How much of a threat does ISIS pose to the Western world and the United States? They’ve murdered an American hostage on video, delivering what amounts to a declaration of war, complete with promises of more American deaths to come. But are they in a position to make good on that threat, with the anniversary of 9/11 only a few weeks away?
No, says the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as reported by Fox News.
Yes, says the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), who appeared on ABC’s “This Week” to warn, “Don’t kid yourself for a second that they aren’t intent on hitting the West,” adding that he believes “external operations” are already under way.
ISIS has repeatedly made threats to attack the U.S. through social and conventional media. Earlier this month, in a Vice News documentary, a spokesman for the group vowed to “raise the flag of Allah in the White House.”