Well, first of all, I’ve no idea what the intelligence community said to Zero. I seriously doubt that they didn’t warn Zero, but, that’s beside the point.
Remember all the way back to just a little over a year ago, when Zero really, really wanted to bomb Assad? The media chalked it up to Zero being punked by Putin, but, the truth is, the American people told the dumbass “no”.
Instead, Zero came up with this brilliant plan to arm the “moderate” militants. Odd, at the time, he funded them with $500 million. I say that’s odd, because that’s exactly the same amount he wants to arm the “moderate” militants with, this time around.
But, the entire time, there were people across the nation, blogs, LSM, and other parts of the world pointing to the atrocities committed by the first group of lunatics we armed and supported with $500 million.
The US didn’t underestimate anything. We, including this blog, warned the people and the administration it was folly to pursue his course. But, the idiot golfs in his free time, rather than reading.
If he underestimated ISIS, it’s because he’s a willfully ignorant jackass. I don’t believe for a moment the intelligence community underestimated ISIS. And, I believe they told Zero exactly what they were doing, how they were growing, and what they would become. The rest of the sane world had already stated this long ago.
One wouldn’t be surprised if President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, woke up Monday morning checking for tire tracks after his boss effectively threw him under the bus for having “underestimated” the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group.
But Obama’s remarks in a “60 Minutes” interview drew immediate objections from lawmakers and the intelligence community.
In the interview, Obama was asked how the Islamic State was able to gain so much territory. “Our head of the intelligence community Jim Clapper has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” the president said.
Clapper previously had admitted that U.S. analysts both underestimated the Islamic State, or ISIS, and “overestimated” the ability of the Iraqi army to fight them.
But sources say Obama nevertheless was looped in on the rise of ISIS for a while.
A military intelligence official told Fox News that the Obama administration had options on the table to target senior leadership of ISIS — as well as the Al Qaeda-aligned Khorasan Group — in the 18 months leading up to the strikes in Syria which began last week.
The official, who is familiar with the data collection, said the threat from ISIS and Khorasan was well-documented in the president’s daily brief for over a year, but the White House failed to act.
The official said the intelligence community “pushed hard” to identify the leadership of both groups for targeting purposes and these options were presented to the president’s team — and “every option was denied.”
There’s more to read at the link, but, by all means, read the links I’ve provided. There’s absolutely no way Zero was caught unawares.
As it turns out, not only is Zero a Muslim, but, he’s a Sunni. It’s the only way any of this makes any sense.
But, make no mistake, through the entire course of the timeline, many of the American people were keenly aware of what Zero was doing.