Heritage Foundation’s Foreign and National Security Policy Director Steven Bucci Explains Why ISIS Is A Danger To All, Not Just Middle East [AUDIO]
On the Monday edition of The Chad Hasty Show, Steven Bucci, director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy at the Heritage Foundation, spoke with Chad Hasty about the continuing ISIS crisis in the Middle East.
Over the weekend, ISIS continued to wreck havoc in the Middle East, slaughtering many Christians and Muslims alike who refused to accept their extremist views. Bucci said that many people, including himself, have been shocked at how quickly ISIS had swept through Iraq, and that action must be taken to prevent ISIS form spreading any further.
Bucci said that the current U.S. air strikes are somewhat effective, but nowhere not enough to eliminate ISIS. He suggested that a joint effort between the U.S. and the neighboring regions around Iraq may be necessary to stop ISIS, and added that it’s not enough to just simply address the humanitarian crisis. He said ISIS is a threat to everyone, not just the Middle East, and must be stopped at all costs.
“…you need to use a lot more air power than what they’re using, but guided and directed by our folks with the locals. That could be an effective way to eliminate these guys in ISIS. This is not just “relieve the humanitarian” disaster. We need to go after these guys and defeat them. They’re that bad, and they’re that much of a threat that we need to take that extra step.”
Bucci also explained some of the differences between ISIS and Al-Queda. He said that while both have a similar ideology in bringing back an ancient form of Islam, ISIS is far more dangerous due to their organized military and their access to foreign fighters. Bucci added that if not stopped, its is entirely possible for ISIS to invade and attack the U.S. on the homefront.
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