The Obama Administration is “building a Coalition” to fight the threat of IZZY. In the meantime IZZY laughs and cuts off another head for a commercial. “Welcome to the vacation land of IZZY you’ll have so much fun, you’ll lose your head”
First I’ll state what should have already been done, then I’ll breakdown what has been achieved so far.
What should have been done is as the President was speaking the other night announcing his plans for cleaning up the mess he has created, Air Strikes should have been taking place. Due to the lack of ground assets in the area the Aircraft that can be used for bombing are limited. A larger majority of our planes still only drop guided missiles that require someone on the ground to light the target.
That leaves a select group of Aircraft to hit precise targets without massive collateral casualties, Cruise Missiles, and Drones. The group could have been decimated in a single strike in less than an hour. It wouldn’t have destroyed them but it would have incapacitated them for the 2 years that Obama needs to leave office gracefully. He blew the first opportunity.
The current opportunity and the real problem is IZZY is making $97 Million a Month selling Oil at $40 a Barrel. That makes them a threat that has brought the Arab Nations to draw lines. IZZY controls 3 Oil Fields, 2 in Syria 1 in Iraq. This could be squashed in less than 30 minutes with a Cruise Missile attack. What is Obama waiting for and why?
If we strike the 3 oil fields we screw them logistically. IZZY is not Al-Qaeda, they are a State and must be dismantled as one. This is the threat that has pushed the Saudis to drag it’s Arab Allies to the Table. The lines that are forming are the same ones that formed under Saudi Leadership in WWI.(The Turks have withdrawn from the group) The Egyptians are taking the lead in organizing the front against the actual terrorist personnel. The Saudis are playing the Americans exactly as they played the British to protect their own interests that coincide with ours. Money over Religion.
As we dither IZZY is moving assets into the heaviest populated areas it can. (They learned from your reaction over Gaza). They can not however move Oil Fields. The only committed ground Forces are the Iraqis and the Kurds. That means until the Egyptians organize an actual Assault on Libya and wherever else they feel a threat the only ground fighting takes place in Iraq. The only two Nations to commit Air Power at this point are France and Iraq, so we will be doing all the bombing. Add to that the Russians have threatened that U.S. attacks in Syria would be a “gross violation” of international law.
A Russian foreign ministry spokesman said any such action, without the backing of the UN, would be “an act of aggression”. (so what?)
The longer the first strikes drag out the more civilians will die.