Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The ISIS Long Arm of Terror...

The THREAT MATRIX is reporting  the terrorist organization, ISIS, and its activities in numerous countries since January 2013, in direct contradiction to attempts to downplay or minimize the security threat of that terror group.

Says TM:

"..The list ... organized by continent and then alphabetically by country, is not exhaustive. Nonetheless, its extensiveness indicates the global reach of the IS, even if the reported activity does not consist of spectacular attacks..."

Lisa Lundquist @ TM tells us that:
"...some Western pundits have argued that the terror organization poses only a distant threat, not a near one. They have claimed that the Islamic State's goals are mainly territorial and focused on the Middle East, as compared to al Qaeda's, which are transnational and focused on attacking the West. On June 30, the US State Department referred to the ISIS' strategy as that of creating a regional caliphate...That general view was fairly widely held until recently, when the Islamic State executed two American hostages, which brought home to the West that its citizens are at risk. But in addition to committing shocking crimes in Syria and Iraq against civilians, security forces, and Western captives, the group has also developed an international following. The Islamic State's growing international presence demonstrates the dangerous fallacy of the argument that the group has primarily only regional goals..."
And, she writes:  "...even without regard to official statements by Islamist groups endorsing, opposing, or hedging on the Islamic State, the fact remains that Islamic State fighters and supporters are conducting operations well outside the confines of Iraq and Syria..."

See the entire article HERE @ Threat Matrix....

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