TIME RUNNING OUT FOR OBAMA AS I.S. CLOSES IN ON BAGHDAD
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Islamic State fighters have surrounded the Iraqi capital and are within five miles as Obama still refuses to put troops on the ground. Once Baghdad and its airport falls, a nuclear-capable Iran moves in.
Obama is throwing a decade of US and coalition effort and 4,000 soldiers’ lives under a bus in order to shore up his mid-term election prospects.
Bombing runs, which is all the coalition will agree to without an American lead, are tantamount to firing cannon balls at swarming mosquitoes and Islamic State is laughing at such pathetic attempts to contain it.
Without integrated troops on the ground painting co-ordinates to overhead warplanes no-one has any idea what or who they are bombing.
Every military commander in the world knows that, Islamic State knows that, even the bloke in the street knows that, but apparently not the leader of the free world.
The useless Iraqi army is ready to shed its uniforms and cut and run again as they did in Mosul.
Bomb strikes so far have taken out mostly empty buildings and a lot of good guys simply because no information is coming from the ground.
The West is in politically correct denial! The only entity prepared to admit we are at war with Islam is Islam.
Leaving Iraq to be dominated by Islamic State is madness. Iran, who is already covertly fighting I.S. in Mosul, will take them out no doubt (Iran is Shia and I.S. is Sunni) and both administer a Hadith of hideous Sharia law, which has no consideration for collateral damage.
But Iran has a massive world-class military that was up-dated after the last Iraq-Iran war, including hundreds of modern strike fighters with supporting aircraft, helicopters, tanks and UAVs, a navy in the Persian Gulf and 750,000 troops (half are reservists).
Islamic State would be wiped out in a week, under an Iranian attack, as it would be if Obama decided on committing, instead of withdrawing, troops.
No-one wants this war, we should never have gone in there, but now it’s a war we have to have, we have upset the fine balance, and we only have to have it because of Obama’s stupidity in prematurely withdrawing troops.
And now he is the only person standing in the way of quickly resolving it.
With Obama also refusing to confront Iran over its nuclear capacity and allowing Iraq, weakened by an Islamic State victory to be overrun, Israel will be forced into a war to end all Middle-East wars with its primary enemy Iran, who has sworn to “drive Israel into the sea”.
And that would be an Israeli war for the first time with an uncertain outcome.
Netanyahu is desperately painting a clear picture for the West and it’s being ignored. “Make no mistake”, he screamed, “the Islamic State must be defeated. But to defeat ISIS and leave Iran as a threshold nuclear power is to win the battle and lose the war!"
He is right! For the first time Israel is at dire risk of ceasing to exist.
Could it be that that is exactly what Obama wants?