Whose side is Obama on?

The U.S. has reportedly blocked any attempts by Middle East allies to fly weapons to the Kurds fighting the Islamic State in Iraq.

The Telegraph reports that U.S. allies say President Obama and other Western leaders, including Britain’s David Cameron, aren’t showing leadership over the escalating ISIS crisis in Iraq, Syria and throughout the Middle East.

What is the problem? We were willing and able to arm very questionable Syrian insurgents (Ties to ISIS) but we aren’t willing to arm or let others arm the Kurds. The only people in the area that have had success agains ISIS and the Iraqi Kurds and have been pretty helpful to US forces in Iraq. They are the only trustworthy (relatively) group in the area.

Who side is this administration on?

As has been asked before, if President Obama were working for ISIS what would he be doing different?


6 thoughts on “Whose side is Obama on?

  1. The Kurds have been fighting ISIS. This said, without Obama’s help, ISIS would have overrrun Kurdistan by now and probably killed hundreds of thousands of Kurds.

    The Kurds are one of many who are fighting ISIS hard. Many Kurds still serve inside the Iraqi army.

    President Obama should ask Kurdistan to contribute tens of thousands of Kurds to ITDC (Iraqi Training and Doctrine Command) training camps to stiffen the Iraqi Army. The Kurds consistently did this until they got into a fight with Maliki in 2013 (even then the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff remained a professional competent Kurd.)

  2. “Without Hussein’s help ISIL wouldn’t have the arms or training to invade Iraq at this time.”

    If Obama had kept 10 K advisors in Iraq in 2012, the ISF would have done a far better job against ISIS. Probably ISIS would have focused on Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Gulf and other countries before their big push into Iraq.

    All of Syria might today might have been ISIS in that scenario.

  3. The US military was probably the only thing allowing Kurds, Shia, and Sunnis to work together. After they left… well, the country might as well have been gone.

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