Rick Perry’s Bad Week Gets Worse as The Pentagon Smacks Down His Bogus ISIS Claim

Republican Presidential Hopeful Rick Perry Speaks To The Media In New York City

Gov. Rick Perry’s awful week got even worse when the Pentagon’s press secretary went on national television and shutdown Perry’s claim that ISIS is invading the U.S. over the Southern border.

Transcript via CNN:

BOLDUAN: Admiral, I want to get your take on — we’re looking at the threat, obviously, the most immediate threat in that region. But of course Americans are wondering how immediate is threat to the homeland, to the U.S.

The governor of Texas, Rick Perry, he spoke about the threat to the United States by ISIS in talking about the border. Let me play you a little bit of what he said, and I want to get your take.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

GOV. RICK PERRY (R), TEXAS: I think there’s the obvious grave concern that because of the condition of the border from the standpoint of it not being secure and us not knowing who is penetrating across, that individuals from ISIS or other terrorist states could be — and I think it’s a very real possibility that they may have already used that.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

BOLDUAN: Is that a serious concern of the Pentagon?

KIRBY: Well, again, we have concerns about ISIL growth and their strength and their global aspirations.

BOLDUAN: Which is coming through the border with Mexico?

KIRBY: I’ve seen no indication that they are coming across the border with Mexico. We have no information that leads us to believe that.

That said, we do know they have aspirations to hit western targets and it’s something, as Secretary Hagel said yesterday, that we’ve got to take seriously and we have to try to be ready for it.

Rick Perry was making things up, and he got called out for it. Gov. Perry’s comments at Heritage yesterday were an expansion of the comments that he made earlier this month on CNN when he claimed that the kids arriving at the Southern border were terrorists. Less than two weeks ago, Perry said, “I’m the governor of the state of Texas. My citizens safety is what’s foremost here, and it hasn’t got anything to do with anything other than those numbers of individuals who are coming across the border and when you think about the idea that some of them are from countries that have substantial terrorist ties whether it’s Pakistan, Afghanistan, or Syria we are at historic record highs with individuals being apprehended from those countries. We say that it’s time to secure the border. Hadn’t got anything to do with anything other than the American citizens expect Washington to respect the Constitution and secure the border.”

He has no proof that ISIS is crossing the Southern border, and for his purposes Perry doesn’t need any. This is all about creating a distraction away from his felony indictment, and giving himself another issue to run on 2016. Rick Perry is styling himself to be the great terrorist fighter from Texas, but terrorists are coming across the border, it also means that he has done a lousy job of keeping his state safe.

The Pentagon wasn’t about let Gov. Perry spread baseless fear. There is no evidence that ISIS (ISIL) has entered the United States over the Southern border. Perry invented a terrorist invasion in order to combine the terrorism and immigration issues. Gov. Perry is trying to create a distraction because he doesn’t want the media looking too hard at his behavior in Texas. It doesn’t take much digging to uncover Perry’s real motives behind his illegal attempt to force the Travis County DA to resign.

Rick Perry wants to be president in the worst way, the Pentagon is not going to let him invent his own rumors and spread fear about ISIS. Instead of the White House, Rick Perry may be trading his political ambitions in for an orange jumpsuit. This is the fact that Gov. Perry is trying to hide behind talk of ISIS invading America through Texas.

54 Replies to “Rick Perry’s Bad Week Gets Worse as The Pentagon Smacks Down His Bogus ISIS Claim”

  1. “Rick Perry wants to be president in the worst way…” – And that’s the only way he CAN be President.

  2. The only people in his state that Ricky cares about are the rich ones that donate. The man is full of very hot air.

  3. Same claims were made in TX and AZ about Al Q’aeda crossing into the US over the Mexican border. The ‘proof’ was newspapers with sort of Arabic letters – but the text was all in English.

    Remember back in the 80s when ‘six Arabs and a German’ were supposed to have invaded the US at the Mexican border all supposedly to assassinate Reagan? They looked like nothing so much as the USSR navy men in “The Russians Are Coming” comedy two decades earlier.

    The Right always has a ‘clear and present danger’ to promote – until there is one that they willfully ignore as they did 9/11.

  4. The country in a hundred years will not elect a governor from Texas as POTUS who is dumber than George W. Bush.

  5. The country in a hundred years will not elect a governor from Texas as POTUS who is dumber than George W. Bush.

  6. Perry, like other far RW Conservatives, will make outlandish statement, knowing their loyal followers will never questions their remarks and accept them as fact.

  7. “My citizens safety is what’s foremost here…”

    Except for that pesky million with no insurance. They can just eat chit and die.

  8. Do these idiots realize we would have to build a wall around the US? I’m sure terrorists would invade the least porous spot.

    Maybe some part of texas has a terrorists only entrance.

  9. It was in their interests to ignore it. Dick Cheney had said not so long before that the United States needed “a second Pearl Harbor” to get the American people behind the (plainly put) conquest of Iraq. Conveniently, they got both.

  10. Worshippers of raw power especially get off on the misery and death of orphaned children, who patently lack it.

    I would add that, because of their reduction of oppressed groups to the category of insects and vermin, they see these children, not as human beings, but as loathsome larvae that must be destroyed before they metamorphose, and pregnant women as repulsively gravid with vector eggs. Genocide has always especially targeted these groups.

  11. WTH does Perry’s press conference reference to “a blueberry in the tomato soup” mean?

    Is that anything like “one flew over the cuckoo nest”?

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    Edit: OOOH! I get it. Austin = liberal (blue). The rest of Texas = conservative (red).

    It still sounds like bird-poop.

  12. You should read “Christian Nation”, a novel about how this country would be if McCain and Palin won the 2008 election, with the dominionist evangelical right wing’s help.

    About a third of the way through the book, a 2nd Pearl Harbor, or if you will, a second 9/11 occurred — on 7/22/09 in the book, “terrorists” flying small planes shot missiles at commercial planes in landing patterns behind them in every major airport in the USA, killing thousands of passengers and bringing the country to a standstill.

    In the book, “President Palin” (who’d taken the office within months of the inauguration when McCain died from a cerebral aneurysm during a visit to Putin in Russia) declared nationwide martial law, and that totalitarian dominionist society we all fear had its beginning, much like Bush’s extrajudiciary Patriot Act crimes had 9/11 as its impetus.

    An American ISIS, which will only be forestalled if more moderate, sane Americans wake up and vote NOW and in every election.

  13. The pentagon has no proof ISIL has not crossed the border, since they are letting anyone across without checking……Soooo Perry is speaking the truth. They MAY have come into the USA via Mexico.

  14. Gov. Perry can be given the permanent position and title of the “Latrine Queen” while he is in prison. He will be as happy as any shit eating dog, like himself (in my opinion), would be under the circumstances. Because he could then “officially” consume all of the human bodily fluids and waste products (that he wants and desires) and at the same time be saving the prison system a lot of money on their water and toilet paper bills. Because no one would be flushing the toilets or cleaning their own butts any longer using toilet paper. If Ricky P. gets his way. In my opinion. He can even make himself some extra cash and “friends” on the side by picking up their dropped bars of soap for them in the showers. Placing Perry in prison would be a win for all. In my opinion.

  15. According to Ecclesiastes 10:2,3 NIV The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left. Even as he walks along the road, the fool lacks sense and shows everyone how stupid he is.

    Folk’s I didn’t write this, this is God’s word.

  16. What a dope. If anyone would look even remotely odd in any way, shape or form, the Border Guards would of have that person checked and probably sent back to Mexico.

    I think Perry ought to worry about his own ass being put to the grinding stone before anything else.

  17. Hi dj, But, but the Rerepubs are the pro life champions right? Oh yes pro life, pro life. definitely pro life. I’m sure I heard that somewhere. Yes they are pro life especially in Texas. Oh no I forgot these lives have brown skin so they don’t count I guess. So very sad.

  18. Rick Perry has no proof either. So that’s the truth too. Why is that he has been the governor of Texas for years and only NOW does he want to do anything about the border? What a lying sack of sad shit he is.

  19. The millions of Muslims on Jihad that are rampaging through the Middle East represent only a fraction of Muslims that are humble, hard working and growing intolerant of Islamophobes like Governor Perry.

  20. Are you really sure there are “millions” on jihad? Remember there are a lot of Muslim sects that don’t even believe in jihad. I don’t know the number but I would guess at the most a couple hundred thousand?

  21. Where are the governors of of our northern border states? Are they asleep here? ISIS could come into this country any time across our border with Canada or maybe in a shipping container in the LA port since the GOP refuses to provide enough money to have enough inspectors to check out but a small percentage of those containers. We’ve got a lot of border and it’s swiss cheese. We’re doomed! We need more guns! The boogey man is at your door!

  22. Perry, like other far RW Conservatives, will make outlandish statement, knowing their loyal followers will never questions their remarks and accept them as fact.
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    Call me crazy… but that should work both ways.

    I can think of several reasons why the Pentagon – even if they actually DID have info that indicated that terrorists had crossed the southern border- would NEVER admit that such a breach of the border occurred.
    But I can’t think of ANY overriding incentive for the Pentagon to be forthcoming or for them to acknowledge “evidence” of such an event.
    Like it or not, there are more reasons for the Pentagon to play dumb and conceal any such information … than there is for the Pentagon to state that they have intelligence that I.S. (or any other terrorist network) could be inside the U.S.

    I’m sure you don’t need me to help you figure out what those reasons would be.

  23. I would simply ask, why did Perry not mention al qaeda when we were at war with them? He had no concerns at all that over a 10 year stretch they would never come across the border.

  24. Reply to Tani at 5:50 pm
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    Our own State Dept acknowledges that corruption is pervasive in almost all levels of Mexican government.

    It might be best not to view information coming from corrupt Mexican government officials as wholly reliable.

  25. I think – not positive though – that Perry has been requesting that the National Guard and unmanned drones be put on the Texas/Mexico border for the past 5 or 6 years.

    Whatever other initiatives he undertook as Governor in regard to the border I have no idea about.
    Like I’ve said before…I’ve never been much of a Perry follower.

    Goodnight Shiva…I have to turn in.
    Long day tomorrow.

  26. In the same speech Perry said that he doesn’t have anything to support the claim. This leads me wonder why he made it in the first place. My best guess is he was doing what my RW GA Insurance Commissioner recently admitted he was doing when he was lying about Obamacare a few years back–he said he was before a GOP crowd and was feeding red meat to them. It’s shameful the way these RW pols manipulate their own supporters. What made Hudgens admit what he did and why he did it is that insurance cos like Obamacare so well that more of them want to sell insurance in GA in 2015. Perry was in front of a RW crowd, feeling full of himself, and saw no reason he shouldn’t fan the flames of their fears to gain a little political currency with them. Imho, he’s stupid because after making the claim, he turned right around and admitted he had nothing to support it. It made him feel good at the time. Now I’m wondering what he’ll say if/when the MSM asks him about the lie.

  27. I swear you cons can tie yourselves up in knots to make your idiotic ideas sound sane. National guard on the border? Pray tell WTF if they are on the border what will they do? They cant detain you. I guess they could pass out bottle water to the refugees that are thirsty but other than that they will be what we use to call a dog and pony show.

  28. And there is no corruption at all levels of the American Government? Just ask all the republican governors that wants to be President. When your own shit stinks its best not to be holier than thou

  29. Now, djchefron, we both know that many on the Right never pass up an opportunity to grift. While D’Souza was running around telling us that he’d been “targeted” by Pres. Obama for having broken campaign finance laws, he was busy trying to sell his book and booking speaking engagements. Perry is selling t-shirts with his mugshot on them because he knows he can play the rubes, raise some campaign cash and his political profile by portraying himself as a victim in a conspiracy he and his lawyers have designed as a shiny object to prevent anyone on the Right from thinking about digging too deeply into the reals reasons why he was indicted.

  30. It is quite an extraordinary claim to say that 10 year old Spanish-speakers flooding across the border are Arab terrorists. As such, he needs to either offer proof or accept that we have every reason to believe it’s a lie.

  31. I used to believe that Perry was just an ignorant clown, and that his claim to fame was to make Texas a laughing stock. The moron is no longer funny. He’s evil and his ego knows absolutely no limits. He is arrogant enough to believe he will someday run for POTUS, which in and of itself is a pathetic pipe dream. He’s a criminal and should be treated as such. He’s embarrassed our state, and if he had any integrity at all, he would leave Texas forever.

  32. If I were gonna invade, it would be across the northern border, not the southern. The Canadian border has fewer established crossing points, further distances between them and virtually no border agents. While everyone is looking at the front door, come in the back door.

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