Former prime minister and defense minister Ehud Barak was interviewed by Russian media outlet RT on Friday. He stated that it is he belief that the Islamic State “is not strong” and with an appropriate response, it would be possible to suppress and destroy ISIS within a matter of days. “I think that ISIS is successful to a certain extent because they are not facing a concentrated effort to destroy the organization,” said Barak, adding “Technically they aren’t that strong- they are made up of only about 30-40 thousand people.”
“Basically, what they faced in Ramadi (a town in central Iraq that was occupied by ISIS) and elsewhere in Iraq are armies that don’t want to fight. When an army doesn’t want to fight, you don’t need much experience to win,” said Barak. “ISIS has never fought a real battle,” he added.
History shows, from Omdurman to the Yom Kippur War, that when Arab “armies” go up against trained fighting forces, they always wind up on the short end of the stick. All it requires to defeat them is the will to do so. But it’s clear that the man named Barack Hussein Obama in the White House has absolutely no intention of doing so.