Tuesday, February 16, 2021

ISIS: We're baaack!; Biden declares 'America is back.' Mike Pompeo asks: 'Back to when ISIS controlled a caliphate?'

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ISIS: We're baaack!
And just like that, ISIS is back.
It’s really no coincidence that as soon as strong-on-foreign-policy Donald Trump exited the White House office and weak-with-overseas-players Joe Biden entered that headlines started blasting this: “ISIS could regain capacity to orchestrate attacks in 2021.”
It’s what happens when cupcakes lead: Evil flourishes.
“The threat posed by ISIS to international peace and security is one the rise again,” said Vladimir Voronkov, the under-secretary-general of the U.N. Office of Counter-Terrorism, in a briefing to the Security Council reported by The Economic Times.
“It is crucial that member states remain focused and united to counter it,” he went on, “despite the strains and competing priorities brought by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
He blamed the virus for the sudden resurgence of ISIS, even though Trump dealt with the virus for an entire year, absent the resurgence of ISIS. --->READ MORE HERE
Biden declares 'America is back.' Mike Pompeo asks: 'Back to when ISIS controlled a caliphate?':
The former secretary of state blasted the new president's foreign policy vision
President Joe Biden declared Thursday in a speech outlining his foreign policy priorities that "America is back."
But former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took issue with the president's remarks, asking, "back to when ISIS controlled a caliphate?"
What are the details?
Biden made the statement during an address at the State Department, where he pledged, "We will repair our alliances and engage with the world once again, not to meet yesterday's challenges, but today's and tomorrow's."
"America is back. Diplomacy is back," the president said, adding that after the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol that the U.S. would rebound "stronger, more determined and better-equipped to unite the world in fighting to defend democracy because we have fought it for ourselves," The Washington Post reported. --->READ MORE HERE

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