Rumor: Obama Admin Okayed Raid on Abu Sayyaf in Syria To Take The Sting Out Of Ramadi Failure

Over the weekend, while the the Obama administration was patting itself on the back for the Delta Force raid on ISIS/Daesh Oil Financier Abu Sayyaf, ISIS was sacking Ramadi, seizing U.S. military equipment, including missile launchers and tanks – enough to  “take 3 more Mosuls and about 10 Ramadis,” according to one ISIS supporter.

Bill O’Reilly asked his guests, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (ret) and Col. David Hunt (Ret.) Monday night,  if they’ve heard the same rumor he’d heard that “the Obama administration knew that Ramadi was going to fall, knew it was an embarrassment, and then okayed this mission (as Col Hunt mentioned there were more than one hundred other requests that were not okayed – to take the sting out of the Ramadi situation.”

Peters said, “I’ve not heard that direct link, but I have heard the administration is doing everything it can to do damage control on the fall of Ramadi.”

(Yes, sadly, we have our own Baghdad Bobs now assigned to “damage control.”)

“Bill, the State Department has finally said that the fall of Ramadi was a set-back. It’s not a set-back. It’s a catastrophe! Ramadi is 75 miles from Baghdad! That’s Trenton to downtown Manhattan. It’s the capital of Anbar province – the key Sunni Arab province – it’s important because so many bled – died! – to take Ramadi!”

He continued to say that it was also a huge symbolic win for the Islamic State, and that “there are even some reports they got some of our M-1 tanks we gave the Iraqis.”

“Iraqi Special Forces, their elite operations – ran away, Peters added.”

Col. Hunt blasted the administration for its ineffective 9 month air campaign, “which was never going to work anyway” because the lack of troops on the ground coordinating with pilots.

Via PJ Media:

A coalition spokesman said Monday afternoon that the U.S.-led coalition  ”has conducted 19 air strikes in the vicinity of the Iraqi city of Ramadi over the past 72 hours.”

The strikes targeted Islamic State fighting positions, armoured and technical vehicles, and buildings they control.

Obama allegedly has a coalition of 60 nations fighting ISIS with us and they only managed 19 airstrikes in a three-day period.

During the Gulf War’s “Shock and Awe” campaign, the U.S. rained down 300 to 400 cruise missiles a day on Iraq for two consecutive days. At the beginning of the Iraq War, the U.S. unleashed 800 cruise missiles in two days.

Meanwhile, a massive convoy of ISIS fighters was able to parade out in the open desert in Western Anbar on Monday, completely unmolested.

The Regime says a “sandstorm” prevented them from acting, but pictures and video show an area completely clear of sand storms.

According to the ISIS Study Group,  “the public thinks Ramadi fell just the other day, but in all honesty IS had been in control of the city for the last six months.”

All this did was make it “official.” We’re aware of 50 ISF personnel who are currently trapped in the city with no way out – meaning they don’t have long on this Earth. The Obama administration may be downplaying the significance of this blow, but this is the biggest IA defeat since the fall of Mosul.

We’ve been warning about IS’ tightening chokehold on the province and how al-Asad Airbase is in danger of being overrun. As of this writing, the base is surrounded and isolated from any ground reinforcements with the Iraqi Army (IA) base in Taqaddum also vulnerable to a complex attack. A smaller IA presence at Camp Warar has been completely cut off and already experiencing probing attacks with the IS OP-tempo increasing in Fallujah and Karmah – which have forced some of the Shia proxy Popular Mobilization Committee (PMC) personnel to withdraw. After purging Ramadi of the remaining ISF presence, IS held a massive parade with a large concentration of fighters, armored vehicles and other confiscated equipment involved in the festivities as a show of force and to taunt the US government for being so weak. Not surprisingly, the Obama administration failed to capitalize on the large concentration of fighters in the area by not launching airstrikes on their positions. They claim a “sandstorm” prevented the US Air Force from launching airstrikes, which is interesting since the area seems pretty clear of sandstorms in the video footage that’s circulating the net.

A New Baghdad Bob Emerges As ISIS Takes Over Ramadi (Video)

As ISIS took over Ramadi, Friday, routing Iraqi troops, who fled for their lives along with thousands of civilians, Brig. Gen. Thomas D. Weidley, chief of staff for Combined Joint Task Force Operation, wants the American public to believe that Islamic State forces are on the defensive and that the situation is going just according to plan.

Leave it to Obama to produce a military spokesman as impressively mendacious as Iraq’s own Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf – aka Baghdad Bob.

The Islamic State on Friday took control of the provincial government center of Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s largest province, and appeared to be in control of most of the city in a major defeat for the Iraqi government.

Islamic State forces also appeared to be closing in on government positions in two other key locations in Anbar province, the towns of Baghdadi and Karmah, in a broad offensive that if successful would end the government presence in any of the province’s major population centers. The capture of Baghdadi also would cut the supply lines to the Iraqi garrison protecting the strategic Haditha Dam.

The Associated Press appeared to call out General Weidley on his propaganda:

Weidley appeared to be pressing his own “information campaign” designed to counter the militants’ message of defiance. While conceding the militants’ were managing “episodic control” of certain terrain in Iraq, he insisted their advances were minor and unsustainable.

The State Department offered a similar assessment. “There will be good days and bad days in Iraq,” State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said. “ISIL is trying to make today a bad day in Ramadi. We’ve said all along we see this as a long-term fight.”

Weidley said IS fighters had launched a complex attack Friday on Ramadi as part of an effort to “feed their information and propaganda apparatus.” He called Ramadi a “critical city” but said he could not confirm how much of the city had been lost to IS on Friday or what percentage remains in Iraqi control. He said his command had seen Islamic State social media postings of photos that depict a successful Ramadi offensive.

How can this even be happening? Where’s the “broad coalition” Obama promised  would “degrade, and ultimately destroy” ISIS?

Here’s White House Spokes-Goon Eric Schultz claiming that ISIS Momentum ‘Has Been Blunted’:

Obama’s “broad coalition” is kicking butt over there, you guys.

Never-mind the weaselly – “ultimately” destroy verbiage. We’re not even “ultimately” degrading them. Degraded armies don’t keep gaining ground.

This is a new low for the United States. For God only knows what reason – the leader of the free world is handing Iraq over to savages. And now we’ve got our own Baghdad Bob(s) telling us we’re not seeing what we’re seeing. The disaster playing out before our eyes, they tell us is really the enemy being “degraded” by our broad coalition.

But you’ll just have to take their word for it since the Regime won’t let the media embed in Iraq so they can report on what’s going on.

We’ve not even reached bottom, yet, folks. Obama still has over a year and a half of failing to do. It’s hard not to feel demoralized.

Pamela Geller: I’m Never Going To Give Up (Video)

Eric Bolling, filling in for Hannity, made note of new revelations that the FBI had information about the impending attack hours before it happened, and asked if the agency had warned Geller about it.

“No, they did not tell us that, Geller replied, “and I believe that the FBI has been disarmed in the information battle-space because Islamic-supremacist groups like CAIR have demanded and gotten experts in Jihadist doctrine…”

“You think the influence of CAIR is influencing what the FBI does, ” Bolling interjected.

“Unquestionably,” Geller replied. She argued that great Islamic scholars who used to advise on the Islamic threat have been shut down.

“If you don’t know who the enemy is – how can you find them?” Geller asked.

She said the American people “have to put their own safety in their own hands.”

She continued, “the reason I did this cartoon and art exhibit – it was an art exhibit, too by the way – nobody talks about that. Why is that important? Because for 1,400 years, Mohammed was depicted and they weren’t killing anybody. Why are they killing everybody, now? Because they’re imposing the sharia. This is the question America faces. Will we submit to the sharia or will we stand for our basic principles?”

Bolling asked if in the wake of the attack and threats on her life, she will “lay low” or do another cartoon contest.

If I lay low, I’ve given up. It’s like the (Charlie) Hebdo cartoonist who said he won’t draw another Mohammed cartoon. I’m never going to give up. I’m never going to give up my freedom, I’m never going to give up the fight.

She added, “for everything people are saying in the media, I’m getting tens of thousands of emails of support…There’s a dichotomy between what the media is saying and what the American people are feeling.”

Bolling also had on NRO columnist, David French to discuss his excellent column, “I’m more hateful than Pamela Geller.”

“It is astonishing to me that we’re having thousands and thousands of words commentary after a woman is nearly killed with all of her friends and supporters and that commentary is focusing on whether she talks about these genocidal jihadists with enough nuance. It makes no sense what-so-ever,” French said.

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David French, NRO: Pamela Geller’s Critics Are Proving Her Point:

Geller’s critics should spare us all the high-minded rhetoric about tolerance and liberty and “democratic values.” In a continent-sized nation of more than 300 million souls, “offensive” speech is always happening. Geller’s speech is different not because it’s uniquely insensitive or even uniquely “hateful.” Her speech is different because it makes people afraid.

Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/418058/pamela-gellers-critics-are-proving-her-point-david-french

Video: The MSM Picks A Side in the Fight Against Islamic Extremism

As perfectly illustrated in this Ben Howe video put out by MRC TV.

When it comes to the First Amendment, they sure talk a good game. But when push comes to shove in the fight against Islamic Extremism – they let you know whose side they’re on. And it just happens to be the same side as the deplorable dirtbag who appears last in the video.

This wasn’t even a particularly difficult test, media – and you failed it miserably.

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Eric Wemple, The Washington Post: The week that cable news failed free expression:

Authorities are investigating ISIS’s claim of responsibility; they’re checking the electronic communication histories of the attackers, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi; the White House has called the episode an “attempted terrorist attack.

And who’s being treated as the public enemy on cable? The woman who organized a cartoon contest.

Read the whole thing – you’ll be surprised and delighted that Wemple doesn’t take the low road that most libs take when defending Geller’s right to free speech (by gratuitously insulting her at the same time.) It’s just a fulsome defense of her right to free speech and a critique of the conga line of cable news cowards who attacked her.

Video: Inside The Garland Venue As The Shooting Occurred

This is interesting as it gives you real time reactions of people at the Draw Mohammed contest as the shooting took place.

Also, Robert Spencer’s speech at the beginning is great and definitely worth a listen.

Via Tom Trento’s United West:

First we will hear 4 minutes of Robert Spencer explaining why the event was messaged like it was. He specifically addresses those who believe Pamela Geller’s event was unnecessarily provocative to the followers of Islam.

Next you will be inside the venue with us as a Garland SWAT leader explains to the audience that shots were fired and they will need to move all in attendance into the auditorium which is further away from the front entrance.

Next you will experience being moved to a safer offsite facility approximately 5 miles from the Culwell Center where we learn that we were targets of a terrorist attack and law enforcement needed our statements.

Then well after midnight we were released and the City Of Garland put us up in a hotel for the night because where we were staying was off limits due to proximity of the attack area.

Pamela Geller paid five figures for additional security. Little did she know the Islamic State would send two Muslim Jihadis to attack and try to kill as many people inside as possible in the first IS attack on domestic targets in the United States.

The United West team thanks the Garland Police Department, Garland Police SWAT Unit, Plano PD, and Irving PD for keeping all the attendees safe during this terrorist event.

The two Muslim Jihadi shooters were wearing body armor, 100 round drum fed fully automatic AK-47’s, and had grenades they did not have time detonate. There mission, luckily for us, failed but imagine for a brief moment what would could have happened if these to Muslim Jihadis picked a softer location like a mall, restaurant, hospital, etc….

Interestingly there was not one single pro Islamist protester at the event. Conversely, at the Stand with the Prophet event in January close to 250 Muslim protesters and their sympathizers were protesting against the 2000+ patriots who were protesting the Muslim event being held at the Culwell Center.

It will be interesting to see if next year the school district of Garland, Tx denies Pamela Geller or anyone else access to their facility for the planned 2nd annual event for free speech.

If that should come to pass unfortunately the Jihadis will have won because the Garland School District will have submitted to the fear caused by Islamic violence.

Hat tip: Gateway Pundit

Megyn Kelly: As America Caves on Free Speech… “the Jihadis are Officially Winning” (Video)

Megyn Kelly once again used her perch on Fox News, Wednesday night, to hammer the left (and some on the right) for their craven and cowardly stance on the terrorist attack that happened earlier this week in Garland Texas.

She opened her show by denouncing the “rush to condemn the event organizers” with “nary a mention of the radical Islamists who sought to murder them over a cartoon.”

Free speech is protected, Megyn said, “no matter how abhorrent.” She went on to point out that you don’t have to endorse it to defend it.

Kelly lamented the amount of focus there has been on scolding Pamela Geller’s group rather than the actual terrorists. “If this is where American sentiment stands on this, then the jihadis are officially winning,” she declared.

Kelly had Washington Post legal blogger, Eugene Volokh on to discuss the issue and got a few digs in on  CNN doofus Chris Cuomo, who made an ass of himself on Twitter, Wednesday.

No one in television media has been as solid as Megyn Kelly on the issue of free speech – with the possible exception of Sean Hannity.

Sean had Pamela Geller on with the infamous Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary to discuss whether Geller should be put to death for organizing a cartoon contest.

Yes, you read that correctly.

ISIS has of course, vowed to slaughter Geller and “everyone who houses her events,” and “gives her a platform to spill her filth.”
The New York Daily News reported Wednesday night that ISIS said in a posting on a message board that it was sending “all our Lions to achieve her slaughter.”

“Our aim was the khanzeer (swine) Pamela Geller and to show her that we don’t care what land she hides in or what sky shields her,” it said.

Interestingly, Geller told Hannity, the FBI and Homeland Security have not been in touch with her in the wake of these threats.

Choudary, who has been on Hannity’s show many times before, was asked point-blank, “Do you support this death threat against Pam Geller because she ran a free speech contest?”

Via Mediaite:

Choudary argued there’s a difference between cartoons of Mickey Mouse and cartoons of Muhammad, and said Geller went in “knowing full well” many Muslims consider blasphemy an issue worthy of the death penalty. Hannity went off and shouted, “You want her to de!”

Choudary said Geller should be put before a court and tried, and she would end up punished. Geller shot back, “To blame me and say that my cartoons are controversial… murdering cartoonists is controversial.”

Not surprisingly, they ended up getting in a huge shouting match:

(Geller told him to stop interrupting and at one point said “I know you’re used to stepping over women”), and Choudary told her she “knew the consequences.”

Pamela was having none of it – in fact, if looks could kill, Britain would have been one less Islamist asshole, Wednesday night.

Video: Megyn Kelly Blasts “Fundamentally Confused and Wrong” Lib On Free Speech

Watching Fox News’ resident liberal Richard Fowler flail around in search of a valid point is always painful to watch. But watching him attempt to debate Megyn Kelly on the issue of free speech, is downright mortifying.

In an epic clash with Kelly, he found himself agreeing with Bill O’Reilly’s craven take on the issue – a take Kelly blasted as “fundamentally confused and wrong.”

“The relevant question is not ‘did those under attack say something offensive,'” Kelly declared. The relevant question is, “what do we want to do about a group that wants to kill us for exercising our constitutional rights.”

“Freedom of speech is an enumerated right that also comes with the freedom of religion, the freedom of press and the freedom of association,” Fowler intoned. “Muslims should be free to worship just like Christians are free to worship.”

“They are,” Megyn replied, non-plussed. “This group didn’t step on that.”

“Freedom of speech comes with limits and this is a clear limit,” Fowler argued in search of a point.

“No it isn’t!” Megyn countered. “You are fundamentally confused and wrong and the Supreme Court has been very clear on this.”

She cited the Westboro Baptist Church case in which the court upheld their right to picket funerals of fallen soldiers in an 8-1 decision.

Fowler countered, “this is not about case law – this is about common sense,” totally contradicting his earlier “point” that some speech should be limited – which the always razor sharp Megyn called him out on.

“It doesn’t make any sense,” Fowler simpered. ” Why would you paint a picture of someone else’s God and laugh at it and expect them not to respond?”

Setting aside the fact that Fowler just made it obvious he doesn’t have the first clue what Muslims believe about Mohammed (hint – he’s not their God!) He also exposed himself as the craven hypocrite he is for piously pretending that he believes religion should never be made fun of. Can you see Richard Fowler passionately defending Catholics when The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgenceperform their blasphemous shtick?

A troupe of anti-clerical gay provocateurs who cross-dress as bizarre nuns to insult the church and conventional morality of all sorts, stage a “Hunky Jesus” competition in San Franscisco.

You know what? I know a lot of people who are offended by this.  Should we insist that they cease and desist or face {{{the consequences}}}?

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And what do you suppose Fowler’s take on the “vulgar and tasteless” Book of Mormon on Broadway is?

Here’s what a reviewer at Syracuse.com said of the musical:

Let’s start by being clear that the show is offensive in the traditional sense of the word: Four-letter words; sex jokes; sacrilege. But it’s only offensive because it wants to offend you. Ultimately, it drops a dose of vulgar, ugly and comically juxtaposed reality on the absurdity of musical theater and the incongruities of one particular religion: Mormonism.

The two-and-a-half hour show is saddled with the schoolyard humor we’ve come to expect from the men who thought up Eric Cartman. It’s riddled with profanity and even manages to make “baptism” a dirty word. It’s not for pearl-clutchers or do-gooders.

Well, we’ll just have to add Richard Fowler to the ranks of pearl-clutchers and do-gooders, I guess. Because it doesn’t make sense!!!11!! Why would someone make fun of someone else’s God and laugh at it? Whoever heard of such a thing?!

But of course – Fowler is silent about these insults because the offended parties don’t threaten to murder people who insult them. This is a craven, despicable and unsupportable position to have – which is certainly to be expected among those on the left because they are consistently craven, despicable and wrong about everything.  Bill O’Reilly should be ashamed and embarrassed to be on their  side on such a basic and fundamental issue.

Kelly concluded by saying, “I’m concerned about the America you would have us live in,” but Fowler whimpered in response,”I would live in an America where everybody accepts everybody and we don’t make fun of their respective gods…”

When Megyn suggested he “explain that to the jihadis,” the clearly delusional Fowler blurted out, “how we beat terrorism is with love, not hate.”

Good lord.