Averaging an Hour From Sighting a Target

…to (PERHAPS/MAYBE/SCHMAYBE) a clearance to fire. Doesn’t sound like ‘micro-management’ to me. You?

US military pilots complain hands tied in ‘frustrating’ fight against ISIS

U.S. military pilots carrying out the air war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are voicing growing discontent over what they say are heavy-handed rules of engagement hindering them from striking targets.

They blame a bureaucracy that does not allow for quick decision-making. One Navy F-18 pilot who has flown missions against ISIS voiced his frustration to Fox News, saying: “There were times I had groups of ISIS fighters in my sights, but couldn’t get clearance to engage.”

He added, “They probably killed innocent people and spread evil because of my inability to kill them. It was frustrating.”

Sources close to the air war against ISIS told Fox News that strike missions take, on average, just under an hour, from a pilot requesting permission to strike an ISIS target to a weapon leaving the wing.

O-bomb-a. NOT.

4 Responses to “Averaging an Hour From Sighting a Target”

  1. Syd B. says:


    Very Clever!

  2. JeffS says:

    President Jug Ears is just phoning it on ISIS. More likely he and flying monkeys sympathize with those murderous Islamists.

  3. gregor says:

    Sounds like a mercenary air force is needed. I’m sure there are a lot of out of work combat pilots and support staff that would line up to join in on a turkey shoot if someone would supply the toys.

  4. Greg Newsom says:

    Because Obama wants them to win. He’s the greatest traitor in modern history.He hates white people, Christians,and America itself.Plus he’s actually afraid of them. He figures if he does good for Isis he would be in danger when he’s living in his chateau a few years from now.He’s a chick shit…

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