ISIS Supporters: US Airstrikes Would Make Americans a Target

Aim to Warn Obama Off Intervention in Iraq

Online supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have been warning the Obama Administration away from a potential policy of airstrikes against ISIS targets in Iraq.

The ISIS backers say any strike on ISIS would be met with retaliatory attacks against Americans, and that Obama’s intervention would be a “threat to every American.

Given its history as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), ISIS is already seen by the administration as a potential threat to the US, but the group seems more interested in acquiring territory in Iraq and Syria right now.

That could quickly change as the US looks to insinuate itself directly in the conflict, and while that would only escalate US involvement, it would likely also give ISIS another recruitment tool around the world to be resisting the US.

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