Good day…..news coming out of the battle with ISIS has slowed to a leak……I have decided to postpone any further briefings until 05Jan15……this will be the final report of 2014.
We have learned about the plane falling out of the sky into the Java sea and a ferry burning off Greece and a new Ebola person in UK…..but with all that the war continues and people die…….
Item 1–Finally! Someone has spoke the truth within the Obama inner group…….
Trying to decipher this complex enemy — a hybrid terrorist organization and a conventional army — is such a conundrum that General Nagata assembled an unofficial brain trust outside the traditional realms of expertise within the Pentagon, State Department and intelligence agencies, in search of fresh ideas and inspiration. Business professors, for example, are examining the Islamic State’s marketing and branding strategies.
“We do not understand the movement, and until we do, we are not going to defeat it,” he said, according to the confidential minutes of a conference call he held with the experts. “We have not defeated the idea. We do not even understand the idea.”
General Nagata’s frustration is shared by other American officials. Even as President Obama and his top civilian and military aides express growing confidence that Iraqi troops backed by allied airstrikes have blunted the Islamic State’s momentum on the ground in Iraq and undermined its base of support in Syria, other officials acknowledge they have barely made a dent in the larger, longer-term campaign to kill the ideology that animates the terrorist movement.
Item 2–US and ally airstrikes are down to a dribble…..lack of targets is the culprit…..
Item 3–100’s of Iraqis and Syrians die daily……we should ask them what they desire…..maybe in 2015 might be a good time.
I apologize for the brevity of this briefing situations are under-reported…..hopefully a war becomes a priority in the media and the story is better told than today.
I will return to the briefings on 5Jan15….have a good holiday.
Thanx for your time and attention.
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