"Contained?" ISIS Captures First City Beyond Iraq or Syria
Just hours prior to the terrorist massacre in Paris, Barack Obama foolishly claimed that ISIS was "contained." This morning, we awoke to more bad news, and additional refutation of Obama's assertion. Namely, ISIS has now captured Sirte, Libya, meaning that it now controls its first city beyond Syria or Iraq:
Even as foreign powers step up pressure against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, the militant group has expanded in Libya and established a new base close to Europe where it can generate oil revenue and plot terror attacks. Since announcing its presence in February in Sirte, the city on Libya's Mediterranean coast has become the first that the militant group governs outside of Syria and Iraq."
So much for "containment." What has become undeniably clear is that Obama's foreign policy…[more]
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—Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review Institute Policy Fellow
— Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review Institute Policy Fellow