21 November 2015

Kabuki kombat (2015).

U.S. military pilots who have returned from the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq are confirming that they were blocked from dropping 75 percent of their ordnance on terror targets because they could not get clearance to launch a strike, according to a leading member of Congress.

Strikes against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) targets are often blocked due to an Obama administration policy to prevent civilian deaths and collateral damage, according to Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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Jack Keane, a retired four-star U.S. general, agreed with Royce’s assessment of the administration’s policy and blamed President Barack Obama for issuing orders that severely constrain the U.S. military from combatting terror forces.

“This has been an absurdity from the beginning,” Keane said in response to questions from Royce. “The president personally made a statement that has driven air power from the inception.”

“When we agreed we were going to do airpower and the military said, this is how it would work, he [Obama] said, ‘No, I do not want any civilian casualties,’” Keane explained. “And the response was, ‘But there’s always some civilian casualties. We have the best capability in the world to protect from civilians casualties.’”

However, Obama’s response was, “No, you don’t understand. I want no civilian casualties. Zero,’” Keane continued. “So that has driven our so-called rules of engagement to a degree we have never had in any previous air campaign from desert storm to the present.”[1]
Could there be an ulterior motive for this refusal to approve strikes? We ask the tough questions here at the Intergalactic Source of Truth.

Americans may exit from the stage of history but it will be seriously worth it if "history" will only say, "They were faithful to the very end to their rules of engagement."

Are we finally being presented with the bill for choosing as president a paperless freak of a man who started his political career in the living room of two communist terrorists? In your view, are "communist terrorists" and "U.S. national security interests" two phrases that naturally go together? Did Obama take too seriously to heart the "Reverend" Wright's "God damn America!"?

Notes
[1] "U.S. Pilots Confirm: Obama Admin Blocks 75 Percent of Islamic State Strikes. ‘We can’t get clearance even when we have a clear target in front of us’." By Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, 11/20/15 (emphasis added). Ok. We added the link to the first paragraph.

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