Buck Sexton: The caliphate is official; the caliphate is real

On Sunday, Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, a spokesman for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), announced the Al Qaeda offshoot had named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the leader of the new caliphate and formally declared the creation of an Islamic state in the territory under its control. Al-Adnani called on those living in the area under the group’s control to swear allegiance to al-Baghdadi.

On radio this morning, TheBlaze’s national security editor Buck Sexton filled in for Glenn and drew from his four years in the CIA working in both Iraq and Afghanistan as he explained what comes next now that the caliphate is in fact here and official.

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  • Anonymous

    What does that do to the geographic split now between Hezbollah and the Sunnies. Iran can not ship overland stuff to them, if I am right.

  • Anonymous

    As to the USA Advisors…if you’re going to face the Persians, I suppose 300 is a good number. Go Spartans !

  • Anonymous

    Good! So now terrorists have an actual territorial “state” on which we can unleash all the fury of U.S. air power and bomb them to kingdom come!!!

  • Anonymous

    Nuke them till they glow before they nuke us.

  • mark miller
  • Anonymous

    OK. In all fairness people, it’s easy to say anything you want. Just pronouncing you’ve formed a caliphate doesn’t make it so.

  • Anonymous

    Are you for real?? Just read what ISIS is doing in the ME. They are killing and plundering and burning churches and no one is stopping them. They have indeed created their own country..and it will continue to grow as they spread their terror.

  • Jeff Lambeau

    Wouldn’t this actually make it easier to defeat them? Before, they were hiding in caves in 20 different countries around the world… now they’ll all be in one place.

  • Kevin Johnson

    Who cares

  • Anonymous

    Sure glad you didn’t use the name of an Indian tribe.

  • Bob Barker

    Did the U.S. not declare itself free from British rule by a simple document? It matters if you can back it up.

  • Dennis Ferguson

    well since terrosit country after country is forming up id say it prolly dosent matter

  • Chase Croft

    If there is an official “ISLAMIC” state, do all people who practice Islam now have to answer for the actions taken by this state? For example, If we end up in a war with this islamic state does that mean we are literally at war with those who practice it, even those who reside in the U.S.?

  • Anonymous

    Only an idiot wouldn’t be concerned… this will affect everyone in the world you moron!

  • Anonymous

    Obama is very pleased with the news!

  • Clinton Pando

    If they actually follow the Constitution of Medina this isn’t even a bad thing. The problem is they have already shown they are not. The Constitution of Medina called for the following rights for Non-Muslims and stated:

    The security of God is equal for all groups,

    Non-Muslim members will have the same political and cultural rights as Muslims. They will have autonomy and freedom of religion.

    Non-Muslims will take up arms against the enemy of the Ummah and share the cost of war. There is to be no treachery between the two.

    Non-Muslims will not be obliged to take part in religious wars of the Muslims.

    However as we have already seen they are most likely doing this for power and will continue to kill innocent people for no reason.

  • Dale Furno

    Go Redskinned Poverty Criers!

  • Anonymous

    It looks like we might be seeing Bible Prophecy is being fufilled before our eyes. Ezekiel 38 & 39, Psalm 83, II Thessalonians 2: 1 – 12 and numerous others both Old Testament and New Testament. These events were foretold that it would happen for over 3,000 years. Remember the Bible was written from a middle east perspective.

    Regarding America especially, also applies to other countries

    You might want to also read this article by DAVID KUPELIAN from http://www.wnd.com/2014/06/america-land-of-1000-addictions/

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    It would if Obama was going to do anything to them but since he is not TJ is right.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Well I guess liberals should of listen to the people on the ground instead of code pink. Bush might of started this war but it was Obama who made the results happen.

  • Parrish Quick

    Well now the Palestinians can finally go home!

  • Anonymous

    all they, the islam-brotherhood, had to do is takeover the American Media and put one of their own as President of America, than islam could topple Gods Countries of America and Israel! and that is what they did! the devils boobytrap ie the devils playground, is our boob-tube media. hussein-obama is their brother they had never let go of their vendetta since the crusades, since cain/abel since Jacob/Esau and ishmael/isaac. that is shuni/shia/israel civil war..war on God for Lucifers control and Hussein-Obama was raised on Lucifers Two books–Koran and RulesForRadicals– book dedicated to Lucifer!

  • Terry Lee

    Can you please clarify this in full sentences, with correct spelling and correctly punctuated and capitalized? I am not sure what you are saying.

  • Sharon Warren

    I have been saying for a long time that the real struggle for world power was between the global elitists, aka the Illuminati, Enlightened Ones, the Olympians AND the Muslims. I actually hope I NOT on Earth when the winner is announced but I believe whoever HE is; he will be Muslim. Heads are gonna roll and I’m not being funny.

  • http://www.absoluteintensity.com dennis reilly

    obama loves isis and sharia for everyone but him and his friends and family

  • BigSkyDan

    Who’s ready for the 12th imam, the party isn’t official started until that dude arrives.

  • Anonymous

    People…GET READY…Jesus IS coming!

  • Anonymous

    These bloodthirsty jihadists are already driving around in US Humvees, using US weapons. And what does Obama do? Ask for $500. million more in training and weapons, which will no doubt end up being used by these bloodthirsty jihadists. Remember the definition of insanity? Do the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome? Well, the best possible outcome might be that these bloodthirsty jihadists bite the hands of their main backers, Saudi Arabia. If they get the US off the Saudi backed petro dollar, then perhaps the US will realize that Iranian culture, Iranian science and engineering and Iranian (albeit limited) democracy are preferable to the jihadist breeding authoritarian Saudi monarchy. If the US does not go back to gold, then I would prefer petrodollars backed by oil and gas from Iran–where women drive and have far more rights than women in Saudi Arabia.

  • Anonymous

    This is fantastic news. Now we know where to drop the big one! BTW maybe someone ought to tell the future martyrs that no one said their 72 virgins would be female! LOL

  • David Mclaughlin

    lmao

  • http://suzeraining.wordpress.com/ suz

    they’re more dangerous as their power becomes more concentrated.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

    When men choose to be ruled by their own appetites, they become servants of Mammon.

    The path to Salvation is not found by taking sides in the conflicts between devils.

    The Golden Calf has grown up to be a hollow Bronze Bull.

    jewish mammonism = baphomet = mahomet = muslim brotherhood

    it is the same devil

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

    I have killed many Mexicans; I do not know how many, for frequently I did not count them. Some of them were not worth counting. It has been a long time since then, but still I have no love for the Mexicans. With me they were always treacherous and malicious.

    — Geronimo, My Life: The Autobiography of Geronimo, 1905.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94rcOVJBMYQ Winston Blake

    jewish mammonism = baphomet = mahomet = muslim brotherhood

    it is the same devil

  • Mike

    “Buck brief)? Is this moron serious? He had to get that pathetic lead in on, not to mention the Glen Beck speak homage… Stop trying to sound like your boss you idiot. And lose that hokey buck brief thing, sounds like your reporting from your moms basement. And telling your audience that you were a CIA analyst! were is the operative word here. Your whole gig is bush(minor not W) league.h

  • IT 2 IT 1234

    DON’T let the globalist MAFIA script PULL your chain!

    “The turn on event for WWIII will NOT be anythng in the Mid East.

    The turn on event for WWIII –WILL BE!
    ———-circa 2020,
    ——————after the GLOBALISTS enable
    —————————–complete RED CHINA rearmament,
    ————————————————————————KOREA!”
    JOEL SKOUSEN
    World Net Daily

    FURTHER- – -

    “HE [ ie Skousen )- – -
    ————————IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT!”
    VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    world’s pre-eminent military scholar
    ‘Savior Generals’ author
    Informed Radio
    Aug. 2013

    AGAIN! —RELAX!

    RED CHINA handover’s been FULLY PULLED OFF!

    EVERYTHING’s right on schedule and TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL!

    “Ordo ob chaos’ —–is barreling right on down that ALBERT PIKE!

  • Bert31

    You were NEVER an analyst for any intelligence agency, which is why you don’t possess any intelligence. Your grammar skills (or lack thereof) are appalling.

  • Tagg Heurer

    Citizens and Patriots: Always keep in mind that the light of liberty is each of us: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • luceChange

    So cause “Buck” says so we’re going to treat this Kabuki theatre of the Middle East as Valid and the End of the Discussion. Some Towel Wrapped Jerk profess to be the “GREAT I AM” an that’s it??
    These ISIS/ISIL animals are way outside the Teaching of the Quran, as beqstly as that is. Sunni and Shia have been at each other for 1400 years, best to just confine them to their Desert and let them Battle it out. Stop Feeding them; Stop arming them, stop doctoring and rescuing them from their own Insanity.

  • Anonymous

    No, the purpose of this “state” was to call all Muslims to the cause. However the majority of people view this as idiotic. To be legitimate this caliphate would essentially absorb: Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia etc…………and that won’t happen.

    In the end……it is the idiotic leader of ISIS trying to recreate a Muslim empire ….and nothing to back himself up. (Think of his claims as North Korea threatening war with the USA)

  • Anonymous

    They follow the Wahabi sect of Islam (which is actually anti-Mohammed and believe he is deified). They have almost no support and are backed by Saudi Arabia….(and they want to destroy the Kaaba in Mecca which is a holy site……….so they also pissed off several million other Muslims with that statement)

  • Anonymous

    I think he is saying Obama is a Muslim communist marxist vampire zombie…….

  • Anonymous

    More likely this caliphate will flop as support ebbs due to their idiotic proclamations (they said they want to destroy the Kaaba….so now 95% of Muslims are against them). Also, their caliphate is impotent without Muslims joining them (their proclamation was essentially a call to arms of all Muslims). The problem is most Muslims (as people) aren’t crazy enough to fight and kill all non-believers (just like people in any religion) and on top of that, ISIS pissed them off by their Kaaba proclamation.