raises terror threat to 'severe', Cameron says 'attack likely'
poses a “greater and deeper threat to our security than we’ve
seen before” said Prime Minister David Cameron. His statement
follows a decision to raise the UK's terror threat level from
"substantial" to "severe" over events in Iraq and
the lack of a strategy isn’t some oversight, like the Pentagon
simply forgot to come up with a plan for victory in this huge new
war. Rather, it reflects the reality of the situation, that no such
strategy for victory even exists.
Obama’s reticence to escalate the war to the outrageous extent that
some want shows at least a modicum of prudence on his part. It
would’ve been nice, however, if he’d given such careful thought
before launching an unwinnable war in the first place.
admission suggests the administration has finally figured out how
problematic the war against ISIS is, and is treading water instead of
making matters worse.
if there’s one thing a politician is even less apt to do than tell
the truth, it’s to own up to a mistake publicly, and that means the
logical next step of extricating himself from the ISIS war is
probably not being considered as an option. Instead, President Obama
is likely to continue to fight the war, escalating here and there for
political effect, and hoping that somewhere along the line some sort
of strategy will fall into his lap.
more problematic is President Obama’s promise to try to assemble a
coalition for the ISIS war, which seems to be doubling down on
starting a bad war by dragging a bunch of other nations into it.
this seems to be a sign of desperation related to the lack of any
strategy for victory, with the administration hoping, unreasonably,
that some other ally brought into the conflict might find the magic
formula to transform this from another losing war into a victory.
completely fabricated enemy by USA”, former CIA contractor
CIA contractor, Steven D. Kelley, says that the ISIL terrorist group
is a completely fabricated enemy created and funded by the United