“We need answers that go beyond military answers,” so says US Vice President Joe Biden.
I can think of one job, offhand: close-up muzzle inspectors for US M-4 rifles deployed in the Middle East.
Once again, the loving kindness of Islam, the Religion of Peace. From UKDailyMail.com:
ISIS burn 45 people to death in captured Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi as Islamists attack the homes of security forces’ families
by Kate Pickles
- Western town al-Baghdadi captured by ISIS fighters last week
- Victims thought to be members of security forces and their families
- Follows barbaric video of Jordanian pilot Lieutenant Muath al-Kaseasbeh
- Attack is only five miles from air base with 320 US Marines
Militants from Islamic State have burned 45 people to death in the western Iraqi town of al-Baghdadi, according to the local police chief.
Col Qasim al-Obeidi said the motive was unknown but he believed some of the victims were members of the security forces.
He has pleaded for help from the government and international community and said the compound, which houses the families of security personnel and local officials, was now under attack.
It follows the capture of al-Baghdadi, near Ain al-Asad air base, by ISIS fighters last week.
ISIS marches across the Middle East, and we have a president who cannot even name the enemy because of his background and his upraising. Obama is still warring with Christianity because of the Crusades — started because of Islamic oppression.
You cannot hope to defeat an enemy you don’t even admit exists.
And here’s where things become concerning:
Al-Baghdadi had been besieged for months by Islamic State fighters before its fall. It had been one of the few towns to still be controlled by the Iraqi government in Anbar province, where IS and allied Sunni Arab tribesmen launched an offensive in January 2014.
But with 320 US Marines stationed just five miles away at the Ain al-Asad air base, training members of the Iraqi army’s 7th Division, it will cause concern.
The base was attacked by several suicide bombers, on Friday with the militant repelled by Iraqi troops backed by US-led coalition aircraft.
How long until our own ME troops come across ISIS?
And, with that battle, how will our president respond?
Will he buttress and support those troops?
Or will he treat those initial troops as he treated Benghazi?
Just one simple question.
Libya is just 109 miles away from the island of Lampedusa and 300 miles from Sicily—made worse by a 64 percent increase in illegal migrant arrivals by sea since last year. In all of 2014, more than 170,000 people arrived from Libya and Turkey, the highest number ever recorded. Last weekend, as the embassy staff made their way to Italy on a mercantile ship, 2,164 migrants left the same Libyan shores en route to Sicily. The week before, more than 300 people were lost in the same seas as their rickety fishing boats capsized before rescuers could save them.
Still and all, it’s all purple skies and ignorant shitsticks at our State Department: