Rather telling statements by military officials: The Obama administration’s strategy for Iraq and Syria came under harsh criticism from senators on Tuesday as key defense leaders outlined the latest shift in strategy from earlier failed policies and programs. Defense Secretary Ash Carter and Gen. Joseph Dunford, the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, […]
Security experts say that the Obama drones-only approach to fighting ISIS is not a comprehensive strategy.
The Free Beacon reported: ““This broader challenge of countering violent extremism is not simply a military effort,“ he said. “Ideologies are not defeated with guns, they are defeated by better ideas and more attractive and more compelling vision. So the United States will continue to do our part by working with partners to counter ISIL’s […]
Instead of a solely academic and theological theory, now there is a potential trans-African/trans-Middle East Islamist caliphate forming before our eyes with ISIS/ISIL/Islamic State forming an alliance with Nigerian terrorists Boko Haram.
Is Obama going to have to take back his whole I-beat-al-Qaeda-senseless rhetoric, now that the Islamic State/ISIS/ISIL (we can’t agree on what to call these terrorists, still?!) is taking over where al-Qaeda left off.
Fox News has posted the full 22-minute video of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh being burned alive by ISIL terrorists to its website.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz stumbled on Wednesday when he tried to explain the difference between the proposed Jordanian prisoner swap with ISIL and our government’s swap of Gitmo prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: The Taliban is an armed insurgency, ISIL is a terrorist group. We don’t make concessions to terrorist groups. That comment […]
WASHINGTON — Soon after the U.S. sent troops as trainers to Iraq to help both national Iraqi army forces and the Kurdish peshmerga militia, several unnamed allies will send 1,500 additional training personnel to help beat back the Islamic State (known as ISIS, IS or ISIL). Reuters reported that the allies will remain unnamed at […]
WASHINGTON — The recently-minted Iraqi Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi, forcibly retired two Iraqi senior generals for failing to stop the military advance of the al-Qaeda offshoot militant group Islamic State (also known as ISIS or ISIL). Reuters reported that the generals were close allies of Abadi’s ousted predecessor, Nuri al-Maliki, who was a Shi’a Muslim […]
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration refuted rumors that they are offering concessions to the Iranian Islamist regime, in exchange for helping stop the advance of the terrorist group known as the Islamic State, ISIS or ISIL. Reuters reported the official statement of the White House was that it would not seek Iranian cooperation in Iraq by […]
10/28/2015 - Shift in Anti-ISIS Policy Exposes Obama’s Weak Foreign Policy
7/21/2015 - Drones Can’t Defeat ISIS Alone, Experts say
7/7/2015 - Obama says Better Ideas, Not Guns, can Beat Ideologies like ISIS
3/14/2015 - ISIS accepts Boko Haram’s Pledge for an Alliance
2/27/2015 - U.S. Agency: 2014 was the Deadliest Terrorism Year in 45 Years
2/4/2015 - Fox News Posts Full ISIL Execution Video
1/29/2015 - White House Spokesman Fails to Call Taliban a Terrorist Group [Video]
12/13/2014 - No Boots on the Ground? Allies promise 1,500 training troops to help Kurds, Iraqis against ISIS
10/2/2014 - New Iraqi Prime Minister ousts 2 Generals after Humiliation by ISIS
9/26/2014 - Obama White House denies they would give Iran leeway for help against ISIS
9/23/2014 - NSA Chief to ISIS: I’m Watching You
9/22/2014 - U.S. looking for Sunni Allies in Iraq
9/21/2014 - U.S.: We won’t do a Shock-and-Awe Airstrike Campaign in Syria
9/3/2014 - Obama increase Protection Force for U.S. Embassy in Baghdad
9/2/2014 - Sad News: ISIS beheads 2nd American Journalist
8/30/2014 - Iraq’s New Prime Minister is Optimistic about Country’s Future
8/26/2014 - Liberal Press wonders why Obama is Criticized for Taking a Vacation during Crises
8/20/2014 - Reporter asks if U.S. Ransom Policy led to James Foley’s Beheading
8/15/2014 - Obama’s Airstrikes Can’t Stop ISIS Beheadings, Executions
7/12/2014 - Iraqi General Killed Outside Baghdad as Iraqi Parliament Delays Session Amid Civil War
6/27/2014 - Bluffing? John Kerry Promises U.S. Support in Iraq