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The ISIS Solution

Boko Haram

In early 2014, after taking over Fallujah, Iraq, U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama made the mystifying claim that ISIS was a “JV” terrorist group. Later in the year, after ISIS had conquered even more of Syria and Iraq, President Obama made the bizarre claim that ISIS “is not Islamic.” He did, however, pledge to “destroy” the group, but essentially rescinded that pledge in the same breath by promising not to deploy U.S. ground forces to Iraq.

Today, the Obama administration has unleashed an onslaught of measuredly disapproving public statements against ISIS, authorized a series of primarily symbolic airstrikes, and even broken the earlier promise not to deploy ground forces by putting a couple thousand American troops on the ground in Iraq. Of each of President Obama’s earlier ISIS statements, the most accurate one is his comment from September 2014, that he had “no strategy” for dealing with ISIS.

Noticing evidence of this vacuum to this day, Brandon Webb, Jack Murphy, and Peter Nealen published The ISIS Solution (2014, Kindle and Audible); a compilation of insights based on their respective years of SEAL, Special Forces, and Force Recon experience, observations from deployments in support of the war previously known as GWOT (Global War On Terror), and the study of warfare in general.

Boko Haram Declares Caliphate in West Africa

Boko Haram

Citizens of Western nations—the United States and in Europe, in particular—should understand that their troops might soon also be fighting a ground war in West Africa. The reasons are simple.

While the international community has seen ISIS—or more appropriately, Islamic State—make enormous strides in conquering swathes of territory east of Suez, few have bothered to follow what this fundamentalist Jihadist movement may be achieving in West Africa.

In conjunction with its Nigerian affiliate Boko Haram, the terror group has surreptitiously created an entirely new country in the northern Islamic heartland of Nigeria. At 25,000 square miles, about the same size as Maryland in the U.S., it even has its own capital, called Gwoza1.

The Metamorphosis

From AQI To the Islamic State of Iraq (2006 - 2011)

Excerpted from "The Terrorists of Iraq" by Malcolm Nance (Taylor and Francis, 2014).

As early as 2005 al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) had sought to carve out a national entity within Iraq. They went so far as to declare an Islamic Emirate of Iraq. At the time they only occupied a few dozen safe houses in the Western governorates, some in Baghdad and a neighborhood in Anbar Province.

Islamist Terrorims in Canada

Prime Minister Stephen Harper of Canada was severely criticized for stating in 2011 that the biggest security threat to Canada is Islamic terrorism. 1Last year, Richard Fadden, then the head of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), delivered a warning to the Canadian Senate that the threat of domestic terrorism had increased significantly in the past five years.

Radiological Dispersal Devices for Jihad


The ambition of British Muslim Dhiren Barot to explode a "dirty" nuclear bomb in Britain is eye- opening. "For the time being we do not have the contacts to enable us to purchase such items," Barot wrote before his arrest.1

William Broad of the York Times previously reported that Iraq under Saddam Hussein "tested a one-ton Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) in 1987 to assess its military usefulness." 2

Barot’s terror activities, of which British author Christopher Andrew gives us a glimpse, had been the basis of a major paper on the subject by Robert Wesley [Medina] in Kashmir, Barot declared that one way to counter "Western interference in Muslim lands" 3 would be to conduct large-scale attacks that might include radiological materials.