Former CIA Director: Obama Didn’t Bomb ISIS Oil Because of Environmental Impact (VIDEO)
Former CIA Director Michael Morell said Obama did not bomb ISIS’s oil infrastructure because of environmental concerns.
The Daily Caller reported:
Former Deputy Director of the CIA Michael Morell suggested that Barack Obama didn’t order the bombing of ISIS’s oil transportation infrastructure until recently in part because he was concerned about environmental damage.
Morell also said the White House was concerned about destroying infrastructure that could be used by the Syrian people.
Appearing on PBS’s “Charlie Rose” on Tuesday, Rose pointed out that before the terrorist attacks in Paris, the U.S. had not bombed ISIS-controlled oil tankers.
Morell explained, “Prior to Paris, there seemed to be a judgment that … look, we don’t want to destroy these oil tankers because that’s infrastructure that’s going to be necessary to support the people when ISIS isn’t there anymore, and it’s going to create environmental damage. And we didn’t go after oil wells — actually hitting oil wells that ISIS controls because we didn’t want to do environmental damage and we didn’t want to destroy that infrastructure, right.”
When Obama did hit the ISIS oil tankers he dropped leaflets and gave them 45 minutes to take cover.