Super Caliphate-gilistic Expialidocious!

Isis Oh IsisIts social media savvy has made Isis a “terror brand” to rival al-Qaida, with supporters worldwide following the brutal exploits of the Islamist group through its Twitter updates or even downloading the group’s own app. Now supporters can show their loyalty to the group by sporting a T-shirt or hoodie emblazoned with the group’s black and white jihadist logo, after the items went on sale on Facebook. The T-shirts, which are being sold on Indonesia-based websites, cost as little as $7 to $13, and have been on sale for several months… (Isis Hoodies and T-Shirts For Sale Online As Islamist ‘Brand’ Goes Global)

Barry’s got his.  And, if he gets his way, everybody in the Middle East will soon have theirs. This administration’s trail of wet and bloody t-shirts leads from Egypt to Libya to Syria and into Iraq.  Despite what Obama says for public consumption, his actions have always ended up empowering radical Islamists.  No one is this consistently incompetent.  And even some liberals are grudgingly beginning to admit it:

Yes, the Iraq War was a disaster of historic proportions. Yes, seeing its architects return to prime time to smugly slam President Obama while taking no responsibility for their own, far greater, failures is infuriating. But sooner or later, honest liberals will have to admit that Obama’s Iraq policy has been a disaster … In recent days, many liberals have rushed to Obama’s defense simply because they are so galled to hear people like Dick Cheney and Bill Kristol lecturing anyone on Iraq. That’s a mistake. While far less egregious than George W. Bush’s errors, Obama’s have been egregious enough. By ignoring Iraq, and refusing to defend democratic principles there, he has helped spawn the disaster we see today. It’s time people who aren’t Republican operatives began saying so. (The Atlantic)

And, since the past usually presages the future, you might want to heed former Bush speechwriter Marc Thiessen:

If you like the unfolding disaster in Obama-abandoned Iraq, you are going to love Obama-abandoned Afghanistan. Just two weeks before Iraq descended into chaos, President Obama stepped into the Rose Garden to announce his plan to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2016. “It’s time to turn the page on more than a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq,” Obama declared. “Americans have learned that it’s harder to end wars than begin them — but this is how wars end in the 21st century.” If Iraq is how wars end in the 21st century, we’re in big trouble Before Sept. 11, our enemies controlled one nation. Now they will control two — one Islamic caliphate in Iraq controlled by ISIS, and another in Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban and core al-Qaeda. These two caliphates will then compete for followers among the jihadi faithful by using their new safe havens to see which one can carry out the most successful attacks against the United States and her allies.

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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5 Responses to Super Caliphate-gilistic Expialidocious!

  1. cg says:

    Reblogged this on Catholic Glasses.

  2. jselvy says:

    Out of curiosity, wouldn’t buying the hoodie or downloading the app be considered giving material aid under current U.S. law?

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