Troops in Syria…Yes or No?

February 7, 2019

Troops in Syria…Yes or No?

Two days ago the U.S. Senate voted to oppose U.S. military withdrawals from Syria in direct opposition to President Trump’s desire to bring American military forces home.

Which position makes more sense and which is better for America’s national security?

Understanding the Threat (UTT) asserts it does not matter.

President Trump recently tweeted: “Now ISIS is largely defeated.” This may or may not be true but, again, UTT asserts this is irrelevant.

U.S. forces can kill every Islamic State fighter, yet the Global Jihad will continue.

American national security leaders focus only on groups like the Islamic State and Al Qaeda while ignoring the much broader Islamic Movement because there is a fundamental misunderstanding of this threat.

Since 9/11/01 the United States government has, in direct contradiction of U.S. war-fighting doctrine, failed to identify the enemy in wars which continue in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere.

A war cannot be won if the enemy is not identified. Therefore, any action taken might have some impact in the short-term, but can never lead to strategic victory.

All of the Islamic terrorists who have plotted or conducted attacks inside the U.S. identify themselves as “muslims waging jihad in the cause of Allah to establish an Islamic State under sharia (Islamic Law).”

From 9/11 to the recent rock/knife attack on a sheriff’s deputy in Phoenix, Arizona, the objective is universal.

The Islamic State, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, Al Shabaab, Islamic Jihad, Abu Sayyaf, Hamas, Hizbollah, and all violent jihadi groups openly say their objective is an Islamic State under sharia.

The Muslim Brotherhood, Tabligi Jamaat, the Deobandi Movement, Jamaat e Islami, and all of the jihadi organizations waging Civilization Jihad openly state their objective is an Islamic State under sharia.

Every Islamic nation on earth – all 57 member of the Organisation (sic) of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – state in the Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam that sharia is the Islamic world’s only reference for understanding “human rights.”

The most widely used text books in U.S. Islamic elementary and junior high schools teach what Al Qaeda and the Islamic State teach are the duties of muslims and requirements in Islam, and Al Azhar, the highest school of Islamic jurisprudence in the world, agrees

Therefore, according to the nations, groups and individuals attacking the non-muslim world and working to undermine liberty and non-Islamic governments, the threat is Islam and the enemy threat doctrine is sharia.

So long as the United States fails to professionally analyze the threat and create strategies to defeat the threat, any action taken may or may not be tactically effective, but it will never lead to victory in the global strategic war against this Islamic threat.

As UTT’s former Vice President Chris Gaubatz, who served undercover inside Hamas in the U.S. in 2008 (doing business as the Council on American Islamic Relations or CAIR), testified in 2016 before Senator Cruz’s hearing: “Until American leaders and national security professionals identify the threat (sharia) and formulate policies and strategies that address adherents to this ideology we will continue on our current path of defeat and eventually lose this war here at home as we did in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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About JG
John Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).
  1. I say, quit tying up our military overseas in long drawn out battles. It just weakens our military! In the meantime, the enemy increases within our borders…


    With all due respect to the president, when he asserts that, “ISIS” is largely defeated”, his remark is (effectively) tantamount to the announcement in 1942 that the 1st Marine Division in the Solomon Islands, had taken Henderson Field on Guadalcanal. I.e., though both battles obviously required enormous bravery and personal sacrifice, and were significant military achievements for which the country will remain forever is grateful, neither signaled anywhere near the end of the respective global war* on Western civilization during which they were fought.

    Furthermore, If the 50 House Congressional members (9.3 percent) who now demonstrably represent Marxism, Socialism and/or Communism, succeed in their relentless anarchical attempt to grant amnesty and U.S. voting rights to their ever burgeoning, contextually tutored horde of illegals & dangerous criminals relentlessly seeking to breach the U.S.-Mexican border (which with respect to voting, are the jewel-in-the-crown of what they’re actually after) the American people will be bidding goodbye to their already fragile U.S. Constitutional republic in a very few years.

    *Anyone wishing to read, thus understand, the ominous detailed plan Islam’s 9/11 declaration of war on the United States portends for their future, and that of their children & loved ones, which was seized by special agents of the FBI in abeyance to a federal search warrant from a subterranean basement in Annandale, Virginia, in 2004, may order a personal Arabic-to-English translated verbatim copy of said document, for a nominal handling & postage fee, by contacting http:/ to request: GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT 003-0085 3:04-CR-240-G U.S. v. HLF, et al.

    • Right on the mark Donald. If we kill every Islamic State fighter today, the Global Islamic Movement will go on. The massive infrastructure for the jihadi Movement is IN THE UNITED STATES. All of the prominent Islamic organizations and Islamic leaders want the same objective as IS and Al Qaeda…an Islamic State under sharia.

  3. I say get out because I have already said for very long time now – let moslems kill each other. I don’t care. If we want to care about people then help the non-moslems there where they are committing genocides. That also goes for helping Saudi arabia too – let them take care of themselves. If they want to lift their man dresses and run then film them, laugh and let them run. They sure have no problem financing violent and civilizational jihadists in our country and setting up mosques with fundamentalist mafioso-type of imams. Once Bush let Iraq and Afghanistan have sharia laws in their lands – that was the day we should have evacuated the area. (maybe put Bush and any and all useful idiots in those lands to experience what sharia is really all about!) STOP all welfare payments to ALL moslem countries and STOP all tax exemptions for mosques, zakat, all Muslim Brotherhood front groups, etc. AND monitor to where their money goes and what they ‘preach’ in those mosques. Stop all Islamic invaders – even women and children who pretend to be victims because the real victims are the non-moslems.

  4. Islam is the biggest threat to our world, not just our country. So many great folks have been writing and warning about it for many years. So many have died horrible deaths because of Islam. It is a disease, straight from Satan, and needs to be stopped before it destroys the whole world. God bless those who courageously tell the truth.

  5. I believe this is the biggest reason for the Trump pushback, someone is speaking up as he sees the ineffective response after 9/11, and many attacks that went unseen. Still shocked about Las Vegas.

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