From the Victory Girls:
Obama Announces That ISIS is Holding an American Hostage, Is Deploying All Assets to Rescue Her
by Cassy Fiano on February 4, 2015
ISIS has committed any number of atrocities over the past several months, with Obama’s response mostly being to take a break from his busy schedule of golf games and celeb-filled fundraisers to lecture the world about how these actions will not be tolerated… yet taking absolutely no action whatsoever to strike back. From executing children for the crime of watching soccer and murdering 150 innocent, defenseless women, to beheading civilian hostages, the crimes of these terrorists haven’t been able to spur Obama to action. But apparently, the particularly horrific murder of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbah, who was burned alive in a cage, was enough to call the Obama administration to action, in their own special way. Jordan promptly executed the ISIS hostages they had been holding; Obama let ISIS know that our military forces were coming their way, since it’s always a good idea to give our enemies a heads-up before we launch an offensive.
And, following a long internal quote by the author:
Hey, know what ISIS will probably do now that they know we’re coming to rescue this hostage? Kill her. That’s what.
This little nugget of brilliance, to announce to the world that we’re sending troops to stage a rescue, comes from the same people who accidentally named the hostage in a press conference less than two weeks ago. It’s as if the Obama administration is actively doing everything they can to put the hostages that ISIS is holding at risk. And while plenty of people will undoubtedly be crying “traitor” over this, that’s probably not entirely fair to Obama. He’s not a traitor for ISIS; he’s just an incompetent moron.
Obama has proved, time and time again, that he is hands down the worst president this country has ever had, with the most unprofessional, non-transparent, gutless administration behind him. He’s too scared to use the words “terrorists” to describe ISIS, he bumbles and fumbles practically everything he does, and because of his idiocy, American lives are at risk. and what’s worse, he doesn’t learn from his mistakes, either. The rise of ISIS was allowed to happen because Obama decided to end the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But guess what? Wars aren’t “ended”. They’re either won or lost. You can’t just pull our troops out and call it a victory when the war hasn’t been won yet. Doing so just left a massive power vacuum in the Middle East, one that ISIS was happy to fill. Yet Obama is still persisting with his moronic idea to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan, refusing to react after ISIS has killed innocent American civilians, laughing off their atrocities by calling them the “JV team”, and in general, behaving like the gutless boy wonder that he is.
In one way, I disagree with Mrs Chesser: the announcement didn’t change anything; ISIS already knew we were looking for her. The only question now is whether will they burn her alive, or just cut off her head?
ISIS are actually pretty savvy: the beheadings were gruesome enough, but the civilized world got as used to those as we could get; the immolation of Lt Muath al-Kaseasbah was simply the next step, a new way to shock and awe the civilized world. There aren’t much worse ways to die than to be burned alive, and even those of us who don’t watch the video can gruesomely imagine it, and feel horrified.
ISIS are telling the civilized world that they reject the notions of civilization as the West sees them; ISIS are telling the world that there are no bounds they will not cross, no restrictions they will obey, to get their way.
And they are challenging a wimpy President, telling both the American people and the Western world at large that they will do whatever they damned well please, because they know that Barack Hussein Obama won’t do what needs to be done, which is to send in 50,000 soldiers and Marines to hunt down ISIS and kill every last one of them. He might send drones, to try to pick off the top leadership, but the leadership can, and will, be replaced; this is one of those cases where you have to kill off the whole army, not just the generals.
Instead, the man male Mrs Chesser referred to as “the worst president this country has ever had,” a description with which I am in full agreement, somehow thinks that the way to fight Islamist radicalism is to release terrorist fighters from Guantanamo, because it is “a prison that the world condemns and terrorists use to recruit.” That there has been a substantial recidivism rate of released detainees from Guantanamo returning to the battlefield doesn’t seem to bother the Commander-in-Chief of the American soldiers who might be put at greater risk by those releases.
Da‘ish, an Arabic acronym for الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام ad-Dawlah al-Islāmīyah fī al-‘Irāq wash-Shām, or ISIS, don’t care about Guantanamo; their fighters aren’t locked up there. But our esteemed President’s policy of releasing Islamist fighters to return to the battlefield and shoot at our own soldiers leads only to mockery and disrespect for the United States and Mr Obama. They have shown us what they believe ought to be done with prisoners, and look at President Obama’s policies as indicating, to put it bluntly, that he has no balls. Da’ish are not impressed by countries that have no balls, and everything that they are doing indicates that. The West, and most especially our President, are so wrapped up in sophistication, so determined to find an intellectual answer, that they cannot recognize the simplicity of the problem: Da’ish do not care about intellectual answers or diplomatic solutions, but are simply determined to get their way by the ruthless use of force.
For the American left, for the Western liberals, and for President Obama personally, the notion of war, of the need to use force against people who are determined to use force against us, is simply outside their intellectual paradigm. They don’t understand it, and they certainly don’t appreciate it, and somehow think that Da’ish and the other Islamist forces can just be calmed down and dealt with and shamed like schoolyard bullies, that they can be talked out of behaving badly, given a “time out,” and brought to heel by their intellectual betters.
Da’ish just showed them how wrong they are.