ALERT: Homeland Security Tells America to Brace Itself For More Terror Attacks
Two weeks after a series of terror attacks in Minnesota, New Jersey and New York City, the nation’s attention has shifted to something Donald Trump may or may not have said about a beauty queen twenty years ago, the drama surrounding “Branjelina’s” split-up and – still, Hillary Clinton’s emails, even as U.S. security experts are issuing stern warnings about future attacks.
After more testimony before the House Oversight Committee about the year-long investigation into Clinton’s email debacle,
FBI Director James B. Comey took the opportunity to talk about the security dangers that lie ahead, even if ISIS is defeated on the battlefield in Syria and Iraq.
“The challenge will be through the fingers of that crush are going to come hundreds of very, very dangerous people. They will not all die on the battlefield.”
Comey said the terrorists will scatter throughout the world as soon as the next two to five years, “like we’ve never seen before.”
The FBI director, who has told Congress repeatedly that his agency is unable to thoroughly vet the refugees President Obama and Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton propose bringing into the U.S., said the problem is not confined to the U.S.
“We must prepare ourselves and our allies, especially in Western Europe, to confront that threat. Because when ISIL is reduced to an insurgency and those killers flow out, they will try to come to Western Europe and try to come here to kill innocent people.”
Comey is not alone in his grim assessment of the terror threat, Nicholas Rasmussen, director of the National Counterterrorism testified before the Senate Homeland Security Committee about what he called “the world’s army of terrorists,” saying it is “broader, wider and deeper than any point since 9/11.”
The concerns of the top security experts sharply conflict with the rosy picture the White House continues to paint as President Obama continues to shine his legacy as he prepares to leave office.
“Even ISIL’s leaders know they’re going to keep losing,” President Obama said in August.
Fortunately, the Homeland Security Department’s office of intelligence and analysis seems more aware of the threat than Obama, which has acknowledged that acts by individuals acting independently are difficult to stop.
Rasmussen says that commercial and public sites such as concerts, festivals and mass gatherings, such as football games present a prime target, because they have maximum terror impact.
Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson also spoke of a new type of dangerous actor called “terrorist-enabled.” They are a lone wolf type who has a terror sponsor.
They are giving us the warning: Is anyone listening?
Read more about the report here: washingtontimes.com