CIA Director Issues Bombshell Claim About ISIS… It’s A LOT Worse Than We Thought
CBS will air an episode of 60 Minutes Sunday in which current CIA Director John Brennan confirms what many have feared — ISIS is using chemical weapons in its quest to establish a caliphate in the Middle East.
“We have a number of instances where ISIL has used chemical munitions on the battlefield,” Brennan told CBS, later adding, “There are reports that ISIS has access to chemical precursors and munitions that they can use.”
Brennan additionally confirmed ISIS has the capability to export those munitions to the West.
“I think there’s always the potential for that,” Brennan said. “This is why it’s so important to cut off the various transportation routes and smuggling routes that they have used.”
Brennan’s comments correspond with Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s testimony earlier this week. Clapper stated, “ISIL has also used toxic chemicals in Iraq and Syria, including the blister agent sulfur mustard.”
Clapper claimed it was the first time any group has used chemical weapons to kill since a Japanese cult killed subway riders in Tokyo in 1995.