Hussein Obama, ever one of intrinsic flippancy, once remarked that ISIS was merely a “JV team” in terms of war-making and of being dangerous. I can’t recall if he said that while playing golf or from a vacation.
The terrorists who shot up and bombed the airport in Istanbul yesterday operated with the planing and efficiency of a special forces team.
A three-part attack beginning with a diversion is a new level of sophistication. That should scare the U.S. and Europe.
Three months after attacking Brussels airport, terrorists have shown in the attack on Istanbul’s international airport an alarming ability to stay one move ahead of the defenses put in place to stop them—an agility in planning that could present a new and serious threat to airports in the U.S.
Most experts agree that the Istanbul atrocity has the hallmarks of ISIS. Even then, the sophistication of how the attack was carried out has surprised them.
It was carried out in a way that suggests the kind of advance intelligence, careful study of a target, and cool execution that would normally be practised by Western special forces.
U.S. officials are showing some concern about the JV team but they’re showing it in Obama’s patented Neverland fashion.
CIA Director John Brennan said that the suicide bombings in Istanbul, Turkey bore the signs of ISIS and should serve as a warning to Americans that the terrorist group is aiming to carry out similar attacks in the U.S.
“I’d be surprised if [ISIS] is not trying to carry out that kind of attack in the United States,” Brennan told Yahoo News Tuesday evening.
He said ISIS has so far been unable to attack the U.S. directly because of effective homeland security and intelligence measures, but warned that the militants would continue their attempts to infiltrate American defenses.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper raised similar concerns last month. He told CNN in May that ISIS has the capability to conduct a large-scale Paris-style attack in the U.S.
They haven’t yet but they have the capacity… What was Orlando? JV practice? What happened at the Amarillo Wal-Mart? Who attacked Trump supporters in California? What about San Bernardino? Boston? Am I just imagining that these things happened? Or, are these people blind?
They don’t understand ISIS, a thing they created. ISIS doesn’t need to operate like a traditional state or army; it can call on radical cells and individuals as needed. They don’t consider ISIS a threat even as it rapidly captures territory in multiple countries. They warn about possible future attacks as we are attacked every week. All the while, they stir the mix of terrorism in the Middle East and continue to import enormous numbers of radicals.
Our government is behaving like a JV team. That, or they’re trying to throw the game.