ISIS Has A Training Camp For Kids as Young As 10 Years Old (Video)

Democrats like to use the educational system as a recruitment tool – targeting the young minds and filling them with liberal propaganda with the hope that their efforts will lead kids to become lifelong liberals.

It turns out – ISIS uses the same strategy.  As the death cult rolls through towns and villages it Iraq and Syria,  they are filling young skulls full of mush with radical Islamist propaganda and subjecting them to ideas and behaviors of which their parents likely disapprove –  behaviors like stonings, beheadings, and crucifixions.

 “Recruitment” usually goes something like this: “Bring your kids to the ISIS children’s camp, or we’ll behead you in front of them. Then we’ll take them anyway, so you might as well come willingly.”

Once in the camps, the kids are essentially brainwashed – radicalized into the ISIS way of life.

Yesterday, CNN ran a heartbreaking, harrowing, report which featured a 13-year-old boy who’d managed to escape one such facility. I don’t have much to say about it, except that it’s incredibly sad. These kids simply have no choice.

Retired General McInerney: U.S. Helped Build #ISIS

As I was saying yesterday….

“In Syria I believe we backed some of the wrong people,” retired General Ralph McInerney said on Fox News, Wednesday. “I’ve always maintained going back some time that we were backing the wrong types.”

On Friday, Fox News’ Brett Baier is going to have a special which McInerney claims will show that some of the weapons funneled through Benghazi to Syria, ended up in the hands of ISIS.

“We helped build ISIS,” he declared.

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Don’t believe that Obama was taken by surprise by ISIS. He’s known who they are and the threat they pose for years.

The Washington Post: The terrorists fighting us now? We just finished training them:

In recent years, President Obama, his European friends, and even some Middle Eastern allies, have supported “rebel groups” in Libya and Syria. Some received training, financial and military support to overthrow Muammar Gadhafi and battle Bashar al Assad. It’s a strategy that follows the old saying, “The enemy of my enemy is my friend,” and it has been the American and allied approach for decades in deciding whether to support opposition groups and movements.

The problem is that it is completely unreliable — and often far worse than other strategies. Every year there are more cases in which this approach backfires.

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“From IS to the Mahdi army you see groups that basically are not our friends but who became more powerful because we have handled the situations wrong,” says a senior U.S. security official, who spoke under the condition of anonymity.

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Abu Saleh, who is originally from a town close to Benghazi, said he and a group of other Libyans received training and support in their country from French, British, and American military and intelligence personnel — before they joined the Al Nusra Front or the Islamic State. Western and Arab military sources interviewed for this article, confirmed Abu Saleh’s account that “training” and “equipment” were given to rebels in Libya during the fight against the Gadhafi regime.

Abu Saleh left Libya in 2012 for Turkey and then crossed into Syria. “First I fought under what people call the ‘Free Syrian Army’ but then switched to Al Nusra. And I have already decided I will join the Islamic State when my wounds are healed,” the 28-year-old said from a hospital in Turkey, where he is receiving medical treatment. He had been injured during a battle with the Syrian Army, he said, and was brought to Turkey with false documents.  “Some of the Syrian people who they trained have joined the Islamic State and others jabhat al Nusra,” he said, smiling. He added, “Sometimes I joke around and say that I am a fighter made by America.”

For a long time, Western and Arab states supported the Free Syrian Army not only with training but also with weapons and other materiel. The Islamic State commander, Abu Yusaf, added that members of the Free Syrian Army who had received training — from the United States, Turkey and Arab military officers at an American base in Southern Turkey — have now joined the Islamic State. “Now many of the FSA people who the West has trained are actually joining us,” he said, smiling.

No, the enemy of our enemy is not our friend. Sometimes they are even bigger enemies.

The Washington Examiner: Chuck Hagel: More than 100 Americans fighting for ISIS:

More than 100 Americans are fighting with the extremists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday.

“We are aware of over 100 U.S. citizens who have U.S. passports who are fighting in the Middle East with [ISIS] forces. There may be more, we don’t know,” Hagel told CNN in an interview.

Authorities have been concerned that Americans and citizens of other Western nations could potentially return and launch terror attacks in their home countries.

Rand Paul: I Am Not An Isolationist:

Three years after President Obama waged war in Libya without Congressional approval, Libya is a sanctuary and safe haven for training and arms for terrorists from Northern Africa to Syria. Our deserted Embassy in Tripoli is controlled by militants. Jihadists today swim in our embassy pool.

Syria, likewise, has become a jihadist wonderland. In Syria, Obama’s plan just one year ago—and apparently Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s desire—was to aid rebels against Assad, despite the fact that many of these groups are al-Qaeda- and ISIS-affiliated. Until we acknowledge that arming the Islamic rebels in Syria allowed ISIS a safe haven, no amount of military might will extricate us from a flawed foreign policy.

Unfortunately, Obama’s decisions—from disengaging diplomatically in Iraq and the region and fomenting chaos in Libya and Syria—leaves few good options. A more realistic and effective foreign policy would protect the vital interests of the nation without the unrealistic notion of nation-building.

Bare Naked Islam: How did the Islamic State (ISIS) accumulate a $2 billion war chest?

And what about Obama’s request to Congress for $500 million more to fund and arm the Syrian rebels (ISIS)?

Hat tip: Brian B.

Watcher’s Council Nominations

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This week, Blazing Cat Fur, Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion, and The Pirate’s Cove earned honorable mention status with some great articles.

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