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Counting Islamic State members, an impossible task

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By Michel Moutot

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Just check transit records at all the Turkey-Syria border crossings, because that’s how they entered Syria, with NATO’s blessing.

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Just check transit records at all the Turkey-Syria border crossings, because that’s how they entered Syria, with NATO’s blessing.

The Turkey-Syria border is 822 km long, with plenty of mountains and empty spaces to cross illegally. So good luck with that.

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start counting in western europe.

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That's strange CIA don't know about the figures of IS members. They were created by CIA, and now messy? Unbelievable is my word.

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start counting in western europe.

The threat in Europe is not just from ISIS inspired idiots, though.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/terror-attacks-uk-threat-far-right-national-action-isis-nazis-westminster-finsbury-park-a8229876.html

Keeping an eye on terrorists is difficult at the best of times.

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@Toasted Heretic,

uh, righhht....

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They were created by CIA, and now messy?

Everything is created by the CIA, ISIS, OBL, 9/11, alien abductions, Illuminati, drug abuse worldwide, Brexit, and everything else wrong with the world. While the CIA may have had a hand in some things that are problematic today, there are times when you give some intelligence agencies more credit than they could ever possibly achieve.

It's called using the easiest scapegoat you can find to pin blame on when you can't actually discover what the true cause of the problem is. Islam fundamentalism created ISIS, not an intelligence agency.

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"Dramatically weakened on the ground"

Does this have anything to do with Donald Trump's foreign policy?

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try researching where they get weapons and funding and safe zones, you will understand more. See I am and Sudi. Good grief old fellow. Bonsar

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uh, righhht....

You read the story, then?

He's not downplaying the threat from ISIS but he's also saying how far right terrorism is growing.

I presume you agree that both forms of terrorism (amongst others) need watching.

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@Serrano,

you bet it does. But the lefty liberals will never admit it.

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They were created by CIA, and now messy?

> Everything is created by the CIA, ISIS, OBL, 9/11, alien abductions, Illuminati, drug abuse worldwide, Brexit, and everything else wrong with the world. While the CIA may have had a hand in some things that are problematic today, there are times when you give some intelligence agencies more credit than they could ever possibly achieve.

The CIA's greatest accomplishment that people believe they're everywhere all the time every second

It's a force-multiplier - people think there's way more of you than what your resources can afford

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