Obama’s use of ISIL reveals his true allegiance, and animus towards Israel

I know I’ve mentioned this before but one of my favorite songs from the 80’s is “Words” by Missing Persons. The refrain goes:

What are words for when no one listens anymore
What are words for when no one listens
What are words for when no one listens it’s no use talkin’ at all

This week I listened to two Obama administration spokesmen, Josh “Not So” Earnest from the White House, and Rear Admiral Kirby from the Pentagon in relation to the Islamic terrorist army freely operating in Iraq and Syria. These two individuals and many other voices out of the Obama administration refer to them as ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant). The group has professed the establishment of an Islamic caliphate and refers to itself as IS (Islamic State). The manner in which we should all be referring to this savage and barbaric group is ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria).

Why should that matter? What are words for?

First, if you choose to refer to this group as ISIL, you have basically rewritten the map of the Middle East and fallen into the trap of not recognizing the existence of Israel and also Lebanon. If you use ISIL you are then validating the Islamic totalitarian and jihadist claim that the modern day Jewish State of Israel is an occupation state and does not exist in the eyes of Muslims.

Need I remind you of the faux pas — or perhaps purposeful use — by then-Obama counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan who, at a Ramadan dinner celebration in the White House, referred to the capital of Israel as Al Quds, not as Jerusalem — what are words for indeed? They convey a certain meaning — just like calling the Ft Hood massacre “workplace violence” and not an Islamic jihadist attack.

Second, if you fall into the trap of referring to this group as IS, you have validated the existence of an Islamic caliphate and through your words lend it recognition and credibility. Some may say, so what? Well, here is the so what: remember when the Clinton administration recognized the Taliban as a legitimate government and even welcomed their Foreign Minister to the White House?

Yeah, well the Taliban welcomed someone into their arms as well. And look what happens when you send your Secretary of State to sit and negotiate a cease fire with Qatar and Turkey — two Islamist-supporting countries — on behalf of a terrorist organization, Hamas . And don’t forget, Barack Hussein Obama’s first phone call as president to an international leader was made to Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas, aka Abu Mazen — not exactly a nation-state or world leader. What are words for? They’re for realizing what is a declared and recognized state as opposed to a terrorist organization that doesn’t deserve validation.

Lastly, we need to address this group as ISIS because it is seeking to establish an Islamic state within the borders of two recognized nation-states; Iraq and Syria. ISIS can attempt to break down any borders and not recognize them, but we must. We cannot allow this group to reestablish some 7th century regional caliphate and therefore must fight to reestablish sovereignty.

Now, I would much rather use this crisis as a means to establish something long since needed — a separate country called Kurdistan — but my focus would be on destroying ISIS. There is an opportunity here to truly promote a country where there can be respect and coexistence of Muslims, Christians, and other religious minorities. A place that would thoroughly reject the idea of Islamic jihadism and would continue to be a reliable ally of the United States.

It was the dream of Kemal Ataturk to have a secular Muslim country, Turkey, but thanks to the Islamist Recip Tayyip Erdogan, that dream has turned into a nightmare.

So what are words for in this case? They are to properly define your enemy and not allow them to define their goal and objective, which we must reject. However, it does concern me that the Obama administration seems to be embracing the ISIL terminology, which reflects their dismissal of our best ally in the Middle East, Israel.

Am I thinking too deeply in this? Nope. Because America has only been around for 238 years and we fail to realize the nuances of history, language and terminology. During the Clinton administration we didn’t understand the nature of the Balkans and took sides against the Serbians. If we’d studied the Battle of Kosovo in 1389 it would have helped in understanding why the Serbs still harbor angst against Muslims.

In any event, I will continue to say ISIS — and I recommend we all do the same — especially the Obama administration.


  1. I left the service in 1996 after my involvement in the Balkans. Humanitarian mission my butt. We were more concerned with gathering up left over nukes left by the Russians then keeping Serbs from tying to eradicate the Muslims. Maybe the Serbians knew what was up all along. I left feeling all used up.

  2. XX And don’t forget, Barack Hussein Obama’s first phone call as president to an international leader was made to Fatah chief Mahmoud Abbas, XX What do you expect? Buttfuck O’Bummer is ONE of them, he IS a bloody moslem.

    Of COURSE he arse licks his best mates!

  3. Israel is an ally? The CIA earlier this year said that israeli spying on the U.S. has reached “dangerous, harmful” levels.

    • Given the current occupant of the WH, I don’t blame them. If your biggest ally turned enemy, wouldn’t you want to know what they were up too?

      • They ARE the Muslim Brotherhood! They NEED to be SPIED ON! I hope SOMEONE is watching that can do Something about it when the time is CRUCIAL! Allen West should be our PRESIDENT!!

    • Of course they said that. They trained them and they are in the spy business. Look at Al Qaeda.. CIA trained & now the enemy. From history I think we can learn that anyone the CIA gets involved with will inevitably be an enemy. “These guys need to be destroyed, they know stuff” WHY? “We trained them.”

  4. I never heard so many substitute words from government to make things sound better than what they are. Garlic, by any other name, still stinks.

  5. Colonel West makes a good point, and I always enjoy it when he shares his opinion. I do wonder if he gives Obama too much credit, here. I don’t think that guy has the slightest clue. He’s in some type of setting below lame-duck mode.

    To me, ISIL points to the long term focus of those currently fighting for ISIS. One of their first goals is total domination of Jordan, Israel, Palestine, Lebanon, Cyprus, and an area in southern Turkey; Hatay. Far more aggressive and expansive than the current incarnation. After-all, as you all may know, their motto is “Remaining and Expanding.” ISIL seems more appropriate.


  6. Obama is a useful idiot for the mooslim caliphate cause. If they ever do raise their flag over the WH, you can bet Obama’s head will be on top of the flag pole. He is such a clueless puppet. But he is enjoying the high life on our dime……

  7. Obama’s intentions aside, it is important to know there is NOT a distiction between ISIS and ISIL. The difference stems from transliteration from Arabic to English and is explained as follows: ISIS stands for Islamic State of Iraq and al Sham. ‘Sham’ refers to Greater Syria (before borders and the state) aka the Levant. So they are one and the same. The State Dept chose the ISIL version for standardization on their end and that is what Obama probably read off the teleprompter.

  8. This is the type of intellectual dishonesty that irritates me from both sides. We have plenty enough about Obama to complain about without nitpicking things like this. This group is called ISIL from the top of the government down, and if you google ISIL you will see thousands of articles in which they are referred to as that. This is a silly point to make and does not serve to make our cause credible at all.

    • I disagree with you. Obama is trying to cover all his huge failures. Just like the youtube video, you can keep your policy etc etc etc.. he is desperate because he has screwed everything up so badly.

    • Hmm, I’d say that statement sounds suspiciously pro-Obama. Sorry.
      What about issue of failure to recognize Israel and Lebanon? Just saying’.

      • Saying ISIS fails to recognize Israel and Lebanon because it presumes that they are only interested in Iraq and Syria. The “L” in ISIL stands for the Levant which includes Israel, Lebanon, southern Turkey and parts of Egypt. That’s their goal and that’s what they call themselves so there’s no conspiracy in using the most accurate term to describe these people.

    • You know, it’s the little things-people think are silly-that will make a big difference, and with a gov. that’s trying to bring us down, I will pay attention to every little silly thing!

  9. I’d been wondering what the difference is, so thanks for explaining it. And also thanks to you, I now have that song stuck in my head, lol.

  10. Very Intuitive of me…>>> I was just about to google….
    What is with the President calling them ISIL>>>????? I sensed something was ROTTEN in denmark!!! NO SURPRISE THERE!

  11. I pointed the difference out between ISIS and ISIL in a comment to you about a month ago. It grates on my last nerve every time I hear Obama use ISIL as he knows exactly what it means and perhaps uses this phrase to let the enemy know he is with them and their goal to obliterate Israel. If they want to monitor twitter for hate speech ISIL should be at the top of the list. This administration will not do that.

  12. Why not call them by their proper name, terrorists? Last I checked we were still actively fighting a “War on Terror” or as some would refer to it the “Global War on Terrorism.” ISIS, ISIL, the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood or any other P.O.S. organization that uses violence, fear and intimidation to get their way has become an enemy combatant through their course of actions. What they decide to name their rag-tag band of cowards makes no difference.

  13. Your right Charles.They can call themselves what they will but, they’re still all terrorists. I noticed on one speech, BO called them ISA, I thought, he can’t even pronounce the name right. He’s like a kid giving a report in class and never really studied!

  14. Since they are set on making up names for themselves I have a better acronym for them ICMD that describes them perfectly (islamic cowardly murdering dogs) and the only problem I have with it is that it demeans dogs.

    • obama and hillary’s roles in Benghazi makes both of them ICMD’s. And they not only offend dogs but demean everything “American”.

  15. Well its happening folks read the bible obama is The antichrist and once Jerusalem and isreal fall that will be it for the rest of us

  16. theres really no good explanation here of WHY “ISIL” is anti-israeli. the final goal of the group is to conquer iraq and the levant. why deny that fact? obama is calling the organization what it is. a terrorist organization that wants to conquer iraq and the levant. seems simple to those of us who aren’t trying to claim that obama is a terrorist hell-bent on the destruction of israel and the united states, but i guess not all of us can be reasonable, sane people.

    • Yes there is. They are believers in the cult of islam and worship the pagan moon god allah. Their goal is world domination by the cult of islam and control via sharia law.

      • You have totally misunderstood what he was trying to say. He was not referring to the question of why the organization ISIL is against Israel. He was referring to the question of why the name “ISIL” is an anti-Israel name to use. Though many on the internet find it inconvenient to use quotes, and so we often have to figure out whether they were intended, here we have no such problem, because he went to the trouble of using them.

    • “theres really no good explanation here of WHY “ISIL” is anti-israeli” — but there is an ultra-simple one, goonda “prophet” founded the cult (islam) on lots of denials (denial that half-Egyptian b#####d Ishmael was of lesser promise than legitimate Isaac — especially as Ishmael was at best a syncretist with idolatry, denial of Christ’s divinity among these) given him by Old Nick. BTW, Levant is not final goal of ISIS, but a steppingstone to a worldwide caliphate which will make misrules of Nero and Caligula seem desirable (in non-Roman perspective) by comparison.

  17. I figured Obama wants to call it ISIL in order to draw attention away from Syria. He dropped the “S” for Syria. This is a very specific omission.
    Syria is where they started their campaign of terror funded and supported by US and our allies. I suppose he doesn’t want that fact to have attention drawn to it.

  18. Sorry Allen but you have misunderstood the name in the 3rd paragraph
    Josh = lie or deceive;
    Ernest = with serious intent
    The mans name means to ‘intentionally deceive’.

    • well if Allen West “was mistaken” there is nobody else I would rather have to make a mistake. So Far in this old lady’s humble opinion HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO MAKES SENSE, I WISH HE WOULD RUN FOR PRESIDENT HE WOULD HAVE MY VOTE RIGHT NOW, AND I WOULD GIVE IT MY ALL TO SHOW EVERYBODY I KNOW, HE WOULD BE THE BEST MAN FOR THE JOB!

  19. Thank you for the explanation Mr. West. I have been wondering why this evil, barbaric group has different names.

  20. From the AP: “In Arabic, the group is known as Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham, or the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham. The term “al-Sham” 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 broad territory is “the Levant.” Therefore, AP’s translation of the group’s name is the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL.”
    So ISIL is the most accurate translation of the groups name. And it implicitly supports Israel by acknowledging that ISIL is a threat to them. It’s goal is the conquest of the entire Levant, including Israel. If we refer to the group as ISIS we’re limiting their ambition to just Iraq and Syria which is not accurate.

    P.S. the capital of Israel isn’t Jerusalem or Al Quds, it’s Tel Aviv.

    • According to me Christian Syrian friends, if you call ISIS “al-Shaam” they will cut your head off because it sounds like a little girl’s name in Arabic.

    • According to the county of Israel, their capital is Jerusalem. I find it interesting that you are allowing any other country to decide which city is their capital. Is there some precedent for this?

      • Fair enough, it’s a complicated issue like everything else in Israel but the Israelis do consider Jerusalem to be their capital city. I withdraw my comment.

  21. One of the reasons Obama hates radical Islam so much is because its goal is to destroy Israel. Obama says “Jerusalem is the rightful capital of Israel”.. what more needs to be said.

    • So why does he have the Muslim BrotherHood over to the White HOuse to celebrate Ramadan? Its a RADICAL Muslim Group, so radical Egypt kicked it out of its Government

      Please take your head out of the sand, I know you are an Obama Apologist, but please do some Independent non-Talking Points research on our Muslim sympathizing, anti-Isreali president

      • MB ruled Egypt at one time, and was considered a ‘friendly’ to the US government until Morsi started badmouthing Israel then they were barred from the WH. Obama is very much pro-Israel which is part of the reason for his war on terror.

      • “MB ruled Egypt at one time”

        Before Obama ever entered office MB was banned from politics. DO you just make stuff up?

      • I’ll never believe he is pro- Israel. He leans way way to far to the left. He is pro- muslim and does all he can to support the terrorist that are doing all they can to destroy the United States.

    • And just when in our history has Obama stated that he “hates Islam”. I must be listening to and reading the wrong news reports. The last thing that I heard Obama say, in writing, that “In the event of a conflict, I will stand with the Muslims.” Guess you never heard that one? You also haven’t heard him when he told the Muslim gathering at the White House for an Islamic dinner, “I am one of you.” And of course you never heard him in an interview with ABC News “…my Muslim faith.” I really have a problem even beginning to believe that he “Hates Islam.”, the facts do not support such an assumption.

      • I meant radical Islam. Obama has to say he’s OK with Muslims because he’s President. Bush praised Islam, and Clinton worked with Palestinians to broker a peace agreement in the mideast. However it’s clear from the targets and killings in his war that the people he wants dead are Muslim extremists.

      • Nah, the targeted killings are just to make it look like he cares to the low information voter. This poor excuse for a president is islamic through and through. Don’t you know that the ends justify the means-always.

      • In”his” war did you mean the one on America and it’s citizens? The only muslims he’s killed were for political purposes, kind of like lying for the “faith” except in this instance it is killing for the “faith”.

      • all the air strikes are is a dog an pony show — using a million dollar fighter plane to take out a confinscated hummer worth $100.00 is like an elephant stepping on a house fly — obama is just playing games until his favorite sunni muslims have taken over — using the term isil — is the same as a coded encouragement for his sunni muslim birth right

      • I would only suggest to you that you read, actually read, their “Holy Quran”, which is the Muslim/Islam directive to those who believe in that philosophy. I’m sure that any reasonable interpretation would make it clear that there is no such thing as “radical Islam”. If you agree with the principles of the Quran then you are “required”, as a Muslim/Islamist, to carry out the directives by murdering, enslaving, raping, and stealing property from all “Non-believers”. Again, there is no such thing as “radical Islam”, they are either Islamic or they are not!

      • when are people going to figure out –obama was born a sunni muslim, raised a sunni muslim, educated a sunni muslim, has surrounded himself with sunni muslim advisors, his brother is sunni muslim, the muslim brotherhood is sunni muslim, alqeada is sunni muslim, hamas is sunni muslim, isis is sunni muslim — are u starting to get the picture now — that israeli is toast with obama as their supporter — maybe its jsut pidgeon come home time since the jews voted for and supported obama in both of the past elections, when the jews would not ban together against obama in the last elections they inessence signed their own death warrant

    • Obama empowered the Muslim Brotherhood over the secular Mubarak.

      Empowered Al Queda in Libya to overthrow a neutered Qaddafi. (ignoring the War Powers Act to boot)

      Backed the ISIS when overthrowing Assad.

      Backs Hamas when dealing with Israel.

      Know the only “revolution” Obama didn’t support? The Green Movement.

      Why’s that?

    • Jerusalem is God’s chosen city, Israel is God’s chosen state, and the Mount of Olives is where he will return.As far obama those are words don’t amount to squat. There’s not a word that comes out of his mouth that has anything meaningful to it unless he is talking about his allegiance to the muslim brotherhood.He will do anything for them especially if it hurts the United States.William you need to go back and read the facts.

  22. I’ve noticed much of that corruption/deceit/arrogance/narcissism from Obama. He will follow those “telling him what to say, people pulling his strings, there’s much power and $ behind him, being their puppet”; but his arrogance will cause him to toss in his own HINT that he’s not totally under their control and wishes to SHOW everyone who he really is. For anyone “with a questioning eye” who really listens or watches Obama – it is obvious, he is no friend of the U.S. And, has been doing as little as possible to fight or stop radical islam.

  23. Very interesting article. I will certainly now listen more carefully to see who is using ISIL instead of ISIS. I wonder how many other people know about this. Guess we need to spread the word, again!

    • obama was born a sunni muslim, raised a sunni muslim, educated a sunni muslim, has surrounded himself with sunni muslim advisors, his brother is sunni muslim, the muslim brotherhood is sunni muslim, alqeada is sunni muslim, hamas is sunni muslim, isis is sunni muslim — are u starting to get the picture now — that israeli is toast with obama as their supporter — maybe its jsut pidgeon come home time since the jews voted for and supported obama in both of the past elections, when the jews would not ban together against obama in the last elections they inessence signed their own death warrant

  24. I think you are confusing Clinton with Reagan as the President who hosted the Taliban in the White House, a quick internet search will pull up some pictures.

    • Yes. And one could say the same for secular humanism. It coexists with Christians as long as those Christians act like they, and skip over doctrines that put the blame of evil on individuals. Secular humanism puts the blame elsewhere, so man is dependent on political correctness (the new morality preached and enforced), and dependent on the government’s grace. There is an exact parallel between he doctrines of true (Biblical) Christianity and the ways of secular humanism. It’s a clone, without the Scriptures and without God as judge anywhere. But secular humanism doesn’t work, because it loads people with too much obligation and stress. Christians benefit from God’s grace and day to day leading in ways they themselves cannot mess it up for themselves. “Try it. You’ll like it.”

  25. I had no hand in picking our Newfie’s name, but dang! Mind you, our dog ( a wonderful and loving Newfoundland) was born some 10 years ago, and her name is Isis …………………………… Isis (/ˈaɪsɪs/; Ancient Greek: Ἶσις; original Egyptian pronunciation more likely “Aset” or “Iset”) is a goddess in Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs, whose worship spread throughout the Greco-Roman world. She was worshipped as the ideal mother and wife as well as the patroness of nature and magic. She was the friend of slaves, sinners, artisans and the downtrodden, but she also listened to the prayers of the wealthy, maidens, aristocrats and rulers. Isis is often depicted as the mother of Horus, the falcon-headed deity associated with king and kingship (although in some traditions Horus’s mother was Hathor). Isis is also known as protector of the dead and goddess of children.

    • Also her name was given to:
      * a 1950’s Morris car, basically longer and larger-engined (2.6 litre six vs 1.5 litre four) version of Morris Oxford — not even as successful in UK as the Oxford (which had grotesquely inflated — due to babucracy — “success” outside UK, specifically in India)
      * short-lived TV series starring Joanna Cameron as Andrea Thomas, a teacher who would transform into Isis on-demand.

  26. I perhaps should reconsider my own preferred usage, which is “ISJ” (Islamic State of Jahannam = Hell). Likely gives them too much credit — Satan sees them as Kleenex.

    • Except that becomes too generic — as “jahannam” is the state of existence inside any Islamic state between Sir Creek and Jordan River.

      • I see the ISJ as somewhat like Al Capp’s cartoon character Joe Bftsplk (pronounced like a Bronx cheer). He was the world’s worst jinx, bringing catastrophe wherever he went, and had his own personal stormy black cloud that followed him around like a puppy. Bftsplk at least was well meaning, though scarcely harmless.

        ISJ seeks to import Jahannam to wherever they are. Satan would certainly approve.

        I was not familiar with Sir Creek. Interesting story, especially, how it got its name.

        BTW, did you used to post as Prasnsrinivara? Just curious — no need to answer if you’d rather not.

      • “BTW, did you used to post as Prasnsrinivara? Just curious — no need to answer if you’d rather not.” — on WND only until I “merged” all my Disqus ID’s.

        “ISJ seeks to import Jahannam to wherever they are. Satan would certainly approve.” — 10,000,000% on the nail.

  27. I am not surprise because the Rat in the white house is a Muslim, not only that, he doesn’t care about the United State of America

    • allen west — obama was born a sunni muslim, raised a sunni muslim, educated a sunni muslim, has surrounded himself with sunni muslim advisors, his brother is sunni muslim, the muslim brotherhood is sunni muslim, alqeada is sunni muslim, hamas is sunni muslim, isis is sunni muslim — are u starting to get the picture now — that israeli is toast with obama as their supporter — maybe its jsut pidgeon come home time since the jews voted for and supported obama in both of the past elections, when the jews would not ban together against obama in the last elections they inessence signed their own death warrant

      • Israel is not toast, because the God that created the Universe and Israel is a live and well, the Muslim god is a idol

  28. According to God Almighty, it is a dangerous thing to dis Israel. It’s like poking God in His eye. Nations, leaders, whoever or whatever decides to erase Israel will never be able to erase the Israelites. Smart politicians and nations support Israel. I fear for our nation because our president has deliberately chosen to turn away from the only friend we have in the Middle East. God also says that HE will not be mocked. Luckily HIS time is different from ours and HE is slow to anger.

    • Now someones finally getting to the real deal…..NOTHING can happen to Israel or anything or anyone, UNLESS GOD ALLOWS IT TO HAPPEN !

      • I hope he gets it right this time & helps Bashar Assad. Last time he helped the terrorists instead of the Assad military & the Syrian people. Assad protected Christians, Jews & his people. The Free Syrian Army were the rebels & were made up of Al-Qaeda, their offshoots & MB. They now have morphed into ISIS. They are the same people O, McCain, Kerry funded before. The IAEA proved it was not Assad who used chem weapons. It was the FSA. If O goes after them & ISIS, it would be a good thing. They are the ones beheading Christians. What’s worse is that they are collecting their blood & selling it to muslims; the muslims thinking they can buy their way into heaven. Barbaric!

  29. John Brennan who, at a Ramadan dinner celebration in the White House, referred to the capital of Israel as Al Quds, not as Jerusalem”

    What’s the problem, the DNI Clapper said the Muslim Brotherhoodlums were a secular organization and Pelosi said Hamas was humanitarian.

    The Misogynist Clinton actually gave a speech during the DNC “War on Women” convention!

    In the left’s world view, good is bad and bad is good.

    “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isa 5:20)

  30. The second “S” in “ISIS” refers not to Syria the nation-state, but to “al-Sham”, which is an ancient rendition of a “greater Syria”, otherwise known as “the Levant”. In short, both “ISIS” and “ISIL” refer to largely the same thing. Detailed in this article: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-27994277

    “The term al-Sham was commonly used during the rule of the Muslim Caliphs from the 7th Century to describe the area between the Mediterranean and the Euphrates, Anatolia and Egypt.”

    A lot more territory than just Israel and Lebanon. If you’re going to make such provocative and inflammatory accusations about a person, you should probably know what you’re talking about. As you said, words do matter.

  31. But it’s called Isis not isas or whatever you are trying to say. Also most middle easterners say Isis because of the implication to Syria. But our Muslim president knows his Islamic history and no what he wants for their future and this is coming from a black American who does not support the current foreign president nor his administration

  32. Yes, we were waiting for someone to notice Obhamma’s use of the acronym ISIL, because he is a sort of Chamaeleon, and talks to everyone as if he was their friend (But far from it, because via that approach he is not a friend to anyone). Now and then, a populace elects an extreme narcissist because he proposes to “get things done”. Obviously, the way to get things done is to act like a king or a dictator. But we’ve rejected the fall-outs of kings, emperors, and dictators because only a set few in the populace benefit in the long run. The rest become (again) some sort of semi-slaves.

  33. Col. you may be the last honest man – – – today on one of the Fox news ‘debates’ an Obama supporter was praising “this president for bombing Libya, for getting Osama bin Laden, and for democratizing the Arab world” . . .: — REALITY: He bombed Libya in support of the Muslim Brotherhood, Usama bin Laden was ‘buried at sea’ to comply with the requirements of his religion (!), Obama strongly supported convicted murderer Morsi when the Brotherhood was persecuting non-Islamic religions in Egypt, Obama did nothing about the Islamic caliphate B.S. until the outcry over its mass murder of Christians FORCED him to, and then did as little as possible,while applying constant pressure on Israel to SAVE Hamas . . . Barack Hussein Obama is not worried about “IS” attacking America because he is welcoming it — why else the open border?
    Unfortunately for the entire free world, Netanyahu was not the strong, independent leader we believed him to be . . . he made a show of resisting Obama’s pressure, but folded, allowing Obama to rescue Hamas. Remember, Obama;s congratulations to Erdogan on his election victory — during the time Erdogan was calling for the destruction of Israel.
    Turkey is a member of Nato — Qatar can do no wrong in Obama.s administration, and Islamic mass murder is ‘workplace violence’.
    — Thank you for daring to speak the truth.

  34. ISIS tells you who they are. ISIL tells you where they are going. ISIS is the Islamic State of Iraq, and Syria. ISIL is the Islamic State of an Islamic Levant. See the Levant is the entire fertile crescent, to include Israel. The President, and his cabinet call it ISIL because the President believes that Israel is part of the land owned by the Islamic State. Just because he isn’t calling it the Islamic State IS, doesn’t mean he isn’t giving them a hat tip. He is basically saying Israel is yours. Words do mean something, even if America doesn’t understand what is being said. Everyone seems to forget that the President swore his oath on the Quran, with the Bible as a placemat. They placed the Quran on top of the Bible for a reason, because the symbolism is the Quran is higher than the Bible. There is a funny little fact that many don’t know about. Like a little piece of the Quran that is only known to people who have read it. The Mahdi, or the 12th Imam (Islam’s coming profit for the end of days) Will descend into Egypt from a cloud, and will harken the arrival of the Caliph, or Islamic State. If you wanted to set your self up as a world leader, you might just try to fulfil a prophecy through symbolism. Like maybe giving your first foreign speech after flying into Cairo. Then following to the next prophecy to Turkey, to tell the Islamic world that the United States is no longer a Christian nation. Who would do something like that? Sometimes words turn into symbolism.

    • You got a photograph of Obama taking his oath on the Quran? I’d love to see that. Ooh and the verse in the Quran that mentions the Mahdi, because I don’t think you can produce that either.

  35. allen west there is a very simple solution to this problem load a B52 with pig guts , a couple rotten smelly shrimp and scallops and a couple stray dead dogs and carpet bomb isis where the largest congregation of them is — war over in 3 days or less — no problem — surely u know enuff about islam to understand how effective this would be????/

  36. allen west — obama was born a sunni muslim, raised a sunni muslim, educated a sunni muslim, has surrounded himself with sunni muslim advisors, his brother is sunni muslim, the muslim brotherhood is sunni muslim, alqeada is sunni muslim, hamas is sunni muslim, isis is sunni muslim — are u starting to get the picture now — that israeli is toast with obama as their supporter — maybe its jsut pidgeon come home time since the jews voted for and supported obama in both of the past elections, when the jews would not ban together against obama in the last elections they inessence signed their own death warrant

    • making statements like that, billb, proves just how utterly stupid and gullible you really are!! You can’t be that blind or ignorant to think what you said makes any kind of sense?!? All I can think is you blindly follow Mr. West without conscious thought. You shouldn’t speak if that is the case!

      • There are all kinds of videos of Obama saying he is muslim, check out infiltratednation.com & see the picture of all the muslims in his admin, Before he was elected the first time, I saw an interview on ABC where he said he was muslim!

      • Billb is exactly right without the Jewish vote and money BO would not have been elected the first time and without fraud the second time. This is a hard to understand thing that they always vote for libs even though the libs hate Jews and African Americans as is clear by their voting record in congress. No civil rights laws would have ever been passed without conservative votes!

  37. I’love agree with ISIS. With this proviso, The US armed, supported and trained the Taliban when they were fighting the Russians. So, in a sense, we gave birth to the Taliban and it’s progeny. Allen left that part. Not the first time our “nation building” attempts have blown up in our face.

    Yes, barbaric ISIS must be destroyed. Thankfully, the JCS and the UN have called for a coordinated international intervention! Given our failure to bring this war to an end after more than 10 years is proof enough that we cannot do it by ourselves.

    Now, the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Allen cites the 1389 Battle of Kosovo as an example of how the US misjudged the enmity between the Serbs and Muslims. I agree. But it must also be noted that after WWII, the British ripped land away from the Palestinians. Think the Palestinians might hold some enmity about that? Then the Israelis took it upon themselves to throw out the British and expel the Palestinians. More enmity perhaps?

    Now, don’t you all think I am going to go into some diatribe against the Israelis. Quite the opposite. For decades I have been a die-hard supporter of Israel. Hell, if not for the 1973 Israeli-Arab War, we probably never would have left Guam. Today, however, I do have concerns and questions about the current situation.

    Of course, Hamas needs to be forcibly removed from Gaza. But at the cost of civilian Palestinian lives? The Israelis had to take down an entire apartment building full of civilians?. Women and children? Just to get ONE apartment? Does anyone here really believe that the Israelis don’t have the technology to take out one apartment?

    Therfore, I have to ask myself, how is that action any different than a Hamas suicide bomber? It is getting to the point where I can’t tell the difference between either side. I don’t like being in that position.

    I’m getting to the point, where I would just as soon see a huge wall built around the entire area, and let them work it out between them. Sorry.

  38. NO….Mr. West….there isn’t a BIG DIFFERENCE in ISIS vs ISIL. Those who live in that area and know the language has already said there isn’t much of a difference except who they are trying to include in their take over of the middle east! SO SHUT YOUR FACE and stop trying to lead the baseless charge against a made up allegiance you and your league of ignorance continue to try to recruit into your group……THE UNINFORMED!!

    • EVERY other leader in the free world calls them ISIS and ONLY the Obama regime refers to them a s ISIL. There IS a HUGE difference in the meanings. It is the same animals murdering little children but Obama is showing respect by calling them ISIL and Col. West pointed out why.

      Why do you defend Obama on this? Are you another part of the leftist sheeple crowd? If there is no difference why doesn’t Obama call them ISIS if it even makes a little bit of difference? It is kind of like pres, Bush intentionally mispronouncing Sadam’s name; he did not want to give him any respect because he did not deserve it. Why would Obama give ISIS a HINT of respect even if, according to you, “there isn’t a BIG difference?”

      There may not be a “big difference,” but even you are IMPLYING there IS a difference.

      • The Prime Ministers of the UK and Australia both call them ISIL so you’re already wrong and I haven’t even gotten past the first sentence. There’s no respect vs. disrespect here. There’s just correct vs. incorrect. Using ISIL accurately describes the groups ambition which is to control Iraq and the entire Levant which stretches from southern Turkey through Syria to Egypt including Lebanon, Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan. ISIL isn’t even what they call themselves, they refer to themselves as just the Islamic State. So if Obama was really looking to kiss their butts don’t you think he would use that term? But at the end of the day there’s not a big difference and this is not a big deal but Allen has to come up with something to get outraged about every day because that’s what people like you feed on.

      • You ought to go over to infiltratednation.com and find out who it is your supporting! If you knew what your talking about you might save yourself a little embarrassment later on!

      • If you’re interested then put that question into Google instead of here. It’s not difficult to find out.

      • You seemed to know it all, to people “like me.” Thought I’d ask. Who’s feeding on the daily outrage here?

      • At a time when many so-called leaders have their heads all the way up their keisters, I am grateful to Col. West for getting almost everything right. If he gets outraged every day, it is fine with me. At least, I know he is on our side.

      • What rocks are all this slime crawling out from under? It is doughtful that the heads of Australia and UK most likely are not well enough educated in world history to know the difference but BO is doing it on purpose to show them respect!

      • Yes, that’s clearly the most reasonable explanation. Rather than accept that you and Allen West are wrong about something it makes much more sense to assume that the leaders of three large democracies are all either stupid or actively trying to help terrorists.

    • I hope the Col reads this slander to his good name. You are not worth a pimple on his butt, you are just a liberal piece of S**t.

    • It’s not a baseless charge. Referring to ISIS as ISIL is just one of the many indicators this administration has given regarding it’s allegiance.

      West made some good points that hadn’t occurred to me before. I simply figured that ISIL was a rebranding meant to draw attention away from the Syrian element, since this administration backed the Syrian rebels and didn’t want to be directly associated with its rising; while also keeping focus on Iraq which they can easily punt to “Bush”.

      I ask you this; why would the administration change the name ISIS to ISIL on their own? What’s wrong with ISIS, especially if it ‘doesn’t matter’?

    • Yep and if you google just a liiiiitle bit more you’ll find out that they were both bibles. The little reddish one on top was Lincoln’s bible and the blue one on the bottom belonged to MLK.

      • No apology necessary. It’s nice to meet someone on the internet who is willing to change their mind when presented with new facts. Have a good day 🙂

  39. Somebody give the Lt. Col. an M-4 and let him enlist in the Army. Oh, that’s right, they forced his ass out, didn’t they? Oops! Maybe no one would recognize him as an enlisted person!

    • For your information Dim Wit here are the facts.

      Military decorations

      West’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal (two Oak Leaf Clusters); Army Commendation Medal (three Oak Leaf Clusters, one Valor Device); Army Achievement Medal (one Oak Leaf Cluster); Valorous Unit Award; Air Assault Badge; and the Master Parachutist Badge.

      Iraq interrogation incident

      While serving in Taji, Iraq, West received information from an intelligence specialist about a plot to ambush his unit. The alleged plot reportedly involved Yahya Jhodri Hamoodi, an Iraqi police officer. West had his men detain Hamoodi. Soldiers testified that in the process of detaining Hamoodi, he appeared to reach for his weapon and needed to be subdued. Hamoodi was beaten by four soldiers from the 2/20th Field Artillery Battalion on the head and body.
      West then fired his pistol near Hamoodi’s head, after which Hamoodi provided West with names and information, which Hamoodi later described as “meaningless information induced by fear and pain.” At least one of these suspects was arrested as a result, but no plans for attacks or weapons were found. West said “At the time I had to base my decision on the intelligence I received. It’s possible that I was wrong about Mr. Hamoodi.”

      West was charged with violating Articles 128 (assault) and 134 (general article) of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. During a hearing held as part of an Article 32 investigation in November 2003, West stated, “I know the method I used was not right, but I wanted to take care of my soldiers.”
      The charges were ultimately referred to an Article 15 proceeding rather than court-martial, at which West was fined $5,000.
      Lieutenant Colonel West accepted the judgment and retired with full benefits in the summer of 2004. Asked if he would act differently under similar circumstances, West testified, “If it’s about the lives of my soldiers at stake, I’d go through hell with a gasoline can.”

      At his hearing, West said that there were no ambushes against American forces in Taji until he was relieved of his leadership post a month later. After West’s retirement he received more than 2,000 letters and e-mails offering him moral support. A letter supporting West was signed by 95 members of Congress and sent to the Secretary of the Army.

      I am sure Mr. West know how to use a M4, what about yourself.

  40. It saddens me to no end to hear fellow conservatives call one another disparaging names in these posts. You are lowering yourselves to the standards of the liberals. And, you cheapen your remarks. Please conservatives, let’s be above this childish behavior and respect one another.

  41. When WILL people realize that Obama is doing all of thilese things purposely? He should be tried for treason. It’s called aiding and abetting the enemy.

  42. LtCol West is a brilliant Army officer. His spot on military eval of the situations is very exact, and how he weaves it into advice a sane man in charge would listen to….ahhh yea Alan. B West is a man who knows and practices code of conduct and code of ethics. He is always pointing out that there are so many treasonous deals being cut by the POTUS that it is hard to remember them all unless you study it as to IMPACT. Would I love to see West lead. I could claim that I knew how great commanders worked. Like Eisenhower (at West’s age), Patton, Von Clausewitz, etc, etc. Commanders, like…… we have very little of these days. But that is another story for another post.

  43. Sooner or latter these muslem issues will really need to resolved. Both in the middle East and Right here in our God given country. Personnaly I think we should give them all in the Middle East Exactly what they want and need. Their utopia in the 7th century comes to mind.. With the option of taking Dearborn MI mosels too.From what I have read about the moselum faith-it will not co-excist with us,US.That is their game so lets face them good will prevail. While we are at it take them damn nukes away from Iran too. I feel this is what should be done post hast befor it gets to far along,you know what I mean kinda like what the proggrisives are doing-Can our country really take this kinda of onslote too. Quote un Quote “just sayin”

  44. How about THIS: I don’t give a flying phvk WHAT you call them!!!! They are all the SAME!!!! THE ENEMY!!!!!!…My wife may not like it but; I’m ready to be called back to kick ass and take names!!!!!……. ~Angry Black Veteran~…..NOT for OBOZO!!! BUT FOR AMERICA!!!!!……..AND, You can take THAT to the bank!!!!!!

  45. I’m sorry but the secular muslims will never overcome the heresy, blasphemy and contradictions their position poses to the orthodox majority population. The koran condones encourages and blesses the barbaric doctrines of jihad and sharia. The entrenched fundamentalist will never give up the power it affords them. Therefore they can never live in peace with any competing faith let alone Israel.

  46. The Levant is a western term that denotes a geographical area, not a religious or cultural designation.
    Modern usage of the term describes an area that includes the State of Israel. The term is used by military, intelligence and political analysts, as well as linguists, who support Israel, and usage of the term should not be considered a slight of the Jewish state.
    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

  47. Not sure, Allan, if it makes that much of a difference. As for Al Quds, I’d be shocked to hear it said anywhere but a WH Ramadan dinner but not there. I’m a big supporter of Israel and no supporter of Obama but I think you’re overthinking this. On the other hand, Obama’s refusal to use the word “people,” preferring “folks” is downright infuriating to me. Oh yeah, he’s the sophisticate and we’re all bumpkins. And all his acolytes follow suit, like Saddam’s cabinet. Remember those buffoons? All wearing identical Saddamite mustachios?

  48. It makes a difference, in that our Islamic Fascist loving so-called president, in his attempt to be uber cool, reveals himself. He is a weak evil clown. He reminds me, of the clown character, in leftist progressive, Stephen King’s book/movie, “It”. He oozes evil and foulness. Very Creepy.

  49. Watch his lips and listen! Obama will say what protects who he stands behind in his cultural and reigious beliefs and aspirations to follow what he has been raised to do under Islam upbringing! The term he uses will have a reason to support Isis or Isil and whatever will be to Israel’s disadvantage he figures ultimately!

  50. obama has a stradegy in place and working to full capacity — any delay he can cause strengthens his sunni muslim brothers, and gives him more time to derate our military — susing million dollar jets to bomb $100.00 dollar hummers is jsut a political dog and pony show — obama was born a sunni muslim, raised a sunni muslim, educated a sunni muslim, has sorrounded himself with sunni muslims for advisors, his brother is sunni muslim, alqeada is sunni muslim, hamas is sunni muslim, isis is sunni muslim, the muslim brother hood is sunni muslim, — the jews supported obama in the last to elections (fully knowing he is a sunni muslim) obama has run the blacks, the jews, the catholics and the american indians under the buss — his only unwavering support is for the muslim brotherhood — isreali and middle east christians can not expect to recieve any support from obama (and maybe they dont deserve to since the jews supported the wrong candidate in the last 2 elections — all that is necessary to stop the islamist terror groups is to load a B52 with pig guts, blood, urine, feces, rotten shrimp and scallops and a couple stray dead dogs and carpet bomb them — war over in 3 days or less

  51. It all depends on what the definition of “is is”…remember Clinton’s famous words? LOL Although this is NOT a laughing matter. Words and the context in which they are used mean everything. We need a president/administration who isn’t afraid to use the proper words!

    Isn’t it strange that before obama, there was very little mention of Muslims in our everyday lives except when the jihadists flew into the Twin Towers???? Now obama and his administration are pushing it in everything…NASA for example. NASA is for space travel and invention…not a Muslim Outreach Program!!!

    From the moment obama took office, he has promoted Muslims over Christians and Jews and he doesn’t even try to be discrete about it!! Bush tried to straddle the fence with his “peaceful Muslim” comment after 9/11 but he NEVER promoted the Muslim outreach like obama does. His “roots” are shining thru.

    • Have you also noticed that O has more “black” people in his administration ???? Talk about choosing someone for their skin color !!! Racist to the core !!!

      • George Bush actually had more black people in his administration. How can Obama who is half-white and was raised by his white grandparents be racist toward whites?

  52. Wait we have a counter-terrorism adviser who is a terrorist? WTF?

    Perhaps you are missing the entire point: he is an infiltrator put in place through the manipulation of voting blocks…the Muslim Brotherhood is thrilled that he does nothing to prevent them from rising up and creating, or attempting to create, the Caliphate here on our soil. Why do you think this infiltrator-in-chief went after Vets and conservative groups, uses the IRS and the EPA as Nazi-level enforcers, keeps trying to go after our guns, creates false flag events to create more gun laws, give HAMAS money to re-arm and financially supported ISIS in Syria? Because he is not AMERICAN. He is ARAB. Period. He is the problem.

    No matter how much he talks, no matter what he says, it’s called TAQIYYA and he practices it well. There are lists of his lies…the pieces of the puzzle now fit together, don’t they?

  53. We should call them “Islamic State” or “Caliphate” and recognize them as a country. You guys don’t know what awesome historical opportunities you are rejecting for the free west of Christian tradition by continuing to describe these guys as “terrorists” or even use the word “extreme”. We should all recognize them as the true face of Islam. Muslims need to engage THEM not mess with our minds. And we should stop saving the asses of Iran and Saudi Arabia or Turkey from these guys. It’s none of our business to help those who hate us.

    • You might think differently if you realized that ISIS is the most powerful terrorist organization on earth. You might think differently if you considered that ISIS isn’t just interested in Iraq and Syria. You might think differently if you realized that there are ISIS operatives in Juarez, Mexico. You might think differently if you lived 20 miles away from radical Islamic terrorists who want to kill you. You might think differently if you were actually thinking and not fantasizing.

      None of our business? Let’s see if you think so when somebody you care about dies at the hands of this exponentially growing enemy that you want the world to recognize as a legitimate nation.

      • What makes you think I am not realizing the power of ISIS? That is the whole point of my strategy.

        I am counting on them being interested in more than Iraq and Syria — methinks you are not responding to my strategic plan which is all about ISIS going way beyond Iraq and Syria.

        Now your “you might think differently” litany moves on to Juarez Mexico — what will it make a difference in Juarez Mexico if we bomb them in Iraq? Nothing. They are anyway the Muslim Brotherhood, they will always come back in some form or the others after you have removed what is called ISIS right now.

        I live about 100 miles away from the next Jihadi training camp in the USA. My plan is all about flushing these people out from here.

        So all this retort is just that, a sentimental retort without even considering what my plan is about. Sentimental retorts make no good policy.

  54. I think he does ISIL vs. ISIS as a distraction, just like the birth certificate issue, his pronunciation of “Pahkystan” and even his golf obsession. Practically everything he does is a distraction to take our eyes off some other problem he has caused or supports.

    • Pah-kee-stan is the CORRECT pronunciation of Pakistan. And he would know since his college roommates were Pakistani.

      What . . . you think the president should mispronounce the names of countries just because some people are too stupid to know what I just wrote?

      • My point is that he pronounces it different than most Americans on purpose for the same reason he let the birth certificate controversy go on and on. He loves distractions from the real issues.

      • That’s stupid. Again, his roommate in college was a Pakistani guy. You expect him to MISPRONOUNCE the name to make rubes feel better? That makes no sense at all. They would be better off learning THE CORRECT PRONUNCIATION that kvetching over the fact that Obama refuses to pronounce it wrong!

      • Pak-i-stan’ is more valid of an American English pronunciation than Pa-ki’-stan. Pak-i-stan’ is taught in more American schools than Pa-ki’-stan, because we normally put the accent on the last syllable of 3 syllable words (unlike many other languages that normally accent the next to last syllable).

        Now if you really want to push the “correct” pronunciation, then Germay should be “Deutschland” and Japan should be “Nippon”, etc.

    • Yeah the pesky problem with being a fraud and just the beginning of his lies. Truthfully it is showing the true intention of all Ocommie supporters when they refer to his birth certificate, international gun running, Benghazi, the Border security issues, the illegal actions of the IRS, violating the Constitution and 100’s more as just distractions!

  55. This is nonsense Mr. West. Stop trying to ascribe hidden meanings and motives. The following is from a Journalism writing source called Daily Writing Tips:

    “Name Change for ISIS

    Posted: 08 Sep 2014 09:58 PM PDT

    English speakers have yet to agree on a word, phrase or acronym to label the terrorist group making news for such atrocities as beheading noncombatants and butchering unarmed prisoners.

    A few years ago, American journalists started referring to the group that was calling itself “Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham” as ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), but this acronym has proved to be a poor choice; it suggests that the group’s
    focus is limited to Iraq and Syria.

    The term al-Sham does not stand for Syria. The English translation of al-Sham
    is “the Levant.”

    Levant came into English from French in the 15th century with the
    meaning “East,” (from French lever,“to rise.”) The region referred to was in the East. The sun rises in the east, ergo, levant (rising), present participle of lever.

    The Levant is “the eastern part of the Mediterranean, with its islands and the countries adjoining.” According to one interpretation, the Levant is made up of Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and part of southern Turkey. Others claim that the Levant refers only to Syria, Lebanon, and Syria.

    The Associated Press has rejected the continued use of ISIS, preferring ISIL (L
    for Levant) as a more accurate interpretation of al-Sham. John Daniszewski, AP vice president and senior managing editor for international news says, “We believe this is the most accurate translation of the group’s name and reflects its aspirations to rule over a broad swath of the Middle East.”

    Since June 2014, when the terrorist group named a “caliph” and dropped both Iraq
    and Levant from its name, ISIL has become less than accurate as a reflection of the group’s aspirations. Referring to themselves as “the Islamic State” reflects their
    self-image as a reincarnation of the medieval caliphate founded in the 7th
    century. The Umayyad caliphate (661-750) conquered lands from Arabia to Spain;
    their advance into Western Europe in 732 was turned back by Charles Martel at
    the Battle of Tours.

    The words caliph and caliphate derive from Arabic khilafa, “succession.” A caliph is seen as the successor of Muhammad. A caliphate is a sovereign state ruled by a caliph under Islamic law (sharia). The office of caliph combines the functions of king and priest.

    British journalists seem to have decided on the initials IS as a short way of referring to the group without limiting its perceived goals to any particular region of the world. They use the term “Islamic State” for the first reference in an article and the capitalized initials IS in subsequent references.

    It seems to me that either ISIL or IS is preferable to ISIS. As a student of mythology and comparative religion, I cringe every time I hear the murderous terrorists referred to by an acronym that sounds like the name of the benign mother goddess Isis. And I sympathize with women like Isis Martinez of Miami who sees people “recoil in disgust” when she introduces herself these days.

    Postscript: I just heard an American reporter on NPR refer to the group as IS. ”

    ~Daily News Tips

    • But I agree with Col West…. When you use ISIL….it seems to mean we’ve accepted their desire for that to be an Islamic “STATE”…which is what they hope to achieve. Stopping the barbarians from killing across the the area. Don’t enable them by “buying in” to what they are trying to accomplish.

  56. The way I read the situation is very different from this article’s reading:

    ‘[IS] is seeking to establish an Islamic state within the borders of two recognized nation-states; Iraq and Syria. ISIS can attempt to break down any borders and not recognize them, but we must. We cannot allow this group to reestablish some 7th century regional caliphate and therefore must fight to reestablish sovereignty.’

    It seems to me that IS in the 21st Century is inspired by the 20th century use of terrorism by militant Zionists to re-establish ‘a Jewish state that last existed in the first millennium BC’. And, like the Zionists, they do not recognise borders created by triumphalist Western powers after WW II, or even the borders proposed by the UN in an attempt to accommodate the people who had been the majority population in the area since that time.

    Thank you MDW for your explanation of the incorrect translation of the acronym, ISIS.

  57. “The two acronyms refer to the same group. ISIS stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria because the group’s territory straddles the border between the two counties. ISIL stands for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. The Levant is the historic name given to the entire region east of the Mediterranean from Egypt, east to Iran and to Turkey. U.S. officials use ISIL instead of ISIS to emphasize the group’s goal to expand its influence beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq.”


    • Nice try on the lie, and get a clue Geneva, ISIL is not an acronym. They are initials. In order for something to be an acronym, it has to sound like a word. CIA, DUI, ISIL, FBI, “initials.” MADD, ISIS, POW are acronyms. And when it comes to Allen West and Islam, I’d take his knowledge or Newt Gingrich’s over your opinion.

      • Not that it really matters, but both ISIL and ISIS are technically “initialisms,” but loosely speaking, both are considered acronyms. In your examples, POW (since although it is a word, it is generally pronounced as a string of letters) so it would be an initialism. Whatever you call them, ISIL and ISIS are in the same category, because they’re pronounced as words.

  58. I would say the administrations continued use of ISIL reflects THEIR military strategy, they don’t want to be limited to invading JUST Iraq and Syria. I imagine Iran is their eventual goal but I find it telling that they are making out that ISIS is everywhere, just means they can terrorise everyone with the threat of ISIS and take more freedoms while also providing justification to interfere militarily wherever they please. Just my opinion.

  59. Thanks Col. West. I heard someone from the military call Rush yesterday or today, and explain the same thing. Walid Shoebat has also talked about this on his blog.

  60. I’m not surprised he has twisted everything. I don’t trust a man who will twist the truth to validate his Obama Derangement Syndrome. It is also not surprising that Mr. West wouldn’t know the first thing about building bridges and diplomacy.

    I can’t figure out if Mr. West is purposely trying to fool people or if he really doesn’t know what is going on and doesn’t care. Either way. I’m glad he is no longer a Representative in D.C.

    Here’s the back story on the first phone call as President. [quoted text from link]: “WASHINGTON — Among the very first foreign leaders President Obama called after entering the Oval Office on Jan. 21, 2009, was the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas. The last time the two men spoke was in February, when Mr. Obama failed, in an awkward, 55-minute phone conversation, to persuade Mr. Abbas not to go to the United Nations to condemn Israel for building Jewish settlements.”

    “The 25 months between those calls demonstrate how Mr. Obama’s relationship with Mr. Abbas has withered — and along with it, Mr. Obama’s hopes to make Middle East peacemaking one of his signature achievements.”

    “This is a sharp contrast to former President Bill Clinton, who met frequently with the last Palestinian leader, Yasir Arafat, even if that relationship ultimately soured, too — or even to former President George W. Bush, who built a decent working relationship with Mr. Abbas during his effort to achieve a peace agreement.” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/10/world/middleeast/10memo.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    • It is you who are the fool. And now you show it by worshiping at the alter of the biggest fool Ocommie. Both Kerry and Ocommie have made many derogatory comments towards Israel and disrespect their Prime Minister every chance they get. Even you cannot deny this it can be found in a simple Google search. Wow I guess when you drink the koolaid you go all in in!

      • You can’t even get the name of our President right. Why should I believe anything you say. Grow up. They have not been derogatory toward the good Jewish people of Israel. I feel sorry for you living in your fact-free bubble of paranoia.

  61. “This is where we’ll debate strategies to confront terrorism and the threats posed by Al Qaeda, ISIL and those radicalized by them.”
    Joni Ernst, Republican response to State of the Union address. So why does Joni Ernst hate Israel?

  62. I won’t hold my breath waiting for West’s “Ernst’s use of ISIL reveals her true allegiance, and animus towards Israel” screed

  63. Mr. West, I have been a supporter of you and wanted you to run for President, but upon seeing this on your website, I’m not so sure anymore. This is borderline crackpot insanity pushed by people who originally have no clue about the terminology involved, I expected more from you.

    I.S.I.S. does not mean “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria”, it means “Islamic State in Iraq and Sham”. Sham is the Arabic word for the Levant, I.S.I.L. and I.S.I.S. literally mean the exact same thing. The Islamic State has -always- claimed Israel and the Levant in it’s territory.


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