FBI Director Warns Americans To Be Ready To Defend Themselves


FBI Director Christopher Wray is warning Americans that our turn to have an attack like Russia suffered at the hands of ISIS-K in the US is on the rise. Claiming well over 100 lives, an attack like what happened in Moscow would be exceptionally concerning here in the US, especially as we get to the start of the summer outdoor season. Events like airshows, concerts, and farmers’ markets draw huge crowds, with many having insufficient security (or none at all).

Sitting down for an interview with NBC News, Wray outlined his concerns. He called the terror threat “high as it has been in some time, especially from lone actors or small groups radicalized at home by the war… We are increasingly concerned [about] the potential for some kind of coordinated attack here in the homeland, which may be not that different from what you saw against the concert hall in Russia a few weeks ago from ISIS-K.”

The complex and well-coordinated attack in Moscow’s northern suburb of Krasnogorsk opened with sporadic and intense gunfire from the assailants. Setting the tone with bodies lying around the theatre, they set fire to the venue, trapping many inside and unable to escape, including many of the injured. With gunshot wounds and smoke inhalation claiming many, this was a savage attack, and one the US could easily see play out as well.

Many saw that attack as proof of ISIS-K demonstrating they could operate outside of Southern Asia but also Russia’s relationship with the Taliban. As many analysts believe the organization is at its strongest point ever, this attack underscored that assessment and gave it more teeth than previous looks.

Here in the US, we need to heed these warnings—not as a call to stay home and pray, but rather to get out there and demand properly trained and armed security. It’s critical to be vigilant, especially when the Second Amendment is under attack.

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