Top general: 'Islamists embedded in White House?'

'The president has elected not to get serious' on ISIS

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In the wake of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, beheading 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Tom McInerney is slamming the Obama administration for failing to take obvious military steps to destroy the terrorists and identify radical Islam as the motivating factor for the atrocities committed throughout the region.

McInerney is a Vietnam veteran and rose to the No. 3 position in the Air Force during his career in uniform. He is now a Fox News military analyst.

On Sunday, ISIS released a new video depicting the beheading of 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt on a beach in Libya.

U.S.-led airstrikes have been aimed at ISIS since August, after the terrorists beheaded American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. However, McInerney said the operations could be far more intense and would quickly cripple the enemy if done right.

“I think the air campaign is not nearly the intensity we needed,” McInerney said. “It’s not even an air campaign. It’s somewhere between seven and 15 sorties a day when we absolutely need upward of 100-200 sorties a day. I’m calling for 200. We need to be attacking the ISIS capital of Raqqa (Syria) 24/7. We need to close the highway between Raqqa and Mosul, Iraq.”

He said those steps would quickly tighten the noose around ISIS.

“Nothing can move on that highway,” he said. “If it’s moving, we’ll destroy it. We’ll kill their commerce. We’ll kill their ability to feed people in their ‘Islamic State.’ That’s going to require between 100-200 sorties a day, plus we’re going to need constant surveillance reconnaissance assets over the area.”

McInerney added, “Let’s get serious on this. The president has elected not to get serious. The Pentagon wants to do this, but the White House is holding back.”

Listen to the WND/Radio America interview with retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Tom McInerney:

Another concern inside Iraq is the fate of 300 U.S. Marines and the Iraqi forces they are training at the Al Asad military base in Anbar Province of Iraq. Reports conflict over what danger ISIS forces pose near the facility. Pentagon officials publicly state they are not at all worried about the safety of U.S. and Iraqi forces. McInerney isn’t so sure and said this is another issue that could easily be resolved with decisive action.

“We need to put a Global Hawk or a Reaper (drone) overhead between Al-Asad and the town that they captured, al Baghdadi,” he said. “Anything that moves out of al-Baghdadi toward Al-Asad should be destroyed. In addition, we ought to continuously attack al-Baghdadi. In other words, a good offense gives you a great defense.”

Again, the general sees a dithering administration.

“By attacking those troops in al-Baghdadi, they’re going to be fearing for their lives, but I don’t see this being done,” he said. “This is 101 in basic war fighting, and we’re not getting that. I know the Pentagon wants to do that, but they’re not getting support out of the White House. This is being micromanaged out of the White House.”

A new CNN poll reveals 58 percent of Americans now disapprove of the president’s handling of ISIS.

In addition to McInerney’s frustration with the military tactics being employed against ISIS, he is livid over the Obama administration refusing to define the motivation behind the threat. Calling the rise and expansion of ISIS the result of “what happens when good people do nothing to fight evil,” McInerney said the Obama administration is keeping its head in the sand about how the ideology of this movement must be confronted.

“The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is a radical Islamic organization,” McInerney said. “Al-Qaida, which attacked us on 9/11, is a radical Islamic organization. Hamas in the Gaza Strip is a radical Islamic organization. All these organizations that people hear about are radical Islamists. The Iranian government is a radical Islamic organization.”

The general said it is incumbent for President Obama to stop avoiding the elephant in the room and clearly state who and what America is fighting.

“Until the president identifies the threat that we are facing as radical Islam, it makes it very difficult to defeat the threat,” he said. “I just can’t say it any clearer. It’s important that this White House and this president identify the threat for what it is.”

Obama was vacationing in California over the Presidents’ Day weekend. The only White House responses to the ISIS beheadings or Saturday’s terrorist attacks in Denmark came from written statements. In a very short response to the shootings in Copenhagen, a three-sentence statement from a National Security Council spokesperson never referred to terrorism or radical Islam. On Sunday, a statement from White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest referred to the 21 slain Coptic Christians only as “Egyptian citizens.”

McInerney is mystified by the lengths to which the administration goes to avoid references to radical Islam.

“I don’t know. Maybe we have some Islamists embedded in the White House,” McInerney said. “Whatever it is, it is absolutely bizarre. When Charlie Hebdo was attacked in Europe, everybody was calling it radical Islam except our president, who was calling it violent extremists.”

“What is the ideology of violent extremists? I don’t know,” he said. “Are they Irish? Are they Swedes? Who are they? I do know what the ideology of radical Islamists is. It is the Quran, the Hadith and Shariah law. Those are the things that we are fighting against.”

What do YOU think? Are there Islamists embedded in the White House? Sound off in today’s WND poll!

Last week, President Obama requested a new congressional authorization for the use of military force, or AUMF, against ISIS. Some lawmakers are pleased that Obama is consulting Congress on the mission some six months after it began. Others say the scope is too narrow and should not be limited to just the next three years.

McInerney is not impressed by the request.

“He has given a political document,” he explained. “He’s trying to tie the hands of the president who follows him. He is not being aggressive on this because I think it’s a funding thing. His priorities are on domestic policy. It’s not on the global situation. He’s had four secretaries of defense. No president in our history has had four secretaries of defense. We have lost Libya, Syria and now Yemen. Plus, we have really lost Iraq, because that’s now become a proxy state of Iran when we pulled out.”

In just over six years of the Obama presidency, McInerney said the pendulum in the Middle East is swinging in the wrong direction.

“He has completely changed the geopolitical position in the Middle East,” he said. “Egypt is now getting aid from the Russians. Forty years ago, we made a brilliant move when we flipped Egypt from relying on the Soviet Union to the United States and the Western world. This administration has completely reversed that. It’s a disaster.”

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Now I understand. Thank you for explaining.

Thomas, HOW can you comment one way or the other, on a video that you haven't viewed?

While I don't disagree with media bias, I do disagree on your commenting about something you haven't viewed.  Kind of like defining an automobile you've never seen, drove or seen a commercial about isn't it?

The wolf is everywhere.......didn't you say?

Well John if you have not noticed the extreme bias from the MSM, then you have your head buried in the sand. I admitted that the video would not load, therefore I was unable to watch it. I am 55 years old and have seen more than enough from CNN and the others to make a reliable assertion that the video was likely unreliable. I made no other claims or assumptions. Just what is your problem John? Your comment is nitpicking as hell, and just what are you implying by "The wolf is everywhere? Did you watch the video? If so why have you not stated how I am wrong about it? or do you just want something to bitch about.

Best reread my comments again Thomas.

YES I DID watch the video, and I disagree with it as accurate reporting, however you commented without viewing it.  That is what I am at issue with.

By the way, I am quite a bit older than you and have seen quite a bit more so drop that issue.

Now then, if you comment on something that you haven't watched, are you not yourself biased and opinionated without proper research on the issue (the video).  Your comment about that video is unreliable and your assumption is useless for debate.

Don't ask me what I have to bitch about.  I don't think you have enough time or experience to comprehend it all.

Now, let's forget argueing among ourselves and base comments on knowledge of facts.  Sound fair to you?

and........P.S. I do have a weapon and shall die defending my family, my person and our freedom if the situation arises.  I hope you are willing to do the same.

SEMPER FI is forever..............

You just admitted that my assumptions regarding the video were correct, so WHAT ARE YOU BITCHING ABOUT!!!! 

You have all the answers John, so I am not needed here.

I cannot tolerate those who make arguments over such petty issues.

It's all yours John. I'm out of here.

You STILL didn't get my point did you?

Don't comment on something you did not see or read and then call it biased by a certain media.  That shows that you yourself are not logical and are biased, just what you acuse others of.

BYE Thomas.

LOTS of stuff about Islam and their plans in North America.


RE: martial law. I live in suburban Los Angeles and I really don't fear martial law. Wouldn't that require the cooperation of all local law enforcement? My local Sheriff's station is staffed with my friends and neighbors. I know that most law enforcement hate Obama as much as he hates them. Same goes for the armed forces. It seems to me the people needed to enforce martial law are NOT with the communist but with the people. Am I being naive?? Hope not

Maybe...don't discount the Russian troops that are here as well as the baby blue cap UN forces.

Anne-- Where exactly are these Russian troops? And how many are there?


The following video may shed a little light on your question of Russian troops. I have no idea if it is legit....but...if it isn't, this guy is a heck of an actor.


He claims to be a DS....

As to what he was reading....LOOK OUT CONGRESS

I wish there was a way to do just 1 email en mass and serve them warning that they better familiarize themselves with the Declaration of Independence in a real hurry...cause hell is on it's way.



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