ISIS contained or covered up?

posted at 7:21 pm on December 2, 2015 by Ashley Pratte

With the recent terrorist attacks in Paris carried out by ISIS, Americans are on high alert—and rightfully so.  Just hours prior to the attacks Obama said that ISIS was “contained.”  Americans everywhere are baffled by Obama’s continued ignorance and lack of strategy when it comes to destroying the Islamic State.

Yesterday, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency stated on The Lead with Jake Tapper, that the White House knowingly ignored a 2012 report about the rise of ISIS because they didn’t mesh well with the re-election “narrative.”

Now it is all starting to make sense.  Of course the President believes ISIS is contained, he has been willingly and knowingly ignoring reports about the serious threats that ISIS poses to America and to the world since it wouldn’t help him get re-elected.

The scary thing is that these aren’t the first reports we have heard from former Obama intelligence officials regarding the White House ignoring their reports on ISIS. This September The Daily Beast published an exclusive story by Shane Harris and Nancy A. Youssef, claiming that over 50 spies say ISIS intelligence was cooked.  These 50 intelligence analysts formally filed a complaint that their reports on ISIS were being “inappropriately” altered by senior officials

“The cancer was within the senior level of the intelligence command,” one defense official said.

These are very powerful words.  If there truly is a “cancer” at the highest level of command, Americans have a lot to be concerned about when it comes to national defense and security.  According to the Daily Beast, the accusations being made suggest that a significant amount of people tracking the inner workings of ISIS think that their reports are being altered to fit a public narrative—echoing the sentiments of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

I think that they did not meet a narrative the White House need.  And I’ll be very candid with you, they just didn’t,” said Flynn.

It is disturbing to think that our military and intelligence officials aren’t being listened to by the Obama administration simply because it doesn’t fit their narrative.  Just yesterday lawmakers on Capitol Hill heard from the chairman of the Pentagon’s Joint Cheifs of Staff, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford that ISIS is not contained, contradicting President Obama’s statements.  We now have to question whether or not intelligence reports are still being ignored because of their inconvenience to the administration and because of the looming election year.

Sadly, these reports from top military and intelligence officials aren’t surprising.  Americans have noticed for a while that Obama’s statements on ISIS show how little he knows about the threat they pose or that he is deliberately ignoring the facts.  A new CBS poll indicates that only 23% of Americans think Obama has a clear strategy for defeating ISIS, which shows just how little confidence Americans have in their commander-in-chief.

On Monday, just weeks after the Paris attacks, Obama made mind-boggling remarks at a climate change summit in Paris, where he made it a point to mention that he will beat ISIS by fighting climate change.

“What greater rejection of those who would tear down our world than marshaling our best efforts to save it.” 

Let’s be honest, ISIS was never a “jayvee” team, it was never “contained,” and it certainly won’t be defeated by resolving to end climate change, but it was a good narrative for the Obama administration spin to quell the fear of the American public.  However, this narrative stands in stark contrast with the real narrative, the one being told by military and senior intelligence officials–the one being ignored.  There’s one thing very well-known by the American public and that’s Obama’s strength as a story-teller in chief, but his rhetoric doesn’t match the dire situation we are in.  As Americans we should demand the truth from our commander-in-chief and realize that radical Islamists are waging a war against us and the ideals and freedoms we stand for.

Where do Obama’s priorities lie?  Certainly not with degrading or destroying ISIS.  Apparently, with winning elections and combating climate change.  I assure you Mr. President, you won’t eradicate terrorism by solving climate change and you also won’t win elections by deliberately pulling wool over the eyes of the American public.


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Garyinaz66 on December 2, 2015 at 7:23 PM

I assure you Mr. President…you also won’t win elections by deliberately pulling wool over the eyes of the American public.

Seriously?

kcewa on December 2, 2015 at 7:39 PM

ISIS contained or covered up?

…what do I get…if I guess right?

JugEarsButtHurt on December 2, 2015 at 7:39 PM

ISIS contained or covered up?

How about “aided and abetted”?

Rix on December 2, 2015 at 7:42 PM

Bubble Boy simply does not care about the thousands of victims of ISIS and their cohorts. He believes in the long term survival of planet earth, people notwithstanding. The survival of omelet earth is worth the ‘short term’ loss of thousands of eggs at the hands of an ideology that simply will not outlive its own excesses. Gaia will win in the end and Bubble Boy will be the vehicle, with his name forever on the lips of adoring adherents.

vnvet on December 2, 2015 at 7:47 PM

I’d heard quite some time ago by one of his EX administration lackeys that ovomit only bothered to read maybe 1 out of 10 of the daily intelligence briefs plopped on his desk. Most got immediately shoved to the side, not read, and the agent delivering would take it back unread.

That’s not plausible deniability, that’s just jerkoff arrogance, because he knows damn well what his brethren are and have been doing. Those intelligence briefs were more than inconvenient, especially during his re-election bid, so he ordered them to stop making them so truthful. Not that he’d be more likely to read a fairy tale, so why bother?

Andy__B on December 2, 2015 at 7:48 PM

Seven years into the job and he’s still playing academic make believe? 25th Amendment, Section 4. Remove him from office because he’s not capable of doing his job. President Biden is the less worse option.

rbj on December 2, 2015 at 7:50 PM

fore!

AprilApple on December 2, 2015 at 7:54 PM

Community Dis-organizer…

elected to be…

World Dis-organizer…

Well done Libs…

Take a bow……Obama does…

Electrongod on December 2, 2015 at 7:56 PM

Once again. The Lying Sack of America.

Mason on December 2, 2015 at 7:59 PM

Let’s be honest, ISIS was never a “jayvee” team, it was never “contained,” and it certainly won’t be defeated by resolving to end climate change, but it was a good narrative for the Obama administration spin to quell the fear of the American public.

He hid everything about ISIS to get reelected, plain and simple. Politics is Obama’s god.

Johnnyreb on December 2, 2015 at 8:02 PM

TBSchemer.= “ISIS isnt a threat to us. Thats the point.”

Indiana Jim on December 2, 2015 at 8:13 PM

Who is

Ashley Pratte?

Schadenfreude on December 2, 2015 at 8:32 PM

The Schemer is a leftie troll, for Hillary.

Schadenfreude on December 2, 2015 at 8:32 PM

Obama has done everything he knows to destroy this republic he despises.

His strategic design is its destruction through neglect.

The only reason for Obama to read intelligence reports is seeking opportunities to accelerate the process and maximize the results.

Younggod on December 2, 2015 at 8:41 PM

Now it is all starting to make sense. Of course the President believes ISIS is contained, he has been willingly and knowingly ignoring reports about the serious threats that ISIS poses to America and to the world since it wouldn’t help him get re-elected.

Didn’t we learn just today at our own HotAir that one of President Obama’s closest friends, Rahm Emanuel, pulled this same shady campaign tactic to get reelected in Chicago? And is attempting to cover it up in the same manner?

UPNorthWolf on December 2, 2015 at 9:09 PM

“I think that they did not meet a narrative the White House needed. And I’ll be very candid with you, they just didn’t,” retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “The Lead.”

Pravda.

smellthecoffee on December 2, 2015 at 10:49 PM

Obama lied, people died

Privatize It on December 3, 2015 at 7:31 AM

Now it is all starting to make sense. Of course the President believes ISIS is contained, he has been willingly and knowingly ignoring reports about the serious threats that ISIS poses to America and to the world since it wouldn’t help him get re-elected.

Keep spinning

Obama has been facilitating ISIS. It seems to be politically useful to continue the fairy tale that Obama just wanted to ignore ISIS.
2013:

frontpagemag.com/point/205344/obamas-13-billion-syrian-aid-helping-al-qaeda-daniel-greenfield

2015:
line of ISIS oil trucks 6KM long goes untouched by US planes:

ft.com/cms/s/2/b8234932-719b-11e5-ad6d-f4ed76f0900a.html

the following history shows the group was seeded by previous administrations.

zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-26/they-sow-cyclone-%E2%80%93-we-reap-blowback

However, Obama will not touch ISIS unless prodded with a pitchfork, and then, he nips at the edges.

If you are going to run a scam, might as well cop some $$$:

breitbart.com/big-government/2015/11/30/250-million-tax-dollars-spent-train-60-syrian-rebels-islamic-state-4-million-per-rebel/

How’s that working? 09-22-15:

telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/11882195/US-trained-Division-30-rebels-betrayed-US-and-hand-weapons-over-to-al-Qaedas-affiliate-in-Syria.html

and yet, no $$$ left for these guys:

breitbart.com/national-security/2015/11/10/exclusive-christian-army-fighting-isis-pleads-u-s-support-done/

Meanwhile the Obama-Netanyahu rapprochement has interesting yields
11-09-15

Benjamin Netanyahu wants to make peace — with Barack Obama.

The Israeli prime minister met with the U.S. president on Monday for the first time in more than a year — and in the wake of their heated dispute over the Iran nuclear deal — and Netanyahu used his public remarks ahead of the meeting to repeatedly thank Obama for supporting Israel, especially at a time of rising Middle East violence.
politico.com/story/2015/11/obama-meets-netanyahu-215640

reapproachment has interesting yields:

11-29-15 Israeli jets skip ISIS, attack Assad

breitbart.com/jerusalem/2015/11/29/report-israel-air-force-strikes-targets-in-syria-near-lebanese-border/

entagor on December 3, 2015 at 8:03 AM

I sincerely wish that historians will be truthful about this Complete and Utter Fraud of a POTUS.

I suggest that there should be a gathering of the multitude in DC on 17 January, 2017 in festive celebration of the DEPARTURE of Dear Liar, King al taqiyya Putt.
Call it the Tar & Feather, Ride Across the Potomac on a Rail for Gaia March.

Missilengr on December 3, 2015 at 11:32 AM

These 50 intelligence analysts formally filed a complaint that their reports on ISIS were being “inappropriately” altered by senior officials

50 intelligence analysts — all must be labeled racists for going off-narrative.

s1im on December 3, 2015 at 11:47 AM