Allen West “ISIS takes credit for Brussels attack; but here’s why Obama deserves some blame”

Barack Obama is playing a game with the lives of our Marines — heck, all of our Warriors deployed. His political game of semantics and lack of a strategy means the best our country has to offer are being placed in harm’s way without requisite support. And we all know Obama will abandon Americans in combat at the drop of a hat, and lie about it to boot.

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As Written Allen B. West:

Recently I wrote a piece for Townhall.com about ROE (Rules of Engagement). Based on what’s happening in Iraq right now, that topic is rearing its ugly head — sadly, to the disadvantage of our men on the front lines.

Barack Obama declared an end to combat operations in Iraq, and ordered a complete withdrawal of our forces. Now that Obama has enabled the resurgence and reconstitution of an enemy that was defeated, he’s ordered U.S. troops back into that combat theater of operations — except, he refuses to call it combat. It is “training” yet Obama says we are going to disrupt, defeat, and destroy ISIS. Well, you don’t do that unless you’re conducting offensive operations — air and ground integrated operations.

Instead, we’ve deployed our Warriors into a morass without clear objectives and direction. And just this Saturday we shared the Assistant Commandant of the US Marine Corps comments, saying if the Marines were called today to respond to an unexpected crisis, they might not be ready.

It doesn’t appear they are now.

As reported by Fox News, “Two days after a U.S. Marine was killed in an ISIS rocket attack at a new firebase in northern Iraq, the base came under attack again Monday, a U.S. military spokesman told reporters. No Americans were killed or wounded in the latest attack, according to Col. Steve Warren, a U.S. military spokesman based in Baghdad. A “squad-sized” element of ISIS fighters, likely under 10, crept in close enough to attack the U.S. base, known as Firebase Bell, using small-arms fire. Two of the fighters were killed and the others ran off, the spokesman added. Warren says he believes the U.S. Marines were specifically targeted in the rocket attack over the weekend and thinks further attacks are likely.“We’re in a dangerous place, and there’s a war going on. So, we have to expect that there will be attacks,” he said.

Despite President Obama’s pledge of “no boots on the ground” against ISIS, some U.S. lawmakers say it’s been unclear where the advising mission ends and combat begins. In addition, a militia backed by Iran warned it would “deal with” U.S. Marines fighting ISIS in Iraq as “forces of occupation.” In an announcement on its TV channel al-Ahd, the militia added, “The forces of occupation are making a new suspicious attempt to restore their presence in the country under the pretext of fighting their own creation,” referring to ISIS.”

First, what a blinding flash of the obvious is the statement, “we’re in a dangerous place, and there’s a war going on” — duh, ya think? Now, would someone be so kind as to interrupt President Obama between sips of rum and smoking a Cuban cigar and inform him of such?

Obama said there is no war, but he’s deploying our men into areas where folks speaking a different language are shooting at them – that’s not a law enforcement or training mission, it’s combat. And why have we deployed these Marines into northern Iraq, right in the middle of ISIS country? Where is their fire support? Do these Marines have mortars, artillery, attack helicopter, and Marine CAS (close air support) by way of ready alert Harriers? This is why we need to have a commander in chief who, if hasn’t been on the receiving end of an RPG, will at least listen to those who have.

Barack Obama is playing a game with the lives of our Marines — heck, all of our Warriors deployed. His political game of semantics and lack of a strategy means the best our country has to offer are being placed in harm’s way without requisite support. And we all know Obama will abandon Americans in combat at the drop of a hat, and lie about it to boot.

Furthermore, Obama has placed these Marines right in the middle of a hornet’s nest. Not only are they facing Sunni ISIS, they’re also now being targeted by Iranian-backed Shiite militias. And why not — since Obama just ……

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ISIS takes credit for Brussels attack; but here’s why Obama deserves some blame – Allen B. West – AllenBWest.com

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