Here’s the ISIS Threat to the US, in 6 Sentences. Let’s keep this simple:
1. Al-Qaeda carried out the deadliest attack on American soil in American history and the most devastating foreign attack against an American city since the British occupied and burned Washington during the War of 1812.
2. ISIS is far more brutal than al-Qaeda.
3. ISIS has more financial resources than al-Qaeda.
4. ISIS controls more territory — and possesses more firepower – than al-Qaeda.
5. ISIS has seized uranium in sufficient quantities to make a radiological weapon, commonly referred to as a “dirty bomb.”
6. The leader of ISIS declared to his former American captors, “See you in New York,” and ISIS militants have pledged to raise the black flag of jihad over the White House.
In other words, ISIS is more capable in every way than the terrorists that hit America so hard on September 11, 2001. Pinprick strikes
weren’t enough to stop a much weaker Osama bin Laden. They will not be enough to stop a much stronger Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been named the Caliph—head of state and theocratic absolute monarch—of the self-proclaimed Islamic State located in western Iraq and north-eastern Syria. He is the former leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), alternatively translated as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).