Morell: ‘Wouldn’t Be Surprised’ If Terror Attack Over Weekend, Warning ‘Resonates’

Former CIA Deputy Director and CBS Senior Security Contributor Michael Morell said the warning of terrorist attacks on the 4th of July is not a routine terror warning, “really resonates” with him, and he “wouldn’t be surprised” if there was an attack over the weekend on Monday’s “CBS This Morning.”

Morell stated, “So, these kind of warnings go out routinely, but there’s nothing routine about this particular one, to me. This one really resonates with me, for two reasons. One is, there’s been about 50 people, in the last 12 months, who have been arrested in the United States for being radicalized by ISIS, wanting to go fight there or wanting to conduct an attack here, so there’s a lot of people out there who are seeing themselves as aligned with ISIS, number one. And then number two, you have this ISIS call to arms during Ramadan. We are right in the middle of Ramadan, call to arms, conduct attacks against our enemies. So, I’m worried about this one.”

He added, “I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re sitting here, a week from today, talking about an attack over the weekend in the United States. That’s how serious this is.”

Morell concluded, “it’s time to pick up the pace against ISIS, right? Because I think a big part of their sales pitch is how successful we are, right? They’ve got the momentum. It’s time to take the momentum away from them.”

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