- - Thursday, January 14, 2016

King Abdullah of Jordan said Wednesday that he believes ISIS could be defeated fairly quickly, despite what President Obama said in the State of the Union address earlier in the week. The Jordanian leader has been reportedly frustrated with the tepid American response to the Islamic State’s aggression and brutality in the region and with the White House’s refusal to provide the assistance Jordan has requested militarily.

“Hopefully … the military part is short-term,” he stated, “The mid-term is going to be the intelligence and security aspect. The long-term is the ideological one and the educational one.”

The king also disagreed with Mr. Obama’s assertion that the war against ISIS doesn’t constitute something along the lines of “World War III,” reported RUDAW.

“The global war — what I call the Third World War by other means — is one that is a generational one,” Abdullah reasoned. “Not only inside Islam, as we as Muslims gain the supremacy against the crazies, the outlaws, of our religion, but also reaching out to other religions that Islam is not what they have seen being perpetuated by 0.1% of our religion.”

After a Jordanian pilot was publicly burned alive by the terrorist state, King Abdullah reportedly flew one of the first combat missions in Jordan’s retaliatory airstrikes.

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