In order to improve his dismal poll numbers here at home and give the Democrats a chance to win the mid-term elections, Obama dropped some bombs on Syria. He says there was a “threat to the United States,” and it not only gave him an excuse to attack another sovereign nation without the approval of Congress, but also to claim that by doing so, he has saved American lives here at home.
What a crock!
According to NBC news:
“In a statement early Tuesday, the U.S. military said that in addition to taking out ISIS targets it mounted eight separate strikes overnight “to disrupt the imminent attack plotting against the United States and Western interests conducted by a network of seasoned al Qaeda veterans,” also known as “the Khorasan group.” The strikes against Khorasan — which had established a haven in Syria to plot attacks, build roadside bombs and recruit Westerners to fight — targeted the group’s training camps, explosives production facility, communication building and command and control facilities, the Pentagon said.”
Boy howdy…sounds like they were just about ready to strike huh? I’m sure glad the Nobel Peace Prize winner is looking-out for us and killed those bad guys first before they even did anything, it sounds like they were mere seconds away from carrying out their nefarious plans. Who the hell does he think he’s kidding with this dog and pony show? Not only is this entire little bombing campaign a joke, but also is spending $500,000,000,000.00 to train and equip a bunch of idiots to do our ground fighting for us. If you divide that five hundred billion by five thousand, that comes out tone hundred million per man. Will someone….anyone please tell me that if that is a “good deal” for America?!
Now, the average cost to fully train a Navy SEAL is roughly about $1,000,000.00 (give or take a hundred thousand dollars), and they are the best trained troops in the world. I can’t for the life of me, justify spending one hundred million to equip and train one camel herder, who probably has an IQ just slightly above 80. That is, of course, if you plan on giving him the keys to his very own, brand new Bradley fighting vehicle. The numbers just don’t add up, Ladies and Gents! It is no secret that the Obama administration has in the past shall we say…”padded the books” when it comes to spending the tax payers’ money. This is not counting on the cost of each bit of ordinance already fired at ISIS since yesterday, so the cost will undoubtedly be more than a trillion before the month is out. And here’s the rub, folks: the cost for allowing a hundred thousand illegal aliens into our country this year alone will be almost as much, when you count the cost of housing, food, medical care, child care and any other “freebies” that they decide to give them, courtesy ala…you and me.
We just can’t afford all of this. Here is our national debt right now.
And in May of 2013, the Heritage Foundation said, that legalizing illegal aliens would cost the tax payers a net $6.3 trillion over the next fifty years. Of course, that was last year, and that was a conservative estimate at best. That number will more than likely be almost twice that if nothing is done to curb or stop illegal aliens from coming into the U.S. In other words folks…the U.S. economy cannot financially bear this kind of burden—it will destroy this nation.
Now, I’m glad Obama found his testicles and finally decided to do something about ISIS (since he created them in the first place), but in reality, we cannot afford to give anybody any money right now, especially a bunch of dumb-ass camel herders who haven’t even been “vetted,” and certainly not to the tune of five hundred billion dollars.
Do the math, folks, and you’ll see I’m right. The first thing you do to defend the United States is…seal the border, and our president won’t do that.
Between Obama’s “better late than never” cost of arming the Syrian rebels and the cost of his allowing anybody to cross our border, will make the cost of both the war in Iraq and Afghanistan look like chump change before he’s through.
Obama needs to go!
Richard Anthony is a US Army veteran who served from 1975 to 1980. He was stationed in Frankfurt West Germany from 1976 to 1978 with the 3rd Armored Divisions 143rd Signal Battalion as a Tactical Telecommunications Center Specialist and was also with the 1st Cavalry Division 1st/12th Cav as a Combat Medic until discharge in 1980. He has been married for 20 years and has 3 sons. He’s also a very involved Tea Party activist. Be sure to follow Richard on Facebook.
Courtesy of Freedom Outpost.