ISIS = Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Iraq is to the east of Jordan (shaped like the hatchet) and Syria is to the north.
ISIL = Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Iraq is still to the east of Jordan, and the Levant is a term that comes from the rising (of the sun, i.e., to the east) - and is basically the land along the Mediterranean - that includes Lebanon, Israel, and those countries along there.
By saying ISIL, you negate Israel as its own country and lump it in with the rest of the countries along the Mediterranean - and Israel sort of disappears (loses its sovereignty) and becomes part of the Levant - which is therefore part of ISIL.
If you've wondered, as I have, why all government agencies and especially BHO calls it ISIL and even spells it out every time it's used, instead of ISIS as the rest of the world here's the answer.
Have you ever wondered about that? Here is the difference: What makes up the near exact center of the Muslim Levant ? Israel. ISIL stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant.
Now, to us Westerners we don't really make much of a distinction, do we?
If you look on a map, however, in the near exact middle of the nations that comprise the Levant, guess what you see? Come on, guess! It's Israel.
*When Barack Obama refers over and over to the Islamic State as ISIL, he is sending a message to Muslims all over the Middle East, that 'he personally does not recognize Israel as a sovereign nation', but as territory belonging to the Islamic State.
Now you know why Obama says that he has no plan, no goal, and no stated aim for dealing with ISIS. But he does have a plan, and its a really nasty, diabolical one. Obamas plan is to drag his feet for as long as he can, doing only the bare minimum that Congress forces him to do. His plan
to buy ISIL as much time as possible to make as many gains as they can.
The Islamic State has garnered millions of dollars, a vast cache of weapons, and in their latest foray have captured Syrian fighter jets and now 12 commercial passenger planes. With each passing day that Obama fulfills his stated aim of doing nothing, the Islamic State grows by leaps and bounds. The ultimate goal, of course, has not changed and will never change.
The ultimate goal is the destruction of Israel.
In God We Trust, but Never Trust Obama