23 November 2017   Leave a comment

There are times when irony is especially delicious, and what better day for a word treat for an American than Thanksgiving?  US President Trump spoke to US soldiers abroad from his Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, telling them about successes against Daesh (the Islamic State).  US News and World Reports describes the speech in these words:

“Trump said the Marines were inflicting ‘defeat after defeat’ on Islamic State, and again credited his change of approach compared to that of the Obama administration.

‘They weren’t letting you win before; they were letting you break even. … They weren’t letting you win.'”

In a completely different part of the world, the leader of Iran, a sworn enemy to President Trump, thanked his troops for their successes against Daesh.  According to the Tehran Times:

“Thanking Quds Force Commander General Qassem Soleimani for congratulating him on the fall of Daesh in both Syria and Iraq, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution issued a message in which he said the defeat of Daesh dealt a great blow not only to this sinister and repressive group it also came as greater blow to those who created civil war in the region with the aim of destroying the anti-Zionist groups and weakening independent governments.”

It is a strange world when the enemy of my enemy remains my enemy.

 

 

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Posted November 23, 2017 by vferraro1971 in World Politics

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