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Mergers and Acquisitions: Al-Qaeda and ISIS

Written by Gary North on November 14, 2014

Talk about bad timing for the President. The announcement comes just as President Obama is in Australia, trying to get some uplifting photo ops at the G-20 meeting. He has pledged to give away $2.5 billion to unnamed poor nations to fight climate change: your money and mine.

Then comes the M&A report from Syria. Upstaged again!

As we keep hearing from the Democrats, “we just can’t get a break.”

I appreciated the restraint shown by a journalist who reported the story. “Such an accord could present new difficulties for Washington’s strategy against the IS group.” Yes, it could. Other options in describing this:

“Such an accord might conceivably present new difficulties for Washington’s strategy against the IS group.”

“There is an outside possibility that such an accord could present new difficulties for Washington’s strategy against the IS group.”

And why might this be?

While warplanes from a U.S.-led coalition strike militants from the air, the Obama administration has counted on arming “moderate” rebel factions to push them back on the ground. Those rebels, already considered relatively weak and disorganized, would face far stronger opposition if the two heavy-hitting militant groups now are working together.

Put in more familiar language: “boots on the ground.”

Meanwhile, there is the Mexican-American border issue. “Boots on the ground.”

The Democrats are right. The man can’t get a break.

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