Lone wolf terror attacks are the hardest for national security to thwart. For that reason, groups like Al-Qaida openly encourage their followers to pursue “lone Jihad” against the West.
It’s practically impossible to know where a lone wolf will strike, but ISIS has given us something of a heads up with a “kill list” the FBI has gotten hold of. You’d think it would be a good idea to alert people their lives have been threatened by a group we’re spending billions to fight overseas. But apparently not.
Via The Daily Caller
The Federal Bureau of Investigation failed to tell Americans on ISIS kill lists that they were singled out for death by the terrorist organization.
According to a report by Circa News, the lists, which are not public but encrypted online, name over 15,000 people the terrorist organization wants to see snuffed out by sleeper cells or lone wolves in New York, Texas, Florida and California.The lists reportedly include names of college professors and military personnel, as well as art collectors and homemakers. In a sampling of 24 individuals contacted in Texas, 22 told Circa they were not made aware by government officials that they are the targets of the terror group. One Jewish woman from Austin said, “I was terrified. We live in a different world and the Jewish community is a number one target of these radicals,” when the outlet told her she and some of her friends in the Jewish community were listed.
Additionally, the Corpus Christi Police Department says it was never contacted by federal authorities about one of their own citizens who is on the kill list.“We were not contacted by the Army or the FBI referencing the threat to our citizen,” Police spokesman Chris Hooper stated.
Well, at least journalists are doing the job the FBI won’t do. (Stranger things have happened).
The FBI claims they’d planned on notifying every person on the list, but as you saw in the video above, the FBI also incorrectly claimed they’d notified local law enforcement if someone in their area was on the list.
[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]