Subject: Re: Trump steps up and smashes the ISIS Caliphate
On Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 1:26:35 PM UTC-5, anon1 wrote:
> On 12/27/2017 4:00 AM,Iirish Ranger wrote:
> > "Since Trump took office, ISIS has lost 98 percent of the territory
> it once held."
> > Lucas Tomlinson reports from the Pentagon
> > The massive gains come after years of "onerous" rules, when critics
> say the Obama administration “micromanaged” the war and shunned a more
> intensive air strategy that could have ended the conflict much sooner.
> > “The rules of engagement under the Obama administration were onerous.
> I mean what were we doing having individual target determination being
> conducted in the White House, which in some cases added weeks and
> weeks,” said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the former head
> of U.S. Air Force intelligence. “The limitations that were put on
> actually resulted in greater civilian casualties.”
> > The latest American intelligence assessment says fewer than 1,000
> ISIS fighters now remain in Iraq and Syria, down from a peak of nearly
> 45,000 just two years ago. U.S. officials credit nearly 30,000 U.S.-led
> coalition airstrikes and regional partners on the ground for killing
> more than 70,000 jihadists. Meanwhile, only a few thousand have returned
> > The remaining ISIS strongholds are concentrated in a small area along
> the border of Syria and Iraq. ISIS, at one point, when Obama was in
> office, controlled an area the size of Ohio.
> > While ISIS has been largely defeated, it continues to call on
> followers around the world to conduct terror attacks during the holidays
> with a new message sprouting up on Tuesday, and a suicide attack in
> Kabul on Christmas with ISIS claiming responsibility. It’s part of the
> terror group’s effort to expand influence into Africa and Afghanistan.
> The U.S. envoy to the anti-ISIS coalition warned late last week not to
> expect a complete defeat anytime soon.
> > “ISIS became a brand, and a lot of pre-existing terrorist groups —
> you’ve seen this in the Sinai, for example — start to raise the flag of
> ISIS, mainly to recruit foreign fighters and other things,” said Brett
> McGurk, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter
> ISIS at the U.S. Department of State, in a press briefing Thursday with
> reporters at the State Department.
> > Deptula thinks the ISIS fight would have ended much sooner if
> then-President Obama had given his military commander in the field more
> authority. He compared President Obama’s actions to President Lyndon B.
> Johnson during the Vietnam War.
> > “Obama micromanaged the war,” Deptula said. “We could have
> accomplished our objectives through the use of overwhelming air power in
> three months not in three years.”
> > Deptula said ISIS-controlled oil supplies weren’t targeted for 15
> months beginning in 2014, giving the terror group $800 million in much
> needed revenue to plot attacks and enslave millions of innocents."
> > Irish Mike
> > "ISIS is just a JV team." - Barack Obama
> Ever wonder why, despite the good economy, stock market, ISIS, and all
> the other news that things are going pretty good, Trump’s approval &
> favorability is in the 30s while Obama’s is in the 60s and going up.
> (see article below)
> I’ll answer that for you. It’s because unlike morons like you, Travel,
> and Vanek, most reasonably intelligent people realize it has nothing to
> do with the orange baboon.
LOL! This from the same smug left wingers who predicted, right up to election day, that Trump
didn't have a chance to win the election. They crowed that their polls showed that every one
loved Obama and Hillary and that every one hated Trump. They gleefully predicted a massive
landslide victory for Hillary. They declared that it was going to be an historic loss for Trump and
virtual coronation for Hillary. How did that work out for you?