With President Obama’s Iranian nuclear deal just recently complete, ISIS is planning a ‘nuclear tsunami’ against the west.
Nuclear annihilation across the globe. This is what a German reporter who successfully embedded with the Islamic State says the terror group is planning. Jurgen Todenhofer released his findings in a book titled “Inside IS – Ten Days in the Islamic State,” reports the UK’s Daily Express.
“The terrorists plan on killing several hundred million people. The west is drastically underestimating the power of ISIS. ISIS intends to get its hands on nuclear weapons,” says Todenhofer, calling the group a “nuclear tsunami preparing the largest religious cleansing in history.”
The Iran nuke deal has other Arab nations now pursuing nuclear weapons to counter the Persian threat. As more nations obtain nuclear capability, ISIS will have more opportunities to purchase or steal a few for themselves.
ISIS’ primary target would likely be Israel. Only 8,000 square miles, it would only take three 20 megaton nuclear devices to nearly cover the nation. With the population concentrated in Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel-Aviv, terrorists targets are obvious, but the population number of all three cities equal only about 2 million people – very short of ISIS stated goal of “several hundred million.”
To get to the much larger number, targets in the west would have to be included. France has been a favorite target of Islamist terrorists lately and Paris is a high-profile, historically-christian city.
The United States would be a highly-desired target for ISIS leadership. Dense cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago present high-population opportunities in a small blast radius.
Symbolism is also desired by Islamists. Washington D.C. and perhaps Philadelphia could be targetted due to their historical and symbolic relevance.
Regardless of target choice, ISIS has a goal – “The largest religious cleansing in history” and their tactic of choice will require the nuclear weapons that will likely become more available in the middle-east thanks to our commander-in-chief.