Was it IS…or ISIS….or Da’nesh…..or maybe ISIL? For years we all have our way of referring to the bastards in the terrorist group by name…..me? I have always used ISIS. But the government, until now, has called it ISIL whenever they referred to the group.
Well sports fans the confusion is now officially over…..for now.
The US Department of Defence has produced a change of terminology in the war against the Islamic State group.
The name preferred by the Obama administration – the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) – has been dropped.
But the name favoured by President Donald Trump – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has now been adopted by the Pentagon.
A memo dated February 13 from the office of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis says the switch to “ISIS” make the Pentagon “consistent with” Trump’s language in the January 28 directive, in which he called for a new plan to defeat the militant group.
Rest easy….now that this issue has been settled maybe now we can concentrate on beating the crap out of them…..
Speaking of that……after a campaign promise of defeating ISIS soundly by then candidate Trump…we have the new plan to do just that…..
Full details of the plan have not been released yet, but the long-promised Pentagon proposal to escalate the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria has been delivered today, and is said to includes options for large deployments of additional troops to Syria, as well as increased targeting of ISIS the world over.
The plan for the Pentagon is to “rapidly” defeat ISIS, with the assumption that throwing more US troops at the situation will make it go faster. Officials at the Pentagon conceded this strategy might need to be further refined before implemented on the ground.
So far all we have are the talking points….but the one point that is disturbing……”options for large deployments of additional troops to Syria”…..so we are gonna invade and occupy another Middle East country?
Sounds like just more of the same….NOT a prescription for victory.
You may sleep well tonight.