Richard Haass, director of the Council on Foreign Relations and former high level functionary at the State Department, is calling for attacking ISIS.
Foley murder shows #Isis a global threat. need to broaden US-led campaign beyond humanitarian & protection of US personnel to the strategic
— Richard N. Haass (@RichardHaass) August 20, 2014
The CFR, as Hillary Clinton has readily admitted, drives U.S. foreign policy.
The remarks by Haass foreshadow an expansion of U.S. military action following the Pentagon’s attacks of little consequence on ISIS following the theatrical Mount Sinjar incident and the vastly overstated Yazidis humanitarian situation reported earlier this month.
The real objective here is not defending Iraq or the preservation of ethnic and religious minorities there, including Christians, but rather serves as an elaborately constructed excuse to enter Syria and take out the al-Assad regime, thus far a difficult task, even for ISIS, the terror army trained by the U.S. military.
The establishment – underscored by comments issued by Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry earlier today – is now more obviously behind the effort to decisively change the balance of power in the Middle East.
“When people harm Americans, we do what’s necessary to see that justice is done, and we act against ISIL standing alongside others,” Obama said Wednesday, using an alternative name used for the terror group.
“The world must know that the United States of America will never back down in the face of such evil,” Kerry said. “ISIL and the wickedness it represents must be destroyed, and those responsible for this heinous, vicious atrocity will be held accountable.”
Earlier in the week Pope Francis called for a concerted effort to halt the Islamic terror group. He stopped short, however, of calling for military action.
“Where there is an unjust aggression I can only say that it is legitimate to stop the unjust aggressor,” he told reporters. “I underscore the verb ‘to stop. I am not saying ‘bomb’ or ‘make war,’ but ‘stop him.’ The means by which he can be stopped must be evaluated. Stopping the aggressor is legitimate.”
ISIS, like al-Qaeda before it, is a manufactured geopolitical set piece rolled out to perpetuate the war on terror, designed to last indefinitely.