ISIS Issues Threat To White House; Secret Service Taking "Appropriate Steps"

Tyler Durden's picture

While ISIS has issued direct threats against the US in the past week now that the US is officially droning and "humanitarianly advising" it (after having armed it for the past year), until now it was largely broad, diffuse statements. That changed in the last few hours when ABC reported a photo has emerged via Twitter which shows a hand holding up an image of a flag for ISIS, displayed on a smartphone, on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House fence, an area which is frequented by thousands of tourists every day. The photo was tweeted from an apparently pro-ISIS Twitter handle @sunna_rev on Aug. 9.

And while the president is busy with his vacation, occasionally suffering a harsh interruption of his golf game to read off the teleprompter with the usual 30 minute delay when addressing such trivial topics as domestic rioting and yet another military intervention in Iraq, the secret service is on top of it, because threatening Americans is one thing, but closing in to a few hundred feet of the US president is something totally different. From ABC:

The Secret Service did not respond to an additional question about whether the tweet was believed to be authentic. The FBI has not yet responded to ABC News' request for comment on the tweet, its suspected origin, or whether it signifies a serious threat to the U.S.


A senior U.S. intelligence official told ABC that use of Twitter is consistent with ISIS practices. The group has shown to be at the forefront of social-media use among terrorist and militant groups, the official said.


"We have an intelligence division whose mission is to assess information that we receive every day for dangerousness or potential threat level," Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told ABC News. "We are aware of the image and will take the necessary and appropriate follow up steps."

In addition to the White House threat, there was a second photo in the tweet, one dated June 20, which shows two American flags appeared over an arched entryway.

The photo also shows a note which reads "Soldiers of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria will pass from here soon," followed by a Koran verse that read, "and Allah is perfecting His Light even though the disbelievers hate (that)."

The underlying tweet carries the following message:

We are in your state

We are in your cities

We are in your streets

Everywhere but Martha's Vineyard apparently.

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BullyBearish's picture

Looks like Hebrew...

ZerOhead's picture


P.S.  Send more weapons and money or else

Regards ~ Abu Bakr

Latina Lover's picture

Phony controversy, to make it seem like ISIS is independent of the USSA. They are one and the same organism.

Dr. Engali's picture

Say bye-bye to posse comitatus, this is another reason for them to have troops in the streets.

max2205's picture

I am sure the NSA is on this as soon as they finish passing around the nude pictures you took of your wife or girl friend

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Are they trying to hurt us or help us?

Don't forget about Congress, ISIS...

SoberOne's picture

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AssFire's picture

lol, wrote something that might draw the SS attention..then quick edit.

Thank God they haven't started thought policing us yet or the whole ZH gang gets together at camp 7.

palmereldritch's picture

Those Neo-Bolsheviks are indeed a busy bunch

dfwpike's picture

This story is all hype like a lot of ZH articles.

Wash, rince, repeat.

netsludge's picture

Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype Hype

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“Of course, since those [7,000 fully automatic] rifles are in government hands, not citizen hands, they’re not being called ‘assault rifles.’ The DHS refers to them instead as ‘personal defense weapons.’”

BigJim's picture

Just cohencidences, I'm sure.

chumbawamba's picture

<-- Americans welcome the Caliphate and its Islamic overlords

<-- Just take the magic negro home and leave the rest of us alone

I am Chumbawamba.

CheapBastard's picture

The SS will get back to you after they finished with Lolita ... and maybe they'll pay her for her services this time.

It's poor manners to Stiff a hooker, esp a Columbian one.


gatorboat's picture

And still no action at all by "patriots".  Total silence.

I think it's safe to say there won't be any action.

doctor10's picture

The overthow of the Shah in 1979 was the defining moment -a warning-that America's reach exceeded her grasp. The Oligarchy has spent the remaining 30 years trying to prove otherwise. The domestic consequences of that pursuit, combined with abuse and neglect of all things "America" here at home-are about to come to a head. The Oligargchy will do ANYTHING to avoid accountability to Americans at this point.  The struggle is whether American's will yet enforce Constitutional accountability.

booboo's picture

If so I want the top bunk and you mess with my shit I'll kill ya, you look at pictures of my girlfriend I'll kill ya, I don't like to be touched, you touch me...I'll kill ya

cro_maat's picture

Since we will all be in camp 7 would you mind teaching me some trapping techniques that work inside a gulag? I don't think your videos will be available.

You can have my bread every lunchtime.



Antifaschistische's picture

ISIS is just a bunch of pussies.  They could never do anything to the White House, or Congress.   Not even throwing a potato chip over the fence.   And if I'm wrong...prove it.

chumbawamba's picture

Ah, reverse psychology.  Well played.

I am Chumbawamba.

RECISION's picture

Would appropriate steps including  - waving the IS militants thru and letting them burn the White House to the ground?

That would seem like a win-win solution - for everyone...   :-)

Ms. Erable's picture

Can they at least wait 'til the Kenyan and the Wookie are home from vacation?

erkme73's picture

Bet my next paycheck that is a CIA or NSA operative holding these things up for the photo.  Nothing but fear-mongering to get the sheep to surrender more rights.  Seems fitting. Boogyman version 2.0

Oldwood's picture

I honestly don't think there are all that many of us expecting anyone to show up and defend any of us. Ultimately this just feeds the chaos. No one knows who is friend or enemy much less what the rules are. There are plenty of people here cheering on the distruction of our country be it black looting and rampaging, radical muslim attacks or the humiliation Putin can put around our necks. Anyone who thinks any of this will end the better for the vast majority of us is nuts. If we don't care enough to save it nobody does.

Gaius Frakkin&#039; Baltar's picture

No one can predict the future, but I'll take my chances with more chaos over the direction things are heading.

Harbanger's picture

Anyone can watch something slowly burn, what's to predict? he's talking about caring enough to save something, if there is anything of value left to be saved.

Gaius Frakkin&#039; Baltar's picture

It's the night before slaughter and the herd has busted through the fence and is scattering in all directions. Good for them.

Oldwood's picture

Anyone who thinks this chaos will end up with a better America is simply stupid. Yes we got problems, yes things most definitely need to change but chaos is NOT the answer. There are forces aligned directing this chaos that when turned loose will make Ebola look like a blessing. Is Ferguson really what you want. Is Syria/Iraq/Israel/ Palestine really what we want? Does anyone see these populations improving? I understand the frustration, but this is going to get a lot worse and people I would assume you care about are going to be in it. Its not a video game, its not an anonymous bloggers wet dream. Its reality. The thing that everyone has been hiding from for much much too long, and its not just financial issues that have been existing in delusion.

Gaius Frakkin&#039; Baltar's picture

It's going to end badly regardless. There is no going back now. Granted, I have much more preparing to do, but the best thing I have right now is a sound body and mind.

Tall Tom's picture

We do NOT have problems.


We are in a PREDICAMENT.


The difference is quite profound.


Problems have solutions. Predicaments DO NOT HAVE SOLUTIONS.


Your America DIED on September 11, 2001. (Some will argue that it was August 15, 1971, when Nixon killed the Gold Standard. Some will argue that it was killed in 1913 with the establishment of the Federal Reserve Banking Cartel. And those arguments are possibly valid when writing about the Finances of the USA.)


But, really, with the suspension of ALL CIVIL RIGHTS with the passage of the "Patriot Acts" America, the land that you once knew and loved PERISHED.


It is not coming back. It will not be resurrected. IT IS DEAD.


Now you can deny that all that you want. It will not change the fact.


You can be very angry about it, as I am, but it will not change the fact.


You can bargain, vote if you want, deal, try to affect a change. It still will not change the fact.


You can become very depressed about it. It can seize you to suffer the loss of someone you cherished, yes, Liberty was her name and Freedom was her game. But it will not change the fact.


And finally you can...ACCEPT THE FACT.


THERE ARE NO POLITICAL SOLUTIONS and that is the fact. America, the one that you knew, is NEVER GOING TO RETURN.


The only action these oligarch fuckers understand is the business end of a gun.


The main difference between Ferguson and Bundy Ranch, where the pusillanimous Government stood down is that the protestor in Nevada WERE ARMED.


That is where it must go because the price of Liberty and Freedom DEMANDS SPILLED BLOOD.


Otherwise we can continue to live under the jackboot of oppression. Not my style.

disabledvet's picture

Lotta cash sitting on the table.  Be a shame not to share right at the moment when the most in need can have those needs met.

They've got some pretty good dance moves on the corner of Broad and Wall I hear too....

Tall Tom's picture



"If we fight them OVER THERE then we will not have to fight them over here."


Remember that nonsense line of Government RHETORIC, the NON SEQUTUR that so many of the American Public were so willingly duped by?


This is a transparent dangling carrot. It is so easy to see as it is transparent to all but the willingly blind.


Terrrrrists...Gotz to be careful...They will sneak up on you and kill da Prez...We NEED to bomb Iraq.


What a crock of shit.

Calmyourself's picture

Hannity that NWO cocksucker is all concerned about Christians and Yazidis being killed in Iraq, sure you are Hannity, worthless shill..

dizzyfingers's picture

" If we don't care enough to save it nobody does."'

What many of us would want to save is gone, 'cause it was illusion. Nothing left to be saved.

Harbanger's picture

Isis threatened to kidnap Barry and make him the head Calipha.

Bossman1967's picture

he is already their bottom bitch

Harbanger's picture

I think he's cheering all this.

Tall Tom's picture

Isis threatened to kidnap Barry and make him the head Calipha.




Isis threatened to kidnap Barry but, did not have make him give head to the Calipha, as he was more than willing.

Harbanger's picture

Why would barry be more than willing to give head to a Calipha which is the wife of a Caliph.   That makes no sense son.

Occident Mortal's picture

What kind of track record does the USA have with previously CIA supported Islamic fundamentalists organisations gone rogue?

What could possibly go wrong?

Carpenter1's picture

First rule of combat

1)Don't tell your opponent you're about to hit him and where.

RECISION's picture

Unless you can do exactly what you say you will do.

Then it is a brilliant propaganda coup.

TeethVillage88s's picture

Don't explain the US Monroe Doctrine, or US Covert Regime Change Actions from 1850s....

teslaberry's picture

no, then there is the tactic of telling your oponent you are going to hit him every day for weeks, years even. he never believes you because you've exhausted his patience and now you are no longer taken seriously. 


at that point, you position yourself in a manner to completely destroy your enemy, and because they no longer pay any attention to your maneuvers and positioning, they just LET YOU take the position from which you can do as you please. 


then you spring the action. 



this tactic too can be used, but takes time. i think it is particularly clever when the underdog does it. when the stronger power does it, it is like being boiled alive. you're in water and it feels okf, but  you don't know you're in trouble until it's too late. 

Dead Man Walking's picture

Clinton coined it as a pun on his "is is" thing

walküre's picture


Our guys pissed in every hole at Martha's Vineyard golf club

"Grave security threat"