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House Intel Chair Worried About Westerners in 'Jihadist Disneyland'
CNS News ^ | June 16 2014 | Susan Jones

Posted on 06/16/2014 3:37:04 AM PDT by PoloSec

(CNSNews.com) - The United States needs to be very worried about "Westerners who have come to jihadist Disneyland" in both Syria and Iraq, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, told "Fox News Sunday."

"You have an al-Qaida army on the move. This isn't just Sunnis versus Shia...This is as dangerous as it gets. Why? We have thousands of Westerners and Americans in both eastern Syria and Iraq who have Western passports," Rogers said.

"[W]e know we have these Westerners who have come to jihadist Disneyland in eastern Syria that we can further radicalize, train and send back to Europe and send back to the United States."

Rogers said the "rising al-Qaeda army" is a problem that the U.S. will have to face: "And we're either going to face it in New York City or we're going to face it here" (in Iraq and Syria).

"These are not monkey-bar terrorists out in the desert somewhere, planning some very low-level attack. These are sophisticated command-and-control, seasoned combat veterans who understand the value of terrorism operations external to the region, meaning Europe and the United States. That is about as dangerous a recipe as you can put together."

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1 posted on 06/16/2014 3:37:04 AM PDT by PoloSec
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To: PoloSec

“And we’re either going to face it in New York City or we’re going to face it here”

how much abuse did the Bush administration take for this same understanding of yet another rationale for opening a second WOT front in Iraq?

Fight them over there - or we’ll have to fight them here.


2 posted on 06/16/2014 3:43:17 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: silverleaf

If they were ever worried about fighting them here they would have done something about the border a long time ago.


3 posted on 06/16/2014 3:52:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PoloSec

It is breathtaking to think of what a stupid, totally stupid government America has. We have done everything possible to allow these heathens to run rampant all over the world. We even have them in the WH.

The only thing they have not done is protect the American people. The American people are treated as garbage in their own country. I am sick of them, ALL of them.

We are not at all safe, we are compromised inside and out. We have no national security. Just a bunch of selfish power hungry morons at the helm. What a bungling bunch of fools.

Whole thing pisses me off to the max.


4 posted on 06/16/2014 4:00:11 AM PDT by dforest
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To: cripplecreek

wrong “them”


5 posted on 06/16/2014 4:02:03 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: PoloSec

I saw photos of some of these butchers on a Twitter feed yesterday, and guess what...there were several blonds among them. I assume they were Chechens or Russians of some kind, but I suppose it’s possible that they were Northern European converts.


6 posted on 06/16/2014 4:19:49 AM PDT by livius
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To: cripplecreek

Yep. And bringing in and losing track of Muslim exchange students and other high-risk visitors, and...


7 posted on 06/16/2014 4:33:20 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: PoloSec
Th US funded, armed and trained them in Syria, to dethrone a dictator Saudi Arabia doesn't like. Now that ISIS has stolen a very rich bank and a disloyal army the US trained, funded, and armed, ISIS doesn't need us anymore. So, you've got two groups the US funded, trained, and armed in a death-match with each other that only Iran can stop. There are US citizens learning from ISIS who can return to the US. Even CBS is saying it could get weird when the Kurds want to unite to form a nation that includes part of Turkey. And all of this in prime oil-producing country. Meanwhile, Kiev which must translate to "land of self-destructive leaders" won't pay its fuel bills, causing potentially another crisis the US created. African terrorists are still at it, and still no mention of the girls. Brazilians are really, really upset about the gov favoring world soccer over people. What a great time for China to get frisky about its land claims.

Just one question....what could possibly go RIGHT with this global mess?

8 posted on 06/16/2014 4:36:50 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

All it takes is a different point of view. The unfolding events are actually good.

In the long run, the bad guy Iran is being contained. The powers in Turkey and the GCC are taking control. They are not going to let their business interests be destroyed by bad actors in Syria and Iran

There is a strong tendency here on Free Republic to completely overlook business and commercial interests. In my view, such interests prevail over religious fanatics. That fact was proven in Egypt


9 posted on 06/16/2014 4:43:43 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: grania

How do you steal a bank? Do they have the money piled up in stacks?


10 posted on 06/16/2014 5:16:47 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: bert
the unfolding events are actually good

I just don't get it when thousands of people being slaughtered, civilization being annihilated and there being an increased global terror threat is described as "good".

The powers in GCC and Turkey taking control...business interests....

Weren't banking and oil/pipeline interests what led to "freedom fighters" being funded in Libya, Egypt, Syria and Kiev? And look at all of the "good" accomplished with that.

11 posted on 06/16/2014 5:25:50 AM PDT by grania
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To: yldstrk
How do you "steal a bank"?

It's a phrase popularized by a popular TV show Leverage (lasted five years, now in rerun). ISIS didn't steal the bank itself, but they sure were efficient at knowing where that $400 million was as they blitzed the town.

12 posted on 06/16/2014 5:30:05 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

so you force some clerk to move the money from people’s bank accounts to ISIS bnak accounts? Won’t there be a record showing an illegal transaction?


13 posted on 06/16/2014 5:56:34 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
Haven't you been following the news? It's even been confirmed on mainstream US TV newscasts. That bank had $400 million of US dollars stored. ISIS somehow knew that and took the money. Besides that money, they're getting the oil profits from the part of Syria they control.

The analyst said that between those two resources, they're the richest terrorist group on earth and have over $900 million.

14 posted on 06/16/2014 6:02:30 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

heyall no, I never watch the “news” which I consider to be liberal mutual admiration gobbledegook, I get my news off here, and from UK and Israeli sources as well as twitter

yes, I heard about the supposed 400M theft but wanted to know what that meant, so did they make some little teller put the money out of one account number and assign it to their account number or did they pile up tons of paper money in their trucks?


15 posted on 06/16/2014 6:06:16 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: PoloSec
Rogers is probably right.

But Obama is batting ZERO in all aspects of leadership. Who believes he can wage a successful war against ANYBODY?

I see no point in a repeat of the last 13 years; the huge waste of American lives & treasure.

Iraq will never be “tamed”, nor will Afghanistan or any other muslim craphole. They simply don't have the moral fiber to sustain democracy & the rule of just law, & the US does not have the enormous amount of money & time nor the leadership necessary to change their morals.

Furthermore, the US has its own serious problems with lack of moral fiber, especially in the ruling class. Our bureaucracy is as capable of civilizing the Middle East as they are in building a quality health care system.

Let them kill each other. If the problem is so serious, let the rest of the world stand up & do something about it, instead of whining for the US to solve the problem (with crippling ROEs, of course). The ME is after all, in their back yard, not ours.

16 posted on 06/16/2014 6:16:27 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: yldstrk
From what the news was saying, it was a bank heist. ISIS has the cash.

FWIW, sometimes the newscasts get marginally better in fast moving events. There's less censorship of what gets on the air.

17 posted on 06/16/2014 6:16:57 AM PDT by grania
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To: PoloSec
I don't know what Rogers is so worried about.

After all, we are hiring enough baby sitters for the criminal gangs,... er, children who mysteriously showed up and somehow crossed our southern border and the millions of Religion Of Peace adherents brought in recently are becoming good American citizens, shopping at the malls and registering to vote.

What could go possibly wrong with an America lifting it's lamp beside the Golden Door and helping everybody...??

18 posted on 06/16/2014 6:51:55 AM PDT by Gritty (The war is over. We won. - Michael Yon, Top Iraq War Correspondent, 07/21/2008)
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To: yldstrk

They took the paper money in trucks along with the gold bullion. It has been distributed to their war planning centers (ie - Mosques).


19 posted on 06/16/2014 7:31:22 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: justa-hairyape

who would be so stupid as to hold the money in cash?


20 posted on 06/16/2014 7:34:00 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: grania

OK, I’ll concede that good was a poor choice of words.

What I believe is that the events will eventually result in stability and stability is good. There will be a lot of bad while it is all getting sorted out.


21 posted on 06/16/2014 7:39:08 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: yldstrk

It was a mix of US paper money and Iraqi paper money. Obviously both will be worthless soon, but the gold and the safety deposit box items were the real haul.


22 posted on 06/16/2014 7:55:26 AM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: grania

The US funded the Syrian FSA not ISIS. ISIS essentially destroyed the FSA in internecine warfare. Then the Syrian Al Qaeda rejected ISIS initiating the ISIS attack on Iraq.


23 posted on 06/16/2014 7:57:55 AM PDT by Justa
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To: justa-hairyape

I’ll be happy to take all your US paper money and promise to recycle it.


24 posted on 06/16/2014 8:01:36 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: bert
What I believe is that the events will eventually result in stability and stability is good

Thank you for the rewording. At this point, I wonder how bad things are going to get before there's any resolution.

25 posted on 06/16/2014 8:34:49 AM PDT by grania
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To: Justa

So I should’ve said the US funded ISIS through an intermediary. I should’ve said that the US enabled ISIS to get the oil profits by trying to topple Assad. People keeping up on things have been appalled since McCain’s meeting with terrorists and still the US looking for freedom fighters to fund. The original freedom fighters were replaced by ISIS long ago.


26 posted on 06/16/2014 8:38:54 AM PDT by grania
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