Monday, October 20, 2014

Support your local Caliphate

U.S. humanitarian aid is being trucked in to support ISIS. And we're paying taxes demanded by the Islamic State in order to deliver it.

I suppose the genius of Barack Obama and John Kerry is behind this.

From the Daily Beast:
GAZIANTEP, Turkey — While U.S. warplanes strike at the militants of the so-called Islamic State in both Syria and Iraq, truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “Caliphate.” 
The aid—mainly food and medical equipment—is meant for Syrians displaced from their hometowns, and for hungry civilians. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, European donors, and the United Nations. Whether it continues is now the subject of anguished debate among officials in Washington and European. The fear is that stopping aid would hurt innocent civilians and would be used for propaganda purposes by the militants, who would likely blame the West for added hardship.
Did we air drop humanitarian aid to help the Japanese as we fought their soldiers in World War II?

Did we truck in food to North Vietnam's civilians while we fought their regulars and the Viet Cong to the south?

I don't recall General Sherman bringing relief supplies as he marched across Georgia, it was quite the opposite actually. Sherman's troops stripped civilians of all his troops could carry or burn.

The administration of Barack Obama is providing underlying support to the same Islamic State it portends to be running an air war against.

This makes no sense.

If the self-proclaimed Islamic State wants to be a Caliphate, it can start by feeling its people. Instead, we're doing that, so that ISIS can concentrate on grabbing more territory, including what appears to be its coming conquest of Iraq.

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