Rep. Mike Rogers and Sen. Dianne Feinstein on CNN’s State of the Union
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, in an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, said that terror world wide is up and Americans are less safe than they were two years ago. “The statistics indicate that. The fatalities are way up,’ Feinstein said.
Rep. Mike Rogers said in the same segment that al Qaeda continues to grow and consolidate. He said groups have changed the way they communicate and it is ‘less likely that we’re going to be able to detect something prior to an event.’ He also suggested that recent criticisms of the NSA spying program has hurt efforts to track terrorism here and abroad.
Rogers also said terrorists are adopting the idea that “maybe smaller events are OK” and still might achieve their goals.
After the 9/11/01 attack occurred, blueprints were found of soft targets in the United States. Recently, a Kansas City businessman supported a nascent plan to bomb the New York Stock Exchange.
Brandon Judd, president of Homeland Security’s National Border Patrol Council, told a House committee on Nov. 20 that there is ‘an ongoing threat of the nearly unguarded northern border to the safety of the American public.’
A Qaeda in Yemen (AQAP) allegedly has a bomb that is set off when clothes immersed in the explosive liquid dry. In addition, bombs sewn into clothing are a threat.
Feinstein said the terrorists have ‘new bombs, very big bombs, trucks being reinforced for those bombs.’
Feinstein said the goal is Islamic Shariah law and a worldwide caliphate. There is ‘a real displaced aggression in this very fundamentalist jihadist Islamic community, and that is that the West is responsible for everything that goes wrong and that the only thing that’s going to solve this is Islamic Shariah law and the concept of the caliphate,’ she said.
There are reports that they have a liquid that when combined with implanted explosives will make a person into a human bomb. The liquid, liquid chemical explosive triacetone triperoxide (TATP), could appear to be insulin and could be injected at any time.
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