ELDER PATRIOT – When Obama was president he referred to ISIS as the JV team. Seriously. While Obama was ignoring the threat from the Islamic State it grew into a threat virtually everywhere on the globe with significant presence in more than thirty countries.
With the United States military’s superior training and technological advantages on the battlefield our former president really had to work to lose ground against this enemy.
Of course pulling our troops out of Iraq prematurely cleared the path for ISIS’ recruitment and expansion.
He also dictated rules of engagement that handcuffed our military at every turn requiring the okay from commanders far removed from the battlefield to approve every kill shot. This is evident in the videos that you are about to watch.
As you watch the first video ask yourself how in the world our military commanders weren’t able to leverage the incredible firepower and unique capabilities of the A-10 Warthog to completely neuter the Islamic State in less than a couple of months.
Evidence even exists that Obama sought to “level the playing field” for ISIS by divesting of the A-10. When questioned about this by Senator John McCain, Obama’s Secretary of the Air Force, Deborah Lee James was so ignorant of the facts that she couldn’t answer how the A-10’s unique capabilities for close air support would be replaced.
Secretary James fumbled around even suggesting that the B-1 Bomber could pick up the slack. This led McCain to ask her to stop insulting his intelligence.
James was a political appointee who never saw combat but who shared Obama’s twisted ideological view of an Islamic state.
Take a look at the A-10 Warthog in action and decide for yourself if you’d want your son or daughter protected by this killing machine.
The A-10 Warthog is only one of the technological advantages our troops can employ to make short work of the enemy. We highlighted the incredible ability of the AH-64 Apache Gunship (helicopter) to rain hell on the enemy only two days ago.
This huge advantage in weaponry runs across the broad spectrum of our weapons systems.
As you ponder how in the heck we haven’t annihilated ISIS and Al Qaeda after 15 years with the incredible advantages in technology that our military enjoys, the only answer is that Obama didn’t have the will or the ideological drive to do it.
This should have become obvious watching former President Obama purge 197 U.S. senior military commanders solely because they dared to state their objection to his non-execution of the wars in the Middle East, his request for a no fly zone in Syria that could’ve ignited a war with Russia, and his rules of engagement that were protecting the enemy at the expense of our troops.
Thank God Americans elected Donald Trump to make these decisions from now on.