The Pentagon revealed on Thursday that the U.S. is spending $9 million dollars a day in the “fight” against the Islamic State.
Now, first of all, I didn’t realize anyone within the Obama Administration had ever said we were involved in a fight against ISIS, however, the report comes days after the White House announced the administration is planning to deploy 450 additional U.S. troops to Iraq. Just over 3,000 U.S. service members currently serve in advisory or security roles in the country.
It’s very difficult to place the words strategy, Obama and ISIS in the same sentence that isn’t formed as follows: “The Obama Administration has no strategy to fight ISIS.” Yet the president is still making lifeless decisions to make it appear as though our country is doing everything they can to defeat these terrorists.
In case you’re one of those who buy into the lie that ISIS is losing, and will eventually self destruct, allow me to put this into perspective.
What we are witnessing in the Middle East is nothing short of genocide. According to Open Doors USA, Iraq had about 1.5 million Christians just over a decade ago, now that number is below 150,000. This isn’t solely because of ISIS, however as true followers of the words and tactics of Muhammad, they are doing their part to establish a worldwide caliphate in which there is no opposition to Islam. Even Muslims have been victims of this savage poison.
If you oppose the laws set forth by the Islamic State, or if you don’t submit, you die. Plain and simple.
ISIS continues to gain territory, including Mosul (where a year ago, tens of thousands of Christians had to flee in one night), Raqqa, Ramadi and Palmyra. Even CNN admits ISIS controls more territory now than a year ago. The Islamic State is still able to govern, something CNN has recently covered as well. Believe it, or not, they have the ISIS Health Department which runs hospitals for anyone feeling ill, not just wounded fighters. It has maternity wards, health clinics, even a mobile vaccination unit. So, hey, you can find peace there, as long as you adhere to Sharia Law.
How does ISIS maintain their power? Money!
We now know they have been funded by wealthy donors in Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia. We also know they receive money from oil production and smuggling, ransoms from kidnappings, selling stolen artifacts and antiquities, they also receive money by taxing those who live under their rule, and probably the most disturbing of all, selling organs.
As much as I believe that silence in the face of evil is in fact evil, I struggle with garnering full dedication in my heart to support our military fighting a war against these savages when the Obama Administration won’t even call ISIS an Islamic terrorist group. Recently, he made no mention of the word “Christian” in his statement on the beheading of the 21 Coptic Christians who were killed on a beach in Tripoli, and he called the Kosher Deli terror attack purely random.
What exactly is the $9 million a day going towards? Surely we can say it’s going towards destroying evil that beheads, crucifies, tortures, executes and burns alive every man, woman and child who oppose their rule. But just this week President Obama said there is no clear strategy to train the Iraqi military. Yet just after making those comments, 450 more military personnel went over to execute a plan that the President doesn’t have a full strategy for.
A war with ISIS just might be inevitable, especially if ISIS continues to gain ground in Iraq. They have made it very clear they intend to bring the war here. So, the questions seems to be; would you rather fight them there, or on U.S. soil? Don’t think it’s that serious? Read this heartfelt message:
“Know, oh Obama, that we will reach America. Know also that we will cut off your head in the White House and transform America into a Muslim province. And this is my message to France and its sister, Belgium. We advise you that we will come to you with car bombs and explosive charges.
They want to bring war to America. How long will we sit idly by while human beings are being slaughtered at the hands of evil? The answer to ISIS just might be what we don’t want to hear.
Zach Pugh is the founder of Critically Christian. The Pugh Report is heard every Friday during the Rush To Reason radio show on KLZ560.