September 23, 2014 12:04 pm -

After being told for weeks that ISIS is the biggest threat the United States has faced since 9/11, the official U.S. line is suddenly that a new group is a “bigger threat.”


The Khorasan is led by a former Al-Qaeda commander and officials have warned that the group’s expertise in making bombs coupled with the presence of jihadist fighters with Western passports in its ranks make it a significant threat to homeland security.

James Clapper, the US Director of national intelligence, said: “In terms of threat to the homeland, Khorasan may pose as much of a danger as the Islamic State.”…

The man thought to lead the group, Muhsin al-Fadhli [pictured], was involved in the 11 September terror attacks and was one of Osama bin Laden’s top commanders. Beyond that, little is known about the group.

Last week, CBS reported that at least two dozen US airports were subjected to enhanced security screenings over fears that Khorasan were targeting the airline industry by recruiting Western fighters to carry bombs back into the country.

According to CBS, they were built by experts trained by al-Qaeda bomb-maker Ibrahim al-Asiri.[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
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9 responses to Now We’re Told Of Group That’s ‘A Bigger Threat Than ISIS’

  1. mea_mark September 23rd, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Obama probably didn’t want to make a big deal about them until after he was ably to hit them. No sense in telling your enemy you are coming after them in advance if you don’t have to.

    • Pilotshark September 23rd, 2014 at 12:50 pm

      kind of makes you wonder if isis/l was not a stepping stone to this other bunch?
      after all isis sure made it easy.

      • Jimmy Cahill September 23rd, 2014 at 1:58 pm

        I knew immediately that once we decided to go after ISIL that was the tip of the iceberg. I had a feeling we were going to use that to go from Iraq to Syria to take out Assad. Just a stepping stone, the warmongers win again.

        • Skydog2 September 23rd, 2014 at 2:45 pm

          It’ll be interesting to hear if our military begins to target Assad assets.

          • rg9rts September 24th, 2014 at 8:38 am

            Collateral damage….see how the arab allies do

        • uzza September 23rd, 2014 at 4:46 pm

          I knew that when they decided to go after Al Queda –>Saddam —>The Taliban–> some group whose name I forget –> ISIS —> Khorasan —>
          They should just stick to one name, call it “Eastasia”.

  2. tiredoftea September 23rd, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    Conveniently giving the fig leaf of already established war powers to POTUS while the absent Congress spends its time fundraising.

  3. uzza September 23rd, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    “little is known about the group”, but, “it is as big a threat as the Islamic State”.
    Just like the monsters that live under your bed.

  4. rg9rts September 24th, 2014 at 8:36 am

    Give the press credit… least when they were asked to keep their mouths shut, they did….even FAUX