Has Obama Failed in the Fight Against ISIS Terrorism?

President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama

Despite Obama’s false assurances to Americans, now there is a growing concern in the U.S. that his strategies have largely failed to defeat the terrorist organization, ISIS.

By Rakesh Raman

Although President Obama has completely failed in his strategies to combat terrorism – particularly ISIS terrorism – he has once again maintained his oft-repeated rhetoric of keeping Americans safe.

Obama addressed the nation Sunday from the Oval Office about the steps his government is taking to keep the American people safe.

“As Commander-in-Chief, I have no greater responsibility than the security of the American people,” Obama said in a statement loaded with wordiness rather than any specific solution to the terrorism menace.

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Earlier on Saturday, after meeting with his national security team, Obama spoke about the shooting in San Bernardino, California that claimed the lives of at least 14 people. With San Bernardino attack, ISIS has shown that its terrorism is now aggressively targeting Americans.

Obama also said that the American fight to defeat the Islamic State terrorists is not a war with Islam.

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Despite Obama’s false assurances to Americans, now there is a growing concern in the U.S. that his strategies have largely failed to defeat the terrorist organization, ISIS – the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

The Republican National Committee (RNC), for example, has released a new web video entitled ‘Can Leaders Like These Keep Us Safe?’ to criticize President Obama and his policies to counter ISIS’ threat.

What Is Islamic State?

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) or Islamic State (IS) is a modern militant organization, which uses digital media effectively to deliver its messages and for new recruitments of militants.

With a strong force of more than 30,000 fighters under its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS is attacking different nations with the aim to set up a large Islamic State called the Caliphate or an independent country.

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Currently, ISIS holds a state which is at least equivalent to the geographical area of the U.K. But it has already planned to move beyond Iraq and Syria in order to expand its regime. As its next target is Europe, it has started attacking top European countries including France and Russia.

Recently, ISIS claimed responsibility for the Nov. 13 Paris attacks in which 132 people died. Earlier, when the Russian airstrikes hit ISIS in Syria, the ISIS militants succeeded in downing a Russian passenger plane in retaliation, resulting in the deaths of 224 passengers.

By Rakesh Raman, the managing editor of RMN Company

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