An author who has extensively researched ISIS has declared that the terror group will laugh at the President’s address from the Oval Office last night, because it is patently obvious that Obama’s strategy, if it can be called that, is failing.
“I think they’ll laugh, frankly… We’re actually not winning this war… His head is in the clouds if he thinks this current strategy is going to succeed.” said Daily Beast writer Michael Weiss, co-author of “ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror”.
While other pundits lauded Obama over the speech, Weiss brought viewers back down to reality, slamming Obama’s words as “self-congratulation and cheerleading.”
“When the President came out and said ISIS has been contained and he was speaking to the geographical expanse of their so-called caliphate, last week, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff repudiated those remarks and said no, actually, they’re not contained, we’ve had tactical victories on the battlefield but, strategically, ISIS is very much on the front foot.” Weiss urged.
Weiss also highlighted how whistleblowers at CENTCOM have complained that the intelligence on ISIS is being cooked to fit with the Obama administration’s assertions that the terror group is weak.
It’s a fact that ISIS has even bragged about in its own propaganda videos.
Weiss also disputed Obama’s claim that the ISIS brand of terrorism is an “evolving” threat.
“ISIS’s threat with respect top these new attacks, the president said this is a new evolving thing, self-radicalization. The first year into his presidency, Wolf, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called underpants bomber, tried to blow up an airliner in the skies above Detroit.” Weiss noted.
“Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was radicalizing while he was sitting at University College in Great Britain. We’ve been dealing with this menace for a decade now. There’s nothing evolved here.” the journalist stated.
Weiss also reminded viewers that Obama called ISIS “the JV team well after [he] was briefed and knew what al-Qaeda in Iraq had been up to, including strapping mentally disabled young girls with suicide bombs and marching them into police headquarters.”
During the nationally televised address, Obama called for gun control in the US to defeat terrorism, saying that a “perverted interpretation of Islam” has also adopted a form of violence that is “all too common” in America: mass shootings.
“I know there are some that reject any gun safety measures, but the fact is that our intelligence and law enforcement agencies, no matter how effective they are, cannot identify every would be mass shooter, whether that individual is motivated by ISIL or some other hateful ideology.” Obama said.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.