New ISIS commander received U.S. State Dept. training

Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be any more blights on the Obama administration’s failed attempts at handling radical Islamic terrorism, along come new claims involving a freshly-appointed ISIS military commander being trained by the State Department.

Obama and his cronies have done an absolutely pitiful job with dismantling the current threat ISIS poses to Americans and other nations around the world, seemingly adopting a “let’s hide under the covers and hope it goes away” mentality to foreign policy.

PJ Media is reporting, Gulmurod Khalimov, the new ISIS military commander whom the U.S. just days ago announced a $3 million bounty for, was trained by the State Department in an anti-terror program as recently as 2014 while serving in the security service of Tajikistan.

He replaces former ISIS commander Tarkhan Batirashvili, aka Umar al-Shishani, who was also trained by the United States as part of the Georgian army and who ISIS claimed was killed fighting in Iraq this past July.

The State Department confirmed Khalimov’s U.S.-provided training to CNN in May 2015:

“From 2003-2014 Colonel Khalimov participated in five counterterrorism training courses in the United States and in Tajikistan, through the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security/Anti-Terrorism Assistance program,” said spokeswoman Pooja Jhunjhunwala.

The program is intended to train candidates from participating countries in the latest counterterrorism tactics, so they can fight the very kind of militants that Khalimov has now joined.


A State Department official said Khalimov was trained in crisis response, tactical management of special events, tactical leadership training and related issues.

Khalimov has appeared in a video where he threatened U.S. citizens:

“Listen, you American pigs: I’ve been to America three times. I saw how you train soldiers to kill Muslims,” he says.

Then, he threatens, “we will find your towns, we will come to your homes, and we will kill you.”

Sounds like a lovely gentleman, doesn’t he?

At this point, it’s safe to say President Obama’s foreign policy is a complete and utter disaster, as he seeks as often as possible to avoid the reality of conflict and do what is necessary to keep our country safe from terrorism.

It seems this administration’s solution to radical jihadis is to arm other jihadis who hate the first group of jihadis and hope they won’t turn around and use those weapons on us after killing all those belonging to the first group.

Is it any wonder none of their plans work?

[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]


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