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Obama says U.S. underestimates rise of Islamic State. (Also blamed the civil war in Syria for giving rise to the group)

Σεπτεμβρίου 29, 2014 Σχολιάστε

obama golfingThe United States underestimated the rise of the Islamic State now running amok in Iraq and Syria while overrating the Iraqi military’s ability to fight the extremist group, President Barack Obama acknowledged in an interview to be aired on Sunday night.

«That’s true, that’s absolutely true,» the president told the CBS News «60 Minutes» program, echoing an assessment made by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper a couple of days ago….………EL Ethnos…..……… EL AN

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US gave Syria no advance warning of air strikes. «Secretary Kerry did not send a letter to the Syrian regime»(Jen Psaki)

Σεπτεμβρίου 23, 2014 Σχολιάστε

psaki state departmentThe United States did not give the Syrian regime any advance warning of the air strikes launched against Islamic militants (ISIS/ISIL) early Tuesday, a senior US official said.

«We did not request the regime’s permission. We did not coordinate our actions with the Syrian government,» State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in a statement……. Διαβάστε περισσότερα…