Columnist: Obama Policies Directly Led to Rise of ISIS, ‘Was it His Intent?’
Joseph Farah, the editor of right-wing “news” site/occasional hate site WorldNetDaily has penned a new column patting himself on the back for “being right” about his past prediction that Obama would “empower the ISIS.”
“Two years ago, I pointed out that Obama was, in effect, siding ‘with al-Qaida and other Muslim Brotherhood terrorist groups in the effort to overturn the regime of Bashar Assad’ by intervening in the civil war in Syria,” Farah writes.
“I also questioned Obama’s justification for his plan to bomb Syria two years ago,” he continues. “Back then, he wanted to bomb Assad’s forces. Today he is talking about bombing ISIS forces in Syria. Why was he hell-bent on bombing the wrong side in the civil war? He claimed it was because Syria had chemical weapons and used them. This from the man who steadfastly opposed the war in Iraq, a nation that also had chemical weapons and used them against the Kurdish population and Iran before that.”
“Maybe it was just incompetence by Obama when he pushed all the wrong buttons leading to the empowerment of ISIS,” Farah asserts. “Maybe it was just gross negligence on the part of Obama and his administration that directly resulted in the rise of ISIS. Maybe it was just his inexperience or detachment or lack of sophistication that led to the new killing fields of the Middle East.”
“But his policies in Syrian and Iraq over the last two years have resulted in a bloodbath that shows no signs of abating,” Farah concludes. “His administration is floundering in its response, refusing pleas for rearmament and aid by the Iraqi government and the Kurds. The reality is that Obama could not have done any more to help ISIS if it were his intent. And that raises the unavoidable and uncomfortable question: Was it his intent?”