Skip to comments.Joint Chiefs chairman says ISIS not a direct threat to US, won't recommend Syria strikes yet
Posted on 08/25/2014 5:43:48 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has said that he would not recommend U.S. military airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria until he determines that they have become a direct threat to the U.S.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, speaking to reporters on board a military plane traveling to Afghanistan, said Sunday that he believes the Sunni insurgent group formerly known as ISIS is more of a regional threat and is not currently plotting or planning attacks against the U.S. or Europe.
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Hagel says they are a threat.
Dempsey says no.
Reports of cells in America, coming over the Mexican border.
Meanwhile, the man child golfs.
I agree with McInnerney (sp?) on FNC this morning.....Dempsey and probably got calls from the WH to change their “opinion”.
Meant Dempsey and Hagel.
Dempsey is a useless, political hack. One of the “Perfumed Princes” of the Five-sided Puzzle Palace.
He got a phone call from Valerie.
Oh, big time. I am wondering when Chuck the Clown Hagel who served in Vietnam will be told to renege his assertions.
.... as opposed to bombing the sh#t out of Libya which was certainly a direct threat to the US
Who APPOINTS these jerks??
ROTFLMAO!!! Looks like god old pliable Gen. Martin got tooken to de Ministry of Love, was shown the inside of Room 101, and got reeducated.
Bombing Syria would be a mistake. Let them fight it out themsevles.
America’s top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an “apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision” in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria.
General Short didn’t see a threat either.
Obama’s thugs making the military “lead from behind.” The Founders never thought that Americans would elect an anti-military president, or they wouldn’t have insisted on civilian leadership of the military.
The new NRA ad that was on Fox & Friends this morning is a powerful pro-military voice. Don’t miss it.
Thank you, D.
soeotoro is an enemy islamist.
I hope that in the event there is some kind of terrorist attack perpetrated by these fanatics here, he will at least have honor to resign his position and to apologize to the survivors, families of the dead and the nation for his wilful blindness. Somehow, though, I doubt it. This guy is as political as they come, and he was picked by the Resident-in-Chief for a reason.
Dempsey is the product of the traditional military process. He has been a part of that process since he was 18 and the process has richly rewarded him. The traditional military process includes both military and political elements.
So, until ISIS and other Islamic para-military groups gets tanks, artillery, fighter and bomber aircraft they are “no threat to America”. Guess September 11, 2001 never happened. After all those Islamic terrorists didn’t have tanks, artillery, fighter and bomber aircraft; but they directly attacked the US and killed how many? They accomplished something that no one has done in almost a century - killing Americans on American soil. (Pancho Villa only killed 18 people in his “raid” into New Mexico in 1916.)
The costs to the republic to turn around this kind of military blindness will be extreme and will be spread out over several decades.
BTW - A decade ago the military wrote, staffed and coordinated Joint Operational Environment (JOE) study (U) stated that terrorism will be the predominate threat to the US until at least 2025. Guess Dempsey and others were too busy to read and understand what his contemporaries were saying.
Option 1 would be destroying ISIS there before they strengthen enough in this country to conduct terror operations.
So the administration is opting for Option 2: Do nothing but claim neutrality... hoping and praying that they’re out of office before schools, malls, hospital, etc are raided and American children are beheaded on video.