Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Coming of the Islamic State was Foretold 10 Years Ago. And No One Listened. ~ By Raymond Ibrahim

The Fourth Phase. Between 2010 and 2013, Hussein writes that Al Qaeda will aim to bring about the collapse of the hated Arabic governments. The estimate is that “the creeping loss of the regimes’ power will lead to a steady growth in strength within Al Qaeda.” At the same time attacks will be carried out against oil suppliers and the US economy will be targeted using cyber terrorism.
This is immensely prophetic. Recall that the timeline given (2010-2013) coincides remarkably well with the so-called “Arab Spring,” which culminated with Islamic terrorists and their allies taking over the leadership of several Arab countries formerly ruled by secularized autocrats: Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood (which plays Dr. Jekyll to Al Qaeda’s Mr. Hyde); Libya, Al Qaeda/Islamic jihadis; ongoing Syria, Al Qaeda/Islamic jihadis (or their latest manifestation, the Islamic State, Al Qaeda’s “second generation”), etc. It should be remembered that in each of these nations—Egypt, Libya, Syria—the Obama administration played a major role in empowering the jihadis, though in the name of “democracy.”
I can almost guarantee that one of your thoughts as you read this column will be: "Wait a minute, why doesn't President Obama know about this (he has never shown any indication that he understands what is going on), and do our intelligence officials tell the President about the information in this column?" You would think so! But, that is where some of us will come to disagreement.

While some of us are eager to just say that Obama is ignorant of what ISIS is doing, I don't see that as being plausible, even if it was Obama that originally said that ISIS was the "JV" of the Jihadist movement. Only complete incompetence by his intelligence and national security advisers could explain that, but that just doesn't seem to be possible. Any idiot that gets on the internet would know that ISIS is a threat to the Middle East. However, there is that thing about Obama not showing up for intelligence briefings, it isn't his thing...

The other possibility is that Obama actually WANTS an ISIS takeover of the Middle East. I know, that's brutal, but I've had a lot of people tell me that was their opinion, and many of those people gave very good evidence that lead them to this opinion. Obama's narrative about why he doesn't have a strategy YET is just getting old, and I am thinking that we are all really tired of that. How long has he had to determine that ISIS was a threat and to come up with a strategy to defeat and/or destroy ISIS? For over a year, ISIS has been conquering territories that so many of our soldiers had fought and died to win for a "free" Iraq. Now, it's all gone, and ISIS is now moving ever closer to Baghdad! Mosul, Fallujah, Tikrit, Ramadi... just to name several cities now under ISIS control.

If you have any doubts about what is going on with Obama's lack of strategy to defeat ISIS, please go to the related videos below. You may see and hear more information that may make you also wonder what is going on! Just sayin'...


The Coming of the Islamic State was Foretold 10 Years Ago. And No One Listened.
Raymond Ibrahim
By Raymond Ibrahim

Jun. 8, 2015 10:00am


Although the birth of the Islamic State and the herald of the caliphate are often regarded as some of 2014’s “big shockers,” they were foretold in striking detail and with an accurate timeline by an Al Qaeda insider nearly one decade ago.

On August 12, 2005, Spiegel Online International published an article titled “The Future of Terrorism: What Al Qaeda Really Wants.” Written by Yassin Musharbash, the article was essentially a review of a book written by Fouad Hussein, a Jordanian journalist with close access to Al Qaeda and its affiliates, including the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who pioneered the videotaping of beheadings “to strike terror into the hearts” of infidels (Koran 3:151).

As Hussein explained in the introduction of his book “Al Zarqawi: Al Qaeda’s Second Generation”: “I interviewed a whole range of Al Qaeda members with different ideologies to get an idea of how the war between the terrorists and Washington would develop in the future.

This photo was posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 showing masked militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. (Photo via AP)

And in fact the book details the master plan of Al Qaeda — in its “second generation” manifestation known as the “Islamic State” which follows much of Zarqawi’s modus operandi — to resurrect a caliphate. This plan is sufficiently outlandish that Yassin Musharbash, the author of the Spiegel article reviewing Hussein’s book, repeatedly casts doubt on its feasibility. Thus Al Qaeda’s plan is “proof both of the terrorists’ blindness as well as their brutal single-mindedness”; there is “no way” Al Qaeda can follow the plan “step by step”; “the idea that Al Qaeda could set up a caliphate in the entire Islamic world is absurd”; and the following “scenario should be judged skeptically.

Yet it is all the more remarkable that much of this plan — especially those phases dismissed as infeasible by Musharbash (four and five) — have come to pass.

In what follows, I reproduce the seven phases of Al Qaeda’s master plan as presented in Musharbash’s nearly 10-year-old article, (emphasis added in bold) with my commentary interspersed for context. Phases four and five are of particular importance as they describe the goals for recent times, much of which have come to fruition according to plan.

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Raymond Ibrahim is author of the new book Crucified Again: Exposing Islam's New War on Christians (Regnery Publishing 2013). A Middle East and Islam specialist, he is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and an associate fellow at the Middle East Forum. Ibrahim’s dual-background—born and raised in the U.S. by Coptic Egyptian parents born and raised in the Middle East—has provided him with unique advantages, from equal fluency in English and Arabic, to an equal understanding of the Western and Middle Eastern mindsets, positioning him to explain the latter to the former.

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