Thursday, August 21, 2014

ISIS Watch ( August 21 , 2014 ) - Certainly seems as if ISIS is being hyped as the latest danger to the Globe ! If an attack occurs here in the US , the stage has been set for ISIS to be the villian.....

( Hysterical jibber jabber ..... So now the " JV " is a global threat ? )

White House: ISIS Could ‘Pivot’ to 9/11 Style Attack


The execution of American journalist James Foley by ISIS represents a terrorist attack against the United States, a White House official told reporters Friday, adding that the organization could “pivot” to attacks on the scale of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
“When you see somebody killed in such a horrific way, that represents a terrorist attack,” White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes told reporters. ”That represents a terrorist attack against our country, against an American citizen, and I think all of us have the Foley family in our thoughts and prayers.”
Rhodes also defended President Obama’s oft-repeated description of ISIS as a junior varsity team. “I think what the president was speaking to a few months ago was the fact of the after is, you have many different groups operating across the middle east and North Africa,” Rhodes said. ”As we shift from a situation in which the counter-terrorism threat principally emanated from al Qaeda core, we are going to need to evaluate which of these groups pose a threat to the UnitedStates, which of these groups pose a threat to our personnel in the region, and which of these groups are more localized militia type forces that are potentially dangerous but can be handled by local security forces.” 

Asked if ISIS could carry out a 9/11-style attack, Rhodes said that the group doesn’t appear to be planning one. “To date, we have not seen them focus on that type of planning, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to be very mindful that they could quickly aim to pivot to attacks against Western targets outside of the region,” he said. “If they show the intent or they show plotting against the United States, we’ll be prepared to deal with that as necessary.”

FBI Admits: No Credible Threats to US From ISIS

Despite Hysteria, No Evidence ISIS Actually About to Attack

by Jason Ditz, August 22, 2014
US officials have been keen to build up the threat of ISIS to ever broader, ever more hysterical levels. Sen. James Inhofe (R – OK) even claimed they’re close to coming up with some secret way to wipe out an entire major US city.
The honest assessments aren’t nearly so alarmist, with the FBI conceding in a bulletin issued to local law enforcement today that there is no specific or credible threatof an ISIS terror attack on the US.
That report was only meant to go to law enforcement, and not to the public, which they’re still trying to scare into supporting an ever-growing war in Iraq. The FBI’s public statement for today was abouthow ISIS is using Facebook to recruit.
Everyone’s looking to parlay the ISIS scaremongering to their respective agendas, with Gov. Rick Perry (R – TX) claiming ISIS might have snuck across the border from Mexico. The Pentagon said there was no evidence of anything like that actually happening.
There is a growing disconnect between the actual threat, and the narrative on exactly how scared we’re supposed to be at any given time.

As War Escalates, Obama Makes ISIS ‘Enemy Number One’

Pentagon Rails at 'Apocalyptic' Threat of ISIS

by Jason Ditz, August 22, 2014
Obama Administration officials are stepping up the official narrative of an ever-longer and ever more intense war on ISIS, preparing to span borders and preparing the American public for the inevitable insinuation of ground troops.
In that, the administration is desperate to portray ISIS as not only “enemy number one” for the United States, but also an enemy beyond all others in human history, an“apocalyptic” threat that has to be wiped out through sheer force of arms.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel sought to portray ISIS as not only a threat to US interests, but an imminent threat to literally every US interest on the entire planet.
Sen. James Inhofe (R – OK), ever eager to take any the most hysterical position out there and trump it, declared ISIS was “rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major US city.”
The goal of portraying ISIS as an unprecedented face of evil in the history of mankind is go explicit at this point that CNN is actually running an op-ed asking whether calling them “evil” is really the scariest word we can come up with, or if there is some other word that will more quickly prepare the public for the protracted war that is now looming over us.
Where this protracted war in Iraq and Syria ultimately takes us in the long-term remains to be seen. In the near-term, we can expect ever more alarming rhetoric, coupled with predictions of ISIS committing some atrocity that would seemingly require wizards to actually pull off as stated.

‘We are in your streets:’ U.S. Secret Service to probe ISIS Twitter taunt

The picture was initially tweeted on August 9 by an account that was later deleted. (Courtesy: Twitter)
The U.S. Secret Service has reportedly launched an investigation to probe a photo that appeared to show someone holding a smartphone outside the White House displaying the ISIS flag.
The picture, which was first tweeted on August 9, showed the White House's north portico in the background, according to the Daily Mail.
It was initially posted by a Twitter account that was later deleted, the British daily said. The picture was later shared by a pro-ISIS Twitter user which his name can be read in English as ‘Conquer the tyrants.’

“We are in your state,” a statement accompanied by the picture said. “We are in your cities. We are in your streets. You are our goals anywhere.”
A Secret Service spokesman told ABC News that his agency has “an intelligence division whose mission is to assess information that we receive every day for dangerousness or potential threat level.”
“We are aware of the image and will take the necessary and appropriate follow up steps,” he said.
The incident resembles an incident in which a photo presumably held up in front of the Old Republic Building in Chicago showed a handwritten note in Arabic saying ISIS veterans will “pass from here.”

“Soldiers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will pass from here soon,” read the note dated June 20.
Fighters belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria claim to be on a mission to turn every country into an Islamic State.
The extremist group considers the United States an enemy for supporting Israel and other authoritarian rulers in the Arab world.

Info Wars......


CIA officer Bob Baer told the network ISIS is already on this side of the Atlantic
Ex-CIA Officer: 'There Are ISIS Sleeper Cells In This Country'
Image Credits: ISIS via Twitter

A former CIA officer said Thursday he has no doubt Islamic State (ISIS) sleeper cells are already planted on U.S. soil.
An unnamed U.S. intelligence official told CNN there’s already an indication of ISIS sleeper cells in Europe that could target U.S. embassies and other American interests.
But former CIA officer Bob Baer told the network ISIS is already on this side of the Atlantic.
“I have been told with no uncertainty there are ISIS sleeper cells in this country,” he said.
Though CNN said two U.S. officials had refuted the claim, they’re worried ISIS militants with passports might travel to the United States to launch attacks on American soil, CNN reported.
One ISIS fighter already has hinted as much.
In several telephone conversations with a Reuters reporter over the past few months, Islamic State fighters suggest their leader, Iraqi Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is planning something for the West – and that attacks could take place through sleeper cells in both Europe and the United States.
“The West are idiots and fools,” one fighter taunted, according to Reuters. “They think we are waiting for them to give us visas to go and attack them or that we will attack with our beards or even Islamic outfits.


Secretary of Defense seems clueless about ISIS origins
Hagel Flummoxed by U.S.-trained and Saudi-funded ISIS

From AFP:
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Thursday that the Islamic State is more than a traditional “terrorist group” and better armed, trained and funded than any recent threat.
In fact, ISIS was trained by the best – the United States military. Hagel, as Secretary of Defense, should certainly be privy to this.
Its military hardware, as well, is courtesy of the Pentagon.
“They marry ideology and a sophistication of strategic and tactical military prowess. They are tremendously well funded. This is beyond anything we have seen,” Hagel told reporters.
ISIS is funded by America’s supposed “allies” – Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

Chuck Hagel Goes Full Fearmonger: "ISIS Poses Greater Threat Than 9/11, Prepare For Everything"

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US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel talks about the "imminent threat" ISIS poses to the US and the World.. .and pulls no punches in his total fearmongery..."ISIL poses a threat greater than 9/11. ISIL is as sophisticated and well funded as any group we have seen. They're beyond just a terrorist group. They marry ideology with a sophisticated strategic and tactical military prowess and they're tremendously well-funded. This is way beyond anything we have seen. We must prepare for everything. Get Ready!" Time for some QE-funded deficit-busting war spending...



U.S. Gov. and CIA connected to drugs and terror
Former CIA Officer Says ISIS and Mexican Drug Cartels Communicate

A former CIA officer, now a security consultant who regularly appears on Fox News, told the Laura Ingraham Show Thursday ISIS and Mexican drug cartels communicate with each other.
“We’ve had good intel over the years about al-Qaeda, about their efforts to coordinate with, as an example, Mexican cartels… in an effort to try to exploit our southern border,” Mike Baker told Ingraham.
The one-time CIA employee said there is “a lot of communication” between ISIS and drug cartels and “the cartels are a business… if there’s a revenue stream they can exploit, then they will, and the extremists understand that.”


Also left unsaid is the documented fact the CIA and the United States government  trained, armed, funded and supported Osama bin Laden and his followers in Afghanistan. This fact was reported by theBBCForbes, ABC News and others (many corporate media sites, however, scrubbed this information soon after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001).
Asked about the geopolitical impact of the CIA’s 3 billion dollar operation to create an Islamic mujahideen in Afghanistan beginning in 1979, Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser said: “What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred-up Muslims or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the Cold War?”
ISIS, now a self-declared caliphate called the Islamic State, also has connections to the CIA and the Pentagon.
William Engdahl, an award-winning geopolitical analyst and strategic risk consultant, recently wrote that ISIS “is being shaped and controlled out of Langley, Virginia, and other CIA and Pentagon outposts as the next stage in spreading chaos in the world’s second-largest oil state, Iraq, as well as weakening the recent Syrian stabilization efforts.”
The corporate media now pushing a full-fledged war on ISIS in response to an unverified and suspicious beheading video fails to mention our troops will go up against fighters trained by U.S. instructors in Jordan.
For more on the CIA connection to ISIS and the Islamic brigades funded by the Gulf Emirates working to overthrow the government of Syria, see our ISIS and the Plan to Balkanize the Middle East.

Over the past six months Islamic jihadists in Syria have taken at least ten hostages from Western countries, including Spain, Denmark and France. The hostages were traded for ransom, but in the wake of the alleged execution of journalist James Foley the latest captives may suffer a more gruesome fate as the propaganda war ramps up ahead of a U.S. invasion of Syria.
The next victim will likely be Steven Sotloff, a freelance journalist who has contributed to Time and Foreign Policy. He was taken captive a year ago on the border of Turkey and Syria. Following the supposed execution of Foley, ISIS announced they will behead Sotloff if the United States continues its air strikes in Iraq.


The Obama administration and the Pentagon have announced they will continue attacking ISIS. On Wednesday, Obama said the U.S. would “do what we must to protect our people."
Although Obama insisted the U.S. does not plan to enter Syria, the administration later said several dozen special forces troops were on the ground there.
Additionally, the Pentagon has announced it plans to send ground troops "to better secure State Department facilities in Baghdad from possible attack by Islamic State militants," according to ABC News Radio.
Establishment Media: ISIS a Threat to "Global Community"
According to the establishment media, ISIS is goading the U.S. into invading Syria. "What the terrorists are trying to do is to intimidate and to some degree provoke the United States," former ambassadorJames Jeffrey told Fox News.
"They suffered a major defeat at the Mosul dam. What they are trying to say is: We’re back. We’re going to pursue our agenda of a total war against the rest of the global community… and we taunt you to do something about this."