War On Terror: As what the feds call “other than Mexicans” and MS-13 gang members stream across our border, just what is keeping the head of ISIS from keeping his promise, “I’ll see you in New York”?
We already know how ruthless the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is, so much so that media pundits such as Kirsten Powers, who should know better, insist that even al-Qaida is said to be distancing itself from the group.
You know: the same al-Qaida that slit throats with box cutters and then turned passenger jets filled with fuel into cruise missiles aimed at the World Trade Center.
ISIS is as determined as it is ruthless and has plans that go beyond the mini-caliphate it has established in Iraq and Syria — the caliphate for which President Obama, through his politically motivated troop withdrawal, served as midwife.
This caliphate, as the staging ground for future attacks on infidels worldwide, was also the dream of the precursor of ISIS, al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI), and its leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a dream shared by al-Qaida itself.
ISIS is working on the game plan outlined by al-Qaida’s No. 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, in an October 2005 letter to the late al-Zarqawi. Zawahiri wrote:
“The first stage: Expel the Americans from Iraq. The second stage: Establish an Islamic Authority … over as much territory as you can spread its power in Iraq … in order to fill the void stemming from the departure of he Americans. The third stage: Extend the jihad wave to the secular countries neighboring Iraq.”
And from there, the world, restoring an Islamic empire that once extended to the gates of Vienna.
Except al-Qaida in Iraq wasn’t able to and didn’t have to expel the Americans from Iraq. President Obama did it for them. ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, released on Obama’s watch from Camp Bucca in Iraq in 2009, will take it from there.
As Michael Daly pointed out last week in the Daily Beast, al-Baghdadi, aware that those guarding him were reservists from Long Island, had a few choice parting words.
“He said, ‘I’ll see you guys in New York,'” recalls Army Col. Kenneth King, then the commanding officer of Camp Bucca. “We spent how many missions and how many soldiers were put at risk when we caught this guy and we just released him,” Daly quotes King as saying.
Sounds like the trade with the Taliban that President Obama made.
The threat by al-Baghdadi was not taken seriously at the time, but it should be. While we watch the appalling administration-aided child abuse in the form of unaccompanied minors flooding across our border, they are not the only ones invited by President Obama’s open border policies.
A congressional report released in 2006 noted that of 1.2 million illegal aliens apprehended the prior year, 165,000 came from countries other than Mexico, including from terrorist havens Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Libya,Yemen, Iran and Syria.
This problem has only gotten worse, and among those coming across have been members of MS-13, one of the world’s most violent and dangerous gangs, which will do anything if paid enough.
ISIS has a lot of money now, looted from Iraqi banks. It’s also worth noting that Spanish authorities recently apprehended eight people who were part of a jihadist recruiting network led by former Gitmo detainee Lahcen Ikasrrien, who was arrested in Afghanistan in 2001.
As Al-Arabiya reported, “The cell found and dispatched recruits for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants based in Syria and Iraq, Spain’s interior ministry said in a statement.”
If the reach of ISIS can extend into Europe, it can extend into Central and South America. A recruiting drive there by ISIS could potentially usher the Islamist threat of “Death to America” into every American city and town.
ISIS-recruited terrorists hidden in the flood across our borders would turn al-Baghdadi’s ‘see you in New York’ from an idle boast into a grim prophecy.
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