If some psychopaths were running around crucifying and beheading lots of people and then they said that they wanted to drown my family “in blood” I would be inclined to take them seriously. But so far, most Americans seem to be completely and totally unconcerned about ISIS. Perhaps that is because we had so many years where we were told that al-Qaeda was a major threat but nothing ever seemed to happen. Well, the truth is that ISIS is a far different creature than al-Qaeda ever was. After 9/11, we never heard of al-Qaeda doing much of anything except for supposedly hiding in caves. But ISIS is out there every single day taking over territory and hacking innocent people to pieces. At this point ISIS controls vast swaths of both Syria and Iraq, and they just posted a video on the Internet of the beheading of a prominent American journalist. These jihadists are absolute nutjobs, and if given the opportunity, there is probably very little that they would not be willing to do to us.
So I don’t get it. I don’t understand why most Americans are not taking ISIS seriously. These guys seem to revel in killing their opponents in some of the most gruesome ways imaginable. And they are now threatening to attack U.S. targets and to drown all of us “in blood”…
Islamic State militants have threatened to attack U.S. targets ‘in any place’ in revenge for American air strikes against them in Iraq.
The message was accompanied by photographs of an American who was beheaded during the U.S. occupation of Iraq and victims of sniper shootings.
A video released by ISIS shows the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and threatens the life of another American if President Barack Obama doesn’t end military operations in Iraq.
In the video posted Tuesday on YouTube, Foley is seen kneeling next to a man dressed in black. He reads a message, presumably scripted by his captors, that his “real killer” is America.
“I wish I had more time. I wish I could have the hope for freedom to see my family once again,” Foley can be heard saying in the video.
He is then shown being beheaded.
To me, it seems clear that they actually intend to do what they are saying.
But are they capable of doing it?
Are they actually capable of coming over here and conducting attacks?
That is a legitimate question.
Some would claim that ISIS possesses no ability to conduct operations outside of the Middle East.
Others would point to indications that ISIS may already be here.
For example, just the other night a man held up an ISIS sign during the protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
Under the photo on Twitter, the following message was shared…
We are in your state
We are in your cities
We are in your streets
You are our goals anywhere
So could they actually be here?
Well, even the most hardcore skeptic has to admit that anything is possible considering how porous our borders are. In fact, earlier this month a filmmaker dressed up as Osama bin Laden and crossed the Rio Grande River.
If ISIS jihadists wanted to get into this country, border security would not be an issue. If the Obama administration had any concern for our national security whatsoever, it would secure the border, but of course that will never happen.
And without a doubt they know that men from the Middle East are constantly crossing our southern border. An abandoned Islamic prayer rug was found near the border in Arizona just the other day, and according to one expert U.S. Border Patrol agents are reporting that Mexican gang members are getting up to $50,000 a head to bring “Middle Easterners” into the United States…
Dennis Michael Lynch directed and produced “They Come to America” and “They Come to America II” and has extensive, daily contact with U.S. Border Patrol agents about the true state of the U.S.-Mexico border. He said there are essentially four groups of people pouring across the border: families of various sizes, unaccompanied minors, drug smugglers and career criminals and terrorists. Lynch said while the media focus on the kids, really bad people are easily slipping into the country.
“I can tell you from the people I speak to in the Border Patrol who are in the intelligence unit, they have told me that gang members are receiving as much as $50,000 per head to bring a person through. Those people are typically from the Middle East or from China,” said Lynch, who predicts the people waltzing into the country will perpetrate an attack on the U.S. that will rival or exceed Sept. 11.
And members of Congress know exactly what is going on as well. The following is a very disturbing excerpt from a November 2012 House Committee on Homeland Security report…
U.S. Government officials who are directly responsible for our national security continue to affirm the vulnerability. In August 2007 former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell stated that not only have terrorists used the Southwest border to enter the United States but that they will inevitably continue to do so as long as it is an available possibility. In a July 2012 hearing before the full U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano confirmed that terrorists have crossed the Southwest border with the intent to harm the American people. Additionally, the U.S. Border Patrol regularly apprehends aliens from the 35 “special interest countries” designated by our intelligence community as countries that could export individuals that could bring harm to our country in the way of terrorism.” From Fiscal Years 2006 to 2011, there were 1,918 apprehensions of these special interest aliens at our Southwest border.
Yes, I know that the U.S. government has funded and trained ISIS fighters at various times. The goal was to use them to topple governments (such as Syria) that the Obama administration did not like.
And yes, I know that ISIS is using captured American weapons to take over Iraq.
But at this point it appears that nobody can control what ISIS is doing. This is an organization that seems to have absolutely no fear, and their savagery is unprecedented. For example, just check out what Franklin Graham recently told Fox News about what ISIS is doing to Christians in Syria and Iraq…
Asked by Fox’s Greta Van Susteren about how quickly the situation had changed in Iraq, particularly in the north and eastern regions since December of last year, Rev. Graham said, “It’s intensifying. We are seeing now across Syria. And I will get reports out of Syria where Christians, and also in Iraq, where Christians have been crucified. They have beenbeheaded.”
“I have heard incidences where entire families have beenburied alive because of they refused to convert to Islam,” said Rev. Graham. “Greta, these people are dying for their faith. They believe that Jesus Christ is God’s Son, who died for our sins, who was buried for our sins, who God raised to life.”
Other reports are even more disturbing. For example, the Anglican Vicar of Baghdad recently stated that a child that he had personally baptized was “cut in half by ISIS“.
Who in the world would do such a thing to a little child?
And what ISIS did to one particular Christian family in Mosul was absolutely unspeakable…
A Christian father who watched his wife and daughter get brutally raped by members of the militant group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) because he couldn’t pay them a poll tax in Mosul, Iraq, killed himself under the weight of the trauma this past weekend.
A report from the Assyrian International News Agency said ISIS began enforcing Islamic laws in the northern Iraq city which they overran on June 10.
Dr. Sallama Al-Khafaji of the Iraq High Commission for Human Rights said the incident happened on Saturday after ISIS began asking Christians in Mosul for a poll tax.
Look, we need to realize that these guys are far more dangerous than al-Qaeda ever was.
If they get the opportunity, they will kill as many of us as they possibly can and they will celebrate while doing it.
If you are deluded into thinking that “Obama can stop them”, then I feel very sorry for you.
We are facing an entire army of suicidal maniacs that are more than willing to die to advance their cause. And they hate America with a passion that is so intense that most Americans cannot even comprehend it.
If these psychopaths are able to get their hands on weapons of mass destruction and are able to get them into the United States, I am fully convinced that they will not hesitate to use them.
And if that ever happens, a lot more Americans will start taking their threat to “drown all of you in blood” a lot more seriously.
Michael Snyder is the Editor of the End of the American Dream blog.