Taliban resurgence

While Obama is golfing, fund raising, demoralizing the U.S. military and covering other illegal acts behind constant ISIS fear-mongering, the Taliban keep fighting. via Taliban resurgence.

Not content with probing attacks, the Taliban this week launched a large scale assault on Afghan National Army (ANA) and police forces in Ajrestan District of Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, where commanders say their units have been cut off and are battling for every inch of ground.

By Friday the Taliban had killed over 100 people in the district and beheaded 12, a terror tactic they have used before. Reports say that around 700 militants are engaged in the fighting. Afghan officials say the goal of the attack is control of a crucial highway between Kabul and Kandahar that runs through Ghazni.

Earlier this month the Taliban attacked a regional intelligence compound in Ghazni, using two massive truck bombs to force their way into the facility. Eight security personnel, two civilians and 19 militants were killed and 160 people were injured. The size and intensity of these attacks indicates the importance the Taliban place on controlling Ajrestan or wider parts of Ghazni province, which would allow them to disrupt Kabul’s communications with the south and south east of the country. Whether this is a strategic manoeuvre before winter sets in or whether there will be more attacks in coming days is unclear, but it may have been prompted by news of a political compromise in Kabul that ended months of political tension. The government will now present a united front against the Taliban. While fighting in Afghanistan traditionally takes a breather during the winter, the Taliban are not known for adherence to military timetables. Will they launch a surprise offensive before or soon after NATO troops fully withdraw? This current attack shows they are ready to begin fighting as soon as NATO’s presence is no longer a factor for them to calculate. Afghan officials have already admitted that the lack of air cover NATO usually supplies is proving a critical factor in the outcome of the battle. Afghan military units will need to be constantly prepared.

NATO’s departure in the light of this offensive is looking increasingly like a hasty retreat. Whether ANA units will be able to withstand such assaults is a life and death question given the performance of US-trained Iraqi army units who effectively handed militants the north of the country in July. After disbanding the professional Iraqi army because of its Baathist roots, the US raised a new army that crumbled despite the funds poured into it, over $ 25 billion. US President Barack Obama’s policy to end the wars begun by his predecessor George W Bush suffers from the same shortsightedness, i.e. instead of seeing the job through in Afghanistan he is choosing to abandon the government the US helped establish to its own fate. Does this mean the US will have to return to Afghanistan as it is now being forced to do in Iraq? That remains to be seen. What is clear is that in the interval the Kabul government will be fighting for its life.

 More: Shift in tactics shows growing confidence of Afghan Taliban

KABUL // A large-scale assault by hundreds of Taliban fighters in Ghazni province has provided a glimpse of the severe security challenges facing Afghanistan as foreign troops prepare to withdraw.

The ongoing attack, which has killed as many as 100 people, is just the latest example of nationwide offensives in recent months that have left several districts on the brink of collapse.

The shift from hit-and-run tactics to more conventional combat is seen as a sign of the militants’ growing confidence almost 13 years after the war began.

Seddiq, 25, said the Taliban were at one stage so confident of success they made careful preparations to govern the district and to announce their victory to the media.

In the end, Nato airstrikes, which have become increasingly rare, were needed to push them back.

“It showed we can’t do anything without Nato help and support,” he said. “If they are not with us, we could be defeated in one day.”

The real fear many Afghans have is that the rebels are just one element of a combustible mix that could plunge the country deeper into chaos after the withdrawal.

Mr Omarkhil estimated there are now thousands of armed men “with no title and no name” in Kunduz alone, many of whom once belonged to pro-government militias. “Anyone who has a gun has taken it out now.”

Afghanistan is another war that Obama wanted and FUBAR, killing more than twice as many U.S. soldiers as his predecessor. He didn’t finish the job, the Taliban will take over, and more U.S. troops will likely be sent back in the future.

So what do some governor’s who refuse to protect their own citizens from illegal aliens and a corrupt federal government do? The NYT reports: a Delegation, Arrives in Afghanistan

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday as part of a delegation of governors visiting troops and receiving briefings on counterterrorism and security issues, his office said.

Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, traveled to Washington on Friday and met with Defense Department officials, according to his office. He then flew to Afghanistan, stopping first in Germany to meet with wounded soldiers.

Also on the trip, which was sponsored by the Defense Department, were Govs. Bill Haslam of Tennessee and Brian Sandoval of Nevada, both Republicans, and Jay Nixon of Missouri, a Democrat.

Haslam and Nixon are sharia-supporting fools.

3 Afghan Army, 2 Afghan DEA who fled U.S. training assignments caught

via 3 Afghan Army officers missing from U.S. base in custody at Canada-U.S. border – World – CBC News.

Three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base were detained Monday at the U.S.-Canadian border, Massachusetts law enforcement officials said.

Massachusetts state police were notified that the three were being questioned by federal authorities at Rainbow Bridge, which connects Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Niagara Falls, Ont., said spokesman David Procopio, who did not have further details.

There was no immediate comment from the Pentagon.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Niagara Falls said they didn’t have the men in custody. Messages left for Canada Border Services Agency weren’t immediately returned.

CBS reports They were transferred to U.S. custody Monday night.

Military officials said the Afghan soldiers had been participating in a U.S. Central Command Regional Co-operation training exercise at Joint Base Cape Cod. They arrived at Camp Edwards on Sept. 11 and were last seen Saturday at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis during an off day.

 The soldiers were reported missing by base security personnel Saturday night. They were identified as Maj. Jan Mohammad Arash, Capt. Mohammad Nasir Askarzada and Capt. Noorullah Aminyar.

 Gov. Deval Patrick, who had been briefed over the weekend on the situation, said earlier Monday that the military did not believe the three soldiers posed a danger to the public.

 They were vetted by the military. They were cleared by the military,” Patrick told reporters while he visited a preschool program in Quincy.

 “There is a lot of speculation within the military that they may be trying to defect,” he said.

 Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said earlier that 14 Afghans taking part in the Cape Cod military exercise were “thoroughly vetted” prior to coming to the U.S., so officials do not believe they are a threat.

 The Regional Co-operation training exercises have been held annually since 2004 to promote co-operation and interoperability among forces, build functional capacity, practice peacekeeping operations and enhance readiness.

This year’s exercise, which involves more than 200 participants from six nations including the U.S., is scheduled to wrap up Wednesday. Military officials from Tajikistan, Pakistan, Kazakhstan and Mongolia are also participants.

The two DEA trainees are reportedly being sent home, via Afghan nationals who disappeared in D.C. while training with DEA found, being sent home | WJLA.com.

WASHINGTON (WJLA) — Two Afghan policemen who were in the D.C. area for drug trafficking training and vanished last weekend in Georgetown have now been found, the Drug Enforcement Administration told ABC7 News on Friday.

The two men – Mohammad Yasin Ataye, 22, and Mohd Naweed Samimi, 24 – were found safe somewhere outside of D.C., but officials would not say exactly where.

The pair were part of a group of 31 Afghan police officers who were in the U.S. for a multi-week DEA training program at Quantico, Va. They disappeared while the group was on a DEA-supervised sightseeing trip to Georgetown.

The DEA said the two men separated from the group and left because they did not want to go back to Afghanistan.

The other Afghan officers graduated the DEA program and were due to return home Friday night. These two men were being sent home along with the rest of the group, the DEA said.

 Astute readers will note 4 out of 5 Muhammed’s or derivations of.

Oklahoma politician’s townhall on Islam (video)

Reader’s may recall Bennett from a previous post. An update via Shoebat.com who writes:

The refusal of a politician to apologize for his Islamophobia is indeed rare. In fact, such an aggressive strain of Islamophobia can be incredibly dangerous to Islam. However, if enough intimidation is used, the Islamophobia can be quarantined. Instead of not issuing an apology, mutual face-saving measures between the ‘moderate’ voices of Islam and the Islamophobe tacitly agree to let the issue die.

Original source here, not Hamas-CAIR.

Bennett should release the rest of the video presentation particularly the scene at a mosque.

Let him know.

EMAIL: john.bennett@okhouse.gov
TEL: 1-800-522-8502

Doctors: Sending U.S. troops to fight Ebola irresponsible, appalling, ‘misuse of military’

It’s likely a death sentence with no cure, up to 90% mortality rate, and spreading exponentially. Not only for American soldiers but others if they are brought back into the U.S. to be used as guinea pigs (if they are not already being injected with test serums at this moment).

Please read and share with everyone you know and contact your elected officials however futile you think that might be. This issue is too serious and will cost American lives.

It’s time for our military to defend against the biggest threat to our survival, the lawless, domestic enemies in D.C.

via Doctors: ‘Irresponsible’ to send troops to ‘combat’ Ebola.

A real-life horror story is playing out in Africa as Ebola spreads, and President Obama’s decision to send 3,000 troops to Liberia to combat the virus could very well put Americans at risk of contracting the deadly illness at home, some health experts say.

According to the World Health Organization, at least 4,985 people have contracted Ebola and at least 2,461 have died. Several doctors have fallen ill with Ebola, and two of them have died. New reports indicate a Doctors Without Borders staff member has contracted the virus in Liberia and will be evacuated to France for treatment.

“You can see that these doctors, who are highly trained people, got themselves infected,” said Dr. Lee Hieb, former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. “So sending troops into an area, if they’re dealing one-on-one with a patient, they’re not going to be able to protect themselves very well. It’s not easy to [prevent transmission], because you get tired and you get careless and you make some simple mistakes. All it takes is one virus particle.”

Dr. Hieb said quarantine measures should be taken to control the outbreak and prevent Ebola from coming to America.

“You don’t get Ebola from Europe,” she told WND. “You get Ebola from Africa. And it’s a really simple formula: Don’t let people fly to America if they’ve been to areas where there’s an outbreak. When there’s an outbreak, stop air [traffic] flow.”

Hieb added, “If they’re going to use the troops to do population control, which is one of the ways you contain it, basically you just don’t let anybody out. You’d make a ring around where it is, and you’d quarantine the area.”

With quarantines in places where the outbreaks are occurring, even if a person infected with Ebola were to try to board a plane to the U.S., it would be far more difficult for them to make the journey, she explained.

“Could somebody sneak through by going to Pakistan or some place?” she asked. “Yes, potentially. Ebola comes on so rapidly, you would know it. They wouldn’t make it. We should not allow flights from nations that are having Ebola outbreaks.”

Dr. Jane Orient, executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, has warned that the U.S. must “treat Ebola as a wake-up call.”

“What African troops are doing is shooting people who cross borders or violate quarantine,” Orient told WND, reacting to news of the U.S. troop deployment. “Is that what we plan to support?”

She added, “Africans are already very suspicious of us. How will they react to an army setting up hospitals?”

Orient called the planned U.S. deployment a “dubious mission,” warning that the nightmarish scenario could bring Ebola to America.

“There is definitely a risk,” she said. “It seems irresponsible to send more people there when the ones already there are having trouble leaving. Probably anyone who has been exposed should be quarantined for 25 days since the last exposure.”

Orient echoed the concerns of Elaine Donelly, president of the Center for Military Readiness, who told WND, “I’m just appalled. Judging from this, the United States seems to have a very confused vision of what ‘national security’ means.”

“But whether 3,000 American troops should be sent into that area of the world to deal with that problem, I do not see the justification,” Donelly said. “Surely there are alternatives in the international health-care networks.”

WND also reported when retired Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin charged that sending American troops to combat Ebola in Liberia is “an absolute misuse of the U.S. military.”

Donnelly emphasized it’s “not the purpose of our military.”

“I am very disappointed to see this announcement,” she said.

Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger appointed Donnelly to the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services for a three-year term from 1984 through 1986. Then, in 1992, President George H. W. Bush appointed her to the Presidential Commission on the Assignment of Women in the Armed Forces.

Donnelly explained to WND her concern that the U.S. military is not designed to fight health wars.

“Our military people will show compassion in Liberia, as they always do, and they will do everything asked of them,” she said.

“Still, health wars are unhealthy for soldiers and all living things. Like oxymoronic ‘peace wars,’ such as the incursion into Bosnia, deployments such as this put our troops in causes having little impact on America’s national security,” she said.

American military families will be put at greater risk, Donnelly warned.

“Here we have a ‘health war’ that could cost our troops’ health.”


Update:

The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee is holding up money to fight Ebola until the Obama administration provides details on how the military would protect American personnel sent to Africa to battle the epidemic and more specifics on the financial and logistics demands on a defense budget already stretched thin.

The [Obama] administration submitted two requests totaling $1 billion on Sept. 9 and Sept. 16. The money would be “reprogrammed” from a war-time account and money that would have been spent in Afghanistan. Oklahoma GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe is insisting on a comprehensive plan from the Pentagon on how it will protect U.S. personnel from contracting the fast-spreading and disease.

The military would be interacting with health care workers administering to the stricken.

In other words, they will contract the disease.

Revisit: Ebola as a terrorist weapon?

Kerry selection to lead anti-ISIS coalition apologized to murdering Muslims

The last we saw Allen he was bowing down to Hamid Karzai and the Taliban in an Onion-like apology as Muslims were on a murderous rampage.

How’s this going to work out? via Kerry selects retired Marine Gen. John Allen to lead anti-ISIS coalition

Retired Marine Gen. John Allen has been selected to coordinate the international effort against the Islamic State militant group, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Saturday.

“General Allen is a patriot and a remarkable leader,” Kerry said in a statement issued late Saturday. “His extraordinary career in the military speaks for itself.”

Allen’s official title is Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL. ISIL is another name for the Islamic State, which is also known as ISIS.

Allen, who has been serving as a security adviser to Secretary of State John Kerry, is expected to work with the nearly 40 nations around the world who have agreed to join the fight and help them coordinate what each will contribute.

What coalition? The Brits haven’t signed on. Turkey refused. Who’s in? Let the OIC deal with ISIS.

 Oh, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff is either lying or smoking something too:

He thinks an inclusive government to address ISIS’ grievances will make it all go away. Whiskey, tango, foxtrot.

Obama defends Islam, will fight ISIS by arming those who…defect to ISIS

And sold reporter Steven Sotloff to ISIS. via Obama: Islamic State ‘is not Islamic’.

In his prime-time speech to the nation on the eve of the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, President Obama vowed to “degrade and destroy” the Islamic State insurgency in Iraq and Syria with airstrikes and 475 U.S. boots on the ground – but he also made a particular point of declaring that the Islamic State terrorists “are not Islamic.”

“Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic,” Obama said, speaking from the state floor of the White House residence. “No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been Muslim.”

Obama speaking like a true Muslims when he defends Islam and jihad by inserting “innocents.” Performing his obligation of dawah on a national level. By doing so, he enables the ideology of Islam to persist. Of course, according to Muslims, no non-Muslim is innocent. Islamic texts clearly condone the killing of non-innoncents be they Muslim or non-Muslim. Obama knows this all too well. (see The Myth of Islam as a Religion of Peace)

He added, “And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al-Qaida’s affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria’s civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border.

Gains made after Obama announced his Iraq strategy and then pulled out of Iraq. And started using American taxpayer dollars to fund the failed overthrow of Assad and instead training, funding and arming those who would become ISIS.

It is recognized by no government, nor the people it subjugates.

How does it subjugate them? Islamic sharia law.

ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way.”

What is its vision? Islamic sharia law. For all. Just like Allah commands.

“First, we will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists,” he said. “Working with the Iraqi government, we will expand our efforts beyond protecting our own people and humanitarian missions, so that we’re hitting ISIL targets as Iraqi forces go on offense. …

“Second, we will increase our support to forces fighting these terrorists on the ground. In June, I deployed several hundred American service members to Iraq to assess how we can best support Iraqi Security Forces. Now that those teams have completed their work – and Iraq has formed a government – we will send an additional 475 service members to Iraq. As I have said before, these American forces will not have a combat mission. We will not get dragged into another ground war in Iraq. But they are needed to support Iraqi and Kurdish forces with training, intelligence and equipment. We will also support Iraq’s efforts to stand up National Guard Units to help Sunni communities secure their own freedom from ISIL control.”

ISIS is Sunni. Like al Qaeda, Hamas, CAIR, ISNA, and their funders the Saudis and Qataris.

“[I]n Syria, we have ramped up our military assistance to the Syrian opposition,” he said. “Tonight, I again call on Congress to give us additional authorities and resources to train and equip these fighters. In the fight against ISIL, we cannot rely on an Assad regime that terrorizes its people; a regime that will never regain the legitimacy it has lost. Instead, we must strengthen the opposition as the best counterweight to extremists like ISIL, while pursuing the political solution necessary to solve Syria’s crisis once and for all.”

This hasn’t yet been widely reported however, as noted above, Sotloff family spokesman – who is a Muslim and challenged ISIS – stated on CNN that Obama’s Syrian rebels sold Sotloff to ISIS, via POLITICO:

A spokesman for Steven Sotloff’s family contends the slain American journalist was sold to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant by Syrian rebels and says the Obama administration “could have done more” to save him.

Appearing on CNN Monday evening, Barak Barfi said that his sources in the region have told him one or more of the Syrian rebels sold Sotloff to ISIL for $25,000-$50,000. He referred to them as “so-called moderate rebels, that people want our administration to support,” a jab at lawmakers and political figures — including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and many others — that have suggested arming the Syrian rebels.

Another unauthorized war declared by Obama while our borders remain wide open.

 

US and Canadian Domestic Threat Reports Omit Islamic Terrorism

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via FBI National Domestic Threat Assessment Omits Islamist Terrorism | Washington Free Beacon.

The FBI’s most recent national threat assessment for domestic terrorism makes no reference to Islamist terror threats, despite last year’s Boston Marathon bombing and the 2009 Fort Hood shooting—both carried out by radical Muslim Americans.

Instead, the internal FBI intelligence report concluded in its 2013 assessment published this month that the threat to U.S. internal security from extremists is limited to attacks and activities by eight types of domestic extremist movements—none motivated by radical Islam.

They include anti-government militia groups and white supremacy extremists, along with “sovereign citizen” nationalists, and anarchists. Other domestic threat groups outlined by the FBI assessment include violent animal rights and environmentalist extremists, black separatists, anti- and pro-abortion activists, and Puerto Rican nationalists.

“Domestic extremist violence continues to be unpredictable and, at times, severe,” the report states.

A copy of the unclassified, 60-page National Threat Assessment for Domestic Extremism, dated Aug. 14, was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. It warns that the threat of domestic-origin extremism was moderate in 2013 and will remain so for this year.

“Domestic extremists collectively presented a medium-level threat to the United States in 2013; the FBI assesses the 2014 threat will remain close to this level,” the report said.

FBI spokesman Paul Bresson said the issue of not identifying Islamist-origin terrorism in the report “has more to do with how the FBI, from an organizational standpoint, distinguishes [domestic terrorism] and [international terrorism].”

“The intended audience of this bulletin understands how we make that distinction,” Bresson said in an email, adding that the FBI does not define domestic terrorism “the same way the media does.”

Another explanation for the omission of Islamist extremism in the report is provided in a footnote to a graphic describing an “other” category of domestic extremism not included in the report. “The ‘Other’ category includes domestic extremist [sic] whose actions were motivated by beliefs which fall outside the eight designated [domestic terrorism] subprograms,” the footnote stated.

The footnote indicates the FBI has separated Islamist terrorism from other domestic extremism.

The Bureau has limited its analytical description of domestic terrorism to groups and people connected to the eight subgroups outlined in the report that use force or violence to coerce or intimidate the population, he said.

“The FBI categorizes Islamic extremists and individuals inspired by Islamic extremist groups as International Terrorism,” he said. “Even though Ft. Hood and Boston were domestic incidents, the ideology and motivation of those behind them had international elements.”

Former FBI Agent John Guandolo said he was not surprised the report did not include any reference to domestic-origin Islamic terror.

“It should not surprise anyone who follows the jihadi threats in the United States that the FBI would not even include ‘Islamic terrorism’ in its assessment of serious threats to the republic in an official report,” Guandolo said.

“Since 9/11, FBI leadership—as well as leaders from Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, CIA, Pentagon, and the National Security Council—relies on easily identifiable jihadis from the Muslim Brotherhood/Hamas, al Qaeda and elsewhere to advise it on how to deal with ‘domestic extremism.’”

Patrick Poole, a domestic terrorism expert, also was critical of the report’s omission of U.S. Islamist extremism, blaming “politically correct” policies at the FBI for the problem.

“At the same time we have senior members of the Obama administration openly saying that it’s not a question of if but when we have a terror attack targeting the United States by ISIL, we have the FBI putting on blinders to make sure they don’t see that threat,” Poole said.

“These politically correct policies have already allowed Americans to be killed at Fort Hood and in Boston,” he added

Guandolo said the failure to recognize the domestic Islamist threat had allowed domestic jihadist groups and their sympathizers to shape U.S. government create policies that do not acknowledge jihad as the root cause for the current global chaos.

An example, he said, is that the FBI has appointed a domestic Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas support organization leader to an FBI advisory council at the Washington headquarters.

Additionally, the FBI is failing to train agents and analysts on the Muslim Brotherhood network in the United States, Guandolo said.

“The FBI, no matter how diligent its agents are in their pursuit of ‘terrorists’, will never defeat this threat because its leaders refuse to address or even identify it,” he said. “This level of negligence on the part of the FBI leaders and their failure to understand the jihadi threat 13 years after 9/11 is appalling.”

Poole said the failure of the FBI to understand the domestic Islamist threat led to the U.S. government categorizing the 2009 Fort Hood shooting Army Maj. Nidal Hasan as “workplace violence.”

“In the case of Fort Hood, the FBI was monitoring Maj. Hasan’s email communication with al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki but the FBI headquarters dismissed it because they were talking about ‘religious’ subjects,” Poole said.

“In the Boston bombing case the FBI cleared Tamerlan Tsarnayev with nothing more than a house visit after receiving a tip from Russian intelligence, and never making the connection that he was attending a mosque founded by an imprisoned al Qaeda financier and previously attended by two convicted terrorists,” Poole added.

As a result “we have more than a dozen dead Americans killed here at home because of these politically correct FBI policies, and with threats emerging from all corners this doubling-down on political correctness when it comes to Islam is undoubtedly going to get more Americans killed,” he added.

The domestic threat assessment is the latest example indicating the FBI has been forced by Obama administration policies from focusing on the domestic terror threat posed by radical Islamists.

Guandolo said former FBI director Robert Mueller testified to Congress that he was unaware that the Islamic Society of Boston was the organization behind the radicalization of the Tsarnaev brothers. “That tells you all we need to know about the FBI’s leadership about the threat here in America from the Islamic Movement—they are clueless,” he said.


And the same political cowardice has Canada paralyzed, via Blazing Cat Fur: The words Islam or Muslim are not found in the 2014 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada.

Nope, not once will you find the words Islam or Muslim mentioned in the government’s 2014 Public Report On The Terrorist Threat To Canada. You can download a pdf of the report here and do your own search, or read it here.

The word “Islamic” is mentioned a total of  9 times,  but solely in the context of terror group names. They couldn’t hide that fact.

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