ISIS is preparing to increase its attacks on western targets, British security officials are warning.
This has potential major implications for Great Britain, the United States, and many other western countries.
CNN reports: British police are preparing for “enormous and spectacular” potential attacks on the UK as ISIS moves into its “next natural phase,” Britain’s senior counterterrorism officer said Monday.
Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, said that in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, ISIS had moved on from a “narrow focus on police and military as symbols of the state, to something much broader.”
“You see a terrorist group that has big ambitions for enormous and spectacular attacks, not just the types that we’ve seen foiled to date,” he said, citing as another example the downing of Metrojet Flight 9268.
CNN also mentions that “Rowley was speaking about a general threat profile, and not on specific intelligence on a known terror plot;” however, in the past terrorists have struck without advance warning. So that sounds a bit hollow.
ISIS has claimed credit for many recent attacks. In fact, they are credited with 70 attacks in 20 countries.
The current threat level for international terrorism in the UK remains severe, meaning an attack is “highly likely.”
Allen West’s editor added that: “Anyone who still thinks this threat is restricted to “over there” hasn’t been paying attention — or is willfully suspending reality (which I have to believe is the only way people can support the likes of Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders). We’ve gotten smaller tastes of threats from Islamic extremists within our borders in recent years, such as the Chattanooga attack that killed four Marines and one sailor last July — which only took months for our government to recognize as such — and punctuated with an exclamation point by the December attacks that killed 14 in San Bernardino.”