ISIS Said to be Six Times Bigger Than CIA Thinks

From WND:

ISIS marching

TEL AVIV – The Islamic State and its extremist allies currently boast an army estimated by Egypt to consist of about 180,000 Islamist fighters.

An Egyptian intelligence document, the contents of which were obtained by WND, warns that while the U.S. has been attempting to maintain a coalition to fight ISIS, the Islamic terrorist organization has itself been hard at work building a sustainable coalition of jihadist gunmen.

The 180,000 figure is six times greater than a CIA estimate from last September, which placed the number of ISIS fighters at between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters.

According to Egypt, ISIS has created an umbrella army with the Taliban, Al Shabab, Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, and local jihadist groups from Yemen, Mali, Gaza, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and the Egyptian Sinai.

Egypt is warning this ISIS-allied army is preparing for a major insurgency in numerous countries by this spring or summer.

“There is no sign the international community understands what is happening before our eyes,” stated an Egyptian intelligence official. “ISIS is creating the fundamentals of a real governance in not just Iraq and Syria but also in Algeria, Afghanistan, Yemen and beyond.”

Egypt’s 180,000 estimate dovetails with figures claimed by Fuad Hussein, chief of staff of the Kurdish President Massoud Barzani.

Hussein told the U.K. Independent in November that Kurdish intelligence believes ISIS militant fighters to number at least 200,000.

“I am talking about hundreds of thousands of fighters because they are able to mobilize Arab young men in the territory they have taken,” he said.

Hussein in November met with congressional leaders and declared that to defeat ISIS an efficient army of 80,000 would be necessary.


O and other leaders’ failure to address ISIS when they were just the new and small ‘JV’ has allowed this happen.  Young impressionable men from around the globe are being influenced by this wave of terror and there’s no doubt their numbers are growing. Had he put boots on the ground and planes in the air at that point, we wouldn’t be talking about this.

Instead, while other countries are mounting an offense, our leader is lecturing people on the Crusades and holding secret meetings with the other muslim leaders in the US.

Whose numbers can we trust? Do we trust the ones from the Kurdish intelligence or from Egypt or the ones from the CIA? Remember Custer thought he was only dealing with a couple hundred Indians.


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14 Responses to ISIS Said to be Six Times Bigger Than CIA Thinks

  1. CW says:

    I look at the photo above and ask myself, where were our bombs just then?

  2. captbogus2 says:

    Why is it when ‘Boots on the Ground” are truly needed there is no American leader?

  3. Liz entrekin says:

    I would say Kurds. Our intelligence gathering seems to be at same level as our president’s stupidity. neither is worth spit in a hog pen. My suggestion encircle the country with militia, arm Kurds, and those from the area with all weaponry. Tighten the circle taking out any trying to escape and let Kurds and others From region take care of their own surgery

    • Kathy says:

      I’d agree, Liz, especially after hearing Jeh Johnson say “We do a pretty good job of tracking terrorists inside the United States” Pretty good?? Is that acceptable? Is that also the level of work they do at the CIA – just pretty good, instead of excellent.?

  4. vonMesser says:

    Don’t worry…..they’re only the JV team.

  5. Grouchy says:

    We are coming to a parting of the waves. On the one side, you have those who believe in a Supreme, Benevolent Creator Being. On the other side, you have those who believe in an egotistical, sadistic deity.
    It is amazing to realize, just what is happening, and the portents that are being fulfilled.

    • Liz entrekin says:

      I agree Grumpy. For those who are truly Christian and believe, there is Much truth in end times as forewarned. I honestly look for much worse to come for Satan will not give up easily.

  6. Garnet92 says:

    As far as how many “soldiers” are in ISIS now is concerned, I say that we must trust Egypt or the Kurds, we should have learned by now that we can no longer trust ANYTHING that comes from this administration. EVERYTHING that is for public consumption is one lie after another – all designed to make Odimbulb look good.

    • Kathy says:

      Agreed, Garnet, we know we can’t trust the government or the media to give us accurate information, so I’d say Egypt and the Kurds’ info is correct.

  7. Hardnox says:

    The spook community know the accurate numbers of ISIS. It’s the admin that doesn’t want it known since that would highlight the outright failure of O’s policies.

  8. tannngl says:

    How would we even know if the CIA got it wrong. This administration lies every time our president and anyone working for him moves their lips to speak. John 8:44

  9. Bullright says:

    Disturbing. I’ve seen Mid East or Islam experts hint at the same.. Maybe I’ll label Obama an ISIS recruitment tool. Remember John Brennan dismissing the idea of a caliphate as absurd in 6/2011.