Even with the aid of cable news, I'm not quite able to create a satisfactory analysis of what's going on out there.
I will venture only one point.
Having to rob a Seven-11 and steal a getaway car does not bespeak the work of a sophisticated internatonal terror cartel.
Much more like, "Brother, I am becoming bored. Let us go out and kill some people like Uncle Csgozch did back in the old country."