Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Acting Director of the National Counterterrorism Center: ISIS Has ‘A Lot Of Options’ To Attack Western Interests



US News and World Review: ISIS Remains Potent, Deadly Despite Baghdadi’s Death, Top Spy Says

The acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center says the Islamic State group has ‘a lot of options’ to attack Western interests.

Killing the Islamic State group's founder and leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will have little effect on preventing the terrorist network from conducting future attacks, the top U.S. official for counterterror operations said Wednesday.

"There's no question that the losses over the weekend were significant to ISIS," Russell Travers, acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center, told a congressional panel, using an alternative name for the Islamic State group. "At the same time, it's a deep bench."

Despite a consistent U.S.-led campaign to defeat the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria that effectively dismantled its so-called caliphate, the number of fighters in those countries aligned with the group has grown in the last five years from a low point of roughly 1,000 fighters, Travers told the House Homeland Security Committee. As many as 14,000 extremists remain there now, with roughly 2,000 in Syria from foreign countries.

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WNU Editor:  When it comes to radical Islam, I have learned one thing over the years. Never underestimate them. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi may be dead, but the ideology that he was a part of is still alive and very active.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Every single one of the ISIS fighters should be hunted down and killed like dogs. It would be brutal, but their families should be executed as well as a deterrent. To prevail against a foe like ISIS (and the Taliban, for that matter), any ideas of mercy should be discarded, and they should face an opponent willing to be as brutal as they are.

Bob Huntley said...

They are facing an opponent as brutal as they are.

Jb said...

War is dead

Anonymous said...

Not really, Bob because the most of the ISIS fighters who surrendered were interred in camps. Also their families--the little kids who are going to be launching suicide bombings in 10 years are detained, not executed. If we were are brutal as ISIS, ISIS and families would all be dead by now instead of imprisoned.

Bob Huntley said...

Actually ISIS isn't the only enemy, present and future (being worked) that faces the US. Here is an interesting article. See if you can find the obvious lesson.

https://outline.com/r29Atz

Anonymous said...

So bob, you would let the kid plant the IED?

Yeah, you would.

A cuck like you is good for such things.

Bob Huntley said...

What did you think of the article, learn any lessons from it?