Posted by: johnhourihan | December 27, 2015

ISIS vs. ISIL


I recently saw on facebook a Republican supporter chastising the president for two things.
First: For trying to make people think ISIS was less of a problem than it was, and, second for using the acronym ISIL rather than ISIS.
“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 countries. 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.” – NBC/News Center/Chanel 6, Portland
This leads me to believe that those who are chastising the president will even criticize him for two perfectly opposite ideas. One that he is making ISIS appear too small and one that he is making it look too big. This leaves me to believe most Republican supporters would oppose him no matter what he said, as long as he looks the way he does.

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Responses

  1. Correct!!

  2. Right on the money


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