The Junior Varsity team

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You may remember when Obama dismissed ISIS as being a junior varsity team back in 2014. BTW, Hillary agreed with him.

Now this - from Military Times:

There's a new push to counter the rise of ISIS in Southeast Asia
With much of the United States' national security focus centered on the Middle East, one senator is speaking out about the rise of Islamic State group sympathizers in Southeast Asia and the long-term problems that could cause if left unchecked.

The concern has grown more urgent in recent months. ISIS-linked militants there have urged supporters in the region to “join the mujahideen in the Philippines” if they cannot travel to take part in the group's main fight in Syria and Iraq. Since then, cities in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia have been attacked.

More recently, the Philippines' newly elected president, Rodrigo Duterte, has called for an end to the U.S. military's counter-terror mission in the Pacific's nation's volatile south. He's also questioned the two countries' broader alliance.

Sen. Joni Ernst, an Iowa Republican, has called for increased attention on the issue, saying the region is a potential breeding ground for terrorist plots if the militant groups who operate there aren’t closely monitored.

Just wonderful - General John 'Black Jack' Pershing cleaned the Moro islamists out of the Philippines back in 1913's and they were out of business for 103 years. Now, thanks to our feckless Foreign Policy, they are gathering strength sufficient to cause problems again.

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