It is possible that these people carrying out these horrific scenes are being blooded for future operations that are requested by the IS. Why send someone on an operation to carryout acts of terrorism only to find out at the crucial time that they lack the ability to kill?
The amount of recruits that the IS have is very high and they all cannot be filtered through one location. There is no evidence of this but in reality there are numerous training areas that the group uses. There may well be a priority of countries that the future terrorists come from as to what they could be used for with English speaking being the top language as that allows for versatility.
In order for these terrorists to attack in the west it is important that individuals are identified first to see if they have certain traits that can be used to the groups advantage. With the high amount of recruits that the IS have coming to swell its ranks it is possible that there are reception areas that the group has to welcome new recruits. It may also have personnel who look for and identify those that can be used for different objectives rather than wield a weapon and be trained for the front line.
Those chosen to conduct special operations in the west must fit into a certain initial criteria. They cannot be psychopaths or Walter Mitties as these types of individuals will not fit into the normal day to day training and could not be trusted to conduct future operations especially if they were sent as lone wolfs. A preference would be that they are a sensible person, reliable and capable of using a cover story that would be similar to their own lives in order to pass as an asylum seeker or refugee, although the latter part could be taught later. Strangely they would have to be level headed but may show partly or wholly Narcissistic Personality Disorders (NPD) traits.
NPD definition is: “One diagnostic criteria of narcissistic disorder is a lack of empathy and an unwillingness or inability to recognise or identify with the feelings and needs of others.” (Source: Hilgards Introduction to Psychology, page 542) The Islamic State treats everyone outside of its ideology as infidels, heretics or kafirs and has no tolerance for anyone who opposes their beliefs, so it would not be difficult to seek out those who do not need much persuasion to this idea.
Prior to the possible training phase it maybe attainable to stimulate fictitious beliefs and/or desires in an attempt to see what emotional feelings are provided. Those showing few emotions to the enemies of the IS may well be nurtured into losing what empathy they had. Those who failed would be sent back for normal duties.
Once a person is recognised at an early age as showing the various mental requirements needed, then the empathy emotion that would normally be nurtured through life of a normal person would be turned in the hands of a skilled manipulator which would be changed to suit the IS ideology. By identifying certain characteristics in a certain age group which has not had a long life to nurture the emotion it maybe possible to step in and influence an individual/s in order to carry out acts of what would be seen in a different society as atrocious but to those conducting the act it would be seen as normal or continuing the fight on a different level and location.
Once identified those chosen would be segregated from main groups and possibly taken away elsewhere for further indoctrination and training. Their training may consist of a type of indoctrination or brain washing so that the candidate would solely focus on the way of the Islamic State. The candidate would also be trained in the use of small arms and possibly bomb-making. Later they would be shown videos of decapitations, shootings and other methods that the IS have used to murder their prisoners. They would then be shown how to decapitate a person by first using a vegetable, and then they would progress on to possibly a doll or some other similar object. Once they had mastered their new ‘skill’ then they would be given a live object; a small animal, chicken or rabbit. Once this has happened they would then move into the final phase of their training which would be a human being.
The act would first be rehearsed until it was perfected, then once the cadre was seen as ready the future murders would parade in a form of uniform, inspected and seen that all were dressed the same. Then with final rehearsals carried out the prisoners in their orange uniform and the IS murders would march out with the camera rolling. At a certain point a signal would be given to the mass and brutal murders to begin.
The cadre would have been bloodied and proven that they can kill which means they would then be ready for operational deployment.
The deployment would have been a problem for the IS in the past as until recently it had not had a great deal of success in infiltrating Europe but relied on its propaganda to encourage lone wolf attacks in different countries. The strategy of encouraging lone wolf attacks in the west has not been as successful as they had hoped. But when the mass migration of immigrants or refugees began this would have been a blessing to the IS as it is a way of having their fighters blend in with a mass of people.
With the thousands of migrants crossing from Libya or Turkey into Europe it would be easy to infiltrate future lone wolfs or the incursion of terrorists into the masses. Not all are from the Syria and with the lack of security in Libyan it would be easy to fit others with a different agenda into the masses who claim to be escaping the war in Syria or the insecurity of Libya.
Pressure on numerous governments in Europe to allow the migrants/refugees in due to their “Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (2000/c 364/01)” states that refugees cannot be turned away and must be allowed to settle. This charter did not take into account the mass exodus of one or many countries at the same time and allowing tens of thousands in.
False passports can be obtained in order to pass as an asylum seeker or refugee. In September 2015 Germany seized packages of fake Syrian passports which raised an alarm and that 10, 000 were buying fake Syrian passports with few questions being asked.
The American State Department has admitted that the possibility that some of the Syrian refugees are terrorists cannot be discounted. The United Kingdom Home Office has said as many as 350 jihadis trained in Syria were now back in the UK. Other leaders in Europe have expressed concerns regarding the security of the Union and the realisation that terrorists are being smuggled into Europe. Terrorists are shaving off their beards to blend in so that the crossing is easier. The migrant problem is now a Trojan Horse for future terrorist attacks in Europe.
Some may not be terrorists but antagonisers who will attempt to infiltrate Muslim communities who are sympathetic to the IS ideology. They then turn those Muslim communities and encourage them to attack civilians therefore creating a much larger ‘Islamic army’ in the rear echelon of those countries who are providing support against the Islamic State.
“Therefore if you overtake them in fighting, then scatter by (making an example of) them those who are in their rear, that they be mindful.”
When the terrorists are in place a signal would be sent using one of the secure jihadi websites which would initiate the uprising en-mass. The result would be a huge rise in fear within the local populace as savage terrorist incidents occur throughout Europe. The civil police would have a huge problem containing the violence with many of the terrorist escaping to carryout further acts of terror and over longer periods.
The retaliation by far-right groups and vigilante groups would commence as the police would be seen as incompetent in regards to safety and security of the local population. The far-right groups would attempt to take the law into their own hands and attack Muslim/migrant enclaves in cities who would be forced in to defending themselves. Street Battles would ensure with Martial law being declared and troops occupying and patrolling the streets of European countries. Chaos would set in and allow further terrorists to continue with terrorist or guerrilla tactics.
This would be the greatest threat to Europe since the Nazi invasion of 1939 and the Cold War with the USSR.
For the European Union and other nations it is important to get right the processing of migrants who are attempting to escape vindictive regimes. Not all are refugees and those who are not have to be filtered out and where possible deported. This will install peace of mind to those countries who accept those refugees. To fail to correctly process the masses who are now putting Europe under siege will be to fail in the long run where Europe will take decades to recover. The seriousness of this cannot be taken lightly.