When are Western leaders going to get serious about shutting the borders, ensuring their own citizens’ safety and rooting out the cancer currently taking hold? How many more San Bernardinos or Batalcans will it take? Because it sure looks like the worst is yet to come unless stronger action is taken.
The Daily Mail reports “ISIS has recruited experts with chemistry, physics and computer science degrees to wage war with weapons of mass destruction against the West, a shocking European Parliament report has claimed.
The terror organization, according to the briefing document, ‘may be planning to try to use internationally banned weapons of mass destruction in future attacks’.
The document, which was compiled in the aftermath of the deadly attacks on Paris claimed that ISIS has already smuggled WMD material into Europe.
Experts fear that ISIS will be able to exploit a failure of EU governments to share information on possible terrorists.
Rob Wainwright, head of Europol said after the attacks on Paris: ‘We are dealing with a very serious, well-resourced, determined international terrorist organization that is now active on the streets of Europe.
Wolfgang Rudischhauser, Director of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Non-Proliferation Centre at NATO said: ‘ISIS actually has already acquired the knowledge, and in some cases the human expertise, that would allow it to use CBRN materials as weapons of terror.’
The report claims ‘ISIL/Da’esh has recruited and continues to recruit hundreds of foreign fighters, including some with degrees in physics, chemistry and computer science, who experts believe have the ability to manufacture lethal weapons from raw substances.’
The shocking study claims that 150 cases of nuclear or radiological trafficking are reported annually.
Worse still: ‘CBRN substances have been carried undetected into the European Union.”
Why did it take the Paris attack for this report to be compiled? Why are we in the West being caught so flat-footed? How many more lives will have to be lost before we wake up and get serious about this problem? I know these questions are just rhetorical. And today we’ll be lectured by our president about tolerance, not rushing to judgment and not giving in to fear. What the heck does that mean? Not giving into fear?
I think fear of annihilation is a bit understandable. Fear of another attack is understandable. And fear of our government completely letting down its guard in the face of political correctness is understandable – and that’s what I fear most of all.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]