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6 Points on Stopping The ISIS Terror Threat From a Former Navy SEAL, FBI Agent & Federal Air Marshal

By Steve Straub On September 30, 2014 ∑ 83 Comments ∑ In US




On Sunday IJ Review writer Justen Charters interviewed former Navy SEAL, FBI Special Agent and Federal Air Marshal Jonathan Gilliam. The following 6 points that Gilliam made about the growing ISIS threat were taken from that interview:
1. Politicians donít know how to manage the military.

ďPoliticians donít know how to manage the military. They do not know how to fight fundamentalist Islam. The president says you canít play whack-a-mole with militant groups but thatís exactly how to deal with them. If they raise their head in Yemen, Iraq or Syria, you have to pound them into the ground.

2. ISIS believes itís doing you a favor if they kill you.

During World War II the Japanese, like ISIS, had a deeply integrated belief. ISIS believes if they kill you, they are doing you a favor. When a mindset like that exists, the society is embracing the belief that is causing the war. Thatís why we dropped the bombs. With ISIS, we arenít fighting a group here or there, these fundamentalists all have the same end game goal to establish their caliphate.

3. What separates ISIS from other terrorist groups.

After the beheading of James Foley, his killer said, you are no longer fighting an insurgency, you are fighting an Islamic State. Remember you have 30,000 people claiming to be part of the Islamic State. Groups like Al-Qaeda could never measure up, they might have had 30,000 fighters but they were spread all over the place. Hereís what separates ISIS from other groups: they have the numbers, they have the dollars, they have the technology Ė and they have the will.

4. Itís not just about the numbers.

The more people ISIS recruits, the more powerful it will be. Itís not the number of people ISIS has, itís the ferocity with which they fight.

5. ISISí threat to the American homeland.

As far as ISIS and their ability to attack here, thereís no telling what they could bring across the border with the kind of money they have at their disposal. If they wanted to, they could purchase an entire arsenal.

6. How ISIS sympathizers should be treated.And these Americans who go fight for ISIS donít deserve to be given the same treatment as someone who commits a crime in the United States. They are burning their passports, thatís really like saying you donít want to be a citizen anymore. If they return to the U.S., they should be treated as war criminals. If you fight for the enemy, you should lose your citizenship.Ē
Do you agree or disagree with Jonathan Gilliam on how to deal with the ISIS terror threat?

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