ISIS trains jihadists to hit European targets, has no shortage of volunteers – Europol

Introduction — June 16, 2017

It is becoming clear that Western governments have been instrumental in creating the terror threat, insofar as they’ve created the conditions where it would take root and thrive.
Starting with the 2003 Iraq invasion the West created strife and instability in the Middle East, which was compounded by the ousting of Gaddafi in 2011.
The Libyan strongman had actually warned that without his cooperation Europe could be inundated with over 2 million migrants. Instead of working with Gaddafi however, Europe’s leaders and particularly French President Sarkozy, played a key role in ousting him.
This led to chaos and strife in Libya and opened the way for over a million migrants to seek refuge in Europe thus far, exactly as Gaddafi had warned.
Apart from France, Britain, Italy, Belgium, Spain, Norway, Denmark and Sweden had all actively participated in military operations that ultimately resulted in Gaddafi’s downfall.
These countries, particularly those in continental Europe, are now paying the price for their participation. Call it collective karma but they now have to face the consequences of the migrant crisis, which they helped create.
Although Germany didn’t participate militarily, German Chancellor Merkel went onto to compound matters by opening Germany’s borders. Drawn by Germany’s generous benefits system this attracted over a million migrants lured by the prospect of welfare payments that would far exceed anything they could earn in their native countries.
So while the likes of Sarkozy helped sow instability in the Middle East, Angela Merkel offered those displaced, and many others who took advantage, free access to generous welfare payments. In essence one pushed while the other pulled and together they helped create the migrant crisis currently engulfing Europe.
This was no accident. It was coordinated.
Nor is it a surprise to find that militant Islam is finding so many willing recruits among those displaced. Most of the migrants end up unemployed and in nations that helped uproot them; so they are disaffected and easily recruited by European covert intelligence, which far from fighting terror is actually trying to foment it.
It’s diabolical, in every sense of the word.
It’s also no coincidence that many of the suspects in a string of recent terror attacks were known to the authorities. In fact Salman Abedi, the principle suspect in the recent Manchester bombing, was able to travel freely between Manchester, UK, and Libya with “no questions asked“.
This is not an oversight or error. Nor are the “security services” working to protect the public. Instead they are trying to bring about the fulfilment of General Albert Pike’s vision of three world wars.
In a letter to Italian politician Giuseppe Mazzini in 1871, Pike wrote that the final war would erupt between Islam and Zionism.
The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam (the Moslem Arabic World) and political Zionism (the State of Israel) mutually destroy each other. (Source)
The war, Pike continued, would eventually spread worldwide to engulf all nations. Is this why Western intelligence seems to know many of those involved in terrorism and in some cases actively seems to assist them? Are they working to fulfil Pike’s prophecy?
Masked gunmen near the offices of Charlie Hebdo before fleeing in a hijacked car. Click to enlarge

Masked gunmen near the offices of Charlie Hebdo before fleeing the scene of the massacre in a hijacked car. Click to enlarge

ISIS trains jihadists to hit European targets, has no shortage of volunteers – Europol

Russia Today — June 16, 2017

Europol has warned that Islamic State has no lack of volunteers, who are often literate and increasingly include women and children ready to carry out attacks in the West, where 10 of 13 terrorist plots successfully hit their targets in 2016.

Despite suffering major defeats in Syria and Iraq, Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) continues to plan more complex, mass-casualty attacks in the West, particularly in Europe, the EU’s main police agency, Europol, warned in its 2017 Terrorism Situation and Trend Report.

“IS is training operatives in Syria/Iraq to carry out terrorist acts in the West and has no shortage of volunteers to be part of teams to be sent abroad for this purpose,” it said.

Terrorist plots are being organized by both “remotely directed individuals” who are able to operate alone or in small groups, and non-directed lone-wolf terrorists inspired by Islamist propaganda.

The Europol report said 135 people were killed in 13 jihadist terrorist attacks in France, Belgium, and Germany in 2016. Additionally, a total of 718 people were arrested on suspicion of offences related to jihadist terrorism, with the number of arrests especially high in France.

The police agency noted that women and children play “increasingly operational roles in committing terrorist activities in the EU independently,” as female jihadists have “fewer obstacles” in the West than men. The organization worries that, whether successful or not, such terrorist attacks committed by women in Western countries may become an inspiration to others.

Europol, which serves as an umbrella agency for the 28 EU member states, said it was particularly alarming to observe the “transfer of terrorist tactics, techniques and procedures from the current conflict zones,” as well as “illicit spread of bomb-making knowledge and instructions.”

Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have become the prime weapon for most terrorist attacks. The report noted that the availability of explosive materials has made it easier to manufacture low-tech, inexpensive bombs.

“More rudimentary IEDs have been used by jihadist terrorists recently. These mostly consisted of readily available explosive components, such as gas cylinders, pyrotechnic articles and ammonium nitrate-based products,” it said, adding “such IEDs can be constructed without any specific expertise, preparation, extensive planning or logistical support.”

Modern-day terrorists planning high-profile attacks have nothing in common with the widespread image of an uneducated, fanatical Islamist, Europol cautioned. The majority of jihadists are computer literate and have no trouble using modern financial services to receive funding from abroad.

“These financial services and applications, including financial low transfer apps, are fluid, encrypted and partially anonymized, allowing a desirable financial conduit for terrorists who seek a borderless, reliable and shielded financial mechanism, optimized and readily accessible for real-time small value transfers,” the paper said.

Over the past two years, more than 5,000 people “emanating from the EU” have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join jihadist groups, the report said, stressing there is also likely to be a “‘dark number’ of travelers to and from Syria and Iraq that have not yet been detected.”

Terrorist attacks carried out by jihadists in Europe have gone hand in hand with the emergence of right-wing extremists, who are prepared to act either alone or in loosely-coordinated groups. In Germany alone, Europol said nearly half of all known right-wing extremists are prone violence, and there was “an increasing amount of first-time offenders who were previously unknown to authorities as extremists.”

Outside observers say they are concerned about the rising risk of terrorist attacks taking place in Europe. In March, the head of US European Command, General Curtis Scaparrotti, said it was “probably higher in Europe than any other part of the globe, with the exception of the places we’re actually physically fighting [terrorists], like Syria […] Afghanistan and Iraq.”

“Europe is challenged by both the flow of terrorists returning from Syria and other places. They’re challenged by an internal threat of those inspired by ISIS or directed by ISIS and this is another, an example of the attacks that we’ve seen in Europe in the past year,” the general said.