By Graeme MacKay, The Hamilton Spectator – Friday, September 5, 2014
ISIS terrorists could be in America in just months if ‘neglected,’ warns Saudi king
The king of Saudi Arabia warned that Middle Eastern terrorists could soon reach Middle America unless something dramatic is done.
The bloodthirsty jihadists will quickly spread throughout Europe and the United States if allowed to run free, Saudi King Abdullah predicted without mentioning any single group.
“If neglected, I am certain that after a month they will reach Europe and, after another month, America,” the king declared in remarks reported Saturday by official Saudi media.
“Terror knows no borders and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East.”
Abdullah’s remarks appeared aimed at stirring a military response from the White House and NATO against the radical and wildly aggressive Islamic State (ISIS).
On the same day Abdullah delivered his warning, U.S. fighter jets and unmanned drones launched five strikes against ISIS militants near Iraq’s Mosul Dam.
The bombs destroyed an armored vehicle, weapons and buildings used by the jihadists.
Meanwhile, a multicountry fleet of planes dropped food and water to the thousands of Shiite Turkmen stranded in the town of Amirli.
The aid — supplied by the U.S., Australia, France and Britain — came at the request of the Iraqi government, officials said.
The Shiite Turkmen have been under siege since mid-July, with some residents complaining that the aid drops have not been sufficient amid the searing heat, power outages and relentless shelling.
ISIS has seized control of a wide swath of territory in Syria and Iraq — and Saudi Arabia shares a 500-mile border with Iraq. Speaking at a reception for foreign ambassadors, the king urged his guests to spread the dire warning across their homelands.
“I do ask you to transmit this message to your leaders: Fight terrorism with force, reason and speed,” Abdullah said. “These terrorists do not know the name of humanity, and you have witnessed them severing heads and giving them to children to walk with in the street.” (Source: NY Daily News)