Members of the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) are planning to carry out major terror attacks against targets in the United States or in Europe, American intelligence officials said Saturday.
Five intelligence officials stated to Bloomberg News that there is evidence that the organization is running a sleeper cells around the world, outside of Iraq and Syria. The goal: to gain a greater foothold in the Islamic world – politically and militarily.
According to retired U.S. Army Colonel Derek Harvey, the Middle East is gripped in a “competition for jihadi leadership” between IS and Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri, following the falling out between the two groups last year.
Harvey also said that US President Barack Obama has severely underestimated IS’s current hold in Iraq and Syria, due to a reluctance to put his “toe, foot, and then leg” back in Iraq.
How could Islamic terrorists possible get into the US in the first place? Our borders are tight as a drum, right?