Peters on New ISIS Massacre: 'Obama Can't Make Hard Decisions'
We're hearing reports this morning of a new massacre by ISIS terrorists in western Iraq.
According to AP:
An Iraqi official says Islamic State militants lined up 30 Sunni men in a town west of Baghdad and shot them dead.
The slayings took place on a main street in the town of Hit on Wednesday.
Anbar provincial council chairman, Sabah Karhout, says the Sunnis killed were tribal fighters allied with the government and members of the security forces captured when the IS group overran the town, located about 140 kilometers (85 miles) west of the Iraqi capital.
Hit fell to the Islamic State group in early October after fierce clashes with government forces backed by the Sunni fighters from the Albu Nimir tribe.
Fox News strategic analyst Lt. Col Ralph Peters discussed the new developments with Bill Hemmer, explaining that U.S. airstrikes are helpful, but aren't going to stop ISIS.
"This president, faced with this ferocious, determined enemy, is always calculating how little he can get away with doing," said Peters, arguing that Obama shies away from tough decisions.
"It's not just that he won't make hard decisions. It seems that he can't. And it's one of the worst qualities you can possibly have in a commander-in-chief."
On the ongoing battle for Kobani in Syria, Peters said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not committed to fighting ISIS.
The town is being defended by Kurdish peshmerga fighters, with help from U.S. airstrikes, just across the border from Turkey.
"[Erdogan] hates the Kurds far worse than he hates Islamic State. He's an Islamist himself, though not as radical as the Islamists fighting in Kobani," said Peters.
Peters credited the Obama administration for now realizing that Turkey is part of the problem against ISIS, not part of the solution.
Watch his full analysis above.