Al Qaeda, ISIS, Islam, politics, terrorism, terrorists, Uncategorized, War On Terror

The Roles Women Play: al Qaeda and Islamic State

The View From Here

“It’s not my role to set off bombs — that’s ridiculous. I have a weapon. It’s to write. It’s to speak out. That’s my jihad. You can do many things with words. Writing is also a bomb.”

 It has been over a month since the husband and wife team of Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik committed an act of terrorism is San Bernardino, California. In the aftermath, as a way to determine a motive, investigators initially focused on a garbled message on Facebook left by Malik. The message purported to claim an allegiance to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. This led many in the media – and armchair analysts online – to confirm that the attack was at least inspired by IS. But digging deeper into the lives of Farook and Malik revealed a more al Qaeda-style ideology. The fact that Malik was involved in the…

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Operation CUT: Bosnia versus the Islamic State

The XX Committee

Early this morning, more than a hundred Bosnian special police raided thirteen different locations around Sarajevo, the capital, arresting eleven suspects on a raft of terrorism charges. Those taken into custody are considered affiliates of the Islamic State, the notorious ISIS, and are believed to have recruited personnel and raised funds for the terror group.

This Federal Police action, termed Operation REZ (Cut), followed surveillance on fifteen suspected ISIS affiliates, including the eleven arrested today. Police seized ISIS paraphernalia as well as considerable amounts of electronic media for analysis.

Today’s developments are significant for several reasons. In the first place, on a per capita basis Bosnia-Hercegovina has supplied more fighters to ISIS than any other European country. Hundreds of Bosnians, most of them young, have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight under the group’s black banner. This is so out of control that Sarajevo has criminalized going abroad to…

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Banning Ammo

This stuff is insane. Now that they haven’t had any success banning weapons and magazines and such. Now they want to ban ammo. I thought it was kind of ignorant some retailers chose not to sell certain ammo that is popular for handguns such as 9mm. Hey, that’s fine they are a company and do what they wish as far as that goes.

I’m glad the ATF did what they did backing off. I saw a response  from the ATF on their website saying something about what was published concerning armored piercing rounds being a typo or misprint.

It just seems to me like they are trying to come in the back door concerning gun control. Since they get ban guns they are going to try to ban ammo. Certain types of armor piercing ammo is color coded for whatever purpose and type it is and is still unavailable for consumption by the public. That’s fine, I don’t care about that.

What I do have a problem with is the left trying to push gun control anyway they can even though the Supreme Court has made numerous decisions that we have he right to keep and bear arms. From what I have read concerning this from the founding fathers these rights were important to fight tyranny whether it be foreign or domestic. Back then it was also an important right to put food on the table and to protect you and your family and property.

The biggest problem I see is the lack of enforcing the laws we already have on the books. There are plenty of statistics that show areas who have the least amount of gun control laws and have concealed carry have had a positive impact on crimes. The major cities and “gun free zones” have a lot more crimes.

Many places where criminals are caught under disability with a firearm get slapped on the wrist and let go. Why are judges handing out chicken shit sentences to felons who get caught with firearms, especially the ones with violent histories?

It would be pretty safe to say our enemies have thought twice about coming to our shores and attacks us I don’t remember which Japanese leader during WWII made the comment about there being a gun behind every blade of grass if they invaded the US but, you kind of get the point. Maybe that’s part of the reason some people and government officials are worried about Americans with so many firearms? Maybe that is part of the reason Obama is so adamant about the language he uses concerning terrorists.

I see plenty of feedback on social media Americans are getting fed up with the situation as a whole. Is another major attack in the works? What would happen if another 9/11 attack would happen? Are Americans going to say enough is enough and turn into vigilantes and start taking out Muslims? What kind of powder keg are we sitting on here and abroad.

It’s not looking good with ISIS gaining ground and continues to grow. The administration saying they are the JV team and we see just the opposite. Mostly what I see is a major struggle between the terrorist groups to see which one is in control. They are working together to some degree for their agenda.

All the issues concerning Iran with nukes and more than likely being the main source for ISIS since their government supports and encourages them, more than likely providing training weapons, supporting, and financing ISIS. Their mission is to do whatever they can to destroy the western world. They want the entire world to be under their twisted version of Islam and tyrannical Sharia law. In my opinion they are like an infestation of cockroaches and just needs to be exterminated. People may not want to believe this is a religious war but, it is to them. All I see ISIS being is an evil theocracy. I don’t really care what they claim what religion it is. They claim to be Islam. Not really much difference in other groups using other any other religion to purport their agenda under the guise of religion.

They need taken care of with extreme prejudice. Isis is a danger to any and every country on the planet. If your under the impression diplomacy, using certain semantics to appease them, and wasting time claiming they are victims and we need to be more aware of their sensitivities. You are ignorant, in denial, or just plain delusional.

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Obama and The National Prayer Breakfast

I found President Obama’s remarks and comments interesting at the National Prayer Breakfast. I’ve seen a bunch of comments ridiculing him on what he had said. It doesn’t make much sense to me why he made the comments about the Crusades. I guess the point he was trying to make is that all through history religion has played a major role concerning wars and conflicts. In many ways this is true. What does making this point do with the price of rice in China? Going over a bunch of info on the Crusades I’ve found. I get the general consensus that the Crusades started mainly over Islamic aggression. The more I dig around about different conflicts and wars Islam has been the center of attention. Not much different than the aggression today with ISIS or ISIL continually growing and gaining control over more territory. It comes across to me they are trying to form or to replicate and establish the Caliphate of old. If I understand this concept accurately this is their mission. To get a Caliphate together, conquer the world, and spread their radical ideals of Islam everywhere. And everyone who doesn’t commit and conform to their ideology are going to end up taking a dirt nap one way or another.

Why doesn’t Obama call this what it is? What has the terminology change from radical Islamic extremists to violent extremists, or violent insurgents? Why is this administration splitting hairs about the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah, and other groups being designated terrorist organizations? Is Obama afraid to look like Bush? What is the agenda about being so careful with the language as to not to offend? Are they afraid if using what some would call offensive language going to incite more recruitment to ISIS? Do they really believe being politically correct, compassionate, and sympathetic to these savages is going to be beneficial?

Watching different stories coming out about the reactions of other leaders around the world, they seem to be at a loss of some sort. Most of the issues seem to revolve around Obama’s actions and his constantly changing semantics and inconsistencies. Where does he really stand? This whole problem seems to revolve around the holy lands and who has control of them. Even being involved in Iraq has a lot of controversy surrounding our involvement there. I keep hearing and seeing stuff that it has been twisted into Iraq being responsible for 9/11. I don’t doubt Saddam was supporting terrorist groups financially or otherwise. I always was under the impression the biggest reason we went into Iraq was over Iraq not adhering and thumbing their nose at the U.N conditions and sanctions concerning the WMD and nuclear weapons programs. Not letting inspectors in, trying to push deadlines over and over which, is another argument altogether. With that fiasco we found out countries were selling Saddam military equipment, arms , and other stuff they weren’t supposed to under these sanctions. France, Russia and Germany mostly were caught with their hands in the cookie jar.

I get the impression other world leaders can’t or won’t step up to the plate and lead either without having the United State being in the lead. Statements about being strategically patient hasn’t really given anyone any comfort or direction. How would you even begin to describe being strategically patient? All I’ve seen from coming about with this administrations comments, including Susan Rice and John Kerry is they are projecting weakness. I’m sure all it is doing is empowering our enemies.

I get the impression Obama doesn’t really have a plan. Is diplomacy his plan? Pulling troops out, and making statements about closing Gitmo. Trading 5 terrorists for one most likely a deserter, coming to the end of participation in different parts of the region. Not making a deal to keep enough residual troops, personnel, and equipment is only empowering our enemies. I bet ISIS is having a hay day with the propaganda they have the west on the run and have been victorious against the infidels. I’m afraid this is all going to get worse before it gets better because of being reactionary instead of being proactive.

I can see why our allies in Europe are a little hesitant about doing anything, they are a lot closer to these savages than we are. Many civilized people don’t really have the stomach to probably do what it is going to take to get rid of the problem. ISIS is no doubt in my mind is an evil theocracy. Burning people alive, beheadings, all sorts of barbaric punishments, mutilations for different offenses, and throwing homosexuals off of buildings, and stoning women to death for infidelity after being victims of rape. Children being sold into slavery, or used as sexual slaves, and god knows what?

What really upset me about the comments Obama made about the Crusades and the atrocities performed under the guise of different religions made it sound like it was okay and justified for ISIS to do what they are doing. For me anyway, it doesn’t look much different to what was happening during WWII and what Nazis were up to. A radical ideology gaining ground and many innocent people are in the middle of it. It doesn’t seem to matter who ISIS goes after. They are killing and torturing whomever doesn’t fit their mold. It doesn’t matter if you are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, man, woman, or child.

We have been dealing with basically the same exact problem for thousands of years. Until technology and ease of getting information around the world. It has been a possibility to some degree to contain this radical ideology contained in the region. Most everything I can remember that has revolved around terrorism from Embassies getting bombed, planes being hijacked and bombed. To the most recent stuff going on like Charlie Hebdo attacked has been directly related to radical Islam.

Reports and videos have surfaced children are being encouraged and have taken part of carrying out beheadings and other punishments. It was interesting watching one of the stories and they were talking about the children and showed a few pictures of the future members of ISIS. I don’t remember what show it was on. Now, that we have been in this war 15 years made me think about the possible ISIS members who may have been young children 15 years ago. That could very well be in their early twenties or , of what would be considered military age. We are definitely facing a relentless enemy. I don’t doubt for one second they will do anything they see fit to accomplish what they set out to do. I believe westerners are going to have to come to grips this isn’t going away anytime soon. It’s not going to be solved in 10, 15, or 20 years. I believe it’s going to be a generational problem for many generations. It has already in some ways. There is going to have to be a way to stop the indoctrination from birth of these radical ideas. How that is going to be accomplished, who knows? Until then what are the options?

All avenues should be used to take care of the problem to keep the civilized world safe. Diplomacy, sanctions, and brute force. I have a felling the brute force is going to come into play more so than diplomatic avenues. They’ll need rooted out like a rat infestation. The current airstrikes and pussy footing around hasn’t seemed to do much. Reports are ISIS is still growing.

At some International level it is going to have to be dealt with. A coalition if will I do believe is going to have to convene. Identify the problem, and come together and take them out. Hell, even the possibility of splitting up the region similar to how Germany was taken care of after WWII may have to be done. Having International control until countries could put together stable governments that could handle radical insurgents. Who knows? It’s a big goat fuck without a simple solution.

My take on it would be to take a stand against ISIS, call it what it is. Whether or not it is Islam or not, ISIS claims it is Islam. The only one who really differs on that opinion is Obama. If it pisses of moderate Muslims oh well. Get pissed off and take religion back and make it peaceful as it is claimed to be. Get rid of these radical leaders hijacking Islam.

There needs to a concerted effort by the International community to put sanctions on countries who harbor, finance and support terrorist. Human intel on the ground to find terrorist cells and training encampments. Take those out through any military means necessary. Gives these countries notice the coalition forces are coming to take cells and training camps out. If they get in the way take them out too. Do airstrikes and put boots on the ground where necessary. Keep forces in place until they can root out and destroy any an all opposition. If they keep talking about it being a war, make it war, and fight to win.

I do believe Obama and his administration foreign policy have made things worse instead of better. I also believe with his actions or, lack of has also damaged our relations with important allies like Israel leaving them vulnerable as well. Because Obama coming across as being weak and they know he won’t do anything.

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Terrorism Stuff

I’ve been sitting here wondering for sometime how much our foreign policy has played a role in the terrorist activities. Going back to when Saddam gassed the Kurds. I was under the impression we were trying to help the Kurds launch a coup to take Saddam out because of the monster and tyrant he was. Then for whatever reason we bailed on the Kurds and Saddam gassed them. Not that I condone and have any sympathy for radical Islamic extremists, just wondering how things like this have impacted and promoted some of the hatred they have toward us.

Terrorism isn’t new and it’s been going on for ions in different parts of the world. And America hasn’t really had to deal with terrorism as much as a country like Israel. They’ve been fighting terrorism ever since their inception. It’s a daily routine for Israel to be countering terrorism. Of course, since we are allies doesn’t help with other relationships we have around the world since many in that region would like to see Israel wiped off the face of the earth.

We’ve had our attacks as well to deal with but, nothing on the scale Israel has to deal with. Attacking our ships, embassies, and military installations. Now with Benghazi being at the forefront of some of the most recent attacks. Being almost 15 years since we’ve been at war with terrorism depending on when you want to start. I first remember hearing about terrorist attacks in the early 1970’s when the thing to do was to highjack an airplane. Or, the massacre in Munich during the 1972 Olympics and The Raid on Entebbe are a couple of instances that come to mind.

I guess we have always had a pretty good advantage of having the oceans keeping us isolated from the rest of the world until technology and transportation has advanced as much as it has. Within a days time we can pretty much be in any part of the world we would want to go. Instead of taking days or months like it used to. With the having access to the internet and social media now even in some of the remote places on earth. Information flies around the world in milliseconds. More people have more access to information than ever before whether it’s viable information, or propaganda. And there are a lot more avenues to gain access to this information as well.  Having satellite phones, and cell phones, the internet, radio, and TV. And it is all pretty inexpensive when you think about it.

Another thing I have been thinking about is the consensus used to be isolate and contain whatever was happening in the Middle East. Not so much anymore with all the technology available, just about everyone has access to some sort of communication. Having Saddam gone, Ghadaffi gone, and a few others, we have left a void in the region. Even though we had problems with these people they were somewhat the lessor of two evils. These dictators kept things bordering on complete chaos. With our culture we think things were terrible how the treated people in their countries. And they were brutal dictators but, they understood the mentality of who they were dealing with when it came to radical Islamic extremists. Their mentality is about 180 degrees than ours when it comes to what they believe in. They believe if it’s worth believing it’s worth dyeing for. Doesn’t matter what it is, case in point with the Muhammed cartoons. Those cartoons offended them and Muhammed and it’s worth killing and dying for. We scoff at that and can’t comprehend that because it is trivial to us and we usually don’t have to much of an issue when offensive satire is used.

From what other things I’ve read the Torah, Old Testament, and the Quran are pretty much identical in a lot of ways. An eye for and eye, tooth for a tooth sort of things. They are stuck in that time period when people were stoned, beheaded, or had their hands cut off for stealing and other such penalties. It’s pretty barbaric, and it seems like they wish to stay there in that time period. It’s becoming a cancer and spreading and I wonder how long is it going to take civilized nations to continue to tolerate radical Islamic terrorism?

I just shake my head hearing our leaders and mainstream media trying to be empathetic and sympathetic with these savages. Having the mentality that somehow if we are nice enough, and try not to offended them they will be able to solve this diplomatically. Whether they want to admit it or not we are looking at a religious war. It may not be our point of view as a religious war it is in their mind. I get the impression anyway that these radicals are out to either kill or convert everyone into radical Islamic extremists. And they will do it by any means necessary. Their tactics are evolving, using suicide bombers, sleeper cells, and are even promoting and recruiting lone wolf attacks.

I don’t see any of this letting up anytime soon. It will probably get worse before it gets better. I think it was a big mistake not staying in areas where we have taken out dictators and trying to get a stable government in where they could control the radical end of the spectrum. With Ghadaffi and Saddam out of the picture, Pakistan and Syria in turmoil it’s been a free for all over there with warring tribes and militants trying to gain power. Now we are facing the possibility of a caliphate forming and being in place in the Middle East. If a caliphate is allowed to take root we are definitely going to have major problems more so than we do now. It is going to take a concerted effort to destroy radical Islamic terrorism. There needs to be a coalition of all the nations who are under attack. Hunt these radicals down and kill them. Along with trying to break the cycle of children being indoctrinated, and others. Much of it is going to have to come from within from other Muslims who are peaceful and follow Islam as the peaceful religion it is supposed to be. Which bring up another question, Is Islam really a peaceful religion? Seeing the polls and other information is seems like about 25% are radical and the other 80% agree with what the radical percentage is up to. I’m sure there are a percentage of Muslims abhor what is happening. I know I don’t see much difference between Islamic extremism and Nazism and the so called “solution” to have a perfect race. Instead of having the superior race, radical Islamics are promoting the superior religion. Trying to implement seriously oppressive Sharia law, either you convert or conform, or you die. Genital mutilation taking place, rape victims being stoned to death, and/or acid throw on them. Honor killings taking place. Bloggers being sentenced to insane prison sentence and being lashed just for doing something offensive. Alleged homosexuals being tossed off of buildings, and God know what other atrocities they are committing.

Then we have organizations like CAIR and The Muslim Brother hood, and you could probably throw the New Black Panthers and Farrakhan into the mix as well promoting black liberation under the guise of Islam. Which all I see are organizations providing a gateway for radicalization. We are seeing more of a proactive move coming out of European countries like Belgium wo are cracking down and arresting suspects who may be a threat since the attacks in Paris. That could be another strategy working on the edges and moving toward the center of the problem and stamping it out eventually.

Obama has completely mishandled this situation in my opinion. By pulling out troops and not making deals for troops to carry over to train and support governments troops. Look at how many have cut and run and are not even willing to fight to for their own freedom and rights. Then we are sending troops back into these places. It doesn’t make any sense. Having these ridiculous rules of engagement. Pussy footing around with a few drone strikes and bombing missions to make it look like there is an effort being made to win the war on terror.

It’s going to take a lot more than what we are doing. We are dealing with a very determined enemy who has patience and are relentless enough to keep fighting. It doesn’t help with having the mentality of empathizing and sympathizing and expecting diplomatic channels to work. It is never going to happen. We are going to have to act like we are in a war and go to war with the end of the mission to be victorious and exterminate our enemy. It is going to take a concerted effort from everyone to work within their own countries to stomp out radical Islamic extremists. Law enforcement needs to get the intelligence and be proactive and arrest or take out terrorists, throw them in jail, or just completely sanitize the situation.

Sanctions are going to have to be implemented on countries and states who harbor terrorists and finance them. If a source comes from one of these countries a coalition is going to have to go in and vaporize training camps and terrorist cells. If the countries or states don’t wish to cooperate kick the shit out of them too. A serious message is going to have to be sent to radical Islamic extremists from civilized society that terrorism isn’t going to be tolerated. And Muslims are going to have to put an end to the senseless indoctrination of radical ideas into children. The brainwashing is going to have to stop.

The more and more I read and look into terrorism as a whole one common denominator keeps cropping up. It’s radical Islamic extremism. Indie is at odds with Muslims and have been at the brink of nuking them a few times. Most Indians I’ve talk to think the only good Muslim is a dead Muslim. Having 9/11 happening here with the Twin Towers being attacked, the Pentagon, Flight 93. France and the UK have been terrorized many times. Russia has had many attacks. The two other incidents that I mentioned earlier. It all comes down to one common denominator, radical Islamic extremism. It’s a cancer on humanity.

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Paris Attacks

Why doesn’t it surprise me Obama didn’t attend the rally in Paris or send one of his cronies? The only message I can conceive of the inaction of this administration is that it is sympathetic to our enemies. Now hearing reports Obama is encouraging or going to monitor, or whatever, journalist not to write anything that may offend radical Islamic terrorist that could incite violence on our people? Obama is clearly showing to me where his alliances are.

With none of our high profile officials like Kerry, Biden, Obama himself, or an under secretary of sort not going to Paris is lame. Lame is about the only thingI can think of, other than it being a slap in the face to France and all the other leaders who attended to at least make a statement against terrorism.

Obama should have been the first one to condemn those attacks, lead from the front, and get all the nations together for a serious effort to destroy terrorism. All of his previous statements concerning Muslims and Islam should be proof enough where he stands, Obama Against Anti-Jihad Articles and 40 Mind Blowing Quotes From Obama About Islam And Christianity.

Those articles are just a couple of examples. I am just disgusted about how Obama is handling the terrorism situation. I doubt this shit would be going on if someone like Reagan was in office. Obama is a disgrace at best. He has insulted Israel numerous times. Obama’s Disdain for Israel.

I’ll be glad when Obama is out of office. I sure hope we have a serious leader to clean up his mess after he’s gone.