Wednesday, September 28, 2016

A current Islamic State military commander was trained by US State Dept. from 2003-2014 in counterterrorism including periods of time on US soil. The jihadist and Tajik native was even given special US (Leaky) 'Leahy vetting' to ensure he'd be on our side, but he slipped through, per US State Dept.-CNN, May 2015

"The new ISIS military commander, Gulmurod Khalimov...attended and completed several State Department sponsored counterterrorism programs."...""All appropriate (Sen. Patrick) Leahy vetting was undertaken in advance of this training,"" but the terrorist still got through, said US State Dept. spokesperson. ("Leahy vetting," is named for US Sen. Patrick (Leaky) Leahy)

 May 30, 2015, "ISIS fighter was trained by State Department," CNN, Dugald McConnell, Brian Todd

"An ISIS fighter who calls for jihad in a new online video was trained in counterterrorism tactics on American soil, in a program run by the United States, officials tell CNN.

The video features a former police commander from Tajikistan named Col. Gulmurod Khalimov. He appears in black ISIS garb with a sniper rifle and a bandolier of ammunition. He says in the video that he participated in programs on U.S. soil three times, at least one of which was in Louisiana. 

The State Department has confirmed this claim. 

"From 2003-2014 Colonel Khalimov participated in five counterterrorism training course in the United States Colonel Khalimov participated in five counterterrorism training courses in the United States and in Tajikistan, through the Department of State's Diplomatic Security/Anti-Terrorism Assistance program," said spokeswoman Pooja Jhunjhunwala.

The program is intended to train candidates from participating countries in the latest counterterrorism tactics, so they can fight the very kind of militants that Khalimov has now joined. 

A State Department official said Khalimov was trained in crisis response, tactical management of special events, tactical leadership training and related issues.

In the video, Khalimov says that what he saw during his training sessions turned him against his sponsors. 

"Listen, you American pigs: I've been to America three times. I saw how you train soldiers to kill Muslims," he says in Russian. "You taught your soldiers how to surround and attack, in order to exterminate Islam and Muslims."

Then, in the most chilling part of the 10-minute video, he looks directly into the camera and says, "God willing, we will find your towns, we will come to your homes, and we will kill you." 

He then demonstrates his dexterity with a sniper rifle by blowing apart a tomato from a distance of perhaps 25 yards. The scene is played in slow motion. 

The American program in which Khalimov participated is designed to teach tactics used by police and military units against terrorists by countries that cooperate with the United States on security matters. But now experts are concerned that this defector has brought ISIS not only a propaganda victory, but also an insider's knowledge of the playbook the United States is using in the fight against ISIS. 

"That is a dangerous capability," said former Army intelligence officer Michael Breen. "It's never a good thing to have senior counterterrorism people become terrorists."

"It sounds like he was involved in defending sensitive people and sensitive targets," said Breen, who is now with the Truman Project in Washington. "He knows how to plan counterterrorism operations. So he knows how the people who protect a high-value target will be thinking; he knows how people who protect an embassy would be thinking."

Former Army sniper Paul Scharre, now with the Center for a New American Security, said Khalimov could not only help train other ISIS fighters in tactics, but also serve as a recruiter for the group.

"They're obviously trying to draw in recruits" with the video, he said.

Khalimov was an officer of the primary counterterrorism unit which responds to terrorist threats in Tajikistan, a State Department official said, so he and other members of his unit were recommended for the program by the Tajik government. 

"All appropriate Leahy vetting was undertaken in advance of this training," said spokeswoman Jhunjhunwala.

Scharre, who has served as a trainer of Afghan soldiers in Afghanistan, says there is always a risk that a trainee will turn against their American instructors. 

But Breen, who has also participated in training sessions overseas, said building counterterrorism partners requires a necessary leap of faith. "There's absolutely no way to beat an opponent like the Islamic State, without training a lot of people," he said. "That's a core of our strategy."
Added: "Leahy vetting" allows US taxpayer cash to be funneled to units who've committed atrocities in the past: 

"Leahy Fact Sheet," U.S. Department of State- Washington, D.C., 03-03-2016, 

"3. Can assistance be reinstated to tainted units? 

Yes. The Departments of State and Defense have adopted a joint policy on remediation that outlines a process for resuming DoD- and State-funded assistance to foreign security force units that had been ineligible for assistance under the Leahy laws. This can occur when the Departments determine that the government of that country has taken, or is taking, effective measures to bring those responsible to justice. Such measures may include impartial and thorough investigations; prosecutions or administrative actions; and appropriate and proportional sentencing."

The US political class compulsively floods the US with persons from terror countries, even puts them in US military environments throughout the country and gives them the best US taxpayer funded military training so they can kill us real good:

9/27/16, "Missing Afghans Raise Terrorism Fears," Seven military students fled training in U.S. this month," Bill Gertz, Washington Free Beacon

"Several Afghan nationals undergoing military training in the United States disappeared from U.S. military bases this month, according to Pentagon and Homeland Security officials.
“During the month of September, seven Afghan students were considered absent without leave (AWOL) during international military student programs,” Pentagon spokesman Cmdr. Patrick L. Evans said."...


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