King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Saturday warned the jihadists will strike in the West unless America and its allies hit fast -- and hard.
"Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East," the king said."If we ignore them, I am sure they will reach Europe in a month and America in another month," he said in remarks quoted on Saturday by Saudi TV.
"You see how they carry out beheadings and make children show the severed heads in the street," he said. "It is no secret to you, what they have done and what they have yet to do. I ask you to transmit this message to your leaders: 'Fight terrorism with force, reason and speed.' "
Numerous reports are emerging that chatter among terror organizations is spiking ahead of the Sept. 11 anniversary, and one law enforcement agency says Islamic State (ISIS) militants are eyeing the southern border with Mexico.
"A review of ISIS social media messaging during the week ending August 26 shows that militants are expressing an increased interest in the notion that they could clandestinely infiltrate the southwest border of US, for terror attack," warns the Texas Department of Public Safety "situational awareness" bulletin, according to Fox News.
The warning came in a three-page bulletin titled "ISIS Interest on the US Southwest Border."
A former CIA intelligence officer, Michael Scheuer, said the border is a prime target for terrorists to sneak in. In fact, he said already there are 12 million illegal aliens in America -- "We don't know what they are, what they do, where they come from. We're confidently sure that every month a number of Arabs or Pakistanis [are] coming across the border illegally in the south," he said in a TV interview.
Meanwhile, the government watchdog group Judicial Watch reported that Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and "are planning to attack the United States with car bombs or other vehicle born improvised explosive devices."
High-level federal law enforcement, intelligence and other sources have confirmed to Judicial Watch that a warning bulletin for an imminent terrorist attack on the border has been issued. Agents across a number of Homeland Security, Justice and Defense agencies have all been placed on alert and instructed to aggressively work all possible leads and sources concerning this imminent terrorist threat.
According to Judicial Watch, intel agencies have picked up increased chatter that terrorist groups are going to "carry out an attack on the border. ... It's coming very soon."
The 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania is less than two weeks away. Federal agencies are ramping up security ahead of the anniversary and have raised the threat level for Americans abroad.
But Americans at home can't have a lot of faith in its leaders. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday that DHS and the FBI are "unaware of any specific, credible threat to the U.S. homeland" from Islamic State, and President Obama said on Wednesday that "we don't have a strategy yet" to combat ISIS. “I don’t want to put the cart before the horse,” the commander-in-chief said this week during a White House press briefing. “I think what I’ve seen in some of the news reports suggest that folks are getting a little further ahead of what we’re at than what we currently are.”