Still not buying it.
Via Washington Examiner:
President Obama said Thursday that the Islamic State appears to be shifting to “high-profile” terror attacks around the world the more the U.S. and its partners reduce the terrorist group’s grip on power in the Middle East.
“In fact, the decline of ISIL in Syria and Iraq appears to be causing it to shift to tactics that we’ve seen before: an even greater emphasis on encouraging high-profile terrorist attacks, including in the United States,” he said.
Obama said that “tragically,” the U.S. and others have been witnesses to several of these attacks.
“So we’ve seen terrible bombings in Iraq and in Jordan, and Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Afghanistan, attacks on an Istanbul airport, a restaurant in Bangladesh, Bastille Day celebrations and a church in France, and a music festival in Germany,” he said.