Where’s President Obama on this?
Apparently he plans to be MIA whenever he’s actually needed, instead committing the rest of his presidency to golf and campaigning for an ailing Hillary.
The news that broke just hours ago is quite possibly one of the most horrific stories of Obama’s near-eight years of presidency – at least insofar as what U.S. troops have faced.
Read this, from CNN:
“ISIS suspected of mustard gas attack against US and Iraqi troops.
And this, from Fox News Alert, via a tweet:
BREAKING NEWS: ISIS attacks US base in Iraq with possible chemical weapon https://t.co/ZCwe3ogpY6
— Fox News Alert (@foxnewsalert) September 21, 2016
So far, no U.S. troops have come forward with signs of exposure to the chemical. But know who else hasn’t come forward, either?
Obama, with either a strong message of support for the troops or a stronger message of condemnation for ISIS – at least, not hours in to the breaking news.
Allen B. West has the details: “ISIS is suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent that landed at the Qayarrah air base in Iraq … where the US and Iraqi troops are operating, according to several US officials. … After it landed on the base, just south of Mosul, US troops tested it and received an initial reading for a chemical agent they believe is mustard.”
One source told Fox News the mustard agent seemed “low purity” and that it was “poorly weaponized.”
Another source described the ISIS attempt an “ineffective” failure.
But one field test confirmed mustard gas; a second was inconclusive. And now, troops exposed to the agent are waiting for more intense tests to determine the true properties of the chemical.
All of this has led the Pentagon to assess on a preliminary basis that it was ISIS that fired at the base, since the terror group has been making mustard agent for some time.
The Analytical Economist wrote harshly of the president.
“So much for ISIS being nothing more than Al-Qaeda’s ‘JV team.’ Now far they’ve come under two terms of Barack Obama,” the blogger wrote. “Just imagine what they could to under a Hillary Clinton presidency.”
Source: Allen B. West