This threat assessment by Justin Smith is an examination of the threat to America’s National Security from Islamic terrorism and Obama’s failure to address properly that National Security issue.
JRH 9/8/14 [Updated: 12:50 PM]
9/11: A Threat Assessment
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 9/7/2014 7:22 PM
This September 11th America is once again under an intense terror threat from the Islamofascists and the Islamic State. While many Americans reflect on the horror of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks, innocent Americans falling 100 stories and trapped under burning rubble, and the violent and vicious attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, our leaders must now join together in several courses of action to defeat the ideology of Islam at home and abroad, especially in light of ongoing genocides against Christians in Iraq and Syria and the recent beheadings of two Americans.
Whether one believes our war is a cultural clash with Islam or, as Great Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron recently stated, “a poisonous ideology of Islamic extremism that is condemned by all”, in brief, history shows that ISIS is actually implementing Islam exactly in the manner of Mohammed; history also shows that the Wahhabist philosophy followed by ISIS and the members of Al Qaeda and al-Nusra has been supported by the House of Saud since 1740, all of which are directly involved in global terrorism, along with their Muslim Brotherhood allies from Egypt’s Al Azhar University.
Wafa Sultan is a Syrian psychologist who left the Alawite sect of Islam, and she flatly asks, “What is this ‘moderate’, this ‘extremist’ Islam? I never heard such a thing in Syria growing up. Islam is Islam.” Ms. Sultan has made the point in numerous writings that “moderates” and “extremists” are purely a western invention, a myth.
The ISIS threat was known to the Obama administration well over a year ago, and yet, on September 3rd Obama admitted “We don’t have a strategy yet.” And on the heels of this admission, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stated, “… we are aware of over 100 U.S. citizens, who have U.S. passports, who are fighting with ISIL forces. There may be more. We don’t know.”
Last year, Moyer Abu Salha, a twenty-two year old American citizen from Florida, went to Syria for terror training. He subsequently returned to the U.S. for a visit, before he went back to Syria and conducted a suicide-bombing for al-Nusra in May 2014.
Abdirahmann Muhumed, a 29 year old Somali-American, worked for Delta Airlines before he left the U.S. to fight for al-Shabab, with 39 others, and was killed on the battlefield, just as Troy Kastigar, a close friend of Douglas McArthur McCain, was killed in 2009 after joining al-Shabab in Somalia. McCain was killed in Syria weeks ago, fighting alongside ISIS. All three were from an area in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a large Muslim population and a mosque tied to anti-American propaganda and advocacy for Islamic supremacy.
As Muslims increasingly press for concessions to Islamic norms in America, seeking to superimpose Sharia law doctrine over Western principles, the U.S. Congress must halt all Islamic immigration in a sensible, self-preserving measure for America. And common-sense dictates that the U.S. must also stop the ideological subversion by Saudi and the Council on American and Islamic Relations lobby groups that place spies in our military and the upper echelons of U.S. government and terror recruiters in our prisons, as they bribe our State Dept. officials and national security advisors; close your eyes and CIA Chief John Brennan sounds like a Saudi Muslim.
Recently, many Americans were appalled and angered to hear the British islamofascist Anjem Choudary tell FoxNews host Sean Hannity, “get ready _ America will be under Sharia law.” Choudary is suspected of recruiting scores of British Muslims to fight for ISIS.
Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) recently queried the FBI about American citizens fighting for ISIS and other terror groups. She asked, “Once they’re done fighting … what’s going to happen if they try to return?” The FBI replied, “Well, they’ll come into the country.” Bachmann continued, “Are you kidding me? We are not going to stop them from coming into the United States?” [Blog Editor: Bachmann-Beck interview]
Even though Findlaw.com and Senator Jim Rubens (R-NH) hold that “Natural born U.S. citizens may not have their citizenship revoked against their will” [Blog Editor: Rubens’ assertion], hasn’t one willingly abandoned their U.S. citizenship when they take up arms for an enemy of the U.S.?
One must certainly agree with Rep Bachmann, who made the following statement regarding her proposed legislation: “ISIS has declared the United States as their enemy. Once you join an enemy army … you should, by definition, lose your American citizenship, therefore your passport. You should have no ability to get back into the United States.”
But what about Obama’s open door policy? Isn’t this a severe national security breach and an impeachable offense?
According to Judicial Watch, intelligence officials believe a terrorist attack by ISIS and Al Qaeda, along the border between Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, Texas, is so imminent [Blog Editor: JW link] that Command Maj. Gen. Sean McFarland is being briefed at Ft Bliss. The DHS, Justice and Defense Dept. agencies have been placed on alert concerning this imminent threat and the mention of “car bombs and vehicle born improvised explosive devices.” [Blog Editor: NRO confirms]
What happens if the Islamic State acquires biological, chemical or nuclear weapon grade material?
Obama’s September 3rd message did not instill any further confidence that Obama and company would really do all that they could to ensure America’s national security, as Obama stated: “The primary U.S. objective is to degrade and destroy ISIS so that it’s no longer a threat not just to Iraq but also the region and to the United States.” This from the president whose policies created this crisis, who helped fund and arm ISIS from the beginning and who now says he will “shrink” ISIS “to the point where it is a manageable problem.” [Blog Editor: HERE, HERE & HERE]
Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) angrily retorted, “Terrorists who behead Americans are not ‘manageable’. They must be stopped, and we need President Obama to communicate a clear strategy … on how he plans to eliminate this threat.” [Blog Editor: Blunt retort]
The American people’s determination to defeat this new terror threat from ISIS and terror in general from the Islamofascists everywhere should not be underestimated. Americans remember the more than 3000 dead or missing and countless more lives devastated, as pregnant widows were left behind and two thousand children lost a parent on 9/11. Americans recall the images of our Ambassador Chris Stevens being dragged through the streets of Benghazi. Our leaders must resolve that we will not wait until there is another 9/11 before we destroy the Islamic State murderers and scatter their ashes before us.
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
All text or links enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.
© Justin O. Smith
John R. Houk
© September 2, 2014
In an article from United with Israel there is a report that the Saudi King is warning the West that the Islamic State (IS) is preparing terrorist activity in a Western nation near you. Before further thoughts I want everyone to notice that the United with Israel article uses Islamic State and its abbreviation rather than ISIS or ISIL. As far as I know the Obama Administration still refers to the Islamic terrorists occupying parts of Iraq and Syria as ISIL (Islamic State and the Levant). The acronym ISIS is the first way that I heard about the Islamic terrorist organization so I usually refer them in that fashion.
Arabic: Al-Dawla Al-Islamiya fi al-Iraq wa al-Sham
English rough translation: Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham
“ISIS” comes originally from the English rough translation.
Evidently “al-Sham” can be translated as Levant.
The “Syria” of ISIS also comes from “al-Sham” in the sense that Muslim Arabs think in terms of Dar al-Islam used Greater Syria while the West stuck with its ancient maps of the Levant.
Is it ISIS or ISIL? Both are correct. ISIS and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are the same, the group which emerged during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and was once led by the feared Abu Musab al-Zaraq[a]wi, killed by the Americans in 2006.
The group changed its name in 2012 from the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), from the Arabic term for Levant, al-Sham. That is sometimes translated as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). It wanted to change its name to include a broader swath of land, as its goal was to create an Islamic state based on Sharia, or Islamic law.
The group, now led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is advancing toward that goal as it has now occupied parts of both Syria and Iraq, and continues its campaign south to Baghdad. (Is It ISIS Or ISIL? Jihadist Group Expanding In Iraq Has Two Names, One Goal; By Erin Banco; International Business Times; 6/14/14 11:15 AM)
Now to the next irony.
Does anyone find it interesting that the Saudi King is warning the West about the Radical Islam of ISIS when the Saudi Kingdom is the primary culprit for putting up the money enabling Radical Islamic teaching in the West’s Mosques including the USA?
If it wasn’t so real it would be almost hilarious that the ever growing huge minority of Muslims in Europe are rioting in the streets over Israel’s existence and Muslims are emigrating to Syria and Iraq to fight for Radical Muslim causes. I find it hilarious because of Saudi dissemination of Radical Islam to Europe while warning the Europeans that bad stuff was going to happen. Hello! Europe has been experiencing the fruit of radicalization for quite some time. I suspect that the Saudis are putting up warnings about ISIS is because the Islamic terrorists are on the verge of becoming a legitimate State. If ISIS indeed becomes the legitimate IS nation then there will be a Radical Sunni Muslim competitor in the Muslim Middle East with Saudi Arabia. Which by the way is now the current guardian of Islam’s most holy sites in Mecca and Medina.
Who better to take care of Saudi Arabia’s competitor problem than the USA or an USA led coalition to dismantle an IS nation, right?
Here’s another thing to think about. Violence is burning throughout Europe due to Radical Islam. The radicalized Muslims in European nations with a large minority combined are sending recruits in the thousands to Syria and Iraq. At this point radicalized American Muslims are going to Syria and Iraq by the hundreds. Now most of those American Muslims are immigrant Muslims or first generation children of those immigrant Muslims. Eventually immigrant Muslims will begin to grow in the USA exponentially largely due to the Left Wing ideology of multicultural diversity. Multicultural diversity and the need for labor is the reason for the exponential growth of a Muslim population in Europe. America doesn’t have the need for labor like Europe did but thanks to multicultural diversity it will eventually hit the USA unless immigration restrictions emerge pertaining to hating the American way occurs.
As long as Barack Hussein Obama is President those restriction will never emerge. Obama is allowing low-wage labor competition displace young and elderly American citizens who try to work. The American Left will give voters the impression that Latino immigrants fill a low-wage labor necessity. The thing is Latino illegal immigrants are willing to work for wages that are lower than that would be acceptable for American citizens of any racial persuasion. Legal and first-second generation Latino immigrants would not work for the low wages that illegal immigrants would work.
Then there is the unenforced border situation Obama has fomented that is enabling Latino gangs, drug cartels and Muslim terrorists to cross the border just as illegal immigrants crossing the border for low-wage and American Welfare opportunities. None of those coattail violent people sneaking across the border have ZERO intentions of coming to the USA for a better work situation to become Americans or send money back to their homelands. Gangs come to carve out violent enclaves of racketeering and drug marketing. Drug cartels are like the upper management for the gangs who distribute cartel wares. I don’t think you’ll have a hard time to guess what Islamic terrorists intend to do on American soil.
Saudi King Warns the West: You Are Islamic State’s Next Target
By Aryeh Savir
September 1, 2014
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia warns the West of the rising threat from the Islamic State terrorists, calls for “rapid” action. As terrorism intensifies in Europe, world leaders seek solution.
King Abdullah has warned that the West will be the next target of the radical Islamists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is “rapid” action.
“If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month,” he said in remarks quoted by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) on Saturday.
“Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East,” said the king, who was speaking at a welcoming ceremony for ambassadors early that day.
The Islamic State (IS) group has prompted widespread concern as it advances in both Syria and Iraq, killing thousands of people and forcibly converting adherents of other faiths. Lack of action would be “unacceptable” in the face of the phenomenon, King Abdullah said.
“I ask you to convey this message to your leaders. Terrorism at this time is an evil force that must be fought with wisdom and speed. I hope all ambassadors convey the message literally because fighting terrorism requires speed and capabilities,” the Saudi monarch demanded.
“I have noticed that most of you have not spoken about those terrorists and this is a completely unacceptable matter in terms of human rights. Those terrorists do not know the meaning of humanity. You see how terrorists carry out beheadings and make children show the severed heads in the street. It is no secret to you, what they have done and what they have yet to do. If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month. Mark my words well and transmit this message to your leaders,” he concluded.
Saudi Arabia itself has so far not taken any comprehensive action against IS, which presents an explicit threat to their regime as well.
Islamic State Activity Intensifies in Europe, Targets Jews
The king’s warning comes as reports of IS activity in Europe multiply. A Lebanese news source, the Naharnet, reports that France has arrested an IS recruiter in France. The man, who is said to be of Chechen origin, was stopped at the Nice airport on Saturday and taken into custody. Naharnet further reports that some 800 French nationals or residents, including several dozen women, have traveled to Syria or returned from the conflict-ridden country, or plan to go there.
In a separate incident, French authorities have arrested and indicted two Muslim girls, ages 15 and 17, for plotting a suicide bombing in the Great Synagogue of Lyon. The girls contacted each other through social media and are among 60 people under investigation in France for association with radical Islamists, especially the Islamic State, where thousands of Europeans have joined the terrorist group. At least nine French synagogues have been attacked since the commencing of Operation “protective Edge’.
Across the channel, police in Britain have asked the public to identify “aspiring terrorists” amid government concern about people who go to fight with extremist groups in the Middle East and might return to carry out attacks on home soil.
West Seeks Coalition to Fight IS
US Secretary of State John Kerry called Friday for a global coalition to combat Islamic State fighters’ “genocidal agenda”, as President Obama has admitted the US did not yet have a clear strategy on how to contend with the IS terror.
Writing in the New York Times, Kerry said he and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet European counterparts on the sidelines of a NATO summit in Wales next week to enlist assistance. They will then travel on to the Middle East to build support “among the countries that are most directly threatened.” However, the Obama Administration has come under fierce criticism for what appears to be inaction and indecisiveness regarding IS, which seems to be the fastest-growing threat to Western Civilization.
Irony of Saudi King Warning of ISIS Western Infiltration
John R. Houk
© September 1, 2014
Saudi King Warns the West: You Are Islamic State’s Next Target
© United with Israel 2014
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