Source – The Daily Beast
Experts warn that off-the-shelf drones could be used in a spectacular atrocity that would be live-streamed for a propaganda coup.
LONDON — A team of British intelligence analysts has drawn up a chilling scenario in which terrorists launch a swarm of small drones in an attack on a major sporting event like the Super Bowl, unleashing multiple explosive devices on the crowd in the stadium.
“If we do not act to prevent it, it is only a matter of time,” Chris Abbott, the executive director of a think tank called Open Briefing, told The Daily Beast in an exclusive interview. Continue reading “Will ISIS Launch a Mass Drone Attack on a Stadium?”
The U.S. military general in charge of the air war over Iraq and Syria said today that carpet bombing would not be an effective tool to fight ISIS.
Asked about the claims of Sen. Ted Cruz and other presidential candidates that they would carpet bomb ISIS, Lieutenant General Charles Brown said that, “carpet bombing is not effective for the operation we’re actually executing.” Continue reading “Military General: Carpet Bombing ISIS Not Effective Tactic”
Source – The New York Post
BEIRUT — Faced with a cash shortage in its so-called caliphate, the Islamic State group has slashed salaries across the region, asked Raqqa residents to pay utility bills in black market American dollars, and is now releasing detainees for a price of $500 a person.
The extremists who once bragged about minting their own currency are having a hard time meeting expenses, thanks to coalition airstrikes and other measures that have drained millions from their finances since last fall. Having built up loyalty among militants with good salaries and honeymoon and baby bonuses, the group has stopped providing even the smaller perks: free energy drinks and Snickers bars. Continue reading “ISIS is broke, and only accepting payments in US dollars”
Source (CNN) – America’s top intelligence official says it’s now “inevitable” that ISIS will attempt an attack in the United States. That stark warning from CIA Director John Brennan comes after months of growing anxiety amid attacks in Paris and San Bernardino. Barrel-bombing in Syria as the major powers struggle to put a delicate ceasefire together.. While the carnage continues, ISIS fights on undeterred and … Continue reading CIA Chief: ISIS terror attempt is ‘inevitable’
James Clapper says Twitter posts are encouraging terrorists to strike. Source – Infowars The National Intelligence boss James Clapper warns the threat posed by the Islamic State is growing in the wake of the San Bernardino and Chattanooga shootings. Law enforcement has yet to definitively connect the alleged San Bernardino shooters to the Islamic State or any other terrorist organization. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the man … Continue reading National Intelligence Boss Exaggerates Islamic State Domestic Terror Threat
A leader of the Syrian community in New York City believes ISIS sleeper cells are already in America, waiting for orders to carry out an attack. Arafat ‘Ralph’ Succar told the New York Poston Wednesday that terrorists have ‘absolutely’ sneaked into America posing as civil war refugees since fake identifications papers are easily obtained in his birth country. ‘I believe the terrorists from Syria have … Continue reading ISIS is ‘absolutely’ in America, leader in New York City’s Syrian community says
An alert is issued after four dark-skinned men with beards arouse suspicion at Metro’s Pentagon station. Two flights are diverted for bomb threats and a third is halted after passengers engage in “suspicious activity.” Motorists see a package fall from a truck and a major D.C. bridge is shut down as the “suspicious package” is investigated. A Belgian soccer star from Indonesia is mistaken for a terrorist.
In the days since the terrorists attacks in Paris, threats — real or imagined — have multiplied almost everywhere. Law enforcement officials have tightened security for the nation’s trains, subways and airports. And Americans are scared.
“I’ve overheard people talking about what happened in Paris,” said business traveler Kevin Boudreaux, 44, as television screens in the main hall of Reagan National Airport showed the latest updates from Paris. Continue reading “Terrorism fears magnify threats, real or imagined”
As disturbing as it sounds, republican frontrunner Donald Trump doubled down on his claims that he will ban mosques if elected president. Fanning the flames of racism, xenophobia and Islamaphobia, following last Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, France, Trump repeated his call early Monday to shut down mosques. At the very least, he explained, the government will heavily monitor all mosques if he is elected president. “You’re going to have … Continue reading Goverment To ‘Ban Mosques’ If Trump Is Elected President
President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday set up a commission to combat terrorism financing, the Kremlin said, in another sign of the Russian leader’s heightened focus on what he says is a fight against Islamic State militants. After attacks in Paris killed 129 people on Friday, security dominated the G20 summit at the weekend, where the group’s leaders, in a rare departure from their usual focus … Continue reading Putin sets up commission to combat terrorism financing
President Barack Obama said yesterday that the U.S. must be ‘vigilant’ about protecting the homeland and cannot become ‘complacent or lulled into thinking somehow that we are immune from these kinds of attacks.’
But, he said, some of the rhetoric he’s hearing about Muslim refugees is ‘offensive,’ and it serves as a ‘potent’ recruiting tool for ISIS.
‘First, they were worried about the press being too tough on them during debates. Now they’re worried about three-year-old orphans. That doesn’t sound very tough to me,’ Obama said, blasting Republicans after a meeting with President Benigo Aquino in the Philippines. Continue reading “White House reassures governors that Syrians brought to the U.S. aren’t a threat – as Obama says ‘offensive’ rhetoric he’s hearing is a ‘potent’ recruitment tool for ISIS”