While the United States is committed to defeating the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) and other terrorist groups, General Martin Dempsy, current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said eventually ISIS will collapse on its own.
In a pre-taped interview that aired on “Fox News Sunday,” Dempsey said he has long maintained that a group that embraces radical ideology has to maintain momentum to succeed.
The United States has destroyed a lot of their equipment and reversed some of their territorial gains and has had an impact on their leadership and command and control, Dempsey said, but added, “What will eventually cause the defeat of ISIL is that it will collapse under its own contradictions, frankly. When the populations in which it tries to maneuver realize that that ideology is not to their future benefit.”
Name me an Islamic country, or terrorist group, that has ever realized their barbaric lifestyle is not to their benefit. ISIS and every other terrorist group will be there until someone makes them leave or kills them. They’ve been killing for over a thousand years, so I’m not holding my breath for some kind of self imposed end to their reign of terror. Hamas has been weak at times and strong at times, but they’ve always been there killing people. How many thousands more people have to die while the U.S. waits for their “momentum” to subside and for them to self-implode? And this guy is running the military. Is it any wonder we’re losing wars all over the dang world.