One final detail revealed today regarding the attackers in San Bernardino seems to have finally solidified their identity as home-grown ISIS terrorists, confirming that this was indeed a terrorist attack on American soil: the attackers pledged allegiance to ISIS during their rampage. Reported by CNN and others (including Al Jazeera, where I found this info) this adds credibility to the theory that the couple had been inspired by
climate change the radical Islamic terrorists to commit these acts . . .
From the article:
The female attacker in the San Bernardino shootings pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and its leader on Facebook and deleted the post before the incident, US media reports said.
Both the AP news agency and the CNN news network reported information about the online activities of Tashfeen Malik on Friday, citing officials.
ISIS has long been trying to recruit exactly these kinds of agents: American citizens with no real ties to the Middle East or ISIS directly. These individuals are extremely difficult to detect as there is usually no “chatter” to analyze and even ISIS itself may not know that they exist until the attack happens. Even the family members in this case had not idea as to the extent of the attackers’ radicalization until their picture appeared on the news. Just another good reason to take the advice of Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum and carry a gun. Every day.