ISIL hell-bent on creating Islamic state to be launchpad for attacks on U.S.

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 at 7:09 am

The al Qaeda-linked army now conquering territory in Syria and Iraq ultimately wants its emerging Islamic state to be a launching pad for attacking the U.S. homeland, says a new congressional report.

Four analysts at the Congressional Research Service made that assessment, citing intelligence reports and the words of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The CRS report, delivered to members of Congress, makes the point that ISIL is a well-organized, well-funded terrorist group with definite goals to take territory and kill people it considers nonbelievers.

“Several leading representatives of the U.S. intelligence community have stated that [ISIL] maintains training camps in Iraq and Syria, has the intent to attack the United States and is reportedly recruiting and training individuals to do so,” says the June 20 report.

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2 Responses to “ISIL hell-bent on creating Islamic state to be launchpad for attacks on U.S.”

  1. Blacque Jacques Shellacque on 25/25/14 at 9:10 pm

    ISIL hell-bent on creating Islamic state to be launchpad for attacks on U.S.

    That would be ill-advised. A pussy such as Obama doesn’t happen all that regularly.