Where Have All The Terrorists Gone?

With the silliness in Washington these days has pushed the once feared terrorists to the back page of the newspaper……so has our president totally done the unthinkable a beat down ISIS and/or AQ?

It is a good thought and you can believe it if you choose….but it is far from accurate……

On January 19, the Pentagon released its new National Defense Strategy. The second paragraph of the 14-page declassified summary painted a dire picture. “Today, we are emerging from a period of strategic atrophy, aware that our competitive military advantage has been eroding,” the Defense Department warned. “We are facing increased global disorder, characterized by decline in the long-standing rules-based international order—creating a security environment more complex and volatile than any we have experienced in recent memory. Inter-state strategic competition, not terrorism, is now the primary concern in U.S. national security.”

That last line garnered widespread attention. It signaled that defense planners no longer want the jihadist wars unleashed by the 9/11 attacks to be their primary focus. The rest of the overview explained why. China is now a “strategic competitor,” while Russia seeks to “shatter the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and change European and Middle East security and economic structures to its favor.” Both China and Russia “want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model—gaining veto authority over other nations’ economic, diplomatic, and security decisions.” Meanwhile, rogue states such as North Korea and Iran increasingly pose threats to American interests. While the Defense Department recognizes that ISIS and other “terrorist groups” will continue “to murder the innocent and threaten peace more broadly,” Washington must shift its focus to “long-term strategic competition.”


There is more information on the terrorists organizations……

The annual accounting to Congress of global threats to the United States made it sound like al-Qaida’s separate branches were managing to thrive independently of one another, said Bruce Hoffman, Cipher Brief expert and Council on Foreign Relations visiting senior fellow, in comments to The Cipher Brief. But Hoffman believes the Worldwide Threat Assessment presented to Congress Tuesday failed to acknowledge that al-Qaida is following a very careful and deliberate strategy to establish its separate branches as pillars on which to build future growth.


Now that should clear up and misinformation you might have on these groups….they are far from a thing of the past and will probably just as dangerous as they have been in the past.


4 thoughts on “Where Have All The Terrorists Gone?

  1. Just because there have not been any recent large attacks doesn’t mean it has all gone away. I suspect they are biding their time, hoping for everyone to be lulled into a false sense of security. Besides, there are more ‘targets’ on the streets when the weather is better.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Did these oversized, over-paid, fucktards just figure that out???? No wonder America is in a downward spiral.

    The entire nation has been ludicrously obsessed with a few thousand guys with assault rifles rolling around the desert in pick-up trucks (aka just another Red State Saturday Night). Meanwhile, to paraphrase Daniel Day Lewis in There Will Be Blood….China (and others) have been drinking “America’s milkshake” for decades.

    Russia is pulling off its shirt and flexing its muscles at will. Invading, hacking, trolling, blackmailing, executing and giving everyone Golden Showers and laughing.

    China is slurping up American factories, American jobs, America’s debt and America’s role in the world. It’s at every fucking round table on everything (even round tables America isn’t at) and is moving in on Africa “like a bitch”…as The Fearless Leader would say.

    Meanwhile, the Homeland Security “brain-trust” is busy spying on needlepoint groups and dropping million dollar bombs on Islamic Idiots with a deathwish and nothing much to lose…and nothing much to gain.

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