In the wake of Daesh’s (Islamic State) deadly attacks on Brussels, the American senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, is arguing the US should “toughen” efforts in the war against radical militants and provide better intelligence sharing with its allies.
In an interview with CNN’s host Jake Tapper, the Democratic Party presidential hopeful said that it should be Muslim nations that carry out a ground offensive against the “barbaric” Daesh militant group in the Middle East. Countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Russia should only provide additional support in this struggle, he added.
“I agree with King Abdullah of Jordan, who said many months ago that the fight going on there is a fight for the soul of Islam. And at the end of the day, it will be Muslim troops on the ground,” Sanders claimed on the program State of the Union.
Despite terrorist bombing in Brussels, Sanders underscored that Daesh is now losing its position in the ongoing war.
“We are making in the military field real progress. ISIS is on the defensive. They are retreating. They have lost 30 to 40 percent of territories they held in Iraq,” he said, stressing that everything possible should be done to destroy radicals.
At the same time Sanders pointed out that intelligence sharing between Americans and their allies must be improved in the face of threats from terrorists “who are planning [attacks] against our European allies and against ourselves.”
“When 30 people get killed in Brussels, something went wrong… We have got to improve our efforts to make sure it does not happen again," he said.
Three coordinated bombings occurred in the Belgium’s capital on March 22. Two of them happened at Brussels Airport, and one at the city’s Maalbeek metro station.
The fact of registration and authorization of users on Sputnik websites via users’ account or accounts on social networks indicates acceptance of these rules.
Users are obliged abide by national and international laws. Users are obliged to speak respectfully to the other participants in the discussion, readers and individuals referenced in the posts.
The websites’ administration has the right to delete comments made in languages other than the language of the majority of the websites’ content.
In all language versions of the sputniknews.com websites any comments posted can be edited.
A user comment will be deleted if it:
does not correspond with the subject of the post;
promotes hatred and discrimination on racial, ethnic, sexual, religious or social basis or violates the rights of minorities;
violates the rights of minors, causing them harm in any form, including moral damage;
contains ideas of extremist nature or calls for other illegal activities;
contains insults, threats to other users, individuals or specific organizations, denigrates dignity or undermines business reputations;
contains insults or messages expressing disrespect to Sputnik;
violates privacy, distributes personal data of third parties without their consent or violates privacy of correspondence;
describes or references scenes of violence, cruelty to animals;
contains information about methods of suicide, incites to commit suicide;
pursues commercial objectives, contains improper advertising, unlawful political advertisement or links to other online resources containing such information;
promotes products or services of third parties without proper authorization;
contains offensive language or profanity and its derivatives, as well as hints of the use of lexical items falling within this definition;
contains spam, advertises spamming, mass mailing services and promotes get-rich-quick schemes;
promotes the use of narcotic / psychotropic substances, provides information on their production and use;
contains links to viruses and malicious software;
is part of an organized action involving large volumes of comments with identical or similar content ("flash mob");
“floods” the discussion thread with a large number of incoherent or irrelevant messages;
violates etiquette, exhibiting any form of aggressive, humiliating or abusive behavior ("trolling");
doesn’t follow standard rules of the English language, for example, is typed fully or mostly in capital letters or isn’t broken down into sentences.
The administration has the right to block a user’s access to the page or delete a user’s account without notice if the user is in violation of these rules or if behavior indicating said violation is detected.