I am listening to Barack Obama’s presentation of US/Western strategy at the Antalya Summit in Turkey.
His strategy can be summed up very succinctly.
First, give the appearance of taking action - fly a few bombing sorties in the Middle Eastern desert. Second, play “Whack-A-Mole” to take out individuals with our drones. Third, spend $billions to train 5 (yes, 5) Iraqi fighters. Fourth, give lip service to a make believe 58 country coalition. Fifth, after civilians are predictably blown up somewhere and in other ways slaughtered by radical Islamists, such as took place last Friday in Paris, the POTUS shall make a speech “explaining” why more can’t be done, provide platitudes, expressions of anger, promises of resolve while expressing sorrow and solemnly wring his hands.
That’s it. That’s Obama’s path forward to defeat these bastards.