Conditions in the Middle East are continuing to destabilize. In the last two days, ISIS, a merger of terrorist organizations Al-Qaeda and Jabhat-Al-Nusra, seized the Iraqi cities of Mosul and Tikrit.
Their spoils included 500 billion Iraqi Dinaris (429 million USD) which makes ISIS the wealthiest terror group in the world.
During their invasion, Iraqi military abandoned their posts. Here, you can see their uniforms strewn across the highway.
Then, an ISIS commander took a selfie with a captured U.S. military Humvee.
Next, an estimated 500,000 Iraqi citizens fled in fear.
Desperate, the Iraqi government asked for U.S. airstrike support. But Obama said:
So the Al-Qaeda conglomerate started removing the border between Syria and Iraq. Because their goal is to establish an Islamic superstate.
And the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is preparing plans for a possible evacuation like:
In the event that 429 million does not meet their terror funding needs, the group is also closing in on Iraq’s largest oil refinery.
If that wasn’t bad enough already, a radio transmission came in today from an ISIS spokesperson declaring: “the battle will rage in Baghdad and Karbala … put on your belts and get ready.”
Now Al-Qaeda has more territory and potential resources than ever before.
So conditions in the Middle East were previously fragile, but today they’re like your grandmother’s China cabinet, tossed off the Empire State Building.
President Obama could not be more wrong with his statement that Al-Qaeda is on the run. For all intents and purposes, it appears that Al-Qaeda is the one running the show.