As ISIS gains continue to mount both in Syria and Iraq, the White House has reiterated its belief that the war on ISIS is “succeeding,” with White House spokesman Josh Earnest citing the evacuation of Mount Sinjar as proof.
Which is noteworthy primarily because no evacuation ever happened there. Though Mount Sinjar was presented as the initial casus belli for the ISIS war, US troops found almost no Yazidis on the mountain, and what few went up there during the ISIS offensive were already rescued by the PKK.
Presenting the war as working, in spite of the obvious expansion of ISIS territory is politically risky, but officials are also saying they believe presenting the war as working for the sake of recruiting coalition members and convincing them to be on board to do things.
Officials continue to emphasize that the war is going to be “long-term,” though they are extremely vague about their near and medium-term goals, with President Obama’s only clear guidance being that the airstrikes will “continue” against ISIS, something that is likely to be the case for years to come.
In the near-term there are a lot of pushes for escalation on a lot of different fronts, though officials continue to be unclear about which, if any, are actually being seriously considered.
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No no Obama. You must never succeed. How will we ever get those boots on the ground for a juicy profitable war if you keep winning? Oh the horror of PEACE!
Oboomer based his 'success' against ISIS on a bogus evacuation that never happened.
I believe it was Nazi Propaganda Chief Joseph Goebbels who stated if you tell the
same (lie) often enough, the public will eventually believe it.
That line was first stated by his boss.
The previous administration, who had plenty of experience with the topic, coined the term "catastrophic success". I would guess this is one more case of Obama following in Bush's footsteps. He practically says, "Mission accomplished!"
It is terrible that the exchange of ideas and information on the internet is now almost exclusively controlled by twitter, facebook and other salacious organizations. AW is one of the very few sites where I do not have to subscribe to these money-making intruders. I hope that will never change.
To improve things, all that Empire USA needs to is stop doing things. Stop bombing the Islamic State so that the Sunni tribes stop organizing in defense of the Islamic State. Stop opposing the terrorists in Syria so that they may overthrow the government of Syria.
Which begs the question, does our Empire have the humility, to just smile and be friendly?
So, Khorosan has been punched ceremoniously in the chops ? I feel safer now. Maybe when they recover, they will beat up the Zionists. Funny how ISIL never mentions the Jewish State In The Levant.
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