Good to know. I would have sworn ISIS was more ambitious than that, but perhaps their strategy is focused on getting a geographic stronghold and then going from there. Maybe The West per se is not as important to them as the Pentagon would generally like us to believe (at budget time).
The United States’ senior counterterrorism official said on Wednesday that there is “no credible information” that the militants of the Islamic State, who have reigned terror on Iraq and Syria, are planning to attack the U.S. homeland. Although the group could pose a threat to the U.S. if left unchecked, any plot it tried launching today would be “limited in scope” and “nothing like a 9/11-scale attack.”
That assessment by National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen stands in sharp contrast to dire warnings from other top Obama administration officials, who depict the group formerly known as ISIS or ISIL as the greatest threat to America since al Qaeda before it struck U.S. soil on Sept. 11, 2001.
Full Story @ [The Complex]