The world is still getting to grips with the shock from the Paris terror attack and most recently the Belgium airport attack. Attacks which ISIS have claimed responsibility for, but with this new tactic employed by the group, Europe is in for more shock and grief if the reports are true.
“After fleeing Paris immediately after the November attacks, Abdeslam forged a new network back in his childhood neighborhood of Molenbeek, long known as a haven for jihadis, and renewed plotting, according to Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders.” “Not only did he drop out of sight, but he did so to organize another attack, with accomplices everywhere. With suicide belts. Two attacks organized just like in Paris. And his arrest, since they knew he was going to talk, it was a response: So what if he was arrested? ‘We’ll show you that it doesn’t change a thing,”’ said French Senator Nathalie Goulet, co-head of a commission tracking jihadi networks.
"The reality is that if we knew exactly how many there were, it wouldn’t be happening.” It is true ISIS is losing territory and influence the Syria and the Middle East, due to coalition operations and Russian airstrikes, but the group has metastasized like a cancer into Western capitals which was always the long term goal to begin with. The feeble effort by the Obama administration to target the Islamic State, while it was in Syria and Iraq for two long years, gave the terrorist regime time to plan the infiltration of terrorists into Europe, along with the ground to train its fighters.
Now, even if ISIS is defeated and eradicated in the Levant, it doesn’t really matter. The damage has been done. The terror cells are in place to kill for decades to come. ISIS has also spread to Africa and other areas around the world to enable the training, recruitment and planning to continue.Source: AFP/ WashingtonTimes