Stephanopoulos asked Obama if ISIS was gaining in strength, to which Obama denied they were.
“I don’t think they’re gaining strength,” Obama responded. “What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave, but you don’t see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.”Then the containment vessel turns out to be Paris:
My wife is now so cynical she thinks this was Obama'ssignal to go ahead.
Paris attacks: At least 153 killed in gunfire and blasts, French officials say• Deputy Mayor Patrick Klugman told CNN the death toll is going to rise significantly. "We are facing an unknown and historic situation in Paris," he said.• Hollande called the events "unprecedented terrorist attacks" and added, "This is a horror." In a tweet, he said, "Faced with terror, this is a nation that knows how to defend itself, how to mobilize its forces and once again, knows how to overcome the terrorists."
Another success for gun control. Remember: inviting millions of refugees from Syria can't possibly be a problem.
UPDATE: One of the suicide bombers Syrian refugee.
PublicOrderMin Toskas confirms Paris attacker w Syrian passport was registered as refugee on Leros island in Oct.This came from infowars.com, so probably not a definitive source. The British tabloid Express, a bit more credible than infowars.com confirms. Reuters also has this.
But CBC reports:
The Obama administration is moving to increase and accelerate the number of Syrian refugees who might be admitted into the United States by opening new screening outposts in Iraq and Lebanon, administration officials told Reuters on Friday.
The move comes after President Barack Obama pledged in September to admit an additional 10,000 Syrian refugees in 2016, torn by four years of civil war and disorder.