No, Obama’s Policy in Syria Did Not Work.
Trump Changed the Strategy.
This is very good news, and it did NOT happen because of Barack Obama.
"The caliphate has crumbled, and the final offensive is over. While the official announcement hasn’t yet been made – Fox News has been told that this village, the last ISIS stronghold, is liberated."
The REAL fight against the Islamic State in Syria began on October 29, 2014, when fifty (50) unidentified Arab fighters entered the besieged city of Kobane from Turkey.
Those men were Arab commandos from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). They guided air strikes. Obama had authorized air strikes, but he refused to send joint terminal attack controllers (JTACs)–airmen on the ground who give pilots the exact locations of targets. American pilots were essentially blind. As a result, the air strikes were ineffectual.
The JTACs of the GCC allowed the Kurds to defeat an Islamic State force that outnumbered them ten to one.
In 2013, Obama also began the pre-failed strategy of arming and training Syrian rebels. The CIA had one program, and the Pentagon had another. These two programs produced nothing of value, and the groups we armed and trained often fought each other.
And Obama fell into a simple trap.
One of the “moderate Islamist” groups we armed and trained was Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki. On July 19, 2016, a video was published that showed the group beheading a person said to be a Palestinian child. This was a PR catastrophe for the US.
The victim was actually a soldier of the Syrian Arab Army. His name was Abdullah Tayseer al-Issa, and he was 19 years old.
The video was filmed in three separate locations in the spring of 2015. Al-Issa was taken from a Syrian Arab Army military hospital. He had a splint on his leg and IV shunts in his arm.
The Iranians accidentally tipped me off that THEY were the ones who engineered this atrocity. Major General Qassem Suleimani—commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps—mentioned this incident in a speech.
Qassem Suleimani was killed in Syria on about November 7, 2015. The Iranians were forced to admit that he was wounded.
The murder of Abdullah Tayseer al-Issa took place before November 7, 2015. The videos show that it was springtime. Assad and the Iranians delivered al-Issa into the hands of jihadists in order to embarrass the US. I’m the only writer on the planet who figured this out.
And here's ANOTHER theory of mine that that has now been confirmed.
Al-Qaeda in Syria first broke from the Islamic State and then broke from al-Qaeda itself. It’s now called Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). The commander is Abu Mohammed al-Julani.
The second I saw that image, I knew that al-Julani is a Saudi agent working against Islamist terrorist groups. His background is totally unknown.
I said on Twitter—which you can’t see because they banned me for a bogus reason—that when the time was right, Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki would pay for murdering Abdullah Tayseer al-Issa.
Well, on January 5, 2019, HTS completely defeated Zenki. HTS took Aleppo, Idlib, and Hama governorates IN ONE DAY.
Northwest Syria was the last bastion of jihadist rebel groups. Zenki tried to retreat to the city of Afrin INTO THE PROTECTION OF THE TURKS, but all of the jihadist group’s tanks and armored vehicles were destroyed along the way.
So tell me: How could the rebel group HTS liberate three governorates in one day? Over twenty towns and villages were freed. How could the rebel group HTS destroy dozens of armored vehicles and kill almost 1000 jihadists in one day?
It’s called the Third Revolution in Military Affairs (3RMA). Arab commandos are posing as HTS. They operate in “combined arms micro teams” consisting of air and ground power from all branches of service. Here’s a video of a micro team in action in Baghouz, finishing off the Islamic State.
These are not American munitions. They are fuel-air explosives (FAE) that detonate above the ground and flatten the enemy with blast waves. See how perfectly round the fireball is? That means the munition exploded in the air.
Within seconds of the air strikes, commandos DRESSED LIKE TERRORISTS attacked the camp. Here is one truckload of commandos ready to begin the assault. Watch the video at 1:22, and you’ll see the truck backing up on the right side of the screen.
The men in black go into battle.
And after the battle, we see that the men in black are allies of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Trump did what the locals in the Middle East asked.
THEY won the war, and one of the reasons is that WE cooperated in the ways that they requested.
Obama and his predecessors ignored the advice of the locals. Trump TAKES THEIR ADVICE.
And as a result, we’re making incredible progress in a short period of time.
All will be well.