraq one of the great achievements of Obama's tenure.

With the jihadi group ISIS now in control of parts of the country that together equal the size of Syria, taking over former US bases, and moving toward the capital of Baghdad, the "achievement" has vanished.

The chaos and murder unleashed in the last few days are beyond the comprehension of the majority of Americans who have never served or lived in a war zone. According to the vicar of Baghdad Andrew White, Iraq is now witnessing mass violence and atrocities worse than anything seen since the invasion in 2003.

Almost 4,500 American servicemen and women died in OIF, and the US taxpayers have spent $20 billion to equip and train the Iraqi security forces. So how did we arrive at this apocalyptic horror?

The fact is that ISIS – The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (or the Levant) – has grown in strength and ferocity in the last three years to a point that it now is more powerful and capable than the original Al Qaeda whence it came. It has become Al Qaeda 2.0. ISIS's growth is in part a result of conscious actions and policy decisions taken by the current US administration.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: censorship; incompetence; ineptitude; iraq; isis; liberalpolitics; obama; pc; treason
Our troops win the battles, the liberal traitors lose the wars.
1 posted on 06/16/2014 10:41:15 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson
~~~HOW US OBAMA POLICY ENABLED THE RISE OF AL QAEDA 2.0 AND THE COLLAPSE OF IRAQ~~~

There. Fixed it. I pinged Jim Thomspon about putting a similar article on Front Page. Let me know if you speak to him. ;)
2 posted on 06/16/2014 10:43:00 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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Wow - all butter-fingers today.

Jim Thompson.


3 posted on 06/16/2014 10:43:40 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Jim Robinson
https://twitter.com/Qawlu_Sawarim/status/478584498762706944/photo/1 ISIS' already planning ahead.
4 posted on 06/16/2014 10:43:56 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Jim Robinson
the liberal traitors lose the wars.

Yep, history repeats itself.

5 posted on 06/16/2014 10:53:15 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Yep, history repeats itself.

ALL of the history books will say it was Bush's fault.
Bank on it.


6 posted on 06/16/2014 10:54:24 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog
ALL of the history books will say it was Bush's fault.

Absolutely no doubt about it.

7 posted on 06/16/2014 10:56:45 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
All the history books will say it's Bush's fault

Most of what Obama has done was started or accelerated in GWB's administration.

8 posted on 06/16/2014 11:02:14 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

9 posted on 06/16/2014 11:09:53 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Jim Robinson; Buckeye McFrog

The beginning of this civil war started during the original Iraqi constitutional commission when the Iraqi delegates - Kurds, Sunni and the two Shia delegations (al-Sadr and Al-Sistani) would not agree to a full federation.

Without that, the central government had no federal, national police force. Each province has its own seperate police.

For instance, we have our FBI, ATF, DEA that can go into any state and arrest someone unfettered by the political loyalties of any state police force.

Iraq doesn’t have that, so an ISIS can gain the loyalty and protection of a provincial governor or tribal sheikh and thereby grow a militia that can then breakout and invade other provinces.

That is what has happened here, all this has been expected.


10 posted on 06/16/2014 11:14:08 AM PDT by gandalftb (Go OK State Cowboys!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

get use to the phrase ‘caliphate’

and before long

ottoman empire

thx 0bama


11 posted on 06/16/2014 11:32:18 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Jim Robinson

One of Obama’s policies was to support these guys with weapons, training , equipments and help them become and effective fighting force.

These ISIS/Al Qaeda insurgents are Obama’s “allies”

In fact, the prime reason we have not attacked them with air strikes is because they are considered “allies” as below

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/16/u-s-doesn-t-know-who-to-hit-in-iraq.html


12 posted on 06/16/2014 11:37:39 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Jim Robinson

Jim, here’s a great clip from Rep Senator Lindsay Graham on Iraq/Iran with CNN:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hn3irS2tbsI

He clearly puts the responsibility for this disaster clearly on Bork Obunga’s shoulders.

We are now beginning to reap the “rewards” of the feckless policies of weakness/retreat and President Narcissus’s “apology tours.”

UGGGH!


13 posted on 06/16/2014 2:13:38 PM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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