Dr. Sebastian Gorka reacted to President Obama’s do-nothing approach to the ongoing genocide of Christians and Yazidis in Iraq at the hands of Islamic State (formerly ISIS) by quoting Leon Trotsky: “You may not be interested in war, but war is definitely interested in you.”
Gorka, who heads up Breitbart’s National Security team, made the remark while appearing on Breitbart News Sunday when Breitbart Executive Chairman and host Stephen K. Bannon asked him, “What do you say to those who think ISIS is a problem, but it’s not our fight?”
The counterinsurgency expert likened this kind of thinking to how Neville Chamberlain thought about the rise of Adolf Hitler in 1938.
Moreover, the asymmetrical warfare specialist was appalled by the Deputy National Security Advisor‘s comment this week that the “Islamic State” is not a threat to the United States. By making that claim, Gorka said it was cause for firing and labeled it “national security malpractice.” Not recognizing the threat is “like telling a cancer patient, ‘don’t worry that metastasizing cancer, that’s not going to be bad for you,'” he said.
Gorka explained that the first thing you do when you are preparing an IPB (intelligence preparation of the battlefield) for a potential conflict is to “read what the enemy writes.” He noted that when Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of Islamic State, on the first Friday of Ramadan “got up on the pulpit in the mosque in Mosul in a black turban and a black robe” and gave a sermon not about Iraq, but about the caliphate.
They do not just want to conquer Iraq, or Syria and Iraq, claimed Dr. Gorka. He and the Breitbart National Security team, unveiled ISIS’s map for the New Caliphate while monitoring their twitter feeds. “It was most of the known world including the whole of Spain, half of Africa, and into the Indian subcontinent… they believe everyone who disagrees with them, Jews, Christians, atheists, Zoroastrians, Yazidis… must convert or be killed,” he insisted. “The idea that their goals don’t affect America’s national interests… I don’t care who you are, you have to be smoking something and it isn’t tobacco, if you believe that.”
Gorka pointed out that Islamic State has $800 million in assets in the bank of Iraq. Given that the bombing of the World Trade Center cost the jihadists about $500,000, that gives Islamic State the ability to level about 1,600 terrorist acts equivalent to the 9/11 attacks. What sets the new Islamic State into a class well beyond Al Qaeda is the thousands of Westerners they have recruited to take part in the jihad, including those from the UK and America.