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Monday, June 29, 2015

One Year Anniversary: ISIS Pronounced Itself The Caliphate

June 29, 2015, marks one year to the day.

It's the middle of Ramadan.

American Independence Day is this weekend.

We are hearing warnings of the possibility of a terrorist attack this week.

This article, dated June 28, 2015, points out the following:
...In Britain, the ISIS targeted the annual Armed Forces Day parade on Saturday, but intelligence officials foiled the plot, which was discovered by an undercover British agent who was recruited by the terrorist group.

The ISIS had told the investigator, according to the London Sun, “It will be big. We will hit the kuffar (unbelievers) hard InshAllah. Hit their soldiers in their own land. InshAllah. Soldiers that served in Iraq and Afghanistan will be present. Jump in the crowd and detonate the bomb.

“They think they can kill Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan then come back to the UK and be safe. We’ll hit them hard InshAllah.”

The multiple attacks on Friday indicate, whether coordinated or not, are clear signs that the Islamic State’s declared war on the world is more than rhetoric....
Within the last hour on CBS This Morning, Michael Morell, who served as the CIA deputy director until his retirement in 2013 and now is CBS News's Senior Security Correspondent, said (my best recollection of his exact words): "I wouldn't be at all surprised if we weren't sitting here in one week to discuss a major terrorist attack that had happened over the coming weekend."


  1. Does our government really want ISIS gone? I don't think so, and it's not my original idea.

  2. My sister is divorcing an Arab with ties to ISIS. I wish I could say more, but the FBI has him on their radar. :D

  3. There is only ONE sensible solution to ALL this incredible barrage of bothersome BS. and that is a UTILITARIAN solution –– a FINAL Solution:




    Those who would be kind to the cruel are sure to be cruel to the kind."

    "Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it."

    ~ Thomas Paine (1737-1809)


    However illegal, impolitic, inadvisable, unconstitutional, un-American, immoral or impracticable others claim it to be I will maintain that position till my dying day.

    When the Handwriting on the Wall sends a clear, uncompromising message, and STILL we fail to heed its stern warning, we DESERVE to be ECLIPSED.

    FACE IT: Either it's DIDADIN or BE DAMNED.

  4. Remember when leftwingers here constantly reminded us "there will be no caliphate...don't pee in your pants...." etc etc. Ya, and I think it's some Second Anniversary for ISIS I'm hearing too...maybe when they first got themselves together.
    We're going to have to start relying on Jordan and other countries in the region now.
    When ISIS first started beheading, etc., I thought, and blogged, that this might be just what the Muslim world needs to WAKE UP to the evils they ignore in their Koran. I believe this is happening now that THEY (MUslims) are under siege.
    If ISIS was just a tad bit weaker, I'd say this will be effective. I'm not sure now.....here's hoping.
    By the way....whoever recommended to bikini-clad Europeans that sun bathing on a "Muslim beach" is a good idea ought to lose his travel agency license. 98% of Tunisia is muslim.
    Now we can't even feel secure in Venice, California. Or the Jersey Shore or Lake Michigan.
    I don't feel particularly worried about terrorism here, but we now are a very changed country. Obama's weakened us possibly beyond repair.

  5. All the horror and evil that has been visited on the people of Syria, Iraq (which is now spreading across Africa, Asia, Europe and ultimately to the USA) could have been prevented if we had leaders with the foresight and vision to counter it when the threat was small. How many thousands will die for that mistake?

    1. Would you explain what steps you would have taken?

    2. Wow. I wonder what FreeThinke really thinks of Muslims.

    3. Ducky... don't expect an answer to that question. CI was taken to task, and off the Geez list for arguing that just being critical, without any realistic suggestion of a solution was also part of the problem.

      Mike is a political guy who is good at what he does, but short on solutions that are not along the lines of a fuzzy "something other than what Obama did." You'll never get specifics.

      At least Free is specific, even if not realistic. For that, I applaud him. He's at least willing to own up publicly to what many on the right desire, but won't own.

    4. CI got put on the Bad Boy list? Who's next, the queen bee runs a tight ship.

      I'm amazed that they seem to think the issues in the middle east start with Obama. Before his election everything was peachy, I suppose. George had it well in hand.

      FT has been over the high side a couple times too often.

    5. I disagree. Genocidalism is way too leftist for most people on the right.

      A far more right-wing solution would be an assertion of sovereignty and preservation of order - our house, our rules - and simply shut the door (ports and borders) to those who don't want to belong here. With that comes neighborly respect - we shouldn't be up in there houses rearranging furniture either, telling them how to cut their lawn, who the head of household should be, etc. These Muslims don't want to convert you to Islam anymore than Joel Osteen does - they kill far more Muslims than anyone does.

      The best solution... Shut the door and peek outside when the shouting stops. America has enough oil to fuel our projected needs for the next 700 years. The Western Hemisphere has enough agricultural base to feed 10 Earths.

      Let the Old World die of cancer. Pull the friggin' plug.

    6. Call it "benign neglect" a la DP Moynihan if you want to get the sensible Democrats on board (if'n there is such a thing anymore).

      What if "do unto others as you would have them do unto you" became America's foreign policy? Just leave the trash alone and the maggots and birds will take care of it.

  6. The Kurds are relentless warriors.

    But have they been effective in turning back the Wahhabists?

    The Kurds are begging for more military help from the West, and this begging has been going on intermittently since WW1.

    Yes , I have personally met with a group of Kurds living here in the D.C area. They are Sunnis, but from what I can tell are not hardliners.

    1. The Kurds are the best bet, but stymied by their own factionalism and Baghdad constricting the flow of arms and other sundry supplies.

    2. Well for some reason (probably spelled T-U-R-K-E-Y) we've once again rejected aa move to arm them.

  7. The possibility of a terrorist attack is how terrorism works. Enjoy the Fourth ... they can't kill us all.

  8. I have had a concern expressed at work today regarding "enjoying the Fourth." This friend was going out on a lake with her kids. I commented, "You will probably be pretty safe there." Her response, "But the beaches....?" Yeah - tourists on the beaches of Tunisia come to mind.

    They can't kill us all. But neither do any of us want to be part of a growing statistic of Muslim on non-Muslim violence.

    The Last English Prince

  9. I see that Pastorius has posted the following (emphases mine)....

    From Fox:

    “FBI tells Fox News it is building command centers around US to monitor terror threats over July 4 holiday” Fox affiliate WTTG-TV in Washington reported federal agencies have sent out warnings to police departments around the country:

    “The FBI, Homeland Security and the National Counterterrorism Center are all warning local law enforcement about a heightened concern involving possible terror attacks targeting the July 4th holiday.”

    ”National security analysts say the warning is different and serious this year because of ISIS. They point to U.S.-based extremists who just this year launched attacks in Boston and Dallas and an arrest of a Virginia teenager for helping a friend join ISIS.”

    ABC News recently reported the FBI has investigations in all fifty states to track and disrupt ISIS-inspired terror attacks....

    More at the above link.

  10. Excuse me Dave and Ducky but at Mike's America I have been POUNDING on the keyboard to push solutions for the problem of ISIS. It's not like this is a NEW problem. It cropped up the moment Obama dismantled our intelligence and support infrastructure in Iraq. There is a whole host of options. Obviously Obama's plan isnt' working. Are you willing to admit that?

    P.S. I'm not just a "poltical guy." At Columbia University I was one of ten selected for a doctoral seminar with former National Security Advisor Zbignew Brzezinski to explore national security topics. My area was the Middle East and Iran in particular. I have been following these issues for decades. That's more than twice as long as Obama.

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    2. Then you know that ISIL's genesis didn't coincide with the beginning of the Obama Administration, but prior.

      But I agree, the current strategy is not yielding the desired results. Personally, I would favor bypassing the Baghdad regime altogether and providing arms and material directly to the Kurdish PMF and YPG.

    3. As far as I can tell from a perusal of your blog posts your reaction to recent events is that Obama is the root problem and southern culture is just swell.

      You go out of your way to mention a story about the acts of a British teen (worthy of mention, true) in Tunisia but neglect to mention the Muslim resort employees who formed a human shield and saved lives.
      We can easily guess why.

      Obama has done poorly, true but our intervention in Iraq has been a disaster ever since we decided to assist them to provide a buffer against Iran.
      Obama's worst move was probably allowing the Maliki government to run roughshod over the Sunni population. I don't know how that stacks up against Bush's decision to disband the Iraqi military and provide plenty of disgruntled recruits for the militants.

      You have no answers. I think your greatest failing is the hubris to think you do.

  11. One year Anniversary ?

    And it won't be their last as long as these PC clowns in Washington keep playing games instead of fighting to win.

  12. Want to know ISIS' strategy? All you need to do is look at this map, and you'll be light years ahead of the Obama Administration.

    1. Joe,

      I hope that everybody visiting this thread will take a look at the map. ISIS has a real strategy of which we should be aware.

  13. PS - Wanna know where ISIS' support network originates? Ask the Turks.

  14. Looks like ISIS will soon hook up with the Sunni-PLO and start supplying Gaza with fighters... and visa versa, PLO fighters for Iraq/Syria.

    1. Israel must be the End-Game for ISIS.

    2. Ther sites,
      I saw information about that teaming up this morning.

      What's going on with the Saudi-Israel alliance? A teaming up there as well.

      World War M is liable to bream out soon, IMO. What's your opinion on that possibility?

    3. World War M HAS, IMO, been in effect since the Shah got booted from Iran. And it's not going to end until the Twelvers subtract Eight.

    4. FJ,
      Well, I meant a really ramped-up World War M. Nuclear?

    5. They're "End-timers". If they have it...it will come...

    6. Care to imagine how effective a single act of propaganda will do for recruitment?

    7. Yeah, I can imagine the efficacy. Islamomania will ramp up even more. **sigh**

  15. Meanwhile: US blocks attempts by Arab allies to fly heavy weapons directly to Kurds to fight Islamic State.

    The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt.

    Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades.

    They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad.

    High level officials from Gulf and other states have told this newspaper that all attempts to persuade Mr Obama of the need to arm the Kurds directly as part of more vigorous plans to take on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have failed. The Senate voted down one attempt by supporters of the Kurdish cause last month.

    The officials say they are looking at new ways to take the fight to Isil without seeking US approval....

    More at the above link.


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