According to Judge Napolitano, ¨The president could decimate ISIS tomorrow. Military personnel have stated it could be done in 90 days, and certainly in 180 days.”
If the President really wanted to defeat ISIS he could do it quite rapidly, seeing how we've got the most powerful army the world has yet seen. But as summed up by Allen West and Tom Delay, Obama has ‘sympathies' towards Islam or is actually Islamic, which definiately distorts his loyalties.
Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe stated last year, “Never in my political career in my memory did it ever occur to me that we would have a president of the United States who would be doing things supporting the enemy.”
Now we have ISIS, confident that they have a friend in the White House, taking land very close to and American base, certainly with intentions of attack as soon as they have accumulated the numbers needed.
What will Obama do when they are ready to attack our base? I think most feel it won't be in the best interest of our military.
A Defense Department spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News that “heavy fighting” took place in that area on Thursday, but referred questions about the status of the town to the Iraq government.
“There was no direct attack on the Al Asad air base,” the spokeswoman assured, while acknowledging reports of “ineffective indirect fire in the vicinity of the base.”
Reuters had reported that, according to unnamed officials, a group of insurgents did attack the well-fortified base but failed to break in.
The Al Asad air base is where 320 U.S. Marines are stationed training Iraqi forces. It is a mere 13-minute drive from al-Baghdadi to the base.
“It bears watching,” retired Col. Thomas Lynch, a National Defense University fellow, told Fox News, regarding the reports out of Iraq.
But he stressed that for the fighters to pose a threat to the base, they’d have to get through the perimeter. While “it’s not impossible,” Lynch said, to do it they would have to amass a large number of fighters – which would make them “vulnerable” to airstrikes.
The area in Anbar Province has long been a hot zone of fighting as ISIS looks to hold and expand its self-declared caliphate in Iraq and Syria. In January, the Pentagon first confirmed that U.S. troops at the Al Asad base had been coming under regular mortar fire.
To date, those attacks have been described as ineffective. A senior U.S. official told Fox News the base receives “low-scale” indirect fire from time to time.
“We continue to support efforts by Iraqi Security Forces, working in conjunction with tribal fighters, directed against ISIL in the province,” the DOD spokeswoman said Thursday.
According to Reuters, militants attacked the town of al-Baghdadi from two directions before advancing inward.
The development comes as the U.S.-led coalition continues to launch airstrikes against ISIS, with Jordan taking on a greater role following the brutal execution of a captured Jordanian pilot at ISIS’ hands.
American aid worker Kayla Mueller’s death – which was blamed on ISIS – also was confirmed earlier this week.
Citing the deaths of Mueller and other American captives, President Obama on Wednesday asked Congress to give formal approval to use military force against ISIS. Obama said the group poses a “grave threat” and could threaten the U.S. homeland if left “unchecked.”