Obama at United Nations: We Must Stamp Out ‘Apocalyptic Cult’ ISIS
President Barack Obama warned that “dangerous currents” threaten to create a “darker world” in a wide-ranging address to the United Nations General Assembly on Monday.
Obama slammed Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad as a “tyrant” and urged the international community to work together to defeat ISIS.
“There is no room for accommodating an apocalyptic cult like ISIL,” the president said, using an alternative name for the terrorist group.
Never mind the fact that opposing both Assad and ISIS is contradictory.
Never mind the fact that Obama used the “alternative name” for ISIS in order to cover up what he’s trying to do in Syria. ISIS means Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and ISIL means Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. By using the acronym for ISIS that does not allude to Syria, Obama is trying to make us forget that he’s trying to make all of Syria safe for ISIS by overthrowing Assad, and that the parts of Syria they already dominate, they were able to do that because we, the Saudis and the Israelis have weakened Assad.
But it’s this part about “apocalyptic cult” that interests me.
ISIS is not an “apocalyptic cult,” as such. They are fundamentalist Muslims who want to live under and enforce fundamentalist Islam. I am not aware that fundamentalist Islam is any more or less apocalyptic than, for example, reading the book of Revelation literally.
However, it may be good news that Obama is calling ISIS an apocalyptic cult. If we are officially going to start reading ISIS as an apocalyptic cult, we have to remember how the Federal government treats our own domestic apocalyptic cults. Need I say Waco in 1993? This means that the Feds will soon send in the FBI-ATF to burn down ISIS installations and fighters and their children with fires started by otherwise prohibited chemical weapons, all on a rumor about ISIS leaders engaging in pedophilia and child abuse.