It now appears that nearly simultaneous with Obama's delivery of his AUMF charade, Islamic State forces began attacking Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in the adjacent Euphrates River village of Khan-al-Baghdadi. Initial reports yesterday had the ISF repelling the IS attack, but that appears to have been pure propaganda from the Shi'a-led Iraqi government, with IS forces apparently overwhelming the ISF and allied tribal defenders and then pressing on to attack the Ein Al-Asad Air Base itself. More recent accounts report that Iraqi forces have been defeated in the battle for Khan-al-Baghdadi and that if tribal forces withdraw from further combat then the whole of Anbar Province could be lost to the Islamic State.
12 February 2015: So, hopefully by now everyone is aware that Obama's AUMF is a half-breed cross between much ado about nothing and the most contemptuous political charade of his failed presidency. It's not designed to do any significant damage and might even be seen as aide and comfort being afforded to Islamic jihadists. At this point I cannot help but think about Ecclesiastes 1:9 ...
"That which has been is what will be,
That which is done is what will be done,
And there is nothing new under the sun."
Fast forward to our world in 2015 and its teetering on the brink of a similar global conflagration. Notice that we have President Barack Hussein Obama doing back-flips for the Iranian Ayatollah in hot pursuit of a meaningless nuclear accord and non-aggression pact. And what does Obama do to sweeten the pot for the Iranian Ayatollah? He abandons our ally in Yemen to Iranian jihadists with a flip of his limp wrist and turns his backside upon our greatest ally in Israel whom the Ayatollah plans to burn in nuclear fire. Indeed, there is nothing new under the sun! Might someone inform Barack Hussein Obama that Genesis 12:3 is still in effect and even appears to have his name written all over it?
10 February 2015: 6 days ago I sent out a private email "heads-up" stating "I think Obama is about to ask the new Republican-led congress to declare war on IS; failing that I think he will invoke war powers in order to deploy (many additional) US boots on the ground in Iraq or Jordan." I also think some of those first additional boots will be jumping into the war from perfectly good aircraft.