1. Israel Wants ISIS On Its Border.
An excerpt from, "Northern Israelis Evacuated as Fighting Nears Golan Border; ISIS Said to be Close (VIDEO)" algemeiner, August 27, 2014:
In the Golan, fierce battles between pro-and anti-Syrian government forces close to the border with Israel on Wednesday prompted the army to evacuate residents and tourists from certain areas close to the northern and southern ends of the frontier, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.ISIS reinforces every negative stereotype about Arabs and Muslims, so Israel may publicly convey nervousness about ISIS posting up in their backyard after carving up Iraq, but if you put Mossad agents aside and talk to them casually about these developments they'll probably giggle like little school girls and explain how wonderful this all is for Israel. Just as they were dancing when "Al-Qaeda" struck Manhattan, they were dancing when ISIS took Mosul earlier this summer. Some countries just can't handle peace, so the idea of a ruthless terrorist group that despises anyone who does not think like them taking city after city is a very good development for Israel. It confirms the "barbarians at the gates" narrative that is constantly espoused by Israeli officials. And in this case they really are barbarians, but they are mainly a threat to Muslim countries and Islamic civilization, not Israel or the West.
2. ISIS Competency Is Evidence of High-Level U.S. Military Training.
An excerpt from, "ISIS Trained By Whom?" by 'b' of Moon of Alabama, August 28, 2014:
Photos show gruesome Islamic State seizure of baseIn a CNN report on ISIS the commentator explained how these terrorists are using the tactics of the U.S. Army Rangers without even stopping to ask how they acquired such skills. They have to learn high-level military skills from somewhere, and whether the U.S. government publicly admits it or not does not change the fact that their fingerprints are all over this group. Their torture techniques are just another confirmation of this suspicion.
Dressed in an orange jumpsuit against the backdrop of an arid Syrian landscape, ...Captives held by Islamic State were waterboarded
At least four hostages held in Syria by the Islamic State, including an American journalist who was recently executed by the group, were waterboarded in the early part of their captivity, according to people familiar with the treatment of the kidnapped Westerners.Where, one wonders, did they learn such shit?
3. Lack of Strategy By The White House For ISIS Is Not Its Main Problem.
An excerpt from, "Obama Says ‘We Don’t Have A Strategy Yet’ for Fighting ISIS" by Zeke J Miller, Time, August 28, 2014:
President Barack Obama seemed to commit the worst of Washington gaffes Thursday when he updated the American people about the ongoing threat from Islamist militants wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria.The problem Washington has in the Middle East is not a lack of strategy for dealing with ISIS, but a lack of strong, popular, and rational allies. It picked the wrong horses at the gate and it is hard to change them in the middle of the race. Examples: siding with the sheikhs and princes of Saudi Arabia instead of the mullahs of Iran, siding with Netanyahu and the Palestinian Authority led by Abbas instead of Palestinians and Hamas, siding with the KDP (Barzani's party) in Kurdistan instead of the PKK, siding with the non-existent FSA and ISIS instead of Assad, siding with lunatic cannibals who eat livers, hearts, and lungs instead of regular people who like to eat animals and plants. It's not just on the wrong side of history, it's on the wrong side of nature.
“I don’t want to put the cart before the horse: we don’t have a strategy yet,” Obama said of the effort to combat the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in its safe haven in Syria. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”
Obama’s comment that “we don’t have a strategy,” delivered to reporters at the White House before the Labor Day holiday weekend, prompted immediate mockery from Republicans — not to mention quick damage control from the White House.
“In his remarks today, [Obama] was explicit — as he has been in the past — about the comprehensive strategy we’ll use to confront [ISIS] threat,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a series of Twitter posts. “He was referring to military options for striking [ISIS] in Syria,” Earnest added in a hastily scheduled CNN appearance.