Former CIA Director Mike Morrell said terrorists will attack the U.S. “sometime over the next year or so, guaranteed.”
Morrell was commenting on the current Sydney, Australia, hostage situation on CBS Monday when he claimed jihadist militants will likely carry out a similar operation in the U.S.
“What concerns me the most is we’re going see this kind of terrorism around the world and we’re going to see it here,” he stated. “We need to be prepared for that.”
“You know, it shouldn’t surprise people when this happens here sometime over the next year or so, guaranteed.”
The hostage situation in Australia wasn’t surprising, Morrell said, because 300 Australians left the country to fight in Iraq and Syria, including 70 who are fighting for ISIS.
“ISIS has had a focus on Australia for sometime,” he added. “Just a couple of months ago the Australians did a countrywide raid arresting a number of people after a senior ISIS leader called for individuals in Australia to behead Australians in public for ISIS, so there is this focus on Australia.”
No doubt the federal government will use the Sydney hostage situation, and ISIS in general, to justify a greater expansion of the police state which creeps into every aspect of Americans’ lives.
This is a centuries-old government strategy called “problem – reaction – solution” in which the government manufactures a crisis or takes advantage of an existing one to scare the public into demanding a “solution” which was the government’s objective all along, before the crisis even started.
“Most of us unwittingly fall victim to it all too often and sadly if we don’t stop, we will continue to lose our free will and liberties,” journalist General Maddox wrote. “It has been widely used by our governments and corporations around the world.”
“You could say that in terms of controlling the masses, and society in general, its deployment has been an effective tool in keeping humanity in check.”
And it’s also worth wondering what else Morrell knows which he isn’t revealing.