When are “boots on the ground” not “boots on the ground”? When they are worn by Special Operations troops, if we are to take President Obama at his word.
In a striking example of cultural imperialism, the Barack Obama administration has spent $700 million promoting homosexuality overseas — and has nothing to show for it except more anti-homosexuality laws and ill will.
The Nigerian Boko Haram terrorist group was responsible for 6,644 deaths in 2014, compared to 6,073 attributed to ISIS, making it the deadliest terrorist group in the world last year. Some claim that Boko Haram’s growing strength is a direct consequence of NATO’s war on Libya.
A report released by Amnesty International says that ISIS has accumulated a large arsenal that includes U.S.-made weapons that the terrorist force has obtained from both the Iraqi army and Syrian rebel groups fighting against Bashar al-Assad.
Contained inside the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement are various provisions that would further erode America’s national sovereignty and independence.
Lost amid the discussion about admitting Syrian refugees to the United States is the factt that only three percent of the Syrian refugees coming here are Christian, though they faced genocide and the Muslim refugees usually didn't.
The Obama administration has demonstrated a clear bias in favor of Muslim refugees over Christian refugees from Syria.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Danna Van Brand said in a November 6 statement that the United States plans to open a refugee settlement processing center in Erbil, Iraq, before the end of 2015, and will also resume refugee processing in Lebanon in early 2016. The announcement was made just one week before the terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 129 people and wounded more than 350 others.
Outrage and criticism are growing across the political spectrum after Obama, contradicting his repeated past pledges not to put U.S. troops in Syria, decided without congressional or constitutional authority to deploy some 50 Special Forces operatives to aid Syrian jihadists. At least one U.S. soldier has already been killed, dying last month in what Obama officials claimed was a raid to free prisoners held by the Islamic State (ISIS). More deaths are likely, as are more troop deployments, potentially setting up a broader war in which the United States could become further ensnared in Syria and beyond. Thanks in large part to the administration's deceit and machinations in recent years, the whole region is likely to end up in flames — a kind of post-Obama Libya on a much larger scale. And Obama's Republican and Democrat enablers in Congress, despite voicing some complaints and concerns, have done practically nothing to stop it.
After the White House announced last week that nearly 50 Special Operations advisers are being deployed to Syria, White House press secretary Josh Earnest went into full spin in a vain effort to explain how this does not repudiate President Obama's repeated promises that he would not send troops into the region. Unfortunately for Obama and Earnest, the easily located record of Obama's previous statements says otherwise.