Kenneth Rijock

Kenneth Rijock

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

DEFEATED ON THE BATTLEFIELD, ISIS CONTINUES TO RECRUIT IN HISPANOLA AND THE EAST CARIBBEAN




Do you remember what happened to the Tamil Tigers ? Defeated on the battlefield, they continues to employ their agents overseas. Well, ISIS is doing the same thing. It has expanded its recruiting and "enlistment" program throughout the Caribbean. Unemployed and penniless youth in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Trinidad & Tobago, and other East Caribbean nations are clothed, given money, converted, trained, assisted with passports, and brainwashed about ISIS'  fabled Middle Eastern "Caliphate."

The next stop is transport eastbound, with airfare, through a third country, all handled by ISIS agents. Why the governments of the region are failing to deport ISIS cadre, and disrupt their financial operations cannot be understood. Bribes are most likely employed to insure that corrupt officials ignore their activities.

The long-term effect of these covert programs cannot be minimized, for those ISIS soldiers who survive combat will eventually return to the region, bringing their radical perspectives with them, together with experience in the field of asymmetric warfare. Will they destabilize the home countries upon their return, or agitate for Shariah laws to be enacted at home ? Will they engage in terrorist financing ?  Either way, the Caribbean states will eventually reap this whirlwind, and they are certainly not now capable of dealing with it. 




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