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Obama's war on ISIS

Obama's war on ISIS

US president Barack Obama laid out his administration's much awaited strategy in a national televised address on Wednesday 10 September.[1] Whilst this assumes his government had no strategy, America's strategy has been taking shape against ISIS for some time. This can be seen from the fact that Obama only moved US troops when ISIS was a mere 40 Kilometres from the Kurdish capital city of Arbil in Northern Iraq. US policy makers concluded with the Iraqi central government giving up on taking back areas they had lost to ISIS[2] and with Kurdish forces on the verge of capitulation, air strikes were necessary. With a war weary public Obama is considered to have failed the country in foreign policy areas such as Syria. His speech was in reality a public relations exercise ahead of the November US midterm elections. Whilst Obama's speech was aimed at his domestic audience, his government's strategy on the Iraq crisis, ISIS and Syria revolves around four key areas.

 

Participation in Obama's Colonial Alliance is a Major Crime and an Overwhelming Deceit

Participation in Obama's Colonial Alliance is a Major Crime and an Overwhelming Deceit Obama announced his plan on Wednesday 10/09/2014 to lead a lethal colonial alliance, for the region, under the pretext of fighting terrorism and the ISIS organization. ...

US, Britain and Arab leaders unite against the so-called "Islamic State"

US, Britain and Arab leaders unite against the so-called News: On 8th September 2014, the Secretary-General of the Arab League urged members to confront ISIL (Source: AP). The head of the Arab League urged its members to co...

Dar al-Ifta' al-Masriyya Falls Deeper into the Dirty Work of Distorting the Meaning of the Revealed Word to Please the Rulers

Dar al-Ifta' al-Masriyya Falls Deeper into the Dirty Work of Distorting the Meaning of the Revealed Word to Please the Rulers Dar al-Ifta' al-Masriyya (The Egyptian House of Religious Edicts) confirmed the permissibility to deal with investment certificated to finance the new Suez Canal projec...

Vulnerable Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Face Persecution and Being Forcibly Driven out

Vulnerable Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Face Persecution and Being Forcibly Driven out After months of boiling yet subdued tensions, and upon the recent beheading of another Lebanese soldier as announced by ISIS, Syrian refugees are facing reprisals, with...
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