Sunday, August 07, 2016

John Hayward, Breitbart: White House Map Shows Islamic State Still Expanding, Despite Public Claim

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http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/08/03/white-house-map-shows-islamic-state-still-expanding-despite-public-claims/
White House Map Shows Islamic State Still Expanding, Despite Public Claims 
by John Hayward, Breitbart, August 3, 2016

In a profound embarrassment for the White House, NBC News obtained a classified map that shows the Islamic State continuing to expand, despite administration insistence to the contrary

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The White House “heat map” is dated August 2016 and reveals “a stunning three-fold increase in the number of places around the globe where ISIS is operating.”
“U.S. State Department documents indicated that in 2014, when the U.S. military began its campaign to destroy the extremists, there were only seven nations in which the fledgling state was operating,” NBC News said. “By 2015, according to the State Department’s own numbers, there were nearly double that – 13 countries.”
ISIS is still expanding because the 2016 map lists eighteen countries where “ISIS is fully operational,” plus “aspiring branches” in Egypt, Indonesia, Mali, the Philippines, Somalia, and Bangladesh.
While NBC terrorism analyst Malcolm Nance said the effort to attack the Islamic State’s “core” in Iraq and Syria had been successful, “it’s fair to say the whole battle space is expanding for ISIS.”