In an oblique reference to Pope Francis, President Obama blasted those who refer to “World War III” when speaking of the state of the terror in the world today, calling such claims “over the top.”
Pope Francis was the first public figure to state that humanity is engaged in World War III being fought “piecemeal” throughout the globe, a claim he has repeated on numerous occasions, and as recently as this past Monday.
In September 2014, commemorating World War I in a visit to Italy’s largest military cemetery, the Pope said that even today, “after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction.”
The President suggested that such pronouncements are counterproductive and play into the hands of our enemies.
In the final State of the Union address of his presidency, Obama said that “as we focus on destroying ISIL, over-the-top claims that this is World War III just play into their hands.”
The President went on to downplay the threat that the Islamic State poses to the world, cautioning against fear and an overestimation of ISIS’s strength.
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