Obama urges Congress to authorize anti-ISIS funding

By Balitang America, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Sept. 9, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – President Obama is urging Congress to authorize a $5 billion dollar counter-terrorism fund that could be used to support operations against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria or ISIS.

Tomorrow, the president is expected to publicly outline his plans to deal with the extremist threat.

The White House says no decision has been made, whether to elevate the U.S. campaign against ISIS.

But Administration officials say congressional approval of the funds would shop support for the president’s plans, without asking members to outright buy-in to military action there.

Republican House Speak John Boehner says ISIS poses a serious threat that must be addressed.

“I am looking for a strategy from the president that takes on this terrorist threat and defeats it,” Boehner said.

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  • Delia
    9 September 2014 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    Here we go again, “Ain’t got no strategy”, but I need $5 Billion, Right Away! (Let’s see, $3 Bil for Climate Control, $1 Bil for “Shovel Ready Jobs”, $1 Bil to shut Harry Reid Up) and $1 Bil to get ISSIL?, ISSIS?, Snowden? Yikes.

  • Max
    9 September 2014 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Jonh McCain slip of his tongue,at FOX interview, said that 2 yrs ago they were ready to armed the Libyan rebels(ISIS)Hillary and WH Security advisers presented the plan to Obama, but he the President turn it down. Obama knew that ISIS existed long time ago, and that it was a creation of our gov’t. Then Hillary said “I came,I saw,and he is dead”,Kadhaffy killed by the rebels.(ISIS). Ambassador Steven requested for more security for his Embassy but it was denied. Then the attack at Benghazi Embassy occured, Hillary said it was caused by the anti-moslem Video and WH denied giving stand down order. Today at FOX, whisleblowers wrote from their book that they received “stand down order” 3X. US Generals based in Lisbon,Tripoli,and from Navy carrier ask clearance to rescue the Ambassador and 22 Embassy employee were instructed to stand down. Bloggers said the Ambassador was in charge in supplying armaments for the rebels from Egypt,Libya and Syria.He know to much, and 3 Generals were retired after the incident. Stalin shot and killed his best Generals, but Obama only purges his Generals.As of today,7 US best combat General were already purges.

  • filam
    10 September 2014 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Follow the law and constitution like previous Presidents