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  • Terrorism Still Stalks Us at Home and Abroad

    An independent review of the FBI and Pentagon’s handling of the 2009 Fort Hood massacre is expected to make its way to the desk of FBI director Robert Mueller sometime next week.

    Commissioned in late 2009 and authored by former FBI and CIA director Judge William Webster, the report is expected to offer 18 formal recommendations to enhance domestic counterterrorism policies and practices.

    While at least 51 publicly known terrorist plots aimed against the United States have been thwarted since 9/11 due to the continued vigilance and extensive efforts of U.S. law enforcement and intelligence, the imminent release of Judge Webster’s report serves as a reminder that there is still more work to be done in combating the continued threat of terrorism.

    This comes at the same time as news of the U.K. arrest of six suspected terrorists near the Olympic village in London, another stiff reminder to Western democracies that our enemies are still out there.

    As both the thwarted (and successful) terrorist plots in the U.S. and U.K. show, terrorists continue to seek to do us harm. Protecting the nation requires robust international and domestic intelligence and counterterrorism to stop attempted terrorist plots early as well as a continued commitment to combating global terrorism and insurgency.

    Those who mistakenly think the war on terrorism is over have obviously not conferred with those seeking to attack us. The U.S. should remain on guard.

    Posted in Security [slideshow_deploy]

    6 Responses to Terrorism Still Stalks Us at Home and Abroad

    1. Bobbie says:

      it's concerning the many occupations terrorists have acquired through America's respects, equal opportunities and careless government regulation that sets no standard to a bias some that government dismisses the required and necessary background checks significant to the positions in public safety, security, health.

      Especially occupations that aren't mentioned that work underground…

    2. Doc Freeman says:

      Yes we have domestic terrorist that hate our country and are doing everything in their power to bring our nation down. Here is a short list of the known terrorist:

      Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Axelrod, Schumer, Alexander TN, Biden, Geithner, Jarrett, Jackson-Lee, Waters, Clayborn, Cummings, Conyers, Kucinich, Rangel, Brown MA, Snow, Collins, Durbin, Gillibrand, Stabenow, Levin, Boxer, Feinstein, Klobuchar, Franken, Casey, McConnell, Landrieu, Brown OH, Jackson IL, Waxman, Sotomayor, Napolitano, Kagan, and Obama and all of his Czars.

    3. Doc Freeman says:

      Yes we have domestic terrorist that hate our country and are doing everything in their power to bring our nation down. Here is a short list of the known terrorist:
      Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Axelrod, Schumer, Alexander TN, Biden, Geithner, Jarrett, Jackson-Lee, Waters, Clayborn, Cummings, Conyers, Kucinich, Rangel, Brown MA, Snow, Collins, Durbin, Gillibrand, Stabenow, Levin, Boxer, Feinstein, Klobuchar, Franken, Casey, McConnell, Landrieu, Brown OH, Jackson IL, Waxman, Sotomayor, Napolitano, Kagan, and Obama all of his Czars.

    4. Madman says:

      We not only have to be on guard from the unseen and the outsiders but how about the people Obama
      has brought into our government can you trust any of these back biters and we are not ridding ourselves
      of them through the government or the courts. Think about that and don't trust.

    5. Bob in Boston says:

      I'm not buying the "terrorists are out to get us!" propaganda. Statistics show a law abiding US citizen is 6 times as likely to be shot by a cop than killed by a terrorist – its just not worth ways money we're putting into it. Studies have clearly shown that terrorist attacks stop almost instantly as soon as a belligerent country stops occupying a weaker country's land. Look up Robert Papes "Dying to win" videos on YouTube – they offer a perfect explanation for what little terrorist activity we see today. If we were to pull our troops out and stop meddling in middle eastern politics, we wouldnt see any further attacks. And to those gullible people who say "but then Iran will get nukes"; they've been trying to say that for nearly 20 years now, and it's just never materialized. Kinda like the "weapons of mass destruction" propaganda that was used to justify invading Iraq, who had nothing to do with 9/11 and hadn't attacked us at all. In fact it's our earlier meddling that put Saddam in power, and removed Iran's last democratically-elected government. Look up "operation Ajax" to learn about our involvement in destabilizing Iran. American citizens need to start paying attention to what our government is doing in our name, because we are responsible for what our leaders do to the civilians in other countries. Just think of how you'd feel if your family was killed as 'collateral damage' and then all of your "military aged" sons were branded as terrorists just by proximity and age. You'd be pissed too. Sorry, but nobody buys the "we need to spy on our own people because there are imaginary terrorists out to get us and they hate us for our freedoms!". People are waking up to the police state and they aren't going to put up with it much longer. Drones in US airspace is the last straw – its time to start instead focusing on surveillance of our members of Congress so they stop making secret deals with special interest groups like the military/industrial complex and Wall Street. You'd find alot more dirt spying on our politicians than you'd find spyin on the average citizen.

    6. david Oppedisano says:

      A good start would be to put this "individual " on trial- Oh, wait a minute, I guess we will have to wait until after November. Is he still be compensated as an O-4 in the Army at taxpayer expense while our POTUS and DOJ stall until after the elections for obvious reasons?
      Start asking questions, people!!!

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