Even though the Obama administration’s previous unconstitutional support for jihadists and rebels in Syria empowered the “Islamic State” to begin with, the president announced on September 10 that his strategy to deal with the ISIS threat would be to provide still more weapons and training to Islamists. Without constitutional or congressional authority to do so, then, Obama is plotting to supposedly defeat jihadists and terrorists by arming and supporting what he refers to as “moderate” jihadists and terrorists. In reality, as has been documented by The New American and countless others, there is virtually no difference between the “moderate rebels” and the terrorists often referred to as ISIS or ISIL.
President Obama wants Congress to have a "buy in" to the plan for combating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant he will present to the nation in a prime-time address Wednesday.
The killers of Steven Sotloff were tipped off about the journalist's location by "so-called moderate" rebels in Syria for a cash reward, a spokesman for the family of the slain American journalist said Monday.