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Former Intel Head Flynn: ‘Matter of Time’ Before Islamic State Attacks U.S.


Tuesday on CNN’s “The Lead,” the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, retired Lt. General Michael Flynn, said it is just a “matter of time” before the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, (ISIS) successfully attacks the Untied States.

Host Jake Tapper asked, “A lot of Americans look at what happened in Paris a few weeks ago, November 13th, and they’re scared something like that could happen here in the United States. How likely is it, do you think, we’ll have a Paris-style attack in the United States? What more should the U.S. government be doing to prevent it?”

Flynn said, “I think, first, our FBI, they are the best law enforcement organization in the world bar none. The FBI, I know, is working overtime today to prevent this kind of an attack. Paris was eight guys, attack in Mali at the hotel was ten guys. Two guys, three guys, four guys could raise absolute havoc in a mall, somewhere else.”

Tapper asked, “Do you think it’s a matter of time?”

Flynn confirmed, “I do believe it’s a matter of time. I believe that there’s going to be where our luck is going to run out and they’re going to be able to achieve something along the lines of what we saw in Paris.”

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