Why Obama has come to regret underestimating the Islamic State

The terrorists that the White House once dismissed as amateurs are closer than ever to creating a viable nation state

Have any words come back to haunt President Obama so much as his description of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant last team as a “JV” – junior varsity – team of terrorists?

This wasn’t al-Qaeda in its 9/11 pomp, he said; just because a university second team wore Manchester United jerseys didn’t make them David Beckham.

How times change. As of this weekend, the JV team is doing a lot better than Manchester United. With its capture of Palmyra, it controls half of Syria.

  • James

    Its realy just a white guy with some cloths on hes face.

    • mobuyus

      Obama’s white, when he isn’t being black.

  • marty_p

    Sooner or later they will attempt an attack on Israel and the IDF will give them the ass kicking that they deserve. When the inevitable happens, in typical Arab fashion, watch how fast the two faced Arabs switch allegiances and start demanding Israel cease fire and watch how fast the UN Security Council who are busy along with the Left wringing their hands in frustration will hop on the Condemn Israel bandwagon. (Well actually they are already on the bandwagon).

    • Norman_In_New_York

      I think Israel’s strategy is to steer them into duking it out with Hezbollah, then pouncing on the weakened victor. For this, the IDF will fire warning shots, as ISIS always chooses the path of lesser resistance.

      • mobuyus

        In a hot local war like you describe I believe the Israel’s would like to kill two birds with one stone.

      • MRHapla

        behold Greater Israel,,,,from Sinai to Turkey the Med to Iraq/SA,,,that would be a nice safety zone,,,,,,get the ME on a paying basis,,,finally.

        Just play the crazies right,,,let Islam self-eliminate,,,,

      • The IDF should just out and out destroy ISIS. It must succeed where Western nations have decidedly failed.

    • Who will strike first?

      Israel wants ISIS dead but so does Saudi Arabia.

      The Saudis are afraid that ISIS is horning in on their racket.

  • mauser 98

    Obama and regret in same sentence?

  • The_Infidel_01

    Surround, contain, rescue all non muslims, muslims in, nothing out, let them kill to the last person standing, then one bullet and job is done.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Obama himself is the JV.

    • Frau Katze

      You’ve nailed it. He’s in way over his head. And his administration is no better. We are in for bad times.

      But relying on Islamic extremism to burn itself out, or for its followers to be eventually persuaded of the errors of their ways, is no answer. Like financial markets, the world can stay irrational for longer than the rest of us can stay politically and militarily solvent.

  • Obama is just playing the Muslim taqiyya card. And he is doing a damn good job at that.

    His faux reactions have all helped the expansion of Islam.

    And all the news media “talking heads” haven’t a clue.

  • Hard Little Machine

    This has been more or less Obama’s plan if you can say he ever has a real plan about anything. Obama will be ‘opening negotiations’ with them soon to grant them legitimate state status.

  • Assumptions of regret presumes that Obama cares about ISIS.

    He doesn’t.

  • Dana Garcia

    Obama has no time for regrets. He’s too busy admiring himself.

    • Frau Katze

      Sadly true.