Aug 20 2014
Islamic State militants have threatened to attack U.S. targets ‘in any place’ in revenge for American air strikes against them in Iraq. The extremist group posted a chilling video showing a blood-spattered Star and Stripes next to the jihadist flag with the message in English: ‘We will drown all of you in blood.’
Daily Caller The message was accompanied by photographs of an American who was beheaded during the U.S. occupation of Iraq and victims of sniper shootings. You almost get the sense the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is trying to tell America something.
The terror group — which changed its name simply to the Islamic State since conquering significant swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria — issued yet another violent threat against America, reports Reuters. In a message posted online Monday, the group warned: ”We will drown all of you in blood.”
“I say to America that the Islamic Caliphate has been established,” Abu Mosa, a spokesman for ISIS, told VICE Media in one interview from the ISIS-controlled Syrian city of Raqqa. ”We will humiliate them everywhere, God willing, and we will raise the flag of Allah in the White House.”
ISIS issued its latest threat on the same day President Barack Obama said in a press conference from the White House that American military assistance helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces retake a strategic dam recently conquered by ISIS. Earlier this month, President Obama authorized American military strikes on ISIS in order to prevent it from advancing on the Kurdish city of Erbil in Iraq.
According to Reuters, ISIS has warned it will strike Americans “anywhere” in response to U.S. attacks against its forces.
This is not the first time ISIS has threatened to strike the United States and its interests abroad. In recent interviews with VICE Media, ISIS members repeatedly warned the United States that it was among its targets. (WATCH: Child ISIS Member Threatens America With Destruction)
An American intelligence official warned last week that ISIS “sees conflict with the U.S. as inevitable.” Some terrorism experts and elected officials now say that ISIS is a greater threat to America than al Qaida was before the September 11, 2001 attacks.