ISIS wannabes are plotting to kill us in the homeland but Obama is showing our strength and courage by attending the climate change summit, at least he thinks that’s what’s going on. Jim Comey asked for more resources but Obama hasn’t given him any.
There are nearly a 1,000 open FBI ISIS cases in the United States including hotspots in the New York-New Jersey area, as well as Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and Minneapolis, the NY Post reported.
On Thursday, FBI Director Jim Comey said he wasn’t sure what was going on.
“We have seen fewer and fewer Americans trying to travel there,” Comey said. He said he was unsure why the numbers were down, but hoped it was because “the message has gotten out that it’s Hell on Earth in the so-called caliphate” and that Americans who seek to go there to fight risk “many, many years in jail.”
“We saw a drop this summer both in travelers and newly-opened cases,” the FBI director said. However, he cautioned that it is possible the reduction in travel could involve ISIL signaling individuals to carry out attacks in their own countries in the West.
“It’s also possible that one part of the change….is ISIL urging people not to travel but to stay and kill where you are. We’re not sure exactly what’s going on,” he added.
The NY Post reported that other officials believe that as federal authorities have gotten better at identifying and interdicting foreign travelers, they’ve discouraged attempts to fight over there and swelled the threat here.
“It’s logical we’d see an increase in homegrown jihadis after slowing the flow of foreign fighters,” said former special FBI agent John Guandolo, who headed counterterrorism training at the bureau’s Washington field office after 9/11.
It could be the reason or it could also be that as ISIS is in need of a bigger propaganda/enlistment campaign are more intent on telling potential fighters to kill in place. It is a natural outgrowth and they can do it in absolute secrecy because they’ve “gone dark” and the FBI claims they can’t spy on them easily if at all.
Jim Comey said earlier this month that, “I don’t want to scare people by saying, ‘I’m certain people will die.’ What I’m certain of is this: On the current course and speed, my ability to discharge my number one responsibility will be materially diminished.”
ISIS has mastered social media.
“They are pushing this through Twitter… So there is a device — almost a devil on their shoulder — all day long, saying: ‘Kill. Kill. Kill. Kill,”
Comey said. They have found a way to go “dark” and hide all their communications.
“And if they find someone interested in this, we will see them give them directions to a mobile messaging app that is end-to-end encrypted and tell them, contact me here, and they disappear.” We simply can’t track them.
There is a lot of conjecture but if the FBI Director doesn’t know what they are up to, that’s the pertinent factual information we need to know.
Meanwhile, the feckless one in the White House said at a presser reported by France24 that the Climate Change Summit will tell ISIL that “we are not afraid”.
Barack Obama said Sunday he would go ahead with a visit to Paris for a pivotal UN summit on climate change despite the recent attacks in the French capital, urging other leaders to do the same to show “we are not afraid” of extremists.
“I think it’s absolutely vital for every country, every leader, to send a signal that the viciousness of a handful of killers does not stop the world from doing vital business,” Obama said following an Asia-Pacific summit in Malaysia.
He then went on to tell the gullible that he’s fighting ISIL full-steam ahead.
In addition to hunting down terrorists, missile strikes, curbing jihadist financing and other steps, “the most powerful tool we have to fight ISIL is to say that we’re not afraid”, he said, using one of the acronyms for the Islamic State (IS) group that he approves of.
Obama has rules of engagement that require most of our planes to remain grounded or not release any bombs when they go on missions. He won’t bomb the oil fields because it would make his allies in Iran unhappy.
Even his own former Democrat Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta doesn’t know why NATO hasn’t been called out.
Panetta said Sunday:
“Assad is probably the primary villain for what’s going on if Syria. Iran bears some responsibility for injecting themselves into the civil war. Hezbollah is there. We’ve got a number of opposing forces. A lot of extremists that are part of those opposing forces in Syria. The problem with Maliki who basically threw the Sunnis not only out of the government but out of the military, added fuel to the development of ISIS and I think the United States by virtue of not getting involved sooner in trying to establish some kind of moderate force there, I think all of those are factors that have contributed to the situation that we’re facing now.”
Obama did draw a RED LINE!