Skip to comments.FBI Chief: Mumbai Attack Could be Replicated
Posted on 02/24/2009 11:27:35 AM PST by lewisglad
Terming Mumbai terror attacks as "successful" from the perspective of terrorists, America's top intelligence official has warned that such strikes could be replicated in the US and other parts of the world.
Warning such attacks could be viewed by terrorists as a possible way of proceeding in the future, FBI Director Robert Muller said intelligence and other security agencies would have to reinvigorate efforts to make certain that we've done everything we can to prevent such type of attacks.
Delivering a speech on 'Global Terrorism: The FBI's Role', Muller said the Mumbai attack, which killed more than 170 people and wounded over 300 was an attack both highly coordinated and deceptively simple in its execution.
Muller, who took over the FBI just days before September 11, 2001, said the Mumbai attack had displayed the "terrorists with large agendas and little money can use rudimentary weapons to maximize their impact."
"It again raises the question of whether a similar attack could happen in Seattle, San Diego, Miami or Manhattan," he said.
Muller said although Al-Qaida remains a threat to the US and worldwide, security planners "must also focus on less well known terrorists groups as well as home grown terrorists
I hate to say it, but, it will take something like that to get this country off it’s butt and into fight back mode.
The media wants to forget all about the Beslan attack. That’s the one that should have the public worried.
Islamonazis seek easy defenseless targets.
But the media plays up all school shootings except for that one.
The FBI has always been well suited to note the obvious....
This is why every adult American citizen (who isn’t a felon or certifiably insane) should be carrying.
Could you imagine if the Islamo-nazis tried a Mumbai attack in say Houston or Dallas? The Islamists would be outgunned by citizens. You would have hundreds of guys in pickups showing up looking for some payback.
In a libtard blue state maybe.
What will happen is that a gun store will be robbed of semi-automatic weapons and ammunition. Next, a soft target will be attacked with a lot of casualties. Finally, liberals will proclaim that if gun shops didn’t exist, this wouldn’t have happened and introduce a bill banning gun dealers.
I think that something like that will happen here, and in the not too distant future. Obama won’t do a darned thing about either.
Barry’s not going to be having any of this talk. Muller should be on the lookout for rapidly approaching buses.
They would be able to do this with the least risk in cities or states that do not allow citizens to CCW. There may be too much risk that a terrorist gets taken out by a CCW holder in a place like Miami.
If it happened here, Obama would use the tragedy to disarm honest citizens. He would not let the tragedy go to waste.
If your name is Khalid, Moussa, Yasuf or is otherwise strewn with abds and ibns, you have nothing to fear but ugly virgins.
If he did, I pity the leo’s who have to enforce it.
Unfortunately, 9/11 has not seemed to get people off their butts. I am not even sure they would get off their butts if a nuc wnet off on American soil. I wish I could be more positive, but I can't.
Oh - so it was “terrorists” who did it! Well then how about we block the borders to all these “terrorists” and expel all these “terrorists” from our land?
It most likely won’t happen here as the potential perps know that they would get greased early rather than later. This isn’t India.
In Texas they’d get greased by the hotel customers.
That day changed my perspective forever.
It is one thing to fight the enemy on foreign soil but quite another when the opening salvo of a war happens in NEW YORK CITY!!
The day that SUPPOSEDLY changed us all forever, lasted 6 months and has slowly but surely diminished in it's enormity to where it is now not much more than another date on a dumbed downed public school history test, that 50% of the students get WRONG!
If 911 wasn't enough to wake up the masses then I agree with you that nothing short of a nuke will wake up the people of this nation.
Jihadis and liberals...is there anything they can't turn into $#!+?
This has been possible for decades.
No one has tried to take advantage of it because they would be shut down HARD before causing the amount of damage done in Mumbia.
Also, the backlash against whatever the parent organization was would be in the horrific category and they know this also.
That’s Texas shopping for you.Hahahahaha
I have no problem with a felon who committed a non-violent crime, and who has served his time (all jail time, probation, and parole), getting all his rights back automatically upon completion of said sentence, probation, or parole.
NYC isn’t really that dear to the hearts of millions of Americans. A hit on Mayberry would be another thing altogether.
They would be able to do this with the least risk in cities or states that do not allow citizens to CCW...
Precisely. Gun free zones such as Chicago and New York City would be at the top of their list.
That's not surprising when the head of DHS says the Mexico problem hasn't spilled over, while the 2nd largest city in her state is the #2 city in the world for kidnappings.
No, I think there are too many illegal guns are being carried in these places.
More likely a liberal campus where there is a high concentration of young people in buildings and where gun control is strictly enforced.
Young Muslims carrying backpacks would look perfectly normal until the murders started.