Washington’s announcement of the plan for attacking ISIL positions in Syria could be a “message” to Israel and neocons which are supporting the terrorist group, a political commentator says. US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey said the ISIL (ISIS) militants cannot be defeated unless the US or its allies attack them in Syria. “We were kind of surprised to hear that come out in such a strong way after taking such a timid position that we were just going to prevent ISIS from attacking American facilities and troops and threatening them in Irbil,” Jim W. Dean, editor of Veterans Today said on Saturday. During a press briefing, Dempsey said containing the militants can't be done permanently without going after the group in Syria. "This is an organization that has an apocalyptic, and of days strategic vision that will eventually have to be defeated," Dempsey told reporters. "Can they be defeated without addressing that part of the organization that resides in Syria? The answer is no." The analyst said, “We had the extra surprise when General Dempsey and Hagel made the report to Congress. They used very unusual term they refer to ISIS as ‘apocalypse’ cult.” “It’s strange because that’s kind of a term that is used to describe the Christian Zionists and we have been talking about how we know Israel has got some oars in the water and supporting ISIS and how the Christian Zionist folks are so very tight with them as are the neocons.” “We got a little suspicious that they were sending out a little message to them that they know some independent people, parties, the shadow government, a lot of ex-people who have lots of tons of tons of money in defense contractors are getting involved in some of these things,” he said.