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June 29, 2016

John Kerry: ISIS' Constant Slaughters of Innocents Just Prove How Badly They're Losing

This has the whiff of Hitler ordering non-existent divisions to attack Russia.

Apparently Obama's, Hillary's, and Kerry's plan is to show how much we're #Winning by allowing them to murder us at whim.

Secretary of State John Kerry faced swift criticism Wednesday for suggesting the terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport was evidence the Islamic State is getting "desperate" -- an assessment one top Republican official said "defies reality." Kerry made the remarks late Tuesday at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, referring to ISIS by the name Daesh.

I think Greg Gutfeld noted how absolutely perfect that was -- so many cliches in one moment.

Crediting coalition efforts, Kerry said it's been over a year since the group launched a "full-scale military offensive."

But they've taken more territory than they can comfortably hold -- why would they launch new offensives during a period that would naturally be used for consolidation?

"Now, yes, you can bomb an airport, you can blow yourself up. That's the tragedy. Daesh and others like it know that we have to get it right 24/7/365. They have to get it right for ten minutes or one hour. So it's a very different scale,” Kerry said. "And if you're desperate and if you know you're losing, and you know you want to give up your life, then obviously you can do some harm.”

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul, R-Texas, slammed the secretary’s assessment.

"They've said they're on the run for many years, and they're not," McCaul told Fox News Wednesday morning. "I think the airstrikes have ramped up external operations … This is an unprecedented pace of terror in modern times. And so to say they’re on the run … absolutely defies reality."

Underscoring Kerry’s questionable characterization was news Wednesday that Islamic State militants were pushing back U.S.-trained Syrian rebels in a battle for control of a town on the Iraqi border.


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