American fighter jets provided air support for ISIS fighters in Syria over the weekend. ISIS jihadists have taken credit for a triple attack over the very same weekend in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota.
While Obama works with ISIS to try and reverse Syrian army gains in Syria, against ISIS moderate rebels…the very same moderate rebels, now called terrorists, appear to be turning their attention towards the United States, as they ramp up their global caliphate war.
Can you feel the blowback in the air?
When it hits, how will Obama (or the next POTUS) explain the Syrian (and Libyan) foreign policy cluster-fu** to the American people.
Will it go something like this…
“We wanted to overthrow a secular, internationally recognized government in Syria (that posed zero threat to the United States), with a Saudi controlled Wahhabi leadership, which kind of got out of control, and morphed into a terror organisation with sleeper cells attacking us here in mainland USA.”
Or will Barack Obama simply brush off the impending “war on terror part II” with a wink and a few well placed crocodile tears.
The weekend saw a fragile ceasefire in Syria, evaporate under the air cover of US war planes, while America got a very big wake up call from attacks that caused no casualties, but sent a very clear message to the American public.
While the US government places Assad’s overthrow way ahead of destroying ISIS…ISIS has just placed America on their terror ‘to-do-list.’
Here is a summary of the three terror attacks. Unrelated? Perhaps…but it sure smells like Obama’s war in Syria is now coming home to roost.
In New York and New Jersey (via WaPo)…
Authorities in New York took “a number of people” into custody overnight in connection with Saturday’s bombing in Manhattan, just as their counterparts in New Jersey worked to render safe “multiple improvised explosive devices” that were discovered at an Elizabeth, N.J., train station.
Though officials did not immediately say whether the two developments were related, they sowed further concern about terrorism in the region and across the country. Police already had been investigating three weekend incidents — explosions in New York and New Jersey and a stabbing attack in Minnesota — that took place within a 12-hour period on Saturday.
Officials said they could identify no definitive links between the disturbances — the discovery of the devices in Elizabeth, the bombing that injured 29 in Chelsea, an explosion along the route of a scheduled race in Seaside Park, N.J., and a stabbing that wounded nine in a St. Cloud, Minn., mall.
Each incident in its own right raised the possibility of terrorist connections, prompting federal and local law enforcement to pour major resources into determining exactly what happened and why. Officials said they were looking aggressively for links in the New York and New Jersey cases.
A claim of responsibility is no guarantee that the terrorist group directed or even inspired the attack, and authorities said they were still exploring a precise motive. The terrorist group made no similar claims about the New York and New Jersey incidents.
In New York, authorities said there was no evidence that the mysterious Saturday-night explosion was motivated by international terrorism, though they confirmed that the bombing was intentional.
“This is the nightmare scenario,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said.
Officials differed on whether to call the Saturday night explosion an act of terrorism. Cuomo said: “It depends on your definition of terrorism. A bomb exploding in New York is obviously an act of terrorism, but it’s not linked to international terrorism.”
In Minnesota (via AP)…
A man in a private security uniform stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping mall, reportedly asking one victim if he or she was Muslim before an off-duty police officer shot and killed him in an attack the Islamic State group claimed as its own.
FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Rick Thornton said the attack was being investigated as a possible act of terrorism and that agents were still digging into the attacker’s background and possible motives.
An Islamic State-run news agency, Rasd, claimed Sunday that the attacker was a “soldier of the Islamic State” who had heeded the group’s calls for attacks in countries that are part of a U.S.-led anti-IS coalition.