The General must have been brainwashed by the Taqiyya (deceit) of the Islamist-Jihadist world of blaming Israel for their belligerence and aggressions. He should learn from General Pershing who had battled Islamist-Jihadist terrorists in Southern Philippines in 1900-1906. He should do alot more reading on the subject of Islamist-Jihadism from the experts. Islamist-Jihadist scholar Omar Abdel Rahman says, "There is no surah called 'Peace.' Jihad and killing are the head of Islam. If you take them out, you cut off the head of Islam." (p.24, "Islam and Terrorism"  by Mark A. Gabriel, PhD). "Islam is full of discrimination--against women, against non-Muslims, against Christians and most especially against Jews. Hatred is built into the religion. The history of Islam...could only be characterized as a river of blood." (Ibid.,P.5).
Monitor: Airstrikes hit Islamic State stronghold in Syria, killing at least 13 (Reuters)
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