Bob Woodward warned that ISIS terrorists based in Iraq and Syria may one day mount a massive strike against the United States rivaling the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks — noting that the jihadis already have more money and resources than al-Qaida possessed 13 years ago.
The famous Washington Post journalist appeared on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss the burgeoning Islamist threat, which has been attacked by American warplanes after nearly reaching the Kurdish capital of Irbil earlier this month.
ISIS brutally beheaded captured American journalist James Foley in response, and promised to shed more western and American blood in revenge for U.S. strikes.
“I think you’ve got to look at what’s the threat,” Woodward said. “There’s a big debate in the intelligence community about whether ISIS is going to send people to the United States to attack here.”
“Let’s remember,” he continued. “I hate to go back to 9/11, but it’s a critical turning point here. Mohammed Ata, the leader of the 19 hijackers, spent — as best we have been able to tell — $400,000 on that attack. It was pretty cheap. He came here a year before, planned it in a very sophisticated way.”
“And if you have a very aggressive, unfortunately, talented middle manager like that, you can do something very, very serious,” Woodward warned. “And everyone says ISIS has got more money, and has this vengeance quotient.”