Thursday, August 11, 2016

Germany takes down ISIS Cell...

What can we learn about ISIS’s strategy and the Western response? Earlier today, launching simultaneous raids in three German towns, counter-terrorism officers arrested three Syrian men. Another Syrian man was detained in France in February, after apparently surrendering to authorities. Those detained are believed to be Daesh (or ISIS) terrorists who intended to massacre civilians in Dusseldorf’s bustling old town. Here are five early takeaways.

1. The plot proves Daesh’s threat to the West is nothing new.
2. The plot proves Daesh has impressive operational security.
3. The plot proves Daesh has patient confidence.
4. The timing of the arrests suggests patient intelligence work.
5. The plots show Daesh’s astute understanding of European politics. the details, at the link.