After the gay Muslim Democrat terrorist struck in Orlando it became quickly clear why Democrats are throwing a hissy-fit over a weapon not even used in the terror attack: They need to do anything to distract from Obama’s massive failures.
Despite military gains, international efforts to route Islamic extremists from their stronghold in the Middle East have failed to degrade their ability to carry out terror attacks around the globe, the head of the CIA testified on Thursday.
The U.S.-led coalition “has made important progress” against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) self-proclaimed caliphate, CIA Director John Brennan told a Senate panel, and “several notable indicators are trending in the right direction.”
“Unfortunately, despite all our progress against ISIL on the battlefield and in the financial realm, our efforts have not reduced the group’s terrorism capability and global reach,” Brennan added, using an alternate acronym for ISIS.
“The resources needed for terrorism are very modest and the group would have to suffer even heavier losses of territory, manpower and money for its terrorist capacity to decline significantly.”
If anything, the military fight in Syria and Iraq may be prompting ISIS and its foreign branches to turn more actively toward terrorism abroad.
“In fact, as the pressure mounts on ISIL, we judge that it will intensify its global terror campaign to maintain its dominance of the global terrorism agenda,” Brennan warned.
ISIS “is training and attempting to deploy operatives for further attacks,” Brennan told the Senate Intelligence Committee. “ISIL has a large cadre of western fighters who could potentially serve as operatives for attacks in the west.
We could have crushed these clowns two years ago, but Obama’s more interested in golf and photo-ops. Now we’ll be stuck with a felon in the White House who’ll do even less.