Boots On The Ground: Former US Soldiers Join Kurds in Fight Against ISIS (Video)

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The Lions Of Rojava via Jordan Matson’s Facebook Page: 

Some of the first men to answer the call of the Lions of Rojava. Im honored to stand at there side. These men have given up everything to stand up for humanity. We will not stand idle while evil men murder the innocent and force there way of life on the masses. To all those joining the fight, I’ll see you soon. God bless, Jordan Matson

Even though most of America has figured out by now that air-strikes alone are not going to be sufficient to stop the deranged ISIS mutants who are currently rampaging through the Middle East, our feckless Golfer-in-Chief has “promised” there will be no boots on the ground.

That hasn’t stopped several American citizens from joining the Kurds in Northern Syria in the fight against ISIS – even though it’s illegal to join a militia in Syria.

A Kurdish official confirmed to Al Arabiya News that a former US soldier from Wisconsin, Jordan Matson, 28,  joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), who are battling advances by ISIS close to Syria’s borders with Turkey and Iraq. He is one of the first – if not – THE first American to join the fight. But he says hundreds more have contacted him wanting to join the fight.

“Yes it is true,”    YPG spokesman Redur Xelil said in an online message. “He is fighting in the Jazaa area.”

Jazaa is a town in Syria’s northeastern Hasaka province, close to the Iraqi border and has been the site of heavy fighting between the two groups.

The YPG said last month it has lost 35 of its fighters in a two-week battle for control of Jazaa and said Kurdish forces had killed hundreds of ISIS fighters.

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A friend of Matson’s said he told online gaming friends about two months ago that he was joining a “private army” to fight ISIS.

“He told us in the community that he was getting hired by a private army and he let us know two to three months in advance,” said Miguel Caron by telephone from Montreal.

“He sent me a personal Facebook message on the 16th of September saying ‘hey boss, I’m heading to Syria.’ He told me he dropped his girlfriend and stopped looking for a job,” Caron added.

Via The Daily Mail, Matson told CNN, ”I prayed about it for about a month or two and I really soul searched and said, “is this really what I want to do?” Eventually, I decided to do it.’

Matson flew to Turkey and was taken to Rojava, a Kurdish-controlled area of northern Syria. For the past month, he has been a volunteer fighter helping to defend three small statelets in the area.

He’s been contacted by many former soldiers from across Europe, America and Australia, he said. They are attracted to fighting for the Kurdish militia for the same reasons as he was.

‘ISIS has threatened all these countries… to push their agenda in those nations,’ he said. ‘And the veterans of those nations who love their countries don’t want to sit by while this is happening.’

Matson recently posted a message to his Facebook page, urging would-be fighters to ‘be patient as the outcry to join the fight is immense’.

“In the hundreds veterans are lining up to come over here because if our government won’t do anything, we will,” Matson said in the video below.

Of his own decision, he added: ‘These people threatened American citizens, and bring harm to us. I think I decided enough was enough, and I decided to come out this way.’

He had contacted the group online after ISIS captured Mosul in Iraq.

‘All the American veterans that have died over there and paid their lives for that country so they could have a democracy – that just resonated in my mind,’ he said. ‘And I couldn’t live with myself letting that country fall, and all my brothers’ lives be for nothing.’

But as well as fighting for Americans – ‘so [ISIS] can’t take it to us’ – he said he’s also fighting for the Kurdish people.

Here, USA and British Special Ops veterans are pictured with #YPG training for the battle against#ISIS in #Rojava, Syria.

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 Via Townhall: U.S. Special Operations Vets Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to Help Kurds Fight Against ISIS ‘Genocidal Caliphate’

A group of former U.S. Special Operations Veterans have launched a crowdfunding campaign, Operation Limitless Compassion, to help the Kurds fight off ISIS terrorists in Iraq. Castle International, a world-wide air ambulance company founded and operated by former special operations volunteers, is leading the way to provide pro-U.S. Kurdish fighters with desperately needed humanitarian aid, medical training, medical supplies, and combat training. Recon teams from Castle International have already deployed to northern Iraq to offer direct assistance to Kurdish fighters and more will head to the region in November. Castle International has launched two crowdfunding sites to gather donations,GoFundMe and YouCaring.com, with a goal of raising $100,000 for the operation.

Via Jordan Matson’s Facebook Page: Now ‪#‎Kobane‬ is a grave yard for the ‪#‎IS‬ monsters. The photo is taken, when YPG Forces are trying to clean the streets from their corpse.

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Jeanine Pirro: “This President Doesn’t Know The Difference Between Good and Evil” (Video)

“This president doesn’t know the difference between Good and evil,” Judge Jeanine charged in her opening statement, Saturday night. “Or maybe he does,” she added ominously..

Addressing Obama directly, she said, “your liberal delusions are putting Americans in danger, and instead of reversing course, you dig your heels in deeper. And that’s you’re biggest weakness – refusing to admit mistakes and refusing to change.”

“Your job Mr. President  is to fight evil. Your job is to protect the American people,” she continued. “And if you want to engage in Kumbaya politics – do it on your own time!”

She had former Attorney General Michael Mukasey on to discuss the president’s feckless foreign policies.

Pirro also had on former US Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton on to talk about Obama’s collapsing foreign policies.

Judge Jeanine Pirro: Obama Doesn’t Have The Guts To Identify Terrorists By Its Rightful Name (Video)

Judge Jeanine Pirro used her show Saturday night as a forum to warn America about the increasing threat of “lone wolf” terror attacks.

In her opening statement, Pirro praised officials in Canada and New York City for being willing to call recent attacks terrorism, but slammed the Obama administration, which “doesn’t have the guts to identify terrorism by its rightful name.”

She ran through a series of recent attacks that have happened in past year; “a woman beheaded in Oklahoma by a recently converted Muslim, angry over co-workers’ complaints that he was trying to convert them to Islam. Four murdered across the country by recently converted Muslims, saying it was in retaliation for Iraq, and four cops attacked by yet another radicalized Muslim convert in New York City, who attacks them with a hatchet.”

She added,  “as the call for lone wolves to attack is met, you have to ask yourself if you’re doing everything you can to be safe.”

She had on retired US Navy Lt and founder for the Islamic Forum For Democracy, Zuhdi Jasser  and Natl. security editor for the Blaze and former CIA officer Buck Sexton to discuss the threat of lone wolf attacks.

Pirro asked Jasser if he thought the United States was ready to handle this problem.

Jasser said “we really aren’t. It’s so sad – 13 years after 9/11 – and it’s not about the individual! Fasten your seat belts and we need to call upon Muslims to unbuckle ours,and start to counter the ideology.”

He continued, “this is not random acts. This is not nut cases. It’s not self radicalization. They’re feeding into an ideology that demonizes Americans – especially our police, our military…”

He called on Muslims to be actively be pro-American and anti-Jihadism.

Sexton pointed out that the call for jihadism is in the Koran – “it is textually based. ISIS is essentially a form of fundamentalists,” he explained.  “They look at the texts, look at what is there and try to put it into action.”

He continued, “to say,  for example as President Obama did, that it’s not Islamic, the Islamic State – or to say this is in no way part of Islam –  is just on it’s face ridiculous and we have to keep pointing this out because there is a knee jerk defense from the left in this country from progressives and a lot of Democrats that this is a version of Islam that doesn’t exist anywhere – it just exists in the heads of the crazy people who take this up… it actually exists in the texts and until we understand that that can be put into action – that there’s an ideological basis for this, we will never actually begin to win that ideological war.”

Judge Jeanine Pirro -RPt: Obama Admin Mislead (Lied To) Congress & About Criminal Illegals:

Pirro also had on  Republican Congressman Randy Forbes of Virginia to discuss the false testimony provided by former ICE Chief, John Morton, back in the Spring of 2013. As you recall, Morton had told Congress under oath, that none of the detainees released by ICE were dangerous felons. Two years later, proof has emerged that that was not the case.

“They weren’t blindsided by this question,” Forbes said. “My staff had asked them this question almost  a month before, so they had plenty of time to prepare for it – then they came back in and still lied to us about it. The second thing to remember — which one frightens you the most? That they intentionally lied about it?  )r they didn’t have a clue who it was that they were releasing into the community. Either one is very very dangerous.

The congressman said he would talk to Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to see if charges can be brought against Morton for lying to Congress.

Ledeen: Obama Sent Emissary To Tehran in 2008 To Assure Mullahs He Was A Friend To Iranian Regime

Middle East foreign policy expert Dr. Michael Ledeen was on the Mark Levin Show,  Wednesday night to discuss Obama’s history of appeasement with Tehran. Ledeen told Levin that Obama sent former Ambassador William G. Miller to Tehran in 2008 to let the mullahs know that his regime would be a friend to the Iranian regime.

Via Gateway Pundit, Michael Ledeen wrote about Obama’s secret meetings with Tehran on August 29, 2014.

During his first presidential campaign in 2008, Mr. Obama used a secret back channel to Tehran to assure the mullahs that he was a friend of the Islamic Republic, and that they would be very happy with his policies. The secret channel was Ambassador William G. Miller, who served in Iran during the shah’s rule, as chief of staff for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and as ambassador to Ukraine. Ambassador Miller has confirmed to me his conversations with Iranian leaders during the 2008 campaign.

He told Levin this was no secret – he’s mentioned this many times before. But it was the first time Levin had heard it – and likely the first time most in his audience had heard it, too.

Obviously, it shouldn’t be a surprise this president (with Iranian BFF and advisor Valerie Jarrett) would do this – we saw Obama’s amenity toward the Iranian Islamic Regime manifest itself during the Green Revolution of 2009 – when when US support for the people who were protesting in the streets could have made a difference.

Many of us writing about it at the time were shocked and disgusted that instead, this president went  out for ice-cream.

See Also:

Weasel Zippers: Netanyahu Calls Out Obama During WH Visit: “I Fervently Hope” Iran Will Not Get Nukes “Under Your Leadership”…

Previously:

Iran Deal Another Historic Mistake By Obama Administration (Video)

Obama Pressures Congress To Go Easy On Iran

Charles Krauthammer On Obama’s Failed Iran Strategy

Video: Krauthammer Not Impressed With Obama’s Statement On Iran

Compare And Contrast: Obama On Iran To Reagan On Poland

An Iranian Protester Pleads For US/World Intervention

Video: Hysterical Iranian Woman Describes Horrors of Iran Massacre On CNN

WH Now Reconsidering 4th of July Invitations To Iran (UPDATED)

Megyn Kelly Interviews Whistleblower From Oklahoma Mosque That Beheader Alton Nolen Attended

A man who claims he went to the same mosque as the Oklahoma beheading suspect, discussed his experiences there on “The Kelly File,” Wednesday night. He no longer goes there, because he says it is too radical – but at the end of the show he dropped an interesting nugget after admitting that he had been back there a few times since he left –  most recently in 2011 . “The reason I was there was at the request of law enforcement – and that’s all I can say than that,” he said.

It doesn’t matter if he blew his cover – the Holder Justice Department is poised to issue a policy change banning religious profiling and the surveillance of mosques in terror probes in order to protect the religious liberties of the radical Islamists bent on world domination..

The former mosque member, going by the name, “Noor”  (he wanted to remain anonymous for obvious reasons), blew the whistle on the very radical culture at the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, where Alton Nolen/Yakeem Yisrael  attended. No one from the mosque agreed to speak on camera – a Fox reporter on the scene in Oklahoma City said a rep from the mosque was originally slated to speak to him, but CAIR intervened and called the interview off. (Breitbart National Security recently reported on the close working relationship between CAIR and the ISGOC.)

Citing Taqiyya -the teaching that allows Muslims to deceive outsiders – he noted that members of the mosque project a moderate image for the media – but open up about Islam’s true objectives amongst themselves.

Via Fox News Insider:

“I observed the teachings of Islam […] to the public, the mosque will not promote terrorism or any kind of radical acts, but when they’re among friends and congregants only, they will promote the true teachings of Islam, which include the offer to non-Muslims – the choice, rather – that you must convert, live under Islamic rule or be fought against,” he said.

He said he had two friends at the mosque who told him that if Osama bin Laden were to come to their doors, they would let him in and protect him.

Megyn Kelly asked: “Did the mosque talk about speaking differently in front of the media?”

“Absolutely,” he said. “When they cannot do jihad physically, they attempt to do jihad by means of stealth, by endearing themselves to the media, endearing themselves to government, endearing themselves to the American people to slowly work their way in.”

“They all believe in their religion which teaches that according to the Haddith […] when you approach the nonbelievers you must offer them a choice to convert, pay a jiza, or poll tax, and live in submission or you will be fought against which is what you see with ISIS and al Qaeda and various other groups throughout the world,” Noor explained.

Megyn questioned how everyone at the mosque could be that radical.

He answered, “As Ayan Hirsi Ali said, herself – A Muslim will choose how much of their religion they wish to practice.”

The person who told Noor about the concept of jihad and the choices that must be offered to non Muslims, was Imam Suhaib Webb who is now the Imam of the Islamic Society of Boston - which was attended by the Tsarnaev brothers during his tenure as Imam.

He said Imam Suhaib Webb was the one who told him that he shouldn’t talk about suicide bombings in Israel (which they support) to the media, and had told him about the concept of jihad – the teaching that Islam allows three choices to be made to non Muslims and “eventually they’re all going to have to make that choice – to convert, live under Islamic rule, or die.”

Note that Nolen tried to have his co-workers convert to Islam before he returned with a knife to wage jihad.

 

SEE ALSO:

Vocativ: ISIS Supporters in America: The Jihadis Next Door?

Vocativ has found dozens of Americans around the country who openly support ISIS. And they’re all followers of a radical Michigan-based cleric.

In recent months, as ISIS began executing Western hostages and dialing up multiple threats to attack property and citizens in the U.S., Vocativ’s analysts have been using our deep web technology to uncover a potential ISIS presence in America.

Two Americans have been charged in the past month with allegedly attempting to hatch attacks against American targets on behalf of ISIS, and an Oklahoma man named Alton Nolen beheaded a co-worker last Thursday at a food distribution plant. Colleagues say Nolen had been actively trying to convert them to Islam, and his Facebook page is riddled with radical missives like “Sharia law is coming!”

Over the past few weeks, Vocativ’s analysts have been able to home in on a network of ISIS supporters in the U.S. We’ve found dozens of Americans who openly support the militant Islamic group.

In many ways, they’re just like you. They post selfies on Twitter and Facebook, share memes, hang out with friends. They talk about their favorite TV shows, movies and music. They share news about their families.

But they’re also pledging support to the brutal regime seeking to establish an Islamic caliphate across the Middle East.

Jonathan Karl And Josh Earnest Spar Over Obama’s JayVee Comment: “He Clearly Was Talking About ISIL”

We’ve all dealt with liars. We all know what it feels when someone tells a brazen lie to our face.  It’s an uncomfortable experience. Do you confront the person and risk embarrassing him, or do you let it slide? If you dislike the person – it’s not so hard to call them out. But if you like them – if they’re a friend – it is very difficult indeed. As far as the American press corps is concerned – they are much better at calling out lies (or what they perceive to be lies – usually just policy disagreements) of Republicans. It’s much harder for them to call out the lies of their Democrat friends.

That’s what the White House press corps is up against every day at the daily press briefings.

So kudos to the intrepid ABC reporter Jonathan Karl for calling Josh Earnest out on his lie about Obama not referring to ISIS (or ISIL as the WH likes to call them) when he called them JV. It must have been very uncomfortable for him.

Via Mediaite:

Karl brought up congressional testimony last November from Assistant Secretary of State Brett McGurk. In his statements to the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee [PDF], McGurk spoke of multiple attacks ISIS had carried out last year, and explained how ISIS has been able to thrive: AQ/ISIL has benefited from a permissive operating environment due to inherent weaknesses of Iraqi security forces, poor operational tactics, and popular grievances, which remain unaddressed, among the population in Anbar and Ninewa provinces. It has also benefited from a sanctuary across the porous border in Syria, control of lucrative facilities there, such as oil wells, and regular movement of weapons and fighters between Syria and Iraq.

Karl asked, “Did this message get to the president? Did he believe it? Did he not hear it? What happened?

Earnest gave a long-winded answer attempting to absolve the the Regime of the charge of negligence, beginning with a favorite WH conceit – which is using peer pressure to shame a tough questioner – “this is something the president has discussed on a number of occasions.” (Apparently some reporters *cough* Jon Karl *cough* have been too dense to pick up on it.)

“Principally what we’re talking about here is the rapid advance of ISIL across the Iraqi desert and the success that they have had after that advance – of holding whole swaths of territory. That is not to say that the was not an acknowledgement of the risks that this organization posed…”

Karl interrupted Earnest right there and cut to the chase: “Let me stop you for a second because two months after Brett McGurk says this – the president calls ISIL the Jay-Vee team in an interview in the New Yorker….”

Earnest: (interrupting) “We’ve been through this and that’s not what – “

Karl “He was clearly talking about ISIL..”

Earnest: (interrupting) That’s not true.

Karl: “The question was specifically about what happened after ISIL took over Fallujah. The question was directly about” –

Earnest: “We can look at the transcript after the briefing – that’s not what it says.”

Okay, let’s look at the transcript from the New Yorker interview:

In the 2012 campaign, Obama spoke not only of killing Osama bin Laden; he also said that Al Qaeda had been “decimated.” I pointed out that the flag of Al Qaeda (ISIS) is now flying in Falluja, in Iraq, and among various rebel factions in Syria; Al Qaeda has asserted a presence in parts of Africa, too.

“The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant,” Obama said, resorting to an uncharacteristically flip analogy. “I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.

“Let’s just keep in mind, Falluja is a profoundly conservative Sunni city in a country that, independent of anything we do, is deeply divided along sectarian lines. And how we think about terrorism has to be defined and specific enough that it doesn’t lead us to think that any horrible actions that take place around the world that are motivated in part by an extremist Islamic ideology are a direct threat to us or something that we have to wade into.”

Obama knew exactly who  they were and what they were doing. *Anyone who was paying attention, last year,  knew they were a threat to humanity – and was appalled by the genocide they were visiting upon Christians and ethnic minorities in Syria. We wondered why the United States was doing nothing to stop it.

All those people died because Obama didn’t want to upset his base by “meddling” in “sectarian violence.” As if the wholesale death and destruction (mass-murders, beheadings, crucifixions) the insane murder cult ISIS was leaving in its wake –  could be described as “sectarian violence.” When the violence inevitably spilled over into large swaths of Iraq, Obama was forced to change his tune.

“Keep in mind I wasn’t specifically referring to [Islamic State],” Obama told Chuck Todd many months later on Meet the Press.

Even David Remnick, who did the interview with Obama and wrote the New Yorker profile, said, “I’m afraid this is spin; it’s disingenuous,” he said on CNN’s AC360.

At the time of the New Yorker interview, ISIL had recently seized Fallujah, as Remnick remembers: “It seemed to me, looking back on it, that yes, he murderswas referring to the group that had taken over Fallujah. I specifically said Fallujah, and that’s who it was, and he’s fully informed.”

“I think this denial is putting spin on the ball,” Remnick said. “I thought this piece of language, and his communication in general on foreign policy in recent months has been rather, and surprisingly, lax and out of key.”

The Washington Post and PolitiFact have both rated the Obama administration’s claim as false.

And you know for the factcheckers to rate this president’s claims as false, they have to be egregious – demonstrably false lies that can no longer stand up to any scrutiny.

Commentary‘s Pete Wehner  eviscerated the claim, calling it “demonstrably untrue.”

The problem is in this whole process the president of the United States is distorting the truth. He’s doing so willfully. But this deception will not only fail; it will further undermine his credibility, which is already at a low ebb. As Mr. Obama said in 2008, “I mean, words mean something. You can’t just make stuff up.”

Mr. Obama is at war with reality, and reality is winning.

Finally -After six years of daily beatings – reality is finally winning a few here and there.

SEE ALSO:

The Daily Beast: Why Obama Can’t Say His Spies Underestimated ISIS

* Previous posts on terrorism in Syria:

Analysis of Rocket Used in Syria Chemical Attack Shows “Administration Narrative Not Even Close To Reality”

 Did the White House Help Plan the Syrian Chemical Attack?

30 Bodies of Christians Massacred By Syrian Rebels, Last Month Found In Mass Grave

“Scandalous”: Israel Fuming About WH Leak Confirming Their Strike on Syria

Why Was An Al Qaeda Commander Photographed Inside a USAID Tent? (Video)

More Tales Of Woe From The Christians Of Maaloula Syria

Obama Waives Federal Law That Prevents Arming of Terrorists So He Can Arm The Syrian Rebels

Grief Stricken Christian Woman in Syria Lashes Out: ‘We Blame Obama!…He Is Helping The Rebels’…

Maaloula: The battle for Syria’s ancient Christian Village continues (Video)

Syrian Rebels Infested With ‘Muslim Brotherhood-Type Islamists and Al Qaeda Fighters

Video: Tearful Christian Woman Terrorized Out Of Her Syrian Village Begs Obama To Stop Arming The Rebel Jihadists

Iranians Warned U.S. That Syrian Rebels Had Chemical Weapons Over a Year Ago…

Hostage Released From Syrian Prison Says he Overheard Rebel Captors Admitting Insurgents Used The Chemical Weapons (Video)

Justin Amash: Obama “Embellished” Syria Information – Says Briefings Have Made Him “More Skeptical” (Video)

Video: Senator McCain Gets An Earful From Passionate Syrian Woman At Town Hall

Obama’s Smoking Gun Proof That Assad Was Behind Chemical Weapons Attack Was Doctored?

Putin Throws Down: How About Showing Us Some Convincing Proof Syrian Regime Used Chemical Weapons?

Post Holiday Weekend Link-Around: Will Congress Authorize ‘Operation Don’t Make Obama Look Bad’?

Jeanine Pirro On Radical Islam: “It’s Us Against Them”

Judge Jeanine Pirro opened her show, Saturday night with a solid opening statement addressing the recent beheading in Oklahoma.

The judge really knows how to cut to the chase. Noting the Muslim assailant’s link to a  radical cleric with ties to  Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, Pirro declared, “until we put the fear of God in them, they are going to keep coming.”

We can’t negotiate with them. We can’t trade with them. We can’t let them out of Guantanamo. In fact. Even Guantanamo is too good for them. And I don’t personally care what the rest of the world thinks of us. Until we get this country back on track with out military superiority – the hallmark of a strong and a free nation – then our enemies will continue to attack us.

She continued, it’s time for Americans to realize it’s us against them – to come together as a nation – to forget the political lines that separate us. We have to start treating these cases as war crimes – not simple prosecutable felonies.”

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