While the Khorasan Group may appear to be a lesser danger than ISIS – though the Obama Administration contends otherwise – every al Qaeda offshoot and every jihadi organization is an enemy to be thoroughly exposed and vigorously combated.

ABC: What Is the Khorasan Group, Targeted By US in Syria?

The U.S. military said today that by striking a little known terror cell called the Khorasan Group in Syria it was able to take out dangerous men who were “plotting and planning imminent attacks against Western targets to include the U.S. homeland.”

In the midst of the well-publicized campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the military’s first official announcement that a different, potentially more deadly terror group existed, that it’s members were planning an “imminent” attack on America and that those planning the attack had been killed in the U.S.-led bombing campaign all came as something of a surprise, considering that for the public, the group was virtually unheard of until a few days ago.

So here’s what we know so far about the mysterious Khorasan Group:

What Is the Khorasan Group?

The Khorasan Group is a relatively small al Qaeda unit – made up of just some 50 hardened fighters with mixing jihadist affiliations, according to a half-dozen officials with knowledge of the group. As the U.S. military’s Central Command put it, they are “seasoned al Qaeda veterans.” A senior administration official told reporters the group grew out of al Qaeda’s old core group in Afghanistan.

“It’s the same cast of characters we have had our eye on for some time,” the official said.

Back in June, ABC News reported that an alliance had been building inside Syria between al Qaeda operatives there and those from al Qaeda’s dangerous Yemen-based branch, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), home to expert bomb makers. Sources told ABC News today some of those allied jihadis, then unidentified, made up the Khorasan Group.

The group is not thought to be affiliated with ISIS, which had a public falling out with al Qaeda earlier this year. In fact, the Khorasan Group’s leader may have been tasked with fighting ISIS in Syria as well as the West, according to government documents and reports in the Long War Journal, as part of the larger, violent conflict between ISIS and al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate, al-Nusra Front.
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The word Khorasan denotes greater Afghanistan, parts of central Asia and China’s Xinxiang province. The term has religious significance in the context of jihad and several organizations in the region use the name in various ways.

Who’s Their Leader?

The Khorasan Group is believed to led by Muhsin al-Fadhili, a Kuwaiti native. While there’s scant information about the organization he leads, al-Fadhli has a long international rap sheet.

He’s wanted in the U.S. for his work as an “Iran-based senior al Qaeda facilitator and financier,” according to the State Department, and is suspected of being one of Osama bin Laden’s most trusted operatives – one of the few aware of the 9/11 attacks before they happened.

Al-Fadhli, 33, was designated a terrorist by the U.S. back in 2005 for providing “financial and material support to the al-Zarqawi Network and al Qaeda,” the State Department said. Ironically over the years the al-Zarqawi Network in Iraq would mutate into what is now ISIS.

“…[P]rior to that [al-Fadhli] was involved in several terrorist attacks that took place October 2002, including the attacks on the French ship MV Limburg and against U.S. Marines on Faylaka Island in Kuwait,” the U.S. Treasury said.

The United Nations added al-Fadhli to its al Qaeda Sanctions Committee list in 2005 as well. The same year, President Bush mentioned al-Fadhli, then just 23, by name in a speech, saying that the U.S., working with others, would “bring him to justice.”

The State Department offers a $7 million reward for information leading to his capture. While the U.S. military said Khorasan Group individuals were killed in the recent strikes, they did not identify any specifically.

So If They’re a Big Deal, Why Haven’t I Heard of Them?

Unlike previous terrorist foes, the U.S. government apparently worked to keep a tight lid on the identity of the Khorasan Group despite, as a senior administration official put it, the government watching the threat from the group “for some time.”

Though ABC News reported an air travel scare this summer that sources said today were linked to the group, the name “Khorasan Group” wasn’t used in the Western media until earlier this month when The Associated Press first identified them. Even after that, when Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., brought up the name in an open Congressional hearing last week, Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson paused awkwardly before telling King that “discussion of specific organizations, I think, should be left to a classified setting.”

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Nuts to THAT, Jeh Johnson! We US citizens, taxpayers, and voters have the right to know exactly who our enemies are and to decide how we want to go about combating them.

CBS: Khorasan leader Muhsin al-Fadhli a skilled al Qaeda fighter, fundraiser

In the days leading up to September 11, 2001, only a handful of al Qaeda operatives outside of Osama bin Laden knew about the impending attacks on the United States.

One of them was named Muhsin al-Fadhli, a 20-year-old from Kuwait who U.S. officials said was a close confidant of the terror network’s notorious leader.

Now 13 years later, al-Fadhli has emerged as the leader of Khorasan, a group of al Qaeda veterans that was nearing “the execution phase of an attack either in Europe” or the U.S., according to the Pentagon.

That is why, on the same night that U.S. and Arab allies carried out more than 200 airstrikes against ISIS, the U.S. alone launched strikes against eight Khorasan targets in northwestern Syria, Pentagon officials said.

CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports that on Twitter, jihadis are claiming that al-Fadhli died in the bombings but officials could not confirm who may have been killed. The State Department offered a $7 million bounty for information leading to al-Fadhli, who is on the U.S. list of most wanted terrorists.

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CTV News has the story:

A fake Apple ad making the rounds online claims that iPhone users can charge their devices wirelessly in the microwave.

The ad, which shares many design characteristics with official Apple advertising, describes a new ‘Wave’ feature in iOS 8, the latest mobile operating system released for Apple’s mobile device users.

“You can now Wave-charge your device by placing it within a household microwave for a minute and a half,” reads the post. “iOS 8 contains new drivers that interface with your device’s radio-baseband allowing it to synchronize with microwave frequencies and use them to recharge our batter.”

If that sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is. Putting your phone in the microwave could ruin both the phone and the oven within seconds.

Nevertheless, some people have posted on social media about their failed attempts to Wave-charge their phones. Rather than quick-charging their devices, people claimed the results were a burnt phone and a microwave fire.

The prank appears to have originated on the online bulletin board 4chan, where people wrote posts suggesting they had successfully charged their phones in microwaves.

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4chan, by the way, is an infamous hangout for sadistic pranksters, over-the-top perverts, and Internet trolls, who by their own admission are just terrible human beings. Just sayin’.

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On Sunday, an Islamic State spokesperson released a 42-minute propaganda audio recording, during which followers are urged to kill Canadians, Americans, and any other citizens of countries taking part in a U.S-led coalition to fight the group.

In an English translation of the recording, which was posted online, spokesperson Abu Muhammad al-Adnani encourages IS followers to kill any “disbelievers,” whether they are civilians or part of the military.
“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European – especially the spiteful and filthy French – or an Australian or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State … kill him in any manner or way however it may be,” the translation reads.

Terrorism expert Mubin Shaikh says an attack on Canada by IS would likely come against undefended “soft targets,” and not well-defended government buildings. “It’s usually places we don’t expect,” Shaikh told CTV News on Monday. “Everyday places that we go. Schools campuses, shopping malls, grocery stores.”

He cited the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing as an example of a “soft target” terrorist attack.

Shaikh, a former undercover operative for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service, helped expose an al Qaeda-inspired terror plot in Ontario in 2006.
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And so it begins…

ISIS plot to behead random people off streets thwarted in Australia – ‘Protip: Americans carry guns’

Fifteen people were arrested in Australia Thursday after officials obtained intelligence data suggesting that members of the Islamic State planned on performing “public beheadings” to demonstrate their presence in other areas of the world.

An estimated 800 police officials conducted the counterterrorism raids in the city of Sydney to foil the terrorist plot, Fox News reported.

Australian’s are worried about the radicalization of members in their Muslim community, and they’re not sure how many of their citizens are collaborating with the Islamic State militants.

According to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, someone affiliated with the terrorist organization told members of the Islamic State in Australia to “horrify” the public by kidnapping members of the public and beheading them.

“The exhortations, quite direct exhortations, were coming from an Australian who is apparently quite senior in ISIL to networks of support back in Australia to conduct demonstration killings here in this country,” Abbott said.

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Mainstream media ‘Big Three’ ignoring murder linked to domestic terrorism

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Major television networks have refused to report on what clearly appears to be an act of domestic terrorism committed by a self-proclaimed homegrown jihadist.

As of late last week, Fox News Channel and CNN had been the only television networks to report on the brutal murder of New Jersey college student Brendan Tevlin. Ali Muhammad Brown, who was arrested on July 18, told authorities that he committed the murder to avenge U.S. military action in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prosecutors say Brown is a devout Muslim enraged by U.S. military intervention in the Islamic world, which he referred to as “evil.” It remains unclear if Brown, who was once linked to a suspected terror financing scheme, was a “lone wolf” inspired by jihadist rants or part of a larger plot.
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Not only the mainstream media, but also our elected officials, work hard to keep us ignorant of the growing threat.

Zilla of the Resistance has the story on Democrat Congressman @RepBetoORourke, who demanded that federal agencies cut off contact with Judicial Watch in retaliation for warning about ISIS infiltration over the US-Mexico border.

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Harry Richardson has the story at Pickering Post:

In local councils across Australia, and indeed most of the Western World, applications are pending for the building of new Mosques. Until recently, these applications would have been approved with little more than a rubber stamp and a few suggestions as to local planning.

Today however, things have changed. Mosque applications have become rallying points for community anger and hostility. Demonstrations and campaigns are becoming commonplace.

There appears, in each of these disputes, a three way split with the bewildered councillors stuck squarely in the middle.

On the ‘yes’ side, we naturally have the Muslims who have purchased the land and want to build the mosque. On the ‘no’ side is a group of strident residents and activists who are implacably opposed to it.

Then, also on the ‘yes’ side are those who sympathise with the Muslims who, as they see it, simply want to build a place of worship and should have the right to do so in a free society. For convenience, I will refer to this group as the allies.

In the main, the allies seem to view the protesters as uncultured rabble, motivated by racism and hatred of anything alien to their own small minded world. They consider them to be uneducated and acting from ignorance. They reason that if these protesters understood more of the ways of other cultures they would discover them harmless. They believe these protesters might then discover aspects of this culture (such as tolerance, for instance) from which they could in fact learn.

On the surface, this would seem a very reasonable stance for the allies to take but, as we start to dig a little deeper, we find that things are not quite what they seem. For a start, we soon find that the allies themselves have no knowledge of Islam whatsoever. What they do know has been successfully sold to them by Islamic spokespersons.

They do not take the time or make the effort to search beyond the Islamic line.

Ironically, many of the protesters have actually taken the time to educate themselves about Islam from the authentic Islamic sources and contemporary teachings.

Here are some of the reasons why we find many of these teachings to be deeply troubling.

What is a mosque?

It is vitally important to understand what a mosque represents in Islam.

A mosque is not like a church or a temple, it is much more than a place for Muslims to simply worship their God (Allah).

Mosques are modelled on the first mosque established by Mohammed in Medina which was a seat of government, a command centre, a court, a military training centre and an arms depot.

Mosque leaders today raise religious decrees, enforce Islamic doctrine, monitor conduct, punish transgressors and command actions including requirements to conduct Jihad.

A mosque is much more than a church.

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Turkey

The Prime Minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, understood the military nature of a mosque when he stated:

“A mosque is our barracks, the domes our helmets, minarets our bayonets and the faithful are our soldiers.”

Islam’s founder, the Prophet Mohammed, was not just a religious leader but a political and military one too. He raised armies and fought and killed people until he was the King of the whole of Arabia.

The religion of Islam is entirely based on the example and teachings of Mohammed.

Unlike any other major religion therefore, Islam is also a political and military force.

The Influence of the House of Saud

Mohammed was the guardian of Islam in the seventh century. Today that responsibility rests with the Saudi Royal Family or the House of Saud. The two holiest Islamic sites in Mecca and Medina are under its control.

The late king, Fahd bin Abdul Aziz, understood this when he wrote “The efforts of the servant of the two Holy Places support the Muslim Minorities.”

The Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs (IMMA) is the vehicle which the late king created to establish the Islamic World Caliphate. It is Saudi Foreign Policy and Jurisprudence from the Saudi Ministry of Religious Affairs.

In the words of King Fahd, mosques, educational centres and Islamic bodies like the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and Muslim Students Association (MSA) are all geared towards hindering Muslim assimilation into non-Muslim nations so they can act as a fifth column to bring victory to Islam.

In 1965 during the pilgrimage or Hajj, the World Association of Muslim Youth or WAMY was created to work toward this end and for the non-Muslim world; IMMA or the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs was born.

WAMY and IMMA were a collaboration of the Wahhabist and Muslim Brotherhood led by:

  1. Said Ramadan, the son-in-law of the Muslim Brotherhood founder and,
  2. Abdullah Omar Naseef, a wealthy, suspected Al-Qaeda financier.

The House of Saud and the funding of terrorism

In May 2008, Robert Spencer’s website “Jihad Watch” reported that the Saudis had spent over $US100 billion on this project over the three previous decades.

These funds were used to build mosques to fund the payroll of Imams and to build Islamic schools.

They were also apparently intended to corrupt the education system through the funding of universities and the rewriting of school text books to favour Islam while denigrating Christianity and Western achievements.

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What must be done?

The conundrum for Law-makers in the West is that a mosque operates under the protection of religious freedom.
This is unacceptable because a mosque is not just a religion, but also political centre and a place where legal rulings are made. Some of these rulings breach Australian law and ironically also call for the restriction of religious freedoms for all non-Muslims.

Our politicians, law-makers, law enforcement officers and security agencies need to acquaint themselves with the teachings within mosques which, after all, are preaching their prophet’s Sharia law which is largely incompatible with Australian law.

Law-makers and law-enforcers must now turn their minds toward recognising Islam as a political entity and remove the current protections Islam receives as a religion.

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Dr. Bill Warner on being called an ‘islamophobe’

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No criminal was Borislav Milojković – he not only entertained crowds, but also advised police agencies on how to combat real-life pick-pocketing.

eBritić has the story.
 
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Pay attention here: ISIS is pure evil and it affects YOU, wherever you may be.

We at 1389 Blog have been warning you that ISIS is a threat to the human race – past, present, and future.

First of all, read this:

ArtNet: ISIS Destroying The World’s Cultural Heritage One Site At A Time

As someone who appreciates art, architecture, historical sites and ancient cultural achievements from the past this news is very disturbing.

The above article talks about Iraq’s cultural heritage, but it doesn’t stop there, and it doesn’t look as though it will.

It is happening in what was once Assyria as well. Yes, that area known as “The Cradle of Civilization” – Mesopotamia:

AINA: ISIS Destroys 3000 Year-old Assyrian Artifacts in Syria

ISIS will do what the Taliban did to the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan.

Islam is a cult that excels at destruction. Not just people, which is tragic enough, but everything! And they are proud of it, and boast about it!

The NAZIS did the same. They looted an incredible amount of art from all over Europe.

These pieces were destined for Hitler’s Museum of the Thousand-Year Reich.

This, in spite of the fact that many countries went to enormous lengths to hide their treasures, and I mean real treasures.

The NAZIS took Michelangelo’s Bruges Madonna, the Jan van Eyck Altarpiece at Ghent, Vermeers, Klimts, Rembrandts, Picassos and so much more!

Ghent Altarpiece
Ghent Altarpiece: Jan van Eyck

The Mona Lisa was hidden in a French château – thankfully.

In the movie “The Monuments Men” we get an idea of all this. Atlas of Wonders reveals The Monuments Men Filming Locations: Where the Nazis kept the looted art.

There is an excellent book, The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe’s Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War, along with a documentary (trailer here).

The rescue effort was an American initiative. (See: The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History.)

Most of us are aware that World War II was the most destructive war in history. We know of the horrific loss of life; we have seen images of the devastated European cities. Yet how many among us have walked through a majestic museum such as the Louvre, enjoyed the solitude and grandeur of a towering cathedral such as Chartres, or gazed upon a sublime painting such as Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper, and wondered, How did so many monuments and great works of art survive this war? Who were the people who saved them?

The major events of World War II Pearl Harbor, D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge have become as much a part of our collective conscience as the names of the books and films Band of Brothers, The Greatest Generation, Saving Private Ryan, Schindlers List and the writers, directors, and actors Ambrose, Brokaw, Spielberg, Hanks who brought these epic events and the heroism of that time to life for us once again.

But what if I told you there was a major story about World War II that hasnt been told, a significant story at the heart of the entire war effort, involving the most unlikely group youve never heard of? What if I told you there was a group of men on the front lines who quite literally saved the world as we know it; a group who didnt carry machine guns or drive tanks, who werent official statesmen; men who not only had the vision to understand the grave threat to the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of civilization but then joined the front lines to do something about it?

- from THE MONUMENTS MEN

When the Germans finally realised they were going to lose WW2 they did what all savages do – they began to destroy as many treasures as they could and they succeeded in many instances, for example Raphael’s “Portrait of a Young Man”.

Raphael: Portrait of a Young Man
Raphael – one of the greatest artist the Renaissance gave us!

Art stolen and destroyed. Art that was part of western civilization’s collective culture.

Art the NAZIS had no right to, and naturally a lot of it was owned not only by countries but of course the European Jewish population.

Now we are seeing it all happen again. This is but another example of the despicable acts of the Islamic State!

It should not surprise us at all as Islam has a strong tie to NAZISM. Saddam Hussein’s Ba’ath Party was inspired by Hitler, so was Egypt’s former ruler,Nasser and let’s not forget the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem – the uncle of the Egyptian terrorist – Yasser Arafat.

In the movie “The Monuments Men” the character, Frank Stokes, played by George Clooney, says:

“You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they’ll still find their way back. But if you destroy their history, you destroy their achievements and it’s as if they never existed. That’s what Hitler wants and that’s exactly what we are fighting for.”

This applies even more so today.

During WW2 we had strong leaders like Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower who would never give up. Even the tyrant Stalin wouldn’t let Hitler win!

What does the West have today? Obama? Cameron? Hollande? Merkel? Spare us please!!!

There is way too much at stake: even more so than when the NAZIS were planning their Thousand-Year Reich.

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The ADF, Islam and Australian Values

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Former Army Intelligence Officer Bernard Gaynor presents an unfiltered insider view into the mindset of the current ADF leadership.

Politically correct blindness as to the motivation of the enemy combined with a policy to accommodate the desires of minority pressure groups over traditional Australian values, increasingly confuses, alienates and endangers our men and women in uniform.

Is this the ‘Rainbow ADF’ to protect Australia in the volatile years ahead?

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WEAPONS OF MASS DISTRACTION


Occasionally Americans need to be reminded of the words of the famous man of the circus, P. T. Barnum who said “A SUCKER IS BORN EVERY MINUTE” and the media has turned Americans into blind sheep.

Thirty years ago the headlines in the Washington Post screamed… “American Planes Hit North Vietnam After Second Attack on Our Destroyers; Move Taken to Halt New Aggression.”

That same day, the New York Times reported: “President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats and ‘certain supporting facilities in North Vietnam’ after renewed attacks against American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.”

Americans were hoodwinked into a war by deceptive CIA disinformation and a media driven by profits and award seekers. Most journalists knew better but the big bucks are an incentive to bury the truth to keep their jobs.

However, there was no “second attack” by North Vietnam — There was no “renewed attacks against American destroyers.” By reporting official claims as ABSOLUTE TRUTHS, American journalists opened the floodgates for the bloody Vietnam War and came to realize the enormous profits that could be made through “Advocacy Journalism” or worse, as a card-carrying member of the Partisan Press.

The pattern took hold and continuous government lies passed on by pliant mass media lead to 58,000 American troop deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries. Agent Orange and Napalm were dropped on the Vietnamese day after day and withheld from the American public.

A few decades later when the war began in Croatia in 1991 the very same media disinformation campaign was unleashed on ignorant Americans…just like it has been launched against Russia and President Putin, with a total lack of responsible reporting.

NOT a SINGLE American newspaper in 1991 reported that Ante Markovic, the Croatian Prime Minister of Yugoslavia ordered the Yugoslav army to attack Croatia, launching that Civil War. Markovic then resigned from his post and fled to Zagreb, fully aware that he had opened Pandora’s Box on Balkan violence.

In much the same disgusting level of reporting, the media was quick to attack Putin for downing the Malaysian passenger plane with a rocket he allegedly supplied to “rebel forces,” in spite of our own satellite evidence that the plane was downed by a Ukrainian jet fighter or that the recovered cockpit was full of bullet holes. The “false flag” attempt to smear Putin backfired on Obama and his minions in the CIA who got caught in their false flag deception.

For over 8 years the death toll of “250,000” victims in former Yugoslavia was reported by every journalists writing about these Balkan Civil Wars—a hideous lie repeated ad nauseam by the entire media without a shred of evidence. They were too consumed copying each others articles. In President Clinton’s last inaugural address he raised the death count to “300,000.” We now know that both were hideous lies and that the actual total number is 96,400 killed on all sides. Was the lie of 250,000 or 300,000 necessary to fan the flames of war on the ignorant American public? Was the impeachment of President Clinton and the scandal with Monica Lewinsky that important to get it off of the front pages?

In 1992 when the war moved into Bosnia, the disinformation campaign began with the “60,000 Bosnian Rape story” written by Tom Post of Newsweek. Buried at the end of his story was his disclaimer that “only 26 women were interviewed” for his grotesque fabrication. I telephoned Mr. Post to ask how he managed to extrapolate 26 into 60,000 rape victims and was told that the number came from the Izetbegovic Bosnian administration. Of course with the headlines screaming on the front pages of every newspaper in the world Mr. Post was not too eager in corroborating his facts. Nor was the State Department eager to expose the truth…

In the end, less than 750 women were raped, one third were Serbian victims. Less than 420 babies were born to these rape victims. UN document #S24491 is the only document submitted to the UN on rape…it is the legal video taped depositions of 800 Serbian women, many of whom identified their rapists. This document was submitted to the UN three weeks before the Newsweek story broke…was that Newsweek article another “false flag” meant to discredit the Serbs and to continue the falsifications of events? Or was this a cover your ass article due to such shoddy media coverage?

In the famous picture of the skeleton-like figure of Fikret Alic, a Bosnian Muslim allegedly imprisoned behind a barbed-wire enclosured Serbian “concentration camp” it turned out that it was the media cameraman that was inside the barbed wire and that Trnopolje was not a Serbian prison camp it was a refugee center.

Pictures of Dubrovnik burning was a media driven hoax in which the Croatians burned old auto tires throughout the walled city and photographed Dubrovnik with a telephoto lens to compress the range…Dubrovnik was not burning it was only smoking. Americans continued to be deceived by the CIA and the media.

Numerous images of Serbian victims were mislabeled as either Croatian or Muslim victims and republished numerous times in spite of the press in Belgrade supplying the names of the actual victims.

Anthony Lewis of the New York Times mocked the reports that “Serbian soldiers were being tortured by roasting them on spits like animals.” I sent Mr. Lewis and his foreign editor Gurtzman images of roasted soldiers demanding a retraction…my letter was never answered and a retraction was never printed.

Ms. Amanpour of CNN became expert at omission journalism as she manipulated facts and details that did not serve her hidden Muslim agenda. “She remained in her suite at the Holiday Inn in Sarajevo never venturing more than 100 meters from the hotel, relying on Muslim runners to gather details on which she was reporting” said UN Major Gen. Lewis Mackenzie of Canada.

The U.S. dropped more bombs on Serbia in 78 days than were dropped on Yugoslavia during 4 years of WWII. The enormous profits made by emptying out 60 years of weapons storage these American corporations who build weapons for the U.S. military saw their corporate stock values explode. President Eisenhower warned Americans about the “Industrial Military Complex” when he left office but elected officials and a pliant media are more than happy to distract us from the facts and the truth to serve this hidden agenda and to rake in newspaper profits.

Today’s enemy du jure is ISIS and the media is once again using their hideous tactics to distract, to manipulate and to fabricate the stories. Between Syria, Iraq, Egypt and Saudi Arabia there are more than a million well-armed troops and we are being led to believe that these Muslim countries are incapable of joining together to destroy 10,000 terrorists’ fanatics without the help of the U.S. military?

The American public is so propagandized by its own government and corporate news media that it mocks the foundation of a Free Society and a Free Press. This deception on such a large scale would be of little consequence if the US were not the most powerful economic and military force on earth.

By design the US intelligence publicized “Al Qaeda,” and Al Qaeda’s Syrian adjunct, “Al Nusra,” by inadequately investigating and defining them through the major news media. Absent meaningful historical context they usefully serve the pretext for America’s terminal “War on Terror,” and insultingly tells the American public that the slaughter of 13 and wounding of dozens at Ft. Hood was “workplace violence.”

A seemingly obvious feature of terrorist forces left unexamined by corporate media is that they are observably comprised of the same fanatic personnel in different uniforms unleashed throughout the Middle East and financed by the Saudi royal family—the strategy proposed during the George W. Bush administration.

With this in mind, ISIS is well financed, militarily proficient, and equipped with modern vehicles and weaponry left behind by the U.S. military who had every opportunity to either remove or blow up most of these vehicles and weapons. ISIS also exhibits an uncanny degree of media savvy in terms of propagating its message in professional-looking videos and on platforms such as YouTube and Twitter.

ISIS even received a sympathetic portrayal in a five-part series produced and aired by the Rupert Murdoch-backed Vice News. Indeed, Vice News’ “The Spread of the Caliphate” is reminiscent of the public relations-style propaganda produced via the “embedding” of corporate news media personnel with US and allied forces during the so-called WMD conquest of Iraq. Weapons of mass destruction never found.

According to “War on Terrorism” by author Michel Chossudovsky, “The CIA—using Pakistan’s military intelligence apparatus as a “go between”—played a key role in training the Mujahedeen. In turn, the CIA-sponsored guerrilla training was integrated with the teachings of Islam. Both the Clinton and Bush administrations have consistently supported the “Militant Islamic Base,” including Osama bin Laden’s Al Qaeda, as part of their foreign policy agenda. The links between Osama bin Laden and the Clinton administration in Bosnia and Kosovo are well documented by congressional records.”

The media never exposed the fact that 15 retired American generals from MPRI in Alexandria, Virginia went to Croatia in 1991 to arm and train Croatian forces. Nightly “secret” aircraft landed in Croatia and equipped the Croatian army with modern weapons….ignoring the arms embargo placed on Yugoslavia by the U.S.
Four years later these American generals trained the Croatian army to perpetrate “Operation Storm” in 1995, the single largest ethnic cleansing of 230,000 Serbians from Croatia in this entire Balkan war. These generals arranged for the AWACS radar to be turned off so that Croatia could violate the “No-Fly Zone” to bomb and strafe fleeing Serbian refugees…a war crime!

Over 1,170 Serbs were killed during “Operation Storm” and over 900 Serbian homes went up in smoke. Serbs were also dragged off of their carts and wagons and beaten to death… as the media managed to look the other way. Not one single Croatian, or any of these 15 American “mercenary” generals were brought to justice for their participation and planning of these war crimes.

If the CIA, Pentagon, State Department and our American Generals will stoop to these disgusting tactics to deceive the American people they are quite skilled at dragging us into another war about ISIL as they were in dragging us into a war over fictitious Weapons of Mass Destruction.

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The Kiss of Judas?

Serbian Patriarch Irinej said today, “There are more people that bring us together and unite with the Roman Catholic Church, than those that divide us.“ Is this another “Kiss of Judas”? Will the disciples of the Orthodox church convince us that betrayal of a thousand years of dedication and commitment taught to us for generations be cast aside? Like Tito’s so-called “Brotherhood and Unity” are the Serbian people again being asked to give up their faith to accommodate a brutal Catholic Brotherhood and the murderous Franciscan order?

Like Judas, the words of the Patriarch strike at the heart of everything Serbian Christians believe in. This stampede into the arms of the Roman clergy that created the Great Schism in 1054 by naming the first Pope…is suddenly acceptable? Now our Patriarch is convincing us that we worship that Pope or worse, to take Holy Communion from the unclean hands of hundreds of homosexual priests who may have had a sexual encounter with an altar boy hours earlier.

Serbian Christians suffered through 400 years of Ottoman slavery, tormented by the Muslim motto of “Convert or Die.” Millions were put to death just like ISIS is doing today, but dedicated Serbs resisted the embrace of these Muslim fanatics and managed to maintain their church and their faith … now we are being asked to ignore that history and to look past the recent century in which Serbia fought 5 wars for her freedom and lost over 52% of her adult male population to now find they are being betrayed by their own Patriarch? “Let him who is without sin, cast the first stone” (John 8:7). It appears obvious now why this Patriarch was driven out of Chicago a few decades ago when he was a bishop.

In 1995 during “Operation Storm” when 230,000 Serbs were ethnically cleansed from Croatia, the last 5 relatives of my name were too old and too sick to flee. A month later the Red Cross notified me that they were found with their throats slit. Now my Patriarch expects others and me to join hands with Catholics and sing Kumbaya? … WHEN PIGS FLY!

The Jasenovac Concentration Camp in Croatia was nicknamed the “Auschwitz of the Balkans” in which most historians agree that about 700,000 Serbs, 40,000 Jews and 60,000 Roma were put to death by Croatian Catholics and their Nazi priesthood in some of the most grotesque war crimes of the 20th century. Over 970 Catholic priests who killed Serbs, Jews and Roma with their own hands fled to Argentina through the “Vatican Ratline” where they escaped justice. Serbian Christians being convinced to join with those who just 70 years ago tried to liquidate them is truly insulting.

To expect Serbs to worship with priests and unrepentant Catholics who have not offered a single apology or a Dinar of compensation will drive others and me to create a split in the Serbian church like the one that took place in the United States during the 1960s and the one taking place currently in Australia look like a fire drill. I am confident that 280 million Orthodox Christians of other ethnicities will also not blindly obey. Or are we pretending that thousands of Russian Orthodox churches and thousands of Russian priests were not tortured and murdered by Hitler, a Roman Catholic?

“We’ve always been close, and lately it has improved and we want to shelter those moments that keep us apart,” the patriarch told reporters at the opening of the exhibition “Naissus – The median” of the Institute for Protection of Cultural Monuments of Niš, Serbia. Yet the elephant in the room at that event was the fact that no one spoke about the 98 Serbian churches that were destroyed in Croatia in 1991, the 230 destroyed in Bosnia in 1993-95 and in 390 destroyed in Kosovo—not during the war but were destroyed in the past 10 years after the Serbs signed the peace agreement with Albanian terrorists who then amputated sovereign Serbian territory to declare their illegal independence. The Patriarch seems to treat his flock as though we all have amnesia.

According to the Patriarch, “There must be unity, and it can be achieved at that level that befits Christians and people who read the gospel.” I wonder how many of our Catholic neighbors read that gospel and how many of their hands are covered in the blood of their Serbian victims? How may of those bible-reading Catholics made damned sure that 300,000 Serbs were ethnically cleansed from Croatia? And how many of those Catholics will allow the return of 300,000 Serbian refugees and to help finance the rebuilding of those 98 destroyed churches?

The Patriarch told the press, “The anniversary celebration of the Edict of Milan is an opportunity to go back to the past and have a peek at the contents of the edict to see how much he needs us now.”

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The persecution of Christians ended in 313 when Constantine of the West and Licinius of the East proclaimed The Edict of Milan, which established a policy of religious freedom for all. This is an English translation of the edict.

When I, Constantine Augustus, as well as I, Licinius Augustus, fortunately met near Mediolanurn (Milan), and were considering everything that pertained to the public welfare and security, we thought, among other things which we saw would be for the good of many, those regulations pertaining to the reverence of the Divinity ought certainly to be made first, so that we might grant to the Christians and others full authority to observe that religion which each preferred; whence any Divinity whatsoever in the seat of the heavens may be propitious and kindly disposed to us and all who are placed under our rule. And thus by this wholesome counsel and most upright provision we thought to arrange that no one whatsoever should be denied the opportunity to give his heart to the observance of the Christian religion, of that religion which he should think best for himself, so that the Supreme Deity, to whose worship we freely yield our hearts) may show in all things His usual favor and benevolence.

Therefore, your Worship should know that it has pleased us to remove all conditions whatsoever, which were in the rescripts formerly given to you officially, concerning the Christians and now any one of these who wishes to observe Christian religion may do so freely and openly, without molestation.

We thought it fit to commend these things most fully to your care that you may know that we have given to those Christians free and unrestricted opportunity of religious worship. When you see that this has been granted to them by us, your Worship will know that we have also conceded to other religions the right of open and free observance of their worship for the sake of the peace of our times, that each one may have the free opportunity to worship as he pleases; this regulation is made we that we may not seem to detract from any dignity or any religion.

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Archbishop of Belgrade Stanislav Hocevar said, “The anniversary of the Edict is an opportunity to discover the history dating back to the church and this enables us to meet the same roots, the same content, and the same future.”

Archbishop also said “The Catholic Church in Nis, from September will be considered a pilgrimage and that it contains particles of the Holy Cross and the relics of the holy Empress Helena.”“It’s an opportunity for many Roman Catholics to come to Nis and see the intertwining of East and West. Hocevar has announced that it will be a restored Catholic church that was consecrated on September 14.”

It therefore strikes me as odd that every aspect of this renewed union between the eastern and western churches is like a shotgun marriage. What can we expect next from the Serbian Patriarch who seems eager to rush into the arms of those Roman Catholics that sided with Austria in WWI, with Hitler in WWII and the Vatican … the first to recognize the new nation of Croatian in 1991?

We have clergy in the Serbian church that scoffed at those who call Kosovo the “Serbian Jerusalem,” discounting the history that Serbians built 1,350 churches in an area of 10,000 square km—this is hardly insignificant history that Serbs spilled their blood over. The Patriarch now expects us to turn the other cheek? … we have run out of cheeks!

As a dedicate Serbian Orthodox Christian I am confident that a great many Serbians will refuse to follow any Patriarch, bishops and priests that expect us to blindly obey church edict, or worse, treat us like sheep being led to the slaughter.

This is not Kosovo, 1389—and a Roman Catholic army has not defeating us. Serbian Orthodox followers deserve respect, not treated as though Tito is still running the Belgrade Patriarchate.

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The writer is the author of 9 book, 6 on Balkan history. His newest books are…Serbia: Faces & Places and Memoirs of a Serbian-American Dissident. Mr. Dorich is the recipient of The Order of St. Sava, the highest recognition bestowed on a layperson by the Holy Synod of Serbian Orthodox Bishops. His articles have appeared in the International Herald Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and The American Srbobran among others.

 

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Breitbart London has the story: click to read it.
 

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Your Middle East: EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with former Islamic State member

Islamic State (IS) member “Sherko Omer” would now be a dead jihadist hadn’t he surrendered to the pro-Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northeast Syria earlier this year. Journalist Rozh Ahmad met him to learn more about the experience.

In this interview “Omer” explains how he left his hometown in Iraqi Kurdistan to join the Syrian opposition and eventually became an IS member, what he witnessed and the reasons for which he risked his life to exit the extremist Islamic organisation.

Why and how did you join the Islamic State (IS) in Syria?

Two friends and I decided to leave Iraqi Kurdistan to join the Syrian opposition and its fight against the regime. In October 2013 we got contacts from several people close to the Kurdistan Islamic Group (Komal) in my hometown, Halabja. We were told that the contacts were members of the Free Syria Army (FSA). We met the contacts in Turkey and they took us to a hotel for few days. Afterward, they took us to a training camp on the Turkey-Syria border and we found ourselves at an ISIS (or IS) camp instead of FSA.

But how is it possible that you weren’t aware your contacts were IS jihadists?

Well, we spoke with them in standard Arabic but they did not mention anything about IS until we were at the training camp. They talked against the regime as a machinery killing its own Muslim people and we had already heard that from FSA on TV. Moreover, they had no beards, dressed in modern clothes and even took us to a hotel in the Turkish city of Kilis. We therefore assumed that they were FSA not IS, as did many others who came to Turkey to join the Syrian opposition but joined us at the IS camp.

Is it true that IS trains new recruits for beheadings on dead bodies at the camps?

Not true for the camp I was at, where beheading training was practiced with chickens and other animals. I did not do it because when we arrived they asked for my skills and qualifications and because I am a technical professional and I had qualifications, I was assigned to technical works and trained with pistols and lightweight weapons. This is because my main duty was to learn the communication equipment, interception of enemy phone and radio lines as well as rescuing digital gadgets and archives during attacks. I never engaged in a firefight and this was the precise reason why Kurdish YPG fighters agreed to hand me back to my family after months of investigations.

How did IS members treat you as a new recruit?

IS commanders were very nice and respectful at the camp. You would think you knew them for many years. They gave us the best food; clothes, weapons and we enjoyed the friendship and brotherhood. In reality we knew deep inside there was a choice to leave, but (we started) to think of ourselves as fighters taking this brotherhood and luxury to Syria and we were told that we had secured a place in heaven too, that was very comforting. But beside these facts, to be honest staying also felt like a moral obligation since they spent money, gave us food, clothes, cars and respected us so much that leaving the camp felt like betraying the good deeds of those people.

What about the promise of virgin angels in heaven, is there any truths to this?

Yes, of course. We were told that as martyrs we would have 72 eternal virgins in heaven and we can save dozens of our close relatives from hell too.

So, IS promises its’ recruits 72 virgin angels and you are saying this is not “anti-Islamic propaganda” as some people may otherwise claim?

We were promised women in heaven and on earth too based on IS jihadist teaching of the verses of some Suras of the holy book of Quran and hadiths by prophet Muhammad, all of which were explained through the Tafsir (explanation) by Islamic scholars like Ibn Majah, Bukhari and Ibn Kathir. We were told all non-Muslim women prisoners will be our wives and God wills it.

In Islamic holy war you cannot kill enemy women and children under any circumstances, they can only be taken as prisoners. It is permissible to have sexual intercourse with the captive women even if jihadists are married. You can buy and sell these women but for the children you have to raise them as home workers or teach them to become jihadists. I did none of these things because I was a communication technician not in the battlefield. And, who would claim otherwise when IS openly and proudly say they are carrying out these acts as implementation of Islamic Sharia.

Nonetheless, there are Muslim women who willingly offer their bodies for IS jihadists and this is called “Sex for Jihad” and they too will be compensated in heaven according to IS. However, these women were mostly with the commanders, I did not see average jihadist fighters with these Muslim women.

And everyone believed in this at the camp?

The consequences of disbelieving were not clear in an environment where they practice beheading. Nonetheless, many IS jihadist fighters truly believed all this but foreign recruits had no clue as to what the verses of holy Quran actually meant. I saw many foreign recruits who were put in the suicide squads not because they were “great and God wanted it” as IS commanders praised them in front of us, but basically because they were useless for IS, they spoke no Arabic, they weren’t good fighters and had no professional skills.  They were brainwashed into the “women in heaven” and those they could rape on earth before they eventually killed themselves. I am alive partly thanks to my qualifications.

You have to remember that IS has been portrayed as an organisation of gangs only, although this is evident what they do, but the political leadership pay unbelievable attention to education and educated recruits. But at the end of the day good moral values are based on the way education and intelligence are being used.

So IS jihadists could just take women prisoners and sleep with them against their will, which the world considers rape?

Not only I say this but the IS emirs and commanders openly and proudly says it too. They believe it is permissible to sleep with women prisoners even against their will if they are infidels, non-Muslims and apostate women.  This happened to Christian women in Al-Raqqa after their husbands were publically beheaded and I witnessed it. Now it is happening to Kurdish Yezidi women of Sinjar in Iraqi Kurdistan.

What did you witness in Al-Raqqa?

After training, my two Kurdish friends left to A’zaz where they have been confirmed killed now, but I was assigned to work as a technician in Al-Raqqa in the communications department. I was once told to go to a house to test some equipment to see if they can be useful for the technical and communication bureau. Once inside I realised it was a Christian home.

I saw six jihadists demanding that a Christian women and her daughter become their wives. The daughter was about 12-13-years-old. I told the jihadists forcing women is forbidden in Islam and children can’t be touched under any circumstances. They loaded their guns in my face and told me to leave. I immediately left to the local court that was based in a small house, but the judge was worse, he said I was wrong because 13-year-old girl is not considered a child, essentially because prophet Muhammad married his wife, Aisha, when she was only 9 years old. He accused me of having poor faith in the practices of prophet Muhammad for which I could have been detained and possibly punished with tough sentences, but my field commander soon arrived and saved me.

This was the reason that made you leave IS?

I wanted to leave first week into my post in Al-Raqqa but I was a coward, scared of getting beheaded and did not know my way out. Unlike at the camp, IS jihadists acted as God in Al-Raqqa. They were rude, arrested and killed anybody for no real reason.

I decided to risk my life to escape after I witnessed a wounded captured Kurdish YPG fighter publically beheaded. He was about my age, but unlike me he was extremely brave. He spat on every jihadist around him. He shouted slogans about Kurdish freedom and Abdullah Ocalan. I had never seen anyone so brave in my life. His fingers were cut yet he shouted insults against the jihadists. He was finally beheaded from behind to suffer and salt was put on his half-cult neck to die in agony but he did not give up until he painfully died this way. Children too were present at the public execution. However, I felt very sick afterward and did not sleep for a week thinking I am either going to runaway or kill myself, but thank God the chance came soon afterward in the city of Serekaniye.

How and why did you end up in Serekaniye (Ras Al-Ain) because I am not sure if it is possible to travel from Al-Raqqa to the Kurdish region these days?  

ISIS goal: exterminate not only Israelis but also Serbs

My commander said Kurdish YPG was an infidel secularist army and impure, arguing that each jihadist has the duty to first purify his own people and if we were all pure then infidels would not exit. The commander and others too gave me examples of Palestine and Israel as well as Kosovo and Serbs.  They told me jihadists should first fight impure Muslims of Palestine and Kosovo to purify them and this way Israelis and Serbs would not exist. This was argued against my Kurdish people too.  I joined a new battalion; we went back to Turkey and crossed the Turkish border to enter Serekaniye.

And what about the Ceylanpinar Turkish border post that is heavily controlled by Turkish soldiers?

They just turned a blind eye.

How?

We were initially told by the IS field commander to fear nothing because there was cooperation with the Turks at the border. The watchtower light caught us and our commander said everybody should stop but do not look at the light. He talked on the radio, then the watchtower light began to move after 8-10 minutes and that was the signal saying we could safely cross the border.

When and how did you finally escape IS in Serekaniye?

I was sent to fix radios, communication equipment and help resolve technical issues of a small base north of Serekaniye end of February 2014. I joined a new battalion for this because IS planned to regroup northeast Syria to attack the YPG. I fixed all the faulty equipment after I arrived in Serekaniye, but then they asked me to intercept and interpret YPG radio communications. YPG members spoke Kurmanji Kurdish and I spoke Sorani Kurdish, but I could’ve tried harder to accurately intercept and interpret YPG radios and track their next moves, but when I heard female fighters speaking in Kurdish over the radio I just couldn’t do it.

Nearly a week passed at the base and it was the YPG that attacked our campsite. I was lucky because I was at the last outpost faraway when YPG first attacked and I immediately surrendered after YPG sniper killed the two jihadists beside me. I shouted in Kurdish, they told me to go closer and get naked and after it was clear that I had no suicide belt, they accepted my surrender.  It is true that I have physically escaped now thanks to God and thanks to the YPG, but Al-Raqqa is mentally haunting me now because what I have witnessed is just pure horror.

“Sherko Omer” is a pseudonym. His real identity has been kept secret for security reasons. The views expressed are his own.

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More Nidal Hassan copycat attacks are in the offing. It’s time to make sure that all US troops on US soil are armed at all times, rather than depending on a few armed MPs to defend masses of disarmed troops.

Fox News has the story:

A law enforcement bulletin obtained by FoxNews.com warned that Islamic State fighters have increased calls for “lone wolves” to attack U.S. soldiers in America in recent months, citing one tweet that called for jihadists to find service members’ addresses online and then “show up and slaughter them.”

There will be “a continued call – by Western fighters in Syria and terrorist organizations – for lone offender attacks against U.S. military facilities and personnel,” warned a July law enforcement intelligence bulletin from the Central Florida Intelligence Exchange, a state-run agency that gathers, assesses and shares threat information and works with the Department of Homeland Security. “These threats will most likely increase should the U.S. or its allies attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) in Syria or Iraq.”

In one example cited in the bulletin, a British jihadist encouraged radicals still living in the West to use Facebook and LinkedIn to find and target soldiers.

“You could literally search for soldiers, find their town, photos of them, look for address in Yellowbook or something,” the tweet read. “Then show up and slaughter them.”

Meanwhile, the DHS downplays the obvious danger:

On Thursday, Peter Boogaard, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, told FoxNews.com that “there is no credible intelligence at this time to suggest that there is an active plot by (ISIS) to carry out an attack in the United States.”

“Public postings by people claiming to be (ISIS) supporters on social media threatening to carry out attacks against the United States and our allies have been made, and we are aware of them,” Boogaard said in a statement. “The product referenced is based on such open source social media reports from earlier this summer and is not considered to reference specific, credible evidence of a plot against the homeland.”

The bulletin came out long before Tuesday’s indictment of an upstate New York man on a raft of terror-related charges, including attempting to kill “officers and employees of the United States”. Mufid Elfgeeh, 30, of Rochester, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury on three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to Islamic State. Elfgeeh was arrested in late May in a Walmart parking lot after a sting in which an FBI informant offered to sell him guns and silencers, which Elfgeeh allegedly wanted to use to kill returning American troops as well as Shiite Muslims living in the region.

Killing U.S. troops on American soil is an increasing focus of jihadists, according to the bulletin, titled “Continued Threat to Military Personnel from Al Qaeda Inspired Homegrown Violent Extremists.” It was sent out on July 8, 2014, “in response to recent social media messaging from Western fighters in Syria calling for attacks against “soldiers in the West.” Instead of luring radicalized Americans to the Middle East, Islamic State will likely encourage them to stay home and kill U.S. soldiers here, the bulletin warned.

“U.S.-based [Home-Grown Violent Extremists] could be inspired by this rhetoric to turn their attention towards carrying out attacks at home,” the bulletin states.

The radical rhetoric is delivered via social media, where Islamic State operatives have long exhorted westerners to get on a plane and come join the battle. But terrorists now believe they can have a powerful effect from afar just by inspiring attacks inside the U.S.

“In recent Twitter posts, foreign fighters in Syria have encouraged Muslims in the West to target soldiers with spontaneous attacks using small arms (i.e. knives and guns),” the bulletin said.

It listed several examples of tweets posted in late June that specifically mention interest in attacking Western military personnel. In one series of tweets a British fighter formerly with Jabhat al Nusra lamented the terrorist infighting between Islamic State and groups affiliated with Al Qaeda.

“I’m realizing bickering about internal politics is taking up our time too much, the enemies are working what’s stopping you from something like learning how to make explosives or learning shooting, or killing vulnerable soldiers right now? (To the bros in the West).”

The bulletin also cited an uptick in chatter on Internet forums calling for attacks on Western military targets, with many referring to Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hassan, who killed 13 service members at the Texas Army base in 2009 in a case the Obama administration still labels as an example of “workplace violence,” and not terrorism. Hasan recently announced from prison, where he is awaiting execution, he wanted to join Islamic State.
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We are pleased that they were caught. We are not pleased that Jeh Johnson covered it up.

Gateway Pundit has the story:

Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this shocking news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.

Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.”
Johnson dodged the question.

Tonight, Rep. Chaffetz told Megyn Kelly there were four terrorists arrested crossing the US border in Texas on September 10.

There were actually four individuals trying to cross through the Texas border, who were apprehended at two different stations, that do have ties to known terrorist organizations in the Middle East.

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Breitbart has more on today’s exchange at the Homeland Security hearing:

During a House Homeland Security Committee hearing today focused on worldwide threats to America, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), asked DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists” who have attempted to enter the U.S. illegally during his tenure as homeland security chief. Johnson was sworn in as the fourth DHS secretary on December 23, 2013.

Rep. Chaffetz, who serves on the homeland security panel’s Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, clarified that he was referring to whether known terrorists, suspected terrorists, or individuals with ties to terrorist organizations have been arrested trying to come into the country illegally.

“Sitting here right now, no specific case comes to mind,” responded Johnson. “That doesn’t mean there is none.”

For the record… Jeh Johnson was a top Obama campaign donor before he was appointed Secretary of Homeland Security.

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