Scary: Top Intel Officials Just Issued THIS Massive Terror Warning For America

The country’s top intelligence official testified on Thursday before Congress that the U.S. faces the highest terror threat level since 9/11.

Appearing before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper stated that ISIS has now eclipsed al Qaeda worldwide and that “unpredictable instability has become the new normal,” the Washington Beacon reported

Clapper testified that seven countries now have collapsing governments and an additional 14 are in danger of failing, due to instability, which creates potential safe havens for terrorist groups to rise.

Syria is exhibit A in this global reality, according to the intelligence chief. “There are now more Sunni [Muslim] violent extremist groups, members of safe havens, than any time in history,” Clapper said, noting that the rate of foreign fighters now traveling to Syria and Iraq is “without precedent.”

“At least 38,200 foreign fighters, including 6,900 from Western countries, have made their way to Syria from about 120 different countries since the Syrian conflict began in 2012,” the Beacon reported. 

“Returning foreign fighters [to Europe and elsewhere], with first-hand battlefield experience, poses a dangerous operational threat,” Clapper said, citing last year’s massive terrorist attack in Paris. He added that terrorists could be trained in Iraq and Syria and sent to commit attacks in the U.S. like the one carried out in San Bernardino in December, the Daily Caller reported

The intelligence official also discussed the threat posed by Iran. “Iran continues to be the foremost state sponsor of terror and exert its influence in regional crises in the Mid-East through the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, its terrorist partner Lebanese Hezbollah, and proxy groups,” Clapper said. “Iran and Hezbollah remain a continuing terrorist threat to U.S. interests and partners worldwide.”

He added that the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei still harbors and fosters hatred towards the United States. “Iran’s supreme leader continues to view the U.S. as a major threat and we assess his views will not change despite the implementation of the [nuclear] deal, the exchange of detainees, and the release of the 10 sailors,” Clapper said.

Another major threat to U.S. security is in the realm of cyber security, where Russia, China, Iran and North Korea hack and collect sensitive data from American networks.

“Targeting collection of the U.S. political, military, economic, and technical information by foreign intelligence services continues unabated,” he said. “Russia and China post the greatest threat, followed by Iran and Cuba on a lesser scale.”

EXCLUSIVE: Obama’s Nuclear Deal With Iran Is About To Have Terrifying Consequences For Israel, Says Expert

One month ago, the nuclear deal with Iran was implemented, and relief from sanctions for the regime in Tehran kicked in.

Since the implementation of the deal, news reports have focused on a long list of business deals Iran closed with Russia, Europe and other countries. Sunday, Iran shipped its first oil delivery to Europe in five years. Tuesday, news broke that the stock market in Tehran has jumped 25 percent in the past 30 days.

Needless to say, business is booming in Iran.

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations who is currently visiting Israel, defended the nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic and said Iran’s compliance with the agreement was “strong” so far.

“What this deal does if implemented — and so far the implementation has been strong but it’s very early days — is it cuts off the pathways to a nuclear weapon and it gives us much more visibility into Iran’s program than we had before,” Power told a skeptical audience in Israel.

“Iran, of course, is still a threat. Iran is supporting terrorism. Iran is supporting parties to conflict like the Assad regime (in Syria),” she admitted later.

Power omitted the fact the Obama regime effectively gave Iran a free pass for the second time in a year when it closed a deal with Russia that should have ended the battle against the Assad regime by the Syrian opposition. The deal was blown up shortly after its announcement when the Russian/Iranian led pro-Assad coalition began to encircle Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, and cut off a major supply route to the rebels in the city.

The Russian-Iranian cooperation and the recent successes of the pro-Assad coalition on the battlefield in Syria are seen by Israel and the Arab states as the next biggest threat to their security.

This short-term effect of the implementation of the nuclear deal with Iran has been predicted by Omri Ceren, managing director of The Israel Project.

Ceren has followed the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 countries from the beginning and was in Geneva last year when the deal was announced. He told Western Journalism the lifting of the sanctions would “strengthen Iran’s worst elements,” such as the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps that has dispatched its Al-Quds brigades to Syria.

“Domestically the sanctions windfall will strengthen Iran’s worst elements, and more specifically will boost the IRGC’s standing,” Ceren told Western Journalism. “The Iranian economy is structured such that it’s almost impossible to do substantial work without touching IRGC-controlled entities, and significant capital will flow directly into sectors disproportionately controlled by the IRGC.

“Beyond Iran’s borders, the windfall will go to terrorists and proxies that just months ago were straining to meet their battlefield commitments, and will soon find themselves flush with cash. The result will be a prolonged extension of the sectarian warfare that has been tearing the region apart, something that’s become undeniable in Syria and Iraq. And of course, there is a direct danger to Israel, which may soon find a cash-flush IRGC on its border.”

Ceren added that the nuclear deal with Iran “endangers Israeli security in multi-dimensional” ways.

“The long covert campaign that Israel has waged against Iranian nuclear progress will either have to be severely curtailed or eliminated,” Ceren said. “The Iranian nuclear program, after all, is now under international sponsorship, and P5+1 is committed to helping Iran make nuclear progress. The military option is certainly off the table for the time being, and even Israel’s efforts to defend itself against Hezbollah and other Iranian proxies has been damaged. Not only are those proxies now stronger and more emboldened, but Israel also has to tread carefully lest it is accused of trying to spoil the West’s new-found entente with Iran.”

Ceren’s assessment about the consequences of the deal for Israel is shared by Yossi Cohen, the new chief of Israel’s Secret Service — the Mossad — who last month warned the agreement with Iran has “significantly increased” the threat to Israel posed by the Islamic Republic.

“Israel is at the epicenter of the storm gripping the Middle East in recent years. Fanatical Islamic extremism is rolling across countries, and causing their collapse. Iran continues to call for Israel’s destruction while intensifying its military capabilities and strengthening its grip on the region. It employs terror cells as a means to achieve these goals,” Cohen said during his maiden speech in Tel Aviv.

Another expert who shares Ceren’s view about the increased dangers for Israel since the implementation of the nuclear deal is former White House official Michael Doran. In an interview with The Jerusalem Post, Doran said when the pro-Assad coalition wins the war in Syria, Israel could find itself in a position that it would be difficult to defend itself.

“Israel could end up with Iranian forces and rockets on its border with Syria and there is not much Israel can do about it,” Doran said.

One of the things Israel has quietly done to counter the increasing Iranian threat to the country is seeking security cooperation with Arab regimes.

Wall Street Journal editor Breth Stephens wrote this week that Israel apparently has forged security ties with several regimes in the Middle East.

“On Sunday, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon publicly shook hands with former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki al-Faisal at the Munich Security Conference,” Stephens wrote. “In January, Israeli cabinet member Yuval Steinitz made a trip to Abu Dhabi, where Israel is opening an office at a renewable-energy association. Turkey is patching up ties with Israel. In June, Jerusalem and Riyadh went public with the strategic talks between them. In March, Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi told the Washington Post that he speaks to Mr. Netanyahu ‘a lot.’”

Stephens reported Israel is also diversifying its strategic partnerships in reaction to the increased Iranian threat and the Middle East policies of the Obama administration.

“In October, Israel hosted Indian President Pranab Mukherjee for a three-day state visit. New Delhi, once a paragon of the nonaligned movement that didn’t have diplomatic ties with Israel for four decades, is about to spend $3 billion on Israeli arms. Japanese Prime MinisterShinzo Abe, who is personally close to Mr. Netanyahu, sees Israel as a model for economic reinvention. Chinese investment in Israel hit $2.7 billion last year, up from $70 million in 2010. In 2014, Israel’s exports to the Far East for the first time exceeded those to the U.S.”

As for the Arab countries that feel threatened by the increased Iranian threat after the implementation of the agreement, most of them are now seeking nuclear weapons, Israeli defense minister Moshe Ya’alon said Sunday.

“We see signs that countries in the Arab world are preparing to acquire nuclear weapons, that they are not willing to sit quietly with Iran on the brink of a nuclear or atomic bomb,” Ya’alon told an international security conference in Munich, without elaborating.

Another development that shows the Arab countries are very worried about the increasing Iranian threat is the investment of billions of dollars in the upgrade of their missile defenses. A large part of the $113 billion the Gulf countries spent on defense last year went to missile defenses, the British newspaper Telegraph reported, citing John Chipman, the director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS).

All of this proves Israel and a large part of the Arab world have lost their faith in the United States as the dominant regional power.

Ceren thinks it’s far from certain the next U.S. president’s administration will be able to win back the confidence of its long-time allies in the Middle East by tearing up the nuclear agreement with Iran.

“All the serious candidates have committed to a range of options that are much more aggressive than the current administration, from holding Iran’s feet to the fire on its nonconventional mischief — something that the current administration has been almost wholly loathing to do — to tearing up the agreement. However, none of the candidates have provided a full sketch of how they’d treat the subsequent environment, but the coming months will certainly clarify things.” Ceren told Western Journalism.


















Charlie Daniels Just Sent An Epic Note To America’s Enemies- ‘You Don’t Know…’

Charlie Daniels is a well known name in the country music scene. Fiddle player, song writer and singer, Daniels has been in the business since the early 1950s.

He is also vocal in his American patriotism and disapproval of the current presidential administration. In fact, he recently released an “Open Letter,” to the enemies of the United States.

The underlying theme of the letter is, “You see Obama, but you don’t know America.”

In the letter, Daniels addresses the Iranian Navy’s apprehension of two American Naval vessels.

Daniels writes, “Something just didn’t seem right.” He went on to assert that the vessels in question were equipped with space age navigational equipment that would have notified them of the Iranian vessels.

Daniels also criticized John Kerry’s public statement in which he thanked the Iranians for their humane treatment of the crew, even though the sailors were disarmed and made to kneel in submission.

He writes that this was an attempt to suggest that America is weak and defenseless.

In his letter, Daniels describes what he believes is the world’s perception of America under Obama. That is, a nation who stood by and didn’t lift a finger when the Iranian public was protesting their government. America drew lines in Syria and said nothing when the lines were crossed. We’re the nation that lets anybody cross our borders and then we give them sanctuary.


Daniels goes on to describe what he feels it means to be the “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.”

Daniels writes that enemies see the tiny, inept, incompetent, cowering tip of a very big, very capable iceberg.

He describes the people of the Heartland as fiercely independent and willing to defend this nation, whatever it takes.

He describes the “folks in Cajun county”, capable of wrestling a full grown alligator out of the water.

Daniel continues with his descriptions of the American people and finishes up by saying that America will soon have a new leader and, “I pray to Almighty God every day that we will choose the right one.”

The controversial entertainer previously wrote an Open Letter to President Obama.

After Obama Fails To Stand Up To Russia, A SHOCKING New Development In Syria

Saudi Arabia has always been a country that shunned direct involvement in the Mideast wars. The Kingdom used Western armies (the First Gulf War, for example) and proxies to fight them and financed parties in conflicts to influence the outcome of wars, especially those involving Israel and countries where Sunni Muslims are threatened.

But since King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef and Defense Minister Muhammad bin Salman took over at the beginning of 2015, things have started to change.

Saudi Arabia directly intervened in Yemen, where the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi militia threatened to overrun the country and was in the process of establishing an Iranian satellite state on its doorstep. The Saudi intervention didn’t bring the desired results, and as the war in Yemen drags on, it is becoming increasingly clear that Saudi Arabia has lost its face in the battle against the Houthis.

But that didn’t stop Salman, Bin Nayef and Bin Salman from confronting Iran in other arenas.

The regime in Riyadh recently confronted Iran directly when it executed the popular Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr and decided to cut ties with the mullahs in Tehran after the ransacking of the Saudi diplomatic missions in Iran. Salman successfully pressured the other Gulf States to cut ties with Iran as well, but stopped short of declaring war on Iran.

At the end of 2015, Saudi Arabia formed an Islamic coalition that would combat ‘terror’ and especially Islamic State; but in reality, this coalition seemed to exist on paper only.

Now, however, the Saudis seem to have taken their involvement in the conflicts in the Middle East to a different level.

Last week, media reported that Saudi Arabia was contemplating sending ground troops to Syria, officially to help in the fight against Islamic State — but that was not the real reason for the intended intervention in Syria.

A couple of days later, a long convoy of more than 100 Humvees was spotted near the Al-Haditha border crossing with Jordan. The Oshkosh M-ATV Humvees reportedly crossed into Jordan and were heading for Syria, local citizen journalists reported.

On Sunday, media reported that Saudi Arabia has stationed a squadron of F-15 fighter planes at the Incirlik air force base in Turkey in preparation for a possible Turkish-Saudi intervention in Syria. The deployment of the Saudi warplanes at Incirlik was first denied by Turkey, but Brig. Gen. Ahmed Al-Assiri, spokesman of the Saudi Defense Ministry, confirmed Saturday the deployment of Saudi fighter jets to the Turkish base.

The Daily Caller even reported Saudi Arabia was amassing troops in Turkey, but that was denied by both Turkish and Saudi leaders and could not be independently confirmed by Western Journalism.

Officially, Turkey and Saudi Arabia say they will join the battle against ISIS; but Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that if the political process fails (read: the stalled talks in Geneva), Bashar al-Assad will be removed by force. Al-Jubeir emphasized that deployment of Saudi ground forces in Syria will be done in coordination with the U.S., but the facts on the ground contradict his statements.

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Davutoglu confirmed the Saudi-Turkish preparations for a possible ground operation in Syria, but said that until now, only Saudi planes have been stationed in Turkey. He also said that Saudi military officials had made ‘exploratory visits’ to Turkey recently.

The news about the emerging grand Sunni coalition in the Syrian war comes after the United States accepted for the first time that Assad will stay in power by agreeing to a cessation of hostilities in Syria, instead of confronting Russia about its direct help to the Syrian dictator.

The Turks and the Saudis saw that the Russians and the Iranians are dictating events in Syria and are exerting their power and influence in the region while the United States is in retreat. Both Turkey and Saudi Arabia feel betrayed by the Obama administration and noticed the West’s response to Russian and Iranian imperialism in the Middle East is only more blabbering about ceasefires and empty talk about the need for regime change in Syria.

Turkey and Saudi Arabia are large Sunni states and don’t want the minority Shiites or Alawites to rule over Syria again. They saw how Hezbollah and the regime forces laid siege to Sunni towns and villages and began to starve the Sunni residents, and know that Sunnis will be slaughtered by the droves if Assad, Hezbollah, and the Iranians win the war.

So, they decided to act the moment it became clear that the Obama administration refused to stand up against the Russians.

Jamal Khashoggi, a veteran Saudi journalist and former advisor to then-ambassador Prince Turki al-Faisal, told Lebanese media that the Saudis don’t bluff. “It is serious, it is the beginning of Saudi intervention in Syria to change the balance, to bring balance back,” Khashoggi said.

He added the Saudi intervention in Syria could be averted “if the Americans can get the Russians to stop bombing and go back to Geneva.”

But events in Syria are already spinning out of control.

Turkey is now operating in Syria and has succeeded in expelling Kurdish YPG forces from the border town of Azaz. A hospital in the town was hit by missiles that Turkey says were fired by Russian warplanes. Fourteen civilians died in the attack.

Elsewhere in Syria, warplanes destroyed a hospital of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Turkey claimed the Russians did it, but Russia denied the allegations. The Russians accused Ankara of bringing in fresh Jihadi groups that entered Syria illegally ‘to help Islamic State.’ In reality, however, Turkey brought in 350 Islamist rebels to stop the Syrian army from advancing in the direction of the strategic border town of Tal Rifat.

HNG, the Sunni umbrella organization of the Syrian opposition, endorsed the Turkish-Saudi intervention in Syria Monday.

“The Turkish intervention and the ground operation announced by Saudi Arabia are parts of the international coalition’s operation to fight terrorism and is not related to the opposition plan to oust (President Bashar) Assad. We do not wish to see foreign troops on our land,” a spokesman for the Sunni opposition told the Russian news outlet Sputnik

Iran Just Released New Footage Of Captured U.S. Sailors, One Thing People Instantly Notice…

In January, the Islamic Republic of Iran detained 10 U.S. Navy servicemen after their transport boats reportedly drifted into Iranian waters. One of the boats apparently suffered mechanical failure. The soldiers were disarmed and detained, and one naval servicewoman was made to cover her head according to Iranian laws and customs.

Iranian media immediately released video of one serviceman apologizing for the incident, a move some said was meant to embarrass U.S. military forces in the region. A retired Navy captain also criticized Iran’s use of the videos as an attempt to publicly embarrass America.

Now, Iran has just released more video footage. In the latest video release, soldiers are shown apparently crying during their detention, furthering criticism that Iran is using the footage to demonstrate their own navy’s power over the U.S. Navy.

Courtney O’Brien of Townhall wrote: “In the days following the capture, Iran celebrated the incident, even handing out awards to the Iranian troops who had detained the Americans. One of those medal recipients, Sardar Fadavi, head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Navy, taunted the U.S. by threatening to release information his personnel captured from the sailors’ belongings, as well as other footage from the incident.”

Fadavi reportedly said: “If U.S. officials say they are angry with and frustrated by the footage released, they would be 100 times more embarrassed if the IRGC releases other films of the capture.”