• NBC’s Richard Engel Shreds Obama’s ISIS Strategy: ‘Not A Problem That Can Be Droned Away’

    Last night’s NBC Nightly News broadcast featured a news package narrated by NBC senior foreign correspondent Richard Engel, who reported that “ISIS is spreading like a virus and months of U.S.-led air strikes don’t seem to be containing it.”

    “In Libya ISIS has been showing its strength,” Engel continued. “The group beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians. but the biggest advances and reportedly the worst atrocities, have come where Washington claims to be making the most progress, in Iraq, which is starting to look like a failed state.”

    Indeed, as Daily Surge reported last month, ISIS has been gaining ground in Iraq and Syria from several consecutive months.

    Here’s another look at ISIS’ advancements, before and after:

    “Assessing the map, ISIS has almost doubled its territorial control in Syria. But more importantly, the number of people who now live under ISIS control has also increased substantially,” CDS political adviser Mouaz Moustafa said.

    “In the north, we saw firsthand last week how Kurdish forces have been under attack,” Engel’s report added. “Today, near the city of Irbil they turned back a major ISIS assault. In central Iraq, where ISIS captured the town of Al-Baghdadi, Iraqi officials claim as many as 48 of their fighters were burned alive by militants.”

    “ISIS is moving into all the cracks in the Middle East, the unresolved conflicts in Iraq, Libya, the Sinai, Syria and Gaza,” Engel said, adding that “this is not a problem that can be droned away. The ISIS virus is consuming the Middle East, infecting Europe and showing no sign of stopping there.”

    Watch the full report in the video above.

    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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