Secretary of State John Kerry is apparently scaling back his response to terrorist attacks in Europe. Paris, where more than 120 were killed a day after President Obama declared ISIS “contained,” was treated to an acoustic performance by James Taylor, while Brussels, where nearly two dozen were killed in coordinated suicide bombings, had to settle for Kerry’s condolences.
In the meantime, authorities overseas have been busy trying to prevent future attacks. We don’t want to appear Islamophobic by making unfounded assumptions, so we’ll let the media tell the story of a possibly unsettling find in Morocco.
#BREAKING: Police say they have discovered a hidden weapons cache and a home-made Daesh flag in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in Morocco
— Newsweek Middle East (@NewsweekME) April 9, 2016
Spain police find hidden weapons cache, Islamic State flag https://t.co/Wj4RNtu62j
— Dan Williams (@DanWilliams) April 9, 2016
Police find hidden weapons cache, Islamic State flag in Spanish enclave in Morocco https://t.co/Ksl1RKWn61
— bernadette baum (@bernadettebaum) April 9, 2016
Are these reports suggesting some connection between the weapons and the ISIS flag? According to Reuters:
Police said on Saturday they had discovered a hidden weapons cache and a home-made Islamic State flag in Ceuta, a Spanish enclave in Morocco, and are investigating a possible connection to Islamist militants.
The cache of four pistols, including an air gun modified to shoot live ammunition, two Scorpion sub-machine guns, ammunition and variety of knives, was found in perfect condition and buried on wasteland on Thursday, Spain’s Interior Ministry said.
According to the Daily Mail, Morocco’s head of counter terrorism told the press this week that his unit had dismantled 25 ISIS terror plots in Morocco in the past year alone. One plot, uncovered in February, was to consist of mustard gas attacks on four cities plus a suicide bomber strike, assisted by weapons smuggled into the country from Libya.