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The Watchman: World on Fire - May 5, 2015

On this week's edition of The Watchman, we sit down with terrorism experts Patrick Poole and Ryan Mauro to discuss Iran, ISIS, Yemen and Syria--and why it matters for Americans. Read Transcript


Erick: AND WELCOME TO

"THE WATCHMAN."

WELL, ISIS CONTINUES TO

WREAK HAVOC THROUGHOUT THE

MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH

AFRICA, BEHEADING,

ENSLAVING, AND BUDGETING

BUDGET BUTCHERING ITS WAY TO

A NEW CALIPHATE.

BUT HOW DOES IT AFFECT YOU

AT HOME.

JOINING ME TODAY TO DISCUSS

IT ARE TWO OF AMERICA'S TOP

NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS.

NEITHER IS A STRANGER TO

THIS PROGRAM.

RYAN ALOS, AND HE IS A GUEST

AND FOX NEWS AND MANY

OTHERS.

AND A CLEAN JOURNALIST

PATRICK POOLE IS AN EXPERT

ON ISLAMIC TERRORISM AND A

REGULAR CONTRIBUTOR TO PJ

PJJMEDIA.COM.

WELCOME, GENTLEMAN.

RYAN, I WANT TO START WITH

YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO GET INTO THE

DOMESTIC THREATS, THE

HOMELAND, BUT I WANT TO ASK

YOU FIRST ABOUT THE STATE OF

ISIS, THE STATE OF THE

ISLAMIC STATE.

WE HAVE HAD LIMITED U.S.

AIRSTRIKES OVER THE PAST FEW

MONTHS.

HOW IS ISIS RIGHT NOW?

HAVE THEY BEEN WEAKENED, ARE

THEY GROWING STRONGER?

THEY'VE BEEN PUSHING BACK

IN SOME AREAS, WHICH THEY

GAINED IN SYRIA OR

ELSEWHERE, SO WHILE WE CAN

FOCUS ON THE TERRITORY

THEY'VE LOST IN IRAQ, WELL,

THEY'RE EXPANDING ELSEWHERE,

SO THEY'RE STILL EXPANDING

IN TERMS OF GEOGRAPHIC

TERRITORY.

BUT WHEN YOU ALSO LOOK AT

THE NUMBERS THAT THE

ADMINISTRATION HAS PUT OUT,

THE NUMBERS OF ISIS THAT

HAVE BEEN KILLED, YOU ALSO

HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR THE

NUMBER OF FOREIGN FIGHTERS

THAT ARE FLOWING IN.

Erick: WHICH HAS NOT

CEASED.

IT IS UNABATED.

RIGHT, THERE IS NO

EVIDENCE IT HAS DECREASED AT

ALL.

SO WHEN YOU PUT THOSE TWO

NUMBERS TOGETHER, WE ARE, AT

BEST, BREAKING EVEN.

Erick: TALK ABOUT HOW

THE ISIS IS STREACIAL

ESTABLISH NEW FRANCHISES.

AND DISSIPATE ALL OF THE

MEDIA HYPE ABOUT RETAKING OF

TIKRIT, WE SEE THAT THEY ARE

PUSHING INTO AMBAR PROVINCE,

AND MAKING INCURSIONS INTO

PALESTINIAN CAMPS SOUTH OF

DAMASCUS.

SO A LOT OF THE

ADMINISTRATION'S SPIN IS

EXACTLY THAT, IT IS SPIN.

AND THEN WE SEE THESE ISIS

AFFILIATES POPPING UP,

GROUPS PLEDGING ALLEGIANCE.

I SAW HERE THE OTHER DAY IN

THE PHILIPPINES, SEVERAL

JIHADIST GROUPS PLEDGED

ALLEGIANCE.

SO CLEARLY THESE JIHADIST

GROUPS KNOW SOMETHING THAT

THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

DOESN'T BECAUSE THEY'RE

GAINING SPEED AND MOMENTUM.

YEAH.

ALGERIA, AND BOKO HARAM IN

NIGERIA, AND IN AFGHAN,

PAKISTAN, WE'RE SEEING

STIRINGS AS WELL OF ISIS

SUPPORTERS.

RYAN, YOU TALK ABOUT IT

BEING -- AND PATRICK ALLUDED

TO IT AS WELL -- BEING A

GLOBAL PHENOMENON.

WE HAVE HAD THOUSANDS OF

WESTERNERS TRAVEL TO THIS

NEW CALIPHATE.

TALK ABOUT THE PIPELINE FROM

EUROPE IN PARTICULAR TO IRAQ

AND SYRIA, AND ALSO THE

UNITED STATES, U.S. CITIZENS

JOINING ISIS OVERSEAS.

THAT IS INCREASING, WHEN

YOU SEE THE NUMBERS IN

EUROPE AND THE UNITED

STATES, AND AN INCREASING

NUMBER ARE REFERRED TO AT

SOMETIMES SELF-RADICALIZED,

BUT THEY'RE ALMOST ALWAYS IN

CONTACT WITH FOREIGNORS WHO

SUPPORT ISIS.

BUT WE'RE SEEING THAT NUMBER

INCREASE.

AND THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO

FOLLOW GOD'S WILL, AND HOW

THEY INTERPRET THAT.

THEY SAY THEIR FIRST

OBLIGATION IS TO GO TO THE

CALIPHATE.

BUT IF THEY FEEL THEY'RE

UNABLE TO DO THAT, THAT

THEY'LL BE ARRESTED AT THE

AIRPORT, THAT'S WHEN THEY

CARRY OUT AN ATTACK HERE IN

THE UNITED STATES.

SO WE'RE STUCK IN THIS

POSITION IF WE START

INTERCEPTING THEM AS THEY GO

OVERSEAS, IT INCREASES THAT

THE RADICALIZED ARE GOING TO

CARRY OUT AND ATTACK HERE.

EITHER WAY WE'RE DEFINITELY

IN DANGER.

Erick: RYAN, THIS SEEMS

TO BE A STRICT IDEOLOGICAL

MESSAGE THEY'RE RESPONDING

TO.

BECAUSE PEOPLE ASK ME ALL OF

THE TIME, WHY ARE AMERICANS

JOINING ISIS?

WE HAVE EVERYTHING HERE.

IS IT THE IDEOLOGY THAT IS

DRAWING THEM?

THERE.

AND THERE ARE SPECIFIC

TENENTS OF THE IDEOLOGY,

THAT IF YOU WERE TO DESTROY

THEM, ANOTHER WOULD COME TO

REPLACE THEM.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS IS

THEY'RE FULFILLING END-TIME

PROPHECY.

AND THEY BELIEVE THAT THE

BATTLE THEY'RE ENGAGING IN

THERE, THE LAST LOYAL

JIHADISTS, ONE-THIRD WILL BE

KILLED, ONE-THIRD WILL FLEE,

AND ONE-THIRD WILL REMAIN TO

BRING VICTORY OVER THE

ENEMIES OF ISLAM.

EVEN WHEN YOU KILL THEM,

THAT IS VINDICATEING THE

IDEOLOGY.

AND THE SECOND TENENT IS

THEY BELIEVE THIS IS

ATONEMENT FOR THEIR SIN.

ESSENTIALLY THEY HAVE TO DO

A LOT OF GOOD TO MAKE UP FOR

THEIR PAST SIN, BUT THERE IS

NO WAY TO QUANTIFY THAT.

SO THEY SAY, I'VE DONE A LOT

OF BAD THINGS IN MY LIFE,

AND DYING IN JIHAD IS THE

ONLY WAY TO GUARANTEE MY

ENTRY INTO PARADISE.

Erick: THAT IS

FASCINATING.

I'M GLAD YOU BROUGHT THAT

UP.

AND, PATRICK, YOU WANT TO

SAY SOMETHING.

GETTING BACK TO THE

ADMINISTRATION'S SPIN, BACK

IN LATE SEPTEMBER, F.B.I.

DIRECTOR DACOMCOMI APPEARED

ON 60 MINUTES, AND HE SAID

THERE WERE ABOUT A DOZEN

ISIS MEMBERS.

IT IS ON TAPE.

AND FEBRUARY ROLLS AROUND,

AND DIRECTOR OF

INTELLIGENCE, JAMES CLAPPER,

IN 2011, CAME OUT AND SAID,

WELL, THERE ARE ABOUT 180,

AND WE KNOW OF 40 WHO HAVE

ALREADY RETURNED.

SO CLEARLY THE F.B.I.

DIRECTOR WAS LYING THROUGH

HIS TEETH TO 60 MINUTES OR

ELSE THERE WAS THIS

INCREDIBLE SURGE OVER -- YOU

KNOW, AT THE END OF THE

YEAR.

AND WE SEE THESE CASES

POPPING UP ON ALMOST DAILY

BASIS NOW.

Erick: AND COMIE, IN A

RARE MOMENT AND CANDOR, SAID

IN ALL 50 U.S. STATES, WE

HAVE INVESTIGATIONS ONGOING

INTO ISIS-RELATED ACTIVITY

ON AMERICAN SOIL.

SO FOLKS, WHAT THE F.B.I.

DIRECTOR IS SAYING IN EVERY

STATE IN THE UNION, WE HAVE

A NETWORK OF ISIS SUPPORTERS

AND SYMPATHIZERS.

IN YOUR HOME TOWN, COLUMBUS,

OHIO, WE RECENTLY HAD AN

ARREST OF A SOMALI MAN WHO

HAD FOUGHT WITH ISIS,

TRAINED WITH ISIS OVERSEAS,

AND WE'RE NOT SURE IF IT WAS

ISIS OR THE al-NUSRA

FRONT, BUT HE RETURNED.

AND, PATRICK, WHEN THEY

RETURN, ALL BETS ARE OFF,

RIGHT?

YES.

AND THIS IS A CASE OF

ANOTHER F.B.I. FAILURE.

THEY INTERVIEWED HIM BEFORE

HE LEFT FOR SYRIA.

TWO DAYS AFTER HE BECAME A

U.S. CITIZEN, THE F.B.I.

INTERVIEWS HIM, AND HE IS

CAUGHT LYING BY THE F.B.I.

AND HE CLAIMS HIS BROTHER

WAS OVER IN SYRIA FIGHTING

AND WHO WAS KILLED IN JUNE.

THEY ALLOW HIM TO APPLY FOR

A PASSPORT, ALLOW HIM TO

TRAVEL TO TURKEY.

FROM THERE HE GOES INTO

SYRIA, TRAINS, AND COMES

BACK, AND HE IS WANDERING

THE STREETS OF COLUMBUS,

OHIO.

Erick: THE HEARTLAND OF

AMERICA.

AT WHICH TIME HE COULD

HAVE COMMITTED A TERROR

ATTACK.

HE IS ARRESTED IN LATE

FEBRUARY ON STATE TERRORISM

CHARGES BECAUSE THE FEDS

WANTED TO GET HIM OFF THE

STREET AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

AND HE WAS INDICTED BY THE

FEDS HERE JUST A COUPLE OF

WEEKS AGO FOR PLANNING

TERROR ATTACKS.

PARTICULAR TARGETING COPS

AND MILITARY SOLDIERS.

Erick: THAT'S ALWAYS A

THEME, MILITARY AND LAW

ENFORCEMENT ARE TARGETS

AGAIN AND AGAIN.

SO, RYAN, WE HAVE THIS

PIPELINE INCREASINGLY FROM

THE U.S., MINNESOTA IN

PARTICULAR, MI MINAPOLIS,

BUT NOTHING TO THE EXTENT OF

EUROPE.

TALK ABOUT BRITAIN, FRANCE,

GERMANY, AND WE'VE LITERALLY

HAD THOUSANDS OF YOUNG

MUSLIMS TRAVEL TO THIS

CALIPHATE.

TALK ABOUT THE SITUATION IN

EUROPE AND HOW IT AFFECTS US

HERE.

IT IS HORRIFIC.

BECAUSE YOU HAVE RADICAL

EXTREMISM BREWING ON THE

STREETS.

YOU HAVE SHAR'IA ON THE

STREETS.

IT IS HARD FOR US TO BELIEVE

THAT'S WHERE WE'RE HEADED.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE

FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES,

YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT EUROPE.

THERE IS A MAJOR PROBLEM

WITH IDENTITY, WHERE YOU

HAVE LOW INCOME, IMMIGRANT

POPULATIONS THERE THAT DON'T

FEEL ATTACHED TO THE

NATIONAL IDENTITY.

AND THEY'RE EVEN MUSLIM

ACTIVISTS THAT ARE COMING

OUT AND TALKING ABOUT THIS,

AND SAYING THAT IS THE

FUNDAMENTAL PROBLEM, THE

LACK OF ASSIMILATION.

YOU CAN'T JUST MOVE HERE AND

LIVE HERE.

YOU HAVE TO BECOME A

EUROPEAN.

Erick: AND THEY'RE NOT

DOING IT, TO A LARGE DOING

IT.

THEY'RE NOT DOING IT.

Erick: THEY'RE NOT

ASSIMILATING AND

INTEGRATING.

COULD THAT HAPPEN HERE IN

THE SOMALI COMMUNITIES?

I'VE SPENT EXTENSIVE TIME ON

THE GROUND HERE IN THE U.S.,

AND THERE IS A PROBLEM THERE

WITHINTEGRATION AND

ASSIMILATION.

AND MY FEAR IS WE COULD HAVE

A EUROPEAN-STYLE SITUATION

RESULTING WHERE THEY BECOME

BREEDING GROUNDS FOR

RADICALISM.

ERICK, I WOULD HAVE TO

TAKE ISSUE WITH THE

ASSIMILATION THAT IS A CAUSE

FOR RADICALIZATION.

IF IT WAS JUST ASSIMILATION,

WE WOULD SEE IT MUCH MORE

PERVASIVE THAN WHAT IT IS.

FOR EXAMPLE, THE SIX GUYS

THAT WERE ARRESTED IN

MINNEAPOLIS.

THEY ALL ATTENDED COLLEGE.

THE SHIRA AKMED CASE, HE WAS

THE FIRST SUICIDE BOMBER

BACK IN 2008.

AND HE HAD ATTENDED

COLLEGE.

HE HAD A GOOD JOB AT A

HOSPITAL.

SO IN TERMS OF THE AMERICAN

EXPERIENCE, AND EVEN SOME OF

THESE FOREIGN FIGHTERS

COMING FROM EUROPE AND

AUSTRALIA -- YOU KNOW, WE

SAW THE ISIS VIDEO OF THE

AUSTRALIAN DOCTOR.

Erick: THAT'S RIGHT.

THE FORMER MALE MODEL THAT

WENT TO JOIN ISIS.

SO THERE ARE -- THEY PLAY

ON THOSE THEMES OF

ALIENATION.

BUT IN PRACTICAL TERMS, I

DON'T THINK THAT IT'S REALLY

THAT BIG OF A DRIVER.

Erick: WE'VE GOT TO

LEAVE IT RIGHT THERE, GUYS.

RYAN, HOLD THAT THOUGHT.

I GUESS IT ALL COMES BACK TO

IDEOLOGY.

IT IS THAT JIHADIST

IDEOLOGY.

MUCH MORE COMING UP WITH

RYAN MORROW AND PATRICK

POOLE.

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD?

THEY'RE STILL HERE.

FIND OUT AFTER THE BREAK.

Erick: WELCOME BACK.

WE'RE TALKING TO RYAN MORROW

AND PATRICK POOLE, TWO TOP

NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS,

ABOUT THE GLOBAL JIHAD THAT

IS IN YOUR BACKYARD.

ONE OF THE GRANDDADDIES OF

THAT IS THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

YOU HAD THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD, WHICH SPAWNED

al-QAEDA, WHICH SPAWNED

ISIS.

WHICH SPAWNED THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD.

AND THEY TOOK A HIT,

MOHAMMED MORSI, THE

PRESIDENT WAS DEPOSED.

THE BROTHERSHIP HAS BEEN

WEAKENED IN THE BROTHERSHIP,

I GUESS YOU COULD CALL IT.

WHAT IS THE STATE OF THE

BROTHERHOOD?

HAVE THEY SHIFTED THEIR

TACTICS?

WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THE

GLOBAL MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

NETWORK RIGHT NOW?

THE POLLS SHOW THEY HAVE

SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNTS OF

POPULARITY.

IT IS NOT ONCE WHERE IT ONCE

WAS BECAUSE PEOPLE HAD TO

EXPERIENCE LIVING UNDER THEN

IN EGYPT, BUT THEY ARE STILL

VERY POWERFUL.

THEY HAVE BECOME

ANTAGONISTIC AGAINST

AL-SISSI, AND THEY SAY YOU

HAVE TO RELEASE THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD GUY --

Erick: WHO JUST GOT

SENTENCED TO 25 YEARS?

IT WAS LESS THAN WHAT WAS

EXPECTED.

SO THEY'RE STILL A POWERFUL

FORCE.

THE WAY THEY'RE TRYING TO

REHABILITATE THEMSELVES IS

BY SAYING WHAT MORSI DID IS

NOT REFLECTIVE OF THE ENTIRE

GROUP.

AND WE STAND FOR DEMOCRACY.

WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT THE

COMMUNISTS SAID.

LENON OR STALIN, THAT'S WHAT

THEY SAID.

Erick: AND THE

BROTHERHOOD IS SHIFTING

THEIR POWER TO THE WEST.

EXPOUND ON THAT, PATRICK.

WHEN I WAS IN EGYPT LAST

YEAR, MEETING WITH ONE OF

THE EGYPTIAN OFFICIALS, ONE

OF THE CONCERNS THEY KEPT

EXPRESSING IS THEY WERE

CRACKING DOWN ON THE

BROTHERHOOD, AND KUWAIT,

U.A.E., U.A.E. EVEN

DESIGNATING TWO AMERICAN

BROTHERHOOD AFFILIATES,

C.A.R.E. AND M.A.S. -- THEY

WERE CONCERNED THAT THE

BROTHERHOOD WAS GOING TO

SURVIVE, JUST LIKE HAMAS DID

IN THE LATE '80s, BY

MOVING THEIR EFFORTS TO

EUROPE AND TO THE UNITED

STATES.

YOU KNOW, AS WE TALKED ABOUT

BEFORE, ERICK, HAMAS

SURVIVED FOR TWO YEARS IN

LATE '80s, WHEN THE

ISRAELIS HAD THEM ON THEIR

HEELS.

HAMAS SURVIVED OPERATING OUT

OF A CONDO IN SPRINGFIELD,

VIRGINIA, IN THE D.C. AREA.

Erick: NOT FAR FROM

WHERE WE'RE SITTING.

HAMAS IN ARM?

YES.

AND THE NUMBER TWO IN HAMAS

IS RUNNING HAMAS FROM

WASHINGTON, D.C.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE EYPTIANS

ARE CONCERNED TO SEE, SEEING

ANOTHER REPLAY OF THIS,

WHERE THE BROTHERHOOD IS

CLAMPED DOWN AND THEN THEY

BUILD THEIR POWER BASE.

MOHAMMED MORSI WAS RECRUITED

AS A MUSLIM STUDENT

ASSOCIATION MEMBER, OUT AT

U.S.C., IN SOUTHERN

CALIFORNIA.

Erick: HERE?

YES.

YOU HAVE THREE SENIOR MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD OFFICIALS WHO

WERE ALL RECRUITED RIGHT

HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.

Erick: RYAN, WE HAVE

ABOUT 15 SECONDS LEFT.

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD, STILL ALIGNED?

DO THEY STILL THINK THE

BROTHERHOOD ARE THE GOOD

DIE GUYS IN THE MIDDLE

EAST?

DEFINITELY.

AND THEY'RE SAYING THAT ISIS

IS A ZIONIST AMERICAN

CREATION, BUT ALSO SAYING WE

ARE THE MODERATE WHO ARE

CONDEMNING ISIS, EVEN IF

THEY'RE ADVANCING THE

PREMISES OF ISIS, THEY STILL

SAY THEY'RE THE MODERATES

THAT ARE THE SOLUTION.

Erick: AMAZING.

WE ARE THE COUNTER-WEIGHT TO

THE BAD GUYS IN AL-QAEDA.

SAME END GAME, CALIPHATE,

SHAR'IA LAW FOR ONE AND

ALL.

MORE WITH RYAN AND PATRICK,

TALKING IRAN, YEMEN.

MUCH MORE AFTER THE BREAK.

DON'T MOVE.

Erick: AND WELCOME

BACK.

WE'RE TALKING GLOBAL JIHAD,

ISLAMIC TERROR WITH PATRICK

POOLE OF PJMEDIA.COM, AND

RYAN MORROW.

A LOT OF TIMES I THINK ISIS

IS CAPTURING SUCH HEADLINES

THAT IRAN AND THE IRANIAN

REGIME GETS OVERSHADOWED A

BIT.

RYAN, TALK ABOUT WHY EVERY

AMERICAN SHOULD CARE ABOUT A

POTENTIALLY NUCLEAR IRAN?

THEY SAY THEY ARE

COMMITTED TO THE DOWNFALL OF

ALL NON-ISLAMIC GOVERNMENTS

AROUND THE ENTIRE WORLD, AND

THAT WOULD INCLUDE US.

AND AS THE PROXY WAR HEATS

UP BETWEEN IRAN AND SAUDI

ARABIA, THAT SPILLS OVER

DIRECTLY ON OUR SOIL.

THE SAUDIS TRIED TO KILL THE

AMBASSADOR TO WASHINGTON,

D.C. BY BLOWING UP A

RESTAURANT HE WAS GOING TO,

AND THAT WOULD HAVE KILLED

AMERICANS.

Erick: PATRICK, NOW IT

SEEMS THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION, FIRST

THEY'RE ROMANCING THE MUSLIM

BROTHERHOOD, AND NOW IT

SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE

BROMANCING THE IRO IRANIAN

REGIME.

TALK ABOUT WHY THAT STRATEGY

IS FLAWED, TO ALIGN

OURSELVES WITH THE IRANIAN

REGIME.

IT IS KIND OF AN IRANIAN

KIM SIM.

BEFORE 9/11, HEZBOLLAH HAD

KILLED MORE AMERICANS THAN

ANY OTHER TERRORIST GROUP IN

THE WORLD.

THEY WERE THE "A" TEAM OF

TERRORISM.

AND WE TALK ABOUT FOREIGN

FIGHTERS IN SYRIA -- IN

FACT, NOBODY REALLY TALKS

ABOUT THE FOREIGN SHI'A

FIGHTERS WHO ARE BACKING THE

ASSAD REGIME.

THERE ARE LONG LINES OF

HEZBOLLAH CASKETS FLOWING

BACK INTO LEBANON, HEZBOLLAH

FIGHTERS WHO HAVE BEEN

KILLED, I.R.G.C C.

COMMANDERS FROM IRAN.

THAT'S THE OTHER SIDE OF THE

EQUATION, THAT IRAN HAS

TREMENDOUS INTEREST IN

PROTECTING UP AND PROPPING

UP THE ASSAD REGIME SO

HEZBOLLAH IS NOT CUT OFF,

THAT THE SHI'A CRESCENT IS

REALLY SEVERED, AND

HEZBOLLAH IS IN A MUCH

WEAKER POSITION.

IRAN IS CONTINUING TO THROW

EVERYTHING THEY CAN INTO

THIS CALDRON THAT IS SYRIA,

WHICH THE ADMINISTRATION HAS

BEEN APPARENTLY ON EVERY

SIDE OF, DEPENDING ON THE

TIME OF THE DAY.

Erick: AND, RYAN, IT

SEEMS LIKE IRAN IS JUST ON

THE MARCH THROUGHOUT THE

REGION, WHETHER IT IS

LEBANON, SYRIA, IRAQ,

YEMEN.

TALK ABOUT THEIR

EXPANSIONIST GOALS IN THE

MIDDLE EAST.

IT IS OBVIOUSLY TO UNIFY

ALL OF THE SHI'ITES,

INCLUDING THE MINORITIES, IN

THE SUNNI ARAB COUNTRIES

UNDER THEIR HELM.

IT IS ACTUALLY EASIER THAN

WHAT MOST PEOPLE REALIZE.

WHAT YOU'RE SEEING THAT

HAPPENED IN YEMEN CAN BE

REPEATED IN SAUDI ARABIA.

BECAUSE ABOUT 90% OF THE

SAUDI OIL IS LOCATED IN THE

EASTERN PROVINCE.

THE REASON THAT IS

SIGNIFICANT IS BECAUSE THE

EASTERN PROVINCE IS MAJORITY

SHI'ITE.

SO THE IRANIANS CAN STIR IT

UP AND DIRECTLY THREATEN

THOSE OIL FIELDS, ON TOP OF

THE MORE OVERT THREAT FROM

THEIR MISSILES AND

EVERYTHING ELSE.

SO IF THE IRANIANS STIR UP

SHI'A UNREST THROUGHOUT THE

REGION, THEY CONTROL ENERGY

RESOURCES.

Erick: THAT'S A GREAT

POINT.

THE OIL FIELDS IN THE

EASTERN SAWED SAW, AND A

NIGHTMARE SCENARIO.

AND EVERY AMERICAN WOULD

FEEL THE PINCH.

AND IRAN'S INTERCONTINENTAL

BALLISTIC MISSILES -- YOU

DEVELOP THEM FOR ONE REASON,

TO MOUNT THEM WITH A NUCLEAR

WAR HEAD, BUT DON'T WORRY,

THEY'RE OUR FRIENDS NOW.

AND IT IS NOT CLEAR

ANYTHING THAT THEY'RE GIVING

UP.

Erick: A ONE-SIDED

DEAL, TO SAY THE LEAST.

PATRICK, BRING IN FULL

CIRCLE, I GUESS,

AL-QAEDA.

ISIS IS SUCH A MONITOR AND

GLOBAL PHENOMENON, IT SEEMS

TO OVERSHADOW OTHER BAD

ACTORS.

WHAT'S THE STATE OF

AL-QAEDA RIGHT NOW, WHICH

HAS FRANCHISES AROUND THE

GLOBE AS WELL.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

SYRIA, AND THEY'RE FRAN

CHISED THERE.

FRANCHISED THERE.

THEY JU JUST TOOK OVER THE

MAJOR CITY OF IDLIB, AND

THEY'RE MAKING AGAINST

TOWARDS THE MEDITERRANEAN

COAST, WHICH ARE STRONGHOLDS

OF THE ALAWITE ASSAD

REGIME.

AND YOU AND I HAVE BEEN

FOLLOWING THIS FOR A LONG

TIME, AND EVEN HERE IN

WASHINGTON, D.C., THERE WAS

AN ARTICLE IN FOREIGN

AFFAIRS HERE THIS YEAR THAT

WAS ADVOCATING FOR MODERATE

al-QAEDA AS A BASTION

AGAINST ISIS.

WE'VE GONE FROM MODERATE

MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD, MODERATE

HEZBOLLAH, MODERATE IRANIAN

REGIME, WHICH THE "NEW YORK

TIMES" WAS FLOATING A COUPLE

MONTHS AGO.

AND NOW WE'RE AT MODERATE

AL-QAEDA.

WE'RE RUNNING OUT OF

MODERATES.

Erick: AFTER THE BREAK,

GUYS, SOME SOLUTIONS TO,

POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS, WE'LL

DISCUSS.

MUCH MORE AFTER THE BREAK

WITH PATRICK POOLE AND RYAN

MORROW.

SO STICK AROUND.

Erick: AND WELCOME

BACK.

WE'RE WRAPPING UP WITH RYAN

MORROW AND PATRICK POOLE.

PATRICK, WE'LL START WITH

YOU,SOME FINAL THOUGHTS IN

THE BRIEF TIME WE HAVE.

WHAT IS NEXT?

WHAT CAN BE DONE?

ERICK, I THINK OUR

OPTIONS ARE EXTREMELY

LIMITED.

ONE OF THETHINGS WE'RE

HEARING IN WASHINGTON,

D.C. -- WE LOST THE IRAQ

WAR.

AND THAT REALLY HASN'T SUNK

INTO OUR POLITICAL MEDIA

CLASS.

WE LOST THE WAR.

WE HAVE EXTREMELY LIMITED

OPTIONS.

AND THEN WE HAVE THE OBAMA

ADMINISTRATION IN POWER.

SO IT'S GOING TO BE

DIFFICULT FOR THE UNITED

STATES TO EFFECT ANY KIND OF

OF SOLUTION TO THESE

PROBLEMS.

Erick: WE'LL SEE IN

2016.

RYAN, WHAT ABOUT YOU?

THIS AREA OF SYRIA CALLED

DOBVIK BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE

THEY ARE FULFILLING

END-TIMES PROPHECY, AND

THEY'LL TAKE OVER THIS AREA,

CALLED DOBVIK, AND HOLD THE

INFIDELS THERE, AND THAT

WILL COMMENCE A GREAT BATTLE

WHICH WILL TRIGGER THE END

TIMES, WHICH THEY THINK IS A

WONDERFUL THING.

SO IF THEIR PREMISES IS

BASED ON THEM HOLDING

DAVICK, USE IT AGAINST

THEM.

Erick: PATRICK POOLE

AND RYAN MORROW, CHECK OUT

THEIR GREAT WORK.

THESE GUYS ARE PROLIFIC AND

THEY'RE TWO OF THE BEST.

THANKS FOR JOINING US HERE

ON "THE WATCHMAN."

UNTIL NEXT TIME, REMEMBER,

NEVER HOLD YOUR PEACE.

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