Obama Blames Social Media As Russian PM Blasts "Irresponsible US Policy" For Strengthening ISIS

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"The Islamic State has grown that strong due to the irresponsible policy of the United States," exclaimed Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev this morning, demanding that "really consolidated efforts" are needed to counter ISIS' terrorist threats. This comes just hours after President Obama toughened his rhetoric, vowing that the global coalition formed to destroy ISIS "will not relent," adding, rather oddly, that the group responsible for the Paris terror attacks is "a bunch of killers with good social media."


Obama toughens up...

Obama was hit with a wave of criticism in the wake of the terrorists' attacks in France and Lebanon, which left hundreds dead, having described that burst of violence as a "setback" in the battle against ISIS. So now, as CNN reports, U.S. President Barack Obama toughened his rhetoric against ISIS at a weekend press conference in Malaysia...

The group responsible for the Paris terror attacks is "a bunch of killers with good social media," he said. "They are dangerous and they've caused great hardship to ... an overwhelming majority of people."


The global coalition formed to destroy ISIS "will not relent," he vowed. "We will not accept the idea that terrorist assaults on restaurants and theaters and hotels are the new normal, or that we are powerless to stop them."


Obama's stronger language on ISIS came after days of criticism for his response to the tragedy in Paris but did not signal a policy shift by the administration.


"They can't beat us on the battlefield, so they try to terrorize us into being afraid, and changing our patterns of behavior, and panicking, and abandoning our allies and partners, and retreating from the world," Obama said. "As president, I will not let that happen."


It's "absolutely false" that "we are somehow at war with an entire religion," he said. "The United States could never be at any war with any religion because America is made up by multiple religions. We're strengthened by people from every religion, including Muslim Americans. So I want to be as clear as I can on this -- prejudice and discrimination helps (ISIS) and undermines our national security."

But while President Obama never mentioned the 'success' of the Russians on ISIS' local turf, The Economist hints strongly that Islamic State may be lashing out abroad because it has been weakened nearer home...

It may be a coincidence that plots to murder hundreds in Paris, blow up an aircraft over Sinai and kill indiscriminately on the streets in Beirut all came to fruition so close together. They may have been long planned; similar attempts earlier may have been thwarted.



But it may also be a considered response to challenges that IS faces closer to home.

And Russia is not holding back any punches, as ITAR-TASS reports, in its efforts to apportion blame and seek a stronger coalition...

Really consolidated efforts are needed to counter terrorist threat, with no discrimination among the allies into one’s own or somebody else’s, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told journalists on Sunday, commenting on the U.S. president’s pronouncements about Russia’s role in the Syrian conflict.


"The Islamic State (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) has grown that strong due to the irresponsible policy of the United States. Instead of focusing common efforts on countering terrorism, the United States and its allies plunged into struggle against Syria’s legitimate President Bashar Assad," Medvedev said before flying to Phnom Penh.


"Reasonable policy in the countries of the Middle East, whether it be Syria, Egypt or Iraq, for all countries, including the United States, is to be in supporting the legitimate authorities capable of ensuring the state’s integrity but not in shaking the situation.


In his words, there were sad examples of such irresponsible policy. "Once, the United States was behind Al Qaeda growth that led to the 9/11 tragedy. These lessons only prove that consolidated efforts are needed against terrorist threat, without dividing allies into one’s own and somebody else’s," he stressed.

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With talk like that, any 'coalition' of the capable is increasingly unlikely... and furthermore, 'accidental' collisions more likely.

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junction's picture

Obama needs to cut down on his coke intake, he looks drugged these days.  And investigate the attempted Spencer Stone assassination, the guy who prevented the Thalys train massacre.

Francis Marx's picture

He looks more burned out from too much reefer

SWRichmond's picture

We social media'd some folks.

What a fucking douchebag.

Latina Lover's picture




"The Islamic State (a terrorist organization outlawed in Russia) has grown that strong due to the irresponsible policy of the United States. Instead of focusing common efforts on countering terrorism, the United States and its allies plunged into struggle against Syria’s legitimate President Bashar Assad," Medvedev said before flying to Phnom Penh.

In one sentence, Medvedev succinctly sums up why ISIS is so strong.   Our USSA deep state created ISIS to overthrow Assad and threaten anyone else in the ME or Central Asia who dares not submit to the Wall Street and City of London Banksters.

Keep blowing up those ISIS head chopping fucks, Putin.  Most of the world is cheering you on, especially, in secret, most of the USSA captive poodle states.  Even worse than to be an enemy of the USSA, is to be  their ally.


LikeyMikey's picture

It ain't drugs!!




These stories are all over the Internet and growing.

doctor10's picture

Sounds like we're headed for Congressional Hearings.

Did'nt Hillahrea try to blame a silly-ass YouTube video for her Benghazi screw-up?

didn't work so hot for her-wonder why POTUS thinks it will for him?

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

1..2..3.. FUCK YOU BARRY !

l8apex's picture

WTF does Obama mean by "caused great hardship to an overwhelming majority of people"?  I'm pretty sure none of my neighbors has been the victim of a CIA terrorist attack.

Francis Marx's picture

Same old bullsh't the mainstream crowd drinks up..

Socratic Dog's picture

Bullshit washed down with liberal quantities of kool aid.

turnoffthewater's picture

Exactly BS

"U.S. President Barack Obama toughened his rhetoric"

rhetoric - language that is intended to influence people and that may not be honest or reasonable.

i_call_you_my_base's picture

"The United States could never be at any war with any religion because America is made up by multiple religions."

The US is all about money, nothing else, but this statement is so stupid.

Dinero D. Profit's picture

This is on my bucket list: To see all churches, cathedrals, synagogues and mosques bulldozed flatter than hammered spit. 

silverer's picture

"Obama blames..."  where have I heard or read that phrase before?

DOGGONE's picture

Mr. President Obama:
Please do this timely, please.

Thwart terrorists!
End this deception by omission now!

HoserF16's picture

Social Media? You are such a Fucking Moron Barry. Go smoke some Dope your last year in office. Better yet, smoke some Cock you flaming homo... Putin, good luck in Syria. Thanx for stepping in.

Salah's picture

Barack O'Bama = why America's in a funk: no confidence in this fraud as a leader.  It's why all the bullshit ZIRP et al, isn't working....


Socratic Dog's picture

Trouble is, he, and the silver-sppon loser before him, are perfect reflections of the state of the union and the sheeple who comprise it.  USSA got what it asked for, wanted, and deserves.  Go police state USSA!

A smooth-talking, talentless, affirmitive-action homo, and a spoiled rich brat of a talentless mummy's-boy.  Apparently we can't do any better than that.

Salah's picture

I concur.  The Bush Family Crime Cartel (so named in Russ Baker's book) is the "Cleaner" for the globo-elitists.

They're like "Mr. Wolf" in Pulp Fiction


JustObserving's picture

A bunch of killers with good social media?  Is he talking about himself?

Obama is a liar and a war criminal who has bombed 7 countries, destabilized Ukraine, droned women and children and wedding parties regularly, destroyed freedom by signing NDAA, assassinated US citizens including teenagers without trial and is still the most admired person in this world in Gallup polls.

How Team Obama Justifies the Killing of a 16-Year-Old American


Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh has published an article demonstrating that the US government and President Barack Obama knowingly lied when they claimed that the Syrian government had carried out a sarin gas attack on insurgent-held areas last August.


America's deadly double tap drone attacks are 'killing 49 people for every known terrorist in Pakistan'


Flagit's picture

They hate us for our incompetence.

DaveyJones's picture

...and we hate it when they're right

Flagit's picture


I have this old small group of friends that I used to play games with.

I have been trying to expose them to the Syria situation. The common response, "There is nothing I can do about it. I just want to come home from work and watch some TV and play on the internet. When people start getting shot at the grocery store, I'll worry about it."

Killdo's picture

I've had more luck (with Europeans)

Grimaldus's picture

Everything Obirdbrain says is a lie....standard progressive policy.

I still can't figure how is he not arrested and shot?






Dinero D. Profit's picture

Actually, Nixon makes the Bushs' and Obama look like pikers.


60,000 (rounded) us soldiers dead.  2 million Charlies, and a couple more million Cambodians.


booboo's picture

um, you forget about Johnson or are you intentionally being numb.

XitSam's picture

Lying to the American people isn't a crime. The politicians made absolutely sure of that.

Savyindallas's picture

as usual the Russians are right. This country has become such an embarrasment. I fear there is a dear price for us to pay for our sins -not just those of our leaders, but the American people who put up with such psychopaths and who chose to remain ignorant while they hve been conned on every front  -foreign policy, economic policy, a controlled and corrupt media, academia, a corrupt and criminal Wall Street, and thoroughly corrupt politicians in DC. 

Lorca's Novena's picture

Fuck off Barry you ass bandit. We are sick of your shit.

<----- Obama blames social media

<------ Oboma blames Bush

Skateboarder's picture

So blames the gay who supposedly watched in real-time as a bunch of now dead Navy Seals killed OBL.

His mouth is a sewer.

Haole's picture

"as a bunch of now dead Navy Seals killed OBL."


...and the former is true because the latter is a lie.

There are much more tolerable sewers BTW...

Bernard_2011's picture

What a total bunch of BS from Obama:  The prejudice of certain Americans against Muslims has been helping ISIS.  It is the racism of Americans that is promoting ISIS.  


Enough of this politically-correct guilt-tripping!  There is a very large part of America that is fed up with being fed all this brainwashing garbage.  


No, it is your protection of the ISIS oilfields that has been helping ISIS.  You have been helping them and no amount of your BS is going to hide this fact.

Flagit's picture


Enough of this politically-correct guilt-tripping!  There is a very large part of America that is fed up with being fed all this brainwashing garbage. 

Apparently not enough.

It's going to take private Death Squads to fix this.

cheech_wizard's picture

I was just thinking about this earlier. When the inmates are running the asylum, isn't it time to get rid of the inmates?


great_scot's picture

Straight-talking common sense from the Russians as usual = dangerous aggressive commie and threat to national security.

farmboy's picture

So does this means that FB shares are not supported by the FED anymore ?

thunderchief's picture

It's tough killing ones own children. 

Just close your eyes and keep swinging that bat Barry. 

It helps if you grew up torturing small animals in your backyard,  but unfortunately Jeffrey Dommer isn't around to consult the White House today. 

Just keep swinging team USA, hopefully you'll keep missing in Syria. 

Seasmoke's picture

Obama is wearing no clothes. Soon we will see Mr. Yellen isn't wearing any either.

Max Steel's picture

Is that your flexibility ? 

Baby Bladeface's picture
Baby Bladeface (not verified) Max Steel Nov 22, 2015 3:17 PM

Obama's flexibility is the marionette with arm and leg joints articulated.

Bernard_2011's picture

Obama is now playing wordgames to effectively imply that anyone that opposes taking in the Syrian refugees is racist and also helping ISIS.  


No, these opponents are only being prudent given the fact that your own director of the FBI explicitly indicated that the US government does not have an effective method of conducting background checks on the Syrian refugees to ensure that none of them belong to ISIS.


Given this fact, it Obama that is once again HELPING ISIS by insisting on bringing in the Syrian refugees.

Lorca&#039;s Novena's picture

Blatant manipulation. But your a rayciss if you oppose bomb wearing rag heads.

DaveyJones's picture

word games are the only games he knows how to play

and he's getting worse  

Baby Bladeface's picture
Baby Bladeface (not verified) DaveyJones Nov 22, 2015 3:19 PM

Teleprompter overdue for the code to upgrade.

Lumberjack's picture

Take credit for your own work (read failures).

Bernard_2011's picture

And if Obama is truly concerned at all with ISIS (or al Qaeda for that matter) executing an attack against America, why has the Mexican border been left wide open (with so many illegals able to move so freely across it)?  


Obama is a total fraud.