Our political leaders view the homegrown problem as a problem in narration – a “public relations” conflict between ISIS and us.
It’s much deeper than anyone thought
Threats from global warming ‘are already here and anticipated to grow’
‘No ultimate military victory to be won…’
‘In some ways this is actually just a war of narratives’
Asked at least one victim if they were Muslim
‘We’re not going to let them instill fear’
In the long term, it is not the responsibility of the United States to reconcile all opposing factions in the Middle East, but to manage the chaos in a manner that fulfills our national security interests.
Winning is only half the battle. Conquest is easy. Control is not.
Catholic church bombed on ISIS orders
‘You’re kidding, right?’
ISIS wants to steal just this kind of radioactive material for a dirty bomb
‘We have seen problems with security contractors on the battlefield since 9/11’
Considered a security risk
‘ISIS intends to spread the caliphate to all Muslim lands’
‘To commit a crime against the natural world is a sin against ourselves and a sin against God’
… but has stood by POTUS for 2 years, even claiming Nice attack is sign we’re winning the war