White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed that when the Obama Administration begins to launch air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), they won’t actually be confined to Iraq.
“The president has demonstrated a willingness to go into other countries where necessary to protect our national and homeland security,” Earnest said, noting US strikes in Yemen and Somalia.
Other officials had indicated President Obama wouldn’t hesitate to launch strikes in Syria, but Earnest’s comments suggest the whole world is the battlefield once again and that President Obama might conceivably strike anywhere he wants.
Earnest also ducked questions about needing Congressional authorization for such strikes beyond Iraq, insisting that the President had long attacked other countries without it being a big deal.
Though ISIS is primarily located in Iraq and Syria, they also have a presence in Lebanon, and have affiliated factions across the region, including in the Israeli-occupied West Bank and Jordan.
12 thoughts on “White House: ISIS Airstrikes Won’t Be Confined to Iraq”
What is clear here is that the "National Interest" the President is yapping about as nothing to do with America, but all to do with the apartheid state of Israel.
So this is how Obama gets around the overwhelming desire of the American people to stay out of Syria.
Yes, and he is licking his intervention chops because he can now with impunity screw Putin whose for him embarrassing help on Syria he has never forgotten nor forgiven. The red line cvan be revisited. Somehow the situation reminds me of 1914 with President Obama in the role of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria-Hungary and Serbia then = Syria today. Or of Hinkel from "The Dictator" toying with an inflated globe. Remember who the "Great Neutral" was in WW1? Well, the Chinese obvbiously remember. They are the "Great Neutral " of today.
My first thought exactly! I can see it now "Oops we 'accidentally' bombed some Syrian army troops" (again) etc. Doubtless when the Syrians shoot back in self defence it will be considered an act of war.
Attacking Syria is a clear violation of international law. I hope Putin calls that POS and reminds him of that, then works on sanctions.
Maybe Russia could strike a few of the Gulf mini-states in retaliation to remind OUR fairless "O" of the potential costs of this plan…. You know….. The Ole: Quid Pro…. Hoe…..!!!!!!!
"Attacking ISIS" (a terrorist organization supported by America's allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia) will then most definitely be the pretext for invading Syria. How 'bout them apples?
Planetary Emperor Obama faces a dilemma. The ISIS guerillas he wants to bomb in Iraq are the same group which is leading the war in Syria to oust Assad, who Obama wants to also replace.
Other than forcing ISIS out of Iraq, to solely make war against Assad, what can he do to achieve contradictory objectives? But ISIS has found the Shia' government in Iraq far easier to attack than the quasi Shia' Alawhite dictatorship in Syria. ISIS managed to slaughter or intimidate their erstwhile (mainly Sunni) allies in Syria but this resulted in decisive Assad military advances. Iraqi Sunnis had no active anti government guerillas so by moving into Iraq they dominated the opposition and in Sunni areas have easily pushed out the corrupt Iraqi (mostly Shia') official military.
ISIS won't want to retreat back into Syria since it is far more lucrative to hold territory in Iraq at the moment. Even the normal US practice of massive bribery won't work at this point.
Emperor Obama sleeps restlessly, trying to square his circle. Assad here is (currently) the winner in all of this. Perhaps Obama can dust off his Nobel Peace Prize and convene in peace parley in Mosul.
You can get very good odds in Vegas on that scenario…
This is yet another double face leader of the free world! We said it from day one, Obama is not going to do anything but following what Saudis, UAE and Turkey, Erdogan government, have said that he should do, Islamization by terrorists, savages and barbarians to expend the Saudis religious territorial is what he is doing.
ISIS the pretext to finally bomb Syria
Deagle 2014/06/19 – TIM ALEXANDER / CHRIS HARRIS
Consider for a moment if Obama is a Sunni Muslim himself …
Now add in Obama's Islamization PUSH in America:
While your kept busy with 'immigration', GLOBAL WARMING and (and more ways to control and tax the masses) – watch what else they're doing) >
Are you up to speed regarding the Caliphate/ MAHDI-12th Imam-Anti-Christ to Rise? It's not what you believe, it's what they believe, and they're coming.
Did Obama purposely leave behind all that equipment and military weapons when the US pulled out?
Still Report #281 – Is Obama a Sunni?
The Islamization of American Schools – Books by Abdullah Al Araby
http://www.islamreview.com/ store/ index.php/ books-by-abdullah-al-araby/ the-islamization-of-american-schools.html
See what is unfolding under your nose? When it will effect you and your family, it's not what you believe but what they believe.
The sooner people wake up, hopefully before it gets too powerful, the sooner it can be dealt with.
Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration
by John Rossomando • Jan 3, 2013
"An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy."
Obama Releases 5 Of The Most Dangerous Taliban Commanders …
http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blog/?p=22365 – View by Ixquick Proxy – Highlight
Jun 2, 2014 …
Is the Obama State Department Following Shariah Law Over U.S. Law in Refusing to Acknowledge Meriam’s Kids’ Citizenship?
"For the U.S. State Department to accept this ruling (the same ruling that sentenced her to torture and then death), it would have to accept Sudan’s interpretation of Shariah law. That appears to be exactly what is happening, and it’s outrageous."
… get it yet?
LiveLeak.com – Fitna the Movie (New Version 4-4-2008)
"Consider for a moment if Obama is a Sunni Muslim himself"
Right. Because Sunni Muslims normally attend Christian churches for decades at a time, refer frequently to their Christian faith in White House holiday messages, drink beer, eat pork and noticeably appear in public doing things other than praying at Muslim prayer times.
US trained, funded and armed ISIL & Co.. They couldn't overthrough Assad. So they went to Iraq. Now is the big chance for US to get rid of Maliki and finally bomb Syria to "fight" their proxis in the region.
ISIL and Al-Qaida have always been a tool for US. And there coming in handy again, doing exactly what US has meant them to do. And the busy ISIL allies in the background (Turkey, Saud, Qatar) are all hoping to gain in one way or another. Welcome to the middle ages.
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