Syria: ISIS Nearly Doubles Land It Controls Since US-Led Coalition Began Airstrikes
Not surprising. After all, the US Secretary of State himself even admitted that America is not at war with ISIS. Even though the US-led effort may be blunting the expansion of ISIS in Iraq for the time being, it’s a miserable failure on the part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to “degrade and destroy” ISIS. And it isn’t difficult to see where this is eventually leading ...
Daniel 8:4, 17, 20, “I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great… ‘Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end… The ram which you saw, having the two horns — they are the kings of Media and Persia [Iran].”
The extremist group has continued to expand its ‘caliphate’, despite more than 800 airstrikes hitting targets in ISIS-controlled areas since last summer.
The map, created by the Coalition for a Democratic Syria (CDS), shows just how much land has fallen to ISIS – which now has a third of the country under its control.
Before the summer, the militants controlled just half that.
‘Assessing the map, ISIS has almost doubled its territorial control in Syria. But more importantly, the number of people who now live under ISIS control has also increased substantially,’ CDS political adviser Mouaz Moustafa told The Daily Beast.
It is thought a million more Syrians came under ISIS’s terrifying regime within the first two months of the bombing campaign.” Read more.
Report: Obama Overruled ‘Best Military Advice’ On Ground Troops To Fight ISIS – “The Washington Post reports today that when the president tasked military leaders with devising the best strategy to defeat ISIS, the Pentagon presented a plan that involved a limited number of combat “boots on the ground.” … ‘Such a mission was not the U.S. military’s preferred option. Responding to a White House request for options to confront the Islamic State, Gen. Lloyd Austin, the top commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, said that his best military advice was to send a modest contingent of American troops, principally Special Operations forces… The recommendation, conveyed to the White House by Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was cast aside in favor of options that did not involve U.S. ground forces in a front-line role …” Read more.