Wednesday’s deadly terrorist attack by hooded gunmen at the offices of a Paris satirical magazine is likely the wave of the future, according to Michael Hayden, the former head of the NSA and the CIA, who appeared Wednesday on “America’s Forum” on Newsmax TV.
“We’re going to get the kinds of attacks like a drive-by shooting in Little Rock or an SUV in Times Square or the kind of event that we see today,” Hayden said, noting that officials believe terror groups will resort to softer targets since they are seemingly no longer able to pull off attacks like a 9/11.
“This is going to be the new flavor of the threat from Islamic terrorism.”
The gunmen, reportedly shouting “Allah,” used automatic weapons and possibly rocket launchers when they stormed the offices of the magazine Charlie Hebdo, which satires political and religious leaders, including the Prophet Mohammad.
“It certainly looks as if they’ve been well-trained and the presence of automatic weapons and the rocket launchers, I’m sure it’s an RPG-7, suggests that there’s a bit of a supply line from North Africa into metropolitan France which should make the French services very, very nervous,” Hayden said.