Islamic State supporters have tried several plots lately to strike America’s bravest. Have you heard of all these?
The jihad’s real target is governments, and therefore militaries. It can be easy to forget this. They so often strike soft targets, as in recent days they have targeted a shopping district in Karrada, a Dhaka café, and an Orlando nightclub among others, Nevertheless, in order to establish their caliphate under the direction of sharia law, they must at some point be able to take on the military. These ‘soft’ target attacks evoke terror in the general populace and cause other negative psychological effects within society, but they also divert attention and resources away from governments protecting of ‘hard’ targets such as military bases. The last several weeks we have witnessed the arrests of would-be terrorists attempting such strikes against America’s hard targets.