US airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, far from “degrading” the organization, are actually giving ISIS a huge shot in the arm, according to FBI Director James Comey, who testified today before Congress.
ISIS “growing online support intensified following the commencement of US airstrikes in Iraq,” Comey confirmed, saying the group was likely to try to pick up its efforts to take more US hostages going forward to get more publicity.
The US operation seems to be playing directly into ISIS’ hands in many ways, with President Obama’s high-profile speech last Wednesday, promising to escalate the war on ISIS into neighboring Syria, paying off for ISIS in recruitment as well.
According to rebel mouthpiece the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ISIS secured at least 162 new recruits in Aleppo Province alone in the days following President Obama’s speech, a sign people are more interested in the group now that it is in a war against the US.
The FBI warned that Western fighters returning to Syria after fighting with ISIS remain a “top” security threat, though at the same time they have no real way of tracking what people do once they enter Syria, so there’s a lot of guesswork on who actually fought for ISIS.
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So what is it that USG should do, step a side and thank ISIS for being there! What happens when the Syria government and Iraqi governments are no longer there and ISIS succeeded with its caliphate regime ruling Syria and Iraq! After all that is their desire and dreaming to bring the fight into Europe!
Beside the bombing, USG/English/EU governments need to pressure the Erdogan regime to stop buying ISIS stolen Syrian peoples oil, Erdogan/Turkish government needs to be reminded that Islam forbids the idea buying stolen goods from thieves. As long as Turkish government letting these barbarians travel freely, do all kind of illegal business in Turkey, ISIS would gain support, now they have money, 3 million dollars per day, thanks to Turkish, Jordanian oil black market and those Europeans/American mafia style oil companies buying the stolen Syrian oil, now they can buy their mercenaries from EU/US/Turkey and els where. As saudis were paying their mercenaries in Syria just two years ago and still do, so is with ISIS recruiting method.
The argument of the bombing or not bombing ISIS military targets have nothing to do with ISIS growth, but by ISIS making all that money paying its mercenaries can speak for the growth, otherwise each bombing kills minimum 10 of these mercenaries/barbarians, continuing the bombing no matter where they are, the dead ISIS members can increase by mor bombing, more dead ISIS member means weaken ISIS, therefore, the argument is irrelevant.
At the same time there are Kurdish, Iranian, Iraqi army fighting these barbarians on the ground, killing them as they deserve to die, but by cutting off ISIS source of income ISIS would not last even 2 month. Unless there are those that want for this war to continue, prolonging it as many times as they have found an excuse for not going after the source of the problem.
Geez, thanks Jimbo for that brilliant insight. But then again the morons in Congress are hearing this for the first time ever probably.
What, that deranged fruit John Pistole and his gang of illiterate goons can't figure out who's been in Syria up to no good? Are they only good for harassing innocent Americans?
America has to stop these war games and let the other nation ive. So for wars have given nothing to America except powerty. There is no doubt that defnece stablishment has become richer and defence industry too powerful.
Blowback — What is due and owed
Our glory years, the days of wine and roses for our Empire builders, have they come and gone? I think so, for the downfall of all great and imperial Empires was when the accumulated vengeance from their reign of terror, the blowback, created deadly enemies faster then they could be stomped out.
Unfortunately, one must also consider that what Comey said may in fact be propaganda itself. Perhaps Winston Smith has been busy revising history, again. So, I look on what Comey says with more than a grain of salt of doubt. It fits the desires and designs of the elite too well.
US the sourcerers apprentice
The FBI?? What the hell is the FBI doing assessing this crap in foreign countries? Where's miitary intellegence, the CIA, etc etc? All their domestic endevors aren't enough? good grief
Mr. President, you say that ISIS is "barbaric" and must be destroyed; but who is capable of dealing face to face with persons dedicated to their faith, their God, their beloved land? Not, Mr. President, the Godless cowards and traitors of fbi, cia, nsa, dod, and not all the drones, war ships and fighter planes (and other advanced satellite based weaponry) at your disposal because your thugs who have tried to torture & kill me for decades are *mental dwarfs and they rely almos…t exclusively on assassinations, mass murders, torture, forced suicide, and similar inhumane tactics known well by me, ISIS, and others everywhere.
So, please reconsider your reliance on your own barbaric thugs who mindlessly cause havoc globally by their unconscionable attacks, even at times killing our own combat vets.
Our nation is thus sacrificed by the psychopathic fools described above who are (to state mildly) more the problem than the solution and who on your watch have ironically launched MY country into the hell they seek to impose on others.
Perhaps, Mr. President, you could speak with ISIS to listen and try to understand their views, but then they don't negotiate with your terrorists
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