Debkafile: “US Secretary of State John Kerry tried to turn attention away from President Barack Obama highly-criticized admission Thursday, Aug. 28, “We don’t have a strategy yet” for dealing with Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq” – with an article in the New York Times, calling for a “coalition of nations… to stamp out the disease of the Islamic state group.
Obama said only that the strategy under preparation won’t be ready before next month.
Debkafile’s counter-terrorism sources note that until then, and until Kerry’s coalition of nations comes together and decides what to do, Al Qaeda’s IS’s campaign of bloody atrocities and conquests will remain unchecked. And so will the spread of what the British Prime Minister David Cameron called, in a special news conference Friday, “the poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism.”
Opinion: Not to worry, on Friday as president Obama did one of the things he does best, he blamed the world’s problems on something other that himself: “The world’s always been messy… we’re just noticing now in part because of social media,” Obama said.
“I can see why a lot of folks are troubled,” he said. But American military superiority has never been greater, he added.