Oath Keepers Pledges to Fight ISIS in U.S.
(Above is an audio recording of my side of an interview with a journalist on my response to the Orlando terror attack, taped Sunday afternoon 6/12/2016)
As the Founder and National President of Oath Keepers, I hereby issue the following statement and a CALL TO ACTION to our membership, in the wake of the horrific Islamic/ISIS terrorist attack that took place in the early morning hours of Sunday June 12th, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and family members of this nation’s most deadly terror attack since 9/11. This senseless attack against our citizens, and the LGBT community specifically, is proof beyond all doubt that ISIS has now brought their murderous, radical Islamic hatred for freedom, and their total war on Western Civilization, to American soil. The terrorist himself proclaimed his devotion to ISIS and ISIS has officially claimed responsibility.
It has always been the mission of our Oath Keepers members to defend the constitutionally guaranteed rights of every citizen of this nation. It is our mission to train and advise them how to defend themselves and their loved ones. We Oath Keepers have declared ourselves to be “Guardians of the Republic” and have adopted “Not On Our Watch” as our official motto.
In response to this act of war by ISIS here at home, we are now honor bound to fulfill those promises and to honor our oaths by standing physically, shoulder-to-shoulder with our local peace officers and with fellow veterans and patriots, in direct defense of our communities against ISIS and their sympathizers and supporters. We must also fulfill our pledge to train our fellow Americans to FIGHT against this evil that aims to wipe liberty from the face of the earth.
I will say what Obama refuses to say: The horrific attack on the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando was an ISIS Islamic terror attack on America, an attack on Western Civilization itself, and an attack on our core principles of individual liberty (the inalienable right of the people to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as Jefferson wrote in our Declaration of Independence in 1776).
There will be more. As both Navy SEAL veteran Matt Bracken and I have been predicting for well over a year, we are now in the beginning stages of an Islamist “Tet Offensive” type wave of terror attacks on U.S. soil that will dwarf anything we have seen since 9/11. Both of us have also argued that this wave of Islamist terror attacks will be part of a “perfect storm” of intentionally orchestrated “Cloward-Piven” chaos -inducing economic devastation, social and political disruption and violence, and the use of intentionally undefended borders and mass illegal and “refugee” immigration as weapons of destabilization (and to provide cover for and facilitate more violence and terrorism by multiple proxy agents of the elites, including the cartels, gangs, well funded Marxist and racist agitators – such as La Raza and Black Lives Matter – and radical Islamist cells and individuals).
I encourage you all to read Bracken’s excellent piece “Tet Take Two: Islam’s 2016 European Offensive” on what is now clearly happening in Europe and compare it to what we are now seeing here in the U.S. as well.
I also encourage you to watch my speech from the 2015 New York Oath Keepers Banquet where I predicted this “perfect storm”:
As you watch it, reflect not only on the San Bernardino attack and this horrific ISIS attack in Orlando, but also on the Soros funded street thug and communist agitator violence we saw in Ferguson, Missouri Baltimore, Maryland; San Jose, California; and their most recently stated goals of shutting down both the Republican and Democratic National Conventions coming this July.
It really sucks to be right about predicting bad things happening to our own country. But only a fool will fail to see that what is happening is not an accident, but is instead all according to plan. As for radical Islam itself, Bracken has correctly pointed out the unholy alliance between the Sharia loving, Caliphate worshiping, woman and homosexual hating, 13th Century minded Islamacists and the Western Civilization hating Marxists in both Europe and in the U.S. Just one example of this alliance is demonstrated through Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, who clearly views his transformation into a radical Muslim as a more effective way to advance his Marxist ideals.
Another example of the odd marriage between Marxism and radical Islam is this confused Marxist/Muslim woman screeching about the oppression of the “patriarchy” while wearing her red Islamic headscarf:
I submit that this strange alliance goes all the way up to the White House, and, as expected, the blood dancing domestic Enemy-In-Chief, and his ghoulish comrades such as Chuck “the Schmuck” Schumer, wasted no time in attacking your right to bear arms after this horrific ISIS Islamist terrorist attack on U.S. soil. While refusing to even call this an act of Islamist terrorism, they insist that the problem is our guns, and their solution is using Orwellian watch lists, that any of you can be listed on by some faceless agency minion with no due process whatsoever, enabling them to arbitrarily disarm any of you at any time. Terrorists and other violent thugs don’t obey gun laws. Nor would they let watch list prohibitions on gun ownership stop them from using firearms to commit terrorism. The fully automatic AK-47 rifles used in the Paris attack were completely illegal and banned in France, but that didn’t stop them being smuggled in by the terrorists along with explosives.
As “Navy Jack” said in his excellent piece, the only real answer is for you, the American people, to step up and defend yourselves and each other. The only people who could have saved the lives of the 49 Americans killed in the Pulse Club in Orlando where those 49 Americans themselves. The lone uniformed officer serving as security for the club was the first one shot as the terrorist came through the door. Sadly, that shows the vulnerability of uniformed, easily identified security. The same thing occurred in the Charlie Hebdo attack.
What is needed in such an attack is the unseen, concealed carry, armed American who the terrorist does not even know is there until hot lead is sent his way. An armed patriot who is an intended victim can ambush the terrorist and “shoot him to the ground” as firearms trainer Gabe Suarez puts it. It ends with a bullet to the terrorist’s head to make sure he is shut down and cannot fire another shot or detonate an explosive vest.
A layered security protocol, combining overt, official security deterrents and hidden, armed “first-responders” among the intended victims, is the right answer. And that means armed staff and patrons of any club, church, mall, or other “soft targets” of terrorist attacks (as well as armed teachers and school staff, just as is done in Israel).
Above all, it requires a change in mindset, such that the American people fight back and attack the attackers. They need to know that even when unarmed, they can take down a shooter.
In the wake of the Oregon college shooting, Oath Keepers committed to teaching college students how to counter-attack against an active shooter. We are now forming College Oath Keepers student groups on campuses across the nation, for that express purpose and to also stand up for free speech on campus against Marxist attempts to shut down opposing views with force and intimidation.
Similarly, we will train any other American or group of Americans who are targeted by Islamist terrorists, be they churches, Synagogues, school staff, or LGBT groups or nightclubs. We stand for the right of all Americans to defend themselves, and we stand united against all terrorists who would murder them.
Just as we guarded military recruiters (disarmed by idiotic government policies) after the Chattanooga Islamist terror attack, we will offer our protection to any and all Americans now targeted by Islamist terrorists so long as we have the resources to do so.
That is the whole point of our Community Preparedness Team (CPT) Program. Our highly trained and experienced military and police members are here to serve as direct protection for our communities against terrorists and, even more critically, to serve as training cadre to teach the American people to protect themselves.
I call on all Oath Keepers members and chapters to offer their protection, advice, and training to any and all in their community who are targeted by Islamist terrorists. Show them the way toward effective defense against the wave of ISIS attacks that we know are coming, teach them to defend themselves, and lead by example. Step up and Honor your oath by defending all Americans from these evil Islamist enemies of liberty and enemies of Western civilization. We of course support the sincere moderate Muslims like Maajid Nawaz, author of Radical: My Journey out of Extreme Islam, that condemn these acts of terror and are attempting to reform Islam from the inside. But we also must acknowledge the reality that among Muslims in America are those who have adopted a fundamentalist and radical political version of Islam that compels them to commit Jihad.
Today I call on our national membership to directly assist local police as well as those members of the LGBT community who may continue to live in fear by the threat of future attacks, and any other potential “soft” target in our community such as churches, synagogues, schools, etc.
We are offering our organization’s full resources/personnel which includes our many former federal, state and local law enforcement and military personnel to deploy to Florida or any other area, nationwide, where citizens feel a threat may exist.
With Community Preparedness Teams (CPTs), chapters and members in every state, we are willing to provide private protection to families of victims, organizers of any high-risk events, club and bar owners as well as any other groups or individuals who feel their lives may be in danger from the threat of future attacks by radical Islamic groups or other domestic terrorists.
We are all Americans and any attack on an American citizen on our soil by Terrorists against any Americans exercising their most basic rights as guaranteed by the Constitution we swore to defend, will be countered by Oath Keepers to the utmost extent of our power.
Once again, our thoughts and prayers are with all affected by this heinous attack.
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For the Republic,
Founder and President of Oath Keepers