Former Top General Warns of ‘Inevitable’ Danger to U.S.

( – Former head of U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM) General Frank McKenzie warned viewers of ABC News’ “This Week” that terrorists affiliated with ISIS-K are looking to attack Western nations. McKenzie suggested “the threat is growing” for an attack inside the U.S. in comments given to co-anchor Martha Raddatz.

McKenzie suggested that after the U.S. left Afghanistan it took pressure off the terrorist organization, allowing it to plan attacks abroad. McKenzie pointed out that the U.S. presence in Syria and Iraq is sufficient to keep the threat from growing in those countries. He criticized the complete withdrawal from Afghanistan as a contributing factor to the growth of terrorism.

McKenzie believes that the country would be safer if Biden had left troops behind as a stabilizing force. He said that as it stands, there’s no oversight in Afghanistan allowing these groups to blossom. McKenzie highlighted that large attacks are still difficult to plan without being detected and highlighted a warning the U.S. issued to the Kremlin in advance of the attacks.

McKenzie suggested the Russians blew off the warning, but Russian sources have countered that the information was too vague to be actionable. Foreign Intelligence boss Sergey Naryshkin speaking with Russian outlet Russia Today said that the warning couldn’t be used to identify the attackers or the venue.

Russia had previously accused the attackers of being affiliated with Ukraine and also drew attention to the U.S. State Department’s efforts to absolve Ukrainian President Zelensky or any high-level Ukrainian officials of involvement in the plot.

Russia’s foreign intelligence agency claimed that the Biden administration fears any evidence Ukraine was involved in the plot as it would jeopardize further funding of the Ukrainian war effort by the American taxpayer.

A $66 billion compromise bill is being floated for when Congress returns on April 9th. The bill includes funding for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan and some meager border protections.

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