Obama Misread Islamic State, Al Qaeda Warns of Attacks on West
The rise of ISIS fighters were underestimated by U.S. intelligence President Barack Obama confirms.
Airstrikes led by the United States destroyed a natural gas plant in Syria. The destruction of this plant was to interrupt one of the fighters’ main sources of income.
Shots were fired throughout Syria. Roughly 15 Turkish tanks were at the front of the Syrian territory. Eventually more armed vehicles came and quickly rushed toward the border.
Iraq has been subject to bombings for a while now. The U.S. has been bombing the country and other groups in Syria for about a week. The states have some help from Arab allies and have been successful with airstrikes in Iraq for a month. Many European countries have decided to help the U.S. and also bomb Iraq but not Syria.
ISIS, also known as the Islamic State is a Sunni militant which originated from al Qaeda. ISIS has become very popular in the West and the Middle East by recruiting many people to join their cause, killing prisoners ruthlessly and making citizens convert and be Muslims or die.
The Nusra Front, which is a rival of the Islamic State and whose group has also been bombed by the United States air strikes, leader spoke out. He stated Muslims will come together and retaliate against the bombings and will attack the west soon.
“Muslims will not watch while their sons are bombed. Your leaders will not be the only ones who would pay the price of the war. You will pay the heaviest price,” Abu Mohamad al-Golani said in an audio message.
President Obama addressed the threats made by the Islamic State and outwardly declared that the U.S. intelligence had underestimated ISIS and explained why Washington was surprised by the fighters.
“But over the past couple of years, during the chaos of the Syrian civil war, where essentially you have huge swathes of the country that are completely ungoverned, they were able to reconstitute themselves and take advantage of that chaos.”
There is no word if the threats the Islamic State are making hold any truth, meanwhile airstrikes by the U.S. will continue in both Syria and Iraq.
Tamara Williams | News Cult