CHICAGO - Last week we reported on an ISIS threat to Chicago that came in the form of a twitter message with an image of a Chicago landmark building (above). The message read: “soldiers of the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria will pass from here soon.”
Other tweets read: “we are in your state/ we are in your cities / we are in your streets. You are our goals anywhere.”
At the same time, Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe told reporters: “They're [ISIS] crazy out there and they're rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city and people just can't believe that's happening.”
Today, it is reported that the U.S. intelligence community has observed a “significant increase” in chatter among terrorist organizations as the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks nears.
“We’ve noticed a significant increase in chatter among Islamic terrorist organizations overseas both on the Internet and phone lines,” a U.S. government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told The Blaze.
While the intelligence community can not pinpoint whether or not an attack is planned, the official said that agencies “did see this kind of increase in chatter before the September 11 attacks.”