In keeping with the American traditions of allowing disciples of the “religion of peace” to coexist with us and enjoy our educational systems and training, such as Sayyid Qutb and Khalid Sheik Muhammad, I sadly bring you the latest.
As reported by the Jerusalem Post, “The US-trained commander of Tajikistan elite police force has defected to Islamic State, he said in a YouTube video, and his former unit will issue a statement condemning him, media said on Thursday.”
“Colonel Gulmurod Khalimov commanded the Central Asian nation’s special-purpose police known as OMON, used against criminals and militants. He disappeared in late April, prompting a search by Tajik police. He reappeared Wednesday, vowing to bring jihad to Russia and the Unites States as he brandished a cartridge belt and sniper rifle, in a professionally made, 10-minute video clip posted in social networks.”
“Listen, you dogs, the president and ministers, if only you knew how many boys, our brothers are here, waiting and yearning to return to Tajikistan to re-establish sharia law there,” he said, addressing Tajik President Imomali Rakhmon. “We are coming to you, God willing, we are coming to you with slaughter,” said Khalimov, a 40-year-old native of the Tajik capital Dushanbe. He spoke in Russian, sitting in front of a palm tree, and sported a new beard. It was not clear which country he was in. Khalimov said he had been trained by elite Russian “spetsnaz” forces in Moscow and U.S. special forces in America. “Listen, you American pigs, I’ve been three times to America, and I saw how you train fighters to kill Muslims,” he said, patting his rifle. “God willing, I will come with this weapon to your cities, your homes, and we will kill you.”
Do I take this fella seriously? Uh, shall I remind y’all of the Tsarnaev brothers? Yes, I do take him seriously, not about him personally embarking on a crusade landing him on our shores to enact Islamic jihad — but he is part of a growing global Islamic jihadist movement. I take Khalimov for his word in that he will find a way to recruit and inspire others to join this movement and open up another front in the 1,400-year conflagration of Islamism against the West.
When ISIS is viewed as winning — which they are — there will be more Khalimovs who step out of the shadows and seek their opportunity for fame. And in turn his propagandist declaration will be used as a rallying cry all across the Muslim Central Asian nations. The International Crisis Group think-tank estimates around 4,000 Central Asians fight for Islamic State. Just to give you a sense of understanding, military battlefield calculus states that offensive operations ratio requires a 3:1 array of troops. So if that is the case, a minimum of 12,000 would be required to combat the 4,000 fighters in central Asia who have vowed allegiance to Islamic State.
Now we can dismiss Khalimov as just another nutcase and continue the denial of the growing Islamic jihadist threat — after all climate change is the greatest national security threat, right? But we have to strategize against the enemy’s most dangerous course of action. And the Jerusalem Post just informed us what the most dangerous course of action of ISIS looks like, saying “Officials with the Ministry of Health in Iraq announced Thursday that they have exhumed the remains of over 470 bodies from what they believe was a mass execution conducted by militants near Tikrit, known as the Speicher massacre.”
“We have exhumed the bodies of 470 Speicher martyrs from burial sites in Tikrit,” Adila Hammoud said at a press conference in Baghdad, referring to the nearby military base that the massacre was named after, according to AFP. In June 2014, ISIS militants overran and abducted hundreds of mostly Shi’ite male recruits at the Speicher military base, located on the outskirts of Tikrit. Pictures and footage which have emerged since the time of the incident depict the Shi’ite youths being executed one by one in various locations. Some estimates put the total of those killed in Tikrit at 17,000, accounting for similar mass executions that have taken place throughout the city in what some have called one of the worst atrocities ever committed by the Islamic State.”
And. We. Do. Nothing.
I’m not advocating being a global police force or trying to referee an internecine religious sect fight that has existed since the 8th century. But what we must do, here in the 21st century, is take a stand against savage and barbaric actions that are appealing to the most depraved of sociopathic minds. Just consider if somehow the world had squashed the Nazi Brown Shirts, the SA, early in their development. How many millions of lives could have been saved?
ISIS aligned terrorists are now is the Sinai and are threatening the Israeli port city of Eilat. Then again, President Obama wanted to cut off hellfire missile support to the Israeli Defense Force in its fight against Hamas. So, again, the case is made for these jihadists to believe they will not be effectively challenged by the United States.
Look, I know there are those of you who just want mean ol’ Allen West to go away and stop saying these bad things. You find some cowardly enjoyment in delivering your denigrating and disparaging personal attacks against me. You are wasting your breath because I know who you are. You are the mindless lemmings who want to live in the world of rainbows, unicorns, and hopey changey. You are the ones who believe we don’t need to light our hair on fire as Josh Earnest stated. You are the ones who believe we should focus on climate change. You are the ones who love to have someone blow sunshine up your rear ends and make you feel warm and fuzzy — but that ain’t reality.
The difference between politicians and leaders is simple: politicians tell the electorate, the populace, what they think they want to hear, because it’s all about making folks feel happy and good about themselves. Statesmen and leaders tell the people what they need to hear in order to save them from their own destruction.
There was a time when the people in England rebuked and chided Winston Churchill and praised Neville Chamberlain. But when the bombs began to drop on the beloved British soil it was Churchill, not Chamberlain, who rallied and inspired a nation to resist, and led them to victory. And who does history remember and revere?
Fighting climate change sounds so lovely and using the power of government to coerce income equality seems noble. But none of that will matter if the global Islamic jihad is successful.
All of a sudden there are car bombs going off all over Baghdad — could it be that ISIS is using Ramadi and Fallujah as staging bases for suicide bombers? It’s something that the inhabitants of Baghdad haven’t seen in a long time. There is evil in the world and only brave leaders are willing to confront and defeat it. Petty political charlatans will deliver grandiose speeches enshrined in lofty rhetoric which means very little to those with knife in hand beheading the innocent.
Horribly so, America’s reelection of Barack Obama sent a message to despotic, theocratic, autocratic, and dictatorial evildoers that they could come out into the light — and like Khalimov, they hide no more.