Sunday, February 22, 2015

Leave off the last S for Syria

At this stage it's hard to find anyone who thinks the Obama administration strategy of avoiding discussing the Islamic nature of ISIS/ISIL is a good idea -- they've even lost Vox! One final note. Yesterday Secretary of State John Kerry was in London and delivered a few remarks at a news conference with Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond. In keeping with the ridiculous Euro-affectation about ISIS, he referred to the group, multiple times, as Daesh.  Which besides being like the cricket bat in Spinal Tap, is of course another way to avoid discussing their alleged Islamic characteristics.

Image: Ian Faith via Rotten Tomatoes.