ISIS-K Attacks Moscow

Another tragedy. 133 people were mowed down by machine gun fire at a concert venue in Moscow, Russia.

Sadly, but not surprisingly, Russian leader, Vladmir Putin dismissed intelligence warnings from the United States about a likely ISIS-K attack on Russian soil. Interestingly, they also discharged ally IRAN’s forewarning as well. This raises questions about both the quality of Russian security and its intelligence.

Vladmir Putin, true to form, blames both U.S. and British Intelligence and the Ukraine for Russia’s failure to prevent this terrorist attack despite the claims of the Islamic State that they were and are responsible for the attack. On top of that, Russia now claims it is at war with NATO.

If that is not frightening enough for you, this tragedy brings to light the unnerving fact that ISIS-K has begun to recruit in central Asia. When you couple their recruiting efforts with this attack, their January attack in Istanbul and their recent terrorist plots being broken up in both Germany and Sweden, one can only conclude that ISIS-K has not only become a regional threat with global reach, but one with growing aspirations.

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in…” - Is the resurgence of ISIS-K the result of the pull out and reduction of U.S. and western military forces from that part of the world? Are we to expect a buildup of western forces again in that region? Time will tell.

What we do know is that ISIS-K has expressed their desire to strike western targets including those that are State side.

So, if you see something, say something!