Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Obama Blasts Newest Terrorist Group for Having Too Many Names

WASHINGTON—(TYDN) President Barack Obama chided Tuesday the militants from Syria who have just taken over parts of Iraq, saying they have breached international war rules by not settling on a single name, TheYellowDailyNews has learned.

Analysts said the modern-day confusion over identifying the country's terror enemies first began in 2001. That's when there was, and still is, no consensus on whether Al-Qaeda, Al-qaeda, Al Qaeda, Al qaeda, Al-Qaida, Al Qaida, al-Qaida or al Qaida carried out the 9/11 attacks on behalf of Usama Bin Laden or Osama Bin Laden.

"This is another reason why we need to take down this terror group. Is it ISIS, ISIL, Islamic State or something else," Obama said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews. "This is an unacceptable breach of international war norms."

Military strategists said the President Barack Obama administration should work toward a unified vision on how the country's latest enemy should be named.

"Once you get the public to agree on who your enemy is, it's a much easier public sale to wage war," Yale University war historian Angela Brewstein said in an exclusive interview with TheYellowDailyNews. "The public doesn't usually need to know more than the fact that there is a consensus on what to call your enemy."

The militants often call themselves the Islamic State. The Obama administration labels them ISIL and many news organizations call them ISIS.

The acronyms stand for Islamic State in Iraq and for one other disputed word called "al-Sham." The word can be translated to "Syria" — meaning the group is called ISIS. However,  The term "al-Sham" can also reference a region encompassing Syria, Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan known as Greater Syria or the "Levant"—meaning the acronym is ISIL.

TheYellowDailyNews' editorial policy is ISIS, according to an editorial board memo from TheYellowDailyNews that was obtained by TheYellowDailyNews.

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