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White House Scrambles to Defend
´No Strategy´ on IS Line

Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Tova Dvorin

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 8/29/2014 5:51:46 PM

Washington rushed to defend President Barack Obama´s comments Thursday night that the US has "no plan" to combat Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Syria, clarifying at a press conference that its options are "still under review." The key word missing, apparently, is "yet." “The president hasn´t yet laid out a specific plan for military action in Syria,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “And the reason for that is simply that the Pentagon is still developing that plan and he is still reviewing it.” “The president was candid about the fact that the Pentagon is still reviewing options that

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Obama has a loose strategy, he just doesn´t want to use it. He´ll wait and see if somebody else can render the jihadis impotent. Between now and then, thousands more could be killed and it apparently will not bother him.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Namma, 8/29/2014 5:57:14 PM     (No. 9986417)

hard to defend something you don´t have..

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pearson365, 8/29/2014 6:02:47 PM     (No. 9986423)

MICHAEL LEDEEN: Latest Big Lie: ‘We Have No Strategy.’ “They DO have a strategy, but they prefer to appear indecisive. That’s because the strategy would likely provoke even greater criticism than the false confession of endless dithering. The actual strategy is detente first, and then a full alliance with Iran throughout the Middle East and North Africa. It has been on display since before the beginning of the Obama administration. . . . President Obama’s quest for an alliance with Iran has been conducted through at least four channels: Iraq, Switzerland (the official U.S. representative to Tehran), Oman and a variety of American intermediaries, the most notable of whom is probably Valerie Jarrett, his closest adviser.”

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