Daesh funders' miscalculation brought global Frankenstein, analyst says
Supporters of the Daesh Takfiri group “miscalculated” when they resorted to creating the terrorist group, an analyst says.
Jeff Steinberg, senior editor at Executive Intelligence Review, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday, while commenting on a report that said the United States was seeking to put French and Turkish forces on the ground in Syria.
Following Friday's terror attacks in Paris, the United States urged France and Turkey to put special forces on the ground in Syria to fight Daesh alongside the 50 US special operators Washington has already deployed there, a CBS News report said Monday.
“Whoever was involved in sponsoring the ISIS operations miscalculated and created a global Frankenstein monster that can clearly strike virtually anywhere,” said Steinberg, using a different acronym in reference to the terrorist group.
According to the CBS News report, the US is looking for more help with sharing of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance. The plan is to increase strikes aimed specifically at those Daeshleaders plotting external attacks.
US President Barack Obama recently ordered the deployment of the special operations troops to Syria to "assist" militants fighting against Daesh, in an apparent breach of his promise not to put US “boots on the ground" there.
US President Barack Obama holds a press conference following the G20 summit in Antalya on November 16, 2015. (AFP)
The analyst noted that the reality on the ground is they cannot defeat them if they are simultaneously trying to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and ignore the role of Saudis and other Takfiri sponsors by trying to exclude Russia.
Steinberg concluded that to defeat Daesh, there must be a “concerted collaboration” among nations, which must include Russia and Iran.
On Friday, a string of coordinated attacks in and around Paris left more than 130 people dead and some 350 others injured.
Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attacks in video posted online subsequently.