A new report stands in stark contrast to earlier White House assurances that ISIS had been ‘contained.’ And it is already spurring changes in how the U.S. grapples with ISIS.
A new U.S. intelligence report on ISIS, commissioned by the White House, predicts that the self-proclaimed Islamic State will spread worldwide and grow in numbers, unless it suffers a significant loss of territory on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria, U.S. officials told The Daily Beast.
The report stands in stark contrast to earlier White House assurances that ISIS had been “contained” in Iraq and Syria. And it is already spurring changes in how the U.S. grapples with ISIS, these officials said.
It’s also a tacit admission that coalition efforts so far – dropping thousands of bombs and deploying 3,500 U.S. troops as well as other coalition trainers — have been outpaced by ISIS’ ability to expand and attract new followers, even as the yearlong coalition air campaign has helped local forces drive ISIS out of parts of Iraq and Syria.
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I had thought that ISIS made most of its money collecting ransoms for hostages, looting banks of gold and silver, selling antiquities, selling oil, and using slave labor instead of paying for workers.
But, it turns out their top income is from collecting TAXES from all the people where they hold territory!
Apparently they subscribe to the Bernie Sanders philosophy of taxation: tax them as much as you can where ever and when ever you can.
So, these intel reports are true: this territory must be taken away from ISIS.
I hope that doesn’t eat into Obama’s golf appointments with his Choom Gang too much.
Obola can’t even contain a JV team of teachers and farmers from a terrorist attack on our homeland but he can threaten to take guns away from citizens and claim climate change is our biggest threat!! A total and complete failure!!
So, this would be BEFORE Obama made his statement about having ISIS contained. So, either he was lying or he cannot help himself from making stupid statements that have no basis in fact.
This man must be fired. His name is racist and offends me.
@Nanny G: No doubt the Democrats will be studying their collection methods.
In case anyone still believes that the Muslims at the borders of Europe are ”migrants” as opposed to INVADERS here’s what happened between Greece and Macedonia:
Muslims warned Europeans, “Open Border or Die,” at the Macedonian border.
Then Muslims fought with and threw rocks at police at the border chanting, “We want to Germany!”
This link is a google translation so it is rough in the grammar department:
Now, was this American-of-Jordanian-descent terrorist ”contained?”