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U.S. Increases Airstrikes, WH Says 'We're Succeeding'

Oct. 14, 2014

Secretary of State John Kerry may have belittled the importance of keeping ISIL from taking over Kobani, Syria, but according to ABC News, “U.S. warplanes have ramped up the number of airstrikes against ISIS fighters in the besieged city of Kobani, launching 21 airstrikes since Monday, officials said [Tuesday]. It is the highest number of strikes since the start of the air campaign in Syria and is an indicator of how important the U.S. now sees the battle for Kobani.” ISIL has been advancing despite U.S. airstrikes, primarily because airstrikes aren’t enough and local ground forces that are opposing ISIL are losing. But pay no attention to the facts on the ground. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, “[C]ertainly the early evidence indicates that [Barack Obama’s] strategy is succeeding.” Who are you going to believe – him or your lying eyes? More…

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