Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi became leader in 2010 of what was then known as Islamic State in Iraq (ISI). By 2013, the terrorist organization was carrying out dozens of attacks a month in Iraq.
In April 2013, Baghdadi announced the merger of his forces in Iraq and Syria and the creation of the now feared “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” (ISIL). The end of 2013 brought the opportunity to take control of the central city of Falluja, aided by tribesmen and former Saddam Hussein loyalists.
In June 2014, Isis overran the northern city of Mosul, and then advanced southwards towards Baghdad. At the end of the month, after consolidating its hold over dozens of cities and towns, Isis declared the creation of a caliphate (a form of Islamic government led by a person considered a successor of Muhammad) and changed its name to “Islamic State (IS).” The names IS, ISIS, and ISIL remain interchangeable used when referring to the group.
In September 2014, the then Director of the US National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), Matthew Olsen, said Islamic State controlled an area similar in size to the United Kingdom, or about 210,000 square kilometers (81,000 sq. miles).
A year later, the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) declared that IS frontlines in much of northern and central Iraq and northern Syria had been pushed back significantly by U.S led air strikes and ground operations. The DoD estimated that IS had lost approximately 30-37% of what it controlled in August 2014, and 5-10% in Syria.
Even at that point, critics accused America of not telling the truth about their attacks on IS. Some suggested that Obama might be deliberately hindering the efforts because of his relationship with the terror organization.
Accusers pointed at the fact that terrorist attacks were going unanswered in America and that groups were forming within the U.S borders. In October 2015, National Counterterrorism Center Director Nicholas Rasmussen told Congress that “the group had attracted more than 28,000 foreign fighters. They included at least 5,000 Westerners, approximately 250 of them Americans.”
Terrorism was being allowed to grow and prosper in America and the Commander-in-Chief was doing nothing but issuing empty statements. Was it possible that he was protecting them?
In the past week the countries of Turkey and Russia have both accused the United States and specifically Obama with supporting ISIS. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said “it’s very clear” that the U.S-led coalition is supporting terrorist groups in Syria, Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS/ISIL) among them. “They give support to terrorist groups including Daesh (Arabic for IS).”
Besides from IS, he also mentioned the Kurdish People’s Protection Units in northern Syria (YPG) and Democratic Union Party (PYD) as groups supported by the U.S-led coalition. “We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos,” he added.
Earlier in the week, The Russian Foreign Minister had spoken about the recently signed National Defense Authorization Act. Obama endorsed the bill that Russia says “openly stipulates the possibility” of delivering more weapons to Syria.
Those arms “will soon find their way to the jihadists,” Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said, adding that America had “refused” to fully cooperate in fighting terrorism.
These are only a few examples of how it is believed that Obama has helped the terror group.
In October of this year America and allies prepared for a siege of Mosul, a city in Iraq that has been under ISIL control since 2014. US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter said that an additional 500 U.S troops would be sent to the strategic stronghold of Mosul to help in the fight against the terrorists.
While Obama had signed off on the siege, he apparently had a more important deal in the works. Insiders report that Saudi Arabia struck a secret deal with the United States.
This deal allowed Islamic State members and supporters to safely retreat from Mosul before the Iraqi city was attacked. The insider said, “More than 9,000 ISIS militants will be redeployed from Mosul to the eastern regions of Syria to carry out a major offensive operation, which involves capturing Deir ez-Zor and Palmyra (two Syrian cities).”
Other than the obvious desire to see the terrorists succeed and flourish, is there another reason that Obama allowed so many militants to escape? The insider reports that there was.
Vladimir Putin has led Russia’s army to back Bashar Hafez al-Assad’s (the current President of Syria) forces in the bloody war in Syria. This assistance resulted in giving Russia a key strategic stronghold in the Mediterranean.
The insider revealed, “Washington must somehow counter Russia’s achievements in Syria, try to diminish their importance.” Apparently Obama was willing to let 9,000 fighters walk free to accomplish this grandstanding. “And, of course, it’s an attempt to undermine Syrian President Assad,” added the source.
British and U.S forces have faced intense criticism for failing to stop Assad’s bombing of civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo. Obama has been accused of war crimes for using drones for air strikes with frequent civilian casualties.
Obama has often claimed that he inherited the “mess in the Middle East.” Previous Presidents aside, Obama has taken his power and used it as a weapon, not against ISIS but against the citizens of America.
Terror has increased fairly steady since Obama took office. At the very least, ISIS has taken advantage of a weak President. The worst case scenario is that America let a terrorist take our highest office and he has spent the past 8 years quietly strengthening those who seek to destroy us.