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ISIS Leader to USA: ‘Soon We Will be in Direct Confrontation’
CNS News ^ | 06/13/2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 06/14/2014 7:44:19 AM PDT by Rusty0604

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), issued a rare audio message back on January 21 in which he flatly stated his group’s intention to march on Baghdad and move into “direct confrontation” with the United States.

“Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day,”

When the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on February 5 on al Qaida’s resurgence in Iraq, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iran and Iraq Brett McGurk presented written testimony explaining the agenda of ISIS (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL), and discussed Baghdadi’s audio message to Americans.

“We take such threats seriously and through cooperation with this committee and the Congress, we intend to help the Iraqis in their efforts to defeat ISIL over long term,” McGurk told the committee in his spoken testimony.

House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers asked Brennan: “Do you believe that that ungoverned space presents a real threat to the United States of America, via al Qaida operations, or the West?

“I do,” said Brennan.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; Russia; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: europeanunion; iran; iraq; isis; israel; jordan; kurdistan; lebanon; nato; russia; syria; turkey; waronterror

1 posted on 06/14/2014 7:44:19 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Scotty Pelley said the Iraqis ran for their ... (wait for it) ... GUNS.

Gee, one needs those things to ward off criminals and terrorists?

Who knew?

Oh yeah, we did.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 7:46:59 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Rusty0604

With numbnuts in the Whitehut, we’ll have to rely on the IDF to take care of these savages.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 7:47:25 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Rusty0604

ISIS Spring! Thanks Hillary! I guess that it DOES depend on what the meaning of IS IS.


4 posted on 06/14/2014 7:48:53 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Rusty0604
All is going according to plan.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 7:51:23 AM PDT by McGruff (ISIS Terror Leader Was Released By Obama from Camp Bucca in 2009)
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To: Rusty0604

No you will not , you’ll have to catch Obama first


6 posted on 06/14/2014 7:52:49 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Rusty0604

ISIS will probably wait till their butt-boy, obammy, leaves office, out of respect for all he has done to help them in their islamic conquest.


7 posted on 06/14/2014 7:53:14 AM PDT by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Rusty0604

And they want to fight for Allah and a Muslim caliphate. We don’t want to be there. They will win, but we should make it extremely costly, so their adversaries in the Muslim world can defeat them when we leave.

Of course, our crucial mistake was in not bombing their part of the world to oblivion after their 9/11 attack on us. They would have understood that they had no chance against us. Our misplaced mercy was rewarded with nothing but misery, making us weaker and the jihadis stronger.


8 posted on 06/14/2014 7:57:36 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Rusty0604
Sounds like we need to help somebody get to those 72 virgins sooner.
But not this bunch of cowards running this totalitarian regime.
Send Susan Rice over there to offer a surrender plan. She is the best, look you in the eye and lie negotiator we got. And send Jack Lew to handle the money transfer or whoever paid off the Taliban for deserter Bergdahl.
And send Eric Holder to read them their Miranda rights. And, of course, send Jay “Baghdad Bob” Carney to hold the presser. I think Reid, Schumer and McConnell should represent the Senate while Pelosi, Boehner and Hoyer could represent the House.
9 posted on 06/14/2014 7:58:47 AM PDT by cashless (Obama told us he would side with Muslims if the political winds shifted in an ugly direction. Ready?)
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To: jeffc

I don’t understand how intelligence was taken by surprise with the last few days of events if this was known back in January. Maybe they thought the guy was just talking like Obama does?


10 posted on 06/14/2014 7:59:00 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Channeling zer0.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 7:59:14 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Rusty0604

Obama is probably reserving rooms for them at Arizona military bases as we speak. Before you know it, they will be voting citizens whether they want to be or not.


12 posted on 06/14/2014 8:00:36 AM PDT by RatRipper (The political left are utterly evil and corrupt)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
what the meaning of IS IS.

Dude, that was good!

What really gets me is that we had this war won, Iran was about to go into revolt, Lybia was peaceful. The dominos were all falling in the correct direction for the end of major terrorism. El-Presidente stopped and reversed their fall.

All the guys we lost, now for nothing.

13 posted on 06/14/2014 8:00:52 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: Rusty0604

Obama will be reviewing his options over the upcoming days...


14 posted on 06/14/2014 8:01:03 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: txrefugee

What part of the world should we have bombed after 9/11? All of the terrorists were Saudi, and BinLaden was a Saudi national.


15 posted on 06/14/2014 8:02:36 AM PDT by grania
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To: Rusty0604
“Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day,”

Many of us have prepared, too.

But 'direct confrontation'? I doubt it. My guess is they'll send their women in suicide vests.

16 posted on 06/14/2014 8:02:49 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Rusty0604
"Soon We Will be in Direct Confrontation"???

Someone has a flair for the dramatic.



Whose running this outfit? Cobra Commander?
17 posted on 06/14/2014 8:03:21 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: chris37
Obama will be reviewing his options over the upcoming days...

Yes, indeed.


18 posted on 06/14/2014 8:03:25 AM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: chris37

And the answer is, “FORE”.


19 posted on 06/14/2014 8:03:53 AM PDT by kempster
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To: txrefugee
Of course, our crucial mistake was in not bombing their part of the world to oblivion after their 9/11 attack on us.

Yep...should have nuked a couple of major cities and then said "If we are attacked again we will double the cities nuked and we will continue to do so until there is no trace of Islam left on the earth."

But that would have and will never happen. We have lost the pride of our power.

20 posted on 06/14/2014 8:09:41 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Rusty0604

It’s simple....No one read the newspaper.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 8:10:00 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: McGruff

In these days of surreal politics and governments I personally find it hard to distinguish between satire and reality.

I know obama was photo shopped into the photo, but is the tweet real?


22 posted on 06/14/2014 8:11:08 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: PoloSec
I think it's save to say that's a photoshop but who knows what's real or not these days. See my tagline. That's reality.
23 posted on 06/14/2014 8:17:16 AM PDT by McGruff (ISIS Terror Leader Was Released By Obama from Camp Bucca in 2009)
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To: skeeter
"But 'direct confrontation'

My guess it that capturing the US embassy in Baghdad is high on his priority list. Thousands of American there plus it is guarded by US Marines. I certainly hope all non essential personal are out of there and a plan is it place to evacuate quickly if need be. And I hope "the plan" includes high explosives.

24 posted on 06/14/2014 8:20:11 AM PDT by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: skeeter

They can teach their kids a little Spanish and they can come in easily through Mexico.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 8:20:45 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604
"soon we will be in direct confrontation"

I think they're already in DC. :/

26 posted on 06/14/2014 8:21:18 AM PDT by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: jpsb

No repeat of Benghazi?


27 posted on 06/14/2014 8:23:01 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: jpsb
What a visual that will make, though. Nothing like it seen since May '75.

When will Americans get wise about progressive administrations.

28 posted on 06/14/2014 8:30:03 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: logic101.net

I feel the same way. We lose a bunch of America’s finest and then the politicians get involved to make their sacrifices meaningless. It’s time for politicians to start fighting the wars. They should be the FIRST “boots on the ground”. Maybe then they’ll back off on their American military personnel killing, “rules of engagement”. IMHO, “rules” in war are the reason we have so many of them.


29 posted on 06/14/2014 8:32:19 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: skeeter

Clown Prince nobama will be reviewing his options over the next few days: 3-wood or 4 wood???????


30 posted on 06/14/2014 8:32:23 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Rusty0604

Why would the Islamofascists confront America? They already control our federal government.


31 posted on 06/14/2014 8:34:57 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Rusty0604

Obama released warlord head of ISIS army five years ago!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2657231/Revealed-Obama-RELEASED-warlord-head-ISIS-extremist-army-five-years-ago.html


32 posted on 06/14/2014 8:35:16 AM PDT by massmike ("You only live once, but it does help if you get to be young twice.")
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To: Rusty0604
For you Bag Daddy الذهاب مباشرة إلى الجحيم
33 posted on 06/14/2014 8:40:41 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Rusty0604
i guess a five month advance warning simply wasn't enough time to prepare for this surprise...
34 posted on 06/14/2014 9:03:15 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

I have to wonder, how many cells are already here, just laying in wait.


35 posted on 06/14/2014 9:06:51 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: AllAmericanGirl44
100%, wonder what the trigger will be?

the days of playing Cowboys and Goathumpers is fast approaching...

36 posted on 06/14/2014 9:10:22 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Rusty0604

It’s clear the ISIL/ISIS movements are no surprise to the Obama admin. So then, the logical conclusion is Obama has no problem with their takeover of large parts of Iraq. Obviously no plans had been made for a response if their offensive was successful.


37 posted on 06/14/2014 9:25:53 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: grania

It’s simple really. As I and another fellow discussed on the night of 9/11:

Tell the Moslem world they have 48 hours to produce Osama Bin Laden. If they don’t, nuke Jakarta and Tripoli.

Give them another 48 hours: no Osama - nuke the next two major Moslem population centers closing in from the east and the west.

Repeat until we either have Osama, or we obliterate Mecca and Medina.

I still maintain that it would have ultimately been the kindest and most effective approach for all concerned, and, with a new demand (now that Osama’s dead), a demand to cease all hostilities and disarm, this would again be the kindest and most effective approach.

This worked beautifully the one time it was tried in history: on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Ultimately, despite the initial brutality of the attack, probably many millions of lives - American, and many times more Japanese lives - were spared.

This is what is required to end war. Total, brutal victory that reorients the mindset of a hostile people. Hearts and minds, nation building? - all simply crap, adolescent utopian nonsense. Completely destroy your enemy’s will to fight, or completely destroy your enemy. The rest is martial masturbation.


38 posted on 06/14/2014 9:31:03 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Rusty0604

islam has no sons. that would mean islam would have somehow had sex with a woman, and a non-physical religion cannot have sex with a woman.

/snark take on muslims why Jesus isn’t the Son of God


39 posted on 06/14/2014 11:06:18 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: VanDeKoik
"Soon We Will be in Direct Confrontation"???

Mother of all battles. Blah, blah, blah. Heard that before.

40 posted on 06/14/2014 1:09:29 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Global Warming is caused by illegal immigrants!)
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To: Rusty0604

Well, Abu, I'll tellya what. Bring that convoy of matched, soft-skinned pickups down the road in my neighborhood, wontcha please? Just like it is now, with the black flags flying and those guys in nice, hi-vis black clown suits hanging off the sides. You could lead them in a rousing chorus of "Allahu Akbar!" while we're dialing in our scopes.

41 posted on 06/14/2014 1:19:51 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill

That is one sweet Apache 30mm gun run.


42 posted on 06/14/2014 1:24:36 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: DouglasKC

I’ve always wondered what effect turning Mecca into a sheet of glass would have on them. They would be reminded 5 times a day that Allahcould not protect his Holy City....


43 posted on 06/14/2014 1:27:40 PM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Billthedrill

target rich environment


44 posted on 06/14/2014 1:28:44 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: Rusty0604

You can directly confront deez nuts homie.


45 posted on 06/14/2014 1:31:54 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: Rusty0604
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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Yes, I think we will

46 posted on 06/15/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT by SJackson (wish I had known more firsthand about...problems of American businesspeople as a Senator G McGovern)
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