Video: Has ISIS already penetrated the US?

posted at 3:01 pm on September 3, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Here’s another piece of great news about the security of the US, after this morning’s exposure of the resumé of home-grown jihadi Abdirahmaan Muhumed as an airport worker at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport. Last night, Jake Tapper interviewed former CIA agent Bob Baer, who soothed the nation about the threat of infiltration by ISIS into the US. Well, not so much soothed as shrugging his shoulders and saying that it’s almost certainly happened already:

The terrorist group has gained strongholds in eastern Syria and northeastern Iraq, and, according to a former CIA operative, ISIS cells have already infiltrated the U.S.

“The people who collect tactical intelligence on the ground, day-to-day – and this isn’t Washington – but people collecting this stuff say they’re here, ISIS is here, they’re capable of striking,” said CNN national security analyst and former CIA operative Bob Baer.

“They don’t know what their plans and intentions are. But it’s a definite concern,” said Baer.

Last week, we noted a Fox News report that ISIS had plans to infiltrate across the southern border, but we’re not their only target, either. Indonesia has gone on alert in Bali, according to media there, worried about the potential for ISIS to establish “certain pockets” for its organization in the country:

The Karangasem district government in Bali is working with all organisations and religious institutions to anticipate possible infiltration of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)’s ideology, Indonesia’s Antara news agency reported.

Government spokesman I. Putu Arawa on Tuesday called on the public sector in the district to jointly counter the ISIS movement in Indonesia particularly in Karangasem district. …

He warned ISIS has the potential to develop its base in certain pockets in Indonesia, and urged community organisations, scholars and religious leaders to prevent the spread of its ideology in the country.

Bali has been the target of two major, successful terrorist attacks, where Western tourists make for easy targets. Closer to home, Kurds also worry that ISIS will infiltrate as a way to weaken their defenses against the frontal assaults of the terrorist army:

[T]he Kurdish region was dealt another blow this weekend by a rare string of explosions inside its territory, including a car bomb in the regional capital, Erbil.

Isis, which claimed the attacks, has shown that even if it cannot hold Kurdish territory, it will try its best to destabilise it. The question preoccupying locals is who might be helping from the inside. …

But it is not just Arabs who could be Isis sympathisers. Iraqi Kurds have their own homegrown militants. Areas along the Iranian-Iraqi border hosted jihadi groups in the 1990s. Their presence was crushed during the 2003 US invasion.

ISIS is a cancer that is metastasizing. Containment and management will not work for long, especially with Western patience and commitment in notoriously short supply over the last couple of decades and especially now. Unless the global community makes the effort to eradicate it, we will see it grow and present a clear and imminent danger to national and international security.


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Yes, N-S borders are open, and they know it.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 3:02 PM

President Empty-Chair is all over it…

PatriotRider on September 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Not coincidentally 11 planes are missing from Tripoli.

Congratulate Hillary/obama/Power/Kerry on the wonderful successes in Libya and Syria.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Why are we still giving Visas to Muslims? I don’t want ISIS here.

Oil Can on September 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM

The preeze headed out for another round of golf.

‘merican heads are literally cut off on video and TV.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Is this a trick question?

(Puzzler: Spot the pun.)

WhatSlushfund on September 3, 2014 at 3:06 PM

ISIS is a cancer that is metastasizing. Containment and management will not work for long, especially with Western patience and commitment in notoriously short supply over the last couple of decades and especially now. Unless the global community makes the effort to eradicate it, we will see it grow and present a clear and imminent danger to national and international security.

“Who’s up for 18 holes?”
/Preezy

Bitter Clinger on September 3, 2014 at 3:07 PM

‘merican heads are literally cut off on video and TV.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 3:05 PM

Pfffttt. Being patriot was so 20th Century. You need to be a citizen of the world…. /s

Oil Can on September 3, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Oil Can on September 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Visas? They’re just walking across the border with their stuff.

dogsoldier on September 3, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Has ISIS already penetrated the US?

They know sheep, goats and eunuchs well.

Watching the leftist trolls in the last few days has been affirming why obama is president. He is the most dangerous person on Earth today.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Has ISIS already penetrated the US?

Well they are in the State Department and WH , so I’m guessing —-NO ?

burrata on September 3, 2014 at 3:08 PM

Pfffttt. Being patriot was so 20th Century. You need to be a citizen of the world…. /s

Oil Can on September 3, 2014 at 3:08 PM

“Well, duhhhh” — a toothless rube

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Meh, sure another 9/11 may happen, but Dems are one EO away from having a solid voting bloc.

And that’s what is really important after all.

God help us all.

Gatsu on September 3, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Read somewhere they could be focusing on our electrical grids

Stock up on h2o folks just to be safe

cmsinaz on September 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Screw Iraq.
Tired of hearing about that hell hole since 2003.
Keep golfing Mr. President.
Hater gonna hate.

Ned Pepper on August 11, 2014 at 4:20 PM

Thank you, President Obama!

Ned Pepper on August 11, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Actually Obama’s azz is a pretty safe place to be.

Ned Pepper on August 11, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM

I doubt all our airports are free of threat from shoulder fired SAMs and then there’s always this.

butch on September 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM

All IS have to tell the TSA “I’m an endangered kid from Honduras or Guatemala”, or such.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 3:13 PM

Obama will want to grant them amnesty and prevent voter i.d. laws so they can elect someone as weak as Barack to continue the decline of America.

Obama has fulfilled Osama’s goals far better than Bin Laden ever dared dream.

Chaos, thy middle name is Hussein.

profitsbeard on September 3, 2014 at 3:14 PM

No, Ed, we are war weary, we are not ready to give peace a chance. Surely we can talk to these people. Maybe we ladies can wear scarves. Will that help to save us?

Cindy Munford on September 3, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Haven’t I been saying for over a month that they ARE here? Seems like it.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM

11 Jetliners can make one hell of a mess. Worse, if they have managed to smuggle NBC materials across the border, we are in for it.

Coordinated combination attacks.

dogsoldier on September 3, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Resist We Much on September 3, 2014 at 3:15 PM

The IRS in their new black uniforms and armbands will show up at his door in 3…2…1…

dogsoldier on September 3, 2014 at 3:17 PM

Since we know that it is so easy for a muzzie to jump a chain-link fence and fly in a wheel-well of an airplane, ISIS don’t scare me a bit !

burrata on September 3, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Yes, there is an ISIS sympathizer in the Spite House.

ConstantineXI on September 3, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Beheading in New York City

gh on September 3, 2014 at 3:19 PM

butch on September 3, 2014 at 3:11 PM

How many of Libya’s SAMS are unaccounted for.

Remember too, ISIS took possession of one Iraqi WMD bunker a few months back. It was sealed then. Is it still sealed?

Probably not.

dogsoldier on September 3, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Why are we still giving Visas to Muslims? I don’t want ISIS here.

Oil Can on September 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM

For the same reason a British community allowed the sexual exploitation of 1400 female children by Pakistani Muslim men over a 16 year period with full knowledge and permission of the community overseers. The fear of being called racist or Muslimphobic is too great to bear.

butch on September 3, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Apparently, many have yet to get the word that the new primary mission of our national security infrastructure is to make sure Obama’s tee time is properly scheduled and uninterrupted.

Ricard on September 3, 2014 at 3:23 PM

No, Ed, we are war weary, we are not ready to give peace a chance. Surely we can talk to these people. Maybe we ladies can wear scarves. Will that help to save us?

Cindy Munford on September 3, 2014 at 3:16 PM

That’s the ticket!!!!!!!!! Cindy has saved mankind!!!! Nobel Peace Prize to Cindy Munford!!!!

;)

Bitter Clinger on September 3, 2014 at 3:27 PM

“ISIS is a cancer that is metastasizing.”

Great. And here we are stuck with the President AIDS and have no known cure.

Dusty on September 3, 2014 at 3:28 PM

Has ISIS already penetrated the US?

Are you worried about their naked photos being hacked?

WhirledPeas on September 3, 2014 at 3:31 PM

We can count on the CIA to help

http://shoebat.com/2014/08/16/former-cia-director-falls-victim-disinformation-campaign/

Over the last two decades, every U.S. military intervention has been justified by humanitarian concerns. These occurred in areas that had been part of the Ottoman Empire and where secular regimes were replaced by Islamist ones. From bombing Serbia in support of Izetbegovic’s Muslim Regime in Bosnia in 1995 up to the so-called “Arab Spring”, none would have succeeded without American intervention. Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Iraq and Egypt, had also been part of the Ottoman Empire, and also ended up with Islamist influence or complete dominance as a result of U.S. policies.

Today, there is much talk about the rise of the Muslim Caliphate and the CIA; the latter’s former members are not immune from blame. We can even take former CIA Director James Woolsey (1993-95) as an example of someone spreading a disinformation campaign.

The video is even better !

burrata on September 3, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Obama thought he could tame those barbarians with his awesomely awesome awesomeness. He must be crushed to find out that isn’t true.

txsurveyor on September 3, 2014 at 3:34 PM

Maybe we ladies can wear scarves. Will that help to save us?

Cindy Munford on September 3, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Saw this girl going into CVS the other day. Attractive dark-skinned woman wearing low-rider jeans, 3″ hooker heels and a navel-liberating tank top. AND a headscarf LOL.

Mr.Peas and I cracked up :)

WhirledPeas on September 3, 2014 at 3:35 PM

They’re in your neighborhood. They go to the local mosque. They go to the grocery store.

We bow to them when they complain about the word bacon in the public square. What reason do they have to doubt that they will prevail?

The water has been boiling for a while now.

Dan_Yul on September 3, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Why does the fool, and his parrots, call them ISIL?

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Song for Obama.

Happy talk, keep talkin’ happy talk,
Talk about things you’d like to do.
You got to have a dream,
If you don’t have a dream,
How you gonna have a dream come true?

Walter L. Newton on September 3, 2014 at 3:47 PM

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Cheap shot at Israel is my best guess.

stvnscott on September 3, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Obama wants them in the US so he can manage them better.

ISIS??? Not to worry, we are looking for members of ISIL

albill on September 3, 2014 at 4:02 PM

I don’t think there should be any doubt about the presence here in the US. Are you prepared in case of an attack. You have had time to prepare. Did you?

Bmore on September 3, 2014 at 4:08 PM

To a terrorist, a weakened and war-weary America, It smells like…….VICTORY!!

Deano1952 on September 3, 2014 at 4:09 PM

The only way to eradicate ISIS is to eradicate their ideology….Islam.

patechinois on September 3, 2014 at 4:21 PM

Quick, somebody send Secretary of State John F. Kerry over to Syria or Iraq to have a dialogue with these young Terrorists.

If John F. Kerry asks them nicely, surely they won’t cause any damage in the U.S.

/sarc

wren on September 3, 2014 at 5:06 PM

We need to be killing Islamists with the same fortitude that progressives kill unborn children.

turfmann on September 3, 2014 at 5:15 PM

11 Jetliners can make one hell of a mess. Worse, if they have managed to smuggle NBC materials across the border, we are in for it.

Just curious, how would they get them from Libya to the United States? I guess trailing an aircraft with an approved flight plan might work, but even then they’d have to find a way to stealthily rendezvous with the approved aircraft. Then there’s fuel considerations. I just don’t think those missing jets are a concern for the U.S.

GAbred on September 3, 2014 at 5:22 PM

They don’t need to send people here to infiltrate us. We have an ample supply of unemployed loser idiots in their 20′s who have been told their whole lives that their situation is somebody else’s fault. Hell, our Preezy has been doing that for 6 years.
So, sure, enough of these losers will look to join up with a “winning team.” And right now, ISIS looks to be winning. And we’re letting them. Plus, the media idiots make every homegrown terrorist loser an instant celebrity.
All the ingredients are here for the next attack.
But hey, the back nine is calling.

Sugar Land on September 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM

Not coincidentally 11 planes are missing from Tripoli.

Congratulate Hillary/obama/Power/Kerry on the wonderful successes in Libya and Syria.

Schadenfreude on September 3, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Could be an entire new season of Airplane-REPO.

slickwillie2001 on September 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

ISIS, Liberalism …what’s the difference. They basically agree on most things.

The Notorious G.O.P on September 3, 2014 at 5:47 PM

They’re here. They will strike in early November. Dear Leader will be “forced” to cancel elections.

Yankee Doodle on September 3, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Unless the global community USA makes the effort to eradicate it, we will see it grow and present a clear and imminent danger to national and international security.

FIFY

Not that we’ll do anything substantive with Zero in office, but the rest of the world ain’t gonna do squat.

NY2SC on September 3, 2014 at 6:01 PM

Anyone who thinks that Islamic terrorists have not infiltrated, long ago, the US and the West are delusional in the extreme. The Southern border is wide open, and an open invitation to any nut case that cares to enter. In fact, if you tell them you are from Central America they can give you welfare, health care and set you up in the city of your choice. From there you can select the building, time and method of your next move. This Administration hasn’t learnt a thing since 9/11.

leader4hru on September 3, 2014 at 6:36 PM

Let’s invite those 19,000 ISIS types to the US. I just know they will scare the crap out of the100,000,000 libruls. The 215,000,000 conservatives and libertarians not so much. Ya know an illegal gun behind every blade of grass. The wild cards are the 5,000,000 gays and lesbys that are going to hold off until they see how good ISIS sex is.

Old Country Boy on September 3, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I doubt that Sir Golfsalot will come to our rescue…..

mouell on September 3, 2014 at 8:11 PM

… watching Archer re-runs, learning how ISIS operates.

LANA!!!!!!!!

Kenosha Kid on September 4, 2014 at 12:54 AM

Nothing to be concerned about. They’re only Junior Varsity Jihadists. Bin Laden is dead. And Al Qaeda is decimated and on the run. Blah, blah, blah…

We all just need to get together and talk and convince them this is the 21st century and they are behind the curve on history, or something. Blah, blah, blah…

Boom.

farsighted on September 4, 2014 at 7:05 AM

11 Jetliners can make one hell of a mess. Worse, if they have managed to smuggle NBC materials across the border, we are in for it.

Just curious, how would they get them from Libya to the United States? I guess trailing an aircraft with an approved flight plan might work, but even then they’d have to find a way to stealthily rendezvous with the approved aircraft. Then there’s fuel considerations. I just don’t think those missing jets are a concern for the U.S.

GAbred on September 3, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Do you really think it’s so tough to reprogram a jetliners IFF system to squawk something perfectly acceptable to the worlds air traffic controllers? Even if there was a speck of suspicion about the origin of a particular flight (or even 11 of them), what are we going to do about it? Shoot them down? Civilian airliners? Who is going to make that decision in a timely enough manner to stop any of them from getting to their primary targets? Anyone?

You can’t be as naive as your comment suggests.

runawayyyy on September 4, 2014 at 10:57 AM

Hey LIVeral’s does this represent SMARTPOWER?

Missilengr on September 4, 2014 at 12:09 PM