Gen. Martin Dempsey is one man who is taking the potential ISIS threat against Americans seriously, even if the same can’t quite be said for his boss, President Obama.
On Sunday, General Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to reporters, while on board a military aircraft en-route to Afghanistan, about the current situation in the middle east.He said that if ISIS militants, also known as the Islamic State or ISIL, become a threat to America’s mainland or Europe he will recommend direct military action against the group’s main headquarters in Syria.
Dempsey revealed that, to his mind, the U.S. must enlist the help of other powers in the region, namely, Jordan, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia, in order to work together to wipe out the fundamentalist and genocidal threat of ISIS.
The General said: “I think ISIS has been so brutal, and has wrapped itself in a radical religious legitimacy that clearly threatens everybody I just mentioned, that I think they will be willing partners.”
General Dempsey also seemed confident that President Obama would also come on board, if it was proved that ISIS in Syria posed a serious threat to Americans:
“I can tell you with great clarity and certainty that if that threat existed inside of Syria that it would certainly be my strong recommendation that we would deal with it. I have every confidence that the president of the United States would deal with it.”
So far, since Obama decided to pull troops out of Iraq, the situation in Syria and Iraq has gone from bad to worse as the true face of extremist Islam sweeps the region, seemingly very successfully.
CBS reported today that while the current administration has authorized limited airstrikes in Iraq to beat back ISIS militants, no such action has been taken in Syria, where, according to reports, ISIS has an even stronger hold and is even more brutal to civilians.
The Inquisitr reported recently that five American Intelligence officials warned that the U.S., but particularly Europe, are ripe for an ISIS attack of one description or another, with some officials commenting that it’s “just a matter of time.”