Fmr. Obama CIA Chief: ‘Guaranteed’ IS Inspired Attack Similar To Sydney Will Happen In US Soon

• December 15, 2014 7:52 am


Former acting CIA Director Mike Morell gave an ominous warning on CBS Monday morning, claiming the United States would see an attack on the homeland "sometime over the next year or so, guaranteed."

Commenting on the terror crisis in Australia that broke out Sunday after an apparent jihadist militant took more than five people hostage inside a Sydney café, Morell said Islamic State-inspired militants are likely to carry out operations in any country affiliated with the anti-IS coalition, especially 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," Morell said.

"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."

Morell also said he was not surprised that a crisis like this broke out in Australia, which has witnessed more than 300 of its citizens traveling to fight in Iraq and Syria, 70 of whom are fighting for IS (ISIS or ISIL).

"ISIS has had a focus on Australia for sometime," Morell said. "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."