Guest post by Kristinn Taylor
Following up on a report by The Gateway Pundit published Saturday, ABC News reported Thursday the Secret Service is ‘aware’ of the photo of the flag of the terrorist group ISIS purportedly displayed on a cellphone on front of the White House.
““We have an intelligence division whose mission is to assess information that we receive every day for dangerousness or potential threat level,” Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told ABC News. “We are aware of the image and will take the necessary and appropriate follow up steps.”
“The Secret Service did not respond to an additional question about whether the tweet was believed to be authentic. The FBI has not yet responded to ABC News’ request for comment on the tweet, its suspected origin, or whether it signifies a serious threat to the U.S.
“A senior U.S. intelligence official told ABC that use of Twitter is consistent with ISIS practices. The group has shown to be at the forefront of social-media use among terrorist and militant groups, the official said.”
From Saturday’s TGP article:
(Last) week The Gateway Pundit reported on ISIS’ vow to one day “raise the flag of Muhammad in the White House.”
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) told Newsmax TV (last) Friday he is concerned Americans fighting with ISIS overseas could bring their jihad back to the United States:
““There are over 115 Americans, American citizens with passports, who are part of ISIS, and there are several thousand Europeans from France, from England, from Germany, from Scandinavian countries, who are fighting with ISIS,” Wolf said on “America’s Forum.” “In fact one of them who went over to fight was from Florida, came back, went back, said hateful things on the Internet, and was killed in a suicide bombing. So this has potential to come to the homeland.””
A lone wolf terrorist attack on the White House is possible as this video of a 1994 incident demonstrates where a man fired on the White House from near the vantage point of the ISIS propaganda photo.
According to Wikipedia, the shooter in that incident, Francisco Duran, was convicted of attempting to assassinate President Bill Clinton (who was at the White House and unharmed during the attack) and sentenced to forty years in prison. Duran claimed insanity.