ISIS has released a new video threatening attacks on America and mocking the government over it’s shoddy handling of intelligence. Meanwhile president Obama has claimed there is no credible threat of an attack over the Thanksgiving period.
The propaganda video, released by the Islamic State’s Al-Hayat Media Center, specifically mentions the fact that CENTCOM, the Army’s intelligence arm, has been allegedly cooking reports to make it appear that the Obama administration’s actions against ISIS have been in any way successful.
As Infowars has reported, CENTCOM employees have claimed that they were given “implied orders” not to report facts on the ground in Iraq regarding terrorist activity. Instead, they were encouraged to substitute economic or environmental information for terror related intelligence.
Describing the policy of discarding credible terror intelligence as “really disheartening,” Retired Army Sgt. 1st Class William Kotel said “They’ve spent more money and time trying to push down this intelligence … than they have actually spending time and effort on real security.”
Up to 50 operatives working with CENTCOM, the US Military’s intelligence arm, have chargedthat their assessments of the fight against ISIS and Al Qaeda are being altered by senior officials to paint a more rosy picture, in order to fit with the Obama administration’s claims that the US is winning the war on terror.
It was also claimed last week that senior sources say Obama does not want and will not read intelligence reports on groups “he does not consider terrorists,” despite being on a U.S. list of designated terrorists. Obama has also been slammed for suggesting ISIS is “contained” just hours before the Paris attacks.
This is why when Obama announced yesterday, on the eve of Thanksgiving, that law enforcement officials have received no credible reports of “a plot on the homeland,” practically everyone took it with a pinch of salt.
I feel safe already. Are you kidding me? Isis contained, no credible threat over the holiday. He is a joke. https://t.co/yPaFvZO2R0
— Americas Great (@americasgreat) November 26, 2015
Barack Obama, the guy who skips his daily security briefings, is telling us there is no specific credible threat in US. How would he know?
— Mr T 2 (@GovtsTheProblem) November 26, 2015
— ira (@idesignwis) November 26, 2015
— Conservative (@PepesMom04) November 26, 2015
The latest ISIS video also taunts the US military, saying that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have overstretched it, while ISIS fighters “haunt the mind of your soldiers and sew fear into their hearts.”
The sick video brags about the size of the Islamic State’s khilafah (caliphate), and also laughs at soldier suicide rates.
“America, you claim to have the greatest army history has known,” the narrator mockingly taunts. “You may have the numbers and weapons, but your soldiers lack the will and resolve, still scarred from their defeats in Afghanistan and Iraq. They return dead, or suicidal, with over 6.500 of them killing themselves each year.”
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.