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“We will degrade and destroy ISIL” – Pres. Obama

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President Obama - April 2014 - BN Career - BellaNaija.comOn Wednesday night, US president Barack Obama reiterated his administration’s commitment to putting an end to ISIL’s/ISIS’ reign of terror in Syria, Iraq, and surrounding regions.

Obama pledged to “degrade and destroy” ISIL. Watch the nationally televised address he gave here:

Although the Sunni Jihadist group is commonly referred to as ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria), government officials commonly refer to it by its second name, ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant).

According to WCHS6, the “Levant” is “the historic name given to the entire region east of the Mediterranean from Egypt, east to Iran and to Turkey. U.S. officials use ISIL instead of ISIS to emphasize the group’s goal to expand its influence beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq.”

19 Comments

  1. Uche

    September 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    A President = Obama

  2. Uche

    September 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    ok…. Let me now comment…. Even if he told a lie with that speech.. He got me, made want to be an American citizen. Why, because i felt protected !!!!!! I wish our leaders could sound half as convincing or inspiring even if they r talking Bull****…….

  3. ak

    September 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Jonathan.

    Look at your life. See your peers and how they are handling terrorists.

    Terrorists that are not even in AMERICA.

    Yet Boko Haram is finishing you in your own country.

    Continue. Continue. DiarrisGodInEverythingYouAreDoin

    • Anon

      September 11, 2014 at 5:16 pm

      Peers? LOL! Some are more equal than others!

  4. AVID BlOG READER

    September 11, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I watched the speech yesterday and the confidence at which he addressed this ISIS issue gave me hope. There is nothing like having a leader who is assertive and makes you feel safe. God help us all.

  5. Angie

    September 11, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    God Bless Obama and make him stronger…As he has spoken this words…So will it be IJN Amen.

  6. Evensef

    September 11, 2014 at 5:03 pm

    This is how you know a true Leader! Obama did not send his wife to go and cry o and shed nonsense tears o.

  7. Peter

    September 11, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    If only our Leaders in Africa can be smart like this.

  8. Koenigin

    September 11, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    But you’ve been the one arming the same group to send them after Bachr Al-Assad who wouldn’t dance to your devilish music. No one was able to explain why and how many pictures of Hillary Clinton and John McCain taken THREE years ago with Isis’current leaders, surfaced on the internet last month. Now that they’ve turned on you, you want to destroy them? wow how convenient! God will surely judge Qatar, the US, the UA and France for the mess they have and still are creating. Their time is coming. You got rid of Saddam Hussein once you decided he was no longer of use to you, same thing happened with Mubarak. You will be exposed soon.

    • Lilly

      September 12, 2014 at 11:09 am

      Wats your proof?

  9. Koenigin

    September 11, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Those of you cheering this decision on, have no idea of what’s going on in the background and I’m not surprised at all since most African leaders make sure their (respective) nation stay in the dark by distracting them with Football and co.
    America isn’t the police of the world and should start cleaning the mess within its own borders before trying to “save” anyone else. Democracy as “good” as it might be, cannot be for “everybody”.
    Just look at what they did to Somalia with their bloody “operation restore hope”! Look at what they did to Irak after arming Saddam themselves in the 80’s with mass destruction weapons and instructing him to go after Iran, they used it against him years later. Because of their thirst for power, some of us will never go back to our country again. I pray God Nigeria never draws their negative attention.

    Just take a look at France’s former colonies. I almost fainted when I found out that Ivorians have to pay France a rent for bridges, presidential palace and many other things on ivorian soil….They do not have the right to create their own currency and they are litterally being forced to stay within the FCFA community. Gbagbo Laurent tried to get his country out of this mess and what happened? They set him up, the mefia diabolized him, his wife was defiled, her whereabouts are unknown and he has been brought to the Haague. On what offense exactly? we are yet to find out years later. The West cannot keep playing with the rest of the world forever.

    • khaleesi

      September 11, 2014 at 11:00 pm

      round of applause

      my dear, so many valid/excellent points. that’s why they killed Gadaffi.

    • ak

      September 12, 2014 at 1:30 pm

      See this one talking about ideals lol.

      Who forced Saddam to carry weapons of mass destruction to go after IRAN?
      And when he finished with IRAN, Did he not become a tyrant in his own country?

      Who forced Ivory coast to sign the document with your claims in it?

      Who forced Mohamed Farrah Hassan Aidid to massacre his people and commit grievious offences at humanity?

      Sidon dia.

      All parties took deals that were to their best interest and made their own choices.

      No foul play here. Some people pushed their luck to far.

      Like they say, “You don’t bite the hand that is feeding you”

    • aj

      September 13, 2014 at 4:18 am

      bull shit!!!

  10. Tosin

    September 11, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    It’s not just about talking tough; the really wise thing he did was to take the time to build a coalition whereby even Middle Eastern governments are openly in support of this decision.

  11. @edDREAMZ

    September 11, 2014 at 8:08 pm

    a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said…
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    I just wish i am an america citizen i swear….
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    ***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

  12. Bullet

    September 12, 2014 at 8:44 am

    God Bless America!!!

  13. Lilly

    September 12, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Do what u have to do mr president

  14. Bola Odu

    November 4, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    God bless Obama, he does not tolerate nonsense unlike our own President.

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