Obama Refuses Pentagon Request To Strike ISIS’s Capital In Libya

ByPamela Geller on February 20, 2016
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Obama rushed to remove a secular ruler who was working with us, but more importantly, containing the jihad threat. Since then, Libya has descended into jihad chaos and the Islamic State has developed a stronghold there. Obama had America stand down while our Ambassador and American attaches were slaughtered in cold blood.

Jihad is sweeping across the continent like the plague. And Obama gives stand down orders still.

“Obama Refuses Pentagon Request To Strike ISIS’s Capital In Libya,” by Geoffrey Grider , NTEB, February 19, 2016:

Weeks ago, defense officials told The New York Times that they were crafting military plans for such strikes, but needed more time to develop intelligence so that they could launch a sustained air campaign on ISIS in Sirte. But those plans have since been put on the back burner. “There is little to no appetite for that in this administration,” one defense official explained.

The terror group is gaining ground in Libya. But the Obama administration has said no to a Pentagon plan to go after ISIS there.

Despite the growing threat from the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Libya, the Obama administration has turned down a U.S. military plan for an assault on ISIS’s regional hub there, three defense officials told The Daily Beast.

In recent weeks, the U.S. military—led by its Africa and Special Operations Commands—have pushed for more airstrikes and the deployment of elite troops, particularly in the city of Sirte. The hometown of former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, the city is now under ISIS control and serving as a regional epicenter for the terror group.
The airstrikes would target ISIS resources while a small band of Special Operations Forces would train Libyans to eventually be members of a national army, the officials said.

Weeks ago, defense officials told The New York Times that they were crafting military plans for such strikes, but needed more time to develop intelligence so that they could launch a sustained air campaign on ISIS in Sirte.

But those plans have since been put on the back burner.

“There is little to no appetite for that in this administration,” one defense official explained.

At a press conference Tuesday, during this year’s summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, President Obama referred to United Nations efforts to help build a government in Libya, suggesting any military effort could create even more political fractures. On Sunday, a member of Libya’s Presidential Council announced that a list of 13 ministers and five ministers of state had been sent to Libya’s eastern parliament for approval.

But while the president said the U.S. would go after ISIS “anywhere it appeared,” he stopped short of saying the U.S. would expand its effort in Libya unilaterally. source

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  • Robby the Great

    Stop training foreign forces. Go full Tokyo on ISIS and let that be the end of it. Turn Mecca into a cinder so future believers will remember their god did not save them or their holy sites.

    • Richard

      I think you mean Hiroshima or Nagasaki. Your message still comes through, however.

      • bikerken

        In 1945, Hiroshima, Nagasaki and Detroit were all successful thriving industrial cities. Two got hit by atom bombs and one got hit with 50 + years of democratic party leadership. Guess which two are thriving again and which one is a post apocalyptic hole.

        • roger

          Most cities in the west are being carpet bombed with the same policies, and they are falling over but sometimes there is encouraging pushback, its a matter of the populations getting the facts.

        • megajess

          Wow, never thought of it in those terms but you are absolutely correct. I read these stories coming out of Flint, MI. The democratic/socialist government there has poisoned the water. These democrat/socialists made all decisions regarding the water supply leading up to the poisoned water problem they have now. Who is the media blaming? The republican govenor! But socialists will believe the slop their given. Grinder was right, “stupid American voter”!

          • DemocracyRules

            megajess:
            Hey, lighten up on the “stupid American voter”. Badmouthing and belittling them is commie talk. For more than 200 years, the average American has created and built this, the richest country in human history. I’m not kidding. Until about 1800, the average person lived on about $1 per day, and lived to age 37. It was that way for about 200,000 years!

            Then the industrial/scientific revolution began, and it was mainly driven by the US. It still is. When introduced to a new US technology, a Chinese engineer often says, “Oh, we can copy that”.

          • DemocracyRules

            the Electorate (2)
            An IQ of 100 is the average, and it is completely enough to understand politics. Sometimes an IQ of 80 is even better. They can look at a rat, and say it’s a rat. It takes and IQ of 140 to convince oneself that a rat is actually a world savior.

            Badmouthing the “low information voter” is also an error. Most people who work don’t follow politics in detail because they don’t have time. And someone has to work.

        • Pathfinder0100

          Damn Bikerken!! You sure nailed that!! WELL SAID!!

          • bikerken

            Thank you. Facts are funny things sometimes.

      • Drew the Infidel

        The first aerial attack against Japan in WWII was the Doolittle raid on Tokyo. Your point is well taken though.

    • notislam

      Make sure Arabs are out of it –then go on to destroy islam -nazis.

    • DemocracyRules

      Robby:
      Please remember that this is an obliteration fantasy. It’s OK, we all have them. About people we dislike, usually. In my fantasies, a ray-gun type thing makes them just vanish.

      But this is the real world now. Most people who write these fantasies would actually have a very tough time if someone put “the button” in front of them. In the real world, mass death is a grim business.

      • Robby the Great

        It’s hardly a fantasy nor a difficult decision. When it comes to western and American civilization versus that of savages raping and slaughtering women and children and having crucifixion being an almost daily routine for men you dislike you don’t even need to hesitate to consider the best choice. Anyone in the areas where these savages rule needs to disappear to preserve the rest of the world.

  • Scott Hart

    Just more treason from the traitor in chief!

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    • Rob Porter

      Of course there is “no appetite for strikes” on Libya from “this administration”. This administration wants Islam to win, couldn’t care less about Christians being headed, crucified, children’s eyes being gouged out before being beheaded, buried alive or cut in two, Yazidi and Christian girls and women being raped, turned into sex slaved, hundreds of older Yazidi women gunned down and buried in mass grave because they are regarded by ISIS as no longer useful for sex, civilians being murdered round Aleppo by Barack Obama’s “moderates” from al Qaeda and Muslim Brotherhood. The man is a Muslim and filthy, lying, bag of dirt. Let’s cut the drivel about his being a Christian. A Christian leader would be outraged by what is occurring from ISIS and committed to utterly destroying ISIS and turning into funeral pyres their dwelling places. 1,888 Russian air strikes last week and 16 by the U.S. says it all. Putin is right, Obama is only pretending to be fighting ISIS. Further to this the man is an inverted Midas, everything he touches turn to pigs droppings, whether it is Egypt, Libya, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria.

      • Scott Hart

        Lol tell us what you really think!!!

        • Rob Porter

          LOL. I’ll try harder next time!

  • Anon nona

    The Blacks in America are targeting Whites and cops and are to blind to see that the Islam problem will affectthem also.

    Will this country last?

    • roger

      Unfortunately there are many blacks taken in the snare of Islam, muslims see them as easy targets, but there are good black men that will rise to the right when the time comes.

    • DemocracyRules

      Anon nona
      If you say it won’t, then it won’t. If you say it will last, then it will. That’s how it’s done, one person at a time. The US has always hung by a thread. And when Jefferson said “eternal vigilance”, he was not kidding, and he really meant “eternal”.

      After the Soviet collapse, I thought we could relax a bit. What a mistake.

      • Pathfinder0100

        Boy!! Have you got that right!! I made the SAME mistake!!

      • joe1429

        Ironically, from a national security point of view, was safer for the us with the soviets in control. Insread now, you have 10 muslum countries over there, each trying to get nukes, instead of just one country finger on the button

    • a6z

      Cops qua cops don’t have any choice in the matter; they don’t make policy.

  • BrunoPBuhr

    Who should be surprised that Obama is either clueless or actively supporting Islamic extremist expansion throughout the world? When we need a President with courage and tenacity to lead us, we get a pathetic milk toast chi town bi-Ch leftist coward/traitor. The most beautiful sound I’ll ever hear is the White House door slamming shut for the last time on Obama’s fat azz!

    • a6z

      But the people that elected Obama, twice, is still here. And getting worse. Unfortunately.

  • chris wolf

    No one should doubt we’re living in a conquered land.

    • roger

      Politically conquered, for the present, but not a land without hope of restoration.

    • a6z

      Oh, that happened in 1920, with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment. Obama is just delayed fallout.

  • Mahou Shoujo

    The white mosque is actively protecting its mercenaries in libya, they will be needed in europe and north america. They are currently waiting for travel arrangements to be completed.

    • roger

      From Libya, I hope it’s North America by car.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        Inflatable boats would be good too.

  • EJO

    Not only this, but this as well.

    The SOB-in-chief has plenty of time, and desire to visit the Castro brothers in Cuba.

    But no time, or desire to go to Scalia’s funeral.
    ———-
    Also. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama paid less than two minutes of respect to the late Antonin Scalia while the Justice liesin repose at the Supreme Court.

    Friday, the Obamas spent approximately 35 seconds in front of the casket and then approximately 67 seconds in front of the portrait of Scalia.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/19/obama-spends-less-than-2-minutes-at-scalias-wake-video/#ixzz40kcJwxlJ

    • Judi

      Yes, and did you notice how “pensive” Moochelle looked, dressed from head to toe in designer black. What a pair of phonies!

  • rh2

    Muslim terrorists are Obama’s favorite buds. It wouldn’t do to bomb them into extinction, now would it?! Incredible really that the White House Impostor is getting away with his anti-American acts of betrayal without punishment. Nobody, but nobody, is making any move to take the Alien out of circulation and stop the insanity!. . .

    • roger

      Yes, he would have seen the mile long columns of Isis troops in their Toyota’s when they were crossing the deserts in Iraq and Syria, and any intelligence officer worth his salt would have told Osama that there were warehouses of brand new tanks, Humvees, artillery and ammo that were going to fall into Isis hands, and he could not have been ignorant of Turkey’s dealing in Isis oil.

      • DemocracyRules

        Roger:
        Your words are painfully true. In 2012, the Defense Intelligence Agency had people in Eastern Syria. They wrote a report predicting the formation of an ISIS-type organization. They warned against the consequences. Then the White House purposefully ignored the report. Stonewalled the DIA, their own people. An excellent report, too, now online.

    • joe1429

      he would have been impeached long ago… if white

  • roger

    Well, true to Osama’s word, he has slightly degraded ISIS and modified ever so slightly their ability to wage warfare, he even ordered a bomb to be dropped not far away from a bunch of them, somewhere, I think..

  • Arkansas MIke

    They actually had the nerve to ask Barry Hussein to bomb the most devout members of his favorite cult, his brothers in islam??

    Good they got it on record – CYA. They should be pushing for charges of treason.

  • hal8196

    ISIS is needed to continue the turmoil desired by Obama and his handlers. They create the crisis so that they can offer the solutions when the citizens are begging for help.

  • conan_drum

    There was another famous or notorious example of a leader who thought he knew better than his generals and refused to listen to their advice. He was called Adolf Hitler

  • Drew the Infidel

    The inauguration of Obhammud’s replacement cannot happen soon enough to suit me. Fester, fester, fester.

    • Pathfinder0100

      Drew–Let’s just hope that it is NOT Hillary!! In 2008 the Bilderburgs called Hillary in and told her that if she would drop out of the race and let Obama have the win that she would get it in 2016. She dropped out the next day””

  • Barry Wendell Jackson, Esq.

    President Obama had a miracle birth! He was born on the same day in Honolulu and in the Coast Province General Hospital, Mombasa, Kenya. In Kenya he was a Subject of Queen Elizabeth II. Citizens of Kenya are proud that a Citizen of Kenya was elected President of the U.S.
    I have downloaded a copy of his Kenya Birth Certificate, from the powerhour.com/news4/obama_(return)
    kenyan_birth_certificate.htm.

    • firefox

      If you are not a low-life advertising troll, please forward the correct link. The one in your comment is for an advertisement from a legal firm. Thanks.

      • Barry Wendell Jackson, Esq.

        I apologize. The link is on two lines, as set out. The word (return) to indicate dropping down to the line kenyan_birth_certificate.htm , was changed to (ret…
        In your browser, put it all in the address box, all on one line.
        In my browser, in the message you read, trying to put it all on one line was not possible.
        I just went to Powerhour, and the copy, in color, of the Kenya birth certificate is still there. Along with more information.
        Good luck.

  • durabo

    Sheikh Hussein al-Obamastan ALWAYS protects his own.

  • SK

    If he blows them up he can’t bring them here.

  • David C. Telliho

    Pentagon should carpet bomb Mecca during Ramadam, and claim it a navigation error.

  • lee

    Obama and the Muslims will pay dearly.

    • Bill Kay

      When ?

  • drummie

    Obama is a lying coward and continues to prove his treason against the United States and all freedom loving people. Islam is NOT compatible with freedom, only dictatorships. The SOB in the White House is a two bit dictator wannabe. When will the so called leaders of this country in the Congress stop him and remove him from office? NEVER. That is why it is so important to elect non establishment and courageous leadership.

    • Pathfinder0100

      Being 84 years old, I can say that I come from the “old School” There was a time when O would NOT get away with what he does today!! I wonder, can it be the “dumbing down of America’??

      • DemocracyRules

        Pathfinder:
        Sometimes a person wakes up in the middle of a long bar-fight, and thinks it just started when he woke up. The newspapers have been lying their heads off for centuries.

        How about this: Pearl Harbor was absolutely for certain a planned event, engineered by Roosevelt. He did it on purpose, and he knew the Japanese would hit Pearl and the Philippines. There is a MOUNTAIN of evidence for this. But here is just one telling piece. In the 1940’s, there was a Secretary of War. He kept a personal diary. In his diary, about a week before Pearl Harbor, he wrote that Roosevelt told him that Japan would attack within the next few days.

        And then everyone acted surprised! They blamed General Halsey. After his trial, Halsey said, “I wish someone had told me what was going on.”

        The newspapers didn’t change, you and I changed.

        • Pathfinder0100

          Yeah—

  • Marc Goldstone

    Is Obama on the ISIS payroll or is it just and example of one Muslim looking out for the other? What other explanation could there be for his coddling these animals?

  • casey377

    Obama knows you can’t have a major crisis if we kill all the evil forces.
    All of the Muslim terrorists are working with and for Obama’s end game of being mufti of the world.

  • ro

    Pamela: The headline should read “capitol” not capital.

  • DemocracyRules

    Obama wants ISIS to win.
    A high proportion of ISIS is made up of Muslim Brotherhood members. (About 30% to 50%). Obama meets with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB) often in the White House, and employs several of them in senior positions. The MB is closely allied with Iran, and Hamas, in Gaza. The current head of Al Qaida is former MB. Obama tried to help the MB take over Libya, Tunisia, and Egypt. Tunisia and Egypt wouldn’t knuckle under, but Libya has a solid ISIS presence.

    The reason why Obama is having difficulty in Syria is because he wants ISIS to win. Turkey’s leader, Erdogen, is also aligned with the MB. Obama and Erdogen appear to have something like a romantic relationship.

    The family of Huma Abedin are very high in the MB hierarchy.

    The pilot of the Malaysian airliner that “disappeared’ was an MB operative, and loyal to MB politician Anwar Ibrahim. Wreckage has recently washed up in the Indian ocean.

    • Pathfinder0100

      I absolutely agree with you there. However was not aware of the wreckage washing up.

      • DemocracyRules

        Pathfinder:
        Obama deliberately buried that whole story, because the MB played a central role.
        The parts that washed up were part of the wing of the aircraft, and positively identified by experts in France. (It washed up on Reunion Island, a French colony).

        Multiple experts have written reports and books on the pilot being the one responsible. He was a relative of Anwar Ibrahim. It was done to punish the Malaysian government for convicting Ibrahim of sodomy rape of a male chauffeur. The pilot attended the trial, heard the conviction, and drove to the airport for work, and then he hijacked the aircraft. All carefully planned.

        Search terms:
        Malaysian airliner parts wash up; Anwar Ibrahim

        • Pathfinder0100

          Am familiar about Pilot but thought that they denied it was from plant. Thank you for the info !! I like what you have to say: Please keep it up!!

          • Pathfinder0100

            “Plane”

          • DemocracyRules

            Pathfinder:
            Thanks! After you post a comment, it takes a few seconds to appear. Then shortly thereafter, the word ‘edit’ shows up below your comment, in light grey. Maybe the contrast on your monitor needs tweaking?

          • Pathfinder0100

            I am an 84 year old disabled Korean War Era Veteran and I spend 10–16 hours a day on my computer still fighting for my Country in he only way that I can now. .With my time and Computer. I get appro 150–200 Emails a day; Sometimes I just get in too big of a hurry. Thanks for reminding me about the “edit” Keep up your good work and God Bless!!

          • DemocracyRules

            Pathfinder:
            Thanks, and please come back to visit PamellaGeller.com. She punches very far above her weight class. The better the commenters, the better the website. John Bolten knows her and reads her work. Many pundits do, because her stuff is accurate, and hard to find anywhere else. I know that the pundit George Will reads her stuff, because he used something I wrote about how the US got to be the richest country in human history. It was almost word for word. But that’s OK with me. I’m glad he found it useful.

          • Pathfinder0100

            I have both been a fan of and followed her for a few years now, I pass many of her posts on and will continue to do so. She and Robert Spencer are our front line fighters!!

  • Pathfinder0100

    Obama stated “change” often enough. He just did not mention that it would be Islam and Sheia did he??

    • DemocracyRules

      Pathfinder:
      He likes to surprise people.

      • Pathfinder0100

        You’ve sure got that RIGHT!!

  • firefox

    200,000 more Muslim men (men-only?!) cueing up for Europe in Lybia because Obama chooses to again protect ISIS by not striking their leadership in Lybia. JFK & MLK, both, true American heros, seeking good for the nation and gone far too soon. And we are left with this non-American Muslim-sympathizing ‘zero’, further bringing down the free world with each passing day and single-handedly destroy USA’s position as the pre-eminent global power and its dollar, too. He has proven himself an absolute shame to every man & woman from over the last centuries who lost their lives fighting for the chance to live in a free world. Who is he really, where did he come from, and what insane and evil group brought this man in and allow him to deceive his way into this position of power? Lately, its almost like you have to have a complete disdain for the people before you can be president. He promised the people one simple basic thing in 2008: that he’d pass a law to allow Americans through food labels to know exactly what is in the food they buy” – then once elected, not only did he not do that, he passed laws that gave Monsanto extra unneeded protection. I fear the damage that Obama will yet cause before his time as POTUS expires. (Funny: When I first saw POTUS along with ‘Obama’ I thought that it meant “piece of totally uselss $hit” – was I wrong!?). And even now, I cringe as I watch Bill Clinton rally for Hillary. In the 1980’s, as Governor or Arkansas, he ran an operation buying blood from inmates and selling it. Once the American Red Cross stopped buying inmate blood because of the high likleyhood that it would be contaminated, he then sold his stockpile of blood to Canada, Europe, and Japan and did not stop until many years later when I believe laws were put in place to stop it all. Hundreds? Thousands? Hundreds of thousands? of individuals needing blood transfusions contracted AIDS and HepC from that tainted Arkansas blood and suffered and died and their surviving families continue to suffer today. What kind of mindset do you need to have to continue selling that blood knowing the US won’t even buy it? Do you think Hillary was aware of this? Google it for the exact details. There’s one way that Bill may yet pay for all his indiscretions, and that’s if Hillary doesn’t win this one. The last thing needed is another 4 years of Liberal corruption and corporate pandering. Balls have been absent in the WhiteHouse for tooo long.

  • a6z

    Undoubtedly for environmental reasons. Or at least environmental excuses.

  • joe1429

    And potus goes and takes credit for the limited, libyan airstrikes, and the news is silent that the pentagon wanted a more sustained strike and potus said no, It is going to be a Huge problem by next year for the next potus