All eyes will be on television screens tonight on the eve of the 9/11 attack, as President Barack Obama delivers an important address to the nation declaring that the United States is left with no option but to return to war in the Middle East.
With the threat from the extremist militant group Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS (or ISIL), looming large and conspiracy theories emerging that the group might plan an attack somewhere around the anniversary of the 9/11, Obama will speak from the White House during the prime-time television hour, in an effort to reach maximum audience as he will urge the Americans to be prepared for a another chaotic period ahead, after the Iraq War that ended in 2011.
This comes after the president told Republican and Democrat leaders on Tuesday said that "he has the authority he needs to take action" against the growing jihadist group. The Senate sources said they did not expect the White House to ask Congress to vote for approving strikes in Syria, the Telegraph noted.
Signs of beefed up operations against the militant groups can already be seen, with reports surfacing that armed US drones were spotted flying over Syrian airspace presumably hunting for the location o the organisation's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The reports, backed by plans of the US president to outline strategies against the group, is a clear indication that the US will not back down in their mission to annihilate the terrorist group that has lately proved to be the greatest threat to Washington, which according to Pentagon, even surpassed the one that was once posed by al-Qaeda.
Opinion polls have also revealed that the recent beheading of two US journalists have triggered a collective sense of ire against the militants with 76% of Americans supporting additional air strikes against the jihadists. There are more number of American citizens fearing a major Islamic State attack in US soil than there were even one year after the 9/11 attack, reports have suggested.