35 Burst results for "ISI"
Our Foreign Enemies Must Love What's Happening in the US Right Now
"I'm just going to ask a question. What is America's greatest foreign enemy? You might say Iran, you might say China. You might say Putin and Russia, I would disagree. It's Russia, no fan of Putin. He's a scumbag, but I don't think it's a mayor's great America's greatest enemy. But let's just pick one, pick anyone. Pick a enemy of the United States and let's isolate that. The Ayatollah Khamenei, or Xi Jinping, or how about Kim Jong-un? ISIS. Pick any one of them. If you've sat them down in a private meeting and you said, what would you like to see happen in America when it comes to the inner cities and criminal justice? They would say, I think it would be great. If America stopped enforcing their laws, opened up their prisons and created anarchy on the streets. Now, I'm not saying Soros has the same level of malevolence as maybe the Ayatollah Khamenei, but it's certainly close.
American woman pleads guilty to leading ISIS battalion
"An American woman who prosecutors say led an all female battalion of Islamic State militants in Syria pleaded guilty Allison fluke ekron broke down sobbing after admitting in federal court near Washington to conspiring to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization She could face a maximum 20 year sentence Fluke ekron once lived in Kansas in Syria she trained women and young girls to use automatic rifles grenades and suicide belts Some were as young as ten or 11 according to one witness cited in court documents fluke eccrine spoke openly about wanting to conduct an attack in the U.S. including by parking a car loaded with explosives in a shopping mall garage
What Is the Biggest Threat Facing America?
"Is the threat to America? Let's listen to the man who should be in charge for domestic threats. He is the director of the federal bureau of investigations, Chris ray. So whenever we've had the chance, we've tried to emphasize that this is a top concern and remains so for the FBI. In fact, in fact, we viewed it as such a critical threat that back in June of 2019, under my leadership, we elevated racially and ethnically motivated violent extremism to our highest threat priority. On the same level with ISIS and homegrown violent extremists. But what kind of racially motivated terrorism and violence? Is it Black Lives Matter? Is it a tax against Asians in New York by another ethnic minority? No, Christopher wray was talking about white supremacy. White nationalism has been raised. You heard his words white nationalism has been raised to the same threat level. He didn't use the word. Jihadism, but he mentioned Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
Bill O'Reilly: Iran Is Funding a Terrorist Army
"And what about Iran Iran's role in so much of this And again that was another reason why these people talk to me because they want Americans to know how evil the Mueller is really are So in every part of the Middle East and in Africa agents from Iran who were under the control of Soleimani before we vaporized him with a missile fired from a drone and we walked you through that minute by minute But in every part of the Middle East and Africa Iran is funding an arming these horrible terrorists who murder and torture behead innocent people And yet there's no reportage because reporters aren't on the scene People don't know what's happening And everything that does happen is put in a class of 5 files So I'll give you a good vivid example There is right this minute campaigns in Africa involving U.S. special forces on the ground Who are fighting with ISIS and Boko Haram And we depict one firefight that's harrowing And a number of Americans were killed but nobody will ever know that unless they read killing The Killers
Bill O'Reilly: Afghan Debacle Allowed ISIS to Reconstitute
"And why do they want the American people to know that Because we are eliminating evil on this planet At a rate never before seen We are taking these people out we are destroying Trump destroyed ISIS And you know it's funny he doesn't really make a big deal out of that But what the Trump administration did to ISIS is historical And unfortunately now with Biden in the Afghanistan the allowed Al-Qaeda to reconstitute in the northeast part of Afghanistan which they are doing now And ISIS is back in western Iraq and northern Syria Now why are they back for one reason only to kill infidels in Americans are at the top of that list
How the Lord Told Victor Marx to Go to Iraq Through His Wife
"And it eventually led to the opportunity to go to Iraq when ISIS invaded and started attacking and killing and the lord told me to go through my wife. And I had just come back from Burma and she's like, I think the lord wants you to go to Iraq. And I'm like, no, he doesn't. And we got in a good discussion about it. And I'm like, hey, I still got the mosquito fever right now. I'm not ready to, and she goes, we ought to pray. Have you prayed yet? I'm like, what's that got to do with it? And she said, pray. And I did. I didn't even finish the prayer. The lord said, yeah, you're going to go. And then I put together a team, the mission was to help some girls who had been held captive by ISIS to help them recover from the trauma of it. And this was while ISIS is everywhere. I put together a great team, former SEAL Team guys, delta, some marines, did I say seal? Still team guys, because if there's a picture taken, you got to have a seal. I served in the Marine Corps, so some of you will get that. And put the team together. I said, okay, this is the mission.
The Time Someone Asked to Pet Victor Marx's ISIS-Fighting Dog
"One of the funniest things about scout we were in a big airport. And we're walking and a guy in the gal walk up to me and the young guy goes, can I pet your dog? I said, well, first thank you for asking, 'cause it says, do not pet. And I said, sure, go ahead. So the girl's partner and the guy standing next to her. When she was done, he went to Petter. And I went, oh, I wouldn't do that. It was why not? I said, well, she's not really trained to allow men to pet her, and sure as I'm sitting here, he in a very loud voice with a lot of people watching goes, why are you judging my gender? And I said, uh, leave it. It's not a threat. Unless it's a threat. And then we'll just unhook this for a minute. We'll continue to talk. So this guy goes, why are you judging my job? Leave it. Brothers, come see. So when he said, why do judging my gender leave it? I said, your gender, and it was a guy. And I was like, 'cause you're a guy. And he goes, you have no right to judge my gender. And everybody's watching now. And, you know, I'm the older white man who's a threat to America and. I can feel the eyes, so I just go, well, okay, man, hey, okay. Peter if you want children side with gender, you are. He opted not to pet her.
Why Is the U.S. Comfortable Associating With Ukrainian Nazis?
"If America had a KKK battalion within our own military. I want you to imagine if we were supporting groups that were Nazis. Well, we are. Actually. It's amazing. It's just shocking to me how the left wing regime media has spent years smearing all of us as Nazis, anyone who dares show up at school board meetings as Nazis and then they fund actual real-life Nazis in Ukraine. And this is not like a slur or an exaggeration, there's a video right here that we see in front of us where there is literally a guy wearing a Nazi symbol in full tattoos with fully automatic machine guns saying in Ukrainian like we're going to go kill the Russians. And so the argument then goes will Charlie, we have to back somebody because Vladimir Putin is evil. I agree. Vladimir Putin is evil. Well then under that logic, why didn't we back ISIS to go fight Bashar al-Assad? What if both sides could be really bad? Now, this is the backbone of some of the Ukrainian resistance in Mari Paul, which is the southeastern corner of Ukraine. The southeastern corner of Ukraine is right within this kind of Russian separatist area. It's where a lot of the fighting is happening. It's an area that Russia really, really wants. It's a port city, so a question that I think is necessary for us is why does the American regime or the people that run our government? Why are they all of a sudden so comfortable with associating with Nazis? Now I'm not calling zelensky Nazi. He's a grandchild of Holocaust survivors. Obviously not. Zelensky's Jewish. But zelensky is partnering in some capacity without right neo Nazis on the mainland of Ukraine. This is
Gatestone Institute: A Final Warning From Arabs to Biden
"There was a piece in the gatestone institute international policy council Website By Khalid Abu tome And it's really quite compelling It says in a message directed at the Biden administration and the other western powers involved in the Vienna negotiations This is with Iran Led by Russia on our behalf the Arab country said that Iran and its terrorist militias are continuing to create chaos and instability especially in Iraq Yemen and Lebanon The Arabs including the Arab League are telling the Biden administration that in their view is not only Iran that threatens their security but also its terrorist proxies Including Hamas the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Hezbollah and the Houthis in Yemen The Arabs are clearly worried about the financial and military aid that Iran is providing to the terrorist groups Any deal with Iran will further strengthen these groups and encourage them to step up their terrorist attacks The Arabs are also worried that when Iran obtains nuclear weapons they will sooner or later find their way into the hands of terrorist proxies And other terrorist groups including the Islamic State that's ISIS and Al-Qaeda
WHO and WHAT Is Standing in the Way of Peace in Ukraine?
"From newsweek dot com it says Ukrainian nationalist volunteers committing ISIS style war crimes is back from 2014. Cutting heads off and decapitating people. Now NBC News says that Putin is using false Nazi narrative justify Russian attack on Ukraine. Let's put that aside. I'm not here to say if Putin is right or wrong in that particular instance. What I am saying though is that when PBS can't went and went to Ukraine, they interviewed someone from this region, America's public broadcasting service published and promoted an interview with a renowned neo Nazi Ukrainian mayor. Without disclosing its politicians allegiance to World War II German leader Adolf Hitler and Ukraine's own Nazi sympathizer Stepan bandera. This is PBS that aired this. The interview comes just days after PBS published an article downplaying the links between neo Nazi politicians and the Ukrainian current political situation. On Thursday, March 4th, PBS hosted mayor Artem, some of top, and the country's northeast region. I'm reading from national pulse dot com. He says quote, my weapon is American and I feel like our occupiers will be pleased that we are killing them with American weapons. Now, it is not an exaggeration that these are legitimate Nazis. In fact, the PBS interview summit posed with a bandera portrait behind him. Albeit blurred out by PBS and their attempts to obscure their work with Ukrainian neo Nazis. Now we warned against this the very same people that have told us to get involved and support some of these Ukrainian groups are the same people that told us that we had a support the Syrian rebel rebels and the Syrian rebels ended up being friends with ISIS.
We Need to Read What the Bad Guys Say
"Paul how significant this is another thing, so you know me. I have this background from Central Europe because of my parents, but I spent the last 20 years in the national security realm dealing with counter terrorism and what I did was I studied the bad guys Al-Qaeda ISIS. I read what they wrote and shockingly because nobody in the U.S. government actually read it. I taught that to our operators, our green berets, intelligence, analysts and the FBI. What does it say about strategic culture that people didn't even pay attention to the speech that Putin gave a week before the invasion, this pseudo history verbal diarrhea where he said, well, you know, Ukraine never been an independent country. It's Russian. It's always been Russian before the duchy of muscovy, the Vikings landed there who became the modern Rus people. Because that tells you what he's going to do and that tells you he's going to take the whole country. Why you are the guy who's written the books, especially dupes and now the devil and Karl Marx. It's not rocket science. It's not brain surgery. We need to read what the bad guys say, don't we? Yeah, we do. And in fact, somebody that I wrote a lot of books about Ronald Reagan, Ronald Reagan all the time actually red marks actually red Lennon actually. And this is funny because Reagan, of course, was portrayed by the left as an idiot, as somebody who didn't read. And Reagan would say all the time, he would protest, well, you know, I'm only quoting their own documents, which I've actually read. And I reminded right now, said quite a bit during this period about Reagan and the 1980s trying to block the construction of the Soviet Siberian gas pipeline. And there were two strands of it. One of the strands he tried to delay the construction of and the second one he tried to block the construction of altogether. And this was something that even Margaret Thatcher wasn't with him on. I mean, this is now declassified. We actually sabotaged the software and the electronics for that pipeline. That's exactly right. Yeah, sorry about the shameless plug. I wrote about this in my book, the crusader. And we sabotage it. It was an explosion that you can see from space.
Donald Trump on Afghanistan: The Greatest Disgrace in US History
"And we are honored to have my former boss with us here on our national radio show America first across the country. President Trump welcome back. Thank you very much Sebastian. Mister president, let's start at the beginning. How different was your approach to national security? There was no woke up under the U.S. Military when you were commander in chief, talk to our millions of lessons across the country about your plans for Afghanistan, the conditions based withdrawal and what we have witnessed the disaster we've witnessed in the last three weeks. Maybe the greatest, most embarrassing disaster we've ever witnessed in our country. The difference was almost first of all it was the opposite. It was the exact opposite. We knocked out ISIS. When I took in, when I took over, ISIS was all over the Middle East. We knocked out 100% of the ISIS caliphate. I noticed now they call it ISIS K so you'll explain that. But we knocked out 100% of the ISIS caliphate. We took out Al Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS. And you know what else and who else we took out? We took out plenty. And we were in total control in terms of Kabul and in terms of Afghanistan. They weren't even close to us. We were going to get people because I believe in getting at 21 years enough and we were like a police force over there and they've got to take care of themselves and as you know better than anybody at particular as soon as we leave, they would stop fighting. And they were fighting for a lot of money. They were among the highest paid soldiers in the world paid for by the American taxpayer. So that's exactly what happened. What we were going to do is get our citizens out, take out other people who deserve to be taken out. Then we're going to knock the hell out of the bases, but before we did that, we're going to take out all of our military equipment. I said down to the nails and the screws in the bolts. Everything out nice and easily. And then we take out the soldiers and probably blow up the bases because why should we give them to somebody else to use? So that was it. And Bagram, we were going to keep because bargara is near China and near Iran and also in Afghanistan. So it covered a lot of territory. So I would have kept that and it's a great area for exactly what it represents. So they spent billions and billions of dollars building it. That's the big Air Force Base. So I think the biggest in the world actually. So we would have kept that instead we fled like there was no reason for it. The soldiers come out last and the army, the military comes out last. After the people and after all of the $83 billion worth of the most highly sophisticated military equipment anywhere in the world, it is a disgrace what's taken
Biden: U.S. Military Raid in Syria Results in Death of ISIS Leader
"We had the ISIS raid that just happened. Let's play cut 55, Joe Biden taking credit for it saying last night operating on my orders. The United States military forces successfully removed a major tariff threat to the world play cut 55. Last night, operating in my orders, the United States military forces successfully moved in major terrorist threat to the world. The global leader of ISIS. Known as Haji Abdullah now, one of the main reasons why Biden is executing a lot of these foreign policy decisions right now is obviously trying to resurrect his abysmal poll numbers. And the consensus in The White House is not that he's actually doing a bad job. It's that Afghanistan was for whatever reason, the alleged turning point when things started to go awry. In The White House a lot of people say, yeah, that was really, you know, kind of where people had a misunderstanding of how great our administration actually is. This is also exactly why Joe Biden wants to mobilize troops to the Ukrainian Russian border. You see Joe Biden thinks he can get moderates and people on the center right to think more highly of him if he's going to try to quote unquote put wins on the board for foreign intervention. Play cut 50. The current situation demands that we reinforce the deterrent and defensive posture on NATO's eastern Flank. President Biden has been clear that the United States will respond to the growing threat to Europe's security and stability. Our commitment to NATO article 5 and collective defense remains ironclad. As part of this commitment and to be prepared for a range of contingencies, the United States will soon move additional forces to Romania, Poland and Germany. So you're starting to see a lot of activity overseas, and it's by no mistake. This is all by design. You know, I'm glad to see the leader of ISIS taken out obviously. I'm not glad to see the escalation of troops in the eastern theater. But it's all trying to distract from what is happening domestically, which is a rise in crime, drug overdoses, suicides, incredibly weak economic figures, half a million people, displaced from the job market, otherwise that would not. A total failure when it came to allowing early interventions when it comes to treatment to the COVID-19 virus or the Fauci virus as we'd call it, and so when you look at what's happening overseas, you could call it a wag the dog effect. Here's the big
Islamic State leader killed during US raid in Syria
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ISIS Leader Dies During U.S. Special Forces Raid in Syria
"Who you are breaking news until hours ago. Abu Ibrahim Al Hashemi Al karoshi was the head of ISIS. He's dead. You have special forces striking and Idlib Syria, a place that's about 300 miles from Jerusalem. So it's a lot closer to Michael Oren's land than to ours, although I think Michael Lawrence and the U.S. today, former ambassador from Israel to the United States, doctor Michael oran, good morning, doctor Aaron. What's this headline mean to you? It's always welcome news with a leader of ISIS or Al-Qaeda or Hamas or Hezbollah gets to pass out of this world. I just was never particularly due to the major threat by Israel. You should know Hugh. The ISIS from our perspective was several thousand men mostly with light arms and machine guns on the backs of trucks. Our biggest threat of his bola was a 150,000 rockets pointed at our city. That's a major threat. But that doesn't mean we're anyway not relieved to see one of the major commanders of ISIS eliminated.
Dr. Fauci Used COVID Lockdowns to Get Rid of Trump
"So I will say that foushee did this deliberately and also we had the backing of Democratic Party because what other way were they going to get with Donald Trump without using COVID and lockdowns as an excuse? That's how they did it. I'm telling you, I said it, I said it all year. I said it all through 2020. If this doesn't play out better, they're gonna use COVID as they in any way they can to get Trump out of office. And now the countryside is buyers remorse. Buyers remorse, my gosh, can these polls I've never seen pulls this bad? I mean, Biden is going to go down as one of the worst presidents in American history. The guy is the most unpopular president we've ever had. And now he's rushing to the microphones to brag about taking out an ISIS leader. And I'm glad we got the ISIS leader, but what's happened in this country is beyond shameful.
Florida man gets 16 years for spreading terrorist propaganda
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Why Joe Kent Felt Called to Run for Congress in Washington State
"If you live in Washington support this man Joe can't for Congress dot com that's Joe can't for Congress dot com 20 years serving this nation also his wife Shannon paid the ultimate price in Syria killed by the ISIS jihadists explain to us for millions of listeners across the nation. Why you've decided to not just have the quiet life you've bled enough for this nation? Why are you serving it again as a civilian Joe? You know, really, that's what I intended to do after my late wife was killed by resigned from government service and wanted to just come back here to home to the Pacific Northwest to raise my kids. But the way that the last election was stolen the way that the left weaponized all the violence of 2020 using antifa and BLM, I realized that our country was at war. It was just a war back here at home, and everything that I've seen since Biden was installed has really pointed to the fact that we are almost under totalitarian control and seeing how Republicans will not fight most Republicans or the rhinos will not fight. These are the same people that Thornton president Trump for his entire four years that really led to my wife being left in Syria after Trump tried to get us out. These people will not defend us. So when my representative Jamie hurry about their voted for the impeachment of president Trump, I knew that it wasn't a matter of, hey, is this the best thing for me to do right now? It was a matter of I'm being called to serve again to go and fight because this isn't politics as normal. We are at war and we need to be going to war against the left and against the rhinos.
"isi" Discussed on Bro History
"There's one more story you wanted to cover right the. Yeah yeah. i'll make this one quake because this is interesting kind of recap. We haven't talked about North korea in a while. So i thought. I'd bring this up because this hit my radar Just this. I think it was like last week. But north korea apparently turned on one of those reactors again the nuclear reactors so report came out and annual report by the un's atomic watchdog. And it said that north korea apparently has restarted a nuclear reactor. That is believed to be producing plutonium for nuclear weapons. Yea we're gonna start this one up again so barely recently. Since early july this year there have been some increased signs of use specifically. They've been able to notice through satellite imagery Like these This young yongbyon facility which the nuclear facility there were discharging a bunch of cooling water Which apparently has to do with increased activity in nuclear production at these facilities. And i don't think i need to say this but obviously turning on a nuclear reactor could mean the ability to produce more nukes. And that's what the un atomic watchdog is basically warning us about their also Some interesting report In in this report that said that there was indications of mining activities at iranian mine Implant at pyongsung and That activity was also coupled with some additional activity that they spotted at a facility in gangs on that is evidently a it's a suspected covert enrichment facility And so all these scientists are you know Postulating at this point That north korea currently has the capacity to produce materials for four to six bombs a year. And obviously take that with a grain of salt because the intelligence is sparse. That don't have people on the ground or anything like that. And they're literally just looking at them with satellites. But on monday on monday To the report and they said that this quote underscores the urgent need for dialogue and diplomacy..
"isi" Discussed on Bro History
"Friday saturday and sunday and also they throw him a bone and they said okay. You can also play an hour at the same time for me to nine on any public holiday and when i read this unlike. Wow that's fucking crazy. But then i learned that. Apparently they've already had similar restrictions. They just tightened it up so previously china had limited the length of time that like people under eighteen can play video games too One and a half hours on any day and three hours on holidays until twenty nineteen. I mean excuse me under the twenty nineteen rules so apparently since twenty nineteen kids from age of zero to eighteen could only play video games for one hour day An hour and a half a day. Monday through saturday mother through sunday and they can get three hours on holidays. And i didn't even know this. And i i'm of not surprised but also it's kind of fucking weird you know. And and apparently these restrictions are supposed to apply to any device like including phone games And they're trying some weird shit to get this done. So apparently gaming companies will be barred from providing services any kind of gaming services to miners in any form outside of those hours and those gaming companies are required to ensure that they have this. I don't really understand it very well. But it's called real name verification systems where they can verify that you know who they are and whether or not they can play and at what time can they play. I guess reason why. I'm talking about this is like you know. Why does it matter. If chinese kids can play video games or not and obviously the answer is money either. The chinese games market is expected to generate something like forty five billion dollars in revenue in two thousand twenty one. And that's more than the united states. So this news is obviously creating a gaming related stock plummet. And i'm obviously not a financial adviser but maybe it might be time to buy some cheap stocks Some some interesting ones. One tack investment company called process. They own a twenty nine percent stake in the chinese. Social media and gaming company called. ten cent They were down one point. Four five percent on monday While other gaming companies like ubisoft and embrace her group both fell over two percent and then another chinese listed company net fell over six percent so lot of money bleeding dry. I'm i think it's crazy And my only question here is how the hell they can pull it off. Yeah how would they track that. I mean i. Evidently they're they're going to force gaming companies to say like if you want games in our country you have to put these like named verification systems in place like age verification is just kinda like.
"isi" Discussed on Bro History
"They're also saying that this could be record breaking famine and it really makes me wonder like how this might compare to the situation because obviously yemen is arguably one of the worst famines he you know in decades themselves but in the past The government has been denying that it was blocking aid to the tigray region. But it did say that it was concerned about security which i read that as a dog whistle for a blockade right or concerned about security. But we're definitely not doing a blockade A spokesperson for the government said that the number of checkpoints between the regions has actually been reduced. But what's interesting is that inside of tigray itself. The ability to move stuff around has been getting better but the problem is that they're not able to get new trucks into the region so there's a lot of logistics a lot of bureaucracy there basically turning into this this into like a defacto blockade and a lot of these aid workers that are working in the tigray region. Say that they need like something like one hundred trucks with provisions to come into tigray every single day in order to keep up but not a single truck has gotten through since late august so this is turning into a bit of a problem because bentley a lot of these agencies in the tigray region have run out of food to distribute in most of the areas in the tigray and when people get hungry. That's when violence escalates. Bso so there's a lot of conflict that's happening right here in and the the longer the t gray area region is is being blockaded in isn't allowed to get you know these these foodstuffs and these medicines the more conflict this is going to create you know in this in this ten month long conflict that were already seen. I can't help but think like if feels kind of like yemen. Do you see those parallels. Henry are they not lettings aden or they're denying that so they're denying it for sure But they're saying some suspicious she had like i mentioned..
"isi" Discussed on Bro History
"To keep this thing going They i mean they have zero experience covering all they have experience fighting right they can if they pursue the wrong policies. They can really fuck things up for themselves but going back to iran. They're most likely going to have refugee problems. You know if they have refugees of hard line sunnis that could be an issue to get So i don't. I don't think that they're very happy about this. I think it's gonna be a net loss for them in the in the foreign policy realm. Yeah i mean when we were talking about. You know the fall of afghanistan. A couple episodes ago and i was relating to the vietnam war. You know a big problem. That came out of the north taking over control. I after the us pulled out was the refugee problem and that really destabilize the region a lot like it was his pretty bad. So and and we're talking about like southern vietnamese. People i wouldn't necessarily characterize them as like militants right. But if you start getting some line as you said hard line sunnis crossing. The border might be a problem for the area in general. It's not it's the app. It's very foggy You want to jump on to our next topic. Yeah sure I wanted to talk about ethiopia. Forbid it's been like a year almost since we talked about the last and i was just like they're still fucking fighting. You know the tigray crisis is still going on. And it hasn't seized up. That's still that's still going on now. That talking about ten months in the making. So i guess the new the new thing. That's happening right now is that there's a pretty effective blockade going on in the tigray region. Right how even though. The official ethiopian government denies it So you know like. I said there's over ten months of fighting between the federal army in ethiopia and you know And the tigray rebel forces which has obviously left a lot of people. You know In harm's way Specifically civilians who are right now at this point in desperate need of assistance like food and medicine all kinds of stuff And before it kind of in the meat and potatoes of this potential crisis here. I want to give you a quick run. Through of the back story of what's going on in ethiopia It'll be the short version. So if you really want more information you can scroll back to november of last year when we did an episode on ethiopia to kind of the full story but The short version is that Last november i november fourth The ethiopian prime minister Abi ahmad launched an a military offensive The tigray great people's liberation front or not p l f Which is basically the governing authority in northern if the opn region of tigray and the teepee allegedly did like some nighttime assault on. You know a major ethiopian national defence force base in tigray And that resulted in the killing of some non tigray soldier so in other words you know federal soldiers and they tried to loot a bunch of heavy artillery and weapons and other equipment as all allegedly depends on who you ask But there's been as a result of this a ton of civilian casualties Good numbers were kinda hard to confirm early on. Because they the the ethiopian government actually put it in an internet phone blackout At the time for the entire tigray region..
"isi" Discussed on Bro History
"Sources claimed expected their proteges to fight against the pakistani government it also sole role for them to fight or at least stand as a bulwark against the afghan taliban. See fall innis. Yeah they're kind of trying to play the play the same group the other way. I was reading your favorite publication mood of alabama. Okay and they were saying well you know. the ss basically the cia. So since the end. Es had a relationship with these hardliners before they must be responsible for the the bombing during the evacuation. Leave it up to moon of alabama to tied together points. That shouldn't be tied. I mean. I mean hey i mean at a very confident. That's not true. Well out of every hundred things that they say about one of them turns out to be right so maybe this one might be that one who knows they say some pretty weird shit though so This goes on to say how You know split started to emerge in ranks. t t p Following their leader's death and these militants they ended up turning to their local warlords But all right. I'm gonna read again. The chain of command with a t t p center as well as relations with local afghan taliban were strained by the increasingly predatory behavior of these militants to regularly engage in money extortion kidnappings in ransom taking charting and both afghans and pakistanis. They was messages to actual or presumed bridge sympathizers of the afghan taliban and of the t. t. p. in pakistan pakistani and afghan house asking them for huge amounts of money if the recipients failed to heed that requests they'll be threatened. I'm not gonna read the entire report but there's this huge section on like you know they were just engaging in a lot of extortion criminal activity so layer doing things like setting up checkpoints kidnapping people All the rancid bunny like all this really just kinda thuggish brutish thought that was going on in afghanistan for sounds like everything madhur tells about in the last yasser yeah they also appear to be prepping preparing for a major battle transporting huge shipments of weapons from thiru valley in the khyber khyber agency with unprecedented quantity and frequency this coincided with a new wave of Families from arriving from the khyber agency and north wasserstein in part this was triggered by the pakistani army operation. Khyber one which started in october two thousand fourteen in a subsequent operation khyber to which started in march..
"isi" Discussed on Bro History
"The it's part of a healthy balanced breakfast for the sugary frosted brand devices. Yeah right but on the interwebs as soon as the word isis k. Turned up in the mainstream. A lot of people are like. Yeah right give me a break. This sounds like a bunch of bullshit like mice as as time. there's a new variant of isis. Now they're just making up variants vices out of the two k. there's not even isis. Abcd j h i j. There's not even an isis j. It's funny that you have to do that. Some letters not to go too crazy on tangent. isis k. It is a real thing. And i really. Don't blame people for reacting like this. Because i think the same reaction if i hadn't read about them before so the k. Stands for course on so course on is a historical term for a region that includes central asia so present-day iran afghanistan pakistan and They are pretty much a relatively small and obscure off shoot of the islamic state of iraq syria. So they're not the same guys as the people just if they're not the same guys. Why are they still isis. Though should it be. Like i don't know ice is just as well. Isis is kind of our word for them. But they're they're not the same guys. Obviously us guys in iraq syria. They're not nearly as successful as they were. Isis in iraq and syria. They successfully created a caliph. It for a while. This group has done no such thing so and they're much smaller as well. So i mean the level of people or the amount of people that i read every single source seems to have a different estimate. But we're talking about like two thousand three thousand four thousand maybe five thousand people max. It's not some looming hord but at the same time they are dangerous terrorist group. They take killed. I think at this point is what one hundred seventy people including you know. Thirteen twelve marines in one navy personnel. They slaughtered viciously a lot of people In that attack they are violent and you know they are suicide bombing nut shops now. I'll be the first one to really mitt. I haven't really known about them for that long. They haven't really been on my radar. Be a phony liar. If i said they were i learned about them last year. And what got me thinking about them. Was this washington post article that was published in october of last year. And it's titled our secret. Talal bent air force inside the clandestine. Us campaign to help our longtime enemy defeat isis and articles. All about how. The us was acting as a talibans air force. So i have it. I had some quotes pulled up. I'm gonna go through some of it. And i think you'll find some of this interesting the. Us military has been quietly helping the taliban to weaken the islamic state and its kohner nor stronghold with the taliban fighting the islamic state and are a peace deals always going to require at least tacit us towel and taliban cooperation against their mutual foe in march days after us diplomats and taliban representatives inked a withdrawal deal. Doha general frank. Mackenzie the top us commander for afghanistan and the middle east told the house armed services committee that the taliban had received very limited support from us total air quotes on the very limited support us right. Yeah very limited support from us. He declined to elaborate and the form that support took has not been publicly revealed but inside jay sock..
"isi" Discussed on Bro History
"And he's like hey is everybody. Okay and mike. Yeah why what do you mean. He's like the fucking storm and then my other friend posted this video of his street. And it's just like this fucking river of water like covering the street. And i grew up in that area and and you know i can tell immediately how bad it was and then my brother stetson starts enemy some pictures literally. He lives near like one of those water runoff. Where the rain water runs off a little canal or dyke or whatever they call them and that thing totally over flooded where the water level was above like standard sedan. Car level like there was just the very tip of a car. You can see his car. His wife's car got swept away. It's like gone. it was. They found it like a block and a half away Which was nuts. Totally told his basements totally flooded but they had a lot of their stuff in in In like plastic buckets and stuff like that and Yeah i mean even. My mom was text me today this morning. She was like. I was trying to get the work and like literally. Everything's a river. She can even go to work Super wild and meanwhile i'm sitting here none-the-wiser not even realizing that that like all those catastrophes happening which is is crazy. I feel pretty emblematic of the last year. That i've spent in this apartment building which basically sucks me into what's going on in the outside world. Well that was basically me during hurricane. Sandy yep me too letter that one also so hurricane sandy. I had just moved to manhattan just out of college and I lived in the upper side. The upper east side was like the only place that was really spared major damage in the city or in the new york area of the upper side. And there's some other neighborhoods in manhattan. That really didn't get hit too hard. But it was quite a pleasurable week off. And i feel really bad about saying that because i know a lot of people i mean. There's a lot of people who passed away sat right and tragically but a lot of my friends. They were living in shit because they were you know. Most of my friends are from block island and lost power for a couple of weeks. There were standing in line at starbucks charge. Their phones people were eating and killing each other over gas. Just it was just totally crazy. People with each other over gas we survived. So that's all that matters. Were able to podcast and other day. We're able to podcast another day so I guess There's a lot to talk about today. First and foremost the response that we got from last episode with matthew. Hoh has been excellent. If you guys haven't listened to that episode yet go back and listen to it because it's really important. I guess they continue on the topic of afghanistan which we largely spoke about the The failures in the systemic lying in the national security state. You know everyone was lying about it. But i guess there's so much skepticism that's going on right now that no one really wants to take anything at face value so isis k. Here we you heard that word. Yep here we go isis k. It sounds kind of like a new co variant or serial. Actually i did think cereal. The first time. I heard it like ice. Special take came to margaret k this..
"isi" Discussed on Bro History
"But since then we've like invested billions of dollars into the levy systems in louisiana and other places and apparently seems has worked out pretty well against bigger storm But here's looking forward to that trillion dollar infrastructure program. Were probably gonna need it here. In the northeast eat did kill some people though not underscore that the numbers keep going up to. It's really sad. It's something like fifty. People die between virginia new england. Twelve of them were in new york city and actually twenty three in new jersey alone Including four people in a basement apartment in my hometown of elizabeth new jersey which was nuts so i want to hear your story like what you know. How how you weathered the storm. And then i'll tell you until you my much more boring but funny story well. My kitchen flooded so what happened. Was my kitchen flooded. I did not even really harsh on the third floor. I'm on the third floor. My kitchen flooded but not because the water rose to the third floor. It's because the rain It just pulverized through our roof. Because i live four story on the third floor before story of afford story of a four-storey nand somehow the rain was getting into the apartment above me. And there's like massive leakage going in from the apartment above me down to my apartment so i hear my fiance scream like oh no mouse or something. I walk in there and then you're just water dripping everywhere just like it's like if someone turnoff faucet so i'm basically like taking pots and pans and i'm trying to catch the water and i'm literally taking his water and i'm pouring it into our sink so it's like i'm gonna sinking boat and i do that. I'm doing this for like two and a half hours almost three hours. Cheese display catching his water. I have like maybe like ten pots. Because there's leaks everywhere. I live in an old apartment and like a million towels on the floor. Disa- soak up as much water as i can. It was crazy. That's nuts man. I mean at the very least you know like totally flooded like like some of the folks that were in like these basement apartments and stuff. Oh yeah it was just in my kitchen. So i mean if you're going to pick a place to flood might as well be there might as well be either the kitchen bathroom. I hit my bedroom or our living space and all my office or like over latronic appliances and that would be. That'd be no. But i mean the only damage that i have is that you never just going to have to have someone paint over. All the warped painting probably put some drywall The clog up these holes but really wasn't that big of a deal. We did so much. Mitigation like water. Mitigation that we were able to get out of it without major damage. It just took all night of like he. That's annoying plugging these holes up and catching catchiness water with pots and pans. It was it was interesting. But i gotta show you these videos that ridiculous i'd love to see them But speaking of videos. I actually got a couple of my on my boring but funny story was that i'm actually in a newer building and on the sixth floor. So you. I was in almost no danger of flooding whatsoever and I mean i knew that there was a storm. Come in Obviously knew that it was raining and a news raining hard. But you know cutting my little ivory tower. That i'm sitting here. I had no idea how bad it was didn't have the news on all day. I was working until pretty late that day. And you know around eight o'clock. At night i get a text message from my brother Like an in a thread with a bunch of my buddies from new jersey..
"isi" Discussed on Today, Explained
"Power in afghanistan so this is a tricky question in afghanistan itself. Because you'll have groups like the taliban but they i'll tell what are composed of networks. So you'll have factions within the taliban you have individual commanders And as we saw when the taliban gain power in the nineties lost power after the us invasion two thousand one and then gain power again is lots of commanders will switch sides So right now. The taliban are quite strong They've captured a bunch of us equipment. There was a huge prestige boost. They have all the support from pakistan So they're going to be a very strong force in afghanistan and afghanistan will probably know more stability than is known for a year is because the core of the civil war that's going to diminish but the taliban arkan have complete control of the country Parts of it are simply very remote. So geography is kind of an enemy and there'll be areas that The locals oppose the taliban enough to fight effectively. There may be foreign governments. And we don't know this yet but there may be some like the united states that actually support opposition to the taliban so there are going to be a lot of challenges that hoban face but that said They were pretty effective in the nineties and consolidating troll and expect them to consolidate control over much of the country within the next year reasonably efficiently. So there there is some chance for some sort of stability in afghanistan though it sounds like it does look like that stability will come from whatever the taliban plans to do. I think that's exactly right. So it'll be stability with a effectively. Tyrannical government and the good news for afghans is that the death and misery of civil war will will diminish and again. I think you'll continue in parts of the country but we'll be at a much lower level but it comes at an extremely steep price and allow the progress. We've seen afghanistan. The last years is going to go away. We're almost exactly two weeks out from the twenty year anniversary of nine eleven. I know you served on the nine eleven commission. Do you feel like the united states is safer after two wars. Hundreds of thousands dead and trillion spent this war on terror. I want to answer your question. Mary carefully so i feel the. Us homeland is definitely safer now than it was right before. Nine eleven We have better home on defense. There's better global intelligence cooperation their efforts to go after bake havens wherever they might appear on an all that has kept the american homeland safer however there parts of the world and the middle east is a big example where you saw these massive civil wars development. They developed for lots of reasons but the region self is stabilized and that's going to create kind of persistent problems that allow these groups some of which are linked to al qaeda some of which are linked isis and allows them to persist. So i would say where you stand on. This very much depends on where you live. And if you're an american living in the us homeland i think the risk is diminished again. Not gone but diminished.
"isi" Discussed on Today, Explained
"More with dan. In a minute thanks to. At.
"isi" Discussed on Today, Explained
"The name implies. This is a branch of the islamic state..
"isi" Discussed on Post Reports
"That line and willing to despite knowing it was very real continued to search people. I mean for me. it's there's nuance here where you can look at it and say man. This is awful and at the same time. Look at it and say man. These people continue to do this kind of work knowing how ugly messy can get. Dan lamothe covers the us military. Lena muhammed produced the story after the break. We'll hear from an afghan journalist. Who left afghanistan right before the taliban took over. We'll be right back..
"isi" Discussed on Post Reports
"Well as heartbroken. He acknowledged how big of an undertaking. This hold. accusation has been that the threat was known that can people continue to do their jobs. Anyway the president has promised that they will go after this group. Those who carried out this attack as well as anyone who wishes america harm. No this we will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down to make you pay. I'll defend our interests in our people with every measure at my command. The challenge will be. What can they feasibly do without sort of the big footprint of us forces that we've had in afghanistan over the years. I think the united states is going to be caught here in between what they might wanna do and what they can feasibly do without throwing a lot of forces at the problem. Mr president there had not been a us. Servicemember killed in combat in afghanistan. Since february of twenty twenty. You set a deadline. You pulled troops out you send troops back in and out. Twelve marines are dead. You said the buck stops with you. Do you bear any responsibility for the way that things have unfolded in the last two weeks. I bear responsibility for fundamentally all this happened of late. But here's the deal you know. I wish you one day say these things you know as well as i do that a former president made a deal with the taliban we get all american forces out of afghanistan by may one in return. The commitment was made. That was a year before it returned. He was given a commitment. If the taliban would continue to attack others but would not attack any american forces. Remember that being serious one thing that did strike me as there. Was this long pause. Where president biden was asked a question and kind of broad his two hands up to his face and and look down and it almost seemed like the room around him. Faded for a second That he was sort of considering what to say and do how to respond to. Do you think that people have any mccain the way of things that happened. I think they have an issue that people are like to get hurt. Some as we've seen got killed and that it is messy. I mean i'm not in his head but it but it seemed to me that that was that was a moment where the weight of the job becomes pretty clear. The i'm sure the way. The job was very clear throughout the day. But in that moment especially at i it seemed at least evident to the outsider. So then what does this attack mean for. The rest of the evacuations that need to happen before august thirty first i think the question for me there is. How do you define who sort of made the cut there. As thursday were apparently about five thousand evacuees left in the airport. Those people that have already been screened already. Been cleared and the expectation is the majority of those people flow out in the next day or two The second question though is what do you do with some of those afghans who have assisted us over. The years who's package of information was not yet completed not yet fully approved. Are they left on the outside looking in and the expectation is i think certainly some of them will be but in terms of the sort of the big evacuation effort as it has looked over the last few weeks. That's basically all but all over the next few days Kind of moving into august. Thirty first are mostly going to be Starting to pack up starting to Shrink down that presence Which takes a lot of time And it's gonna take several days for the us military alone to move from more than five thousand troops to down three to one thousand and every time you do that you increase the threat on those left because there's just not as many people left to kind of hold the line. Hold the perimeter. Make sure everybody's safe. I think the irony here that is apparent to many americans and certainly pointed out to biden on thursday is that he has said over and over again. One of the primary goals of leaving afghanistan leaving afghanistan now is to preserve the lives of members of the military and to stop having americans dying in a war that we maybe don't have a stake in anymore and it does seem like if that was the goal. Then this attack has made that goal failure. I think by that metric Yeah i think something. He's gonna have to wrestle with for a while. I would say that as far as strictly through the lens of what we're doing here We don't necessarily have big interests in the country writ large anymore it seems like. There's pretty broad. bipartisan agreement. On that but we do have a massive stake in this evacuation and getting out as many people as we can. And that's why we were willing to send a nation six thousand people back in In uniform and that's why those marines and soldiers were willing to hold.
"isi" Discussed on Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill
"Us us-backed syrian rebels. The islamic state's execution videos had one struck fear in us citizens but now isis fighters were on the run fleeing small patches of syria that isis still control russell was running to. I didn't realize it back then. But as i look back on it now i think russell knew he was going to die. He didn't wanna die mystery. I wanted to To explain something here. I'm very sad about about things that happened. You know but at the same time Have to be honest about About the way the things things happened you know and We are here communicating because we have righteous goals for the both of us. So we have to be honest. We have to say the truth. You know I can't begin to tell you russell story and the questions that surrounded him without first telling you about samuel's mccosh. Sammy was a slender young man. Who came to the united states. When he was thirteen years old he and his family had fled the war in kosovo and settled in florida. Sammy suffered from schizo affective disorder. Meaning that he struggled to separate fantasy from reality in an effort to treat disease. Sammy turned to islam into russell who became his religious mentor. following a chance encounter at a mosque in december. Two thousand nine. You have a prepaid call..
"isi" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"I keep going back to it but you really. It's it's just the story of of prevention of widespread recruitment in the us My colleagues in civil liberties and civil rights organizations will say that is way too broad of a statute it allows for way too much freedom for law enforcement to police extreme thoughts but just from a purely practical standpoint. it is quite effective sexually. I think it might be interesting. Walkers through a bit how the material support statute works and how it plays into fbi investigation. So what is what is the line between say you know first amendment protected speech and something that would plausibly put you over the line into material support land. And how does the fbi navigate that line and use that line to their advantage. When doing these investigations yes. So there's the the bible. The fbi was the dialogue. Great the domestic investigations oversight guide. Which gives you a run down exactly how you can open up. A an assessment or preliminary investigation are fulfilled investigation When it comes to terrorist investigations and when the file for and things like that. So the material support clause it has included action right so it's not one thing to talk about. How great isis on twitter. That's not enough to open a product to open up. Investigation has to be an overt action and that over action is pretty broad. But it can be. I you know bought a ticket To go go turkey. That's my overt action. I transferred fifty dollars through western union. To guy in raka. that's the overt action and so once that once that happens. All bets are off when it comes to rest. They tended to prioritize things by connections. So if gentlemen from indiana which just spouting her mouth off about. How great isis. That really didn't rise to the level of fulfilled investigation but if that individual westbound this mouth Grade isis is also deeming jinadu sane or macedonia a number of other people. That's when they start. Start jumping in. I think one thing that sometimes gets overlooked. So how many material support cases has the government lost in the united states of handful. Not even a ten So the the most famous case in the isis cases would be omar mateen's wife was charged with terrorism related activities department. Just argued that she helped. Omar stakeout pulse nightclub ultimately. Jerry appears found that to be not not true and she was acquitted but doj generally batting a thousand now. So they'll say yeah we're batting a thousand but look at the cases we don't bring up. You've got thousand active investigations. We only charge two hundred people. You do the math. We're only bring the cases that are that are ready to win. There is some some truth in that. But i think you know the deck is set. Pretty good most of our folks. The americans tended to plead out before they went to trial. They looked at the stats and said you know. It's probably better to flip and and admit to guilt and then hope for lesser sentence but it just depended on the case the other thing i think to look at it is not just the materials tariff clause but also the false statements the fbi. I mean that was. That was the thing that the. Fbi constantly hung their hat on when they didn't have enough of a case to build for a twenty year sentence on charge individual for false statements. The fbi so a great case of that would be like say could amati from South carolina him. His father and his brother go join go or syria. They join up without newsra on nausea in raka isis takes over the town and Our guy becomes the go between between isis announced in israel when the few cases of an american joint to foreign terrorist organizations. He gets back to the states after after some time over there. He gets stuck the airport when he lands and the fbi agent says. Hey listen save you know. My name's joe fbi. And i. i have some questions for you. Is it true that you ran the facebook page for newsra. So it says no not definitely didn't do that no way right so automatically you now got him for false. Dame's the fbi. Because you've got the wiretaps of of him posting on facebook. And so that is with tears. Enhancement eight years until you saw the fbi. Lean on that quite a bit. Now there's a there's an end to that tale that i think is important. Which is most of these guys are getting out. They got arrested for false statements at this point know. We're five years into to isis of arrest in so a lot of these cases which i think the fbi would say we were very concerned about but we had to do something so they wouldn't commit an attack there now staring at at a release date very soon and so the hot to figure out that actually means Related to that one thing. That is interesting about the. Us versus europe is the relative length of prison sentences for people accused of links to isis. So talk a little bit about how sentences in the us work relative to europe. Because i do think that's one important difference between how things work here verses over the pond. it's orders of magnitude longer. You know the average prison sentence for a typical deer paean case would be two to five years. If you're lucky. In the early cases the average presents an isis supporter in america is something north of twelve years and so we've had cases of people getting life in prison for attempted plot. And so it means that you know from the that's great. You put him away the deal with the problem anymore for my perspective you know. I'm not sure that solves the issue right. So you know we've been arresting and charging and sentencing join organizations since before nine eleven But let's just go for nine eleven right if it's been twenty years since then in the average presents his twelve he you know you do. The math. And a lot of these individuals are getting out And we haven't set up a system in the bureau of prisons to do some level of deportation or disengagement or reforming for lack of a better word. We also have set up a system for probation services to probation for isis supporters. All over the map right. So you've got judges that will send someone to six years for false statements the fbi and then tack on a life probation of amino use of electronics of lives whereas another case. Still get twenty years of a sentence but you know probation on the back end. It's just there's no rhyme or reason to how judges on determine the sentence the argue that they're looking at sentencing guidelines and examples from the past. But when you look at it just it seems to be all over the map a great example that would be you know yesterday. Sam l. johnny. Who is a woman from indiana who traveled to syria with her husband and her young kids held up a easy..
"isi" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Here's how you should drop the video on telegram to us when you're done and what you're done that maybe we can talk about you. Join the islamic state and so we had something north of six deadly attacks in the us. A number of those people were tied to this legion of doom. In in syria plan holding these americans in fact once dod and the fbi connected together and started systematically killing these people taking them off the battlefield. We saw the number of plots in the us dramatically. Drop so that in ways that makes sense right that a large relatively large number of the attacks and attempted attacks in. Us had to do with these guys. But what about the ones. That didn't so how about the people who didn't have any sort of interaction with this type of extensive interaction with people in iraq and syria. What what are some general trends that you notice that to remove these people from passive interest to active attack planning execution. First of all intended to be unsophisticated a tax so a gentleman in ohio drove his car through university and injured a number of people a attack in new york similar vehicular attack in new york they tend to be not well coordinated attacks one off events a knifing the universe at the mall of america in minnesota for example it usually the trigger usually. Is that most of these. If not all of the cases of of a deadly attack in the us it occurred after an fbi investigation. Harry started so these individuals knew they were under investigation maybe. Fbi decided to close the case or or continue on but they knew there are under investigation so they knew they couldn't travel into. They focused their way inwards. Now the outlier on this talk to escape a tax. Would omar mateen the gentleman who killed on dozens of people at the pulse nightclub a few years ago. That was an individual who staked out his attack plan. Had a number of guns in planet out pretty Systematically and he did it obviously for a call for isis in the nine nine. One one call announces. He's doing it because dod killed nicest member And that he had had been a big fan of but most of these attacks tend to be relatively unsophisticated deadly but good. And how does that compare to the the world of al qaeda attacks. it's similar to to homegrown terrorist attacks or inspired by al qaeda. But i think the the contrast here would be attacks in europe so number of attacks in europe were coordinated and executed by returning foreign fighters individuals. Who spent time in syria iraq contrast that with the us where we've had something like twenty four individuals come back from their time in syria and iraq most those individuals come back disillusioned disenchanted. Only one of those individuals came back with express plan to commit an attack here the homeland so you mentioned this a bit earlier but there are real differences in the way that isis operates in the us and in europe. I wonder if you could just out of bit more so you had you had talked about how in particular in europe you find real concentrated clusters of people in specific neighborhoods in which you can find relatively high numbers of isis sympathetic people in the us. That just doesn't really exist so talk a bit more about that. And how that sort of shapes the different ways that these that isis has evolved in america versus in europe. That that's important point. I think when you look at europe the perfect example for uk Which had dozens of members go join on the islamic state and you had handouts and leaflets and people setting up tables on the streets talking about how great the caliphate was. Now was never explicitly calgary. Isis was but it was the general idea of a caliphate was was pretty good for them and i think that's the takeaway from the book is. You're more likely join nation if your best friend joins tear station in contrast to what that with the us nobody's handing out leaflets at times square about how great the islamic state is we. Just don't have that network here. I hearken back to what i talked about before that's because our law enforcement approach is much more aggressive than our european counterparts. We can't discount them for terrorism clause so that allows for the fbi interject themselves in the process so much sooner than than anybody else in the western world so the idea of material sports so providing yourself to join isis. that's Enough arrest in twenty years in. So you drive to o'hare airport. You're getting picked up pretty quickly whereas in the early days of isis traveled to syria and iraq wasn't inherently crime in europe. Right she had numbers of five thousand folks who traveled over there contrast to that to the. Us where he had something about three hundred people who attempted to or or did travel to syria iraq. Relatively small numbers. Now there's also the no fly list so that makes things a little bit more difficult for american jihadist and we also can't discount geographical location right. It's a little bit harder to get on a plane to turkey and cross the border than it is when you're in europe and so when you reading book spoken and even when we're having this conversation the part of the us government that comes up time and time again is the fbi so just talk about. Just how big of a role. The fbi and federal criminal law in general particularly the material support statute plays in countering homegrown extremism in the us ms elephant in the room. You know the fbi had active investigations in all fifty states of static active investigations. They also had a number of individuals Trolling online looking for supporters. And so time and time again. We look at a rest in america. You realize an individual and american will reach out to a nicest supporter give pretty far along in the process and then fast forward when arrested in that person they reached out to was a was an undercover agent. In fact the got so good at it. Actually that the fbi was started. Connecting so isis started. Connecting would be supporters with fbi informant. So he had a bunch of isis operatives working at araca who would get pinged by americans insane. I want to go join isis. And the guys in rocket say that's great. You know we should talk to my trusted friend. This guy online. He'll help you get there. Well that guy online was an fbi. Informant the fbi had already set up the whole system to take you talking about large apparatus. Fifty six field offices. Two hundred plus joint task force according to the state and local level for this We also saw a relatively large coordination at the state level too so particularly for minors. So if you were a sixteen year old kid thing you might join isis. The department of justice was low. Charge you with material support terrorism for a variety of reasons many which i believe are valid right but the state local officials had no hesitation to to charge someone with a gun charge if you're sixteen or seventeen year old. Who's thinking about joining isis. So there's a level of between the two organizations and like you said the material support terrorism clause. I keep going back to it but you really. It's it's just the story of of prevention of widespread recruitment in the us My colleagues in civil liberties and civil rights organizations will say that is way too broad of a statute it allows for way too much freedom for.
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