Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Islamic Magnetic Pulse

One segment on Greta Van Susteren's Fox News show this evening, linked to the latest ISIS beheading, featured terrorism expert William Forstchen discussing the threat that ISIS could pose to the US homeland. He cited his book Day of Wrath, which was prominently plugged in the segment. The book was claimed to describe a "scenario" in which ISIS launches an attack on US soil.

His prolific output as a historian and technology expert -- not mentioned in the segment set-up -- consists recently of books of historical fiction, several co-authored with Newt Gingrich. He also had a spell of prominence from another book which portrayed societal breakdown in the wake of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack.

Anyway, the punchline of his new scenario, which necessitates war to eliminate ISIS, is that America has a lot of soft targets like churches, schools, and synagogues that ISIS could attack. Apparently a crazy Islamic guy could show up at a school and kill lots of people. Frightening!