Op/Ed – War on Terror: Over or Just Beginning?

By: Erick Stakelbeck 

It was May 2nd, 20ll, the day after the Al Qaeda kingpin was killed by U.S. forces. And CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen was ready to call it a day in the ongoing struggle against Islamic jihadists.

“It’s time to move on,” he continued, telling a radio interviewer that the Islamic terrorist threat to America had been all but eliminated with Bin Laden’s death. Bergen’s CNN colleague, Fareed Zakaria, went a step further, writing that Bin Laden’s demise meant radical Islam’s “existential threat to the Western world” was “gone.”

Bergen and Zakaria, two Obama administration favorites, were echoed by the President’s own Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, who later told reporters that Al Qaeda was nearly defeated.

The message sent to the American people by the Obama administration and their mainstream media surrogates was unmistakable: taking out Bin Laden and defeating Al Qaeda means the age of Islamic radicalism is over.

No mention, of course, of the growing power of jihadists like Iran, Hezbollah or the Muslim Brotherhood, all much greater long-term threats to America’s national security than Al Qaeda. Likewise, no mention of radical Islamists’ stealthy efforts to establish Sharia law in the U.S., infiltrate the highest levels of the U.S. government or of recent calls from American Muslim organizations to re-establish the Islamic caliphate.

Unfortunately for our left-wing elites in the government, mainstream media and academia, the American people are not stupid. Despite the Obama administration’s claims to the contrary, when Americans see the Muslim Brotherhood and its jihadist allies taking power across the Middle East and North Africa, they know instinctively, in their guts, that what is developing is not an “Arab Spring” but an Islamist Winter with dangerous consequences for the U.S. and our greatest ally, Israel.

The alarming truth laid out in Mercury Radio Arts’ new documentary, Rumors of War III: Target U.S. is that the United States is in the radical Islamists’ crosshairs now more than ever. A formidable group of expert insiders, including Lt. General (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, Florida Congressman Allen West, former Department of Justice prosecutor Andrew McCarthy and former FBI Special Agent John Guandolo, among others, take viewers deep inside the Islamist threat to the American homeland, revealing shocking details about our vulnerabilities and our enemies’ intentions to exploit them.

In my 11 years of covering Islamic terrorism and national security issues, I can say without reservation that Rumors of War III presents the most truthful, in-depth and unflinching account I’ve seen of the imminent threats facing America. It contains the kind of unvarnished, politically incorrect analysis and information that is only whispered about in the back hallways of the New York Times, CNN and yes, most conservative media outlets.

In Rumors of War III, you’ll see how:

  •  Members of Muslim Brotherhood front groups that are sworn to the destruction of America have assumed influential positions in the U.S. government. Incredibly, these same radical Islamists are helping to direct the Obama administration’s counterterrorism and Muslim outreach policies.
  •  Hezbollah operatives are attempting to link up with Mexican drug cartels along America’s porous southern border in order to infiltrate and attack the U.S. homeland.
  •  Iran is linking up with anti-American, Marxist regimes throughout Latin America in an effort to establish a forward base to strike at the United States.
  •  Iran’s drive for nuclear weapons and its rapidly advancing long and medium-range missile programs pose an existential threat not just to Israel but to the U.S. as well.
  •  The coming Middle East War will spark worldwide chaos, quite possibly by the end of 2012.

As for the supposedly vanquished Al Qaeda, while its leadership has been weakened, the group now covers more ground geographically—from Pakistan to North Africa, Europe, Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and beyond—than it did on 9/11. And the movement it has spawned has sparked a whole new generation of homegrown jihadists—U.S. citizens who are hell-bent on bringing down the country of their birth.

This is the kind of vital information that our leaders and opinion makers are actively trying to suppress. That’s why Rumors of War II: Target U.S. is a must-watch for every American who cares about preserving our security and way of life.

 

Erick Stakelbeck is a GBTV contributor and host of CBN’s Stakelbeck on Terror show. His book, “The Terrorist Next Door: How the Government is Deceiving You About the Islamist Threat,” was released by Regnery Publishing in 2011.

  • landofaahs

    We may stop fighting but our enemies will not.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    The death of UBL only marked a ‘target of political opportunity’ for Kaiser Obama; he soon enough will be starring in story and film as personally taking down UBL while apologizing for the matter.

    And the terrorists Kaiser Obama willl welcome with open arms and allow their actions so long as it benefits his agenda – his agenda of absolute control and terror.

  • landofaahs

    The war against terror is over?  When did we surrender?  Gee I must have missed obama waving the little white flag.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Kaiser Obama’s portion of the war ended the instant he came into office.

  • landofaahs

    Well, only after little obama lead the seal team into the lair of bin laden with his knife between his teeth and then personally delivered the slug to bin ladens head. John Wayne had nothing on the little o.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Indeed John Wayne was a true hero; unlike Kaiser Obama who is a complete fabrication – save for his being a naricissistic, sociopathic, liar and complete communist.

    Don’t forget too; that soon after UBL went to his maker, the SEALs got sold out and ambushed by someone in the White House.

  • http://www.facebook.com/walkin.one.man.genocide Carl Stull

    This just proves how not minding our own business screws things up worse.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Carl but just sticking your head in the sand or turning out the lights does not make bad things go away. These extremists are sworn to kill us or die trying… and that includes even you sir.

  • Anonymous

    Now is the time to get right with God and just be the best person you can be every day.  The most powerful thing one can do is to set a good example.

  • Anonymous

    When Revelation spoke of the Whore of Babylon, it spoke of Islam.  The Caliphate was once located in Babylon’s replacement Baghdad and is still the religion there.  Mohammed started the war on both Jews and Christians during his lifetime and labeled the battle to annihilate those of other religions as Jihad.  There was no “reinterpretation” of some spiritual journey at that time. It was hot, bloody war – “convert or die by the sword”.  Jerusalem was Jewish (it means the Peace of the Jews)  Mohammed NEVER set foot in Jerusalem during his lifetime and the supposed dream sequence during which he supposedly flew to heaven on a white horse NEVER mentioned Jerusalem.  He stole the idea from St Paul’s vision of the third level of Heaven in Ephesus as he stole many other ideas from both Christianity and Judaism while twisting them to suit his own purposes.  If there was ever an angel whispering in his ear it was Lucifer.  Now we are reaping what was sown and which should have long since have been destroyed.  There are good people who happen to have been born Muslim.  They are not responsible for who their parents were.  Islam, on the other hand, is unremittingly evil and can be practiced by good people only through denial of its true history. 

  • landofaahs

    What goes around comes around. Even those at the top should learn and will learn that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TPYB7J2BTVYJ4JKBQZTMAU3BNQ Vinny

     Iran has NO nukes, Leon Pineta even said so when questioned, GB and
    his neocon cults members are delusional.  The defense secretary said it
    with his own lips and you still can’t let Iran go.  They said they
    wanted to INQUIRE about nuclear ENERGY, NOT nuclear missiles, when are
    you people going to get this through your heads?? 

    Israel plays the victim while brainwashing the US public trying to get some sort of backing for war, however even that communist Obama won’t touch Iran in fears of Russia coming down upon him.  Israel doesn’t belong there as a nation, that is Palestine and always will be.  I don’t believe Israel should be wiped off the map, but I certainly don’t believe they should have checkpoints, segregation, and South Africa type apartheid going on, this is wrong on so many levels.  Jews can’t even marry non Jews??  Are you kidding me?  Any other race or religion does this and it’s called racism, Israel does this and its ok with the world??  Well, it’s not ok with me.  Jews weren’t just kicked out of Germany and Poland, they were also kicked out of Russia, Italy, ect ect…   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…  over ONE HUNDRED other countries!!!!!!!  After maybe the 20th I would have said it’s got to be something they’re doing, but over ONE HUNDRED??!!!  There’s definitely a reason behind this.  Sometimes you have to start pointing that finger inward.  It’s you, not everyone else.   

    PS:  Israel have god’s “chosen” people??  LOL!!!  Any Christian that actually believes that rubbish that a loving caring god would put a
    particular creation of his before another is seriously brainwashed and
    should seek help immediately. 

  • SoThere

    You’re a bigoted anti-Semite Jew hater.

    In your own words:”Most of our problems is from our support for israel, most of our wars are because of israel, our filthy hollywood is made up of mostly jewish directors, jewish funded films, and mostly jewish actors.”” I do NOT stand with Israel, and everyone that reads history rather than Faux news will know the truth. I’m not anti-Jewish, I’m anti Zionist.”” Now go do some research about how the Jew’s are 1.7% of the US population yet they make up over 40% of the politicians in power in the US, they also make up over 70% of the actors and directors in Hollywood and are responsible for all the filth and trash thats being pumped out to our youth. Tim Geitner, Feinstein, Bernake, Sachs, Chertoff, JP Morgan/Chase, Leiberman, Schumer…ect…the list goes on. FACT: 14 of the 23 senior officials that run the US Treasury are Jews….””It’s only antisemitism if you believe the lie that the imposters currently occupying Palestine are Semites….which they most certainly are NOT!! Revelation 3:9 and Revelation 2:9!!””Saw the 1.5% Jewish comment….yes, they are a very small population in the US…yet they dominate such high positions in the US…amazing right? pffffttt your blind. Goodbye.”

    Right out of Paul Joseph Goebbels playbook.

  • SoThere

    Flagged for bigotry and hate.

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ PoliceStateRunsMediaClickHere

     Unelected officials took over Washington and the media after the coup and cover up.  Even most of the comments online are financed with your tax dollars. Big brother is trying to create the perception of public opinion while burying the truth. They think you can’t handle the truth. Fact of the matter is we have no democracy, president, and freedom of press is an illusion.

    Osama Obama Biden (Bi)n La(den)
    Think this is just some amazing set of coincidences? Think again.
    The link in my name exposes the BIGGEST cover up.

  • Anonymous

    It’s all about maintaining financial systems which can game the general population and will be about population control.

    All of these movements are just tools. They’re the smokescreen for the real game. The real game is the power game being played behind the scenes. We’re all stuck in Oz and the vast majority of people seem determined not to look at the man behind the curtain.

    How naive can we be? Islam will always be a tool for contention. Exchange it with any one of the religions in human history that demand that adherents conquer, subjugate, and/or wipe out non-believers. It’s inherent in the core beliefs of the religion. Racism will always be a tool for contention. It’s inherent for racism to create unrest. Class differentiation will always be a tool for contention. There will always be people with greater advantages than others and it inherently creates resentment. There are numerous other issues that always have been and always will be potential wedges and tools to create unrest in humankind.

    Our enemy as Christian Conservatives in this country is not any one of these issue or even all of these issues together. Our enemy is those who fight our ability to be Christian. Those who would seize our property, force us to labor for them, dictate what we can and can not say and where we can and can not say it, those would prevent us from defending ourselves and our loved ones from harm, those who would dictate how many children we have, how they are raised, and what they are taught. Our enemy is the secular elite in the world that could care less whether there is a God or not because they have convinced themselves that whether there is a God or not they are not going to be held accountable in this lifetime and they’re determined to shape the world whatever way they see fit. The only thing that holds them back from going all out and taking complete totalitarian control of the world is that they fear the revolt of the masses against them and they rely on the masses still to keep their systems in place.

    Our enemies are the abject ignorance and stupidity of the pawns of these self-appointed world-shapers. Our enemies are within us – lethargy, indifference, fear, uncertainty, faithlessness, lack of conviction, unwillingness to openly embrace the love of God…

    Know thyself. Know that God is real and that there is worth to having integrity. There is worth in bravery. There is worth in charity. There is worth in love. There is worth in forgiveness. There is worth in standing up for what is right and not giving in because it’s difficult to keep fighting the good fight.

    The Arab Spring may or may not be the launching pad of World War III. But you’ll know what to think and what to do if you know what is right in your mind and in your heart and you’ll not need any government, celebrity, or media personality or faceless network to tell you. The right thing to do is to do what God would have you do: Do unto others as you would have done unto you. This may mean mercy or it may mean laying down your lives to protect others. It may mean saving lives or it may mean taking lives.

    We don’t need to be enemies with any group to be righteous Christians. We don’t need to be at war with “terrorism”. We don’t need to be prosperous to be righteous Christians. We don’t need to “have the edge” in the global market. We don’t need to be the biggest oil producers or have the lowest gas prices to be righteous Christians. We don’t need the “dollar” to be the world currency standard to be righteous Christians. We don’t need to be anti-wind farms and anti-solar companies to be righteous Christians. We don’t need to be pro-nuclear power or pro-coal to be righteous Christians.

    But we do need to get the beam (collectivism) out of our own eye before we continue looking to pull the slivers and beams out of the eyes of others. We do need to stand for something that reflects righteous Christianity. Liberty should be the goal of all who believe in “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. God gave us the liberty to choose. He set the standard. How can we call our cause righteous if the cause of liberty isn’t at the core of what we stand for? We need to get our religious liberty back. We need to get our economic liberty back. We need to get our social liberties back. We need to get all of our civil liberties back. And if we can truly say that we stand for the liberty of our own people, only then can we look abroad and say we stand for the liberty of others and do so with conviction.

  • Daune McCulloch

    You certainly went to a lot of trouble to make a point. And I will give it to you you possibly have acquired soeme degree of education, but you certainly would need a lot more than that to convince anyone of anything. Thanks for your post.

  • Daune McCulloch

    I know several couples who both are not Jewish. Maybe the old Orthodox Jews still hold to that belief, just like Catholics used to hold to only marrying Catholics. The Jewish Orthodox, The Greek Orthodox and Vatican Catholics all have old laws they still adhere to, so that is nothing new or earth shattering. I’m assuming you might lean to the Atheist views of life or maybe you’re waiting for the Mahdi or Muhommad. Everyone has their own view of things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gerald-Scott/100002227796670 Gerald Scott

    Obama wouldn’t even have been looking for Osama if George hadn’t started that mission. But of course he ‘s going to try and get all the credit for it. Just like Clinton taking credit for a growing economy that Reagan policies brought about while he was diddling the interns.

  • landofaahs

    STAND YOURE GROUND.  No person has the right to push you around.  You have every right to protect yourself.  We can always see the remote idiots who refuse to simply let you have your Constitutionally secured rights.

  • Anonymous

    So bin laden is dead?

  • http://www.facebook.com/walkin.one.man.genocide Carl Stull

     It was the United States government that killed the Shah in Iran in 1953, b/c he didn’t want to distribute his oil, your neocon excuse for this war is 9/11, which happened almost 50 years after we put troops there. Idk, but I don’t remember the last time a Middle Eastern country came over here, killed us, and took our resources, do you?

     Then you go and preach about how these extremist islamist groups are destined to kill us, while you support our government funding them. The United States funded The Taliban, Sadamm, Al Queda, and Osama Bin Laden…… like I said, we need to mind our  own damn business. We poke our nose into places where it doesn’t belong and the mess just gets bigger. Do you really think that we’re safer now from the extremist or we’re we safer 50 years ago? If you say we’re safer after we went into foreign countries, pushing our way of life on people and stealing their resources, you’re dumber than I thought.

    How would you like it, if I came over to your house, threw you on the ground, beat the shit out of you, and took your resources? Would you bury your head in the sand?

  • http://www.facebook.com/walkin.one.man.genocide Carl Stull

     Btw, this pushing for a war with Iran didn’t happen, b/c of extremist radicalist terrorist groups, they’ve always been there… this is happening  b/c the Iranians decided to sell their oil in something other than US dollars.

  • http://goo.gl/DvRNm Right Fielder

    That’s what Constantine said…

  • Anonymous

    Al Qaeda isn’t going anywhere.  The only thing we did was cut the head off the snake.  If anything, Al Qaeda is more de-centralized than ever which in my opinion does not eliminate the threat.  Al Qaeda isn’t as strong as before but its still around and we as a nation need to keep close tabs on them. 

    We also need to take a look at the Haqqani network (which we have been doing for a few years now) and the Lashkar-e-Taiba which are both operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan and are expanding to other regions in the middle east.  If anything the Lashkar-e-Taiba are as I would call them Al Qaeda 2.0.  We will be fighting Islamic fanatics for a long time to come. 

  • Anonymous

    Al Qaeda isn’t going anywhere.  The only thing we did was cut the head off the snake.  If anything, Al Qaeda is more de-centralized than ever which in my opinion does not eliminate the threat.  Al Qaeda isn’t as strong as before but its still around and we as a nation need to keep close tabs on them. 

    We also need to take a look at the Haqqani network (which we have been doing for a few years now) and the Lashkar-e-Taiba which are both operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan and are expanding to other regions in the middle east.  If anything the Lashkar-e-Taiba are as I would call them Al Qaeda 2.0.  We will be fighting Islamic fanatics for a long time to come. 

  • Anonymous

    hmmm where to start. I don’t have the time right now to go off. I’m sure others on here will in rebuttle to your latest deliciously incoherrent rant.

  • Anonymous

    hmmm where to start. I don’t have the time right now to go off. I’m sure others on here will in rebuttle to your latest deliciously incoherrent rant.

  • Anonymous

    Back up your accusation that someone in the White House “sold out” the SEALS. You sound absurd.

  • Anonymous

    Back up your accusation that someone in the White House “sold out” the SEALS. You sound absurd.

  • Anonymous

    Wow you may actually be insane, really I hope you get help for your issues.

  • Anonymous

    Wow you may actually be insane, really I hope you get help for your issues.

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Wow – that’s a deeply paranoid fantasy world you’re creating there!

  • http://twitter.com/nutts2020 nutt

    Wow – that’s a deeply paranoid fantasy world you’re creating there!

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ PoliceStateRunsMediaClickHere

    keep covering up the truth big brother

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ PoliceStateRunsMediaClickHere

    thank you for the mild discrediting and mild attack not to mention mild diversion from the truth leaking out.

  • Anonymous

    Seriously I feel bad for you, I read your website, please do seek some help.

  • http://PalinsDirtyLittleSecret.blogspot.com/ PoliceStateRunsMediaClickHere

    Save your lies big brother. Troll on

  • Anonymous

    Your entire website is based on names being somewhat similar, or sharing a varying amount of letters with other names. More oddly most of your website revolves around people who barely share some similarity with other people, most of the people don’t even look like each other. I seriously think you have some mental health issues, I am not trying to be cruel, I hope you seek help and look into it for your own sake. Your website seems like the rant of a mental unhealthy individual.

  • Anonymous

    then let them fight themselves to death and kill us all – if you’re a good person you are going to a better place than this.  This short mortal life is just that – short.  Just be the best person you can be and whatever happens happens.  The purpose of life is to progress spiritually. Like the Bhagavad Gita says:  “The ignorant work for their own profit while the wise work for the welfare of the world, without thought for themselves.”  Those who ignore this spiritual law have wasted their life and will not find true contentment in this world or in the next.  I believe that and I also believe that the only thing that matters in this life is spiritual progession.  What else matters??  We’re all going to die anyway – no matter what – even if we live to be 100 – just do your best and be your best and do what you need to do to get right with God.  

  • landofaahs

    First of all, spiritual can mean almost anything. I mean, muslims are spiritual. But we must follow the right spirit. I believe there is no salvation outside of Jesus Christ. You can do all the good works in the world and they will profit you nothing unless they one has trust in Christ for his salvation and preach it. By the way the best we can be is not good enough in God’s book, we must be perfect or we must rely on the work that Christ did on the cross.

  • Anonymous

    They want us to go back to pre 9/11, no worries;  they want us unprepared once again.  Our vigil gone so the attack that’s coming will be unforeseen and unexpected.   Like Obama, OBL was just a puppet; a figure head for those that are pulling the strings.  Don’t kid yourselves, the war is just beginning.    It began with the attempt to take away our religious beliefs through the HC mandate.

  • Anonymous

    Obama the cheerleader,  is doing his part for the cause.

  • Anonymous

    One of the most significant goals stated by Obama in his presidential campaign was his intention to take “a new approach to the Muslim World”.  There were scant details, but there have been some telling hints, and Obama’s “new approach” is beginning to emerge. Obama wants to make the Muslim World happy.  That isn’t easily done, since the Sunnis will only be happy if the Shiites are destroyed, and the Shiites will only be happy if the Sunnis are destroyed. And so, while Muslims may dream of a Caliphate, the dream is different for Sunnis and Shiites. The ultimate clash between the followers of the Ayatollah and the Wahabis will be of epic proportions.  But, in the meantime, what would make them both happy?  Certainly, the destruction of Israel.  Obama needs Jewish contributions and votes for his reelection, but if he is reelected, his “undying commitment to Israel’s security” will die a quick death.  Obama has failed to even take note of the persecution of Christians in Islamic countries, so it will continue, unabated.  The welcome mat for the Muslim Brotherhood, already a fixture in Hillary Clinton’s office, is about to become a fixture at the White House.  And when it does, the “new approach” will undoubtedly become much clearer.

  • Anonymous

    That all sounds about right.   What I don’t understand is, how exactly does all this benefit the American Jew enough to get their vote?    How will it all pan out in the end, assuming Obama’s plan goes forward.