|Bid||0.0000 x 0|
|Ask||0.0000 x 0|
|Day's Range||0.0524 - 0.0551|
|52 Week Range||0.0362 - 0.1050|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.54|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||N/A (N/A)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
The attacks were probably inspired, encouraged and possibly assisted by the so-called Islamic State, and — on a population adjusted basis — amounted to a 9/11 level attack on a multicultural and multireligious state, killing more than 320 people thus far across nine sites with hundreds more wounded. The attacks were conducted with suicide bombers and improvised explosive devices, executed at a level that seems far beyond the capabilities of the Sri Lankan radical Islamic splinter group Nations Thawahid Jaman that has claimed responsibility. Previously, the group had specialized in comparatively benign defacement of Buddhist statues (70 percent of Sri Lankans are Buddhists). Thus suspicion grows that ISIS was involved at an operational level — a modus operandi associated with their increasing globalization.
This is also the right way to look at the Islamic State at the moment. “If the major actors and their proxies become embroiled in a competition for influence in Syria,” he told Congress recently, “this may create space for ISIS remnants or other terrorist groups to reform or reconstitute.” He echoed the view of former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who resigned after President Trump’s foolish declaration of a full withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. Bear in mind that today’s Islamic State grew out of the collapse of the Sunni insurgency in Iraq, and the ill-advised pullout of all U.S. troops in 2011 without leaving in place a contingent to ensure a stable transition.