Justin Smith explains why the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL) matters to U.S. National Security as a terrorist State. Look at the title of “Defending the Cross” as a wake-up call to defend our Christian influenced Western Culture.
Defending the Cross
By Justin O. Smith
Sent: 8/24/2014 3:14 AM
War has not just come to America with the beheading of the U.S. "journalist" James Foley and the Islamic State's declaration of war on the United States. Our nation has been under attack by the agents of Islam and Sharia law long before Sheik Mohammed al-Hanooti conspired to bomb the World Trade Center in 1993; and, with the rise of the Islamic State and its messianic vision, regarding Christians, Jews and infidels deserving of death, a new wave of terror is soon to be launched on America's home-front, unless the United States and the free world exterminates the Islamofascists of the Islamic State.
Obama's ISIS "JV league" now controls one-third of Syria and one-third of Iraq, according to the 'Long War Journal', and the flag of Al Qaeda flies over Fallujah, flying in the face of Obama's ideologically based conclusions that Al Qaeda is "decimated" and "the war on terror is over." Far from over, it now seems apparent to the Obama administration that the real war is just beginning.
During the past decades, the U.S. has witnessed Islamic inspired terror plots, designed to kill hundreds and thousands, foiled by the Grace of God, luck and good investigative work and intelligence information. Najibullah Zazi hoped to detonate a Triacetone Triperoxide based explosive in the New York subway close to September 11, 2009 [Blog Editor: Washington Times and PI Bill Warner]; in April 2013, Ahmed Abassi, a chemical engineering graduate student at Laval University in Quebec, planned to murder upwards of 100,000 people, by contaminating the water supply of a major U.S. city. [Blog Editor: NY Times via Hydrablog Link]
Due to tight regulations regarding the sale and transfer of any explosive material in the U.S., Obama's current open border policy is an extremely serious and critical U.S. national security breach. Border agents are finding items like 'In Memory of Our Martyrs', a book documenting suicide-bombings, which was found near Casa Grande, AZ in January 2012 [Blog Editor: Townhall.com Link]. And, two months later, Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen released a report quoting Abdullah al-Nafsi, a Muslim cleric, saying "... one man with the courage to carry a suitcase of anthrax through the tunnels from Mexico to the United States could kill 330,000 Americans in one hour." [Blog Editor: Washington Times Link]
The 9/11 Commission Report has 59 references to terrorist activity in Arizona and references a classified CIA/FBI report titled 'Arizona's Long-Range Nexus for Islamic Extremists' [Blog Editor: Perhaps a similar examination in the same time frame but Joint House-Senate report 12/2002. I could only find a redacted to next to nothing redacted version of the CIA/FBI report]. Cooperation between the Mexican drug cartels and the terror groups, like Hezbollah and Al Qaeda, has been fairly common knowledge for most of this decade. This is even more significant in light of 15 adult Bangladeshi men being apprehended by Border Agents on July 26, 2014, as they attempted to sneak across the border, in the Rio Grande Valley Sector near McAllen, Texas.
On August 22nd, ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) told Fox 25 TV in Oklahoma City: "We're in one of the most dangerous positions we've ever been in as a nation. They're crazy out there, and they're rapidly developing a method to blow up a major U.S. city and people just can't believe that's happening."
Currently ISIS, the Islamic State, commands 50,000 jihadists/"holy" warriors in Syria and 30,000 in Iraq. Of these numbers, according to the International Center for Radicalization at King's College in London, among the Europeans, they found 700 French, 500 British, 100 Dutch, 300 Germans and 300 from various other countries.
Earlier in August, an ex-convict from North Carolina became the eighth American to be arrested before making a trip to Syria to wage their sacrilegious "holy" war. Seven of the eight are Islamic State supporters. So far, over 100 Americans have joined the fight in Syria.
Retired Navy Captain Chuck Nash told 'WND' [Blog Editor: WND Link] (Aug 20): "I think we're in trouble ... These people are traveling on American, British and other European passports, where they can very easily slip under the radar. We're going to see the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Muslim terrorist ... Hopefully we see that person before they complete their mission.
Former CIA Officer Bob Baer said, "I have been told with no uncertainty that there are ISIS sleeper cells in this country." [Blog Editor: Here’s a Newsmax Link with the same quote]
Michael Gregory, a Reuters reporter, has had numerous conversations with Islamic State jihadists, who have repeatedly told him that their leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is planning something. They suggested attacks would soon be waged by sleeper cells in both Europe and the United States. [Blog Editor: Counterjihad Report Link]
Baghdadi's goals, of unifying the Levant under the Islamic State, the New Caliphate, and activating new terror strikes beyond the scope and magnitude of September 11, 2001, are certainly appearing somewhat possible, mainly due to the Islamic State's control of captured oil fields. Now, as ISIS has expanded that control and created new smuggling routes, the market is raising $2 million a day, or $730 million annually. And this is enough to sustain Baghdadi's operations beyond Iraq.
On August 21st, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel stated, "They (ISIL/ISIS) are beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology, a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well funded. [Blog Editor: The Economic Times Link] (note: A large percentage of ISIS was trained in Jordan by U.S. military _see 'Blowback! ...' [Blog Editor: WND Link] by Aaron Klein 6/17/14).
Radical Islamists or Islamofascists, call them by any nomenclature, and one still cannot separate them from Islam, and neither can one separate Islam from the atrocities currently being committed. There are not any Christians, Buddhists or Jews anywhere in the ISIS organization.
After James Foley's murder, Obama stated, "People like this (ISIS) ultimately fail. They fail because the future is won by those who build and not destroy."
Mollie Hemingway, editor at 'The Federalist' [Blog Editor: The Federalist Link], noted that what President Obama said "is literally Mickey Mouse philosophy. And I don't mean that in a good way."
Where is our President? Praising fictitious Islamic contributions to Our American Heritage? America cannot tolerate Obama's foreign policy based on inaction, delays and half-measures, while the fires of global jihad burn.
In his most expansive remarks on the crisis, since the U.S. airstrikes began in Iraq, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E Dempsey said (NY Times Aug 21): "This is an organization that has an apocalyptic end-of-days vision that will eventually have to be defeated. Can they be defeated without addressing that part of the organization that resides in Syria? The answer is no." [Blog Editor: NY Times Link]
America is in a generational struggle against the sick, pathological and extreme ideology of Islam, and America must show no mercy for the merciless Islamic State, which seeks the "breaking of the American [Christian] cross" and the fulfillment of Islamic prophecy. We must unleash the full fury and might of the U.S. military on the Islamic State and annihilate these animals, who would end our U.S. Republic, democratic elections and religious freedom, leaving only Sharia law. And, we must fight to victory or condemn future generations to a perpetual state of war, or worse.
By Justin O. Smith
Edited by John R. Houk
All text and links enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.
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