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Posted on- October 29, 2014 at 11:25 P.M.
(Written By Joshua Hill)

I want to clear the air about some of the false statements made on main stream media regarding the issue of ISIS possibly attacking inside the U.S. Firstly, to explain to people who think President Obama's policies somehow created ISIS. ISIS was not created by President Obama, In fact ISIS was around as far back as 2003 which was far before President Obama was elected President. 2003 was the Republican Presidency of George W. Bush. ISIS only became a problem after the invasion of Iraq, which was started by President Bush & those in congress who voted for the war. Simply put the Iraq War was an illegal & unjustified war in the Middle East that has gotten hundreds of thousands of people killed when we destabilized the region by removing Saddam Hussein. That allowed the civil war between the shiites & sunnis to escalate, in which created a vacuum that allowed ISIS to rise to power in the first place. This was all for the profiteering of oil/gas companies as well as the military industrial complex.

If you turn on just about any news station you will most likely hear that "ISIS might possibly attack inside the U.S." I want to tell you there is no reason to worry, & that this type of talk is what is known as, “fear mongering”. To prove that we are not in any imminent danger, let me present an exact quote given to the New York Times by American Intelligence Agencies: "American intelligence agencies have concluded that it (Referring To ISIS) poses no immediate threat to the United States." also stating, "In his (Referring To Obama) speech Wednesday night, even the President acknowledged that intelligence agencies have not detected any specific plots aimed at the United States." Further reporting from the New York Times also states, "ISIS has no ability to attack inside the United States, America & allied security officials say it is not clear to intelligence officials that the group even wants to."

If that isn't clear enough, here is another source straight from Jeh C. Johnson the Homeland Security Secretary: "We know of no credible information that ISIL (Referring To ISIS) is planning to attack the homeland at present" Johnson also said, "Some officials & terrorism experts believe that the actual danger posed by ISIS has been distorted in hours of TV punditry & alarmist statements by politicians, that there has been little substantive public debate about the unintended consequences of expanding American military action in the Middle East." Also Daniel Benjamin, the Former State Department Counterterrorism Adviser had said "It's hard to imagine a better indication of the ability of elected officials & TV talking heads to spin the public into a panic. With claims that the nation is honeycombed with sleeper cells that operatives are streaming across the border into Texas or the group (Referring To ISIS), will soon be spraying Ebola virus on mass transit systems- all on the basis of no corroborated information."

Regarding if we were to dive back into Iraq again, New York Times reports "Some American officials warn of the potential danger of a prolonged military campaign in the Middle East, led by the United States, & say that there are risks that escalating airstrikes could do the opposite of what they are intended to do & fan the threat of terrorism on American soil."  Andrew Liepman the Former National Counterterrorism Center Deputy Director says, "It's pretty clear that upping our involvement in Iraq & Syria makes it more likely that we will be targeted by the people we are attacking."

These types of quotes (by experts) go on & on. So trust me when I say jumping right back into the same actions that started the problem we have in the first place is not how we deal with ISIS.