LastDayWatchers remember when the Pawn of Satan stated every nation in every region now has to make a decision make, either you are with us or you are with the terrorists
The decisions have been made, Iraq is not with US, Lebanon is not with US, Syria is not with US and most of all Iran is not with US (neither is Libya, Yemen, and whole host of others)
The same old failures will continue to manifest themselves due to God's Curse
There is nothing new about Obama’s approach to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State. U.S. counterterrorism policy of the last decade of carrying out “targeted” air or drone strikes and training and equipping local forces has been a failure in all times, in all places.
If the U.S. metric in the Global War on Terror is whether the number of terrorist groups has diminished and whether stability has been established, U.S. policy has fallen short on both counts, the State Department’s report earlier this year documented a 43 percent increase in the number of terrorist groups globally.
Rather than evaluating and rethinking U.S. counterterrorism policy in light of mounting evidence against this approach
The fight against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen is a prime example of this failure. Bombarding the country with drone and air strikes, while killing some key figures, has done nothing to build a stable country.
Obama’s requested $1.6 billion to rebuild the Iraqi Security Forces, which dissolved when threatened by Islamic State forces.
The U.S. already spent $25 billion on Iraqi forces to repel such attacks and it is foolhardy to think that another $1.6 billion will stand up a force that can do much of anything.
President Barack Obama, who was elected on a pledge to bring American soldiers home from war, now faces multiple fronts abroad, including the war against the Islamic State group; a civil war in Iraq between the Shiites, Kurds and disenfranchised majority Sunnis; the ongoing war in Afghanistan; and a creeping conflict against traditional al-Qaida forces in places like Yemen.
U.S. intervention in Iraq and Syria, Libya and airstrikes in Yemen have done little to weaken the extremists' vigor, and a continually murky strategy may only strengthen their foothold.
As an American photojournalist Luke Somers and South African aid worker Pierre Korkie held by Al Qaeda militants in Yemen have been killed after a failed rescue attempt by U.S. special forces
The news of the failed rescue comes after a suspected U.S. drone strike in Yemen killed nine alleged Al Qaeda militants early Saturday
The drone strikes are despised by many in Yemen due to civilian casualties, legitimizing for many the attacks on American interests
With regard to the failed rescue attempt, the Gift of the Givers relief group, which was trying to secure Korkie's release, said it had negotiated for the teacher to be freed and had expected that to happen on Sunday and for him to be returned to his family.