by William Teach | May 27, 2010 7:48 am
A shockingly unsurprising and completely unexpectedly expected report
Just weeks after the failed car bombing of New York’s Times Square, the Department of Homeland Security says “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 one-year period.”
That grim assessment is contained in an unclassified DHS intelligence memo prepared for various law enforcement groups, which says terror groups are expected to try attacks inside the United States with “increased frequency.”
CNN obtained a copy of the document, dated May 21, which goes on to warn, “we have to operate under the premise that other operatives are in the country and could advance plotting with little or no warning.”
What’s behind this? Well, one reason mentioned by the report
The report say U.S. officials “lack insights in specific details, timing and intended targets,” but trends indicate terrorists are looking for “smaller, more achievable attacks against easily accessible targets.“
Changing tactics by al Qaeda and the wannabees. Makes sense. They have not given up, and, thanks to George W. Bush, it is extraordinarily difficult for terrorist groups to launch the large scale, complicated attacks anymore. But, all it takes, really, is one nut with a couple thousand bucks and a little knowledge.
Of course, then there is the “new presidents will be tested” theory, which is certainly true. Of course, Obama is no longer new, and nation-states and groups have been testing Obama since day one, and have found his policies awesome for their agendas. Notice that it is in the past 9 months. The left cannot blame this on Bush (though they will certainly try. I can think of a few “Blame Bush” spins offhand), as he is long gone. This is strictly laid at the feet of Obama and his administration, which, at least on the surface, appears to regard terrorism as strictly a law enforcement issue. Yes, law enforcement does play a part in it, usually at the point of arresting the suspect after the attack or attempted attack. Sometimes, they get the person beforehand, but, really, most law enforcement divisions do not have units that investigate pre-crime.
Terrorists see an administration which seems to want to do their investigations over here in the USA. In all fairness, that is not entirely true, as some releases of secret material, such as the report from the NY Times about using the military for spying, shows. And Obama is trying to kill them “over there,” allowing all sorts of expanded strikes in Afghanistan and the Horn of Africa area. That said, the appearance of treating terrorists like drug smugglers certainly emboldens them to go for it. Hey, maybe they are just pissed off that the Obama admin and leading Democrats refuse to acknowledge their Islamic extremist nature, and want to show these chumps what it actually is in an “ignore me, will you? I’ll show ya!” moment.
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