On Friday, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly appeared on the television show, Fox and Friends. But even the hosts were not prepared for the frank honesty laid-out by the former General. Kelly told the audience that the terror threat is worse than most realize, inferring that Americans need to realize after the last eight years of ineffective actions, by the Obama administration we need to be more vigilant than ever.
During his appearance on Fox and Friends, Secretary Kelly went on to explain that on the way in to do the show, he had told Fox host Steve Doocy, “if he knew what I knew about terrorism, he’d never leave the house in the morning.” Gen Kelly then went down a laundry list of attacks and the groups responsible for them, pointing out that for the most part, those groups were all part of the same overall organization.
He told the audience that in the last week, there had been four major terror attacks that were spread across half the world. Then noted that despite the distance between them, England, Egypt, the Philippines and Indonesia, all were carried out “by generally the same groups.” Then Kelly pointed out the good news.
“It’s everywhere. It’s constant. It’s nonstop. The good news for us in America is we have amazing people protecting us every day. But it can happen here almost anytime.” Almost as if to underline his remarks, masked gunmen opened fire on a group of Coptic Christians driving to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 and injuring 25 more, many of whom were children.
The Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, responded by ordering air strikes on known positions of ISIS members in Libya after he called an emergency meeting of his cabinet following the attack in Minya Province. Meanwhile, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for a Monday bombing after an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that killed 22 and injured more than 100.