After former President Donald J. Trump smashed the ISIS caliphate during his first year in office, its ragtag survivors went into hiding. With weak Joe Biden in the White House making the same foreign policy mistakes that led to radical Muslim extremists seizing power under President Obama, ISIS and other terror organization are reemerging.
Recent reports indicate that Kurds in Northern Iraq fled their villages knowing ISIS attacks were imminent. The Kakais villagers targeted by ISIS typically speak two Kurdish dialects. Their belief in reincarnation prompts ISIS to classify them as “infidels” and murder peaceful community members.
“Al-Qaeda and Islamic State terrorists have taken the lives of 450 members of our people since they came to the area. You can see all our martyrs buried in the graveyard over there,” Kwekha Aziz, a community leader reportedly said in early February.
America’s fake news media continues to underreport the growing activities of ISIS and other jihadists now that a Democrat sits in the Oval Office. The lack of coverage resembles the Obama years when the ex-president referred to ISIS as a “JV team.” That occurred just before its insurgents conquered enough cities, villages, and land to establish their own country. Obama’s failed Middle East policies unnecessarily plunged the U.S. into a second land war across Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Syria.
Biden, who appears to be replicating the losing Obama playbook, already made tactical mistakes. Muslim extremist activity spiked after Obama signed off on the Iran Nuclear Deal and sent upwards of $150 billion to the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism. Biden appears poised to re-enter the failed agreement.
Obama also alienated peace-loving countries such as Saudi Arabia by siding with the rogue regime. Biden recently ordered the U.S. Department of State to remove Houthi rebels from the terrorist organization list. The Houthis wage a terror war against the legitimate government of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. Biden’s foolhardy move threatens to — again — drive a wedge between the U.S. and valued allies. The current administration suffered the embarrassment of its misguided de-listing within 48 hours.
“As the president is taking steps to end the war in Yemen and Saudi Arabia has endorsed a negotiated settlement, the United States is deeply troubled by continued Houthi attacks,” State Department spokesman Ned Price reportedly said two days after the mistake. “We call on the Houthis to immediately cease attacks impacting civilian areas inside Saudi Arabia and to halt any new military offensives inside Yemen, which only bring more suffering to the Yemeni people.”
The left-leaning media repeatedly criticized the Trump Administration’s maximum pressure policy against Iran and the Houthi terror designation. But the facts tell a vastly different story. Mr. Trump created relative peace in the region, reduced terror activities, and brokered the Abraham Accords between Muslim nations and Israel. Houthi terrorists are responsible for the deaths of 130,000 people in Yemen. They also slaughtered more than 13,000 civilians, including women and children.
What everyday Americans should be troubled by is the fact that ISIS attacks have resumed, and Houthi insurgents are trying to overthrow a government and, potentially, establish another caliphate. Maybe Biden can poke fun at them by calling them JV teams while America’s sons and daughters are called to war. They wouldn’t have dared when Pres. Trump was Commander-in-Chief.