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Here is an explanation of the difference between the terms ISIS and ISIL.
I have been suspicious of the term ISIL to which the administration stubbornly clings.

ISIS = Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Iraq is to the east of Jordan (shaped like the hatchet) and Syria is to the north.

ISIL = Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Iraq is still to the east of Jordan, and "the Levant" is a term that comes from "the rising (of the sun, I.e., to the east)" - and is basically the land along the Mediterranean - that includes Lebanon, Israel, and those countries along there.

By saying ISIL, you "negate" Israel as its own country and lump it in with the rest of the countries along the Mediterranean - and Israel sort of disappears (loses its sovereignty) and becomes part of "the Levant " - which is therefore part of ISIL.

If you've wondered, as I have, why all government agencies and especially BHO calls it ISIL and even spells it out every time it's used, instead of ISIS as the rest of the world here's the answer. Decoding Obama's speech reveals some startling revelations.

In one press conference after another, when referring to the Muslim terror super-group ISIS, United States President Barack Obama will use the term ISIL, instead of their former name ISIS, or current name Islamic State. Have you ever wondered about that? Here is the difference:

What makes up the near exact center of the Muslim Levant ? Israel. ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.

Now, to us Westerners we don't really make much of a distinction, do we?
No, honestly from our perspective it's all about the same. But how would a Muslim living in the Middle East view it?

Just what is the Levant anyway? Let's take a look. The geographical term LEVANT refers to a multi-nation region in the Middle East. It's a land bridge between Turkey to the north and Egypt to the south. If you look on a map, however, in the near exact middle of the nations that comprise the Levant, guess what you see? Come on, guess!

It's Israel.

****When Barack Obama refers over and over to the Islamic State as ISIL, he is sending a message to Muslims all over the Middle East, that he personally does not recognize Israel as a sovereign nation, but as territory belonging to the Islamic State.

Now you know why Obama says that he has no plan, no goal, and no stated aim for dealing with ISIS. But he does have a plan, and it's a really nasty, diabolical one. Obama's plan is to drag his feet for as long as he can, doing only the bare minimum that Congress forces him to do. His plan to buy ISIL as much time as possible to make as many gains as they can.

Listen as Obama and his press secretary and the spokesperson for the State Department and his Joint Chiefs of Staff painstakingly spells out the letters I-S-I-L so there is no doubt in your mind.

And it's working.

The Islamic State has garnered millions of dollars, a vast cache of weapons, and in their latest foray have captured Syrian fighter jets and now 12 commercial passenger planes. With each passing day that Obama fulfills his stated aim of doing nothing, the Islamic State grows by leaps and bounds. The ultimate goal, of course, has not changed and will never change.

The ultimate goal is the destruction of Israel.

Now you know a little bit more about why Obama chooses his words so carefully.
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Interesting. Thanks for posting this.
 

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No disrespect to the OP intended…...
All these anagrams, group names etc = NADA
Whatever they called themselves over 1400 years ago (before oil was an industry, before the 1948 State of Israel, before America)
they were doing the same fun and games they do now. Same playbook same everything.
Don't let the current brands distract you.
 

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While I agree that the differences between ISIL and ISIS are territorially correct, the implication regarding the usage of each term is not.
I do not take an issue with the Obama administration's use of the name ISIL. I do not get to choose to call you George or Bob or Tony. YOU get to decide what name you are rightly called by, and it is not really up to the State Department to pick and choose names.
The media can choose what they like, and my guess is ISIS just rolls of the tongue better.

Anyway, calling them ISIS obscures their ultimate goal. I would rather hear them called ISIL so people KNOW what territory they are seeking.
As for the current administration's response of stalling, I'm not sure sure it is a bad call. The unsustainable economics of the situation make it seem that they are headed for a nasty burn out. Their long-range offensive capability is pretty limited, and Israel's existing neighbors in the Assad dynasty are no more friendly than the IS is. You would choose to fight IS to the benefit of Assad?

Anyway, your thinking is nothing new. Have you ever looked at the crescents that top mosques? The crescent is an Islamic symbol not because it represents anything lunar, but because its shape resembles the arable section of land between two rivers in Iraq that served as a formative region for this religion (among other things). So the symbolism of a crescent whose horns are extended until a closed circle is formed should make territorial intentions pretty clear:

 

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No disrespect to the OP intended…...
All these anagrams, group names etc = NADA
Whatever they called themselves over 1400 years ago (before oil was an industry, before the 1948 State of Israel, before America)
they were doing the same fun and games they do now. Same playbook same everything.
Don't let the current brands distract you.
What I take away from the post is the Commander in Chiefs and his circles inner core dislike of Jews. Through the deciphering of the acronyms that's what reveals itself.
 

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What I take away from the post is the Commander in Chiefs and his circles inner core dislike of Jews. Through the deciphering of the acronyms that's what reveals itself.
No doubt Barry would love to see Israel destroyed. And no doubt there's innuendo in his choice of labels for the terrorist groups. But that's on him. All I'm saying is they all put aside their minor differences when it was time to attack Israel and they'll do the same against us. Same koran, same mohamed, same hate. Regardless of what they call themselves, they want us dead. So do the non-combatants who provide them with money and training bases.
 

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No doubt Barry would love to see Israel destroyed. And no doubt there's innuendo in his choice of labels for the terrorist groups. But that's on him. All I'm saying is they all put aside their minor differences when it was time to attack Israel and they'll do the same against us. Same koran, same mohamed, same hate. Regardless of what they call themselves, they want us dead. So do the non-combatants who provide them with money and training bases.
I don't think there's anyone on this site( with the exception of maybe one or two) that doesn't know Isis will slaughter every American they can get ahold of. That's not what the O.P. was clarifying for us.
Not for nothing, it's time for Netanyahu to act unilaterally as they did against Iraq in the early 80's and stop worrying about what's obomas gonna do to bail them out of a jam.
 

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I don't think there's anyone on this site( with the exception of maybe one or two) that doesn't know Isis will slaughter every American they can get ahold of. That's not what the O.P. was clarifying for us.
Not for nothing, it's time for Netanyahu to act unilaterally as they did against Iraq in the early 80's and stop worrying about what's obomas gonna do to bail them out of a jam.
But is Obama warning Israel about acting unilaterally & what exactly does that warning mean?
 

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As an American Jew, I imagine what it would be like in the following scenario:
Israel attacks Iran
Because of previous agreements, the UN, with full US backing slaps a boatload of sanctions on Israel
Israel acts in its own best interest
U.S.-Israeli relations bottom out
Jews become second class citizens suspected of divided loyalties, much like the Japanese during WWII
It doesn't go well from there.
 

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As an American Jew, I imagine what it would be like in the following scenario:
Israel attacks Iran
Because of previous agreements, the UN, with full US backing slaps a boatload of sanctions on Israel
Israel acts in its own best interest
U.S.-Israeli relations bottom out
Jews become second class citizens suspected of divided loyalties, much like the Japanese during WWII
It doesn't go well from there.
I can't swear that it wouldn't play out that way (though I doubt the impact on US citizens). Considering who attacked the Twin Towers and Pentagon, the muzzies in the US are getting treated awfully well. But their loyalties are anything but divided. They're as loyal to America as our "president".
 

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I'm sure Israel is waiting until the next Presidential election before acting.
 
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