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22/11/2014

‘Western policy of destroying ISIS completely unsuccessful’

Human Wrongs Watch

By RT*, 21 November 2014 — The US anti-ISIS policy only helps them recruit more people, while the only way to fight ISIS is to secure borders and re-examine immigration policies both in America and Europe, retired US Army Colonel Douglas MacGregor told RT.

**Collage of 2014 military intervention against ISIS | Author: ZiaLater | Wikimedia Commons

**Collage of 2014 military intervention against ISIS | Author: ZiaLater | Wikimedia Commons

President Obama is under increasing pressure from the military to send troops to fight against the Islamic State. It has also been reported that the Pentagon doesn’t have enough drones to use against extremists.

RT: Do you think President Obama’s policy in fighting the Islamic State is working?

Douglas MacGregor: Of course not, it is completely unsuccessful from the standpoint of destroying ISIS, but it’s an enormous success story for ISIS. It is actually helping the Sunni Islamists recruit new people – more than a thousand every month from across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

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