UK Takes EMERGENCY Action Against ISIS While Obama Does Nothing
Great Britain apparently recognizes the major threat that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organization poses to their nation as they have raised their terror threat level to “SEVERE” for the first time since 2010, indicating an attack in their nation is “highly likely.”
According to Business Insider, the threat level was raised early Friday morning by Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May. The threat level is the second highest that the UK has when it comes to terrorist threats but means that there isn’t any evidence to suggest an imminent attack.
BI reports that May said the increased threat level is in regards to the deteriorating situation in Syria and Iraq caused by IS militants, but there wasn’t any specific threat to their nation.
“The increase in the threat level is related to developments in Syria and Iraq where terrorist groups are planning attacks against the West. Some of these plots are likely to involve foreign fighters who have travelled there from the UK and Europe to take part in those conflicts,” May said.
Prime Minister David Cameron clarified May’s remarks, stating that “Poisonous ideology of Islamist extremism is the root cause of the terror threat.”
“We will always act with urgency when needed.”
Officials in the UK believe that at least 500 British citizens have fled the country to fight alongside the Islamic State, and Western officials have warned about the possibility of IS fighters holding Western nation’s passports returning home to launch an attack after being trained by the brutal group.
As Great Britain is preparing for a possible attack on their own soil, WesternJournalism points out that Obama is off on a “fundraising spree” for his fellow Democrats.
This Labor Day weekend Obama will attend two fundraisers in Westchester on Friday before a short flight to Newport, R.I. to help raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to the New York Daily News.
It’s really not a surprise that the fundraiser-in-chief is once again disregarding his duties in the midst of crises abroad to go campaigning. It’s just unfortunate that after admitting “we have no strategy” to defeat IS that he’s not making the creation of one top priority.