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We caught the tail end of Lady Valor. My lunch date still stands. If you are a SHOT- count on it! Beware, my parties seem to last more than a day:-) Godspeed- Julia
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@Recon6 I DM you on twitter. Frosty Prof is awol for sure.
@JackMurphyRGR I am sure you've seen this. But another dig into Al Baghdadi via a supposed Snowden Link. Is Al Baghdadi Jewish? This is getting wild.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist
@BobBobson Quote from above "This article advances the alternative thesis that Al-Baghdadi is not an actual biological individual but rather an immortal idea".
@BobBobson It is Interesting that on 7/7 the State Department says the video is Al Baghdadi- against what Iraqi sources say. There is definitely confusion about this topic.
UPDATE 2014/7/5 19:51 (+3 GMT): According to a statement released by the Iraq Ministry of Interior, the video is a fake: http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/urgent-video-al-baghdadi-fake-according-ministry-interior/
UPDATE 2014/7/6 13:51 (+3 GMT): According to a statement released by the Security Committee of the Nineveh Provincial Council, ISIL’s Mosul leader Al-Khatuna, not Al-Baghdadi appears in the video: http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/urgent-isils-mosul-leader-al-khatuna-al-baghdadi-appeared-video-according-nineveh-provincial-council/
UPDATE 2014/7/7 18:31 (+3 GMT): The U.S. State Department announced that it has no reason to doubt the authenticity of the al-Baghdadi video: http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politics/us-reason-doubt-authenticity-al-baghdadi-video/
@mrspaul @JHR @Recon6 There are a lot of moving parts that are unseen. This is but one of a million.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on ISIS: Terror and Maneuver
@mrspaul @JHR I think there are some great minds that can deal with this. But whether politics gets in the way or limited thinking hinders the process is another story. This is a Democratic and Republican issue. Both parties have messed with special ops, both parties have hindered the abilities of covert operations and both parties have caused dismay within the intelligence and military fields. Within Intelligence-The infighting, the un-seamless bullshit, the jokes that one service has been called- all have to stop. The tight constricting leashes that the top intel lead uses- needs to be reassessed. In other words- I am not sure anything can be done Mrs. Paul in this climate. There are however- great people that know how to use the tip of a pin precisely and get things done. It is one of those types that will eventually help throw these monsters back. Unconventional, out of the box, unique ideas in tandem with JSOC, SOF and the AF could get this done.
To understand this enemy, we must look to their roots. Over 30 years ago, Hussein Musawi said:
"We are her [Iran's] children. We are seeking to formulate an Islamic society which in the final analysis will produce an Islamic state. ... The Islamic revolution will march to liberate Palestine and Jerusalem, and the Islamic state will then spread its authority over the region of which Lebanon is only a part".
ISIS is just an offshoot of what was started long ago. heading through certain checkpoints in certain Countries was treacherous 35 years ago as an American. Your chance of getting through, if caught by an Amal, was little to none- Death was imminent.
Now, the checkpoints have grown. Boko Haram declared a Caliphate at the end of August. The mountains above Cameroon have been infiltrated. As many know, Cameroon is an agency stronghold.
The 13th year of the 30 year Jihad has turned out to be momentous for the Jihadis. I am concerned about Civilization Jihad on U.S. Soil.
@Blake Miles @JHR I guess we will watch China then......wait n see.
3 months ago on Best of SOFREP: It Has Begun…
@BwellGroup @JHR @Recon6 I read that and went "WHAT"? Then I went....OK....were making friends with The Quds enemy (or least affectionate frenemy). I get it.
@Fred82 @MysterBlack @JHR But Fred, not trying to be argumentative here, but doesn't it show that Hamas is under Iran's' control- as they did back up when Iran threatened to pull funding. If they weren't Iran's baby (just speak)- they would have given Iran a cool gesture and gone about their business. Iran's; babies fight amongst themselves as well. Just because they all do not get along- in no way means they are not a family of sorts- or have the dynamic of a common goal.
@HonestBroker247 My Fathers middle name. And so, I grew up reading Whitman. And yet, I forget as if each time I read him, the words are like new again. TY
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@YankeePapa @JHR @Kiyabear @RobbyRobinson1 That doesn't seem as bad as the reports that came out Saturday night announcing the name of a task force of SAS-Delta-Team 6 going after Jihad John or Jailer John and naming the CIA as the leader of the op. Jack said something about it above. I am disgusted, I guess- ever since Jesse James- the press has had its "obsession" with chasing the bad guys/gals and reveling in the "story". But the U.S. Military as well as other Countries mil ops out to stay out of the headlines.
3 months ago on ISIS Media Frenzy: Al-Baghdadi Does Not Exist
@MysterBlack @JHR @Fred82 I think an answer to your question, ultimately- would be to stand back further from your question and fly at a higher altitude and then re-assess the question. In other words, its' a broader scheme going on. I, like you, looked in the weeds a LOT and was stuck there. The bigger picture shows us something much different than looking at secular or tribal ties and alliances. I am not prepared to respond to your very good questions at this point on this site. However- as far as your "co-existence" line of thought/reasoning; there IS NONE with those that believe and practice Sharia. No Pluralcy, No Moderates, No Tolerance. Convert or die. My issue, as is for many, is to consider wiping out a religious sect as being genocide and then we are like them (hypocrisy). This is a moral dilemma. I do not blame many leaders for shying away from such a burdened decision. This is an awful situation. If we don't annihilate- they annihilate us. If they could just live peacefully in a region and let the rest of the world be at Peace- that would be great. But Shariah wants a global caliphate- not just Iraq and Syria- Global. And the U.S. is thought of as the most disgusting of all regions, because our constitution and what it favors is the most offensive to Shariah Law. I could recite many Arabic passages and quote their Holy Book, yet I refuse to do so. Team B's report did that fairly well. There is a link posted above to one of The Team B 1 and 2 reports. It is open source and worth the read. Best, J
@BwellGroup @JHR I could only skim 2 paragraphs of that report. Yes, this is essentially what I am referring to and then some. Some pages may be missing- I noticed it was a 22 page report. I will read it when I am airborne. I suggest that everybody takes a look at this. Good find Sir. TY.
@Kiyabear @RobbyRobinson1 Yes- British papers broke the story. I learned TWO words at the age of 5. These were very important words in my family and politics.
I think more public officials need to think long and hard before giving out classified information.
@MysterBlack @Fred82 @JHR @joesig MysterBlack- I agree 100%. However, I am not interested in debating anyone's opinion on this thread. I am confident and certain of Iran's ties. For more, see my comment on another SOFREP thread- The Best of SOFREP- Is this The End......Best, J
@JackMurphyRGR and now we have "Task Force Black" outed in the press as they are going to smash ISIL and cut the head off the top of the snake. Since when did we go around announcing SAS and Delta and CIA missions ahead of time? Was this a deliberate or stealth leak? Cutting off the head of the snake with UBL did NOTHING to solve the problem. I see this outing of Task Force Black as a PC move as revenge for the murder of Foley. There is already a Kill Order out on Jail John or Jihadi John......why mention what we are doing? This primes the public and tells them what? That we are putting boots on the ground as payback? This whole situation makes no sense to me. AND, now they call al-Baghdadi "the ghost". Its like a media campaign. Not a war.
@Blake Miles @Jaycel Adkins I'd so love to be wrong. I want the hatred to stop.
@Jaycel Adkins In high heels too. At least that's what I noticed, and those EARS! I need chocolate to fix that image. Funny.
I don't know what reports Blake read, or what "parts" of reports Blake read- so I cannot surmise what prompted him to think of the World War 1 Analogy. I have a screaming migraine right now- so please excuse my poor syntax and halting communique on this weird device I am using. I know this, ALL Intelligence reports that are not ass licking pieces of shit- have pointed to our knowing of the intentions and capabilities of the soviet union and the policy known as "détente" as being unreliable. Reagan knew this and he acted strongly on this. Now, we have Russians controlling an air base in Iran. Russians have a naval base on the coast of Syria.
I think Blake "senses" what is coming. He is younger than me, so he cant possibly have had my experiences or read as many reports- but he gleans what the old timers know. I call that a sensing capability. Many intel folks cherish this trait- some agencies abhor it. It can save your life. Hang on to it if you have it.
As far as the "homegrown" or "lone-wolf" (AW- I really wish you were here or can hear me-now is a good time to talk)- analogies- yes they are dangerous. They are here. But they aren't the biggest threat. If we look at The Reports of Team B I and Team B II Intelligence reports - see Jack Murphy for details that may not be on the net, but are open source- Team B called the "stealth Jihad threat" = what they termed "civilization Jihad". I tend to agree.
Interesting that the Team B'ers were benched in 2004- go back to the reports SOFREP- look at their writings-look at their predictions of the caliphate. Look at their examples of the Fort Hood Shooter, who was the Iman at Fort Hood at the time and look at his 34-36 slide presentation he had given earlier in his career about the duty of jihad is to kill non-muslims.
The biggest threat is Shariah. This is the crux of the fight. Jihadists involved in "civilization Jihad" started arriving over 3 decades ago. These are not "sleeper cells"- these are believers in Shariah who follow a strict doctrine of teaching their children about Shariah and they either do 2 things:
1) They kill Christians or Jews
2) They change the U.S. Constitution until it finally absorbs and recognizes Shariah law under its flag (many cases have been decided pro Shariah in the U.S.- some have been appealed)
I will not go into the entire concept of "civilization Jihad"; but we that have fought always know- its' the silent one in the room you have to watch out for. The guy/gal shouting death to you- is one thing- the silent walk amongst you-so they go unnoticed. If you cannot see your enemy, you better know why you can't see them and how to identify them. That simple truth has not been accomplished by our Country.
Do I think something "Big" is coming? YES. It has been planned and set in motion. jihadis have given speeches on U.S. soil proclaiming what their intent is. Policy, Admins. and other leaders have not listened. Intel agencies have begged to take care of this. Begged.
I came onto SOFREP because of the 8/6/11 event. I had this idealistic notion that I could write a few things that might help others. To commune with people that care about this Country, who want the truth. Lt. General Mcinerney just gave a grave warning to Americans on MSM that an intel report/book was coming out by September 7th, of a MH370 9/11 type threat. He asked that all Americans please take note. This publication builds on some of what Team B wrote about and then some. We are at war, our enemy is undefined to the public, this is chaos.
The way I see it is: Shariah is our enemy. They do not embrace pluralism. The Koran gives permission to lie to non-Muslims. So, when an agent hauls in a suspected terrorist and they lie to an agents face- the Jihadi has permission to do so under his/her faith. Until all LEO and agencies understand the rules by which this enemy lives- they are ill equipped to deal with stopping potential threats.
I don't think 9/11/12 was the bullet that started the momentum forward- I have been told the momentum started at 9/11/2001. numerology is important to our enemy- so expect 9/11 to be important dates, always.
I have been told: That Iran is the Instigator, Russia is the Facilitator and China is the Client. Lets see what this new report says 5 days before 9/11/14. Being Prepared for any natural or man made disaster is always a good idea.
@Jaycel Adkins @LadyHW @JHR @Waterborne I noticed this quote in an article by a guy I respect, a Green Beret. Right On.
GG: People like me are criticized as chicken hawks for pushing for war. How do you respond to that?
TS: I've always thought that the criticism of people who legitimately want to employ the military but were never in it was B.S. and not grounded in reality.
We, the military, work for you. You pay our salary. You do not need to have served in order to speak about the military and to debate what to do with us. Furthermore, we volunteered for this. Especially the combat units".
Everybody has a voice.
@LadyHW @JHR @Jaycel Adkins @Waterborne I am talking about a specific threat to the U.S. and or the UK. Threat levels have been raised and some are arguing for the highest DEFCON right now.
@Jaycel Adkins @LadyHW @JHR @Waterborne I love to bake, but I will never be able to bake at your level. My point I was trying to make- was when citing sources- use be objective. Look at both sides and consider the source. You have proven time after time by bringing up an alternate viewpoint or side to an issue, that your input is invaluable. You have never tried to "heal me-or teach me" nor have you ever threatened me. When someone tries to make a point by presenting inconsistent or non factual information; you have probably noticed- I throw down a flag. HW- sorry for the hit and run.......
@JohnChristopher1 I respect the opinions written in books. I would rather see first hand experience listed as a case point rather than a handful of books. The author I mentioned, has that first hand experience as well as being an author. Some of the books you mentioned, I consider to be, Niche books. They are narrow views that don't take in the entire perspective. JMO. I'd rather see both sides of the issue, I'd rather hear many voices and I'd rather have seen it myself than read a narrow narrative. JMO. I am not disrespecting you. I just disagree with you.
@Jaycel Adkins @JHR @Waterborne Hopefully, threats will be mitigated and DEFCON 5 alerts will not be posted-then I will look like a fool for posting the above. I always hope for Peace.
@Waterborne Hi Waterbourne. ISIL roots formed over 1158 years ago. The Holy Wars have nothing to do with who is in power in any Country. However, Jihadi's will use Our Presidents as scapegoats in the media as part of their propaganda campaigns. Their propaganda campaigns are essential to their growth and unity.
Using a scapegoat to further an ideological campaign is ludicrous, but it works on the uneducated and impoverished as well as it appeals to the educated and financially stable. People feed on nonsense every minute of the day.
Blaming a President for an ideological movement or their growth is not where the blame lies. There is a fire bred within these radical elements, no matter what the climate of world politics is at any given time or administration. That fire within, those beliefs- cannot be changed by our Country's' leader.
Shutting down these radicals- is going to be very difficult and therein lies the dilemma. Coulda, should, woulda is on the tip of everyone's tongue. But that is time wasted, we have a lack of time to waste right now.
In less than 3 weeks, a momentous intelligence tidbit will be revealed. At that moment in time- the future of many Countries will have to be considered and ISIL and other Jihadi's may be dealt with in a way we "Americans" have not normally conducted warfare.
@JohnChristopher1 I don't believe you can read a bunch of books and determine the statements you have made. It is my opinion, that unless you have actually had hands on experience working in the field of counter terror and terrorism- assumptions and theories can wind up being conspiracies. There is one author who seems to get it right. You seem to read voraciously, here is one for you.
Terrorist organizations are purely made up of ideological driven pursuits and their highest currency is trust and oddly enough, currency (since that goes against Islam in many ways) If you are talking FARC or Cartels, yes- Greed is in there. If you are talking Jihadi's- expertise in capitalism is present and tends to hybridize- which is ironic because they call western culture capitalistic pigs. Their sole intention is ideological- to exterminate Christians and Jews-this is their entire pyramid structure.
@Recon6 I am not sure that petition will fail. There are grounds for excommunication. If the petition doesn't pass- the sheer numbers show a force in writing/in wet ink. They are all being quiet. They just signed. (not all are being quiet-the mainstream of the group seems to be). They made their point; unacceptable behavior in that community = excommunication. Or "X" as some have said. There are clear lines that some just do not get. The lines are invisible to some. I see them, because I have lived with them, they have been drilled into me. A line was crossed- now there is an X that marks the spot. I admire the Unity. It is Sacred and bound by an Ethos. I heard one team guy tell me another team guy was a shithead. But in the next breath- he told me he was a trusted guy to serve with. There are disputes. But there is also this line in the sand that I feel this community has laid down.
3 months ago on Jesse Ventura: Widows & Orphans
@Recon6 @joesig @K9NSP I've had working dogs since the age of 11. Since the first "threat" came in. Never been without them since. If you have K9's- I am a friend, pretty much my motto.
@Recon6 @JHR @joesig @K9NSP As You know, I lost my last working dog in "the accident"-Trauma. Bad enough getting bunged up, but losing her- was a heartbreak. Luckily-I had my ranch Labs to keep me company during 2 years in bed. Th yellow-my sons- was becoming an accomplished scent dog. To have that crazy meth DB kill her on our lands-snapped me in two. Now- I am finally mended enough to being in a new pardner:-) I've had school shepherds- and yes- they were fierce. That docile black lab brings it as a ride along w/my K9's. She really gets into the chase-and is fast. I just delayed getting my partner-he will be here in 4 weeks. Different trainer this time (All have been govt. trained-plus I have trained a few myself) and yes- he will keep me breathing. There is no wiggle room in my life. Yes, they will do their jobs. Yes, he is top tier. Best of the Best. Nothing less in my horses and dogs. BTW- I shot a .308 off the back of my warm-blood. I figured- if he is going to retire on the ranch-he better get used to being a working horse. We are working with 5 different entities to clean up the next door mess. Found their comm systems. Can't wait for the takedown. The pilot has a great story for you- I face planted the DB in the dirt. We REALLY look forward to seeing you. Wish you and OS would hit our rancho down south (on US side) on your way to Vegas. CL will be there. Then we caravan and the pilot flies overwatch.
@joesig @Fred82 But ISIL and all other ARE "Irans Babies". This is Iranian offshoots.
@JackMurphyRGR BUT, it was found on the MX border right? (did you hear that rumor......)
@YankeePapa @Waterborne There has been a shoutout to that exact effect YP. Many are asking not to mention their names ANYWHERE. Don't feed the monster. It would be a psyops move to exterminate them out of the media. They are loving the attention.
@clluelo Keeping the plane fueled and zodiac armed. I'll come get u if they hit The Queens land. I think they will us first though. Or the UK. Speculation. Everyone I've talked to says one word. Annihilation.
I agree we are not looking at one person here- Al-Baghdadi might be a person(s) but he/they are not the main attraction. Al-Baghdadi is the smoke. I believe, as I have been saying for the past 2 years here, that we are approaching AQ 3.0. AQ merged in partnerships PRE-911 with Al-Haqqani, the Taliban, Hamas, Latin Americans and many others. As Yemen became too hot/exposed to train there- training grounds were re-routed to Malaysia about 3-4 years ago-the perfect environment. From my experience and what I have know, Jihad started with the bombing of the Cole, however- the official "start" was 9/11 and the plan was long term- they have a THIRTY year plan. Different phases depending on different variables and outcomes. JMO- This is AQ 3.0 and we are at year 13 of 30 of the Jihad or "Holy War". What is about to transpire is like no other war we have ever seen or imagined. If folks are wondering why PJ bonuses went up for enlistment (sky high?) and new PJ and AF recruits are being sought w/high recruitment incentives- this tells us where we are going. To a lot of places and we cant get behind enemy lines fast enough. The days of a happy soccer mom are nearly over. The Jihadi's have a plan to produce a reign of terror and hit targets that were impenetrable prior to now. We've let down our guard. Worse- we've screwed up our security and intelligence worlds. Now old timers and people that weren't listened to are being flown asap for meetings to try for a quick fix. I always thought the big capture of UBL was overated. I am sorry TEAM 6 that I say this and sorry for everyone that worked so hard for that Target. UBL was a front man. You got it right Jack- the main face you see in front of the cameras is not the cleric directing the orders. If anyone thinks the Doctor is not involved in any of this- raise your hand. If you raised your hand- then you've eaten one huge chunk of Jihadi propaganda. You think they are going to put their leader at risk on video? Listen carefully to the Doctors messages. He called for the taking of Iraq. Iraq was always on their list. He made a call for action to hit America on her soil as well as thee UK- guess what- his followers are doing it. I think there is a misconception that this is ISIL not a blend of seasoned Jihadi's from many different sects. This is now an Army. I am not sure we can even divide them up into tribes anymore. One Fight, One Cause. They are always mimicking us. And they know the irony of it.
@joesig @K9NSP Joe- there was a decent K9 out of sacto named Sig. I've got lots of relatives in LEO around those parts. Of course, then there's the capitol which I am at quite a bit. My dogs can't type yet. I wouldn't even know how to give them that command in Dutch.
@Recon6 @JHR It is always best to stay "out of the weeds" and just target the agenda not "the person".
@Recon6 I know a lot are staying off this thread and "taking the bait". Sorry 6, I am standing firm- with no disrespect for others opinions. Godspeed.
@Recon6 @JHR @joesig @K9NSP @Mino1 Pretty amazing response by the community. There is a section of names that punched me in the gut on there. Widows- some of whom I have come to care for- and Parents of the Fallen. Still Honoring Legacy and #Heroes
@Recon6 @JHR @joesig @K9NSP @Mino1
You can see who has signed already. Some just use #'s. We used #.
@LauraKinCA @JHR @Recon6 Will Do. He is disgusted by this convo. But, once upon a time, I walked in a widows shoes. So- I jumped in. He says Hello Back and see you in a few months.....
@Recon6 @joesig @JHR @K9NSP @Mino1 Well said 6. Did you sign the petition? We did on our end.
@Recon6 @JHR @traumamama He is disgusted by this thread. Anything he has to say, wouldn't be pretty. Same with other guys in the hangar. No use arguing with some, they say. But me, I was a wee bit argumentative. It hit too close to home not to.
@RobbyRobinson1 @JHR @traumamama Hi Robby: I guess that's where I differ from a few folks that have been debating here. You bring up and excellent point. I agree, right is right. I think, some people believe JV was right on this issue and others do not believe he was right. I personally, don't believe he was right in suing the estate. I don't think his reputation was damaged from CK as well either. That's just my opinion. The beauty of this Country- is that we all get to have our opinion. I would never kick anyones ass. I never kick!
@joesig @JHR @K9NSP @Mino1 I wouldn't join a site called I Love CK. Not my Style. I would however, join a site where I thought integrity and truth in journalism was a priority. You say CK's truth was estranged and CK's lies were blatant. That's your opinion. How well did you know Chris? I only know 4 men he served with, which is not a lot I admit. As to why SOFREP pulled that article- I don't know. You need to ask the Editor of SOFREP that question directly. I Never assume. On the matter of you calling CK a liar; that has absolutely no bearing on what I think about Janos pursuing a legal suit against Taya and the kids.
@myfinaloption @JHR Had an affect on many of us. He touched a million lives. He was a guardian angel to many, when they needed it most.
@joesig @K9NSP @Mino1 I agree with K9 Joesig. I agree in the regards, that why keep picking a fight with people that loved CK and come on in and call him a liar. What do you expect- a HOORAH? Come on- there have been some pretty inflammatory statements made by many folks. K9's were modest and well spoken in my opinion. You and I differ in opinion on this topic, but I am sure you understand the concept of "de-escalation". I think you were taking the comment to personally.
@Recon6 @JHR @traumamama Man- it is really my kind of favor. Won't get it for a while- but it fits on the thigh perfectly. I feel like it was made for me. Its an appendage already:-)