Officials in the Biden Administration’s Pentagon are leaving a trail of breadcrumbs leading America back into another endless war in the Middle East. After less than a month of Joe Biden taking over the White House, jihadists renewed their lust for war and bloodshed with no fear of reprisal.
After former President Donald Trump crushed the ISIS caliphate, and American-led coalition forces killed more than 90 percent of its fighters, stragglers went into hiding. We didn’t hear much of anything from them for the last two years of Trump’s presidency. The former president was even able to reduce the U.S. troop presence down to 2,500 and was poised to bring all of America’s sons and daughters home. But the outcome of the 2020 election has radically altered the region. In recent weeks, reports indicate ISIS and other terrorist organizations like Al Qaeda have come out of hiding and resumed attacks.
“Nineteen regime fighters and allied militia forces were killed in an IS attack, including 11 members of the Baqir Brigade,” a news report coming out of Syria states.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights deemed it the most deadly ISIS surprise attack in recent memory. ISIS has been on the rise in the region, renewing its insurgency and slaughtering Syrian army regulars on the road. The war with ISIS, which Obama ignored calling them a “JV Team,” caused upwards of 387,000 deaths in Syria alone.
Officials at the United Nations recently sounded the alarm that ISIS has re-emerged after years of carrying out low-level car bombings and lone-wolf attacks. Many in the region believe the surge in open warfare attacks point to an imminent battlefield conflict with ISIS and others.
“The threat posed by ISIS to international peace and security is on the rise again. It is crucial that Member States remain focused and united to counter it, despite the strains and competing priorities brought by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism Vladimir Voronkov reportedly said. “Member States warn that ISIS could regain the capacity to orchestrate attacks in different parts of the world in the course of 2021.”
The counter-terrorism expert indicated that upwards of 10,000 ISIS fighters were organized in the desert and rural areas. They could very well orchestrate another insurgency as recruitment efforts augment their ranks. Following a series of rocket attacks by ISIS in Iraq, NATO officials announced they now plan to increase their troop presence from 500 to 4,000.
The groundswell of boots-on-the-ground troops comes on the heels of Biden engaging Iran in diplomatic talks and declaring he will return to the Nuclear Deal. Under those conditions, Iran would see sanctions lifted and use the money to fund ISIS, Hamas, and the Houthi rebels in Yemen, among others.
Jihadists appear to have ramped up their murderous rampages in hopes of securing funding after Biden helps Iran retake the mantle of the biggest funder of terrorism in the world. The weak talking points coming out of the State Department reinforce his “lead from behind” failures.
“Any response we take will be in full coordination with the government of Iraq and with our coalition partners as well,” State Department spokesman Ned Price reportedly said.
Unlike Trump, who annihilated ISIS and targeted Iran’s general for training terrorists, Biden plans to get permission from other countries when Americans are killed. His failure to learn from the mistakes of the Obama years put everyday people in harm’s way. Inevitably, American soldiers will fight and die to keep a peace President Trump already secured.