Brent Scowcroft Center Senior Adviser Harlan Ullman writes for UPI on implications of the threat of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham:

A resurrected al-Qaida has vowed to renew its efforts to bring terror to Europe and America. The Islamic State seems focused on seizing and holding territory in Iraq and Syria not attacking the West….yet. However, the number of IS foreign terrorists holding Western passports is estimated in the many hundreds and the most senior American cabinet officers have publicly warned that the threat of attacks against the homeland is imminent.One terrorist scenario that is making the rounds is hitting well-populated targets. Sports stadia, shopping malls and other people magnets are among them. Interestingly, books and movies have long used these locales as venues for terror strikes. In 2002, two snipers terrorized the Washington beltway region arbitrarily shooting innocents from the trunk of their car.

So how about this scenario? Suppose scores of bombs were mailed or delivered to cabinet officials, Supreme Court justices, banks, billionaires and other celebrities and were exploded simultaneously. What might follow?

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