One of the two leading warhawks in the House of Representatives, Illinois congressman [mc_name name=’Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’K000378′ ](with [mc_name name=’Rep. Peter King (R-NY)’ chamber=’house’ mcid=’K000210′ ] of New York the other) took to the House floor on Wednesday to give a short speech on the problem of ISIS, who captured Ramadi, Iraq over the weekend and the Syrian civil war that partially spawned the Islamo-Nazi barbarian horde.
During Kinzinger’s remarks he again called for American ground troops to be sent back into Iraq to destroy the terrorist forces of ISIS.
A combination of airstrikes and US ground forces wouldn’t be enough to fully defeat the group that has beheaded Americans, burned a Jordanian pilot alive, throws homosexuals off roof tops, makes breastfeeding women wear a Medieval torture device on their breast as punishment, and rapes and enslaves young girls Kinzinger added because ISIS would still be left to operate rather freely in Syria. As of this week ISIS controls roughly half of Syria.
No, to defeat ISIS once and for all, congressman Kinzinger said that the United States Military, of which he is a member(Air Guard), have to go to war against Bashar Assad, the Iranian and Russian backed dictator who controls the parts of Syria ISIS doesn’t.
Kinzinger said that because Assad has targeted civilians in the years long terrorist on terrorist civil war, used chemical weapons(which ISIS has done as well, they like to use Chlorine), has the only real Air Force operating within Syria(thankfully ISIS hasn’t gotten any of the Syrian aircraft they’ve captured airborne yet), and is as Kinzinger puts it is”the incubator of ISIS,” the United States must therefore enforce a no-fly zone over the whole of Syria, and use other means to topple the Assad regime. Heaven forbid we allow ISIS to be fought by others on multiple fronts.
Full text of Kinzinger’s remarks can be found here.
There are just so many things wrong with Kinzinger and his warhawk thinking it hurts.
While a ground war against ISIS is inevitable at this point, they are 70 miles from Baghdad after all, a large contingent of American GI’s going back to Iraq isn’t in the cards; Obama is still President after all.
No, a ground war against ISIS is going to have to be fought and ultimately won by Iraqis, Kurds, and the minority Christian population taking up arms and defending their homelands from these civilization destroying cockroaches. Naturally it would help if the Saudis, Jordanians, Turks, Egyptians and others joined in on the total annihilation of ISIS.
To that end the Kurds and the other minority groups that would be exterminated by ISIS need to be given all the weapons Kinzinger and his pals [mc_name name=’Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000303′ ] and [mc_name name=’Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’G000359′ ] want to give to the so called Syrian rebels, who are really nothing more than ISIS or Al Qaeda fighters in waiting.
As an aside It is clear after the fall of Ramadi that the Iraqi Army is the most useless fighting force since the French, giving them more heavy weapons, tanks, etc, has got to be off the table.
When it comes to Assad, why in the world would we want to open up a new front, start another Middle East conflict, and invade yet another county, when Assad is someone who isn’t a direct threat to the United States or our allies?
Enforcing a no-fly zone or outright eliminating Assad’s Russian built Air Force will only achieve one goal, ISIS’ complete domination of all of Syria, and when that happens a blood bath not seen since the French Revolution will occur, just as it is beginning to in Ramadi, and has been for the last year in Mosul.
Congressman Kinzinger clearly hasn’t thought about the consequences the actions he wants to have taken will have.
But, then again how can he when his head is full of visions of him, John McCain, and Grahamnesty going on bombing runs directed at Damascus.