In what has to vex Barack Obama, who up to now has dominated the air space over ISIL, ISIS is investing in an air force.
I suggest they wait about a couple of years, when they can pick up America’s Air Force on the cheap, especially if another Liberal is elected president.
The ironies are many, given that Obama is so adamant against “boots on the ground.” Might America have to put more boots in the air?!
As Jim Kouri of The Washington Examiner reports:
According to former U.S. military intelligence officer and police counterterrorism unit veteran, Jeffrey Hewitt, Iraqi pilots have joined ISIS and are providing flight training to the jihadist hordes in order for them to fly three Syrian fighter jets they captured during the two-front war to set up a radical caliphate. Hewitt also said that this will be first time since Sept. 11, 2001, that the Islamists will fly attack missions.
ISIS has successfully invaded and occupied territory in both Syria and Iraq including military bases and an airport used by dictator Bashir al-Assad’s own air force located just east of the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to Hewitt, who trained Iraq’s police during the U.S. presence in that country.
“ISIS has successfully captured advanced weaponry from the Syrian and Iraqi militaries and has invaded several military bases in both Arab countries, but this is the first time it had been able to pilot warplanes. They have trainers, Iraqi officers who were pilots before for (former Iraqi president) Saddam Hussein,” Hewitt added. However, the Obama administration claims that it will continue to keep a close eye on ISIS activity in Syria and Iraq and the air strikes against the jihadist strongholds will be conducted at every opportunity. But counterterrorism critics say that without U.S. special forces on the ground, U.S. fighter planes are operating in “relative darkness.”
One can hardly wait to see what America’s chief war strategist, Barack Obama does with this news.