Top Pentagon officials think we’re 6-12 months away from ISIS-K having the ability to attack the US

| October 27, 2021

Taliban patrolling a section of the city of Kabul Afghanistan. (AP/Rahmat Gul)

The Biden Administration keeps on winning. Just when you thought the threat of ISIS had been eliminated, Biden’s poorly executed Afghanistan evacuation has not only emboldened them but given them a new base of operations. Terrorism is returning just in time for high gas prices, empty shelves, and inflation. A broken clock is right twice a day. Statistically speaking, Biden’s got to make at least one choice here.

While Undersecretary of Defense for Policy was testifying to Congress yesterday he talked about our intelligence community’s assessment of ISIS-K. The Undersecretary also said, after being asked about the Americans we abandoned in Afghanistan, “We did not leave Americans behind. They continue to get out.” This doublespeak is straight out of the “What the meaning of ‘is’ is.”

Fox News reports;

U.S. intelligence shows that ISIS-K, the Islamic State group’s Afghanistan affiliate, could potentially have the ability to strike American targets in as little as six months, while al Qaeda can also increase its capabilities, a top Pentagon official said.

Colin Kahl, undersecretary of Defense for policy, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday that neither terror group poses an imminent threat, but that they still must be taken seriously as that could change in a fairly short amount of time.

“I think the intelligence community currently assesses that both ISIS-K and al Qaeda have the intent to conduct external operations, including against the United States. But neither currently has the capability to do so,” Kahl said. “We could see ISIS-K generate that capability in somewhere between six or 12 months. I think the current assessments by the intelligence community is that al Qaeda would take a year or two to reconstitute that capability.”

Kahl warned the U.S. must “remain vigilant against that possibility.

Lt. Gen. James Mingus, who also testified at the hearing, agreed with Kahl. The two men faced questions related to security in Afghanistan.

This was a confirmation of what Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley told the committee about a possible uptick in international terror despite al Qaeda and other groups being weakened in the 20 years since the U.S. first went into Afghanistan.

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, later asked Kahl how the U.S. would know if ISIS-K or al Qaeda intend to strike, should they develop the capability to do so. Kahl did not mince words with his response.

“Well, I think we are actually fairly certain that they have the intention to do so,” he said, citing “considerable evidence.” Kahl said he could go into this further after the hearing shifts to a closed session.

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5JC

I think we are at risk any moment for a San Bernandino or Orlando style attack.

Hack Stone

Top officials within the Department Of Defense are not too concerned, as Intelligence assessments show that ISIS-K and Al Qaeda only have 17% completion rate for mandatory Diversity Training and Recognizing White Supremacy Within The Ranks Training. No way could they ever succeed with those numbers.

A Terminal Lance Coolie

This needed a spew alert!

A Proud Infidel®™

HAVE THEY completed their SHARP Training? Everyone knows that’s a key Combat Skill these days!

Hack Stone

You don’t even want to know the participation numbers for the Al Qaeda Relief Fund. There will be quite a few 2nd Lieutenants who will be getting orders to the Martyrs Brigade.

Roh-Dog

ConVaids-1984 vaxxxxxinations?

Two sets of dog tags?

Please tell me their family care plan is up to date!

Real talk: how many Daesh douchebags are non-deployable pending ‘gender confirming surgery’?!

Hack Stone

When they say that their significant other is a GOAT, they do not mean Greatest Of All Time.

Roh-Dog

hard lolz.

Add this to their safety brief:

https://listverse.com/2019/01/20/10-sexually-transmitted-infections-found-in-animals/

^^^^^^^ WARNING: DON’T READ THIS! ^^^^^^

PrevMed

What about their Accident Avoidance? Drivers Training? Have they submitted their Convoy Requests and TMRs? Without these, MRT won’t even give them an SP time.

OldManchu

Lars thinks:

This is not anywhere near as dangerous as having Trump in elected office.

A Proud Infidel®™

Of course, every time he shits and runs here he proves that he’s a 24K brainwashed “useful idiot” who conforms to the propaganda he accepts as Gospel Truth!

JURASSICHM

Why would you believe an intelligence organization consistently demonstrating a low level of intelligence?

26Limabeans

The 6-12 months timeline depends on the evac flights out of Germany
ferrying Taliban fighters to rural America. Then they have to re group
and network the attacks. I think it will be more like 12-18 months.

Perhaps our resident S-2 expert can provide further insight…………

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

Top…….men…..

Roh-Dog

Complete abrogation of their responsibilities outlined in the deed to authorize their positions, a little document called The Constitution, America’s contract. Failing at; war, defense, immigration, taxes; self-evident violations of the 1st, 4th, 5th, 10th Amendments… And now the DoD, that prestigious institution straight off a clown-show of a world tour, is sniffing around Congress for further tools to violate the privacy of the American Citizen under the guise of ‘muh safety’. These a-holes should… Read more »

OWB

“Fairly certain” they have the intention to attack us? Are you kidding???

Yeah, like NOBODY who states repeatedly, over decades, that they WILL attack us, have indeed attacked us, have the means to do so, thanks to our gift of that means, and plenty of opportunities to attack us and our friends would possibly do so.

More like, “There is no chance that they will NOT attack us. Again.”

President Elect Toxic Deplorable Racist SAH Neanderthal B Woodman Domestic Violent Extremist SuperStraight

“Top Pentagon officials think we’re 6-12 months away from ISIS-K having the ability to attack the US”

I give it 6-12 DAYS.

PETDR SAH NBWDVESS,
Via ISIS Forward Operating Base, Mexico.

David

Many countries have the ability to attack us and don’t, primarily in the past due to fear of retaliation. We need an administration to clearly and believably say “you attack our ship, we sink your fleet. You bomb our city, we eliminate your city.” Older members may remember the proposal for the Wheel of Fortune: put the names of every major Islamic city on the Wheel. Any Islamic terror attack, we spin the Wheel. One… Read more »

Sapper3307

The bazars have upgraded from Martine Henrys and Ak’s

26Limabeans

They have more ammo than my local Walmart which has none.

Roh-Dog

Anyone not measuring ammo in pounds or cubic feet is SOL.

The buying has slowed a bit but the prices are up over 100% from the lows, and I don’t see this as a stabilization in price/demand. It’s a coiling snake.

Fyrfighter

Local Murdochs has plenty of .223 / 5.56, but prices start at $13/20rnds, and goes up from there…

Roh-Dog

Dayum! I’d still be holding stuff for a profit from after the whole Sandyhook/0bummer sham at .47/rnd if it hadn’t for that megalodon that bit my boat in two!!

fking shark punk b*tch

(At the low Fed 855 ball was delivered @ $311/1000 loose pack around spring ’19. Hindsight!!!!!!)

KoB

My FIRST (ht 2 Roh-Dog) thought, when I sent this in to Mason on evening last, was Yep, just in time for the mid-term elections. Perfect excuse for the declaration of Martial Law by prezzy sniffy’s handlers. Anybody want to start a pool on how many of them are already in-country? ‘tween the ones we flew in at taxpayer expense, the ones pouring thru the border, and the sleepers that have been here for awhile,… Read more »

Roh-Dog

Dang it! You added another to my pile! I have to finish the John Matherson series (One Second After, One Year After, The Final Day).

Could’t find Final Day at the lyeberry. For some reason his works ain’t too popular up here in the Norte.

11B-Mailclerk

Tom Kratman – A Desert Called Peace, then Carnifex. (Then the rest of the series)

John Ringo – The Last Centurion

Non-Fic

Stephen Dando-Collins – The Legions of Rome

Anonymous

Chicom hypersonic FOBS warhead doohicky is a “Sputnik moment” too– gosh, they don’t say?!
https://www.yahoo.com/news/top-general-chinas-hypersonic-missile-095306358.html

Stacy0311

But Islam is the religion of peace. Why would they attack us? /sarc

Devtun

More of that Patriot Act part deux please. /s

Charles

If only the United States had a special force, you know, well trained mature soldiers skilled in the mission of training, organizing and directing indigenous forces in the conduct of unconventional warfare. That special force could have issued weapons to 20,000 Afghans (that’s a fucking infantry division!) as the United States conventional forces were ordered to leave by “Let’s Go Brandon.” And damn it, if only we had a military leader, perhaps a Four Star… Read more »

Roh-Dog

You were doing alright by me, though I was expecting a bigger finale.

8.5/10 easily within 9 range if there were more F-bombs.

KoB

I’d give it a solid 9.69 -Dog. A bigger finale? Nuke the site from orbit…it’s the only way to be sure. (ht 2 Ripley)

CDR D

Too bad the only four-star officer with balls we have is in the Pubic Hair service.

SFC D

Coffee. Nose. fuckin’ ouch!

Skivvy Stacker

They haven’t learned their battle cry yet.

So far all they’ve managed is; “Let go Braydon”.