Gen. Keane: ISIL Threat ‘Dwarfs What the Old Al Qaeda Was’

Gen. Jack Keane warned of the severe threat Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant poses to the United States.

"ISIL is the most serious threat the Middle East has had in the post-9/11 era and actually it dwarfs the so-called 9/11 al-Qaeda used to be," Keane told Fox News’ host Bill Hemmer Monday morning.

He warned that ISIL is a breeding ground for terrorist fighters hailing from Europe, the Middle East, and from the United States. "This is a growing menace to the United States and it already is a menace to the Middle East," he said.

The United States has so far failed to act. Keane recommended shifting our country’s focus to ISIL and onto the "political complex situation in Iraq." "We should get after them…We should take this down now," Keane suggested and warned of the time sensitive nature of the growing and successful ISIL threat.