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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Tony Newbill Emails on Crooked Hillary Exploits


Here are a series of emails submitted by Tony Newbill that should make voters shudder at the prospect of her election as POTUS.

JRH 9/29/16
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Tony Newbill Emails on Crooked Hillary Exploits
Posted September 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton & Company just one big Accident that the USA cannot afford anymore!!!!!!

Sent 9/7/2016 11:00 AM

Developing: Obama WH admits that Hillary gave ISIS $400 million on accident

President Obama quickly papered over the fact that he gave Iran $400,000,000 to release hostages, but it appears that now Hillary Clinton may have given ISIS $400,000,000 accidently.

So everyone can agree that the $400 million sent to Iran by President Obama can be viewed as skeptical. Yes we received hostages back, but at the same time Iran got all this money and who knows what they are going to do with it.

The White House tried to frame the money sent as anything but a ransom. They instead claimed it was the “first installment of the $1.7 billion [Blog Editor: As it turned out the actual amount on that unmarked cargo jet was indeed $1.7 BILLION] in the United States seized in 1979 after an arms deal with the Shah of Iran was halted following the Islamic revolution.”


Of course the media is going to try and spin this in the way that we got people back. Well that’s all fine and good, but what about the cost?  What does “largely” mean?


So once again, the question remains this: How much of that money was used to support these terrorist regimes?  READ ENTIRETY (Developing: Obama WH admits that Hillary gave ISIS $400 million on accident; ETF News; 8/30/16)

Julianne Assange has more credibility than the US Congress for not starting impeachment proceedings for FBI director Comey and AG Lynch, the Liberty of the USA is Dying!!!!!!!!!!!!!

'We wired it': Emails suggest Clinton aide stage-managed Benghazi hearing questions

Newly released emails suggest a senior Hillary Clinton aide stage-managed her first hearing on the Benghazi terrorist attack by feeding specific topics Clinton wanted to address to Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez, who at the time was acting chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee.

"We wired it that Menendez would provide an opportunity to address two topics we needed to debunk (her actions/whereabouts on 9/11, and these email from Chris Stevens about moving locations,)" Clinton media gatekeeper Philippe Reines wrote to Chelsea Clinton the morning of the Jan. 23, 2013 hearing.
  

Right out of the gate, the first hearing question from Menendez that day covered both topics referenced by Reines.

Menendez asked for Clinton’s “insights on the decision-making process regarding the location of the Mission.” The senator added, READ THE REST ('We wired it': Emails suggest Clinton aide stage-managed Benghazi hearing questions; By Catherine Herridge, Pamela K. Browne; Fox News; 9/6/16)

Guy Benson explains why Hillary Clinton needs to be indicted and why FBI James Comey needs to resign and a Special Prosecutor be assigned because it’s a Matter of Saving the Liberty of the USA from the Destruction of the Clinton Monarchy!!!!

VIDEO: Hillary's Recall Problems Escalate - Guy Benson [Video link begins at 3:31 mark]

Published on Sep 3, 2016

As more email is discovered by the FBI, Hillary claims to remember less and less.

FAIR USE NOTICE: This video contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of  READ THE REST

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Hillary has Thyroid Cancer I bet !!!!!!!!

Sent 9/8/2016 12:37 AM


It has been reported that Hillary Clinton, 2016 presidential candidate and former first lady, takes antihistamine and vitamin B12. No big deal – antihistamines and B12 are commonly used. However, the presidential candidate also takes Armour Thyroid –natural desiccated thyroid hormone (NDT) – as treatment for her hypothyroidism!

Armour Thyroid is a sought after thyroid hormone medication which contains desiccated thyroid extract. Amour Thyroid is derived from pig thyroid and contains both T4 (levothyroxine) and T3 (liothyronine) hormones, which are naturally occurring thyroid hormones in the body.

The medication is all natural and is indicated for supplemental or replacement therapy for patients suffering from hypothyroidism, resulting from the partial or total absence of the thyroid gland, primary atrophy, functional deficiency or damage caused injury, drug use or radiation. Armour Thyroid is also used to treat or prevent some types of euthyroid goiters and nodules as well as for the management of thyroid cancer.

READ THE REST (Taking Armour Thyroid – Hillary Clinton Does; By Justine Raagas, Progressive Health; Thyroid Nation; 3/15/16)

This is what Hillary takes and it’s for Treating This cancer!!!!!!    “Armour Thyroid is also used to treat or prevent some types of euthyroid goiters and nodules as well as for the management of thyroid cancer.”

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Here’s what I NOW HAVE A REAL PROBLEM WITH

Sent 9/8/2016 10:39 AM

I read Colin Powell Chatting with Hillary about how to get around the Email issue released by Democrats today and doing it like a Good Time Party Buddy, and then I see this Video on Hillary and I know someone had to of Informed these Republicans of this History of Hillary. Here’s what I say about that ........ HERE HOW the Matrix (Rigged System) works!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They are all above the LAW!!!!!!!

Democrats Release Powell's Instructions To Clinton How To Bypass State Servers, While Warning Of Dangers

Thanks to Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings thoughtful decision to release an email exchange between former Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Hillary Clinton, we can now confirm that Hillary was well aware of the lack of security and the "real danger" before she made the decision to use a private email server.

In what we are sure was a selfless act of honesty by Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform publicly released an email exchange in which former Secretary of State Colin Powell advised then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the use of personal email two days after she was sworn in as Secretary...

From: Colin Powell
To: Hillary Clinton hr15@att. blackberry. net
Subject: Re: Question

I didn’t have a BlackBerry. What I did do was have a personal computer that was hooked up to a private phone line (sounds ancient.) So I could communicate with a wide range of friends directly without it going through the State Department servers. I even used it to do business with some foreign leaders and some of the senior folks in the Department on their personal email accounts. I did the same thing on the road in hotels. Now, the real issue had to do with PDAs, as we called them a few years ago before BlackBerry became a noun. And the issue was DS would not allow them into the secure spaces, especially up your way.

When I asked why not they gave me all kinds of nonsense about how they gave out signals and could be read by spies, etc. Same reason they tried to keep mobile phones out of the suite. I had numerous meetings with them. We even opened one up for them to try to explain to me why it was more dangerous than say, a remote control for one of the many tvs in the suite. Or

However, there is a real danger. If it is public that you have a BlackBerry and it it government and you are using it, government or not, to do business, it may become an official record and subject to the law. Reading about the President’s BB rules this morning, it sounds like it won’t be as useful as it used to be. Be very careful. I got around it all by not saying much and not using systems that captured the data.


On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 7:37AM, > wrote:
Dear Colin, I hope to catch up soon w you, but I have one pressing question which only you can answer! What were the restrictions on your use of your blackberry? Did you use it in your personal office? I’ve been told that the DSS personnel knew you had one and used it but no one fesses up to knowing how you used it! President Obama has struck a blow for berry addicts like us. I just have to figure out how to bring along the State Dept. Any and all advice is welcome. All the best to you and Alma, Hillary


From the release of this exchange we know two things:

1) The Democratic establishment has no qualms throwing Colin Powell under any bus at all if it helps Hillary get out of this corner, and

2) we know Hillary was well aware of the "real danger" of her actions and specifically told to "be very careful" not to say anything about it.

Still what difference does it make? READ ENTIRETY (Democrats Release Powell's Instructions To Clinton How To Bypass State Servers, While Warning Of Dangers; By Tyler Durden; Zero Hedge; 9/7/16 9:44 PM)

And Hey Colin Powell, how can you have anything to do with this SUB-Human that would treat a Little Girl this way? I am Appalled by you now!!!!!!!!  And any other Republican EVEN THINKING ABOUT VOTING FOR HILLARY CLINTON ..... YOU VOTE For Hillary Clinton and YOU Have to Be OK with this act by Hillary and God will have his day with ALL OF YOU!!!!!   

They don't give a SH@T about We the People!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Posted by James Staake
Published on Jul 2, 2016

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Here is why we see the Bushes silent on the Clinton Crime Syndicate!!!!!

Sent Fri 9/9/2016 12:23 PM

No wonder the GOP elites are bashing Trump!!!!!!

The Bush Institute

The George W. Bush Institute, founded by President and Mrs. Bush in 2009, is a public policy center in Dallas with the mission of advancing freedom by expanding opportunities for individuals at home and across the globe. Built on principles that guided the Bushes in public life, the Bush Institute uses leading research to develop and implement policies that offer practical solutions to pressing problems in the United States and abroad. (The Bush Institute; By The Bush Institute; Clinton Foundation – According to The Daily Wire – compare About Page Disinformation)

They and their Institutions are all in on the SCAM!!!!!!



Posted by Greg Hunter
Published on Aug 28, 2016

Financial expert Charles Ortel says the Clintons’ real problem is outright charity fraud when it comes to the Clinton Foundation. Ortel explains, “On the other hand, on charity fraud, it’s a very different thing. In charity fraud, unlike pay-to-play, you don’t have to prove intent. Under New York State law, in particular, the requirement is merely that you prove the public filings in the Clinton Foundation are false and materially misleading, and they certainly are. This is why you are starting to see these editorial boards around the world say wait a minute. You also have to prove that they solicited, not that they raised money, that they solicited. That, the Clintons have admitted. . . . On the charity fraud side of life, that is the mine field for the Clintons. The second the IRS, or any attorney general or a state taxing authority, decides to make an issue of this, the burden of proof shifts . . . the charity has to come forward and prove the affirmative case. The Clinton Foundation has to prove, READ THE REST

This is how the Wealth Redistribution that Obama talked about really works!!!!!!

Investor and financial crimes researcher Charles Ortel joins me to uncover what he is calling “the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted.” Charles reports that the Clinton Foundation is part of an “international charity fraud network whose entire cumulative scale approaches and may even exceed $100 billion, measured from 1997 forward.” And the most shocking aspect of the Clinton Foundation’s missing Billions is that much of it was stolen from those who need it most, the world’s poorest of the poor. Along with the Bush crime family, the Clintons formed The Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund after the devastating 2010 Haiti earthquake. Charles says, “What the Clintons have done, is they are stealing the people’s physical gold in Haiti, as well as perhaps stealing or diverting massive sums that were sent towards Haiti and refusing to make an accounting for it.”

This is a story of fraud and corruption so vast in scope that it should result in putting the Clintons in prison, not back in the White House.

You can get the very latest research from READ THE REST (EXPOSED: How The Clintons Likely STOLE BILLIONS From The World’s Poorest — Charles Ortel; By SGT; SGT Report; June 2016)

Bush/Clinton Institutions use various Funds and Global Initiatives to tie up resources for their Multi-Nationalist Corporations while giving a little Public funds to get into the country for whatever good deed they can make a Public spectacle out of. Here’s an example .. Haiti Fund, to get into the Country, bribe the Government officials and then Screw the Haitian Citizens out of their Gold!!!!!  Have you heard of the Haiti Gold Heist? Democracy Now talks about Newmont Mining being the miner along with http://www.eurasianminerals.com/s/haiti.asp  

The geology of northern Haiti is prospective for epithermal and porphyry type mineral deposits, and hosts numerous gold, copper, copper-gold and copper-gold-silver occurrences and prospects. EMX initiated an exploration program along a 130 kilometer trend of northern Haiti's Massif du Nord mineral belt during 2006. Based on encouraging results, Eurasian and Newmont Ventures Limited ("Newmont"), a wholly owned subsidiary of Newmont Mining Corporation, entered into a Regional Strategic Alliance in 2008. Subsequently, Eurasian and Newmont signed Joint Venture agreements covering six "designated exploration areas" that included the La Miel, La Mine, Grand Bois "Surrounding Properties", Northwest Haiti, Northeast Haiti and North Central Haiti Designated Projects.

Newmont funded and managed the Joint Venture, and developed several exploration targets ready for READ THE REST (Asset Portfolio Haiti; Eurasian Minerals)

Who Will Benefit from Haiti's Gold Rush? Haitian Government Embraces U.S., Canadian Mining Firms

[VIDEO LINK above title: If the embed below doesn’t begin about 56-minute mark, you should know that is the approximate mark Newbill wants you to watch]



Here is how the Clinton Bush Crime Syndicate works with Multi-National Corporations to gobble up Sovereign nations’ resources: https://www.clintonfoundation.org/main/news-and-media/press-releases-and-statements/press-release-projects-of-the-clinton-giustra-sustainable-growth-initiative.html

Press Release: Projects of the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative

Leaders in the Natural Resources Industry Convene in Toronto to Make Commitments to Alleviate Poverty and Invest in Sustainable Development.

President Bill Clinton tonight will announce the first round of projects being undertaken by the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative (CGSGI), a new initiative of the William J. Clinton Foundation that seeks to transform the way that business is done in the developing world.

Launched by President Clinton and Canadian philanthropist Frank Giustra in June 2007, CGSGI is beginning its work in partnership with an industry that has a truly global reach: the natural resources sector. By increasing the scope, scale, impact, and sustainability of social and economic development efforts in communities where the natural resource industries are an important part of the economy, CGSGI hopes to develop a model for how all corporate sectors can spur sustainable social and economic development as an integral part of their operations in the developing world.

READ THE ENTIRE Agenda 21 double speak if you so desire (Press Release: Projects of the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative; Clinton Foundation; 3/1/08)

This is a Great article on the Hypocrisy of how our US Government works for the Elitists. AND we wonder why there is income inequality. [Why are we] looking to these guys [i.e. Left Wing Crony Capitalists] to FIX IT . LOL?????!!!!!!!! 

This paragraph says it all:

 “So Democrats are forced to jettison all the good-government principles they previously claimed to believe and instead are now advocating the crux of the right-wing case against campaign finance reform: that large donations from vested factions are not inherently corrupting of politics or politicians”. (Why Did the Saudi Regime and Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to the Clinton Foundation? By Glenn Greenwald; The Intercept; 8/25/16 9:42 a.m.)

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Edited by John R. Houk
All text or links enclosed by brackets are by the Editor.


© Tony Newbill

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

There’s No Denying ‘Denial’ is a Must See

Here is a trailer to the movie ‘Denial,’ based on the true story of a Holocaust denier’s civil suit against Deborah E. Lipstadt portrayed by the actress Rachel Weisz:



Published on Jun 15, 2016


Acclaimed writer and historian Deborah E. Lipstadt must battle for historical truth to prove the Holocaust actually occurred when David Irving, a renowned denier, sues her for libel.

The Fandango MOVIECLIPS Trailers channel is  READ THE REST

Deborah Lipstadt Autographed Title Page

JRH 9/28/16
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There’s No Denying ‘Denial’ is a Must See

By Norma Zager
Sent Sep 24, 2016 at 11:00 PM

Deuteronomy 4:9 reads:

9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes saw, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life; but make them known unto thy children and thy children's children;

In the dedication to me, some ten years ago, Prof. Lipstadt quoted Deuteronomy 32:7:

7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations; ask thy father, and he will declare unto thee, thine elders, and they will tell thee.

You are invited to read Norma Zager’s “There’s No Denying Denial is a Must See.”  Denial, in theaters this coming Friday. –Ari Bussel
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Sometimes amidst the grandeur and sequel addiction of Hollywood movie making an important movie is created. Denial is such a film.
The story is based on a lawsuit brought in British courts by Holocaust denier and Hitler advocate David Irving against Professor Deborah Lipstadt.

A pivotal point of the movie for me was contained in a question asked by the British judge following the summations: If someone is an anti-Semite, but they truly believe what they are saying, can you prove intent to subvert the truth?

An interesting conundrum indeed; can evil be justified if one is a true believer, however wrong they may be? It is a compelling question that good people can easily discern. Were the Nazis guilty of murderous acts if they truly believed the Jews deserved to die? If Muslim extremists believe all other religions are Infidels, is that a justification for their murderous ways?

In this time of rampant anti-Semitism perhaps I am taking a risk in posing that question, but it is a fact that so much anti-Jewish, anti-Christian sentiment exists today, that question must be asked. Its implications are universal and timeless.

Watching the scenes shot at Auschwitz, I felt the cold chill of death hovering and creeping down my back. The inescapable evil and atrocities committed by the Germans are second only to those who would deny their existence. 


But this is not just about the Holocaust; except as it exists as a lesson that evil has lived amongst us forever and continues to do so.
Wars, bombs and trials will not eradicate the dark side of human beings from this planet. Just as cockroaches may be bombed in an entire neighborhood and still thrive in another area of the city.

What is dangerous however and what Denial pointed out was that denying or justifying evil only allows it to thrive and grow.

Would anyone in their right mind say it is permissible for ISIS to burn a human being alive, to commit the most heinous of evil acts under the guise of true conviction? Because one totally believes Infidels must die, does that mean it is so?

As Dr. Lipstadt points out, some things just are:  The earth is round, there was a Black Plague and Elvis is not alive. There was a Holocaust. Some things we just know. Is not any discussion of these issues giving validity to alternate theories and allowing for a contrary and wrong-minded point of view?

Because there are some who wish to dispute these facts and offer fictitious proof of their corrupted ideas, does that change the truth?

People should know two things:  The Holocaust existed, and the soul of the world ceased to exist in the gas chambers.

As I watched Rachel Weisz, who so brilliantly portrays Lipstadt, standing in Auschwitz reciting a Hebrew prayer, in my mind’s eye I saw the ghosts of my family who perished there. Of all the families who lost loved ones, friends and neighbors.

Attempting to create a new truth through the use of lies and denial does not alter reality for any except those who choose to believe that which will support their evil intentions.

This is not just a movie; it is a look into the future.

As radical Islamists destroy religious icons and traces of Christianity and Judaism as they march across the Middle East and the west, I am worried that when the witnesses to their evil are gone and their task complete, no one will remember and testify to what once was.

Denial is a rich and intriguing reminder of how much haters can achieve under the auspices of free speech and political correctness.
The movie is brilliantly acted and the story could not be presented at a better time in human history.

As evil challenges the world, we are once again faced with the unpleasant task of stopping its march.

In sixty years will another professor be taken on for writing and speaking the truth? Will the effort to stop them be successful, or will good overcome?

The power of Denial lies in its truth and passion and in the reality that fighting evil is like a Whack-a-Mole game. Hit one and another pops up.

Dr. Lipstadt’s courage is admirable and inspiring; the reality of what she faced, frightening and haunting. Her courage and determination was moving and the brilliance of her legal team inspiring. I cannot escape the fact the story, as compelling as it is, is enhanced by incredible performances.



Today evil does not exist solely in concentration camps, on one continent or in any single area. It spread like the Black Plague, airborne and deadly.

How we shall combat its escalation remains to be seen, but attributing any justification or denying its existence is the ultimate recipe for disaster.

The very nature of evil’s existence lies in its conviction good men are reactive and will only strike when pushed far enough. One must wonder after this movie how far is far enough?

Altering the facts will never change them, and understanding we must reawaken our passion to protect the moral high ground is paramount to our continuation as a species.

Denial is a movie that must be seen, not just because it so eloquently portrays one event in human history, but because it is the reminder the past can never be rewritten and – no matter how ugly – can never be denied.

Deborah Lipstadt Autographed Title Page 
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This is the latest in the series “Postcards from America – Postcards from Israel,” a collaboration between Zager and Bussel, a foreign correspondent reporting from Israel.

Ari Bussel and Norma Zager collaborate both in writing and on the air in a point-counter-point discussion of all things Israel-related.  Together, they have dedicated the past decade to promoting Israel.

© Israel Monitor, September, 2016

First Published September 23, 2016
Contact:  bussel@me.com


Half Citizens


Shamim Mahmood (Masih) gives a brief history of how Pakistani minorities had great hope of equal civil rights at Pakistan’s founding following partition in 1947 AND the evolution of massive minority persecution that followed.

JRH 9/28/16
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Half Citizens
Strangers in the Town

By Shamim Mahmood
Sent September 25, 2016 7:58 AM

Islamabad: Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947; and is probably in a fourth generation celebrating its independence now. During the struggle for an independent country, the history is witness that Christians, Hindus, Sikhs, Parsis and Jews that lived in Muslim dominated regions of undivided India supported Jinnah’s vision and worked hard for a separate homeland, Pakistan. A prominent Christian politician - Dewan Bhader S P Singha - voted for Pakistan and thus this country can emerge on the map of the world. The most notable and influential Hindu figure in the Pakistan Movement was Jogendra Nath Mandal from Bengal. Jagannath Azad was from the Urdu speaking belt. Mandal represented the Hindu contingent calling for an independent Pakistan, and was one of the founding fathers of Pakistan. A leading Indian Christian like Pothan Joseph had rendered valuable services as journalists and propagandists of the Muslim League. That means that all communities have played its role for a dreamland. But unfortunately those dreams didn’t come true for minorities of Pakistan.

During the early days of the founder of the nation Mohammad Ali Jinnah, every citizen had enjoyed equal rights but gradually things have been changed. Jinnah had repeatedly promised all citizens of Pakistan complete equality of citizenship, but this promise was not kept by his successors. After the independence, Mandal was given ministries of Law, Justice, and work-force by Jinnah in Liaqat Ali Khan’s government [America accused & another bio]. He, however, realized his folly in 1950, when some lower caste Hindus were killed in clashes in East Bengal, generating a wave of refugees to India. He himself fled to India and submitted his resignation to Liaquat Ali Khan, the then Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Since then minorities of the country have been considered as strangers while the bureaucracy and administration treated them as second class citizens in Pakistan. By time to time, legislators, bureaucracy and Mullahism proved through their acts that they do not own minorities. A series of unforgettable attacks on minorities along with the discriminatory attitude pushed many of the minorities to re-settle abroad.

During the past seven decades nobody ever realized to bring minorities on into the mainstream. Rather they keep on receiving persecution physically and mentally. For example, making educational calendars has become quite a difficult job in Pakistan. One has to give careful consideration, especially on religious occasions like Eids, Ashura, in addition to weather conditions and public holidays. Usually no such activities like examinations (semester, term or annual) are scheduled in these days.

Unfortunately, no such courtesy is extended to minorities. Throughout their life Pakistan minorities have to battle with school authorities for ignoring their festivals. At times minorities’ children had to miss term papers or monthly tests in order to attend their occasions. A sizable number of minority students appear in these tests and many of them represent from the remote areas. Most students especially girls, are accompanied by their family members while travelling to main cities. People who have travelled on Eid can understand how painful it is to travel on such festive days. Christmas, Easter, Diwali, and other events of minorities are ignored since independence. The authorities concerned should make a better plan to help those who suffer on these counts.

Mandal’s support for the Muslim League, his sacrifices for Pakistan, and his love for Muslims cannot be discredited. His ill-treatment at the hands of a bureaucrat is a dark chapter in our history. In Pakistan, there still exist many Jogendras who exhausted their energies in vain to prove that they are as patriotic as everyone else.

In the present situation, I should say, it is not only unsatisfactory but absolutely hopeless and that the future seems completely dark and dismal. The confidence of the minorities in Pakistan has not been restored in the least.

Be Blessed,

Shamim Mahmood

Journalist, Blogger and Social Reformer
http://oiwerk.blogspot.com/ 

SUPPORT Shamim’s Christian advocacy in Pakistan. First contact Shamim in case he has found an easy way to donate. I like to use Western Union sending money with this LINK to the destination of Islamabad (Contact Shamim in case he has changed cities). Shamim’s email is shamimpakistan@gmail.com, Western Union may ask for Shamim’s phone - +92-300-642-4560

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Edited by John R. Houk
Any text enclosed by brackets are by the Editor. All links are by the Editor as a point of reference for an English speaking – Western culture readers.

© Shamim Mahmood


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

A Radical Red Commie Rat


I’m a bit late in posting this Justin Smith submission. After last night’s Trump/Crooked Hillary debate. I thought I’d begin this intro with Justin’s apt description of the former Secretary of State to give reader’s something to think about if you recall Hillary constantly told listeners to do some fact checking on Donald Trump’s assertions:

Hillary Clinton is a radical red Commie rat with a miserable reputation of uttering flagrant and prodigious lies, who advocates class warfare, state ownership of all property and an egalitarian Utopia operated by an oligarchy, despite all her recent attempts to present herself as a centrist.

JRH 9/27/16
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A Radical Red Commie Rat

By Justin O. Smith
Sent 9/24/2016 1:40 PM

Hillary Clinton is not a "liberal" or a "progressive" if one wants to be accurate. She's a radical red Commie rat with a miserable reputation of uttering flagrant and prodigious lies, who advocates class warfare, state ownership of all property and an egalitarian Utopia operated by an oligarchy, despite all her recent attempts to present herself as a centrist.

Hillary currently has the full support of the Communist Party USA, which is not surprising. She hasn't changed her support of full blown Marxism and collapsing the capitalist system, since Bill Clinton operative Larry Nichols saw her in Arkansas, during the 1970s, wearing a medallion that read, "Proud member of the American Communist Party". She's as liberal as Elizabeth Warren and barely more moderate than Bernie Sanders, who is a self-avowed socialist.

Hillary has fought for the Marxist ideology and worked to ensure it infiltrated its way into the public education system from 1969 on. After she met with the radical Leftist Saul Alinsky in 1968, she subsequently wrote a positive analysis of Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals' for her senior thesis at Wellesley College, titled 'There is Only the Fight ...', and later, she became a co-chair for Alinsky's Industrial Areas Foundation, a "community organizing" group, from 1972 into the 1990s. She used her position as First Lady to insert Alinsky's ideas into President Bill Clinton's education policy.

Radical Marxist indoctrination of Americans over the past sixty years has largely been successful, and it has created an extremely ill-informed, poorly educated, group of people that includes most Democrats and some Independents and Republicans, who accept the "progressive" notion of a "living Constitution", which functionally is not any different from not having a Constitution. This has given sway to an anything-goes mentality that allows the unlimited expansion of government, placing America on the road to ruin.

Under Obama's guidance and policies, today's Democratic Party has made such a huge leftward lunge that it is now nearly indistinguishable from the Communist Party, and Hillary was helping Obama every step of the way. This is not an exaggeration whatsoever, and it can be verified at the Communist Party USA's website, where it is difficult to find much, if any, difference between the CPUSA's and the Democratic Party's views and solutions on the issues, from wealth distribution to [homosexual] "gay rights", the condemnation of "racist cops", universal healthcare, climate change and unfettered immigration.

On August 9th, 2016, Charisma News showed the tight bond between the CPUSA and the Democratic Party, reporting: "CPUSA National Chairman John Bachtel actually supported U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. But when it became obvious ... that Hillary Clinton would be the Democrat nominee, he announced he would vote for her in the November election."

Hillary is promising everything under the sun to her fellow radical red Commie rat comrades, and she is prepared to deliver results on the backs of the wealthy, the producers and job-makers, essentially stealing wealth through massive taxation. She leads a socialist war on the rich in order to fund her job-killing and nation destroying programs, such as cradle-to-grave healthcare, a radical and costly climate change agenda based on junk science, tax-subsidized abortions, free college tuition for all, new regulatory mandates on businesses and the LGBT agenda.

Even as Hillary and the Democratic Party hint at unspecified "middle class" tax relief, they propose a tax hike on families making at least $250,000 a year. Somehow they easily ignore the fact that total taxes at all levels consume up to half of many families' incomes.

In 2015, the federal government took a record $3.18 trillion in tax dollars, and yet, with the national debt at $20 trillion, Hillary is proposing to spend even more.

Does anyone really believe Hillary's plans for the United States are sustainable? She certainly doesn't. But what better way to usher in the complete Socialist Economic Model and One Party Rule than by collapsing our capitalist economy, while undermining America's Judeo-Christian principles, just as Marx and Alinsky outlined?

Among many other harmful policies, in part, Hillary will:

o   continue attacking fossil fuel production while supporting new EPA rules on fracking

o   force all states to expand Medicaid

o   oppose photo ID laws while supporting same day voter registration and universal automatic voter registration, making it easier to steal elections through voter fraud and illegal aliens casting votes for Democrats.

o   continue Common Core and expand the federal role in education while supporting access to restrooms and locker rooms based on gender identity instead of biological sex.

o   And she will limit free speech by overturning the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling that allows nonprofits, corporations and unions to have a voice in the political process while she also seeks to criminalize any criticism of Islam.


America has witnessed Hillary's abuse of power as Secretary of State and the enrichment of herself and her family through blatant influence selling to agents of Kazakhstan, China, Saudi Arabia and Russia. Contributions flowing into the Clinton Foundation and Bill's speaking fees grew exponentially and by leaps and bounds under her tenure at State, and deals detrimental to U.S. interests, like Uranium One, became common place. Her corrupt approach to power was further evidenced by her illegal email scheme and the lies and cover-up that followed; Hillary Clinton also lied about Benghazi, even to grieving family members, because a terror attack was a political liability.

Just as troubling, Hillary's Vice-Presidential pick, former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, is a known sympathizer of Islamofascist terrorists and Marxist revolutionaries. During the 1980s Kaine embraced the hardcore Cold War variety of Marxist liberation theology in Honduras, and he was known to have actively supported the left-wing gun running Jesuits, such as Father Jim Carney, and Nicaraguan Sandinistas [communists], such as Jose Reyes Mata, who served with the infamous Che Guevara in Bolivia. Fast forward to 2007 and America finds Kaine appointing Esam Omeish to Virginia's Immigration Commission; Omeish has ties to terror financing as well as known terrorists through the Islamic Center of Passaic County (New Jersey) and other Islamic organizations. Kaine also gave out a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 to Jamal Barzinji, who was investigated by the FBI in 2003 due to his terrorist ties and associations with known islamofascist terrorist, Sami al-Arian.

I wonder if Kaine turned a blind-eye to the terrorism ties, because of the $10,000 donation Barzinji's organization [International Institute of Islamic Thought] handed him in 2011 and the $43,000 from Barzinji-tied New Dominion PAC, or simply because Kaine is an anti-American radical red Commie rat, just like Hillary.

What will you do to fight back?

Hillary Clinton is a Communist and a tyrant, and the choice is as plain as day and night for any American patriot. Nothing will change if Clinton is elected, except America will become impoverished and freedom and liberty will become ideas tucked away in historical archives, unknown to future generations. Anyone who loves America must do their dead-level best, using everything at their disposal, to prevent Hillary from ever again entering the White House, and we must take any risk to ensure America continues in freedom with individual liberty alive and well centuries from today.

By Justin O. Smith
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Edited by John R. Houk


© Justin O. Smith

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Rising Threat: The Islamic State’s Militarization of Children


The Threat Knowledge Group has produced a special report on how the Islamic terrorist organization ISIS is militarizing kids. ONE: That is morally reprehensible! TWO: Another reason to give pause to bringing Muslim kids into the USA as refugees.

JRH 9/25/16
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Rising Threat: The Islamic State’s Militarization of Children

By Dr. Sebastian L. Gorka, Katharine C. Gorka & Claire Herzog
September 2016

Dr. Sebastian L. Gorka serves as the Vice President and Professor of Strategy and Irregular Warfare at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC. Previously, he was the Major General Matthew C. Horner Distinguished Chair of Military Theory at Marine Corps University where he provided courses and lectures on Irregular Warfare. Before that, he was Associate Dean of Congressional Affairs and Relations to the Special Operations Community at National Defense University. He is also Associate Fellow with SOCOM’s Joint Special Operations University, a regular instructor with the Special Warfare Center and School in Fort Bragg and for the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. Dr. Gorka served as an adviser to the Department of Defense in the renewal of its Irregular Warfare Joint Operating Concept and is the author of the New York Times besteller, Defeating Jihad: The Winnable War. Dr. Gorka is the Chairman of the Threat Knowledge Group.

Katharine C. Gorka is the President of the Threat Knowledge Group as well as the Council on Global Security. From 2009 to 2014 she served as the Executive Director of the Westminster Institute, based in McLean, Virginia. A recognized expert in the field of democratic transition in post-dictatorial nations, Katharine spent nearly two decades working in Central Europe. She was the regional head of the USAID-funded Democracy Network program, run by the National Forum Foundation. Gorka is the co-editor of Fighting the Ideological War: Winning Strategies from Communism to Islamism and the author of the White Paper, The Flawed Science Behind America’s Counter-Terrorism Strategy, and an article in The Journal of International Security Affairs, The war between Al Qaeda and ISIS–and what it means for America.

Claire Herzog is a counterterrorism and national security researcher and program manager at the Threat Knowledge Group. Ms. Herzog has worked with the War Studies Department at King’s College London, where her efforts focused on extreme event preparedness and the radicalization of terrorists. Prior to that, she interned with Congressman Peter King’s office, where she prepared briefs covering topics ranging from Boko Haram and the ongoing threat from al Qaeda to the effects of Hurricane Sandy and Operation Fast and Furious. She is a recent graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Peace, War and Defense with a minor in History.

I n the opening scene of American Sniper, a sniper on the roof of a building is providing cover for a U.S. Marine convoy during the 2003 Iraq War. One of the snipers spots a woman and child exiting a building. The woman hands what looks like a grenade to the child, who starts running at the convoy. The sniper has to make a split-second decision without knowing for certain that it is, in fact, a grenade: shoot the young boy or risk letting the convoy get blown up. He shoots the child, and the undetonated grenade falls to the ground. The sniper made the right decision, but he had endured a nearly impossible moment. Not only did he very nearly make the wrong call, exposing his fellow warfighters to deadly force, but he will now have to live with the knowledge that he killed a child, even if it was the right and necessary decision.

These are the new contours of the battle against the Islamic State. A growing body of evidence makes clear that the Islamic State (IS) is actively exploiting children on the battlefield in order to gain the upper hand against stronger and better armed adversaries. Most recently, on August 20th, 54 people were killed and 66 injured at a wedding in Turkey, and the alleged perpetrator was a 12 to 14-year-old boy wearing a suicide vest. Five days later, the Islamic State released a video (right) [Blog Editor: To view video go to TKG post] of five young boys dressed in desert camouflage executing at point-blank range five Kurdish fighters.

The rate at which the Islamic State is recruiting, training, and exploiting children presents a new set of challenges for U.S. warfighters and law enforcement. Not only do we risk over-looking the threat posed by children, assuming their innocence, but we also run the risk of moral injury and increased rates of PTSD to those who must confront this threat. This paper looks at how the Islamic State is militarizing children in order to better prepare the United States to face this new and rising threat.

The Use of Children in Conflict

The use of children in war is not an innovation of the 21st century. Rather, it dates back hundreds of years to when children acted as squires and drummer boys on the battle-fields of Europe and as powder monkeys on British Royal Navy ships.1 The past seven-ty-five years have seen a proliferation of child soldiers: as Hitler Youth in Germany, as members of the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda toting AK-47s, and planting land-mines for Colombia’s FARC. The Council on Foreign Relations has reported that there are approximately 300,000 child combatants worldwide and that forty percent of the world’s armed organizations feature children in their ranks.2

This issue does not exclusively beleaguer the nations where such conflicts occur; rather, it is one the United States has directly confronted time and again, especially since 9/11. The first U.S. soldier killed in combat in the War on Terror, Sergeant 1st Class Nathan Chapman, was shot in 2002 by a 14-year old sniper.3 Three teens, ages 13 to 15, were captured while fighting U.S. troops in Afghanistan in 2003 and sent to Guantanamo Bay.4 In 2006, Shiite militias in Iraq urged children to throw rocks and gasoline bombs at American convoys to provoke U.S. retaliation.5

The Historical Role of Children in Terrorism

While the exploitation of children for military purposes has a long history, in the past 25 years its prevalence has grown, particularly in terrorist operations. For example, in the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu, U.S. Army Rangers and Delta Force operators were am-bushed by Somali men, women and “children armed with automatic weapons and rock-et-propelled grenades.”6 According to Ambassador Robert Oakley, women and children were not only used as shields but were themselves firing weapons.

The conflict in the Palestinian territories has seen the rise of the cult of martyrdom among youth, one which continues to be perpetuated: recently Hamas in Palestine put on a play in which a Muslim girl stabs an Israeli and is then “martyred” by Israeli soldiers. The children appearing in the play ranged from four to eight years old.7 In Nigeria, one out of five Boko Haram suicide attacks have been conducted by children, and 75% of those children used by Boko Haram are girls.8

But even within this growing trend of the exploitation of children for military purposes, the Islamic State stands out for the manner and degree to which it is recruiting, training and deploying children. Unlike many of the child soldiers seen in Africa—in Uganda, Liberia, and Democratic Republic of the Congo—who were utilized as untrained cannon fodder, the Islamic State is investing significant resources, time, and effort to groom an “unquestioning and ideologically pure” Islamist army for the future.9 They do not simply strap a suicide vest to a child and send them to blow up an Iraqi military target. They actively recruit them, psychologically and ideologically indoctrinate them, teach them how to fight and use weapons, and then put them in the ranks alongside men twice their age. These are not “mindless drones,” but willing and able jihadi equivalents of the Hitler Youth.

While terrorist organizations have regularly relied on children in different supporting roles, one can see a dramatic difference from al Qaeda to ISIS. Osama bin Laden’s Declaration of Jihad on Americans, dated September 2, 1996, encouraged the participation of young men in jihad:

“There is nothing strange about this: Muhammad’s companions were young men. And the young men of today are the successor of the early ones.”10

However, this position was later contradicted by the al Qaeda Training Manual discovered in 2000, which states:

"The requirements of military work are numerous, and a minor cannot perform them. The nature of hard and continuous work in dangerous conditions requires a great deal of psychological, mental, and intellectual fitness, which are not usually found in a minor.”11

This did not stop al Qaeda from using abducted children to retrieve weapons from the battlefield, get through checkpoints, and act as suicide bombers; but, they did not as a rule recruit and specifically train child fighters. The Islamic State, however, has developed a complete system for grooming, recruiting and training minors as jihadists.

ISIS’s Use of Children: Reasoning

The eighth issue of Dabiq, the Islamic State’s propaganda magazine, features an article titled “The Lions of Tomorrow.” Although brief, it introduces the Cubs of the Caliphate and explains their importance to the Islamic State:

The Islamic State has taken it upon itself to fulfill the Ummah’s duty to-wards this generation in preparing it to face the crusaders and their allies in defense of Islam and to raise high the word of Allah in every land. It has established institutes for these ashbal (lion cubs) to train and hone their military skills, and to teach them the book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). It is these young lions to whom the Islamic State recently handed over two agents caught spying for Russian Intelligence and an agent caught spying for the Israeli Mossad, to be executed and displayed as an example to anyone else thinking of infiltrating the mujahidin.12



The ISIS magazine, Dabiq, features an article entitled "The Lions of Tomorrow" about the special role of youth in ISIS

ISIS is using the teachings of Mohammed to justify exploiting its children inside the Caliphate to become the jihadis of tomorrow.

The Islamic State justifies their use of child fighters, by saying,

“And just as the children of the Sahabah stained their swords with the blood of yesterday’s taghut (idolator)so too will the children of the Khilafah stain their bullets with the blood of today’s tawaghit (idolaters).”13

ISIS has and is continuing to prime its children inside the Caliphate to become the jihadis of tomorrow, and they are using the teachings of Mohammed to justify these actions.

ISIS’s Use of Children: By the Numbers

Children are being recruited or abducted by the Islamic State at alarming rates. According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, ISIS targeted schools and mosques to recruit 400 children in 2015 alone.14 In addition to those recruited, the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq estimated in June 2015 that ISIS had abducted between 800 and 900 children between nine and fifteen years old.15 Of grave concern are the estimated 700,000 refugee children out of school at the end of September 2015 as a result of the Syrian Civil War. That is a large and vulnerable population that the Islamic State is likely tapping into, providing services and education that the children otherwise would not receive and in turn recruiting countless more Lion Cubs. One expert estimated that the Caliphate has at least 1,500 children in its ranks.16

From January 2015 to January 2016, 89 children were eulogized. In the last six months, ISIS propaganda has featured at least twelve child executioners and one child participating in a public execution.17 By using children as soldiers, suicide bombers, and executioners, the Islamic State is scoring a major win in the propaganda wars. According to one group of analysts, ISIS is able to “gain the psychological upper hand against their opponents because their videos of children performing brutal acts break increasing global fear of the ‘caliphate’.”18

 ISIS’s exploitation of children is on the rise. On April 29, ISIS’s media wing, al-Hayat, released a French-language video chant calling for revenge against the “crusader” coalition for the massacres and destruction caused by allied airstrikes. Unlike previous videos, however, the soldiers singing this nasheed were children—the Lion Cubs of the Caliphate. This is not the first time al-Hayat has included child soldiers in their videos, but this video, which makes children both the voices and the faces of the Islamic State, is one of the most significant depictions of children in ISIS media. As images of children training with handguns, Kalashnikovs, and RPG launchers fill the screen, they sing, “Beware, your end is already planned. Our warriors are everywhere, ready to sacrifice themselves. Beware, our orphans are growing. They feed their thirst for revenge in rage.”19

The Islamic State’s Indoctrination Operations

Since its declaration of the caliphate on June 29, 2014, the Islamic State has employed children in many different roles, ranging from recruiters to spies, guards to frontline soldiers, suicide bombers to executioners. In order to raise devoted and obedient Cubs, ISIS has turned much of its focus to the education of children. They run as many as 24 schools in Raqqa and many in Mosul, where ISIS abolished its education system the day they entered the city, in addition to at least eight schools and religious seminaries in faraway Nangarhar, Afghanistan.20 According to the PBS Frontline documentary “ISIS in Afghanistan,” the Islamic State is educating and training all local children in one Afghan village from the age of three so that “each generation will learn and teach in turn” the ways of jihad and ISIS’s brand of Islam.21 By June 2014, ISIS had, by one count, 22 sharia institutes in Aleppo alone. These religious schools are paired with physical training camps, where children are taught fighting and weapons skills. Some were even made to decapitate blond-haired dolls as practice for real life executions.22 The Islamic State is not only using these schools to recruit fighters, but also as a means of investing in children so that their “radical message endures beyond the group itself.”23

As summarized in the Washington Institute’s report, “Inside the Caliphate’s Classroom,” the Islamic State finished its “intimidation campaign” in 2013 and made bureaucratic reforms in 2014 that paved the way for the “indoctrination campaign” taking place right now.24 As part of this campaign, ISIS has written or re-written dozens of textbooks on varying topics: English, history, physics, mathematics, faith, physical activity, and Islamic law, among others. While some of the book covers are quite ordinary, others feature jihadi-oriented images. For example, one shows an image of a decapitated Statue of Liberty with an ISIS flag replacing her head.

In order to raise devoted and obedient Cubs, ISIS has turned much of its focus to the education of children.

The physical activity textbook is covered with images of soldiers training with weapons. Finally, a textbook on Mohammed’s teaching depicts gun-wielding soldiers serving un-der the Islamic State flag.25

These textbooks are “the instruments of a systematic indoctrination strategy,” used to justify Islamic State beliefs and teachings “in a style and forum through which children in all societies today are molded into adults.”26 ISIS’s apocalyptic and violent narrative of Islam pervades even the most innocent of teachings. For example, the Arabic literature textbook features out lines of guns at the bot-tom of each chapter.27 In their more explicitly violent books, such as on physical prepared-ness, the Islamic State includes a diagram showing how to assemble and use a variety of weapons.28 Through these teachings, ISIS has created and validated their worldview among its supporters, while simultaneously invalidating any contrary narratives or viewpoints.

However, the current youth population being raised in the Islamic State is not the only group we have to worry about. According to a report from the Quilliam Foundation published in March 2016, there are currently 31,000 pregnant women living within the Caliphate. These women were largely recruited as “baby factories,” not only to populate the new state, but also to create the next generation of jihadis born and raised exclusively within the Islamic State, predisposed to violence and terror.29 Even once the Islamic State is defeated, this new generation may haunt us. Unlike children who were brought to ISIS territory by their parents or who chose to travel there themselves, the children born within the Islamic State know nothing but what ISIS teaches them and believe that “violence is a way of life.”30 This will render any sort of de-radicalization program very difficult and guarantee a continued jihadi threat much past the Islamic State’s demise.

Precedents in the History of Islam

Although the Islamic State’s extensive exploitation of children is unique in today’s world, there are other precedents for this in Islamic history. For example, ISIS at least partially mirrors the Mamluks of Egypt—soldiers enslaved by the Muslim Egyptian army in their youth. After being purchased, each boy was, “cut off from his land of origin, his country is [now] Egypt; his father the master who purchased him; and his brothers: his companions in arms.”31 This sounds eerily similar to what ISIS is doing with the children who willingly travel to the Caliphate: they are made to burn their passports and accept the Caliphate as their nation, abandon their families if they do not support the Islamic State, and accept their fellow soldiers as their brothers. The 14th century Muslim historian Ibn Khaldun even ascribes the success and wealth of the early Islamic empire to the Mamluks:

“Thus one group of Mamluks follows another and generation succeeds generation and Islam rejoices in the wealthwhich is acquired by eons of them and the boughs of the kingdom are luxuriant with the freshness and verdure of youth.”32

Today ISIS has taken and created a class of highly indoctrinated child warriors similar to the Mamluks.

More recently, Saddam Hussein also exploited children for military purposes. His Youth Vanguard movement recruited children as young as twelve to receive military training and placed them into military units to be used during the Iran-Iraq War.33 More important than the Youth Vanguard, though, were the Ashbal Saddam, or Saddam Lion Cubs. The Ashbal Saddam recruited boys ages ten to fifteen and sent them to military camps for indoctrination and military training for as much as fourteen hours a day.34

These boys were not simply cannon fodder but rather were seen as the future of the regime, similar to the Islamic State’s vision of a future population of "pure" jihadists. After toppling Saddam’s regime in Iraq in 2003, the transitional government initiated a de-Ba’athification process that left “over 100,000 Iraqis unemployed, angry, and armed.”35 Many of these former Ba’athist officers and officials ended up joining the Islamic State, often at the highest levels, bringing with them knowledge, lessons, and skills from Saddam’s reign.36 The training and use of children in battle and in carrying out acts of terrorism is one way that the legacy of Saddam Hussein runs through the veins of ISIS.

Many former Ba’athist officers and officials ended up joining the Islamic State, often at the highest levels, bringing with them knowledge, lessons, and skills from Saddam’s reign.

ISIS Youth Supporters in the United States

The Islamic State has not limited its recruitment or use of children to within its borders. The United States is experiencing a deadly combination of increased levels of youth recruitment and training in Islamic State-held territory paired with high numbers of youth radicalized by ISIS on U.S. soil. Both internationally and domestically, ISIS is targeting a much younger audience through social media platforms, the utilization of popular hashtags, and their own apps, such as Library of Zeal’s “Alphabet” app. The vocabulary and images used throughout the app include tanks, guns, rockets, and specifically jihadist terminology.

 ISIS Youth Problem- Arrests by Age

 ISIS Supporters in US- Ages 15-25

Since March 2014, 110 ISIS supporters have been interdicted in the U.S. Of those, nearly 60 percent were between the ages of 15 and 25 years old. Even more concerning, 41 of those interdictions were potential or attempted domestic attackers, with 54 percent of those domestic attackers falling between 15 and 25 years of age.

A prime example of this is Justin Sullivan, a 19-year old from Morganton, N.C., arrested on June 19, 2015. Shortly before his 20th birthday, Sullivan allegedly robbed and murdered a neighbor for money to buy an assault rifle, tried to hire someone to murder his parents, and plotted a massacre inspired by ISIS. He is the first American ISIS supporter to face the death penalty.37 As a domestic plotter, Justin Sullivan represents a third of the sup-porters ages 15 to 25.

Representing nearly 57 percent of that age group, three Colorado girls, ages 15, 16, and 17, attempted to travel to the Islamic State in October 2014, but were stopped at the Frankfurt airport. Unbeknownst to their families, the three girls were sharing militant recruitment videos, one of which featured Anwar al-Awlaki, following and interacting with online jihadists, and tweeting their support for jihad and the Islamic State thousands of times. Their attempted trip to join ISIS has been called a significant case study, as “the process they underwent—from use of social media, radicalization, recruitment online, even through the actual travel route to join the Islamic State—all follow the exact same pattern shared by several hundred Westerners.”38

On August 28, 2015, 17-year-old Ali Shukri Amin of Manassas, Virginia, was sentenced to more than eleven years in prison followed by a lifetime supervised release and monitoring of his internet activities for providing material support to ISIS.39 Using the Twitter handle @Amreekiwitness, Amin instructed his followers to use Bitcoin to send money to ISIS and facilitated supporters seeking to travel to the Islamic State. He tweeted more than 7,000 times to more than 4,000 followers, espousing his pro-ISIS beliefs to many other vulnerable individuals. These ISIS convictions provide a snapshot of the current domestic situation that law enforcement can study to better understand and prepare for future cases.

Threat to Our Warfighters

The engagement of child soldiers both abroad and domestically in support of or inspired by the Islamic State will greatly challenge American warfighters and law enforcement officers. Abroad, our warfighters face strategic limitations when facing insurgencies and terrorist organizations in the form of our rules of engagement. Generally, American ROE “give American soldiers the option of

using force only in the face of a ‘hostile act’ or ‘hostile intent,’ or when an enemy fighter has been ‘positively identified.’”40 Once the enemy is engaged, ROE dictate which, how, and where weapons can be used, and indicate the command chain that can authorize the use of each weapon. The self-imposed U.S. rules of engagement are so stringent and restrictive, going far beyond the requirements of the law of armed conflict, that they often tie the hands of American warfighters engaged in perilous situations. Furthermore, “American forces play by the rules while our enemies exploit those same rules” to their advantage and our detriment, which has resulted in unnecessary deaths of both American soldiers and local civilian populations.41

The constraints imposed by our ROE are magnified when facing child combatants. Our rules state that children are civilians, not combatants, and we are mandated to avoid any attack where civilians are present. In America’s airstrike campaign against ISIS, it is re-ported that the Obama Administration has repeatedly made the decision to leave known military targets intact so as to avoid any civilian casualties.42 The Islamic State not only flagrantly disregards the laws of war—using child soldiers, killing civilians, and enslaving enemies—but they also “launch international propaganda campaigns when our pains-taking targeting proves to be the least bit imprecise.”43 If American soldiers are forced to engage children on the battlefield against the Islamic State, the propaganda value gained by ISIS will be significant—not only will American morale take a dive, but ISIS will undoubtedly gain countless recruits as a result.

Finally, it is important to consider the moral hazard associated with facing children on the battlefield. The Islamic State has assumed the risk of using children—alienating potential supporters and inciting stronger retaliation from its opponents—because the U.S. is forced to assume the costs—upholding the law of armed conflict and rules of engagement, increasing American opposition at home, and alienating any potential allies in the region—which outweigh those risks. Not only would this challenge our ROE, but it could also cause severe psychological and moral injury to our troops, who are taught to protect and value the life of a child. This will be extremely important to consider if the U.S. decides to put boots on the ground in a direct combat role in the future.

If American soldiers are forced to engage children on the battlefield against the Islamic State, the propaganda value gained by ISIS will be significant—not only will American morale take a dive, but ISIS will undoubtedly gain countless recruits as a result.

Threat to Our Law Enforcement Officers

The Islamic State’s employment of children in their ranks not only threatens our warfighters abroad but also endangers our law enforcement officers at home. Of the 22 domestic ISIS plotters age 15 to 25 interdicted in the U.S., seven targeted law enforcement officers and seven targeted members of the military or military installations in America. In addition to this direct threat, there is also a domestic weak spot of concern.

According to our Transportation Security Administration, children under eighteen are not required to have ID to travel domestically. That makes tracking or halting the movements of jihadis who are minors extremely difficult. Furthermore, children twelve and un-der are allowed to leave their shoes, light jackets, and headwear on during screening.44 With increased wait times and longer lines at airport security checkpoints, this threat could prove to be an increasingly attractive soft target for ISIS supporters, both children radicalized by the group and adult supporters using children to avoid arousing suspicion.

According to a U.S. Southern Command intelligence report, Sunni extremists are already utilizing Latin American smuggling routes to cross the border into the United States.45 There is a very good chance that ISIS will not only turn to these smugglers, but also that they will focus on smuggling children, who are naturally less suspicious, into the U.S. The surges of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) in 2014 and 2016 paired with the U.S. pol-icy to accommodate such children that make it to America together create an additional vulnerability that the Islamic State and its supporters could exploit to infiltrate and attack America. These are but a few threats American law enforcement could face from children who support or are inspired by ISIS, and they must be taken seriously before we suffer another massacre at home.

The Islamic State has warned us:

“Beware, we have what we need to defend ourselves: well-armed soldiers are ready to kill youYour blood will flow for your heinous crimes Beware, we are ready to fight back. Our swords are sharpened to slice necks Beware, men are ready to blow themselves up, ready to respond to the evil you have brought. Beware, your roads will soon be rigged with mines by well-trained and determined brothers. Beware, your end is al-ready planned. Our warriors are everywhere, ready to sacrifice them-selves. Beware, our orphans are growing. They feed their thirst for revenge in rage.”

The United States should heed this threat before today’s Cubs of the Caliphate become tomorrow’s Army of Jihadis waging war on American soil.

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Notes

1  “Children in War,” UNICEF, 1995; and “The State of the World’s Children 1996” (UNICEF, December 11, 1995).

2  Eben Kaplan, “Child Soldiers Around the World.” (New York: Council on Foreign Relations, 2005). 3  Ibid.

4  “Teens Held in Guantanamo,” BBC News, April 23, 2003.

5  “Latest Challenge to U.S. Troops Abroad: Children,” NBC News. The Associated Press, September 20, 2006.

6  “Ambush in Mogadishu.” PBS Frontline. PBS, September 29, 1998.

7  Chris Tomlinson, "Children of Jihad: ISIS Training 70 Dutch Children," Breitbart, May 3, 2016.

8  “Boko Haram Crisis: ‘Huge Rise’ in Child Suicide Bombers,” BBC News. British Broadcasting Corporation, April 12, 2016.

9  Jamie Doran and Najibullah Quraishi, “ISIS in Afghanistan.” PBS Frontline. PBS, aired November 17, 2015.

10  “Compilation of Usama Bin Laden Statements: 1994 - January 2004,” Foreign Broadcast Information Service, January 2004, p. 21.

11  “The Al Qaeda Manual.” U.S. Department of Justice. https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/ag/leg-acy/2002/10/08/manualpart1_1.pdf

12  “The Lions of Tomorrow,” Dabiq: Shari’ah Alone Will Rule Africa. Issue 8 (2015): 20-21. Accessed at The Clarion Project http://media.clarionproject.org/files/islamic-state/isis-isil-islamic-state-magazine-is-sue+8-sharia-alone-will-rule-africa.pdf

13  "The Lions of Tomorrow," Dabiq.

14  “Islamic State Recruits 400 Children since January: Syria Monitor,” Reuters. Thomson Reuters, March 24, 2015.

15  Noman Benotman and Nikita Malik, “The Children of Islamic State,” Quilliam Foundation. March 2016. 16  Erin McLaughlin, “How ISIS Recruits Children, Then Kills Them,” CNN. Cable News Network, February 22, 2016.

17  Benotman and Malik. “The Children of Islamic State.”    

18  Ibid. p. 27.

19  S.J. Prince, “WATCH: New ISIS English Language Video Features Child Terrorists.” Heavy. Heavy, Inc., May 1, 2016.

20  Rikkar Hissein, Sirwan Kajjo, and Noor Zahid, “With Its Caliphate Faltering, Islamic State Rushes to Indoctrinate Children.” Voice of America. June 20, 2016.

21  Doran and Quraishi. “ISIS in Afghanistan.”

22  Jacob Olidort, “Inside the Caliphate’s Classroom: Textbooks, Guidance Literature, and Indoctrination Methods of the Islamic State.” The Washington Institute for Near East Policy (2016): August 2016. Pg. 3.

23  Hissein, Kajjo, and Zahid. “With Its Caliphate Faltering, Islamic State Rushes to Indoctrinate Children.”

24  Olidort. Pg. 7.

25  Casey Tolan, “These Are the Textbooks Supposedly Used by the Islamic State.” Fusion. Fusion Media Network, LLC. October 28, 2015.

26  Olidort. Pg. 24. 27  Ibid. Pg. 17. 28  Ibid.

29  Alistair Bell, “Islamic State Attracts Female Jihadis from U.S. Heartland.” Reuters. (Thomson Reuters, September 14, 2014).

30  “Islamic State Recruiting Children for Battle in Syria, Iraq.” The Denver Post. The Associated Press, November 23, 2014.

31  Salah Ziemech, “The Mamluks in History.” Foundation for Science, Technology, and Civilisation. June 2004. Pg. 2.

32  Ibid. Pg. 3.

33  Benotman and Malik. “The Children of Islamic State.” Pg. 25.

34  Peter W. Singer, “Facing Saddam’s Child Soldiers.” Brookings. The Brookings Institution, January 14, 2003.

35  Benotman and Malik. “The Children of Islamic State.”

36  Ibid.

37  Michael Gordon, “First American ISIS Convert in Custody, Justin Sullivan, to Face the Death Penalty.” The Charlotte Observer. March 18, 2016.

38  Maria Vultaggio, “ISIS Online Recruitment: 3 Colorado Teenage Girls A Textbook Case.” International Business Times. IBT Media, Inc., November 11, 2014.

39  “Virginia Man Sentenced to More Than 11 Years for Providing Material Support to ISIL.” U.S. Department of Justice. August 28, 2015.

40  David French, “How Our Overly Restrictive Rules of Engagement Keep Us from Winning Wars.” National Review. December 21, 2015.

41  Ibid.

42  Ibid.

43  Ibid.

44  Bob Burns, “The TSA Blog: Traveling With Kids.” The TSA Blog. Transportation Security Administration, June 1, 2010.

45  Bill Gertz, “Southern Command Warns Sunni Extremists Infiltrating From South.” Washington Free Beacon. August 22, 2016.

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About TKG

The ThreatKnowledgeGroup is dedicated to providing strategic analysis, and national security training on today’s most pressing threats to those who secure America in the Defense, Intelligence, Law Enforcement and Homeland Security communities.

TKG is a vetted provider with the FBI and provides strategic-level analytic and expert support to clients including the US Special Operations Command, and US Army Special Forces Command, Fort Bragg.

We utilize leading practitioners, academics and other recognized national security experts to deliver on-point courses and operationally relevant threat analysis that meets your organization’s specific urgent requirements.

Our training and analytic products are timely, relevant, adaptive and useful, and can be crafted to meet your particular agency’s or department’s needs.

The United States has been engaged in its longest military campaign against a threat that not many truly understand. The ThreatKnowledgeGroup provides the  READ THE REST