Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Feinstein says we are less safe from terrorism today

But I thought the Taliban were on the ropes and Al-Qaeda had been decimated.  What happened?

From the New York Post December 1 by S.A. Miller

Feinstein: America is less safe from terrorism

WASHINGTON – The heads of Congress’ intelligence committees warned Sunday that America is less safe from terrorism today than it has been in recent years.

The dire warning came from both sides of the aisle, with Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) agreeing that the threat is worse.

“Terror is up worldwide. The statistics indicate that,” Feinstein declared on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“The fatalities are way up. … There are new bombs, very big bombs — trucks being reinforced for those bombs,” she said. “There are bombs that go through magnetometers. The bomb maker is still alive. There are more groups than ever. And there is huge malevolence out there.”

She said the threat to the US has grown with the rise of “more groups, more fundamentalist, more jihadist, more determined to kill to get to where they want to get.”

Uh oh, she used the "J" word.  Methinks the label of Islamophobe will soon be applied...or not.

On the same show, Rogers said that he would “absolutely agree that we’re not safer today for the same very reasons.”

“The pressure on our intelligence services to get it right to prevent an attack are enormous. And it’s getting more difficult,” he cautioned.

He also warned against letting the Obama administrations successes killing top al Qaeda leaders, including Osama bin Laden, lull Americans into a false sense of security.

“People think that, well, we’ve got this thing beat. And that’s just not the case,” said Rogers.

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