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Military brass, ex-officials pressure White
House to expand ISIS fight to Syria

Fox News, by Staff*

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Posted By:Toledo, 8/22/2014 11:10:46 AM

Top U.S. military brass and former administration officials are publicly pressuring the White House to consider taking the fight against the Islamic State into Syria, warning that the terror organization poses an unprecedented threat to the United States. "ISIL is as sophisticated and well-funded as any group that we have seen. They´re beyond just a terrorist group," Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday, adding that the U.S. will have to take a "cold, steely hard look" and "get ready." Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey spoke in ominous terms as they addressed the growing danger posed by the

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Reply 1 - Posted by: lotsamojo, 8/22/2014 12:08:13 PM     (No. 9976486)

Since I believe every everything this Pres. and his minions do is based around calculated lying I wonder . . . Is the "perceived pressure" a trial balloon to give the Weak One cover from his leftist base objections . . . if things go wrong (which they probably will if it is done in delayed, bits and dabs)he can, again blame some one else.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 8/22/2014 12:20:47 PM     (No. 9976518)

The WH is actually on the side of ISIS (which they stubbornly continue to call ISIL in their continuing exercise of language control). When politically cornered, like at the Mosul Dam, they will allow limited pinprick attacks for appearance sake, but they quietly cheer for ISIS. Barack Hussein Obama is one of them. He, like they, is out to destroy Western civilization. His "devotion" to golf is simply a middle finger to all who can see it.

We should have learned the lesson in Vietnam: no sanctuaries. None. If that upsets Assad (which many doubt), then bring it on. No sanctuaries. Period. Now that ISIS has declared the Islamic State, our Constitutional dilemma is resolved. Declare war against this new state and destroy it.

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