Gen Stanley McChrystal: ‘If the west sees Isis as an almost stereotypical band of psychopathic killers, we risk dramatically underestimating them.’ ~ General Stanley McChrystal
Today is Pearl Harbor Day and we again face a terrible threat which we could stop now as Hitler could have been stopped before he consolidated his power.
President Obama will attend the congressional ball this evening and as he is dancing and enjoying the wine, ISIS is building a state. Last night, he lied to us.
While ISIS is building a state, Obama is lying to the American public. Last night he said he attends his intelligence briefings “each and every morning” during his seven years as president.
We know that isn’t true.
Breitbart reported that the Government Accountability Institute (GAI) has shown Obama skips more than half of his daily intelligence briefings.
Barack Obama lethargically and without any sense of commitment gave a speech from the Oval Office last evening that was supposed to allay the fears of Americans. He made it clear that he isn’t going to do anything differently though his foreign policy has failed. He spent more time during the speech on irrelevant partisan blather about guns and the alleged stigmatizing of Muslims, proving once again that he is not serious about ISIS.
Meanwhile, ISIS is serious and their new master plan, a leaked internal IS manual, shows how they built a state in Iraq and Syria with government agencies, a treasury and economic programs for self-sufficiency. It also shows how they plant to consolidate their power, their brainwashing of the populace, and their expansion.
The documents show ISIS can’t simply be a target for the West. They are growing a Mao-like state and indoctrinating the young in violence, evil, and fundamentalist Islam doctrine, far more restrictive than we even see in Saudi Arabia or Iran.
They can’t be seen only as psychopathic monsters, barbarians, a death cult, extremists or a jayvee. They have people from all walks of life to create their jihadi kingdom of evil from which they will enact their plans to grow and to destroy the West.
After they put their harsh rules in place, they began to rebuild as a true state.
A six-page monthly financial statement for Deir ez-Zor province for January 2015 shows total monthly revenue was $8.4m (£5.6m) – handsome for a terrorist group, but pitiful for a state. Their money is acquired from taxes, gas and oil sales, and confiscations of contraband.
They depict themselves as a utopia for true believers. They have an anti-corruption drive and they are building morale by giving free passes to an amusement park to those who are exceptional in their studies. They even have a five-star hotel in Mosul.
They are giving cash to the destitute to win over the populace as they executive laws violently.
“IS is focused on entrenching its political longevity, not just military relevance,” on analyst said.
It is what Hitler did.
The 24-page document, obtained by the Guardian, sets out a blueprint for establishing foreign relations, a fully fledged propaganda operation, and centralised control over oil, gas and the other vital parts of the economy.
It is currently the richest and most destabilizing jihadi power in fifty years and they are no jayvee.
They are sworn to brutality, cruelty and violence but they are also set on health, education, commerce, communications and jobs as a state – a Caliphate.
The manual is a training document for administrators.
It details their training camps, recommends a government department to administer military camps, and is far beyond al-Qaida’s wildest dreams.
They always intended to train children as fighters and that is detailed in the manual.
ISIS has educated, intelligent people working on their budding state. Building a self-sufficient state to further their vicious fundamentalist theology was always their central aim.
Gen Stanley McChrystal (retired), who led the military units that helped destroy ISIS’s predecessor organisation (ISI) in Iraq from 2006 to 2008, said: “If it is indeed genuine, it is fascinating and should be read by everyone – particularly policymakers in the west.”
“If the west sees ISIS as an almost stereotypical band of psychopathic killers, we risk dramatically underestimating them.”
“In the Principles in the administration of the Islamic State, you see a focus on education (really indoctrination) beginning with children but progressing through their ranks, a recognition that effective governance is essential, thoughts on their use of technology to master information (propaganda), and a willingness to learn from the mistakes of earlier movements.”
“It’s not a big departure from the works of Mao, the practices of the Viet Minh in Indochina, or other movements for whom high-profile actions were really just the tip of a far more nuanced iceberg of organising activity.”
Charlie Winter, a senior researcher for Georgia State University who has seen the document, said it demonstrated ISIS’s high capacity for premeditation.
“Far from being an army of irrational, bloodthirsty fanatics, IS [ISIS] is a deeply calculating political organisation with an extremely complex, well-planned infrastructure behind it.”
Lt Gen Graeme Lamb, former head of UK special forces, said the playbook carries a warning for current military strategy.
We need to do much more than we are doing and we need to do it soon.
Look at this video and how in only one year, ISIS reshaped the Middle East – radically. Read the guardian analysis on this link.