ISIS ‘wants its own navy for attacks on cruise ships in the Mediterranean’

Islamic State militants hope to build a maritime arm that could carry out attacks in the Mediterranean, a senior Nato Naval officer has warned.

The march of Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (Isil) along the Libyan coast has cast an “uncomfortable shadow” across shipping said Vice-Adml Clive Johnstone.

The spread of sophisticated Russian and Chinese weapons to armed groups in the region also means there is now the “horrible opportunity” a cruise liner or container ship could be hit, the commander of Nato’s maritime command warned.

  • Obama and Trudeau can help with that.

    Or tell ISIS that the Jews invented the oceans.

  • Dana Garcia

    ISIS is getting in touch with its pirate roots, as in Barbary pirates.

    • bob e

      great post dana. these people will never stop.
      steven decator, presley obannon, thomas jefferson .. not exactly like the phony muslim pimp who leads the nation from
      his behind ..

      thanks dana ..

  • Brett_McS

    “Thomas Jefferson and John Adams questioned the Tripolitan ambassador as to why his government was so hostile to the new American Republic even though America had done nothing to provoke any animosity of any sort. Ambassador Adja answered them “that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, whom it was the right and duty of the faithful to plunder and enslave; and that every muslim who was slain in this warfare was sure to go to paradise.”

    Not much has changed.

  • Billy Bob Thornton

    I blame Saudi Arabia. These groups receive funding from them and these groups have jeeps and weapons which look like they come from the US. What Turkey did back in November/December with Russia does show that the Russians are the only one serious enough to take out Russia and the only thing the West is interested in regarding ISIS is for them take out Assad.

    I think personally that the War on Terror is nothing but a way to conquer Iran, Russia and China in the end.

    What the world needs is to ask what is truly going on?!

    For one thing, war is not the answer.

    Don’t forget Sun Tzu’s quote that war never solves anything!

    • Billy Bob Thornton

      I meant take out ISIS*

    • bob e

      except if there are no enemy left on the planet ..

    • Minicapt

      Al-Musta’sim Billah would like to agree with you.


  • canminuteman

    Issue letters of marque and let private enterprise look after the matter. They’d do a better job than the NATOs navies

  • Blind Druid

    Maybe we could sell them those two subs we bought from those cheap bastard Brits.

  • Ed

    “ISIS hopes to build…”

    This should be good…

  • Minicapt

    Multiple “Sink-Ex” to be scheduled.


  • Jim Horne

    “They should know that there has been gross neglect and deficiency in our defences; they should know that we have sustained a defeat without a war, the consequences of which will travel far with us along our road; they should know that we have passed an awful milestone in our history, when the whole equilibrium of Europe has been deranged, and that the terrible words have for the time being been pronounced against the Western democracies: “Thou art weighed in the balance and found wanting.”

    And do not suppose that this is the end. This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time.” – Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)