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The Difference Between ISIS and ISIl And Why It Matters

When you hear the media today refer to ISIS and sometimes ISIL they act like there is no difference between the two and some say it is the same thing. Well they should so their research like I did and find there is a difference mostly in geographical and philosophical ideologies. ISIS refers to the Islamic State of Iran and Syria, while ISIL refers to the Islamic State of Iran and the Levant.  The term Levant refers to a region stretching from southern Turkey through Syria to Egypt (also including Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan). The group’s stated goal is to restore an Islamic state, or caliphate, in this entire area.

The standard English term for this territory is “the Levant”, which is broadly why Mr Obama and Mr Cameron use the acronym “Isil”.

They are saying they don’t recognize Isreal as a sovereign state and thus part of the mid-east caliphate they are trying to establish and eventually a world- wide caliphate.

When you hear Obama refer to ISIL in his speeches, unless he is completely naieve or knows it or not, he is sending a message to the Islamic world that he doesn’t recognize Isreal as a sovereign state. The same goes for the media and  David Cameron too. Given Obama’s controversial background and negative treatment towards Isreal one can only surmise what he really thinks. As Lt. Col. Ralph Peters so eloquently put it recently “Because of Obama our allies don’t trust us and enemies don’t fear us.”

The following is taken from a newsletter I receive each week and this week they are warning against what ISIS intends to do and how unprepared we are. I can verify what they say is true. Anyone can. All you have to do is look around you.

ISIS, a radicalized Islamic group with ties to al Qaeda, is hell-bent on taking over Iraq in the name of Islam. From there, they plan to reestablish an Islamic Caliphate in the Middle East. Their ultimate goal is making Islam the dominant force in the world.

The crimes of this extremist group are many.

They have beheaded journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. Innocent men doing their jobs in a dangerous part of the world.

They have carried out public executions – often on a mass scale. They kill men, women, and children with equal impunity. If your faith does not march theirs, the choices are to flee, convert, or die.

In some cases, they have surrounded and isolated those attempting to flee with the ultimate goal of starving them to death.

They have crucified people who do not agree with their ideology. Actually crucified them!

They have kidnapped children from Kurdish families, forcing them into schools where they will be indoctrinated with radical Islamic ideas.

They have driven more than 1 million Iraqis from their homes.

The cruelty of this group is hard to believe. It is beyond the pale what they are willing to do in the name of securing power for their radical ideals.

And they have plans to bring their campaign of terror here to America’s shores.

ISIS in America? They’re Already Here

The first evidence that ISIS operatives have infiltrated American society came about one month ago.

A picture of an ISIS flag taken in front of the White House along with the Tweet: “#AmessagefromISIStoUS We are in your state We are in your cities We are in your streets You are our goals anywhere…” went viral on social media.

So far, the Secret Service and the U.S. Intelligence Office have not said if the photo and tweet are a prank or a sign of a serious threat. U.S. Intelligence did note that using Twitter is consistent with ISIS practices.

In video footage, ISIS militants have promised to divide America in two, they have threatened car bombs and explosives in our cities, and they extol a future where the flag of Allah is raised over the White House.

The question becomes, is this just empty bravado? Or is the next big terrorist attack on U.S. soil imminent?

According to Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, the ISIS threat is very real. He called it “beyond anything we’ve seen.” Former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security stated on September 5th, that we are living in the “most threatening environment” since September 11th, 2001.

This new enemy has proven successful in recruiting Americans to their cause, so we are at a big disadvantage when it comes to preventing the next attack. We can’t assume it will be someone from Saudi Arabia or Iraq. It could be someone from Michigan or France.

Obama is responsible for creating ISIS when he supplied the Syrian rebels with tanks and ammunition to fight against Assad and then pulled out all our troops so fast from Iraq to please his base that  they didn’t have a chance to bring back their weapons and ISS collected all of them when they took over Iraq. So it’s no wonder he is dragging his feet in this situation.

David Cameron at least came back from vacation after the first American beheading and had an emergency meeting with his cabinet to decide what to do. Contrast that with Obama who went back on the golf course after a brief ten minute speech. Now after the David Haines beheading Cameron calls his group together while Obama gives wimpy speech saying we’ll stick by our British allies. Don’t forget that Obama gave the muslim brotherhood in Egypt,14 F-16 fighter jets, 200 Abrams tanks and a billion dollars. So if a mushroom cloud appears over one of our cities this is clearly on Obama’s head. I agree with the following comment I saw recently:

Jay love 

Typical Obama fashion for sure. we now face this MESS and it can be laid right at the foot of Obama and his Liberal base party 100% their fault this is even happening. this clown gets selected into an office he has no experience, nor stomach to handle and everything to do with foreign policy and defense has been an up hill push since the clown came into the whitehouse? he took all our expensive and hard won efforts in the middle east and tossed them into the garbage bin for his liberal base? the trillion dollars of treasure spent and the 4,500 American lives, not to mention the many thousands of severe injured and that is not even counted our coalition losses and everything those great men and women fought and died for was minimalized down to nothing except for how quik this coward could get out troops out of Iraq to appease his liberal base and his liberal concience! this is not the makings of a leader, or commander in chief he has no idea how to lead!!


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Jim Clayton

I am a retired former newspaper reporter and retail sales person. I'm a politically conservative easy going person from New Jersey. I am married to a wonderful wife and like talking and writing about movies,, concerts I attend and current events all which I write about here. I would enjoy hearing from anyone on my articles and they can write to me here.

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