Analysis

LIGNET Never Thought ISIS Was a “JV” Terrorist Group
An image made available by Jihadist media outlet Welayat Raqa on June 30, 2014 shows a member of the ISIS militant group parading in a street in the rebel-held Syrian city of Raqa. (WelayatRaqa)
August 14, 2014
| Security
| Middle East and North Africa, The Americas
Summary
By Fred Fleitz

President Obama claimed over the weekend he was caught off guard by the rise of the terrorist army of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and the campaign it began in May to capture large areas of Iraq and blamed U.S. intelligence agencies for underestimating the ISIS threat. Really?
Many dispute that this was an intelligence failure, but the president is in more trouble with his critics over a comment he made in January equating the ISIS to a second-string junior-varsity basketball team.
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