US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order calling for the Pentagon to submit a plan for the defeat of Daesh to him in the next 30 days, immediately after his phone conversation with Putin.
01:04 29.01.2017(updated 06:26 29.01.2017)
The order, signed the afternoon of January 28, calls for the Joint Chiefs of Staff to present the new president with a plan to defeat the terrorist organization in 30 days.
“I am directing my Administration to develop a comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS… The Plan shall include… identification of new coalition partners in the fight against ISIS and policies to empower coalition partners to fight ISIS and its affiliates,” Trump said in a memorandum.
Trump campaigned on promises to defeat Daesh “in a month” and repeatedly suggested that the reason the fight had dragged out so long was that US military capabilities were being somehow hamstrung. In his first visit as president to CIA headquarters, he reiterated that “Radical Islamic terrorism… has to be eradicated. Just off the face of the Earth.”
He has called Daesh “pure evil” on more than one occasion.
Trump has signed a raft of other executive orders in the past few days, including a controversial ban on refugees entering the US and a temporary ban on allowing individuals from seven mostly Middle Eastern nations, even some legal residents, to enter the US.
… The comprehensive plan should include guidelines on the use of public diplomacy, information operations, and cyber strategies “to isolate and delegitimize ISIS [Islamic State, formerly ISIL] and its radical Islamist ideology.”
It will also seek to identify “new coalition partners in the fight against ISIS and policies to empower coalition partners” to fight Islamic State and its affiliates.
The number of proposed measures “would depend upon the political risk that the president is willing to take when we do certain things that could exacerbate things with Russia or Turkey,” one defense official told Washington Post on Monday.
Earlier in the day, Trump and Putin had their first telephone conversation, in which they expressed their mutual intent to cooperate on combating Islamic State.
“The presidents have spoken in favor of establishing a real coordination between the US and Russian actions in order to defeat ISIS and other terrorist organizations in Syria,” the Kremlin statement said.
Putin emphasized that “for over two centuries Russia has supported the United States, was its ally during the two world wars, and now sees the United States as a major partner in fighting international terrorism.”
Both leaders have also agreed to work out a time and venue for a possible meeting, according to the statement.
This should prove Donald Trump as being Putin’s puppet, according to the Fake News media protocol. Surely, they all need to keep up with the new work ethic at the White House.