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  • Newsflash: Terrorists are Attacking Americans

    Attempted terrorist attacks are on the rise and we should expect more to come according to a recent memo from the Department of Homeland Security. Three weeks after the country saw the attempted Times Square bombing, an unclassified DHS intelligence memo asserts not only that “the number and pace of attempted attacks against the United States over the past nine months have surpassed the number of attempts during any other previous on-year period,” but also that terrorists can be expected to attempt attacks on the U.S. with “increased frequency.”

    With the addition of the Times Square attempt, there have now been a total of 31 known terrorist plots thwarted since 9/11. Of these plots, seven occurred in the past nine months- inspiring some, like White House chief counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, to assert that the U.S. has come upon “a new phase of the terrorist threat.” The fact, however, that terrorists are trying to attack Americans is not a new phenomenon—and has happened every year since 9/11.

    Last year, for example, Najibullah Zazi attempted to use the same liquid bomb explosive employed by the “shoe bomber” Richard Reid in 2001 to bomb the New York Subway system, while in 2006, 24 individuals were arrested in the UK for attempting to explode 10 U.S.-bound airliners. Likewise, in 2003, Iyman Faris was stopped in an attempt to use blow torched to collapse the Brooklyn Bridge. These are just a few attempted plots.

    While terrorist attacks may indeed be on the rise, it seems premature to assert that they are occurring at increased frequency given that terrorists have been plotting against Americans since 9/11. Regardless, ensuring the security of the United States and success in countering the terrorist threat requires the same formula, including a robust commitment by U.S. leadership to supporting counterterrorism authorities and ensuring a seamless flow of intelligence and information sharing, increased visa coordination, and efforts to root out terrorist sanctuaries abroad. Hopefully the Obama Administration’s future announcements will detail how it plans to ensure that the Obama counterterrorism strategy conforms to the lessons learned from the 31 foiled plots.

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    12 Responses to Newsflash: Terrorists are Attacking Americans

    1. Lloyd Scallan New Or says:

      The author is living in a dream world if she thinks the Obama or his adminstration

      has any "counterterroism plan. Obama is delibertly puting this country in jeopardy, or "in crisis mode". The more "crisis" that occure, the more he can do as Emanuel stated "never let a good crisis go to waste" to futher his agenda.

    2. Randall Holland, Ari says:

      Obama can't tear himself away from his 24/7 political campaign to run the country. We are doomed because of his incompetence.

    3. Barbara, LA says:

      I fear that there are just not enough Americans concerned about the terrorist threats against us…they are too busy going to LSU games. I wish I could see the devotion displayed to LSU shown to our country and Constitution.

    4. Dennis Social Circle says:

      Do not fear master obama has all under controll. We just need to talk with them, give the radicalls full controll and all will be fine. WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP HE DOES SPEW.

    5. MaryAnn says:

      Obama has a plan;surrender to Islam in America and allow the destruction of Israel so the attacks will stop.

    6. Jill Infidel CA says:

      These comments are right on! We need to educate ourselves, our communities and our legislators. Sign on to http://www.ActforAmerica.org and get the newsletters, get involved in a local ACT chapter, join SIOA (Stop the Islamization of America), speak out, and check out http://www.citizenwarrior.com for more practical ways to fight back.

      Some good books – Now they call me Infidel & Cruel and Usual Punishment – Nonie Darwish; Because They Hate & They must be stopped – Brigitte Gabriel; The Grand Jihad, How the left and Islam is sabatoging America – Andrew McCarthy; Infidel by ms. Ali; all books by Robert Spencer, Bat Ye'or, Wafa Sultan and Walid Shoebat

      All great people risking their lives to warn us about what will happen if we do not stand up to this!

    7. Drew Page, IL says:

      I guess that since "terror is only a state of mind", there can be no such thing as a "terrorist" and therefore, no such thing as "terrorism". Now, don't you feel better?

      9/11? A man made disaster, kind of like a car accident, only bigger. We need to do a better job of finding out why people don't like us, so we can change our behavior and start acting in a way that others will like us and stop killing us. Until we can learn to be more likeable, we will just have to keep hoping that the bombs don't go off.

    8. Michael L Morgan, D says:

      Dear Ed., According to the FBI report in 2007, over 50,000 Americans had been murdered by ?, the discredit of which the FBI gave to La Raza, M-13, Crips, Bloods, Soviet agents, and Muslim not-so-sleepy-cells ! The rate of these murders, with les than 1% of them reported by media, has not decreased since then, though the confiscation of weapons from Americans has increased! Now, not all of the police are actual foreign agents, but many of them qualify as de facto, due to their actions!

      We certainly are benefitting from the 1963 Supreme Court "decision" to remove the Ten Commandments from Public School displays; esp. Don't murder, nor steal, nor bear false witness…good timng, as in all bureaucratic interference in our lives. "Beware those who cause divisions among you." –GOD

    9. Scotty, Charlotte NC says:

      I was fooled by the Title: I thought it would be a story about the American citizen killed by IDF forces in International waters. #flotilla

    10. Carol, Roswell, GA says:

      Justin Farmer of WSB – channel 2 in Georgia did a piece on the "other nationalities" that cross the border or as they are referred to "OTM's". No sense for the terrorists to buy a plane ticket, they can just fly into South America, Latin America and Mexico and walk across the border and reside in any state they wish and they will be taken care of nicely, until they are ready to do their terrorist deed. Just like the NY would-be bomber; he was supported, had a nice home, wife, child, blended into the neighborhood. Then when he was ready to act, things changed – his house went into bankruptcy; wife left, house deserted. Too bad the news media could not pick up on this, instead the Lame Media said he lost his American Dream???? No American dream, it was all an act of blending into our society and being patient, waiting until the right time to do us harm. No sense paying the mortgage then. Our Federal Government and President do not realize this or refuses to believe it. Politicians think they are so smart and no one is smarter than them; problem is they have no common sense. All these groups protesting the Arizona Law are not seeing the big picture; it is NOT ABOUT the illegal Mexicans who want to work and support their families coming across, it is the terrorists and the drug dealers and the felons and what I am surprised they are not talking about, the sex trafficking, the squalor these people who arrive here (if they do make it) what they live in and the good ones are usually taken advantage of. Everyone has to look at who is coming across the border and what their REAL intent is. Don't call people racists, get the facts, people are coming to America the easist way possible to do all of us harm, people on the left and on the right! Take a look at Europe with their open borders; they are sorry now and trying to undo what they thought was a great idea! No passports, no papers, settle in whatever country you want and be patient. That's the one thing about terrorists, they are patient.

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    12. G-Man, Chesapeake, V says:

      "Dittos" Carol – Roswell, GA,

      I watched the Newschannel 2 video clips you reference on-line and noticed the Congressional Report that was cited. I enclosed the web address of the actual report below and it confirms what you are saying, and what the Newschannel 2 reporter said. The Congressional Report was from October 2006 and it is entitled “A Line in the Sand: Confronting the Threat at the Southwest Border.” A read of this report gives the reader a sense of how little the Democrat Congress, and the previous and current Administrations have done to secure our Southern border! Congress knows how bad our border issue is and has known for awhile. Let’s hold the Liberal-Progressive Democrats and RINO Republicans accountable this November!

      Hoo-yah,

      G-Man

      http://www.house.gov/sites/members/tx10_mccaul/pd

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