Since the United States began a bombing campaign against ISIS, our forces have completed 9,000 airstrikes against the Islamic State -- according to Obama anyway. Monday, he declared that we are hitting ISIS harder than ever since we dropped more bombs on ISIS in November than any other month since beginning bombing operations. If this is the case, why has Russian bombing of ISIS been more effective? Inquiring minds want to know; but, it is unlikely Obama will provide an answer.

In a speech at the Pentagon on Monday, Obama stated, "We are hitting ISIL [aka ISIS] harder than ever. Coalition aircraft, our fighters, bombers and drones have been increasing the pace of airstrikes -- nearly 9,000 as of today. Last month, in November we dropped more bombs on ISIL targets than any other month since this campaign started."

After 9,000 airstrikes, one would think ISIS would be decimated; however, ISIS is not. The United States is hitting ISIS harder since Russia entered the equation. Reports coming out of the area indicated that ISIS was on the retreat after one week of Russian airstrikes. As Russia accused the Obama administration of bombing empty and evacuated ISIS hideouts, the Obama administration accused the Russian forces of bombing Syrian rebel forces. These "Syrian rebel forces" would be the same four or five this administration claimed were left after spending millions of our tax dollars to train hundreds or more.

Obama claimed the United States has taken out several of the terrorist group's top leaders since the spring: Abu Sayyaf, Mohammed Emwazi or "Jihadi John," an unnamed top recruiter, a finance chief, the second in command, the senior extortionist, and the weapons trafficker. If anyone thinks that's impressive, since the spring, I've met a top level banker, an actor, the second in command of a well-known business, and a famous hairstylist. Go ahead, everyone try it. To quote some of my acquaintances, "pics or it didn't happen."

As has been the case since day one of terrorist groups, you can kill all the high-level agents you want, but another rises to take his place. It's why al-Qaeda still operates after Bin Laden was supposedly killed and now has off-shoot groups operating everywhere.

Obama stated, "I want to provide all of you a brief update on our progress against the ISIL core in Syria and Iraq, because as we squeeze at its heart, we'll make it harder for ISIL to pump its terror and propaganda to the rest of the world."

Again, another will rise to assume the vacant position meaning terror and propaganda will continue to make its way to the rest of the world.

"We're going after ISIL from their stronghold right in downtown Raqqa to Libya, where we took out Abu Nabil, the ISIL leader there. The point is ISIL leaders cannot hide, and our next message to them is simple: You are next."

"Everyday we destroy as well more of ISIL's forces, their fighting positions, bunkers, and staging areas, their heavy weapons, bombmaking factories, compounds, and training camps. In many places, ISIL's lost its freedom of maneuver, because they know if they mask their forces, we will wipe them out. In fact, since this summer, ISIL has not had a single successful offensive operation on the ground in either Syria or Iraq."

Does anyone else want to "poo poo" or "raspberry" that speech? The Obama administration through then Secretary of State Hitlery Clinton handed Libya over to terrorists and ISIS, leaving that nation in chaos. Now, this administration drone hits the ISIS leader there and everyone is supposed to nod in ignorant agreement. It is this administration's blatant criminal activity, better known as treason, which resulted in the attack on the Benghazi consulate. It was an attack where four Americans lost their lives as this administration stood by and did nothing by way of a rescue mission or providing additional military support.

Obama wants the public to believe our forces are destroying "more of ISIL's forces, their fighting positions, bunkers, and staging areas, their heavy weapons, bomb making factories, compounds and training camps." The key information most want to know is if those places were populated with ISIS forces or empty, as Russia has stated. Our government created ISIS and supplied the terrorist organization with weapons, equipment, and money under the ruse of "aiding Syrian rebel forces." Russia echoed that as well.

Maybe Russian forces halted ISIS in their tracks. Maybe all the young males of military age invaded Europe disguised as refugees. Maybe Obama imported plenty of them into the United States. Maybe climate change stopped them. Maybe they went to South America or Mexico or Central America to come across our open southern border. Maybe, Obama has censored news agencies from reporting on ISIS movements.

Maybe ISIS hasn't been halted as much as Obama would like for us to believe. And, if it has, why not back in the spring? Russia entering the conflict in support of Assad seems to be the changing factor here, along with mass invasion of Europe and the importation of these individuals into our nation.

There are plenty of reasons ISIS could be slowing down, but the lies around it being attributed to the United States forces under the direction of Hussein Obama isn't it. If it is, "pics please, or it didn't happen."

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