ISIS terrorists suggested in an op-ed in the most recent edition of its propaganda magazine, Dabiq, they could easily transport a nuclear weapon into the United States, if they wanted.
The route: Buy a nuke in Pakistan, transport it through Nigeria and to Mexico, and then use existing terror cell networks to bring it across the border into America, Breitbart reported.
The strategy is aligned with how drugs are transported from West Africa through Europe and other spots, using existing Boko Haram members in Nigeria to expedite the process.
Boko Haram pledged allegiance to ISIS just two months ago.
The strategy isn’t that far-fetched. Gen. John Kelly, commander of U.S. Southern Command, said just recently that ISIS could in fact tap into Latin-American smuggling operations and use those existing networks to transport nuclear weapons into the United States.
The alleged article author, kidnapped British photojournalist John Cantlie, wrote: “The Islamic State has billions of dollars in the bank, so they call on their wilayah in Pakistan to purchase a nuclear device through weapons deals with links to corrupt officials in the region. The weapon is then transported over land until it makes it to Libya, where the mujahidin [fighters] move it south to Nigeria. Drug shipments from Columbia bound for Europe pass through West Africa so moving other types of contraband from East to West is just as possible.”
The weapons then touch down on the shores of South America and “are transported through the porous borders of Central America before arriving in Mexico,” and from there, to the United States, the author wrote, Breitbart reported.
“It’s just a quick hop through a smuggling tunnel and he presto, they’re mingling with another 12 million ‘illegal’ aliens in America with a nuclear bomb in the trunk of their car,” he wrote.