WHEN one thinks of war crimes against a leader, the first reaction tends to be: what has said dictator done this go around? In other words, aside from those who foamed at the amount re Bush (all his missteps notwithstanding) ,there has yet to be a western leader so deserving of being thrown in the dock until HUSSEIN Obama.
IN any event, let’s add ISIS to his manifestly righteous charge sheet.
Commentary By Adina Kutnicki
IF ever there was a case against a western leader for (global) war crimes, there is none more solid than placing HUSSEIN Obama in the dock. Yes, there are more than enough scoundrels to add to the list, however, few can argue that they have the power of the POTUS.
THAT being said, let’s leave aside all of Obama Inc.’s domestic treachery against the American people. That alone should be enough for Congress to hold him to account, however, pigs will fly before justice prevails.
NEVERTHELESS, just because Congress has become irrelevant, the fact remains that others duly affected by his malfeasance have a dog in bringing him to heel. That’s an understatement.
SO let’s segue to the heart of the charge, in order to demonstrate how we got from there to here.
IN regard to specifics, not only has his illegal war into Libya catapulted ISIS into America and Europe, but it has commandeered the high seas. Did you know that?
MORE pointedly, the purposeful blow up of Libya benefited ISIS via HUSSEIN Obama’s assists to the Brotherhood, yet, Iran’s mullahs gained a leg up too. Indeed, the dots within are more than encircling.
THUS, as the above sets the stage for a war crimes charge, have no doubt that the Islamist-in-Chief understands where Israel fits into the landscape. The cross hairs. Pincer-like.
AND this is precisely why an Islamic mega alert was issued from this site, understanding full well that ISIS is surrounding Israel via its northern and southern borders. Yes, he is the devil incarnate.
NOW, what’s the latest upshot from HUSSEIN Obama’s handiwork vis-a-vis Israel – Egypt and Jordan alike – and the preps being made to ward off said encirclement?
There, ISIS followed up on its Ramadan terror outrages in France, Tunisia, Kuwait and Kobani, with a massive assault on Egyptian forces and reportedly capturing the northern Sinai town of Sheikh Zuwaid close to the Israeli and Gaza Strip borders. Confirmation of this would mean that the MFO facility at Gora is under ISIS siege. It would also mean that the Islamists had captured their first Egyptian town, a victory comparable to seizure of the Iraqi city of Ramadi. In the fierce 10-hour battle for the town, at least 200 Egyptian soldiers, terrorists and civilians were killed.
Not just a terrorist attack, ISIS launched a full-scale military offensive, starting with mortar fire and suicide bombings against five Egyptian military checkpoints.
Using a tactic similar to that employed in the capture of the Iraqi town of Ramadi last month, ISIS gunmen followed this initial assault by riding in on minivans, backed by heavy mortar fire, to storm the positions held by stunned Egyptian troops. Altogether some 20 Egyptian army positions were attacked in and around Sheikh Zuwaid.
Egyptian troop reinforcements setting out from El Arish to the northeast to aid the beleaguered force, went up on mine and bomb traps secretly planted around their camps and police stations. Egyptian Apache assault helicopters striking the ISIS force themselves faced ground fire from shoulder-borne anti-air missiles.
The Islamists are additionally said to have taken Egyptian prisoners as hostages.
As the fighting grew fierce during Wednesday, Israel shut its border crossings with Egypt and the Gaza Strip, and sent reinforcements south in case the jihadis launched an attack on Israel from northern Sinai.
Our military sources also report that US Middle East forces located in Jordan and at Sharm el-Sheikh are on the ready in case the Islamic State decides to attack the US officers and men at the Multinational Force (MFO) facility in Sinai, which is located near the Sheikh Zuwaid battlefield.
The ISIS Sinai offensive is part and parcel of the reign of terror launched last Friday by Yassin Sahli when he beheaded his French boss, and Seifeddine Rezgui, who murdered 39 holidaymakers on a Tunisian beach. Standing ready for the Islamist offensive in Sinai were the jihadis of the Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, which recently declared Sinai a province of the Islamic State and took an oath of allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
ISIS draws on two additional major sources for its fighting manpower: the infrastructure it established in turbulent Libya for training and arming jihadis to cross the Egyptian border into Sinai; and the fatal attraction its radicalizing ideology holds for young Muslims who are taught that the brutal murder of Islam’s foes is a cleansing and purifying act.
STILL, for those who are interested in particular prognostications, the following should suffice:
(Terror: Respected counter-terrorism experts have predicted ISIS will carry out bloody terror attacks on Western nations and awaken ‘sleeper cells’ in south-east Asia by the end of the holy month of Ramadan on August 18.)
It also said ISIS would target Shia holy sites in the Middle East to spark sectarian war before the extremists carried out a suicide bomb attack at a Shia mosque in Kuwait on Friday – killing 27 innocent worshipers. It says the ISIS rampage continue will continue throughout Ramadan because ‘death this month is considered more valuable than in other months’.
ISW says the terror group has already announced Western nations like the UK, France, Spain and Italy as its next targets. And it expects ISIS to create havoc in south-east Asia by awakening ‘sleeper cells’ in Muslim-majority countries like Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Other nations spanning the globe – such as Greece, Romania and Australia – are at risk of deadly ‘surprise attacks’.
Only last month, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer warned that half of the 700 British extremists who had gone to fight alongside Islamic State are now back in the country.
Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: ‘Islamic State and other terrorist groups are trying to direct attacks in the UK… They are seeking, through propaganda, to provoke individuals in the UK to carry out violent attacks here.’
Islamic State’s deadly network of jihadi groups in West Africa will ‘continue efforts to plan explosive or mass casualty attacks… within Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria or southern Europe,’ ISW says.
These ISIS-linked extremists ‘may take advantage of refugee flows from Libya into Italy as a means for launching such an attack’.
There are fears the group could repeat a Tunisia-style attack, where gunman Seifeddine Rezgui opened fire on a beach packed with holiday makers, in the popular tourist country of Morocco.
Late last year, ISIS combatant Mohammed Hamdouch sent a message of terror to his native country by posing next to a crucified man – and threatening the Moroccan King and its government for supporting Saudi Arabia and Libya.
The man who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Jandal Al-Maghribi also threatened that Morocco ‘will soon host training camps for ISIS combatants’.
The north African nation, which greeted more than 10million foreign visitors in 2013, has seen over 1,000 of its countrymen join ISIS in Syria, according to Middle East analysts Al Monitor.
It added: ‘A major fighting brigade consisting almost entirely of Moroccans has participated in the intense and fierce battles in Syria, and its popularity keeps growing.
‘The participation of fighters in Syria puts them at risk for bloody deaths and raises concerns about their return after having participated in a civil war.’
ISW also said Islamic State’s partners would take advantage of the ongoing war between the Yemeni government and the Iranian-backed Houthi militia to carry out ‘brutal attacks’ in the country.
Last night a car bombing in the country’s capital Sana’a injured 35 people, including women and children, the Houthi-run Defence Ministry said. Islamic State today claimed responsibility for the blast which reportedly targeted a group of mourners near the city’s military hospital.
In March, ISIS expanded its tentacles into Africa after Nigerian terror group Boko Haram pledged its loyalty to Islamic State. The extremists command as many as 10,000 fighters who have slaughtered hundreds since its formation in 2002.
And ISW predicted that ISIS’s next move would be to expand into Europe by creating a new ‘wilayat’ – or province – in the Caucuses region of southern Russia, which includes Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia.
The terror group spread its tentacles further around Europe after the Caucuses Emirate – a major terrorist group which commands ‘as many as 15,000′ in the region of southern Russia – pledged its allegiance to ISIS this month.
The leader of the group, which has carried out over 900 terrorist attacks on Russian soil since its formation in 2007, personally declared his loyalty to ISIS commander-in-chief Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.
‘ISIS will likely also release propaganda messages aimed at China, Turkey, and Southeast Asian countries to gain recruits and to intimidate foreign governments… ISIS may even send emissaries to active jihadist groups in Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines,’ the report adds.
It says Islamic State will also awaken ‘terror cells’ inside relatively-untouched countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines – which have ‘sizeable Muslim populations’ – and order them to carry out bloody attacks within the next month.
More than 500 Indonesians have already joined ISIS on the battlefield in the Middle East and experts believe the ‘history of extremism’ in the country, home to 200 million Muslims, makes it a ‘ripe location’ for further recruitment.
Shockingly, a survey conducted by the Pew Research Centre discovered 72 per cent of Muslim Indonesians want shariah law to be implemented in the country.
Its leaders became so worried about the rise of extremism that they banned verbal support for ISIS, clamped down on overseas travel to support terror groups and revoked citizenship of those suspected of doing so.
The threat of extremism in nearby Malaysia became just as real following the release of a harrowing ISIS propaganda video in March, featuring young Malay boys brandishing weapons in front of the notorious black flag.
Almost 150 Malaysians have joined Islamic State in the Middle East and more than 100 individuals linked to the extremists have been arrested inside the country, according to a report by the Overseas Security Advisory Council.
Only in April, police foiled a deadly bomb attack in its capital Kuala Lumpur by arresting 12 people linked to the extremist group.
Among the explosive materials they seized were 20kg of ammonium nitrate, 20kg of potassium nitrate and two litres of kerosene, two remote controls, batteries and two remote controls.
The Prime Minister of neighbouring Singapore has said ‘it is not so far-fetched that ISIS could establish a base somewhere in the region’.
He gave the shocking example of a 19-year-old who was detained after threatening to assassinate government leaders if he was not given permission to join ISIS in Syria.
Speaking late last month, he added: ‘This is why Singapore takes terrorism, and in particular ISIS, very seriously.’
And the Philippines’ Foreign Affairs Secretary believes Islamic State’s threat to his country through the brutal Black Flag Movement – which declared its loyalty to ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi – is ‘real rather than imagined’, PhilStar reported in April.
In September last year, vile Islamists in the country threatened to kill two German hostages if their nation did not pay ransom and withdraw its support for the United-States’ operation in targeting ISIS in Syria and Iraq.
The Abu Sayyaf terror group released images of 71-year-old man known as Stefan O and 55-year-old Henrike D on their knees in a jungle area of the Philippines while masked extremists held a knife to Stefan’s neck.
It later claimed to have released the pair, who were reportedly missing in April 2014 after their yacht was found empty in the Palawan province in western Philippines.
ISIS is currently being pinned back in Syria, where Kurdish forces recently seized the town of Tal Abyad – just 50 miles north of its stronghold of Raqqa – and held off an insurgency on the Kurdish-controlled city of Kobane.
Meanwhile the United States and its allies continue to batter ISIS locations in Iraq – conducting dozens of airstrikes near the oil-rich city of Baiji, Haditha, Sinjar and Tel Afar in the last week.
The terror group has also suffered ‘significant losses’ in its two major strongholds of Sirte and Derna in Libya, where local militia groups have reportedly inflicted ‘a high number of casualties’ in the coastal cities.
But ISIS will still attempt to spark bloody sectarian wars in these countries by continuing to attack Shia holy sites.
‘When Islamic State’s predecessor Al Qaeda in Iraq attacked and destroyed the al-Askari mosque in Samarra in February 2006, it sparked a sectarian war in Iraq – a precedent that ISIS likely desires to repeat,’ the chilling ISW report says.
ISIS is also trying to break free from its long-held land through its offshoots in unstable countries like Afghanistan – where it recently executed three defectors to the Taliban – and Egypt’s embattled Sinai province.
‘ISIS’s affiliates may attempt to administer governance or claim territorial control within the Sinai and Afghanistan, both as a means of proclaiming caliphate expansion,’ the ISW report said.
Its deadly branch in Sinai was widely blamed for the deadly assassination of several high-profile judges yesterday – just hours after a car bomb killed one of its top prosecutors, Hisham Barakat.
ALAS, on America’s domestic front, ISIS is also inside the country and has actual camps within spitting distance of its southern borders. This intel has already been confirmed. It is also inarguable that DHS has been given orders to “stand down” against the overall threat.
REGARDLESS, it is in America’s interest to assist others who are willing to place him on trial for his illegal war-thrust into Libya, that which incontestably led to ISIS’s catapult and global bloody swathe.
MIND you, this investigative journalist was one of a few to make the connection between Libya’s knock-on effects and the rise of ISIS; a direct offshoot of the Brotherhood Mafia’s spawn, al-Qaeda in Iraq. For the record, the terror group originated as Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in 1999, but “made its bones” when HUSSEIN Obama entered Libya in March 2011. In terms of “star” power, it took a decade or so for them to burst out of the shadows and become the most dangerous force of the Brotherhood’s tentacles. A premier counter terror assessment, as to what’s what, is found below.
David Gaubatz: ISIS, other Islamic based terrorist groups, and the Islamic ideology are the world’s most dangerous threat. ISIS has money, supporters, world leaders, a military, and a ‘Strategy’ to conquer the world. President Obama even admitted he does not have a strategy to defeat ISIS, so how can we even think about defeating them?
If people want to know what life would be like under an Islamic caliphate, they need only travel to Saudi Arabia, spend a few weeks under the Taliban, or spend some time with ISIS in Iraq. People (both Muslim and non-Muslim) have no rights under Shariah law. Even your life or the life of your children can be taken away with little or no proof you actually violated one of the many aspects of Sharia law.
Islamic based organizations, terrorist groups, and their supporters truly do hate the Jewish people and the American people. When they say they desire to wipe Israel and America off the face of the earth they are being serious. We must all begin to take them seriously. We must always support and align ourselves with Israel. If Israel ever falls, America will also. The people of Israel are our true friends and the American people must demand our politicians never forget this.
I will provide my final analysis on this subject: In a very short period of time America will be attacked by ISIS. The attacks will be simultaneously across America and the terrorists know we do not have the leadership in our government to survive such attacks occurring on a regular basis. We will implode. America has only one chance of surviving if these attacks happen. There are over 22 million American veterans living in America. There are several million non-military who will fight for our country and the U.S. Constitution. Americans will never release our right to own guns. 22 million plus veterans and the several millions of other American patriots will fight like no other people have ever fought. They will fight to the end against enemies both outside and from within who seek to destroy America…..continue reading…
Questions, anyone, as to charging HUSSEIN Obama with war crimes?