Obama War On ISIS Is Being Won By ISIS, On All Major Fronts

Obama War On ISIS Is Being Won By ISIS, On All Major Fronts

The first thing to realize about this war is that in open desert wars with air superiority, wars last hours not years.   In mountainous forested areas such as Afghanistan, wars last years or decades.   And warfare is slow in cities.

In terms of flat desert wars, there was the 100 hour war that the U.S. won in the first Gulf War http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_War and the mad dash to Bagdad in the second Gulf War.

Also there was the Six Day Israel-Egypt War. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War

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100 Hour War, The First Gulf War

 

So how can ISIS, or as Obama has called them, Junior Varsity nobodies, defeat Obama’s war plan week after week for two months?  That is not easy to explain.  It has never happened to America before. ISIS is attacking in the open desert outside cities, virtual sitting ducks for air attacks,  and yet they are still winning.  There is suspicion that Obama is either not trying to win, or that he wants to use defeat with his current strategy as a false flag excuse to get America into a major Iraq ground war, for whatever his motives would be to do so.

Barack Obama

 

This is what the UK Independent has to say about it:

America’s plans to fight Islamic State are in ruins as the militant group’s fighters come close to capturing Kobani and have inflicted a heavy defeat on the Iraqi army west of Baghdad.

The US-led air attacks launched against Islamic State (also known as Isis) on 8 August in Iraq and 23 September in Syria have not worked. President Obama’s plan to “degrade and destroy” Islamic State has not even begun to achieve success. In both Syria and Iraq, Isis is expanding its control rather than contracting.

Isis reinforcements have been rushing towards Kobani in the past few days to ensure that they win a decisive victory over the Syrian Kurdish town’s remaining defenders. The group is willing to take heavy casualties in street fighting and from air attacks in order to add to the string of victories it has won in the four months since its forces captured Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq, on 10 June. Part of the strength of the fundamentalist movement is a sense that there is something inevitable and divinely inspired about its victories, whether it is against superior numbers in Mosul or US airpower at Kobani.

In the face of a likely Isis victory at Kobani, senior US officials have been trying to explain away the failure to save the Syrian Kurds in the town, probably Isis’s toughest opponents in Syria. “Our focus in Syria is in degrading the capacity of [Isis] at its core to project power, to command itself, to sustain itself, to resource itself,” said US Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken, in a typical piece of waffle designed to mask defeat. “The tragic reality is that in the course of doing that there are going to be places like Kobani where we may or may not be able to fight effectively.”

Unfortunately for the US, Kobani isn’t the only place air strikes are failing to stop Isis. In an offensive in Iraq launched on 2 October but little reported in the outside world, Isis has captured almost all the cities and towns it did not already hold in Anbar province, a vast area in western Iraq that makes up a quarter of the country. It has captured Hit, Kubaisa and Ramadi, the provincial capital, which it had long fought for. Other cities, towns and bases on or close to the Euphrates River west of Baghdad fell in a few days, often after little resistance by the Iraqi Army which showed itself to be as dysfunctional as in the past, even when backed by US air strikes.  Read More: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/war-against-isis-us-strategy-in-tatters-as-militants-march-on-9789230.html

 

Even MSNBC, regarded as Obama’s most loyal media ally, had this to say:

U.S.-led airstrikes continued this weekend in Syria and Iraq as the Islamist terror group ISIS is now poised to take a Syrian town and massacre the civilians in the area, a United Nations official warned.

The U.S. and its partners conducted a total of nine airstrikes on Saturday and Sunday, three of which targeted ISIS fighters in the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani, the Defense Department said.

Sen. John McCain warned that the U.S. was losing ground against ISIS. “They’re winning and we’re not,” the Arizona Republican said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union”. “The Iraqis are not winning, The peshmerga, the Kurds are not winning,” he added.

The U.N. said on Friday that a civilian massacre in the mostly Kurdish town would likely happen if control of Kobani falls to ISIS fighters.  http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/mccain-isis-theyre-winning-and-were-not

It has been observed that Obama now calls them ISIL not ISIS.  What does that mean?  This article covers that: http://aun-tv.com/2014/09/why-does-obama-call-isisislamic-state-isil-whose-side-is-he-on/

The ISIS map at the top of this article is from www.assyrianvoice.net

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