While Obama assures the world that he is vigorously fighting ISIS and has the terrorists “contained,” U.S. military pilots that have returned from actually fighting these terrorist paint a shockingly different picture of what’s REALLY going on over there.
The truth is- They have actually been blocked by the Obama administration from bombing a whopping 75% of their targets! 75 PERCENT!
This news comes after the horrific attacks in Paris by the Muslim terrorist group ISIS. While France and Russia have no problem bombing the hell out of these scumbags, Obama has squashed effective strikes for over 2 years by placing ludicrous policies in place that require special ‘clearance’ before any strikes can be executed.
The Washington Free Beacon reported that strikes against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL) targets are often blocked due to an Obama administration policy to prevent civilian deaths and collateral damage, according to Rep. Ed Royce (R., Calif.), chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The policy is being blamed for allowing Islamic State militants to gain strength across Iraq and continue waging terrorist strikes throughout the region and beyond, according to Royce and former military leaders who spoke Wednesday about flaws in the U.S. campaign to combat the Islamic State.
“You went 12 full months while ISIS was on the march without the U.S. using that air power and now as the pilots come back to talk to us they say three-quarters of our ordnance we can’t drop, we can’t get clearance even when we have a clear target in front of us,” Royce said.
“I don’t understand this strategy at all because this is what has allowed ISIS the advantage and ability to recruit,” he added.
The Pentagon defended Obama’s policy saying, “The bottom line is that we will not stoop to the level of our enemy and put civilians more in harm’s way than absolutely necessary,” adding that the military often conducts flights “and don’t strike anything.”
“The fact that aircraft go on missions and don’t strike anything is not out of the norm,” the official said. “Despite U.S. strikes being the most precise in the history of warfare, conducting strike operations in the heavily populated areas where ISIL hides certainly presents challenges. We are fighting an enemy who goes out of their way to put civilians at risk.”
Jack Keane, a retired four-star U.S. general, agreed with Royce and blames Obama for issuing orders that severely constrain the U.S. military from combating terror forces.
“This has been an absurdity from the beginning,” Keane said in response to questions from Royce. “The president personally made a statement that has driven air power from the inception.”
“When we agreed we were going to do airpower and the military said, this is how it would work, he [Obama] said, ‘No, I do not want any civilian casualties,’” Keane explained. “And the response was, ‘But there’s always some civilian casualties. We have the best capability in the world to protect from civilians casualties.’”
However, Obama’s response was, “No, you don’t understand. I want no civilian casualties. Zero,’” Keane continued. “So that has driven our so-called rules of engagement to a degree we have never had in any previous air campaign from desert storm to the present.”
Meanwhile, ISIS is gaining strength everyday and are in full blown TERROR mode. It’s a sad day in America when the French are outdoing the USA… Unbelievable.
(H/T Right Wing Tribune)