ISIS has a new commander.
Gulmurod Khalimov — who took over as the terrorist group’s leader after Mohammad al-Adnani was killed — has a disturbing connection to the Obama administration.
And it turns out Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had a hand in training him.
Disturbing reports have come to light that show Khalimov participated in five State Department anti-terrorism courses from 2003 to 2014.
PJ Media reports:
Gulmurod Khalimov, the new ISIS military commander whom the U.S. just days ago announced a $3 million bounty for, was trained by the State Department in an anti-terror program as recently as 2014 while serving in the security service of Tajikistan.
He replaces former ISIS commander Tarkhan Batirashvili, aka Umar al-Shishani, who was also trained by the United States as part of the Georgian army and who ISIS claimed was killed fighting in Iraq this past July.
The State Department confirmed Khalimov’s U.S.-provided training to CNN in May 2015:
“From 2003-2014 Colonel Khalimov participated in five counterterrorism training courses in the United States and in Tajikistan, through the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security/Anti-Terrorism Assistance program,” said spokeswoman Pooja Jhunjhunwala.
The program is intended to train candidates from participating countries in the latest counterterrorism tactics, so they can fight the very kind of militants that Khalimov has now joined.
A State Department official said Khalimov was trained in crisis response, tactical management of special events, tactical leadership training and related issues.
An even more disturbing development was the news that the State Department claimed Khalimov was “vetted.”
During this time period, he appeared in videos where he issued threats against the United States.
PJ Media also reports:
Unironically, the State Department spokeswoman said that Khalimov had been appropriately vetted:
“All appropriate Leahy vetting was undertaken in advance of this training,” said spokeswoman Jhunjhunwala.
At that time, Khalimov appeared in a video threatening the United States:
“Listen, you American pigs: I’ve been to America three times. I saw how you train soldiers to kill Muslims,” he says.
Then, he threatens, “we will find your towns, we will come to your homes, and we will kill you.”
The Obama administration’s claims that Khalimov was properly “vetted” sound eerily similar to their claims that they are able to screen Islamist refugees from the Middle East.
But their vetting program failed in Khalimov’s case.
And the administration’s screening process also failed when one of the San Bernardino jihadists was able to slip into America by providing a false address on a fiancé visa application.
Obama and Clinton possess a checkered history of arming terrorists and overseeing failed screening procedures.
WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, released emails proving Hillary armed terrorists in Syria –including ISIS — by supporting a program to send arms to so-called “moderate” Syrian rebels.
And American Patriot Daily has previously reported (Bombshell Hillary Clinton Just Admitted Obama Was Helping Terrorists ) on the Obama administration’s support of terrorist groups — including Al Qaeda in Iraq.
We will keep you up to date on any further developments in this story.