Monday, August 01, 2016

It's our move, America

FBI Chief Warns ‘Terrorist Diaspora (the dispersion of any people from their original homeland)’ Will Come to the West
Hundreds of terrorists will fan out to infiltrate western Europe and the U.S. to carry out attacks on a wider scale as Islamic State is defeated in Syria, FBI Director James Comey warned.
“At some point there’s going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before,” Comey said Wednesday in New York. “We saw the future of this threat in Brussels and Paris,” said the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, adding that future attacks will be on “an order of magnitude greater.”
Comey’s blunt warnings echo those of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has scoffed at Obama administration efforts to defeat Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq. Nonetheless, the FBI chief’s comments reflect a consensus among U.S. intelligence officials that the group inevitably will strike out abroad as it continues to lose ground militarily under attack from a U.S.-led coalition…
Comey, who called violence directed or inspired by Islamic State “the greatest threat to the physical safety of Americans today,” said that “a lot of terrorists fled out of Afghanistan in the late 1980s and early 1990s. This is 10 times that or more.”
In his remarks at a conference on cybersecurity, Comey also cited the difficulty of heading off what are often called “lone-wolf” attackers acting on the group’s calls for violence.
It is “increasingly hard” for counterterrorism officials to find and stop individuals inspired or directed by Islamic State who use a knife or a vehicle to kill people, Comey said. [Full]

Comey is of course is an Obama stooge, but his warning is one that,  for most of us anyway, is a "Duh" moment. 
Here's the real dilemma for me. 

There were approx  3.3 million Muslims of all ages living in the United States in 2015. Obama has made a point of increasing that population before he leaves office.  How do we identify who it is among that population we need protection from?  (Certainly any person who today announces conversion to Islam is a 99.45 % sure bet to be ISIS.)

A recent poll showed  that approx. 50% of the U.S. Muslim population wanted Sharia law.  That means the other 50% have seemingly integrated into the American culture, and are good people.  It would then seem  that there are approx. 1.5 million Muslims who see the danger the others pose to their nation, and will proactively work with law enforcement and blow the whistle on that remaining ISIS recruiting pool

Except, not.  I'll use the MedellĂ­n  drug cartel as an example.  Any one who posed a riskpolice, judges, army; anyone
were told, "if you don't go along we will kill you, and your family."   ISIS won't give even that choice. Any in the community who are even precieved to be a threat will be killed.

What's your next move?

Chuckles, call your office

"Mayer Bullets"

In this video we shoot some oddball Russian shotgun slugs called "Mayer Bullets", sent to us from Russia by Lars. These are hollow slugs that have internal vanes. How will these perform? Once again we are reaching out to our viewers to give us more details about these slugs. It's nearly impossible to research a Russian slug when you don't speak Russian, so we are happy to pick the brains of our viewers.
And then there's THIS