Skip to comments.Will ISIS plan a 9/11-style terror plot against the U.S.?
Posted on 06/16/2014 11:26:08 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Republicans are sounding the warning that the next 9/11-like terror plot could emerge from the regions of Iraq and Syria that are currently dominated by an extremist group bearing down on Baghdad.
As the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - which has already captured the cities of Tikrit and Mosul and is threatening to take the capital city as well - grows in strength and numbers, will it pose an immediate threat to the United States homeland as well?
Experts say the group's increasing power and reach is concerning, though it's not entirely clear when they might be able to threaten the U.S.
"You've got motivation mixed with opportunity, ideology and foreign fighters and all of that looks like a very extreme version of Afghanistan in the '90s, plus what was happening in Iraq after the Iraq war," said CBS News National Security Analyst Juan Zarate. "This is a cauldron of future terrorist threats to the west."
The bigger danger, Zarate said, is that the U.S. does not yet know exactly what the group will look like once it evolves. While ISIS might not launch an attack on U.S. soil tomorrow, he said, "I think the grave threat here is that you have the seeds of a new terrorist movement emerging very aggressively."
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Why should ISIS fly airplanes into skyscrapers that they expect to own within a few years?
The attacks of 9/11/01 seem to have had the desired effect on American society. We have since twice elected a president who is openly sympathetic to radical Islam and who has been freeing Taliban operatives for years. Our so-called “opposition party” can barely muster the will to make idle threats about what they’ll do if he frees any more of them.
Probably already planned.
The leader told his captors upon released under Obama , see you in New York.
Not exactly will, but WHEN? They have already told us the answer to the “will” question.
May have changed their tactics some. They may wait till they are well established then go for Syria, Jordan, Libya, Egypt and Israel. If the US protects Israel, then that will give them an excuse to terrorize here. I don’t think we will see another plane bombing. What I do believe we’ll see are random murders (of their own kind here) mall/public gathering bombings, on the scale of the Boston bombings, attempted kidnappings of Americans worldwide. Death by a thousand cuts.
Seriously, why are they so pissed at New York? I would think it would be the last target on their list since the city is so liberal (and sympathetic?).
Yes. Kenya mall and resort attacks are trial runs of advanced Sharia compliant terrorist technique, and a Caliphate with massive manpower, money and weapons would be the ultimate command and control center for the largest Jihad in world history. All non-Muzzie golfers beware.
911 plot took almost 2 years to unfold and almost came apart
before it started because the first group sent to US while
fanatical lacked fluency in English and ability to operate
in a western society.
Only after “Hamburg (Germany) group showed up did it proceed
Simple attack like Boston Marathon bombing or shooting up shopping mall is in realm of possibilty - anything more
sophisticated is problematic
Welp, they got upwards of a half a billion bucks to feed into the slot machine now.
You can be sure it’s on their to-do list.
“Seriously, why are they so pissed at New York?”
Islamicists don’t care if an infidel is liberal, multi-cultural or even on the ‘friends of the Ground-Zero mosque” committee.
We’re all the same to the “religion of peace”.
Probably already here with more just walking across the Texas border right now.
zer0 doesn’t care !
America deserves what’s coming, past due.
If a new 9/11 must happen, I'm hoping for Berkeley, CA.
Talked to a friend of mine who was a flight attendant working on 9/11. After the towers were hit, she and her crew were on an an active taxiway and told to go back to the gate. The flight was almost empty and being the lead flight attendant, she went through the cabin to explain to each passenger that they were going back to the gate. All the passengers took it in stride as no one was aware of what was happening. However, there were 2 middle eastern men, sitting far apart, and when she told each of them that American airspace was shut down, she got the same reaction from both. Lips grimly pursed, quiet anger and silence as they each slowly turned to look out their windows.
Not to mention the ME men living next to her brother who had a huge outdoor party on 9/11/01, whooping it up until the wee hours of the night. Oh, and the party was preplanned. In the middle of the week. On a school night.
Will ISIS plan a 9/11 style attack?
I’m sure they already have a plan, and I’m sure we will know the who, what, and where, (after the fact of course); sooner rather than later.
I’m steaming mad at this so-called gov’t we have NOW, you know our enemy’s will hit us and us hard, before we can change the gov’t through the election process.
We got,got,got gotnotime!
I suspect what ISIS will likely do is something different than what we saw on 9/11. What they may do is assemble a team of 50-100 of them and they’ll descend upon a school or a small town, then conduct beheadings of whomever unlucky souls happen to be there... right here in the U.S.
Just down the hall from my office is a program that teaches English to foreign nationals so they can apply to attend college in the US. Want to guess the fastest growing group of people attending this program over the last several years? You got it, muslims.
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