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As a reminder, Benghazi has been hushed up since the beginning by the Obama administration, even going so far as to have the CIA was moving personnel and changing names of their people so they couldn’t be found by investigators:
Tags: Islamic State
From Gateway Pundit:
And there are others:
I guess some of their remote terror operatives haven’t gotten word that they stopped using ISIS and went just to Islamic State… or Caliphate.
While it’s a clever stunt, much of Hudspeth County is the middle of nowhere. The six miles to I-10 are six miles of nothingness, and I-10 is one of those routes with Border Patrol checkpoints there to look for vehicles carrying the illegals who did that six mile hike and agents looking for vehicles carrying illegals away from the border. Plus no one is looking for James O’Keefe.
Hudspeth is also a region of the Texas/Mexico border that’s rather famous for Mexican military incursions in the late 90s & early 2000s. Usually the Mexican military only runs interference for the cartels further west, but in Hudspeth, they ran interference and ran drugs for the cartels many miles inland.
But the real issue is almost less one of physically securing every mile of border and one of defense in depth.
If you don’t catch an illegal alien at the border but you still deport them any time they come in contact with any government official, whether it be city cop or social worker or DMV, you’ll solve the illegal immigration problem fast. And you’ll prevent the terrorism problem as well, because there won’t be a community of illegals for them to hide in or a thriving business in smuggling to get them across the border.
Also, Hudspeth is not the same as the Rio Grande Valley.
In the Rio Grande Valley, Border Patrol is being overwhelmed by 15-17 year olds and people dragging their children in tow because they know that Obama will not deport them. Those people are looking to get caught, because they know they’ll be released and given handouts. Cartels are bringing more people north immediately after they send teenage “kids” to the BP, because they know they’ll be busy processing those “children” to be shipped off to US cities inland where no one but Obama and Luis “My Only Loyalty Is To Illegal Aliens” Gutierrrez will want them. While the BP is busy doing that paperwork, the cartels slip their high-value people and products in.
Big empty areas have been a concern for a long time, but ultimately they’re less of a concern than the mess in the Rio Grande Valley.
Years ago, Der Spiegel wrote about the Seven Phases of Al Qaeda’s plan as related to Jordanian journalist Fouad Hussein. Long War Journal wrote about it as well. Beyond the first few stages, it was expected to be the ramblings of madman terrorist Seif al-Adel. It seemed the kind of plan that would easily be checked by intervention by the West, led by the US.
A short summary of the seven phases:
1. “The Awakening” - was supposed to have lasted from 2000 to 2003, or more precisely from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington to the fall of Baghdad in 2003. The aim of the attacks of 9/11 was to provoke the US into declaring war on the Islamic world and thereby “awakening” Muslims.
2. “Opening Eyes” – 2003-2006 – the terrorists hope to make the western conspiracy aware of the “Islamic community.” Al Qaeda turns itself into a movement, recruiting and building an army in Iraq and bases in other Arab states.
3. “Arising and Standing Up” – 2007-2010 a focus on Syria with fighting units already built in Syria and Iraq.
4. Destabilization of the Middle East. 2010-2013. Al Qaeda will bring about the collapse of Arab governments, and AQ will steadily grow in strength.
5, Islamic State/Caliphate declared. 2013-2016. Weakened western influence will allow for an Islamic State to form.
6. “Total Confrontation” – 2016 on. The Caliphate will instigate the fight between believers and non-believers.
7. “Definitive Victory” – completed by 2020 with a two-year war. The rest of the world will be so beaten down by 1.5 billion Muslims that the Caliphate will succeed.
Phase 4 was completed by the “Arab Spring”. And Phase 5 is now complete, as ISIS has declared an Islamic State.
According to Isis’s chief spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, the declaration of the “restoration of the caliphate” was made after a meeting of the group’s Shura Council. In recent weeks, Isis has captured large areas of western and northern Iraq and for two years has held parts of Syria, imposing a harsh interpretation of Islamic law and in many cases, killing large numbers of opposition Shia Muslims.
Adnani said all jihadist organisations must now offer up their support to Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who has been declared Caliph of the new state.
The Long War Journal in 2005 wrote this:
The United States will not allow another Islamic state to fall to al Qaeda’s ideologues. The lesson of September 11 serves as a reminder of what happened when Afghanistan became a sanctuary and de facto al Qaeda state.
The Fifth Phase This will be the point at which an Islamic state, or caliphate, can be declared. The plan is that by this time, between 2013 and 2016, Western influence in the Islamic world will be so reduced and Israel weakened so much, that resistance will not be feared. Al-Qaida hopes that by then the Islamic state will be able to bring about a new world order.
The Long War Journal wasn’t able to forsee Obama or Obama’s retreat from the Middle East.
The Caliphate had smaller plans:
And those “moderate” Muslim rebels Obama thinks will magically appear to stop the Caliphate? They’re being crucified:
Meanwhile, some are saying that ISIS is a paper tiger that only accomplishes anything out of fear, and others are saying that ISIS only exists because of Manbearpig.
To borrow from a speech by Lara Logan two years ago:
You’re not listening to what the people who are fighting you say about this fight. In your arrogance, you think you write the script, but you don’t.
US humvees, now being used by ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq & Syria). And this would be Georgian-Chechen ISIS commander Umar al Shishani who’s smiling at the capture of American humvees given to Iraq’s failing government.
And one more photo via Jawa Report of US humvees now used by the emerging terrorist caliphate:
Reports say 500,000 people have evacuated/are evacuating Mosul. But pictures say plenty:
And then, of course, there’s the fact that ISIS just made themselves the richest terrorist group in the world:
The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (Isis) has become the richest terror group ever after looting 500 billion Iraqi dinars – the equivalent of $429m (£256m) – from Mosul’s central bank, according to the regional governor.
Nineveh governor Atheel al-Nujaifi confirmed Kurdish televison reports that Isis militants had stolen millions from numerous banks across Mosul. A large quantity of gold bullion is also believed to have been stolen.
Following the siege of the country’s second city, the bounty collected by the group has left it richer than al-Qaeda itself and as wealthy as small nations such as Tonga, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and the Falkland Islands.
But Bin Laden is dead and Al Qaeda is on the run, right?
One may disagree with the original decision to go in (and there’s plenty of disagreement to be had), but US departure from the region has left it open to terrorists and tyrants who are actively getting stronger due to the absence of any resistant or even stabilizing force.
Ambassador Chris Stevens is dead in part because there were MANPADS in Libya that were being shipped to Syrian rebels, at least that’s how some of the story goes, but we can’t confirm it because the CIA is hiding Benghazi survivors and changing their names.
But now the CIA is openly sending weapons to Syrian rebels… who also count Al Qaeda among their numbers.
The CIA has begun delivering weapons to rebels in Syria, ending months of delay in lethal aid that had been promised by the Obama administration, according to U.S. officials and Syrian figures. The shipments began streaming into the country over the past two weeks, along with separate deliveries by the State Department of vehicles and other gear — a flow of material that marks a major escalation of the U.S. role in Syria’s civil war.
The arms shipments, which are limited to light weapons and other munitions that can be tracked, began arriving in Syria at a moment of heightened tensions over threats by President Obama to order missile strikes to punish the regime of Bashar al-Assad for his alleged use of chemical weapons in a deadly attack near Damascus last month.
“Can be tracked?”
The Obama administration wouldn’t track weapons they send into Mexico that got hundreds of Mexicans and two US federal agents killed, and we’re supposed to believe they’ll do it in a war zone in Syria?
“When you finally have a free Syrian government, you will know them and they will know us,” Ward said. “We will have been working with them week after week, month after month. These won’t be strangers.”
That worked so well in Libya and Egypt.
Libya, Egypt, and Syria will be the Whitman, Price, and Haddad of the Middle East.
Now Assad is demanding that in order to give up his chemical weapons, the US needs to stop arming the rebels. Oh look, the meaningless accord that Obama reached when he kneeled before Putin has already been proven meaningless. Good thing he’s got that extra flexibility he told Medvedev about.