Wednesday, September 24, 2014

With Latest U.S. Offensive, Obama Sees Peace In Middle East By 2099

WASHINGTON—(TYDN) President Barack Obama, fresh from commencing a bombing campaign in Syria to knock out Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and al Qaeda militants, said peace should be fully restored to the region by 2099.

"Let there be no mistake, my latest Middle East bombing campaign against militants, and the collateral damage of civilians, will bring peace to the region in an expedited fashion by 2099," Obama said at a Rose Garden news conference here early Wednesday.

The USS Philippine Sea launches a missile, as seen from the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. Photo: TYDN.
Democrats exulted behind what many operatives were calling the president's "bold" assertion that he could bring peace to the region so quickly. Republicans countered, however, suggesting that Obama's military campaign was a political farce.

"This 2099 self-imposed deadline is nothing but politics and is a lofty goal designed to sway voters to the Democrats' side for the upcoming November elections," a well placed Republican strategist familiar with the bombing campaign told TheYellowDailyNews on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic.

A U.S.-led military coalition launched as many as 200 strikes Tuesday in two dozen targets in Syria, many in Boukamal adjacent to the Syria-Iraq border. Human rights activists said as many as 10 strikes were launched early Wednesday in the same area.

The U.S. Central Command said Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates participated in or supported the ongoing strikes.