Back in January, ISIS issued this threat to Iraq and to the US:
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), issued a rare audio message back on January 21 in which he flatly stated his group’s intention to march on Baghdad and move into “direct confrontation” with the United States.
“Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day,” Baghdadi said. “So watch, for we are with you, watching.”
Apparently, Obama didn’t even read about that one in the paper.
By the way, we had al Baghdadi in prison in Iraq for four years, then transferred him in 2009 to the Iraqi prison system as part of the drawdown plan. Then the Iraqis released him.
And we didn’t even get a Bergdahl in return.
Watch this video and hear what al Baghdadi said to the Americans as they handed him over:
Will ISIS ultimately overreach and finally wake the sleeping giant of the west? Or Israel, which is not a sleeping giant in the first place?