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ISIS terrorists running ads featuring their pal, Senator John McCain


http://www.barenakedislam.com/2014/0...r-john-mccain/



The Obama Regime has been arming, funding, and training al-Qaeda affiliated jihadist groups in Syria for over a year, so why are they acting all upset that these same jihadists are attacking Iraq now? Remember when John McCain made that secret trip to Syria in 2013 to hang out with the so-called “rebels?” Now, ISIS is using that photo of McCain as propaganda for their campaign of terror.

This 2013 photograph of John McCain is being circulated by members of ISIS as a photo of him with members of some of their members in Syria. The poster does not specify which of the men is actually from ISIS or “Al Qaeda In Iraq” as they were once called.

Gee, are they ISIS or “Al Qaeda in Iraq”? I’m so confused. Maybe we can check their laminated membership cards.
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Saddam’s WMDs: The Left’s Iraq Lies Exposed
Where is the apology to the Bush administration?
by Arnold Ahlert


http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/arn...-lies-exposed/

The recent turmoil in Iraq brought on by the rise of the Sunni extremist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has ironically struck a blow to the American Left’s endlessly repeated narrative that there were no weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq prior to the war. The State Department and other U.S. government officials have revealed that ISIS now occupies the Al Muthanna Chemicals Weapons Complex. Al Muthanna was Saddam Hussein’s primary chemical weapons facility, and it is located less than 50 miles from Baghdad.

The Obama administration claims that the weapons in that facility, which include sarin, mustard gas, and nerve agent VX, manufactured to prosecute the war against Iran in the 1980s, do not pose a threat because they are old, contaminated and hard to move. “We do not believe that the complex contains CW materials of military value and it would be very difficult, if not impossible to safely move the materials,” said State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki.

The administration’s dubious rationale is based on information provided by the Iraq Study Group, which was tasked with finding WMDs in the war’s aftermath. They found the chemical weapons at Al Muthanna, but they determined that both Iraq wars and inspections by the United Nations Special Commission (UNSCOM) had successfully dismantled the facility, and that the remaining chemical weapons were rendered useless and sealed in bunkers. The report called the weapons facility “a wasteland full of destroyed chemical munitions, razed structures, and unusable war-ravaged facilities,” the 2004 report stated.

Yet other sections of the same report were hardly reassuring. “Stockpiles of chemical munitions are still stored there,” it stated. “The most dangerous ones have been declared to the UN and are sealed in bunkers. Although declared, the bunkers’ contents have yet to be confirmed.” It added, “These areas of the compound pose a hazard to civilians and potential black-marketers.”

Another report paints an even more disturbing picture of the Muthanna facility. It warned that the number and status of Saddam’s sarin-filled rockets was unknown because facilities were not able to be inspected, leaving investigators only able to surmise about the weapons’ condition. Even in degraded conditions, the report said, these rockets still posed a proliferation risk:

Although the damaged Bunker 13 at Muthanna contained thousands of sarin-filled rockets, the presence of leaking munitions and unstable propellant and explosive charges made it too hazardous for UNSCOM inspectors to enter. Because the rockets could not be recovered safely, Iraq declared the munitions in Bunker 13 as ‘destroyed in the Gulf War’ and they were not included in the inventory of chemical weapons eliminated under UNSCOM supervision.

Because of the hazardous conditions in Bunker 13, UNSCOM inspectors were unable to make an accurate inventory of its contents before sealing the entrances in 1994. As a result, no record exists of the exact number or status of the sarin-filled rockets remaining in the bunker. … In the worst-case scenario, the munitions could contain as much as 15,000 liters of sarin. Although it is likely that the nerve agent has degraded substantially after nearly two decades of storage under suboptimal conditions, UNMOVIC cautioned that ‘the levels of degradation of the sarin fill in the rockets cannot be determined without exploring the bunker and taking samples from intact warheads.’ If the sarin remains highly toxic and many of the rockets are still intact, they could pose a proliferation risk.”

Nonetheless, U.S. officials, who claimed they were well aware of the facility insisted that the United States wouldn’t have left it there if it were a genuine threat. They also continued to stress that the takeover by ISIS doesn’t constitute a military gain by the group because the weapons would prove useless, even if ISIS were able to penetrated the sealed bunkers where they are stored. ISIS has reportedly yet to gain access to the bunkers.

However, there are numerous holes in these assessments. The Obama administration, eager to leave a “sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq” as the president described it in 2011, paid little heed to the prospect of large swaths of that nation being overrun by terrorists who have taken over key cities and military bases, and confiscated sophisticated American military equipment in the process. One defense official conceded as much, telling the Wall Street Journal that had they known the Maliki government would lose control so soon, they might not have left the weapons behind. And Psaki’s contention that the weapons could not be moved safely even by terrorists is hardly reassuring when one considers the reality that ISIS uses suicide bombings as one of it chief military tactics.

A far more critical consideration is the possibility that many of the Iraqi Sunnis who have joined ISIS due in large part to their alienation by the Shi’ite-dominated government of Nouri al-Maliki are comprised of former Saddam Hussein loyalists, some of whom may have working knowledge of the chemical weapons stored at Al Muthanna. Former WMD specialist Paul Perrone extrapolated on where such working knowledge might lead. “I’m more concerned with the prospect that these Muslim terrorists have access to formulas or precursors that would enable them to create their own WMD,” he warned.

The latest revelations on the details of Saddam’s weapons stockpile, now potentially in the hands of Sunni radicals, affirm the Bush administration’s characterization of Iraq as a territory situated in a hotbed of radicalism, flooded with a bevy of highly dangerous weapons and overseen by a criminal rogue regime.
Indeed, the WMDs are to say nothing of the Hussein government’s nuclear weapons program, also put to a stop by intervention in Iraq. In 2008, American and Iraqi officials had “completed nearly the last chapter in dismantling Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program with the removal of hundreds of tons of natural uranium from the country’s main nuclear site,” the New York Times reported. Approximately 600 tons of “yellowcake” was removed from the Tuwaitha facility, the main site for Iraq’s nuclear program. According to global security.org, uranium enrichment levels of 95 percent were achieved at the Tuwaitha facility. That site was also the location of the Osirak nuclear reactor destroyed by Israel in 1981.

And in what sounded like a harbinger of the future, the Times noted that although the yellowcake could not be used in its current form to produce a nuclear device or dirty bomb, the “unstable environment” in Iraq necessitated its removal, lest it fall into the “wrong hands.” In an updated correction to the article, the Times notes that the Osriak nuclear reactor “theoretically produced plutonium, which can fuel an atomic bomb.”

The Left dismissed this reality by claiming the yellowcake had been in Iraq prior to 1991 and thus was not the same yellowcake Bush referred to in his 2003 State of the Union address as part of his justification for invading Iraq. Led by former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, the emboldened anti-war Left attempted to turn the claim into a scandal saying that Bush knowingly lied to the American public regarding Iraq’s effort to procure yellowcake from Niger.

Ultimately, Wilson and his story were thoroughly discredited a year later by a Senate Select Committee report, which further noted that President Bush had been fully justified in including the infamous “16 words” regarding that intelligence in his speech. Moreover the left has never bothered to explain why yellowcake procured before 1991 was any less dangerous in terms of its WMD potential, given Saddam Hussein’s regular defiance of international law also enunciated by Bush as one of the primary reasons for deposing him.

In 2010, documents procured by Wikileaks revealed more information on the WMD threat posed by Iraq that was known to the government. The self-described whistleblowers, who could hardly be called pro-war, released 392,000 military reports from Iraq that revealed several instances of American encounters with potential WMDs or their manufacture. These included 1200 gallons of a liquid mustard agent in Samarra that tested positive for a blister agent; tampering by large earth movers thought to be attempting to penetrate the bunkers at Muthanna; the discovery of a chemical lab and a chemical cache in Fallujah; and the discovery of a cache of weapons hidden at an Iraqi Community Watch checkpoint with 155MM rounds that subsequently tested positive for mustard.

Foreign involvement with WMDs in Iraq was documented as well. A war log from January 2006 speaks of 50 neuroparalytic projectiles smuggled into Iraq from Iran via Al Basrah; Syrian chemical weapons specialists who came in to support the “chemical weapons operations of Hizballah Islami” (Hezbollah); and an Al Qaeda chemical weapons expert from Saudi Arabia sent to assist 200 individuals awaiting an opportunity to attack coalition forces with Sarin. As Wired Magazine characterized it, the Wikileaks documents revealed that for several years after the initial invasion, “U.S. troops continued to find chemical weapons labs, encounter insurgent specialists in toxins and uncover weapons of mass destruction.”

Left-wing members in Congress were certainly aware of these threats and more posed by the Hussein regime, which lead them to unanimously authorize war and even vocally champion its necessity. Their assessment was based on nothing less than the very intelligence known to the Bush administration at the time. Secretary of State John Kerry, as a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations before war was authorized, said, “There’s no question in my mind that Saddam Hussein has to be toppled one way or another, but the question is how” and that there was likewise “no question” that Hussein “continues to pursue weapons of mass destruction, and his success can threaten both our interests in the region and our security at home.”

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton intoned in 2002:

In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.

Justifying her well-known position, Clinton said later said in a 2003 interview with Code Pink, “I ended up voting for the resolution after carefully reviewing the information, intelligence that I had available, talking with people whose opinions I trusted … I would love to agree with [Code Pink], but I can’t, based on my own understanding and assessment of the situation.”

However, these statements were made in the wake of 9/11 when Democrats sensed hawkishness was the key to their political fortunes. A few short years later, sabotaging the war that they had started and betraying the troops that they had sent to the field was where Democrats’ political futures lied. Hillary Clinton, John Kerry and others made this transition through a blatant campaign of deceit that went virtually unchallenged by the media. Clinton, for example, averred on the campaign trail, “[i]f we had known then what we know now there never would have been a vote and I never would have voted to give this President that authority” and claimed that she didn’t know that her vote for the “Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002″ was a vote for war.

The con is still on going. In September of last year, Secretary Kerry brazenly asserted that he and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had “opposed the president’s decision to go into Iraq” and that “evidence was used to persuade all of us that authority ought to be given.” Chuck Hagel, in fact, also voted in favor of the war before jumping ship, forsaking the lost lives he squandered in the field and joining with the hard left. As for the “manipulated evidence” canard cited by Kerry, the latest details of Saddam’s WMD stockpile — something there can be no doubt that the Secretary of State was aware of — exposes yet again the left’s great deception on the danger of Hussein and the motivation behind the Iraq war.

And now ISIS, disowned by al Qaeda for being even more ruthless than it is, controls a chemical facility containing contents declared “destroyed” because they couldn’t be recovered safely, along with bunkers containing contents “yet to be confirmed.” And an administration with an unparalleled facility for lying assures us everything will be fine because the chemical weapons have no useful military value and can’t be moved safely. As with the rest of the Left’s handling of Iraq, this is an analysis that no one should have faith in.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/arnold-ahlert/saddams-wmds-the-lefts-iraq-lies-exposed/
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Exclamation Don’t Blame Bush for Al Qaeda in Iraq, Blame Obama

Don’t Blame Bush for Al Qaeda in Iraq, Blame Obama
It’s the Arab Spring, not the Iraq War, that empowered Al Qaeda.
by Daniel Greenfield


http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgr...q-blame-obama/


Like Birkenstocks and ironic t-shirts, blaming Bush has never gone out of style on the left. When Al Qaeda’s resurgence in Iraq became so obvious that even the media, which had been pretending that Obama’s claims about a successful withdrawal were true, could no longer ignore them, their talking points were all lined up and ready.

It was all Bush’s fault.

Defenses of the war by pivotal figures like Dick Cheney and Tony Blair only enraged them further. “Why wouldn’t they admit it was all their fault?”

But the left’s lazy talking points about Iraq, like their talking points about the economy, ignore everything that has happened since 2008.

The leading factor behind the resurgence of Al Qaeda in Iraq didn’t come from Iraq. It came from Syria.

From the “Islamic State of Iraq” under Bush to the ”Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant” under Obama, it’s all in the name. The variations of ISIS and ISIL show a regional shift toward Syria. Al Qaeda in Iraq was a vicious terrorist organization before the Arab Spring, but it was not capable of menacing Baghdad with a sizable army while crushing numerically superior forces along the way.

That didn’t happen in Iraq. It happened in Syria.

If you believe liberal supporters of Obama and opponents of the Iraq War, regime change in Iraq disastrously destabilized the region, but regime change in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen and Syria didn’t.

But the theory that turned Al Qaeda into a regional monster didn’t come from Dick Cheney. It came from Obama’s Presidential Study Directive 11 which helped pave the way for the Arab Spring. The definitive speech that opened the gates of hell wasn’t Bush’s speech on Iraq, but Obama’s Cairo speech.

That speech and the policy implemented with it led to the fall of allied governments and the rise of Islamist militias aligned with Al Qaeda. The Arab Spring was a regime change operation on a much larger scale than the Iraq War. Unlike the Iraq War, it was completely unsupervised and uncontrolled.

And it favored America’s enemies from the very outset.

ISIS picked up its weapons and manpower as a consequence of the conflicts in Libya and Syria. Obama chose to fight on the side of Al Qaeda in Libya. That led to the murder of four Americans in Benghazi after Islamic militias took over major cities.

Obama chose to facilitate the smuggling of weapons to Islamic militias by Qatar and other Gulf states. The White House endorsed the weapons smuggling, but then claimed to be surprised that the weapons were going to “more antidemocratic, more hard-line, closer to an extreme version of Islam” fighters.

The White House didn’t shut down the smuggling operation. Instead a senior official claimed not to be able to control the Qataris; not to mention the Saudis, Kuwaitis and the rest of the state-sponsored terrorism gang.

After Libya many of the fighters and weapons went to Syria where different factions of Al Qaeda were battling it out with the Syrian government and each other. And some of those weapons didn’t just end up in Syria.

A US chopper was shot down in Afghanistan using Qatari weapons supplied to the Libyan Jihadists that ended up in the hands of the Taliban.

Despite supposedly learning a lesson from Libya, Kerry announced last year that he supported efforts by the same bad actors to arm the Syrian rebels. Occasional noises were made about seeing to it that the weapons ended up in the hands of the “moderates”, but there was an extensive track record showing that such distinctions meant nothing and that the Gulf states would go on arming terrorists.

Even when the weapons didn’t go directly to Al Qaeda, its various affiliates were able to capture them anyway through defections, deals or outright attacks.

Obama failed to crack down on the weapons smuggling that armed ISIS because it was being carried out by “allies” like Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Al Qaeda would be in no position to menace Baghdad if its flow of weapons and recruits had been aggressively cut off.

There were two paths that led to this current crisis. One was from the Gulf and the other from Iran.

Obama failed to check Iranian power which emboldened Maliki to crack down on Sunnis. The Gulf Sunni states were busy financing the armed and political Jihads of everyone from the Muslim Brotherhood to Al Qaeda. The intersection of these two paths led to the current civil war.

The “Blame Bush” crowd insists that if Saddam had not been overthrown, none of this would be happening. Except that Assad, Saddam’s fellow Baathist dictator, wasn’t overthrown by Bush and he’s still having trouble holding his own against Al Qaeda.

Saddam Hussein might have been less threatened by a Sunni insurgency, but that’s because Al Qaeda in Iraq is allied to and fighting alongside the current head of the Baath Party.

Saddam had supported a number of terrorist groups. Al Qaeda had operated under Saddam Hussein as Ansar Al-Islam and had a Saddam man in its ranks. Today Saddam’s Baathist successors have their own man in ISIS who chose its current leader.

Saddam and Al Qaeda being on the same team is not some new phenomenon. Saddam helped fund and plan operations with Egyptian Islamic Jihad which eventually merged into Al Qaeda and took over its leadership. They both had a common interest when it came to the United States and to Shiites.

If Saddam had not been overthrown, he would probably have become a much more active state sponsor of Al Qaeda once the Arab Spring rolled around.

Obama could have kept Iran and its Shiite allies from pushing the Sunnis into the Baath/Al Qaeda corner by standing up to Iran. Instead he disengaged and pretended that everything was going to be fine. He didn’t believe that, but he didn’t care either. Democrats had been vocal critics of Maliki. Obama repeatedly told Maliki to govern more inclusively as if mere words would somehow change anything.

Power in the Middle East is based on strength, not on teleprompters.

Obama’s withdrawal only meant that everyone would choose a stronger horse. The Shiites chose Iran. The Sunnis chose Al Qaeda. Obama’s failure to do anything about Iran led the Gulf states to require a Salafist horde to keep it at bay. Al Qaeda is their response to the military gap between them and Iran.

Iraq would not have fallen apart nearly as badly without the Arab Spring. Al Qaeda would have gone on killing dozens of people in car bombings, but it wouldn’t have been moving on Baghdad. It wasn’t the Iraq War that turned Al Qaeda in Iraq into a monster that could menace two nations.

It was the Arab Spring.

Obama chose to execute regime change on a much larger scale than Iraq. Al Qaeda’s dominance in Syria and Iraq is only one of the consequences of that disaster.

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgr...q-blame-obama/
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Paul: US Has Been Arming ISIS in Syria

By Rebecca Shabad


http://thehill.com/policy/internatio...en-paul-claims


Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that the Sunni militants taking over Iraq have quickly gained power because the United States has armed their group in Syria.

“I think we have to understand first how we got here,” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “We have been arming [the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria] ISIS in Syria.”

ISIS, an al Qaeda offshoot, has been collaborating with the Syrian rebels whom the Obama administration has been arming in their efforts to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Paul explained.

The administration has reportedly assisted the moderate opposition in Syria, but details about the dissemination of those resources are unclear.
“That is the real contradiction to this whole policy,” Paul said. “If we were to get rid of Assad,” it would become a “jihadist wonderland in Syria.”

Asked what he would do as president on Iraq, Paul deflected and did not give a straight answer. Instead, he pointed to the Reagan doctrine, and said Congress must ultimately determine the U.S. plan after engaging in a “full-throated debate.”

“The president doesn’t have unilateral authority to begin war,” said Paul, who couldn’t say whether he would support U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

He said he’s not ruling U.S. assistance out, but said first Shiites must show they will fight for their country.

Paul downplayed the idea that ISIS is an immediate threat to the U.S., but said it could be “at some point.”

“I don’t think ISIS in in the middle of the battle right now thinking ‘hmm, I think we’re going to send inter-continental ballistic missiles to America,’” Paul said.

President Obama said in an interview airing Sunday that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria poses a “medium and long-term threat” to the U.S., adding that it’s just one of a number of organizations to monitor.

“There are a lot of groups out there that probably have more advanced immediate plans directed against the United States that we have to be on constant guard for,” he told Norah O’Donnell in an interview broadcast on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

Obama also said that the notion that a moderate rebel force backed by the U.S. could have stopped Assad and ISIS is a “fantasy.”

--Kyle Balluck contributed to this report.


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Exclamation The Obama Administration and Their Training of ISIS in Jordan

So When is "the most Open and Honest Administration in History" going to tell the American people about the "training of ISIS" in Jordan by American Forces?

ISIS Terrorists Received U.S. Training In Jordan- http://www.religiousfreedomcoalition...ing-in-jordan/

Islamists are singing about slaughtering Jews and Christians.


It’s little wonder that terrorists who are members of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are doing so well in seizing large parts of Iraq. They were trained by U.S. forces in a secret base in Jordan in 2012. The Obama Administration trained ISIS terrorists (called “rebels” by the liberal media) to overthrow the president of Syria, Bashar Assad.

According to WorldNetDaily, Jordanian and Syrian sources say that Saudi Arabia has been arming ISIS and that the Saudis are a “driving force in supporting the Al-Qaeda-linked group.

Another training camp is located in Turkey near the Incirlik Air Base near Adana.

A WND source stated that after getting training in Turkey, these ISIS terrorists entered Iraq through Syria to begin their terrorist campaign against the Iraqi government.

These monsters are engaging in a relentless killing spree against Christians and Shiite Muslims as they head toward Baghdad – with Americans weapons, Humvees, stinger missiles, and the training Obama operatives gave them in Turkey and Syria.

LiveLeak posted a video of ISIS terrorists driving down a freeway and randomly shooting unarmed civilians. The video was taken inside the terrorists’ car as they used an AK-47 to shoot car drivers and men walking home after going shopping. CAUTION. This video is very disturbing, and it shows the brutality of the killers the Obama Administration helped train.

Exactly what did this training entail? Who "Vetted" the ISIS troops? Exactly what did this "Vetting" entail and explain exactly how an off shoot of Al Qaeda passed the vetting. What if any arms have been furnished to ISIS a group more viscous and violent than Al Qaeda?

I would not hold my breath waiting to hear the truth from Obama or his administration because it has yet to be proved to me they even understand the meaning of the word, TRUTH!





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June 17, 2014
Special Dispatch No.5774
http://www.memri.org/report/en/0/0/0/0/0/0/8034.htm

Pro-Iranian, Pro-Saudi Camps In Arab World Accuse Each Other Of Engineering ISIS Takeover Of Iraq

The takeover of large parts of Iraq by the terrorist organization The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) was met with astonishment in Arab world. ISIS's advance was termed "a disaster",[1] a tsunami,[2] or even "the end of the Arabs."[3] The surprising nature of the developments – namely ISIS's rapid takeover of extensive areas of the country without significant resistance from the Iraqi army – raised questions and sparked mutual accusations between supporters and opponents of the Nouri Al-Maliki regime both within Iraq and outside it. Each side accused the other of aiding and abetting the ISIS takeover in order to promote its interests.

Al-Maliki's associates and his allies in the Arab world – the Assad regime and the Hizbullah organization – expressed support for his war on terror and accused Saudi Arabia and Turkey of supporting this terror and working to oust the Al-Maliki regime, having failed in their attempts to topple the Assad regime. The Syrian Foreign Ministry condemned ISIS's terror in Iraq and expressed its support for the Iraqi government and army in their struggle against it, while emphasizing that the terror faced by Iraq – which, they said, was funded and armed by various countries – was the very same terror faced by the Syrian regime.[4] The Iraqi daily Al-Da'wa, the paper of the Shi'ite Da'wa Party, reported that ISIS activities in Mosul and Samarra were directly supervised by Saudi Arabia's King 'Abdallah in coordination with Qatar, and that these two countries were working to detach the Sunni districts from Iraq and turn them into extremist Islamic emirates.[5] The Lebanese daily Al-Safir, a known backer of the Hizbullah-led resistance axis, claimed that Qatar and Saudi Arabia, who supported the rebels in Syria, had decided "to stab the resistance crescent in its Iraqi heart, which is its weakest link." The daily reported, citing a Syrian source on the Syrian-Turkish border, that Turkey had facilitated the passage of hundreds of Arab and foreign fighters – especially Saudis – across the Syrian-Turkish border two days before the attack on Mosul.[6]

The states opposing the Al-Maliki regime, headed by Saudi Arabia, rejected accusations that they supported ISIS, and their media carried many reports that members of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and of Hizbullah had entered Iraq to help the Al-Maliki government repulse the ISIS advance.[7] The Gulf States' media claimed that Al-Maliki himself, with Iranian assistance, was the one backing ISIS in order to obtain another term of office as prime minister by virtue of his war on terror. Another claim was that ISIS – created by Iran – was a monster that had risen up against its maker.

Prince Turki Al-Faisal, formerly the Saudi ambassador to Washington and chief of Saudi intelligence, held Al-Maliki responsible for what was occurring in Iraq. He claimed that the events in Iraq were "a long-foreseen result of Al-Maliki's policy of stoking sectarianism and falling into the lap of regional powers uninterested in the good of Iraq and its people" – an allusion to Iran. Al-Faisal stressed that his country obviously does not support ISIS, which is on its list of terrorist organizations. He said that the situation in Iraq was fluid and unpredictable, and noted that "an ironic situation may even arise, where the IRGC and American drones would fight together to kill Iraqis... – which leads [us] to wonder where we are headed."[8]

This report reviews the mutual accusations in the media between Al-Maliki's supporters in the Arab world and his opponents.

Saudi Daily 'Al-Yawm': ISIS In Iraq Serves Al-Maliki And Tehran; Al-Maliki Must Have Ordered The Withdrawal Of Iraqi Forces From Mosul

An editorial in the daily Al-Yawm said: "The Arabs, [including] the Iraqis, are amazed and embarrassed, [wondering] how militias limited in their size and equipment managed to capture the city of Mosul, filled with modern army [units] equipped with extensive military gear. However, if we examine the tortuous behavior of ISIS and the Al-Maliki regime in Iraq, the matter is neither amazing nor surprising, nor is it related to the Iraqi army's capability. Rather, [it has to do with] the tactics of Prime Minister Al-Maliki, who surely ordered Iraqi army units to withdraw from Mosul, abandoning it as prey for the ISIS militias. Perhaps [he did this] in an effort to create an upheaval and [thus] remain [in the post of] prime minister as Iraq's savior and as the preserver of Iran's influence, in accordance with the image of himself that he markets [to the world], or in order to prepare the de facto partition of Iraq and allow the Kurdish militias to take over Kirkuk and thus start Iraq's effective dismemberment.

"Yesterday, Al-Maliki plucked the first fruit of the fall of Mosul when Iraqi jurisprudent Muqtada Al-Sadr – Al-Maliki's bitter rival and the primary threat to his leadership – announced a pact with the government and security forces to contend with the ISIS threat. Before this, Al-Sadr had hoped to depose Al-Maliki from power in Iraq, but today he is forced to make an alliance with him...

"Assuming that all of ISIS's actions in Iraq and Syria serve the interests of Iran, it seems that Tehran has decided to partition Iraq and take over the oil-rich south. It is hard to imagine that Al-Maliki and his security forces and military commanders were unaware of large-scale movements by ISIS, whom they must monitor 24 hours [a day], if they are actually fighting the organization as they say they are. It is clear that Al-Maliki has a plan more important than Mosul's liberty that will be executed solely via a mutual exchange of services with this terrorist organization. ISIS has already provided Al-Maliki with plenty of opportunities in the past to [abuse] Iraqi cities with abandon, randomly attack them, arrest thousands of the best Iraqi youths and imprison them in secret jails on the excuse of fighting ISIS.

"ISIS's behavior in Syria [also] arouses suspicion and is entirely at the service of Assad and his regime, just as ISIS's conduct in Iraq serves Al-Maliki and Tehran..."[9]


"The militias" – a fig leaf for Al-Maliki (Al-Arab, Qatar, June 12, 2014)

Saudi Daily 'Al-Watan': It Is Al-Maliki's Policy Of Sectarianism And Exclusion That Drove Iraqis To Make A Pact With The Devil

An editorial in the Saudi daily Al-Watan supported a statement issued by the Saudi government that held Al-Maliki responsible for the events in Iraq. Al-Watan said: "Clearly explaining the Iraqi crisis and touching on the essence and roots of the problem, the government's statement from yesterday clarified that 'the events in Iraq would never have taken place if it were not for the policy of sectarianism and exclusion that has been employed in Iraq in the past years, and which jeopardized its security, stability and sovereignty.' The statement thus summarized [and clarified] all the various commentaries that tiptoe around the real problem without identifying its roots.

"And now comes a series of questions and estimated answers. For example: had Al-Maliki's regime refrained from pursuing a policy of exclusion and sectarianism, would the extremist ISIS have found a reason to take over the second largest province in Iraq? Would it have found supporters among the [Iraqi] people? Al-Maliki drove many Iraqis to make a pact with these extremist organizations and even with the devil, in order to end the rule of this oppressive and sectarian regime. That is the reason for the [tripartite] alliance between many tribal leaders, [former members of] the Ba'th party, and ISIS. It was a result of Al-Maliki's disregard for Iraq's security and sovereignty."[10]


Iran: "We will not sit by with our hands folded in the face of the terrorism in the region". The octopus tentacles are labeled: "Hizbullah, ISIS, Shi'ite militias, Al-Maliki, Al-Qaeda, IRGC, Al-Assad, the Shabiha, the Syrian army" (Al-Watan, Saudi Arabia, June 14, 2014)

Saudi Daily 'Al-Sharq': The ISIS Takeover – An Iranian Plan For Subjugating The Sunnis

An editorial of the Saudi daily Al-Sharq stated: "Al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq, [called 'The Islamic State in Iraq,'] became 'The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria' after the outbreak of the Syrian uprising and after the rebels began to advance in all parts [of Syria], driving back the Assad forces. In Iraq, this change coincided with youth protests in the squares of Al-Anbar [province], where they chanted slogans against Nouri Al-Maliki's government and demanded to cancel laws oppressing the Sunnis of Iraq and to release prisoners. These slogans came close to toppling [Al-Maliki's] government. It has become clear that the political and military developments in Syria and Iraq were coordinated, since the Syrian regime [like the Iraqi regime] let ISIS take over certain regions in the northeast of the country, stretching from Aleppo to the Iraqi border, so they would become a model of extremism and terrorism in the guise of a so-called Islamic state.

"In Iraq, where [ISIS] enjoys freedom of movement, it is attacking cities and provinces and taking them over, while Al-Maliki's soldiers, armed to the teeth, abandon their posts quietly, without firing a single shot, leaving their weapons and heavy gear to [be captured by] this organization, thus creating the impression that it is an invading army... This is the same organization that, according to many reports and to testimony taken from its officials, is controlled by Iran. [Iran] directs it to suit its [own] interests, in an attempt to reconstruct the countries of the region on a sectarian basis, and encourages it to be the representative of a [emerging] Sunni state, which is the epitome of brazen extremism and terrorism.

"The new name of Al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq is not a trivial matter. It marks the beginning of the implementation of an Iranian conspiracy to uproot the [Sunni] residents of the Iraqi and Syrian cities and to surround [these cities] with areas controlled by ISIS, as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign of proportions unprecedented in human history. This, since Iran seeks to [defeat] all those who oppose the Persian plan hiding behind the [regime of] the Rule of the Jurisprudent by subjugating them to ISIS, so that it establishes its kingdom in the region, stretching from Aleppo in Syria to Anbar [province] in Iraq."[11]

'Al-Mustaqbal': The Monster Rose Up Against Its Creator

Columnist 'Ali Noun wrote in the Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal, which belongs to the anti-Iranian March 14 Forces camp: "The accelerated and surprising developments in Iraq seem like complicated and puzzling riddles, but not to those who invented and shaped them, namely the Iran-Al-Maliki-Assad axis, and it alone...

"It seems as though the monster that the Iran axis created in order to eliminate the Syrian opposition has risen up against its creator. The Iraqi Frankenstein has emerged from the [realm] of fiction, imagination and legend to become an actual bloody reality...

"How does it make sense that Al-Maliki's forces were defeated overnight in an area effectively constituting half of Iraqi territory? How did this happen to the same [Iraqi] forces who, over the years, have entered into various kinds of confrontations that did not cause them to leave their posts?

"The answers and secrets regarding what has, is, and will happen do not change the conclusion that Iraq is witnessing a sectarian war, and that the chief responsibility for the situation lies solely with Al-Maliki, his followers and his masters in Tehran."[12]

'Al-Sharq Al-Awsat' Columnist: Events In Iraq Are The Result Of Iranian Influence Over The Arab World

Lebanese columnist Iyad Abu Shakra published an article in the London-based Saudi daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat titled "The End of Arabs?!", in which he wrote: "I claim that we are burying the Arab identity, whether we are burying it alive or after it has already died. This is what happens when Mosul,... one of the cities of Arabism and Islam, falls to an armed organization that has nothing to do with Arabism or Islam, and when [the cities of] Deir Al-Zor, Al-Ramadi, Al-Fallujah, and Al-Hasakah are threatened, after Al-Raqqa already fell about a month ago...

"This is what happens when the actual decision-making in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon passes to non-Arab hands, [and] when Yemen is crushed between the Iranian hammer – [in the form of] the Houthis, who are crawling towards Sana'a – and the anvil, [in the form of] the Al-Qaeda groups deployed in the south alongside the Iranian presence...

"ISIS has spent the last [few] years fighting the Free Syrian Army and other factions rebelling against the Syrian regime, but never attacked the regime's army. This regime, for its part, did not hesitate to attack the cities and villages of Syria with various types of deadly weapons, including weapons banned by international [conventions], but it did not even once attack concentrations or headquarters of ISIS [fighters]..." [13]

'Al-Thawra' Editor: Saudi Fingerprints All Over Iraq And Syria

Conversely, 'Ali Qassem, editor-in-chief of the Syrian government daily Al-Thawra, accused Saudi Arabia of being behind ISIS: "Saudi fingerprints are tangibly apparent in the financing and arming of terrorism on all the broad confrontation fronts, which have experienced terrorist activity from the beginning, when Al-Qaeda was first established, and until the appearance of its new clone organizations...

"Saudi terrorism, about which the West kept silent and is still keeping silent, is the common denominator of all the factors in the regional and extra-regional expansion [of this terrorism]. Human [history] is replete with the clear fingerprints [of Saudi terrorism], from the events of September [11, 2001] and before that the Afghanistan [war], to Chechnya and the Caucasus, and also in the Arab regions, from the Arab east to the Maghreb.

"In the [current] incidents in Iraq and the escalating terrorist attack, no Western country is unaware of the Saudi role in assisting terrorism, financing it and arming it in the various fronts, inside and outside Iraq and in all of Syria. [Saudi Arabia did this] by a seamless division of labor with Qatar and Turkey, and with the ability to perform modifications according to U.S. requests or Israeli desires." [14]

Lebanese 'Al-Akhbar' Editor: This Is A Plan To Harm The Stream That Opposes Western Imperialism, Backed By The U.S., Israel, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, The MB, And Salafis

Ibrahim Al-Amin, board chairman of the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, which is known for its support of Hizbullah and the resistance axis, wrote: "[The events in Iraq and Syria] have one single purpose, which is to destroy our states, armies and institutions, tear [our] social fabric apart, and prevent the axis which opposes American-European-Zionist imperialism from gaining victories...

"This plan was meant to harm Syria... but its abject failure forced the countries and elements that support this lunacy – starting with the U.S., Israel and Syria and culminating with Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey, along with the Muslim Brotherhood and the Salafi streams – to look for other options.

"They are implementing what Israel is always saying out loud: 'The Axis of Evil has become a chain that starts with Iran, continues with Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, and reaches Palestine. [So] the thing to do is undermine its foundations in Palestine, break its body in Lebanon, sever it in Syria, weaken its Iraqi link, and crush its head in Iran.' They tried all these options... and, in light of the abysmal failure [in Syria], they had to move on [to the other links in the chain].

"Today, facing a state of no solution in Palestine, an impasse [vis-à-vis] the stronghold of resistance in Lebanon, a prolonged failure of the plan to topple Syria, and an inability to deliver a blow to Iran, they have no other trick left except to attack in the most depraved and criminal manner [imaginable]. The name of this trick is 'a Sunni state that fragments what is left of what they call the Shi'ite crescent.'"[15]

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Someone is tracing the path for ISIS's advance (Al-Mada, Iraq, June 12, 2014)

'Al-Rai Al-Yawm' Editor: Iraq Will Be Divided, And Will Become An Arena For War Between Iran And Saudi Arabia


'Abd Al-Bari 'Atwan, editor of the online London daily Al-Rai Al-Yawm, assessed that Iraq is on the verge of partition and the outbreak of two civil wars, between Shi'ites and Sunnis, and between Kurds and Arabs: "The partition of Iraq is about to become a foregone conclusion. The Iraqis will be lucky if it is divided only into three [states]: Sunni, Shi'ite and Kurdish, since anarchy is likely to make the main headlines in the next stage, and [Iraq is likely to] follow the example of Libya, which is currently bleeding, [only] worse.

"I believe Iraq is on the cusp of two civil wars... whose results will be apparent... throughout the Mashriq.[16] The first will be a sectarian war between Sunnis and Shi'ites, which, in effect, will be a war between proxies of Iran and Saudi Arabia, as is currently happening in Syria. The second will be an ethnic conflict between Arabs and Kurds, the first signs of which were already apparent when ISIS attacked Kirkuk and the Kurdish Peshmerga defended it, responding to Nouri Al-Maliki's call for help."

'Atwan also assessed that the current war in Iraq would deplete the resources of Iran, which is up to its neck in the Syrian war as well.[17]


Iran is driving ISIS by offering up Syria, Iraq (Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London, June 13, 2014)

'Al-Ahram': Who Is Behind ISIS?

The June 12, 2014 editorial of the official Egyptian daily Al-Ahram wondered who is behind ISIS, without pointing fingers: "The fall of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq, into the hands of ISIS fighters is a terrible disaster that threatens not only Iraq's unity and sovereignty, but the security and stability of the entire region...

"The ongoing collapse of Iraq and its dismantling by ISIS could not have happened if the Iraqi government hadn't been weak and incapable of action. Observers lay the blame for the events in Mosul on Prime Minister Nouri Al-Maliki's failure or unwillingness to preserve the country's unity and sovereignty out of a desire to remain in power.

"The question now is who is behind ISIS, who funds it [and provides it with] weapons and men, and which regional forces support and back it? We call on active regional and international forces to save Iraq from the danger of collapse and help it preserve the integrity of its lands."[18]

Endnotes:

[1] See editorial in Al-Ahram (Egypt), June 12, 2014.
[2] See, for example, 'Abd Al-Bari 'Atwan's article in Al-Rai Al-Yawm (London), June 12, 2014.
[3] See article by Iyad Abu-Shakra in Al-Sharq Al-Awsat London), June 11, 2014.
[4] Sana.sy, June 12, 2014.
[5] Adawaanews.net, June 12, 2014.
[6] Al-Safir (Lebanon) June 13, 2014.
[7] For example, the Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal, which supports Lebanon's March 14 Forces, reported on June 15, 2014 that 600 IRGC members had entered Iraq. On June 17 it reported that some of Hizbullah's dead who had been buried during the last two days had been killed in Iraq. Alarabiya.net, the website of the Saudi Al-Arabiya channel, reported on June 15 that Iran had begun recruiting volunteers to fight in Iraq under the slogan of defending the Shi'ite holy places in Baghdad, Samarra, Najaf and Karbala. It was claimed that 4,200 volunteers had signed up within 24 hours.
[8] Alquds.co.uk, June 15, 2014.
[9] Al-Yawm (Saudi Arabia), June 12, 2014.
[10] Al-Watan (Saudi Arabia), June 17, 2014.
[11] Al-Sharq (Saudi Arabia), June 11, 2014.
[12] Al-Mustaqbal (Lebanon), June 12, 2014.
[13] Al-Sharq Al-Awsat (London), June 11, 2014.
[14] Al-Thawra (Syria), June 12, 2014.
[15] Al-Akhbar (Lebanon), June 13, 2014.
[16] The Muslim world, excluding North Africa.
[17] Raialyoum.com, June 12, 2014.
[18] Al-Ahram (Egypt), June 12, 2014.

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ISIS focus on 'destroying Zionist regime' to 'liberate Palestine'


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WASHINGTON – The well-organized army of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, claims it has access to nuclear weapons and a will to use them to “liberate” Palestine from Israel as part of its “Islamic Spring,” according to a WND source in the region.

Franklin Lamb, an international lawyer based in Beirut and Damascus, said the move is part of the ISIS aim of creating a caliphate under strict Islamic law, stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to Iraq.

Lamb, who has access to ISIS fighters and sympathizers, said ISIS has been working with a “new specialized” unit organized at the beginning of 2013 to focus “exclusively on destroying the Zionist regime occupying Palestine.”

Lamb added that the ISIS “Al-Quds Unit” is working to broaden its influence in more than 60 Palestinian camps and gatherings from Gaza, across “Occupied Palestine,” or Israel, to Jordan and from Lebanon up to the north of Syria “seeking to enlist support as it prepares to liberate Palestine.”

ISIS is also know as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham. “Sham,” or “Greater Syria,” refers to Cyprus, Palestine, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and southern Turkey.

ISIS also is known as DAASH, the Arabic acronym for al-Dawlah al-Islamiyah fi al-Iraq wa-al Sham.

The Sunni militant group, which has taken over much of the Sunni region of Iraq, could leave the Shiite-dominated region of the country and head toward Jordan and Turkey.

Lamb said that in Iraq alone, some 6 million Iraqi Sunnis recently have become supportive of the ISIS lightning strikes in the Sunni portion of the country.

Some of the Sunni supporters are secular, such as the Naqshbandia Army of former top officials of executed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. As WND reported, the Sunni group may have given ISIS access to its ongoing sarin production facility in northwestern Iraq.

WND also reported ISIS already has captured towns bordering Iraq and Turkey.

The militant group also has steamrolled through the Iraqi desert in the west and taken over the major al-Walid crossing with Syria and the Turaibil crossing into Jordan.

Lamb said ISIS has established a capital for its caliphate in the Syrian city of Raqqa.

“The Islamist organization believes it currently has massive regional support for its rapidly expanding ‘revolution of the oppressed,’” Lamb said.

ISIS estimates it will take 72 months to “liberate” “Occupied Palestine,” or Israel, according to Lamb.

Lamb quoted an ISIS member as saying: “Zionists call us masked, sociopathic murderers, but we are much more complicated and representative of those seeking justice than they portray us.

“Are we more barbaric than the Zionist terrorists who massacred at Dier Yassin, Shatila, twice at Qana, and committed dozens of other massacres? History will judge us after we free Palestine.”

Lamb said ISIS can do what no other Arab, Muslim or Western backers of resistance have been able to accomplish.

He quoted the ISIS member as saying: “All countries in this region are playing the sectarian card just as they have long played the Palestinian card, but the difference with ISIS is that we are serious about Palestine and they are not. Tel Aviv will fall as fast as Mosul when the time is right.”

The WND source said ISIS appears “eager” to fight Israeli armed forces “in the near future despite expectation that the regime will use nuclear weapons.”

“Do you think that we do not have access to nuclear devices?” Lamb quoted the ISIS member as saying. “The Zionists know that we do, and if we ever believe they are about to use theirs, we will not hesitate. After the Zionists are gone, Palestine will have to be decontaminated and rebuilt just like areas where there has been radiation released.”

ISIS access to nuclear weapons could come from Sunni Pakistan, which is home to more than 30 terrorist groups. Pakistan possibly has transferred nuclear weapons to the chief bankroller of its nuclear development program, Sunni Saudi Arabia, as WND previously has reported.

The Saudis, who also have provided billions of dollars to ISIS, have threatened to acquire nuclear weapons if Iran were to develop its own.

The WND source said ISIS denies any interest in training and directing foreign fighters to attack Europe, claiming its goals are to establish the al-Sham caliphate and “liberate Palestine.”

The source said the West, and especially the Israelis, may already be aware of ISIS plans and tactics to take over “Palestine.” He said Western intelligence sources were in possession of an “encyclopedia of information” obtained by Iraqi intelligence less than 48 hours before Mosul fell two weeks ago.

He said an ISIS messenger who was captured and “under Iraqi torture” turned over more than 160 computer flash sticks with the detailed information.

“The U.S. intelligence community is still decrypting and analyzing the flash sticks,” Lamb said.

He indicated that the information already has been handed over to members of Congress, some of whom are sharing it with the Israeli Embassy in Washington.

“The current sense on Capitol Hill is reported to be that the Obama administration is not in the mood to share anything with Israel these days and certainly not with the Netanyahu regime which it loathes,” he said.

Lamb said only time will tell whether or not ISIS reaches both of its objectives. He added that if the “Zionist regime” can be ejected from Palestine, it will set in motion “historic currents” that will be “rather different from the Ehud Olmert-Condoleezza Rice fantasy of ‘a New Middle East.’

“In any event,” Lamb said, “it is unlikely that Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Lebanon among other countries in this region are going to look much like what George Bush and Dick Cheney and their still active neo-con advisers had in mind when they were beating the drums for a U.S. invasion of Iraq, Libya and now Syria and Iran.”

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Emboldened ISIS Fixes Eye on Neighboring Countries — and Some Locals Seem to Like the Idea

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The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has clearly stated its aspiration to institute a caliphate well beyond the borders of Iraq and Syria. Recent statements and images attributed to the group demonstrate one way it hopes achieve that goal: by first encroaching into next-door Lebanon and Jordan, where a public demonstration was held last week in support of the extremist Sunni group.

TheBlaze reviewed local media reports as well as postings by scholars who track the Islamist militant group, which has signaled its ambitious designs following a string of territorial victories in Iraq in recent weeks.


ISIS supporters in Jordan waved black flags and chanted: “The caliphate is coming to Jordan.” (Image source: YouTube)

The Associated Press reported that the Jordanian army has reinforced its border with Iraq in response to the threat, and Lebanese police raided two hotels in Beirut, arresting suspected members of a sleeper cell allegedly linked to the Al Qaeda splinter group.

On Sunday, ISIS seized territory on the Iraqi side of the border with Jordan and took control of the only land crossing between the two. Sunni tribal militants were now in charge of checkpoints “along large stretches of the Baghad-Amman highway,” Reuters reported.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concerns about the potential spillover of ISIS – also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant — at a press conference on Monday in Baghdad.

“It’s also crystal-clear that ISIL’s rise puts more than one country at risk. ISIL threatens the stability of the entire region and it is a threat also to the United States and to the West – self-declared,” Kerry told reporters. “None of us should have to be reminded that a threat left unattended far beyond our shores can have grave, tragic consequences.”

President Barack Obama sounded the same concern about ISIS spreading in an interview recorded Friday for CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

“We’re going to have to be vigilant generally. Right now the problem with ISIS is the fact that they’re destabilizing the country,” Obama said. “That could spill over into some of our allies like Jordan.”

In a new ISIS recruiting video aimed at luring Western Muslims to the battlefield, a British militant, Abu Muthanna Al-Yemini, said: “We understand no borders … and we will even go to Jordan and Lebanon with no problems.”

On Friday, several dozen ISIS supporters waved black flags at a demonstration in the city of Ma’an, Jordan, chanting, “Today Iraq, tomorrow the caliphate,” and “The caliphate is coming to Jordan,” marking the first large showing of public support in Jordan for the extremist group, the Jordan Times reported.

Those demonstrating celebrated ISIS’s military gains in neighboring Iraq which they called “victories for Islam.”

“This march aims to show that we are a genuine, independent movement that has true support in Jordan,” said a local pro-ISIS activist identified by the Jordan Times as Abu Mohammed.

Here is video of the rally where chants of “Allahu Akbar” and “Dawlat al-Islam (the Islamic State)” could be heard:


Mohammad Shalabi, who heads the Salafist movement in Jordan, tried to downplay the significance of the public display.

“The organizers of this rally were misguided and do not represent the Salafist movement or any jihadist group. … There is no Islamic State in Jordan,” he said.

Supporters of ISIS in Jordan also reportedly burned tires:


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ISIS has posted images online which show its greater territorial ambitions, including these that were uncovered by a researcher who tracks the group that is designated by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization. The second set of images shows arrows showing the short distances to Jordan and Saudi Arabia:









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Beyond Jordan and Lebanon, Palestinians in Gaza rallied to celebrate the ISIS victories last week.


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Jordan’s interior minister, Hussein al-Majali, emphasizing his concerns about ISIS to the parliament, summed it up: Jordan is “surrounded by extremism.”

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Hizb Ut-Tahrir, The Muslim Brotherhood, The Stealth Jihad, & The Obama Administration



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DOTS:

1. Obama's Muslim Brotherhood of whom he has many members in his administration; do a web search. The Muslim Brotherhood's U.S. Enablers - http://israelmilitary.net/showthread.php?t=25080

2. ISIS, just established the Muslim Caliphate in Northern Syria and Iraq. they have just made threats to attack Israel with nukes- http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/iraq-inva...pDb1Vj6lpc3.99

3. Hizb ut-Tahrir (Arabic: حزب التحرير‎ Ḥizb at-Taḥrīr; Party of Liberation) is an international pan-Islamic political organisation. They are commonly associated with the goal of all Muslim countries unifying as an Islamic state or caliphate ruled by Islamic law (sharia) and with a caliph head of state elected by Muslims.






ISIS in Iraq stinks of CIA/NATO ‘dirty war’ op
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http://rt.com/op-edge/168064-isis-te...m-usa-cia-war/
June 24, 2014

William Engdahl is an award-winning geopolitical analyst and strategic risk consultant whose internationally best-selling books have been translated into thirteen foreign languages.

Iraqi Kurdish forces take position near Taza Khormato as they fight jihadist militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) positioned five kilometers away in Bashir, 20 kms south of Kirkuk (AFP Photo / Karim Sahib)

Intelligence, Iraq, Syria, Terrorism, USA
For days now, since their dramatic June 10 taking of Mosul, Western mainstream media have been filled with horror stories of the military conquests in Iraq of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, with the curious acronym ISIS.

ISIS, as in the ancient Egyptian cult of the goddess of fertility and magic. The media picture being presented adds up less and less.

Details leaking out suggest that ISIS and the major military ‘surge’ in Iraq - and less so in neighboring Syria - is being shaped and controlled out of Langley, Virginia, and other CIA and Pentagon outposts as the next stage in spreading chaos in the world’s second-largest oil state, Iraq, as well as weakening the recent Syrian stabilization efforts.

Strange facts
The very details of the ISIS military success in the key Iraqi oil center, Mosul, are suspect. According to well-informed Iraqi journalists, ISIS overran the strategic Mosul region, site of some of the world’s most prolific oilfields, with barely a shot fired in resistance. According to one report, residents of Tikrit reported remarkable displays of “soldiers handing over their weapons and uniforms peacefully to militants who ordinarily would have been expected to kill government soldiers on the spot.”

We are told that ISIS masked psychopaths captured “arms and ammunition from the fleeing security forces” - arms and ammunition supplied by the American government. The offensive coincides with a successful campaign by ISIS in eastern Syria. According to Iraqi journalists, Sunni tribal chiefs in the region had been convinced to side with ISIS against the Shiite Al-Maliki government in Baghdad. They were promised a better deal under ISIS Sunni Sharia than with Baghdad anti-Sunni rule.

According to the New York Times, the mastermind behind the ISIS military success is former Baath Party head and Saddam Hussein successor, General Ibrahim al-Douri. Douri is reportedly the head of the Iraqi rebel group Army of the Men of the Naqshbandi Order as well as the Supreme Command for Jihad and Liberation based on his longstanding positions of leadership in the Naqshbandi sect in Iraq.

In 2009, US ‘Iraqi surge’ General David Petraeus, at the time heading the US Central Command, claimed to reporters that Douri was in Syria. Iraqi parliamentarians claimed he was in Qatar. The curious fact is that despite being on the US most wanted list since 2003, Douri has miraculously managed to avoid capture and now to return with a vengeance to retake huge parts of Sunni Iraq. Luck or well-placed friends in Washington?

The financial backing for ISIS jihadists reportedly also comes from three of the closest US allies in the Sunni world—Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

US passports?
Key members of ISIS it now emerges were trained by US CIA and Special Forces command at a secret camp in Jordan in 2012, according to informed Jordanian officials. The US, Turkish and Jordanian intelligence were running a training base for the Syrian rebels in the Jordanian town of Safawi in the country’s northern desert region, conveniently near the borders to both Syria and Iraq. Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the two Gulf monarchies most involved in funding the war against Syria’s Assad, financed the Jordan ISIS training.

Advertised publicly as training of ‘non-extremist’ Muslim jihadists to wage war against the Syrian Bashar Assad regime, the secret US training camps in Jordan and elsewhere have trained perhaps several thousand Muslim fighters in techniques of irregular warfare, sabotage and general terror. The claims by Washington that they took special care not to train ‘Salafist’ or jihadist extremists, is a joke. How do you test if a recruit is not a jihadist? Is there a special jihad DNA that the CIA doctors have discovered?

Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) parading with an Iraqi army vehicle in the northern city of Baiji in the in Salaheddin province. (AFP Photo / HO / Youtube)Militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) parading with an Iraqi army vehicle in the northern city of Baiji in the in Salaheddin province. (AFP Photo / HO / Youtube)

Jordanian government officials are revealing the details, in fear that the same ISIS terrorists that today are slashing heads of ‘infidels’ alongside the roadways of Mosul by the dozens, or hundreds if we believe their own propaganda, might turn their swords towards Jordan’s King Abdullah soon, to extend their budding Caliphate empire.

Former US State Department official Andrew Doran wrote in the conservative National Review magazine that some ISIS warriors also hold US passports. Now, of course that doesn’t demonstrate and support by the Obama Administration. Hmm...

Iranian journalist Sabah Zanganeh notes, "ISIS did not have the power to occupy and conquer Mosul by itself. What has happened is the result of security-intelligence collaborations of some regional countries with some extremist groups inside the Iraqi government."

Iraq’s Chechen commander
The next bizarre part of the ISIS puzzle involves the Jihadist credited with being the ‘military mastermind’ of the recent ISIS victories, Tarkhan Batirashvili. If his name doesn’t sound very Arabic, it’s because it’s not. Tarkhan Batrashvili is a Russian - actually an ethnic Chechen from near the Chechen border to Georgia. But to give himself a more Arabic flair, he also goes by the name Emir (what else?) Umar al Shishani. The problem is he doesn’t look at all Arabic. No dark swarthy black beard: rather a long red beard, a kind of Chechen Barbarossa.

According to a November, 2013 report in The Wall Street Journal, Emir Umar or Batrashvili as you prefer, has made the wars in Syria and Iraq “into a geopolitical struggle between the US and Russia.”

That has been the objective of leading neo-conservatives in the CIA, Pentagon and State Department all along. The CIA transported hundreds of Mujahideen Saudis and other foreign veterans of the 1980s Afghan war against the Soviets in Afghanistan into Chechnya to disrupt the struggling Russia in the early 1990s, particularly to sabotage the Russian oil pipeline running directly from Baku on the Caspian Sea into Russia. James Baker III and his friends in Anglo-American Big Oil had other plans. It was called the BTC pipeline, owned by a BP-US oil consortium and running through Tbilisi into NATO-member Turkey, free of Russian territory.

Batrashvili is not renowned for taking care. Last year he was forced to apologize when he ordered his men to behead a wounded ‘enemy’ soldier who turned out to be an allied rebel commander. More than 8,000 foreign Jihadist mercenaries are reportedly in ISIS including at least 1,000 Chechens as well as Jihadists Saudi, Kuwait, Egypt and reportedly Chinese Uyghur from Xinjiang Province.

Jeffrey Silverman, Georgia Bureau Chief for the US-based Veterans Today (VT) website, told me that Batrashvili “is a product of a joint program of the US through a front NGO called Jvari, which was set up by US Intelligence and the Georgian National Security Council, dating back to the early days of the Pankisi Gorge.”

Jvari is the name as well of a famous Georgian Orthodox monastery of the 6th century. According to Silverman, David J. Smith—head of something in Tbilisi called the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies, as well as the Potomac Institute in Washington where he is listed as Director of the Potomac Institute Cyber Centerr—played a role in setting up the Jvari NGO.

Silverman maintains that Jvari in Rustavi, near the capital, Tbilisi, gathered together Afghan Mujahideen war veterans, Chechens, Georgians and sundry Arab Jihadists. They were sent to the infamous Pankisi Gorge region, a kind-of no-man’s lawless area, for later deployment, including Iraq and Syria.

Batrashvili and other Georgian and Chechen Russian-speaking Jihadists, Silverman notes, are typically smuggled, with the assistance of Georgia’s Counterintelligence Department and the approval of the US embassy, across the Georgia border to Turkey at the Vale crossing point, near Georgia’s Akhaltsikhe and the Turkish village of Türkgözü on the Turkish side of the Georgian border. From there it’s very little problem getting them through Turkey to either Mosul in Iraq or northeast Syria.

Silverman believes that events in Northern Iraq relate to “wanting to have a Kurdish Republic separate from the Central government and this is all part of the New Great Game. It will serve US interests in both Turkey and Iraq, not to mention Syria.”

Very revealing is the fact that almost two weeks after the dramatic fall of Mosul and the ‘capture’ by ISIS forces of the huge weapons and military vehicle resources provided by the US to the Iraqi army. Washington has done virtually nothing but make a few silly speeches about their ‘concern’ and dispatch 275 US special forces to allegedly protect US personnel in Iraq.

Whatever the final details that emerge, what is clear in the days since the fall of Mosul is that some of the world’s largest oilfields in Iraq are suddenly held by Jihadists and no longer by an Iraqi government determined to increase the oil export significantly. More on this aspect in an upcoming article.

http://rt.com/op-edge/168064-isis-te...m-usa-cia-war/

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The “True” Story of Insurgent Leader Abu Umar al-Shishani — & What It Means
By Joanna Paraszczuk, Scott Lucas


http://eaworldview.com/2013/11/syria...chechen-means/


In August, Abu Umar al-Shishani (“Abu Umar the Chechen”) surged to prominence in the Syrian conflict. The faction which he led, Jaish al-Muhajirin wa Ansar (Army of Emigrants and Helpers) had played a key role in one of the insurgency’s biggest victories of 2013, the capture of Menagh Airbase in Aleppo Province.

Over the next three months, EA’s Joanna Paraszczuk investigated the story of al-Shishani and the foreign fighters, most of them ethnic Chechens, of Jaish al-Muhajirin wa Ansar. She detailed the evolution of the group, assessed its significance in the insurgency, and examined its relationship with the Islamic State of Iraq and as-Sham. She brought testimony from al-Shishani himself, in videos commenting on battles near Hama, on ISIS — which had reportedly named him “Northern Emir” for Syria — and on battles with Kurdish militia this autumn.

Doing so, she put into perspective the overblown claims of media and some analysts that the “foreign jihadists” of Jaish had “spearheaded the capture” of Menagh and become a leading force in the insurgency. Her story of Abu Umar also gave much-needed context for a media shorthand that was reducing factions in northern Syria to “Al Qa’eda-linked” without considering their backgrounds, operations, and motives.

Now we have additional information for Paraszczuk’s analysis, courtesy of two detailed and sometimes curious stories, from Alan Cullison of The Wall Street Journal, and from Murad Batal Shishani of BBC Arabic, about the “real” Abu Umar.

Both Batal Shishani and Cullison have published stories based heavily on information from anonymous sources, and a middleman who gave information from Georgia’s Defense Ministry.

The Wall Street Journal version

Cullison says that Abu Umar is Tarkhan Batirashvili: “Born to a Christian father and Muslim mother, he served in an intelligence unit of the Georgian army before opportunities dried up at home and he left for holy war.”

Cullison, who interviewed people claiming to be Umar /Tarkhan’s relatives and two of his (anonymous) former army commanders, says that he grew up as a shepherd boy in Georgia’s Pankisi Gorge, “living in a brick hut with no plumbing in the village of Birkiani”. His long-standing campaign against Moscow began as he helped Chechen rebels cross secretly into Russia and sometimes joined the fighters on missions against Russian-backed troops.

After leaving high school, Umar /Tarkhan joined the Georgian army, winning plaudits for his handling of weapons and maps and joining a special reconnaissance group. He was eventually promoted to sergeant in a new intelligence unit, spying on Russian tank columns during Georgia’s 2008 five-day war with Moscow.

In 2010, Umar /Tarkhan’s life changed when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and confined to a military hospital for several months. He was deemed unfit for the military and discharged.

Unable to get a job with the local police and suspected of helping
Islamist fighters inside Russia, he was sentenced to three years in prison in September 2010. When he was released after 16 months, he left Georgia.

Umar /Tarkhan’s father says his son left for Istanbul, where an older brother had gone months earlier, because he had “no job, no prospects”. While his father says Umar /Tarkhan intended to join an Islamist force fighting inside Syria, he disappeared until this spring when he emerged in promotional videos for Jaish al-Muhajirin wal Ansar.

The BBC Arabic Version

In Batal Shishani’s version for BBC Arabic — published some days before Cullison’s, on November 13 — we learn that BBC Arabic “spoke with a Chechen who served with him (in the Georgian Army), who said he was “a young man sober, sane, considered such by all who knew him, nothing in his character that demonstrated anything extreme or something like that”.

The BBC Arabic version says that it managed to access a file from Abu Umar’s military service, from the Georgian Defense Ministry, via a middleman who asked not to be identified.

The military file revealed that Tarkhan Batirashvili was born in 1968 in the village of Barkiyana in the Pankisi Gorge. He served his compulsory military service between 2006 and 2007. After he finished his service in the disputed region of Abkhazia between Russia and Georgia, in early 2008 he signed a contract to join the Georgian army in a sniper battalion.

The file seen by BBC Arabic says that Tarkhan fought in battles with the Georgian Army against Russia during the five-day war in 2008, and was promoted to the rank of sergeant because of his performance, but he was never rewarded. Instead, because of a health conditions — he contracted tuberculosis in 2010 — he was discharged from service in June that same year.

In September 2010 Tarkhan was imprisoned on charges of buying and storing weapons. He was sentenced to three years, but was released to his deteriorating health, before the end of his sentence.

Some who knew him said that he then traveled to Turkey, and from there to Syria, which had begun experiencing armed conflict. Assisted by his military experience, he gained a leadership position with armed groups in Syria.

BBC Arabic also talked to residents of the Pankisi Gorge, one of whom, named as Abdullah, described Umar as “a good person”. An imam of a nearby village described him as a “balanced man, and a noble one, and I love him so much. Umar and others with him have gone in the way of Allah to Syria to support the oppressed there, and the protection of their rights.”

It is an engaging story, but what is its significance for an understanding of the insurgency in the Syrian conflict? Both articles offer more questions than answers.

Did Umar /Batirashvili Become a “Global Islamic Jihadist”?

The common narrative of Islamist groups in Syria, and the foreign fighters in them, is that they are pursuing a sectarian campaign for a global Islamist ideology. That often turns into the phrase “Al Qa’eda-linked”.

Cullison’s account offers little of this for Umar /Batirashvili. There are only two sentences.

In a recent interview with the jihadi website, Mr. Batirashvili said that prison transformed him. “I promised God that if I come out of prison alive, I’ll go fight jihad for the sake of God.”

Cullison does not give a link to the website, so there is no way to establish if Umar /Batirashvili offered more insight into a religious motivation.

Instead, the close of his article points away from the “global Islamist” narrative:

Mr. Batirashvili’s father…doubts his son’s beard was grown out of any religious conviction.

“He just switched armies, and now he’s wearing a different hat,” he said.

How Did Umar /Batirashvili Rise So Quickly to Lead Jaish al-Muhajirin wa Ansar?

In Cullison’s story, Umar /Batirashvili goes to Turkey in 2012 with military experience and some evidence of support for Islamist insurgents in Russia, but no previous involvement, let alone leadership, with factions fighting in Syria.

Within a year, however, Umar /Batirashvili moves from recruit to head of Jaish al-Muhajirin wa Ansar, formed in March 2013 from the merger of three Islamist factions — Kataeb al-Muhajireen, Kataeb Khattab, and Jaish Muhammad.

Promotional video of the merger dated March 2013:


There is no explanation in the article of Umar /Batirashvili’s meteoric rise to become, in Cullison’s words, an “unruly mastermind” of an insurgent force.

This footage, from February, shows Kataeb al-Muhajireen — which Abu Umar commanded until its merger —following an assault on a military airbase in Aleppo Province. During the storm of the airbase, 36 fighters, mostly from the North Caucasus, were killed. The man speaking in the video is Seyfullakh, Abu Umar’s second-in-command:


What is Jaish al-Muhajirin wa Ansar’s Relationship with the Islamic State of Iraq?

Cullison repeats the menacing lines used by most Western media in descriptions of “foreign jihadists” rising to dominance of the insurgency:

The jihadi commander has recently emerged from obscurity to be the northern commander in Syria of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS), an al Qaeda-connected coalition whose thousands of Arab and foreign fighters have overrun key Syrian military bases, staged public executions and muscled aside American-backed moderate rebel groups trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad.

However, the article has no information on the link between Jaish al-Mujahirin wa Ansar and ISIS, other than the nominal designation of Umar /Batarashvili as an “Emir of the Northern Front” for ISIS during a major offensive by insurgents in Latakia Province in August.

And there is nothing in the piece to link Jaish with Al Qa’eda beyond the generic guilt-by-association reference to Umar /Batarashvili as an ISIS Emir.

What Does It Mean?

Perhaps ironically, given its dramatic opening of Jaish’s involvement in the capture of the Menagh airbase in August, the Wall Street Journal account undermines the portrayal of a well-organized “foreign jihadist” effort which has systematically taken over the insurgency.

Instead, Umar/Batarashvili’s story — and thus the story of Jaish — is one of circumstances and opportunities in which a motley collection of fighters, mainly from outside Syria, gathered. Some may have a sense of “global jihad”, others may have a vague ideological commitment, others may just have a general wish to be involved in a battle.

Umar/Batarashvili, who often struggles to put together a sentence, does not offer a coherent vision of jihad beyond the fight as a fight — against President Assad’s forces, against the Kurds, possibly against other insurgents.

This does not diminish Jaish as a force, at Menagh and elsewhere. Its use of suicide bombers, its ruthlessness — noted and condemned in a Human Rights Watch report on the Latakia offensive — and its determination have made it an asset for insurgent campaigns.

However, it is only one of a large number of such forces in a patchwork insurgency in a fragmented conflict. Jaish are not the cohesive “foreign jihadist” front dominating an insurgency on behalf of Al Qa’eda.

And Abu Umar/Batarashvili — ex-shepherd boy, veteran of the Georgian military, former prisoner — is just a man who “switched armies” to fight another fight.

VIDEO: Abu Umar speaking in September about battles near Hama


http://eaworldview.com/2013/11/syria...chechen-means/

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QATAR* reported to be recruiting, and sending 1,800 North African Muslim terrorists to Iraq to join ISIS


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New documents show that Qatar has recently recruited and plans to send 1,800 terrorists from Morocco and North Africa to Iraq to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) terrorists. A document signed by Qatari Charge d’affaires in Tripoli Nayef Bin Abdullah al-Amadi from Qatar’s embassy in Libya shows that the militants have received training at several military bases in Libya on how to use heavy weaponry.

*QATAR, yes, THAT Qatar where Barack Hussein Obama sent the 5 Taliban terrorists


FARS News The document also revealed that the Qatari diplomat has proposed his country to send the terrorists to Turkey through the Libyan ports and then to Iraq’s Kurdish regions in three groups. The diplomat has stressed in the document that the groups are ready to be dispatched to Iraq by the next week.

Media reports earlier this month said that the foreign-backed militants fighting against the Iraqi government in the Western parts of the Arab country are receiving monthly salaries in cash from Riyadh and Doha.

The ISIS militants fighting against the Iraqi government in the city of Fallujah in Anbar Province in Western Iraq receive a monthly salary of $700 from the governments of Riyadh and Doha, the Iraq Al-Qanoun news website quoted member of Fallujah Liberation Council Maki Al-Issawi as saying.


The ISIS terrorists launched their offensive by seizing the North’s main city, Mosul, earlier this month and have swept through the Tigris river valley, North of Baghdad. They have boasted of massacring hundreds of troops and civilians, including women and children, captured in their advance. The terrorists have been joined by other factions, including former members of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein’s Baath Party.

On Wednesday, Iraqi Energy Minister Hussein al-Shahristani said more than 2 million Iraqis have volunteered to fight against militants from the ISIS. The government has no capacity to process any more volunteers, he added. “No one knows when this battle will end, but we will win it,” al-Shahristani insisted.


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Obama-backed Syrian rebel groups, including ISIS fighters, have been recruiting 10 – 17-year-old children for military operations sometimes under the guise of offering education, says HRW. The teens were taught how to use weapons and were even sent on suicide missions.

HumanRightsActivists “Opposition armed groups used boys as young as 15 as fighters and children as young as 14 in support roles. Some children who participated were detained or killed in battle,” says the latest report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW).


The report, “‘Maybe We Live and Maybe We Die’: Recruitment and Use of Children by Armed Groups in Syria,” deals with experiences of 25 boys who are current or former members of opposition armed groups.

Though the rebels mostly “employed” children of 15-17, one doctor described treating a boy of between 10 and 12 years old. He said that the boy’s job was “to whip prisoners held in an ISIS detention facility.”

“Boys interviewed fought on the frontlines, spied on hostile forces, acted as snipers, treated the wounded on battlefields, and ferried ammunition and other supplies to battles while fighting raged,” HRW’s report says.


The number of children fighting on behalf of the rebels is as yet unknown, the report says. But it gives the data from the Violations Documenting Center, a Syrian monitoring group, which by May 2014 recorded 194 “non-civilian” male children killed since September 2011.

According to the rights watchdog, the children were taken by several extremist organizations. Among them were the Free Syrian Army (FSA), extremist Islamist forces such as the Jabhat al-Nusra and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), and Yekîneyên Parastina Gel (YPG) military and Asayish police forces in Kurdish-controlled parts of northern Syria.


The boys say they have joined the rebels due to different reasons. Some of them followed their relatives or friends who already served there. Other recruits “lived in battle zones without open schools, participated in public protests, or had personally suffered at the hands of the government,” HWR says.

The commanders sometimes asked the children and adults to take part in suicide missions, the boys added. “Sometimes fighters volunteered, and sometimes [commanders] said, ‘Allah chose you,’” said Majed, 16, recruited by Jabhat al-Nusra in Daraa, a city in southwestern Syria.







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Jordan is facing threats on three fronts: from Syria, ISIS in Iraq and potentially from Hamas in the West Bank, former head of the Israel Defense Forces Operations Branch Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Israel Ziv told a news conference of The Israel Project on June 24.

The threat to Jordan from ISIS, should also be perceived as a direct threat to Israel, he said. The Jewish state cannot merely look at the current physical threats on its borders. Israel’s security policies have to take in the broader regional picture.

Jordan has the longest border with Israel. For Israel, any change or real threat that puts Jordan in instability has a direct effect on Israel, such a direct effect that can change the whole national security policy of Israel….Israel should look at it as an almost direct threat to Israel.

He warned that 2,000-3-000 Jordanian jihadists recently returned home from fighting with extremist rebels in Syria “to prepare the ground for the next stage.”

Ziv is of the opinion that ISIS is not only targeting Iraq and Syria but has a clear vision of creating a large Islamic state, which incorporates the territories of Jordan and Israel.

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The battle in Iraq consists of “Turkish-backed Sunni jihadis rebelling against an Iranian-backed Shiite-oriented central government,” I wrote in a recent article.

Some readers question that the republic of Turkey supports the “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria,” the main Sunni group fighting in Iraq. They point to ISIS attacks on Turkish interests within Turkey, along its border with Syria, and in Mosul, and a successful recent meeting of the Turkish and Iranian presidents. Good points, but each of these can be explained.

First, ISIS is willing to accept Turkish support even while seeing the Islamist prime minister and his countrymen as kafirs (infidels) who need to be shown true Islam.

Second, the presidential visit took place on one level while the fighting in Syria and Iraq took place on quite another; the two can occur simultaneously. Turkish-Iranian rivalry is on the rise and, as the distinguished Turkish journalist Burak Bekdil notes in the current issue of the Middle East Quarterly:

Recent years have often seen official language from the two countries about prospering bilateral trade and common anti-Israeli ideological solidarity. But mostly out of sight have been indications of rivalry, distrust and mutual sectarian suspicion between the two Muslim countries.

Ankara may deny helping ISIS, but the evidence for this is overwhelming. “As we have the longest border with Syria,” writes Orhan Kemal Cengiz, a Turkish newspaper columnist, “Turkey’s support was vital for the jihadists in getting in and out of the country.” Indeed, the ISIS strongholds not coincidentally cluster close to Turkey’s frontiers.

Kurds, academic experts and the Syrian opposition agree that Syrians, Turks (estimated to number 3,000), and foreign fighters (especially Saudis, but also a fair number of Westerners) have crossed the Turkish-Syrian border at will, often to join ISIS. What Turkish journalist Kadri Gursel calls a “two-way jihadist highway,” has no bothersome border checks and sometimes involves the active assistance of Turkish intelligence services. CNN even broadcast a video on “the secret jihadi smuggling route through Turkey.”

Actually, the Turks offered far more than an easy border crossing: They provided the bulk of ISIS‘ funds, logistics, training and arms. Turkish residents near the Syrian border tell of Turkish ambulances going to Kurdish-ISIS battle zones and then evacuating ISIS casualties to Turkish hospitals. Indeed, a sensational photograph has surfaced showing ISIS commander Abu Muhammad in a hospital bed receiving treatment for battle wounds in Hatay State Hospital in April.

One Turkish opposition politician estimates that Turkey has paid $800 million to ISIS for oil shipments. Another politician released information about active-duty Turkish soldiers training ISIS members. Critics note that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has met three times with one Yasin al Qadi, who has close ties to ISIS and has funded it.

Why the Turkish support for wild-eyed extremists? Because Ankara wants to eliminate two Syrian polities, the Assad regime in Damascus and Rojava (the emerging Kurdish state) in the northeast.

Regarding the Assad regime: “Thinking that jihadists would ensure a quick fall for the Assad regime in Syria, Turkey, no matter how vehemently officials deny it, supported the jihadists,” writes Mr. Cengiz, “at first along with Western and some Arab countries, and later in spite of their warnings.”

Regarding Rojava: Rojava’s leadership being aligned with the PKK, the (formerly) terrorist Kurdish group based in Turkey, the authoritative Turkish journalist Amberin Zaman has little doubt “that until recently, Turkey was allowing jihadist fighters to move unhindered across its borders” to fight the Kurds.

More broadly, as the Turkish analyst Mustafa Akyol notes, Ankara thought “anybody who fought al-Assad was a good guy and also harbored an ideological uneasiness with accepting that Islamists can do terrible things.” This has led, he acknowledges, to “some blindness” toward violent jihadists. Indeed, ISIS is so popular in Turkey that others publicly copy its logo.

In the face of this support, the online newspaper Al-Monitor calls on Turkey to close its border to ISIS while Rojava threatened Ankara with “dire consequences” unless Turkish aid ceases.

In conclusion, Turkish leaders are finding Syria a double quagmire, with Mr. Assad still in power and the Kurdish entity growing stronger. In reaction, they have cooperated with even the most extreme, retrograde and vicious elements, such as ISIS. However, this support opened a second front in Iraq which, in turn, brings the clash of the Middle East’s two titans, Turkey and Iran, closer to realization.

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/06/22...ic-terrorists/


Obama names Turkish PM Erdoğan among trusted friends- http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/oba...=238&nid=11897


Turkey Trains and equips ISIS while Obama had ISIS trained and equiped in Jordon by Americans.(http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/officials...ase-in-jordan/ - http://www.religiousfreedomcoalition...ing-in-jordan/ - http://rt.com/op-edge/168064-isis-te...m-usa-cia-war/) Something STINKS here!!! Why is the USA and a memeber of NATO arming and training an off-shoot terrorst group (ISIS) more vicious and violent of Al Queda???

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The U.S. intelligence community warned about the "growing threat" from Sunni militants in Iraq since the beginning of the year, a senior intelligence official said Tuesday -- a claim that challenges assertions by top administration officials that they were caught off guard by the capture of key Iraqi cities.

Earlier Tuesday, in an interview with Fox News, Secretary of State John Kerry said "nobody expected" Iraqi security forces to be decisively driven out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, as they were earlier this month in Mosul.

But in a separate briefing with reporters Tuesday afternoon, the senior intelligence official said the intelligence community had warned about the ISIS threat.

“During the past year, the intelligence community has provided strategic warning of Iraq’s deteriorating security situation," the official said. "We routinely highlighted (ISIS') growing threat in Iraq, the increasing difficulties Iraq’s security forced faced in combating (ISIS), and the political strains that were contributing to Iraq’s declining stability.”

Asked who failed to act, the official did not explain.

Offering a grave warning about the current strength of the group -- which is a State Department-designated terror organization -- the official also said that barring a major counteroffensive, the intelligence community assesses that ISIS is "well-positioned to keep the territory it has gained."The official said the ISIS "strike force" now has between 3,000 and 5,000 members.

Further, the official said ISIS, as a former Al Qaeda affiliate, has the "aspiration and intent" to target U.S. interests. Asked if Americans have joined, the intelligence official said it "stands to reason that Americans have joined."

The information from the intelligence community adds to the picture of what is known about the ISIS threat, and what might have been known in the weeks and months before its militants seized Mosul and other northern cities and towns.

Kerry, speaking with Fox News on Tuesday in the middle of a multi-country swing through the Middle East and Europe as he tries to calm the sectarian crisis in Iraq, pushed back on the notion that more could have been done from a Washington perspective to prevent the takeovers. Pressed on whether the fall of Mosul and other cities to Sunni militants marks an intelligence failure, Kerry said nobody could have predicted Iraqi security forces would have deserted.

"We don't have people embedded in those units, and so obviously nobody knew that. I think everybody in Iraq was surprised. People were surprised everywhere," he said.

The secretary noted that the U.S. and Iraq did not sign a formal agreement allowing troops to stay in the country past 2011, so "we didn't have eyes in there."

"But the Iraqis didn't even have a sense of what was happening," Kerry said.

When asked what the U.S. did to shore up Mosul, after seeing other Iraqi cities fall earlier this year, Kerry added: "In the end, the Iraqis are responsible for their defense, and nobody expected wholesale desertion and wholesale betrayal, in a sense, by some leaders who literally either signed up with the guys who came in or walked away from their posts and put on their civilian clothes.

"No, nobody expected that."

But aside from the apparent warnings from the U.S. intelligence community, reports in The Telegraph and Daily Beast claim that Kurdish sources did warn American and British officials that ISIS was gaining strength and ready to advance, but it "fell on deaf ears."

A senior lieutenant to Lahur Talabani, head of Kurdish intelligence, reportedly told The Daily Beast that the Kurds passed on warnings about a possible takeover of Mosul to British and U.S. government officials.

"We knew exactly what strategy they were going to use, we knew the military planners," the official said.

The Telegraph reported that Washington and London got warnings months ago about Sunni militant plans to try and take over the northwestern region of Iraq. The Kurds reportedly had been monitoring developments on their own.

At this stage, though, the question for Kerry and the Obama administration is how far they are willing to go to shore up the embattled Iraqi government. Kerry, in Baghdad a day earlier, pressed Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to proceed with the formation of a new government -- Iraq's parliament is set to begin this process next week.

In the meantime, President Obama has committed up to 300 U.S. military advisers to help Iraq's government fend off ISIS forces. The administration continues to weigh whether to authorize airstrikes.

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So now the US Is supporting Syria and Iraqi against ISIS while Russia supports Syria against its rebels....what a mess for the dumb US of A polices....
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U.S. Marine inadvertently reveals why Iraqi soldiers are cutting and running, refusing to fight ISIS insurgents today



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Pretty sure this video is from 4-5 years ago. A U.S. Marine is scolding Iraqi troops/law enforcement officers for not being willing to stand up and fight for their country, but rather prefer to have the Americans do it for them. This is exactly what we are seeing now.



Semper Fi! A Marine that tells it like it is unlike Obama. Obama even if he is not presently a practicing Muslim has strong Muslim sympathies shown by the number of Muslim Brotherhood members he has in his administration all the way to the upper part of Homeland Security and his actions with Muslim Terror Organizations. Like Jeremiah Wright said: I “Made It Comfortable” For Obama to Accept Christianity Without Having to Renounce Islam. Obama has never been honest or forthcoming about this. Paparock
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Take these videos and do your own research as I make NO claims to there validity but it should make you think and check into things for yourself. Don't just swallow what either the Democrats or Republicans feed you. Things are not always as they seem. The German Nazis learned the use of propaganda and manipulation of its population from America's Progressives under Woodrow Wilson. In fact Paul Joseph Goebbels (German politician and Reich Minister of Propaganda in Nazi Germany) drew much of his inspiration from the work of Edward Louis Bernays. Bernays pioneered the PR industry's use of psychology and other social sciences to design its public persuasion campaigns. He called this scientific technique of opinion-molding the 'engineering of consent'. He also worked with a vast number of famous clients, including President Calvin Coolidge.

“[i]n general,” as the German-trained progressive economist Richard T. Ely likewise affirms, “there is no limit to the right of the State, the sovereign power, save its ability to do good.” The first step toward bold, experimental reform was to untie the hands of government.

Progressivism: American Fifth Column- http://www.basicsproject.org/progres...fth_column.htm

Reviewing From America To The Third Reich History Essay- http://www.ukessays.com/essays/histo...tory-essay.php

Propaganda Part I: Bernays and Goebbels- http://open.salon.com/blog/rw005g/20...s_and_goebbels

Eugenics, American Progressivism, and the ‘German Idea of the State’-http://www.libertylawsite.org/2013/0...-of-the-state/

Most Americans have a total lack of understanding of the history of Progressivism in the United States. Educate youself! There are Progressives in both the Democratic and Republican parties. How can you make an educated vote if you lack the facts?

America better start listening to the message ISIS is sending as to their intentions toward YOU!





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Official: Intelligence community warned about 'growing' ISIS threat in Iraq


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U.S. Intelligence Community warned the Obama Regime about the growing threat from ISIS since early January 2014…refuting claims that regime officials were caught off guard by the ISIS insurgency in Iraq

In an interview with Fox News, Secretary of State John Kerry said “nobody expected” Iraqi security forces to be decisively driven out by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, as they were earlier this month in Mosul. But in a briefing with reporters, the senior intelligence official said the intelligence community had warned about the ISIS threat.

FOX News “During the past year, the intelligence community has provided strategic warning of Iraq’s deteriorating security situation,” the official said. “We routinely highlighted (ISIS’) growing threat in Iraq, the increasing difficulties Iraq’s security forced faced in combating (ISIS), and the political strains that were contributing to Iraq’s declining stability.”

Asked who failed to act, the official did not explain.

MILITANTS attacked one of Iraq’s largest air bases and seized control of several small oilfields on Wednesday. In northern Iraq the Sunni militants extended a two-week advance that has been led by the hardline Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) but also includes an amalgam of other Sunni groups angered by Maliki’s rule.

Militants overran the Ajeel oil site, 30 km (19 miles) east of Tikrit, which contains at least three small oilfields that produce 28,000 barrels per day, an engineer working at the field said. The engineer said local tribes had taken responsibility for protecting the fields after police withdrew but that they also left after the nearby town of al-Alam was seized by militants.

Insurgents have surrounded a massive air base nearby, which was known as “Camp Anaconda” under U.S. occupation, and struck it with mortars. Eyewitnesses said the air base had been surrounded on three sides.

In recent days, Baghdad’s grip on the Western frontier with Syria and Jordan has also been challenged. One post on the Syrian border has fallen to Sunni militants and another has been taken over by the Kurds. A third crossing with Syria and the only crossing with Jordan are contested, with anti-government fighters and Baghdad both claiming control.

For ISIS, capturing the frontier is a step towards the goal of erasing the modern border altogether and building a caliphate across swathes of Iraq and Syria.

Offering a grave warning about the current strength of the group — which is a State Department-designated terror organization — the official also said that barring a major counteroffensive, the intelligence community assesses that ISIS is “well-positioned to keep the territory it has gained.”The official said the ISIS “strike force” now has between 3,000 and 5,000 members.

Further, the official said ISIS, as a former Al Qaeda affiliate, has the “aspiration and intent” to target U.S. interests. Asked if Americans have joined, the intelligence official said it “stands to reason that Americans have joined.”

The information from the intelligence community adds to the picture of what is known about the ISIS threat, and what might have been known in the weeks and months before its militants seized Mosul and other northern cities and towns.

Kerry, speaking with Fox News on Tuesday in the middle of a multi-country swing through the Middle East and Europe as he tries to calm the sectarian crisis in Iraq, pushed back on the notion that more could have been done from a Washington perspective to prevent the takeovers. Pressed on whether the fall of Mosul and other cities to Sunni militants marks an intelligence failure, Kerry said nobody could have predicted Iraqi security forces would have deserted.

“We don’t have people embedded in those units, and so obviously nobody knew that. I think everybody in Iraq was surprised. People were surprised everywhere,” he said.

When asked what the U.S. did to shore up Mosul, after seeing other Iraqi cities fall earlier this year, Kerry added: “In the end, the Iraqis are responsible for their defense, and nobody expected wholesale desertion and wholesale betrayal, in a sense, by some leaders who literally either signed up with the guys who came in or walked away from their posts and put on their civilian clothes.

“No, nobody expected that.”

But aside from the apparent warnings from the U.S. intelligence community, reports in The Telegraph and Daily Beast claim that Kurdish sources did warn American and British officials that ISIS was gaining strength and ready to advance, but it “fell on deaf ears.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014...rted-warnings/
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Arrow Obama for for ISIS before he was aginst them but he can't make up his mind

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So now the US Is supporting Syria and Iraqi against ISIS while Russia supports Syria against its rebels....what a mess for the dumb US of A polices....

Well Obama trained and supplied ISIS before he was against them but he is still trying to make up his mind who's side he is own. I think.
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