OBAMA’S ARROGANCE LED TO REAL WORLD DISASTERS LIKE ISIS AND SYRIA – SAYS EX-UK PM DAVID CAMERON AIDE
Steve Hilton, once one of former British PM David Cameron’s most senior advisers, said Barack Obama’s arrogance led to “real-world disasters” like Syria and ISIS.
From Daily Mail:
Hilton is also hosting a Fox News show on Sundays called The Next Revolution and used it to jump into the aftermath of the publication of the explosive book Fire and Fury, on Donald Trump’s time in the White House.
The former Downing Street adviser was highly critical of Mr Obama and said: ‘My old boss, former British prime minister David Cameron, thought Obama was one of the most narcissistic, self-absorbed people he’d ever dealt with.’
‘Obama never listened to anyone, always thought he was smarter than every expert in the room, and treated every meeting as an opportunity to lecture everyone else.
‘This led to real-world disasters, like Syria and the rise of Isis.’
According to the latest intelligence assessment, fewer than 1,000 ISIS fighters now remain in Iraq and Syria, down from nearly 45,000 in 2015.
On Tuesday, military officials said that ISIS has lost 98% of its territory since President Trump took office.
( Fox Business ) As President Donald Trump nears the conclusion of his first full year in office, Gen. Jack Keane (Ret.) on Wednesday said that his administration has already been much more aggressive in the fight against ISIS than his predecessor.
“[The Trump administration] made the strategic decision to crush ISIS as quickly as possible, that stands in stark contrast to the Obama decision,” he told FOX Business’ Trish Regan on “The Intelligence Report.”
Keane said the Obama administration let the terror organization expand and failed to deliver aid fast enough to the forces in Iraq.
“The truth is when ISIS rolled into Iraq in January 2014, they grew from several hundred fighters in 18 months to over 30,000. It took them 15 months before they ever did anything about the oil fields in Syria, which was ISIS’ main source of revenue,” he said.
WOW! HUGE CHRISTMAS IN BAGHDAD, IRAQ AFTER ISIS DEFEAT – PHOTOS….ONE OF THE OLDEST CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES IN THE WORLD
- Christianity was brought to Iraq in the 1st century by Thomas the Apostle and Mar Addai (Thaddeus of Edessa) and his pupils Aggai and Mari.
- The Christians of Iraq are considered to be one of the oldest continuous Christian communities in the world. The vast majority are indigenous Eastern Aramaic-speaking ethnic Assyrians.
- After the Arab Islamic conquest of the 7th century, Assyria (also known as Athura and Assuristan) was dissolved by the Arabs as a geo-political entity
- From the late 13th century through to the present time, Assyrian Christians have suffered both religious and ethnic persecution, including a number of massacres
Iraqi Christians are celebrating Christmas with tears and joy after total defeat of ISIS months ago.
Iraqi Christians have raised a 30-ft. tall Christmas tree in Baghdad to celebrate both the holiday and the expulsion of ISIS extremists by Iraq Security Forces.
Journalist Steven nabil:
- Happening Now: Christmas mass in Lady of Salvation Church in
#Baghdad Iraq, Church was a target of a brutal attack by terrorists in 2010, seeing this bring joy to our heart, Merry Christmas
Christianity in Iraq
Christianity was brought to Iraq in the 1st century by Thomas the Apostle and Mar Addai (Thaddeus of Edessa) and his pupils Aggai and Mari. Thomas and Thaddeus belonged to the twelve Apostles. Iraq’s Eastern Aramaic-speaking Assyrian communities are believed to be among the oldest in the world.
The Assyrian people adopted Christianity in the 1st century and Assyria in northern Iraq became the centre of Eastern Rite Christianity and Syriac literature from the 1st century until the Middle Ages. Christianity initially lived alongside Mesopotamian religion among the Assyrians, until the latter began to die out during the 4th century.
In the early centuries after the Arab Islamic conquest of the 7th century, Assyria (also known as Athura and Assuristan) was dissolved by the Arabs as a geo-political entity, however native Assyrian (known as Ashuriyun by the Arabs) scholars and doctors played an influential role in Iraq. However, from the late 13th century through to the present time, Assyrian Christians have suffered both religious and ethnic persecution, including a number of massacres. Northern Iraq remained predominantly Assyrian, Eastern Aramaic speaking and Christian until the destructions of Tamerlane at the end of the 14th century, when the ancient city of Ashur was finally abandoned by the Assyrians after a 4000-year history
The Christians of Iraq are considered to be one of the oldest continuous Christian communities in the world. The vast majority are indigenous Eastern Aramaic-speaking ethnic Assyrians. There is also a small community of Syriacs, Armenians and populations of Kurdish, Arab and Iraqi Turkmens. Most present-day Christians are ethnically different from Kurds and they identify themselves as being separate peoples, of different origins and with distinct histories of their own.
In Iraq, Christians numbered about 1,500,000 in 2003, representing just over 6% of the population of 26 million (down from 1.4 million or 8.5% of 16.5 million in 1987). Since then, it has been estimated that the number of Christians in Iraq have dropped to as low as 450,000 by 2013. However, due to a lack of an official census, the number is difficult to estimate and could be as high as 1.2 million. The most widely followed denomination among Iraq Christians is the Chaldean Catholic Church.
Christians live primarily in Baghdad, Basra, Arbil, Dohuk, Zakho and Kirkuk and in Assyrian towns and regions such as the Nineveh Plains in the north. Iraqi Christians live primarily in the Kurdistan Region; and in regions bordering it in northeastern Syria, northwestern Iran and southeastern Turkey, an area roughly corresponding to ancient Assyria.
Christians in Iraq are not allowed to proselytise, especially to Muslims. Muslims who convert to Christianity are subject to societal and official pressure, which may lead to the death penalty. However, there have been cases in which Muslims have secretly adopted the Christian faith, becoming practising Christians, but are legally Muslims; thus, the statistics of Iraqi Christians does not include Muslim converts to Christianity. In Iraqi Kurdistan, Christians are allowed to proselytise.[
The seasonal event marked the end of jihadist rule in the city and the Mass opened with the Iraqi national anthem as women wailed with emotion.
Despite the modest interior of the church and the armoured police outside, wheelchair-bound Hossam Abud, 48, who returned this month from exile in Iraqi Kurdistan, said: ‘This is a sign that life is returning to Mosul.’
In 2014 when the Islamic State group seized the city ordering people to convert, pay taxes, leave or die, Mr Abud and thousands of other Christians fled Mosul.
ISIS shows armed jihadist outside Washington National Cathedral in latest propaganda
Chilling posters show a militant in army fatigues and a machine gun with the Washington DC cathedral engulfed in flames.
Despite choosing a landmark in the US capital, a message on the poster says: ‘Wait for us. We meet at Christmas in New York… soon.’
A second shows a masked extremist with an assault rifle standing in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin with revellers in the background along with the message: ‘Berlin will burn’.
A third features a picture of a fanatic inside a church walking towards a man dressed as Father Christmas. A message on this poster says: ‘Soon on your holidays. Soon, very soon.’
The posters are the latest in a series of online threats against the US and Europe to emerge in recent weeks.
ISIS have threatened to carry out an attack on New York this Christmas with this chilling poster
A disturbing image showing Santa Claus standing on a low roof next to a box of dynamite looking out over a crowd of shoppers in Times Square has been released by the terrorist group. The poster reads ‘We meet at Christmas in New York… soon’ in black on white. It’s the latest propaganda image warning of attacks during Christmas time across Europe.
- 2014: Obama compares ISIS to a “JV” team
- Donald Trump in 2016: “I will…quickly and decisively bomb the hell out of ISIS,”
- 2017: Iraqi government declares victory over ISIS .
GEORGE W. BUSH
2003 March – US-led invasion topples government of dictator Saddam Hussein. Saddam Hussein was captured in December 2003 by U.S. troops who pulled him from a filthy “spider hole.”
2006 December – Saddam Hussein is executed for crimes against humanity.
2005 December – Iraqis held its country’s first elections in a half-century.
BARACK OBAMA: ISIS Is Nothing But A ‘Jayvee’ Team
2009: Introducing the Obama Doctrine: new government for Egypt, Libya and Syria
2011: Syrian Civil War – Obama’s war against dictator Assad, supporting anti-Assad Syrian rebels which later became ISIS.
2011 October – Obama admin topples Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi. Biggest problem, Obama had no plan for the aftermath of the 2011 toppling. Even today, Libya still has no real government. Thanks Obama.
Obama admits Libya aftermath was ‘worst mistake’ of his presidency https://t.co/6VJKAm5RjQ
2011 December – US completes troop pull-out despite of threats of invading Iraq by ISIS from neighboring Syria.
2014 : ISIS started to invade Iraq, eventually taking over half of Iraq.
In the summer of 2014, stunning ISIS advances compelled Obama to reintroduce U.S. troops into Iraq. But he sent them in such small numbers and with such restrictions on their activities that they could not prevent ISIS from conquering Anbar province.
Read more at: Obama Has Lost Iraq to ISIS and Iran | National Review
“I will…quickly and decisively bomb the hell out of ISIS,” Trump, who would name legendary Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis as secretary of defense, promised. “We will not have to listen to the politicians who are losing the war on terrorism.”