It Will Cost Taxpayers $5 Billion To Help Obama Create An ISIS Strategy

Tyler Durden's picture

We can hear the narrative now... how can Congress turn down President Obama's demands for $5 billion to pay for a 'counter-terrorism' fund that could be used to support operations against Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria... if they do, are they not supporting terrorism? As The Hill reports, White House press secretary Josh Earnest floated the $5 billion counterterrorism fund as something that “would strengthen the hand of this president and future presidents for dealing with urgent situations like this." We await Wednesday night's unveiling of the long-awaited strategy...

 

As The Hill reports,

White House press secretary Josh Earnest floated the $5 billion counterterrorism fund as something that “would strengthen the hand of this president and future presidents for dealing with urgent situations like this.”

 

Earnest offered comments Monday in response to questions about what Obama’s message would be to congressional leaders headed to the White House on Tuesday.

 

This is a core component of the president’s strategy for dealing with this and other issues like it around the globe; that is, additional resources that can be used by the United States to build up effective partners so that when the United States has to confront threats like this, that we have well-trained, well-equipped, effective partners that we can work with to confront these problems,” Earnest said.

 

The White House cautioned that the president has not made a final decision on whether to expand military operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). As a result, no final decisions have been made on how operations could be expanded.

The strategy is coming...

Obama is slated to meet Tuesday afternoon with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

 

The following day, Obama is to address the public on his plans for ISIS, which over the past month has executed two American journalists while threatening the United States.

Thoughtfully, President Obama is consulting Congress...

"...as a general matter, what I can say is that the president is interested in their buy-in, is interested in a congressional debate, and is interested in consulting closely with the leaders in Congress so that they feel brought into this process and they feel like the partners that they actually are as the elected representatives of the American people.”

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Over the weekend, Obama told “Meet the Press” that he was already “confident that I have the authorization that I need to protect the American people.”

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Deathrips's picture

By the time we add up creation, arming, staging and fighting .....the bill will be in the trillions for taxpayers.

 

see Iraq.

 

RIPS

SilverIsKing's picture

How much to seal the border?  Less than $5 billion I'm sure.

hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

 

“This is a core component of the president’s strategy for dealing with this and other issues like it around the globe; that is, additional resources that can be used by the United States to build up effective partners so that when the United States has to confront threats like this, that we have well-trained, well-equipped, effective partners that we can work with to confront these problems,” Earnest said.

Mercenaries.

Xibalba's picture

"strengthen the hand of this president" - It's not his hand that needs to be strengthened, it's his limp wrist

disabledvet's picture

"The perfect enemy ."

I assume it's real and not just a fiction created by CNN.

Pinto Currency's picture

 

 

Deathrips - excellent post - you captured my thoughts exactly.

Missed your comments iniitally.

 

Keyser's picture

The first thing on Obama's agenda for addressing ISIS is to extort $5,000,000,000 from the US taxpayer... Cough, cough, fuck you Barry... Go to Congress if you want $$$ for another WOAR....

 

max2205's picture

Relax we gave 5 bill to the Ukraine too and that worked out well. 

 

Oh wait.......

Colonel Klink's picture

If you truly want to destroy ISIS, put Obama as leader of the group.

imaginalis's picture

5 billion to arrive at the order "kill the mofos" seems a bit steep.

Bangalore Equity Trader's picture

Listen, Obama's strategy is nothing short of brilliant.

What do you think? In the throws of the worst "DEPRESSION" in the USSA, this "JERK-OFF" is asking for multi-billions to fight the greatest fighting force know to man kind!

Sounds like it should be more like 100 billion.

Let me be clear, I think you should take some of that Obamacare money that is burning a hole in your USSA treasury's pocket and "DIVERT IT"!

Protect 'merica from the "TERRORISTS"!

How 'bout "NO" and "FUCKING NO"! Of course. ISIL is safe. Come and join them. They await your tactical skills!

omniversling's picture

the crISIS actors will soon be receiving their christmas turkeys, F35s, to compliment the rest of their US taxpayer supplied arsenals. 

Interviewer: So what is the point of this plane ?

Sprey: The point is to spend money. That is the mission of the airplane...is for the US CONgress to send money to Lockheed. That is the real mission of the airplane."

Great 5th Estate interview with Pierre Sprey designer/co-designer of the F16 and A10 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxDSiwqM2nw

Infinite Sums Indefinite Siphoning (sorry US taxpayers).


Bangalore Equity Trader's picture

Listen 'merica, don't worry about the "INFRASTRUCTURE". You won't even need goat trails at the rate that you're going.

LuLZ from India!

LawsofPhysics's picture

Yes, I know a few soldiers of fortune.  they know one thing very well, and hey, everyone's has a righ to make a living right?

Pinto Currency's picture

 

 

Creation of ISIS is complete.

No more $ required for ISIS strategy. Job done.

auntiesocial's picture

wait til Hellary or Jeb get into office. I can see it now... 

LawsofPhysics's picture

There times to be seen, but most of the time, the guys I know are not.

Your picture is of little fish.  Wait until the big counterparties in this global game start calling in their "markers" as it were.  Again, there is not, nor will there ever be a political, monetary, or economic solution to resource scarcity.  Mercs are not nice people, period, but is has been this way since the damn of man.

Bangalore Equity Trader's picture

Listen, what are they wedding cake chefs from New Jersey, USA? No they have a mission clearly defined by a Statement of Work. When it's complete you get paid.

The quickest way to get paid is to find a shortcut, "MORE EFFICIENT" way to fulfill your SOW.

Example: retrofit all semi's to full automatic. Kill 'em all and sort out the collateral later.

Let's get home boys!

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

"Kiev also tried hiring mercs to tame eastern Ukraine

It didn't work."...

No it certainly did not and has not worked out well.  Most have fled... And many others are worm food in pit(s) in places like Slavyansk.  Wonderful thing about being a merc?  You're a very expensive commodity to be trained and financed and once you sign up and collect your money your ass is erased once you go "bye bye" in name and memory...

Won't be any honorary "stars" and memorials with your name hanging off of it -you're just a grease smear somewhere to be forgotten permanently!

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

I think we all know the difference between "Making a Living" and "Making a Killing".

/ Some Merc miss Sundays School that week? /s

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

That's odd... he doesn't look Jewish or like a Zionist*

Hmmm... Must be some goy from Useful Fools Inc.  Plenty of them where they come from:  Fucked up and neglected kids, who turn into fucked up psycho adults.

p.s. Thanks Uncles Sam, for recruiting "The Right Stuff" and for letting them "Be all they can be".

 

* Zionists are smarter than these Goys.  Point is, there's plenty of blame to go around for dumb-ass white guys too.

sylviasays's picture

That's odd... he or she doesn't look Muslim or like a Islamo-Nazi *

Hmmm... Must be a brainwashed libtard from one of those uber liberal-leftist cities like Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Seattle, or San Fransisco?  Plenty of them where they come from: Fucked up and neglected kids that grow up into fucked up brainwashed psycho libtards who are willing to join ISIS and fight for Allah to exterminate all infidels:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2745506/Pentagon-confirms-dozen-...

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/09/us-believes-a-dozen-america...

p.s. Thanks CAIR and IMAMs, for recruiting "The Right Stuff" and for letting them "Be all they can be".

 * Islamo-Nazis are smarter than these libtards.  

zorba THE GREEK's picture

Does anyone have an address for donations to this cause?

I would like to send Obama a nickel to help get this strategy kick-started.

Bloppy's picture

Obama won't have to worry about talk radio being in his way:

http://tinyurl.com/lejvpcg


Stoploss's picture

SELL ALL OF THE PRESIDENTIAL GOLF CLUBS AND ALL RELATED GOLF ACCESSORIES FIRST......

AGuy's picture

I am pretty sure the $5 Billion is to pay off ISIS to end their attacks in Iraq, and thus sweep the problem under the magic carpet. Much as the Gen Petraeus did during the Bush years to end the insurgency in Iraq. the US is now Rome. During the Decline of the Roman Empire, Rome paid off the barbarians to prevent them from attacking Roman controlled lands.

 

zorba THE GREEK's picture

"the U.S. is now Rome"

In more ways than most can imagine, but paying off enemies and avoiding innocent young

people from dying and doing it cost efficiently may not be such a bad thing.

omniversling's picture

$5bn for Ukraine NGOs pre-coup, $5bn for greasing the crISIS actors. Must ask Christine if there's talismatic significance to the number 5bn, or is it just the new inflation adjusted '7'...

doctor10's picture

I'll do it for 100000K. promise.

 

WTF is DOD/HSA doing?

Miggy's picture

It's campaign season the next two years. Money has to get funneled illegally to campaigns somehow.

 

John 3:16

NoDebt's picture

Oh yessir, president stompy feet.  Right away sir.  I step and fetch it for you directly.

FUCK.  YOU.  ASSHOLE.

 

pods's picture

Want another $5 billion for the MIC Chalky?

Go get your shinebox!

pods

q99x2's picture

5 billion more to terrorize the US citizens.

Ignatius's picture

After the screaming success that is Homeland Security....

Freddie's picture

Democrats and liberals voted for this.  Yeah yeah red team blue team.   If romney tried half the shit Obama pulls - he would have been impeached 10 times.   And no I wanted Ron Paul.

john39's picture

>>if romney tried

which is why the will wait for after the next false flag to appoint a republican president.  gotta keep the sheeple distracted with the illusion of freedom and all.

XitSam's picture

It's Team Tyranny vs. Team Freedom.

Obama's f'ed up and played golf with the money he's been given. Now he wants more?

suteibu's picture

I suppose $5 billion is the starting rate for meddling in foreign affairs.  It wasn't enough in Ukraine.  It won't be enough for ISIS.

Perpetual war, perpetual spending.

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

Yep, $5 billion gets you a colored revolution, complete with Nudelman's Famous Cookies®.

The first Ukrainian one was the Orange Revolution. The Ukrainian one this year is the Ratshit Yatshit Brown Revolution. I wonder what color the ISIS one will be. Taupe? Mauve? Teal?

Time for Victoria Nuland to fire up her E-Z-Bake Oven and practice saying "fuck the GCC".

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Kirk's Razor: Do not attribute to Bureaucratic Malice that which can adequately be explained by Incompetence, and

Do not attribute to Incompetence that which can adequately be explained by Greed.

0b1knob's picture

Isn't that Hanlon's razor?  Not to be confused with Occam's razor. 

Bohm Squad's picture

You're thinking of Gillette's Razor...

prymythirdeye's picture

They are NOT incompetent.  Please stop saying that.  Everything is going exactly according to plan.  They are all sociopaths carrying out a plan to work towards a one world government and every move on "their" part has been in total coordinance with this master plan.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Hanlon's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity (Incompetence is something else. As is Malice)

Occam's Razor: ... among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.

Kirk's Razor leverages both Razors, to cut to the Lowest Common Denominator of Equally Simple Explanations.  The combo of circumstances + human nature will determine which is the likeliest of the Simplest Explanations of detrimental factors:  Stupidity, Incompetence, Inability, Malice, Agenda, or Greed.  In this situation I decided that Greed was a better fit than the others.

p.s. I did not junk you.  I never do that for people simply disagreeing with me.  In fact, for the sake of seeking a "better truth", I invite a robust debate.  Preferably a rational and civil debate.

pps. I agree with "prymythirdeye", and note that my comment that attributes it to Greed does not contradict his.

0b1knob's picture

The REAL Capt. Kirk shaves with a PHASER not a razor.    He eats razor blades.  And I could care less if I get junked.  Being junked by some people is actually something of an honor.