Today in an Interview with Chris Wallace, former NSA Director Michael Hayden said about ISIS on the border of Iraq & Syria:
"We are seeing the creation of another ungoverned area, and unlike Afghanistan, which is kind of in the middle of nowhere, as you already suggested, this is in the middle of the Middle East. This is within striking distance of Damascus and Jerusalem and Beirut. This is quite a dangerous thing that we're seeing unfold here. It's probably not 9/11, but it's certainly in the same area code."
You can read full transcript here.