Skip to comments.Obama Adviser Says Military Action Possible Against ISIS
Posted on 08/22/2014 2:49:56 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
EDGARTOWN, Mass. A top national security adviser to President Obama vowed Friday that the United States would do what is necessary in Syria to protect American interests and said that direct military action was possible against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, known as ISIS.
Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser, said ISIS had become an increased threat to the United States, a threat the American government was taking seriously.
If you come against Americans, we are going to come after you, Mr. Rhodes said.
He declined to say whether the president was considering expanding airstrikes to include ISIS targets in Syria as well as in Iraq, where raids began this month. Were actively considering whats going to be necessary in dealing with that threat, Mr. Rhodes said. Were not going to be restricted by borders.
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I thought they were the “JV” and we didn’t need to worry about them?
Can someone clarify that these are the thugs we were giving weapons to in Syria?
That’ll cause ISIS to stand up and take note.
Who does the clown think he’s fooling?
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Too bad that a person like Reagan or a Cruz or Palin type wasn’t up there giving orders to the generals and much needed support to the people of our fine military.. who kick ass and take no names. When their hands aren’t tied behind their backs like we see now. Same bunch like you see at the Washington Post; don’t offend anyone. Even enemies to their own country. What a awful legacy to our history and future. Those people that have no business being anywhere near that authority because they’re inept, racist and the list goes on are making our safety at home very dangerous.
Only seriously possible if the Saudis are in danger. Same old, same old.
Which campaign car driver would that be?
Yay! I hit ONE thread. lol
Obama is doing to the Western World what Teddy Kennedy did to Mary Jo ............ abandoning his responsibility ...how apt in EDGARTOWN, Mass. Must be the locale.
By what military? Maybe the Syrians? 0bammy wouldn’t dare show any response to the beheading of an American citizen by john the beetle. Maybe the SAS or the Israelis will finish him. Isis seems to be the current trendy group for barbarous murderers. But after all, 0bammy said well we tried- how dumb can that be to even mention a failed rescue? And now back to the 7th green.
Oh Goodie, Mission Creep. Something Democrats are good at just ask anyone from the VietNam era.
They couldn't have screwed this up more if they had tried.
First he was going to go after Assad because of some red line somewhere. Then he backed off. Now he’s going to go after Assad’s enemies. I doubt it because Assad’s enemies are Obama’s friends.
Obama hates Assad because Assad won't invade Israel. Obama's been funding and arming the "rebels" in Syria... which probably include ISIS.
No matter how you look at it, the situation is a big mess... and Obama's certain to keep making it worse.
It actually looks to me like the left hand is actually doing the talking and maybe even the ordering. Remember a couple weeks ago it was Suzy Rice that actually confirmed that the Israelis were being supplied with reloads for their Patriots even tho all the rest were yammering about holding up help. The Grand Kenyan knows that the US gummint has to respond to this cheep moozie krap but it hurts his heart to say it himself. And Rhodes is a big deal in the White Hut so he might actually be making some calls. When a White Hut genius actually asks for more DOD money you’ll know what I’m saying.
This is cya because some few in the liberal media are mad at him.
“Oh Goodie, Mission Creep. Something Democrats are good at just ask anyone from the VietNam era.”
Since you asked:
We have been there and done that under rat presidents in Nam.
January 20, 1961- John Fitzgerald Kennedy is inaugurated as the 35th U.S. President and declares ...we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to insure the survival and the success of liberty. Privately, outgoing President Eisenhower tells him I think youre going to have to send troops... to Southeast Asia.
The youthful Kennedy administration is inexperienced in matters regarding Southeast Asia. Kennedys Secretary of Defense, 44-year-old Robert McNamara, along with civilian planners recruited from the academic community, will play a crucial role in deciding White House strategy for Vietnam over the next several years. Under their leadership, the United States will wage a limited war to force a political settlement.
However, the U.S. will be opposed by an enemy dedicated to total military victory ...whatever the sacrifices, however long the struggle...until Vietnam is fully independent and reunified, as stated by Ho Chi Minh.
May 1961 - Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson visits President Diem in South Vietnam and hails the embattled leader as the Winston Churchill of Asia.
May 1961 - President Kennedy sends 400 American Green Beret Special Advisors to South Vietnam to train South Vietnamese soldiers in methods of counter-insurgency in the fight against Viet Cong guerrillas.
The role of the Green Berets soon expands to include the establishment of Civilian Irregular Defense Groups (CIDG) made up of fierce mountain men known as the Montagnards. These groups establish a series of fortified camps strung out along the mountains to thwart infiltration by North Vietnamese.
Fall - The conflict widens as 26,000 Viet Cong launch several successful attacks on South Vietnamese troops. Diem then requests more military aid from the Kennedy administration.
October 1961 - To get a first-hand look at the deteriorating military situation, top Kennedy aides, Maxwell Taylor and Walt Rostow, visit Vietnam. If Vietnam goes, it will be exceedingly difficult to hold Southeast Asia, Taylor reports to the President and advises Kennedy to expand the number of U.S. military advisors and to send 8000 combat soldiers.
Defense Secretary McNamara and the Joint Chiefs of Staff recommend instead a massive show of force by sending six divisions (200,000 men) to Vietnam. However, the President decides against sending any combat troops.
October 24, 1961 - On the sixth anniversary of the Republic of South Vietnam, President Kennedy sends a letter to President Diem and pledges the United States is determined to help Vietnam preserve its independence...
President Kennedy then sends additional military advisors along with American helicopter units to transport and direct South Vietnamese troops in battle, thus involving Americans in combat operations. Kennedy justifies the expanding U.S. military role as a means ...to prevent a Communist takeover of Vietnam which is in accordance with a policy our government has followed since 1954. The number of military advisors sent by Kennedy will eventually surpass 16,000.
December 1961 - Viet Cong guerrillas now control much of the countryside in South Vietnam and frequently ambush South Vietnamese troops. The cost to America of maintaining South Vietnams sagging 200,000 man army and managing the overall conflict in Vietnam rises to a million dollars per day.
Thanks to Kabar for providing the info/data below to show the involvement in Nam way before JFK/LBJ.
Rhodes has to make a speech to the public , and in the mean time, The head of the largest military weapons manufacturer figures out his company is selling weapons to the enemy.
Since ISIS/ISIL claims to be a state would not a declaration of war by Congress be appropriate and let Barky deal with that reality? I would consider the blatant murder of an American citizen, coupled with ISIS rhetoric to be a legitimate causus belli. This would no longer be the war on nouns with which opponents derided the war on terror, but a legitimate war against a state with reasonably defined territory and an announced capital city.
Well then, what about the marine being held in a Mexican prison?
Reagan did nothing after Beirut. Hezbollah is alive.
“..how apt in EDGARTOWN”
I couldn’t agree, more. These morons have no clue as to history. The world was invented, on the day they were born :(
Active Duty ping.
Yep, a formal ‘Declaration of War’ and a decisive win. Or keep talking.
Please, give brother Obama some breathing room. The poor Muzzie is conflicted.
Meanwhile the handouts to the gibmedats have exploded.
We cannot reverse the damage done to the military overnight. In fact, we may never be able to do so because of our debt and horrible fiscal situation, compounded by the fact that many good Americans have been driven out of the military by militant atheists, liberals, and homosexual activists who are filled with hate.
Good luck America. We reap what we sow.
Now on DRUDGE....”ISIS PALNS TO BLOW-UP AMERICAN CITY”
“Law Enforcement Intensifying Efforts To Identify Sympathizers.!
Do you think maybe they should check at the White Hut... Maybe look under the obummers desk... :(
most of these people do not have a clue to the strange bedfellows that jockey our foreign policy and take our money and lives of USA servicemen.
Unless the objective is going to be exterminate all ISIS members. Then I won’t support it.
A new school year has started and those in the JV have moved up to the V....
It started in 2007. America still has its head in the sand.
Obama has crapped the pooch. $hite the bed. Like most late second term Dem prexidents with failed policies, he has created a war. This one will be a World War.
Thank you to all those who voted for Obama the Usurper. The Nobel Peace Prize winner without a dinner.He is a snake that is fulfilling our Free Republic prophecy that he would bring death and genocide to millons of human beings. This was predicted after we observed his conduct in Kenya in 2006/2007, when he counselled Odinga of the radical Islamist Orange party to creat mayhem and genocide through protesting the 2007 Kenyan election results. The result was that thousands died, including 70 old men, women and children in an incinerated church, after the Orange party terrorists locked every door and window, and applied the torch.Obama is nothing but a curse on the world, a horrible blight on the plant of American liberty.
Then there was Libya, and economically successful country, American ally in the war on terror, now in rubble? The Libyan arsenal unleashed to Hamas and ISIS? HORRIBLE !
We saw the future writing of history on the fascist wall in 2007, but no statement we could make would make any difference to a nation traduced by emotional inducement , and a disguised radical evangelistic Obama.
NOW we are saddled with an isolated, disconnected, treasonous so called president, who will destroy our nation rather than compromise his leftist principles to comply with the Constitution he swore to defend.He rejects his own Secretary of Defence and those who would defend our nation.
The entire free world and its innocent inhabitants will suffer horribly through starvation and disease. Sons and daughters will go to war and die for several generations, and nuclear warfare is a distinct probability rather than a remote possibility, as it was at the outset of the term of President Obama, the Reamer/Dreamer.
May Obama and every one of his running dogs rot in hell.Cursing the day he was born and his first breath will become common fodder to a nation that would at one time have deserved much better, but fell asleep at the switch and bought the created pap and emotional imagery fabricated by the left in America ( Zowie!...swoon....Americas FIRST BLACK president, as if his race would wash away any imperfections that dare manifest as they already had done in his true historical record, skillfully obscured.). America , you have been had.
All America can do now is bend over and take it right up the collective arse.And vote for another leftist in 2016 too, and watch the complete fall of a once great nation as it decends into Ferguson, Missouri style discivilization, brought about by hooting street apes with their pants down below their butts, championed by a nutter, cross eyed, caucasian phobic, radical Attorney General, Eric Holder.We have seen the mirror of Americas future, and it is disaster writ large.
Everyone who has the means should get out of a sinking nation while they can and if not, then move out of the cities and urban areas into the wide open rural areas of America.Buy a rifle and as much ammo as you can, in order to protect property and loved ones. Much worse is yet to come as Obama unleashes the dogs of demographic ( Illegal aliens/Ferguson) and conventional warfare ( ISIS) on a still unsuspecting nation that voted to suffer its own treason. SHAME ON YOU!
What we have seen in Ferguson will be spread to every corner of America as planned by the well organized and well funded left. A lynch mob. Nothing more.And America continues to suck its collective thumb?
The Republican party is out to lunch. They do not even know what is happening.So we are done. Defeated. A lost nation down on its knees with international carrion collectors about to feed on the twitching corpse of a once great nation.
ISIS is nothing more than another welcomed crisis for Obama to exploit. Obama the psychopomp golfs, pracing about the links like a character out of a Freddy Kruger nightmare, as Rome burns.
Somebody needs to tell the rats there is no mission.
You have the wrong show.
An archaeologist gains an amulet that lets her turn into the super heroine goddess Isis and fight evil.
If you want to know more about super heroine, check out Afghanistan, I tihnk they grow that there, or is it heroin?
I need your help posting an image of Joanna Cameron, ISIS. SHe doesn’t look that bad to me.
? Benjamin J. Rhodes, the deputy national security adviser
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