Oct 012014
 

8699f62d8d3346932faeb10fe4bc72e9_MThe New American: “During the past six weeks U.S. combat jets have bombed and eliminated 41 Humvees originally given to the Iraqi military, but afterwards captured by ISIS forces. CNNMoney cited a statement from Todd Harrison, a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, that the bombs that U.S. jets are dropping on the Humvees cost $30,000 each, while the armored vehicles themselves originally cost about $250,000 each, depending how it was equipped.

“In some cases, we have seen instances of ISIL capturing and employing U.S.-made equipment,” a U.S. Defense Department spokesperson told CNN. “When we’ve seen these terrorists employing this equipment, we’ve sought to eliminate that threat.”

Harrison noted that once the United Stats destroys the equipment that it originally supplied to the Iraqi military, it will likely have to replace the armored vehicles. “If we want them [the Iraqi military] to be able to secure their own borders in the long run, we’re going to have to re-equip them,” said Harrison. “So we’ll be buying another Humvee and sending it back to the Iraqi military.”

Opinion: As the ISIS Jihadi forces approached, Iraqi military forces tore off their uniforms, abandoned the Humvees, and ran. ISIS captured the $250,000 vehicles – so now we bomb them – and then give the Iraqis new ones.

To borrow a word the president often uses to soften a scandal … bone-headed.

Bakr Al Baghdadi must be hysterical.

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Sep 252014
 

emersonAmerican Thinker “It is not an exaggeration to say that because of Democrat political correctness hamstringing our FBI agents, they could not combat the Islamists in our midst without Steven Emerson.

Oliver “Buck” Revell, former head of FBI Investigations and Counter-Terrorism, said as much in these words: “The Investigative Project has been one of the most important sources of accurate and timely information on the real goals and objectives of the wide spread and powerful Islamist movement.”

The FBI turns to Emerson to find out what is happening. So does AT. This is what Emerson told us: Isis is Al Qaeda 3.0. They are already in the United States and the only reason there has not been a terror attack is that they have not decided to do it yet.”

Opinion: I do this all day. Yet, until two days ago, I had never heard of Khorasan, and until yesterday, I had never heard of Steve Emerson.

Steve says this “ISIS is recruiting biophysicists, engineers, social media types, people who have expertise in really carrying out sophisticated terrorist attacks coming back to the United States.” Yesterday, we heard that it was Khorasan that was the real threat to the US.

And Steve also said this “There’s one recruiter that [had been]… picked up [in the past], well identified, in Bloomington, Minnesota at the Al Farooq Mosque. There are recruiters going around the country in other mosques, where they identify potential volunteers.”

And this “They test them out to see if they’re willing to die on behalf of martyrdom of the cause for Allah. Then they give them cash, they provide money for their families in case they die. They give them tickets to go to Turkey. Turkey has allowed them, hundreds, to go through to Syria, then to Iraq. And we [the U.S.] count Turkey as one of our top allies.”

And worst of all, is this “We haven’t put [many of] them on the terrorism watch list, which we should.”

So, none of ISIS’ American recruits are on watch lists, and all of them are free to come and go at will. The President’s tough talk at the UN yesterday,  “They should leave the battlefield while they can” needs to be followed up with protection at home.

Disturbing.

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Sep 252014
 

Bayyah-Washington Free Beacon: “President Barack Obama favorably quoted and praised on Wednesday in his speech before the United Nations a controversial Muslim cleric whose organization has reportedly endorsed the terror group Hamas and supported a fatwa condoning the murder of U.S. soldiers in Iraq.

Obama in his remarks offered praise to controversial cleric Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah and referred to him as a moderate Muslim leader who can help combat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL or ISIS) radical ideology.

This is not the first time that the Obama administration has extoled Bin Bayyah, who also has served as the vice president of a Muslim scholars group founded by a radical Muslim Brotherhood leader who has called “for the death of Jews and Americans,” according to Fox News and other reports.”

Opinion: Bin Bayyah is deputy to the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood Yusuf Qaradawi whose anti-Semitic rhetoric was so toxic that Hosni Mubarak , the deposed president of Egypt, banned him from entering the nation for 30 years.

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The Obama administration conducted an assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2010 and 2011, beginning even before the events known as the “Arab Spring” erupted in Tunisia and in Egypt. The President personally issued Presidential Study Directive 11 (PSD-11) in 2010, ordering an assessment of the Muslim Brotherhood and other “political Islamist” movements, including the ruling AKP in Turkey, ultimately concluding that the United States should shift from its longstanding policy of supporting “stability” in the Middle East and North Africa (that is, support for “stable regimes” even if they were authoritarian), to a policy of backing “moderate” Islamic political movements.

Sound familiar?

President Obama’s relationship with the Brotherhood became news when the president invited the group to the 2009 Cairo speech. Mubarak and his cabinet could not attend Obama’s meeting because of the presence of the terror group.

The administration’s talking heads went into overdrive claiming that the Brotherhood had rejected violence, despite their well-known ties to al Qaeda, Islamic Jihad and Hamas. Secretary of State Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Huma Abadin, was known to have extensive ties to the group.

On June 13, 2013,  Sheikh Abdallah Bin Bayyah who is vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars (IUMS), a group founded by and headed by Qaradawi inexplicably visited the White House.

Qaradawi is barred from entering the United States.

 

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Sep 242014
 
Khorasan Group went dark

The Daily Beast: “Since 2012, the U.S. intelligence community has tracked the movement of several senior al Qaeda planners into Syria where they have set up operations aimed not at Bashar al-Assad’s regime, like many of their fellow militants. Instead, these planners were focused on Europe and America. At first, the group was believed by

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Sep 232014
 
Updated Post: The Khorasan, The Terrorist Group That's Suddenly A Bigger Threat Than ISIS

Business Insider: “Up until late last week, no US official had ever publicly mentioned the terrorist group known as the Khorasan. On Monday night, the US carried out unilateral airstrikes against the previously unknown group in northwest Syria. And on Tuesday, US officials were describing the group as an imminent threat on par with or

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Sep 232014
 
IDF: Syrian fighter jet shot down over Golan

YNet News: “The IDF confirmed Tuesday morning that a Syrian fighter jet was shot down by an Israeli patriot missile over the Golan Heights. It was the first time in over thirty years a Syrian jet has entered Israel and the IDF think the jet crossed into Israel by accident en route to attacking rebel

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