In the musical “Annie Get Your Gun” there’s a famous song that says, “anything you can do I can do better, I can do anything better than you.” Well, it seems that that little ditty has become a part of the global jihad movement as al-Qaida seeks to one-up the group it expelled, ISIS.
As reported in the Long War Journal, “Al-Qaida has announced the establishment of a new branch, called “Qaidat al-Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent.” The group reports to Mullah Omar, the head of the Afghan Taliban, and is led by a former commander in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan who also served as a sharia official in al-Qaida’s branch in Pakistan. The ultimate goal of al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent is the same as al-Qaida’s: to establish a global caliphate and impose sharia, or Islamic law.”
Welcome to the new world of Islamic jihadist one-upmanship. Obviously, the ol’ gang, al-Qaida, doesn’t want to be seen as irrelevant and lose the recruitment war to ISIS. What an amazing contrast: these guys are announcing global strategic partnerships and alliances while Western leaders are meeting in posh locations and writing joint OP-ED pieces — what a freaking incredible contrast.
Long War reports, “al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent is the newest branch of the global jihadist group. The last group to officially join al-Qaida was the Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant in April 2013. In January 2013, Shabaab, al-Qaida’s branch in Somalia and East Africa, merged with the global terror group. Both Shabaab and the Al Nusrah Front were secretly part of al-Qaida before formally announcing their allegiance. We already reported of the ISIS axis of evil alliance forming with Abu Sayyaf and Jemaat al-Islamiyah.
So who do you think seems serious and has a strategic vision and plan? We look like Joker from the second Batman movie with his infamous line, “Do I look like a man with a plan?”
According Long War, “As Sahab, al-Qaida’s official media outlet, released a lengthy video promoting the creation of al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent today. The video, which was published on various Internet video sites, including YouTube, features Ayman al Zawahiri as well as Asim Umar, the new emir of al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent, and Usama Mahmoud, the group’s spokesman. The video was translated by the SITE Intelligence group. “A new branch of al-Qaeda was established and is Qaedat al-Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent, seeking to raise the flag of jihad, return the Islamic rule, and empowering the Shariah of Allah across the Indian subcontinent,” Zawahiri says in the opening of the video, according to the translation by SITE. Zawahiri says the group was years in the making, contains “soldiers of the Islamic Emirate” (a reference to the Afghan Taliban), and ultimately reports to Mullah Omar.”
So we have President Barack Hussein Obama struggling to build a coalition all the while ISIS and Al Qaeda are doing such — no question about leadership there.
“It is an entity that was formed to promulgate the call of the reviving imam Sheikh Usama bin Laden, may Allah have mercy on him, to call the Ummah to unite round the word of Tawhid [monotheism], to wage jihad against its enemies, to liberate its land, to restore its sovereignty, and to revive its Caliphate,” Zawahiri continues in the video. Zawahiri says the group will defend the “vulnerable in the Indian subcontinent, in Burma, Bangladesh, Assam, Gujurat, Ahmedabad, and Kashmir …” and “your brothers in Qaedat al-Jihad did not forget you and that they are doing what they can to rescue you from injustice, oppression, persecution, and suffering.”
So Obama sends 350 more “troops” to Baghdad — task and purpose unknown — but al-Qaida has defined its battles pace and operational objective. It’s as if the world has gone back to the 1930s watching Hitler and Tojo — and to a lesser extent Mussolini — assemble and gather into a formidable force. Then, the world sat back and dismissed the threat until it was too late — and we all know the results of the carnage of World War II — the last total war of annihilation.
Now I can hear all the progressive socialists out there yawning and accusing me of more fear mongering and Islamophobia — well, the following are not my words but the words of the newly appointed Emir.
As the Long War Journal articulates, “al-Qaida has promoted the Asim Umar, the new emir of al-Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, in several propaganda releases by As Sahab in the past two years. Umar was previously identified by al-Qaida as a commander in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, a jihadist group closely linked to al-Qaida, in a video released by As Sahab in July 2013. In the video, Umar called on Indian Muslims to participate in the “global jihad to give a final push to the collapsing edifice of America.” Umar also identified the US as a prime enemy and said “lives are being sacrificed in this jihad to defeat America and its allies everywhere.”
The emissary of war is knocking at our front and back doors and we cannot run into the bedroom, hide under the covers and put pillows over our heads. So much for the 2012 claim that al-Qaida is decimated and on the run – whether it’s core or anything al-Qaida. Obama lied for his own political gain, reelection, and his flexibility. He has embarked on the mission of decimating our military capability and capacity all the while this enemy is growing — perhaps if he’d read his intel briefs he’d know this…then again, perhaps he doesn’t care.
There’s a storm gathering and we have an Islamist sympathizer in the White House, a jihadist enabler. The enemy realizes it and know they have until January 2017 to exploit the gap which Obama continues to provide. Attack me all you want but this is the truth — and shamefully none of this will be addressed on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS, or at any of the fawning liberal progressive media outlets who share in the complicity of enabling this enemy.