MID-EAST AFLAME WHILE WEST FIDDLES
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
A Turkish people smuggler has claimed thousands of ISIS operatives have posed as refugees and entered Europe to commit acts of terror or simply “lie in wait” prior to receiving orders from al-Raqqa in Syria. His claims were confirmed by a spokesperson for the Islamic State. “Just wait” he said, “we have gone like asylum seekers.”
Another people smuggler, who claims to have delivered over 4,000 ISIS operatives, said, "I’m sending fighters who want to go and visit their families. Others just go to Europe to ‘be ready’."
In recent years the smuggling business has boomed out of Turkey using Europe’s porous borders and “asylum seekers” have streamed in from Northern Africa by boat through to Italy and beyond.
But neither Turkey nor Libya should be relied upon to stem the flow of ISIS cells to the West. Turkey actively supports the ISIS by buying its stolen oil at half-price and it harbours the terrorist group Hamas. It also refuses the coalition the use of its air bases from which it could attack the ISIS strongholds in northern Syria and Iraq.
Under the Rudd/Gillard/Rudd Government an estimated 50,000 “asylum seekers” entered Australia illegally by boat with 30,000 allowed entry, unprocessed and on E bridging visas, during the Gillard reign. They are still compulsorily on welfare and prohibited from working, residing somewhere in our suburbs.
As yet not one single people smuggler has been detained in Australia. At Indonesia’s request to Gillard, and under pressure from the Greens, they were all returned home to Java to continue the trade.
When asked about the smuggling of Islamic State operatives masquerading as refugees, a Turkish Foreign Ministry official said, "My Government does do not have that particular intelligence." But it’s known that the latest boat arrivals in Australia were predominantly Syrians and Iranians.
Over 90 per cent of illegal boat arrivals are now on an array of extended welfare benefits and disability pensions which are sucking an unsustainable 30 per cent from our annual budget spend.
Canberra continues to mimick Barack Obama and remains in a state of denial over Islamic extremism, adamantly refusing to accept that recent terrorist attacks have any link to Islam.
But ISIS jihadist, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, disagrees, telling infiltrators to the West, "We repeat our call to all Muslims in Europe, the infidel West, and everywhere to target the Crusaders in their home countries and wherever they find them.
“If you have the opportunity to shed a drop of blood in Western countries – then you should do so”, he said. He then made a point of praising the recent terror attacks in Australia, Belgium and France.
We will never defeat Islamic State terrorists by pretending they are not driven by a belief in the barbaric cult of Islam. We will never defeat the Islamic State by bombing utes with tomahawk missiles. Without boots on the ground supported by air strikes we are merely fighting a pretend war, and each day we delay the more the cancer festers.
No nation will act without Obama first taking the lead, and he will not do that, he is too busy releasing jihadist operatives from Gitmo to rejoin the fight.
The West has the military ability, but not the will, to wipe out this global Islamic scourge, the Islamic State has only Allah.