U.S. Intelligence Suspects ISIS Planning Mass-Casualty Attack

Analysts in the intelligence community warned the Islamic State may be preparing to carry out a mass-casualty terrorist attack, rather than encouraging its international supporters to carry out ‘lone-wolf’ attacks.

Increased competition for recruits and prestige with different jihadist factions are being floated as causes for this possible shift in emphasis. Groups such as Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) typically are more focused on larger attacks, such as the massacre at Charlie Hebdo, or plots against airliners. The Islamic State may be attempting to portray itself as capable and powerful in that regard.

  • drop a deuce

    Yes- live in perpetual fear- this is how a small group( the jews) can hold sway over the masses- through perpetual fear of some imagined bogeyman- instead of seizing control of their own destiny

  • Petey

    So IS isn’t really capable and powerful, it just commits acts that portrays itself as. I’m a bit fuzzy on the distinction here.

    • They do local well.

      • Petey

        True. And that’s certainly built the numbers.

  • “Lone wolf” attacks aren’t killing as many people as was hoped.

  • Blacksmith

    They have always been planning mass casualty attacks, they just have a much more difficult time pulling those off. The ‘lone wolf’ attacks are just filler.

    • Jabberwokk

      Yep. And it may take more than one for people to get there heads out of there collective asses.