Even if ISIS is getting eviscerated in Syria and Iraq, as per Donald Trump’s campaign promises, according to the chief of Department of Homeland Security, a new 9/11 type of event is in the works, as the now-legendary Islamic terrorist group is plotting to inflict as much damage as possible in an “all-in” kind of a move.
The theory is that the recent terrorist attacks in Europe, for example the vans plowed into crowds (read London Bridge) were meant to keep the ISIS terrorist cells “engaged” and to help with raising funds for a much bigger plot in the future. At least that’s what the DHS chief tells us, so don’t shoot the messenger. According to acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke, ISIS is now trying to produce a sequel of the 2001 atrocities.
During a presser at the United States embassy in London, UK, Elaine Duke has said:
The terrorist organisations, be it ISIS or others, want to have the big explosion like they did on 9/11 . They want to take down aircraft, the intelligence is clear on that.
However, in the interim they need to keep their finances flowing and they need to keep their visibility high and they need to keep their members engaged, so they are using small plots and they are happy to have small plots.
Creating terror is their goal and so a van attack, a bladed weapon attack, causes terror and continues to disrupt the world – but does not mean they’ve given up on a major aviation plot.”
The DHS high official reminded her audience that it would be fairly easy for terrorists to use an improvised explosive device hidden inside a laptop or cellphone to blow up an airplane, and this is just one of the plethora of threats facing airlines worldwide. She also said:
“We have worked on some strong measures that we can’t talk about. We are trying to play the away game and that is working against them in their terrorist safe havens and homes.
We do have some terrorist groups on the move, you just saw the take-over of Raqqa and so if we can keep them declining and moving they have less time to sit and prepare.”
In her view, online propaganda played a crucial role in the rise of homegrown terrorism, as she asked for internet tech-giants to take proactive measures and act quicker to remove Jihadist propaganda on the Internet. According to government officials, the online propaganda disseminated by the Islamic State was decisive in the radicalization of Western based Muslims, despite the fall of Raqqa, ISIS’ headquarters and capital.
“I would surmise being able to put terrorist propaganda on the internet might become more imperative. The number of foreign fighters we have returning is declining. The number of home-grown violent extremists, most of them inspired by terrorist organisations, is increasing.”
Now, if you ask me, DHS (Dept of Homeland Insecurity) is a bunch of double dipping retread military and police who have spent billions of dollars over the last 15 years and have nothing to show for it but the new SUVs they ride around in gratis off the taxpayer.