Despite Obama’s Claims, FBI Warns of “Copycat” Terror Attacks
The Paris attacks have heightened security senses around the world and the United States is no exception. However, citizens are getting mixed messages when it comes to the level of security in America, and that's disturbing.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation released information on the Paris attacks to all police departments in the U.S. this week, ahead of the busy Thanksgiving holiday. The information provided was to be used as a reference to prevent other, copycat attacks from happening.
Furthermore, the State Department issued what it is calling a "world wide travel alert" as part of its efforts to insure the safety of more Americans. The alert calls for Americans to pay special attention when traveling and to be especially careful when going overseas.
In contrast to these two, federal government-run departments, however, President Obama has stated that the United States is in a secure place and that the government knows of "no specific and credible intelligence indicating a plot on the homeland."
New York City's liberal mayor Bill de Blasio echoed similar sentiments that the city was secure and safe, despite raising security measures across the city and instituting a counter-terrorism component of security to the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
It's unbelievable that the United States can accept so readily two competing messages. Either the country is at risk or it isn't, and we just want to know which it is.
President Obama, we can be sure, doesn't want to ruffle any feathers or cause any scares or scandals. But by repeating his claim that the United States is under no threat, he is being facetious beyond measure.
Mr. President, if there's a chance of a terrorist attack--as the FBI and State Department restrictions and measures would indicate--just tell us. All we want is the truth. Is that too much to ask for?