The terror big leagues: Islamic State now has an army

Remember when President Obama referred to certain terrorist groups as “JV” (Junior Varsity) and said just because you put on the Lakers uniform it doesn’t make you Kobe Bryant?

Well, one of those “JV” teams just went pro. As reported by CNS News, “A State Department official who just returned from a seven-week trip to Iraq said the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL or just IS) is no longer just a terrorist group.

“ISIL is no longer simply a terrorist organization,” Brett McGurk, deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran at the U.S. Department of State, said at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday. “It is now a full-blown army seeking to establish a self-governing state through the Tigris and Euphrates Valley in what is now Syria and Iraq.”

I know, I should just chill out because as President Obama jets around, he has all of this under control — tell that to the Christians who were just driven out of Mosul, a city where, for the first time in history, no Christians live thanks to the Islamic State.

And could it be this caught the Obama administration by surprise? Shouldn’t have, especially since Rep. Ed Royce (R-Calif.), chairman of the committee, said the Obama administration testified six months ago before the same committee about the threat posed by ISIS — but no action was taken to thwart its advance.

“Never has a terrorist organization possessed the heavy weaponry, cash and personnel that ISIS does today – which includes thousands of western passport holders,” Royce said. ISIS recently acquired several medium caliber howitzers, 155mm, of American make that had been in the custody of the Iraqi Army.

In his opening remarks, according to CNS News, “McGurk said ISIS or ISIL is “worse than al-Qaida” and a threat to the United States. “ISIL is al-Qaida,” McGurk said, adding that this is the case even if it changed its name or leadership. “But it is al-Qaida in its doctrine, ambition and increasingly in its threat to U.S. interests. “In fact, it is worse than al-Qaida,” McGurk said. “The situation in Iraq remains extremely serious,” McGurk said in the conclusion of his prepared remarks. “While our immediate crisis response may have blunted the initial security crisis, ISIL represents a growing threat to U.S. interests in the region, local populations, and the homeland.”

So just two years after we were told, “Osama bin Laden is dead, al-Qaida is decimated and on the run”, we have a burgeoning Islamic terrorist state, with its own army. And I would submit that this is no different than Hamas and Hezbollah.

What has happened is that without Osama bin Laden, there has indeed been an Islamic caliphate established — in the open, not in the shadows. And that’s what gives ISIS such strength and credibility in the jihadist Islamic world. It has a financial base and growing financial and moral support from Qatar — whom we allow to broadcast Al Jazeera in America — and Turkey. And it is an enemy which grows more entrenched and stronger as days and month pass by.

I believe the next major terrorist attack against the West is being planned as we speak. I am very concerned about the number of western passport holders who are part of ISIS. What causes me grave concern is that we have a porous border and the transnational criminal organizations — drug cartels — have signaled their willingness to align with anyone who will pay them. The ingredients of a very dangerous hemlock are being mixed and eventually the elixir will be forced down our throats. The sad thing is we are voluntarily allowing it to be prepared, and it may just be too late to prevent it from being involuntarily administered in the not too distant future.

This cannot be dismissed.

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VL123
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I see another 9-11 happening.

DXRINC
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If they have to “smoke” a major U.S city AND THEY WILL….let it be NY, DC or Frisco….this country needs an ENEMA

Nick Mauro
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That’s scary, I do too. I certainly hope it does not take that again for us to remember how we felt on 9-12…

KJinWTexas
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They’re pouring through the border right now. They find prayer rugs all the time and remember a couple of weeks ago they found that Urdu-to-English dictionary?? Yeah, they’re here and more coming. They’re also spreading TB and other diseases so they’ll get us one way or the other.
If you don’t think O planned this to take down our country, you’re not facing reality.

marianknight
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Jesus said ” Those who live by the sword will die by the sword ” Similarly those who live by bullets and bombs will die by bullets and bombs . That is how ISIS will die . ISIS is not Muslim but Satanist and Anti Christian and also Anti Muslim . About 6 hours ago they demolished a Sunni Mosque that was built over the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah. They have demolished over 8 Sunni Shrines and many Shia Shrines . They are nothing but terrorist who are Muslim in name and Satan in game . They have destroyed… Read more »
American-By-Choice
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Islam=Satan… but only since Mohammad. Before that evil was less organized.

cassie1655
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God is still in control. What happens today is part of the full plan that was set before us thousands of years ago. The world we see today, is the world that Jesus Himself spoke of to His disciples. i truly believe that with the Muslims cry for their 12th Imam, it is the call for the antichrist. Many beheadings will take place during the Tribulation. Now we understand why. They are taking place already. Jesus said that many would be persecuted for His namesake. Biblical prophecies are taking place on a global scale. We are still only in the… Read more »
C. McKinney
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And could it be this caught the Obama administration by surprise?
Yes, he found out about it on the evening news, just like we did.

Julian Johnson
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The drug cartels will NEVER work with terrorist organizations. If they did, they in a sense would be committing financial suicide. Also, they have no real incentive to work with any terrorist organizations. What could terrorist organizations offer them? The profits they bring in pales in comparison to what any terrorist organization could offer them in the most optimal conditions. Going back to ISIS, I nor should anyone else lose any sleep over them. It’s like an elephant being scared of a mouse. We still have the most powerful military in the world. We, or heck even Israel could wipe… Read more »
Scot Fourowls
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Unfortunately Julian, you seem to be unaware that the Obama administration has orchestrated U.S. military cutbacks (all branches) which will soon reduce our troops on the ground in the homeland to the approximate size of Turkey’s army — it’s a 30,000-person troop reduction and the military news magazines have reported it. Also Obama is getting ready to remove (sell to others) the U.S. fleet based currently in San Diego with an apparent lag time between those Navy vessels being gone and whenever some newer 21st century vessels have been commissioned. Of course the southern CA border at San Diego is… Read more »
cassie1655
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You are so correct, Allen, that the plans are being written and will be executed here on our soil again. While people are too caught up in their daily lives, they aren’t paying attention to what is going on…31+ terrorist cells on our soil…and those are only the ones we know about. They have infiltrated into our country…building mosques, getting elected into political offices, setting up near the White House and ‘visiting’ this muslim that has infiltrated as president, joined OUR military, become judges, been appointed to our homeland security, and God only knows what else. It’s coming alright…
Jim Robertson
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Col. Can you or anyone else contact/interview any of these Mulims? Muslim supporters of Israel are Muslims who support self-determination for the Jewish people, and a homeland for them in the State of Israel. Some Muslim clerics, such as Sheikh Prof. Abdul Hadi Palazzi, Director of the Cultural Institute of the Italian Islamic Community,[1][2] and Imam Dr Muhammad Al-Hussaini[3] believe that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of Israel, are in accordance with teachings of Islam.[4][5] Some Muslim supporters of Israel consider themselves ‘Muslim Zionists’.[6][7][8] Notable Muslims who publicly support Zionism include former radical… Read more »
American-By-Choice
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I wouldn’t worry about it Colonel. We did the same thing during the Clinton Regime, albeit, no where NEAR as deeply as this variant of the cult has done and nothing particularly bad happened after that herd was voted out.

Unless ya count 9-11 and the inevitable melting down of the financial markets… and the subsequent 15 years of war and economic depressions.

ackc1992
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Well your kinda thinking just makes it all go away-wow

American-By-Choice
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My kinda thinkin’ only sets aside the irrational notions of a thoroughly discredited species of reasoning, which seeks to establish causation with the reaction and peace with the acceptance of genocide.

You know… I’m for turning our back on every facet of evil. Not the least of which are its political and religious facets: Left-think and Islam.

Scot Fourowls
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Re: demographics of Muslim population in the U.S., http://rcms2010.org/ and http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/27/most-and-least-muslim-states_n_1626144.html, I notice how the concentrations of Islamic populations tend to be on or nearmajor interstate or other transport (as in troop transport) arteries, some of them small towns or sparsely populated areas. For instance, small-town Cartersville, GA on the I-75 between Atlanta and Chattanooga. Nationally forested in largely rural Shasta County, CA, right on the I-5 S-N route from Los Angeles. Hamas as terrorist organization on the U.S. State Dept.’s list since 1997 is using its so-called civilians as soldier-citizens and shooting rockets from “civilian” areas near mosques, hospitals,… Read more »
republic
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View AmericaIdea for the 2016 Dream Candidate. Now there is what should have happened. Fight that rubbish in the beginning. Don’t allow them to entrech and strengthen and spread.

Scot Fourowls
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2016 … if we’re not already the conquered IS “protectorate” as the Islamic States of America. Apart from the red state-blue state sideshows politically designed to distract us, the real game, and the real threat to the U.S., is that we have been and are being sold out by a pro-Islamic-terrorist U.S. president (by his acts and omissions including $11 billion in weapons to terrorist-funnel Qatar this week), also possibly having been sold out by the rest of leaders in U.S. government (aka the U.S. is looking like an oligarchy and we’re not the oligarchs). America’s leadership is through Qatar… Read more »
Scot Fourowls
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When Republicans kept referring to Barack Hussein Obama II in the 2012 elections, it just seemed mean-spirited and a little childish, and in fact backfired. But we should have listened regarding the Islamic lineage of his father, particularly when his brother in Kenya, we now know, is Malik Obama, linked to the Muslim Brotherhood and highly placed in the Islamic Da’wa Organization (IDO) of Sudan which has objectives that include spreading genocidal Islam. Malik Obama has also been photographed wearing the “keffiyeh” — with anti-Israel slogans belonging to the Islamic terror group Hamas. Big surprise Obama through Kerry and terrorist-funnel… Read more »
Earl Lee
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Why complain about it allen west when you are too afraid to run for president to change things…COWARD!

DXRINC
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Spoken like a yellow belly queer….you know EARL, just like the one you voted twice for

Ray - Jesus is the Son of God.
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Ray - Jesus is the Son of God.
The signs of the end times are everywhere… As we witness such things as the spread of globalism, the building of a one-world church, the increase of wickedness, the breakdown of the traditional family, the destruction of that priceless bastion of liberty called America, the normalization of homosexuality, the callous murder of babies, the filthy pop culture, the breathtaking increase in governmental surveillance, we become fearful, uncertain, frustrated, angry, and discouraged, but this is because our minds and hearts are too focused on things of this world rather than things above. Too often we have the same short view that… Read more »
Earl Lee
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Its very hard for me to understand the fact that so many of you HATE and are such vile people and yet has the nerve to invoke the BIBLE into your discussion! very odd

DXRINC
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Learn how to speak English barrocksucker