Trying to keep track of who’s who in the Islamic jihadists world is like dividing by thirteen. Tough!
But thankfully we have the terrorist for the job…Barack Obama.
Obama doesn’t have an anti-terror strategy, he has a terror strategy. And America should be scared!
Obama is trying to gather an international coalition to challenge the Islamic State, or ISIS. ISIS is estimated to have 30,000 fighters and the leaders are Sunni rebels. The opposition in comparison is composed of the Iraqi army and police, who are about 1 million strong, the Syrian army about 300,000, about 100,000 Syrian rebels, and tens of thousands of Kurdish Peshmerga fighters.
ISIS captured 35 Iraqi military tanks, 80 armored police vehicles, hundreds of Humvees, anti-aircraft guns, 155mm howitzers, U.S. M198 howitzers, and 50 caliber machine guns from bases in Iraq. The Conflict Armament Research group (CAR) has estimated they seized enough U.S. weapons and ammo from Iraqi bases to arm 200,000 soldiers.
In addition to this ISIS has amassed weapons supplied by the U.S. and other allied countries by overrunning stocks belonging to mainstream Syrian rebels. These weapons include anti-tank rockets, M46 130mm field cannons, and a few MiG 21s from a Syrian Army base. The artillery, like the M198 howitzers, are the most significant arms they possess because they can use them to bombard a targeted area before an on the ground assault. The MiG’s, experts say, most likely won’t get off the ground.
With Tuesday’s suicide bombing that killed the leader of Ahrar al-Sham, Hassan Aboud and eleven more of his top officers, Obama will have to look further for which terrorists to arm. Hassan Aboud was the leader of the strongest front that challenged the ISIS.
That group poses a problem however, as this group is also known for trying to establish Sharia Law in the land.
Further in February ISIS was blamed for killing one of Ahrar al-Sham’s top leaders, Abu Khaled al-Souri, a confidant of al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden. You do remember who killed Osama Bin Laden, right?
Why the hit on Ahrar al-Sham?
Ahrar al-Sham was considered to be too conservative by ISIS standards.
Now add this to the mix. Hassan Aboud, the leader of the group who killed OBL’s top confidant is said to have met with U.S. State Department officials.
Want more confusion?
On August 11, Obama supposedly armed the Kurdish Peshmerga fighters to enable them to fight ISIS. Ironically, Iran is also rushing arms to ISIS. It should be mentioned at this point, the newly elected president of Iraq is Fouad Mossoum, a Kurdish politician.
Go back a year, and you may recall that Obama was helping the Sunni militants in Syria in hopes that they would overthrow Bashir Assad, Syria’s leader. The main reason why there is so much opposition to Syrian President Assad is that he is an Alawi Muslim, which is a branch of Isma’ilism that most Muslims no longer regard as a form of Islam. Alawi Muslims even celebrate Christmas and Easter! No wonder Obama wanted this guy OUT!
Sunni militants are now the leaders of ISIS, who ironically are presently the biggest threat to terrorist cells like Hamas.
After the presidents speech last night Rand Paul said, “The reason we got here is because we took it upon ourselves to topple secular dictators who were enemies of radical Islam.
As bad as Assad is, he is an enemy of ISIS. He is an enemy of radical Islam. As bad as Kaddafi was, he was an opponent of radical Islam. As bad as Hussein was…I think you get the point.
The conflict happening here is a conflict that has been going on for a thousand years. The conflict is between a bizarre, barbaric form of Islam versus the rest of Islam; Sunni versus Shiite. So why are we supporting Sunni Muslims?
Here is a short list of Islam extremists whom are now going to be part of the newly formed coalition to defeat ISIS: Free Syrian Army, Ahrar al-Sham, al-Qaida, Jabhat al-Nusra, the Islamic Front, and Hezbollah. And many others are forming tangentially.
Still think Obama has a strategy here?