Investors Business Daily: The CIA director confirms that the Islamic State uses chemical weapons days after the director of national intelligence says ISIS is planning attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016. Connect the dots.
CIA Director John Brennan, in a CBS News “60 Minutes” interview that will air Sunday, said ISIS has “used chemical munitions on the battlefield” and can construct chlorine and mustard gas-releasing weapons.
Earlier this week, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart told the Senate Armed Services Committee that ISIS will “attempt to direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016,” and that the caliphate is infiltrating the refugees fleeing the ISIS mayhem in Iraq and Syria.”
Opinion: There are unsubstantiated reports that CIA chief John Brennan converted to Islam from Catholicism in the 1990’s while stationed in Saudi Arabia.
I cannot find any reports that Brennan denied it.
On Tuesday, James Clapper, director of National Intelligence presented to Congress the “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community” which said ISIS “has become the preeminent terrorist threat.”
- It can make and has used weapons of mass destruction
- It is hiding among refugees, using fake passports to cross borders
- And it will “attempt to direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016.”
What disturbs me is that this is the first I heard of Clapper’s report, and I do this all day.