HH: The biggest story of the afternoon in my view is the one that the New York Daily News brought to us, I told you about last hour, ISIS appearing to declare war on Pamela Geller, threatening that there are 71 trained ISIS killers in 15 different states ready at our word to attack, and it specifically names Virginia, Maryland, Illinois, Michigan and California. Joining me now, former United States Senator Jim Talent, who just knows this area of national security so well. Senator Talent, welcome, it’s always good to talk to you.
JT: Thanks, Hugh, it’s always good to be on.
HH: What do you make of this internet war that’s now broken out? Obviously, jihadists tried to kill Pam Geller and the people at her exhibition. Now, ISIS is posting anonymous threats. Ought we to publicize them? And my first question is should we cover threats like this when ISIS makes them?
JT: Well, yeah, I think without trying to overstate the danger, the public needs to know that one of their tactics is to radicalize people in country. So there’s a sense in which these individuals act alone in that they’re most often, you know, they’re not, it’s not part of a plan that they conspired to do with ISIS. But it is part of ISIS’ plans to radicalize people and then to claim credit afterward. So while we don’t know the details, yet, this is consistent with their operation. Continue Reading