Skip to comments.Senators Warned of Terrorist Attack on U.S. by July
Posted on 02/02/2010 6:46:14 PM PST by rdl6989
WASHINGTON Americas top intelligence official told lawmakers on Tuesday that he was highly certain that Al Qaeda or one of its affiliates would attempt a large-scale attack on American soil within the next six months. The assessment by Dennis C. Blair, the director of national intelligence, was much starker than his view last year, when he emphasized the considerable progress in the campaign to debilitate Al Qaeda and said that the global economic meltdown, rather than the prospect of a major terrorist attack, was the primary near-term security concern of the United States.
Citing a recent wave of terrorist plots, including the failed Dec. 25 attempt to blow up an airliner as it approached Detroit, Mr. Blair and other intelligence officials told a Senate panel that Al Qaeda had adjusted its tactics to more effectively strike American targets domestically and abroad.
The biggest threat is not so much that we face an attack like 9/11, said Leon E. Panetta, the C.I.A. director. It is that Al Qaeda is adapting its methods in ways that oftentimes make it difficult to detect.
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What do they want me to do?
My question is why Bambi is suddenly flooding the news media with this stuff.
We’ve always been under threat of a terrorist attack and in fact we have had several moderately successful ones since Bambi took office. Saying there will be one within 6 months means nothing.
So what’s going on here?
Oh, that's why.
He’s looking for a “trigger” to impose martial law to seal the deal about dictator for life—or as long as he lives. I’m serious, they’ve been panting for the next crisis coming down the pike to do this. So far, it just hasn’t quite been the crisis they’ve drummed up, but it’ll occur.
They probably hope to give Barry and his ‘RATS a bump in the polls. There’s nothing like a bunch of politicians standing on the steps of the Capitol singing “God Bless America” to bring the country together. If the Republicans win in November, the terrorists’ “I been tortured” whine goes right out the window. They know that.
I’d much rather have Sledgehammer than BHO.
I tell you what- Panetta seems like a good guy compared to a lot of the nimwits in the regime. HOPEfully, Obama will cool it with attacking the CIA for a while.
That’s possible. He’s definitely got something up his sleeve, because he’s never cared about terrorism before.
Notice they still omit the word “Islamic.”
It’s cause there was a hearing on Capitol Hill...
All tyrants identify an external demon to capture the attention of the masses. Hitler had the Jews and the draconian provisions of the WWI peace treaty. Stalin used the West. Fidel and Hugo use the United States.
Rahm may have finally decided that Al Queda will work as well as any to deflect attention from the domestic mess they are creating and provide cover for their attack on our Republic.
Thanks for the ping rdl6989.
Note: The global jihad never stops. It’s 24/7.
When a widow of opportunity is available to the jihadis (from the lone jihadi, jihadi cell, jihadi groups); they will take it.
However, they must know the there will be consequences to their actions (including “work accidents”).
BO rehabilitation for the 2012 election.
He wants us to think he saved us from disaster
(And that he really doesn’t hate America)
Simple solution --- Profile, Profile, Profile --- then Profile some more. Detection of potential terrorists isn't all that difficult, everyone knows that except PC liberals ....
What is the duct tape for?
Like most terrorist attacks, the intel agencies will know about them and not do one thing to stop them.
At least one viable self defense handgun for every adult and sensible youth.
500 rounds of ammo for each pistol.
At least one self defense shotgun for the home, but two would be better. Get a remington 870 or a Mossberg 500 or a 590. Have at least 100-200 rounds of buckshot and rifled slugs for those scatterguns. I have 20 boxes of shotgun shells...I think.
I’d have at least one self defense rifle..it all depends on what you can handle caliber wise as to what kind you buy.
You cant go wrong with at least an SKS, and it’s legal in every state, I think.
I also have an Olympic Arms M4 Carbine, which is a fancy name for an AR-15 in 5.56 caliber. Its also known in some circles as 223 Remington.
I have 18 rifle magazines. Dont scrimp and buy cheap mags. Get the ones made by H&K, or Brownells or Magpul. The Magpul ones are also called P-MAGS. I mostly have 20 rounders mostly because it works better for me, but you can also get reliable 30 rounders. The Colt magazines are also good.
Get good ammo and enough of it.
If you have a good 22 rifle you can afford to practice more. I have a ruger 1022 that works flawlessly and Im sure I could ruin a Hajjis day with it if I had too.
Whatever guns you get, find a knowledgable teacher and get some instruction. There are far too many people out there with a pistol loaded in their dresser drawer who dont even know how to unload it.
If it hits the fan, make sure you take care of your family first. You WILL likely be on your own for a week at least, depending on the circumstances of the attack.
LOL. I have duct tape. Perhaps the govt can protect us without causing panic?
Yeah, they read “One second after”
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
Have on hand three days’ worth of water and food, an emergency supply kit for both home and automobile, radios with extra batteries, and plastic sheeting and duct tape to seal windows and doors
Make a plan for contacting family members in an emergency
Learn about different types of attacks so you will know what to do in an emergency
Do not cancel events or travel plans
Be especially aware of your surroundings and the events happening around you
Source: Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge and U.S. Fire Administrator David Paulison
Aren’t they jumping to conclusions? Isn’t this profiling? Someone should tell BO/BS!
One thing is for sure, any attack will be blamed on G. W. Bush. Somehow or someway, the BO Admn. will find a way, with the help of the State-run media, to blame Bush.
He's going to have trouble getting me to believe either one of those things. That said, however, I think you're right. People have expressed concern about his complete lack of interest in protecting the US, and obviously his handlers feel it's necessary to put on a show now.
All the more reason to immediately prohibit Muslims from traveling to the US, and for suspending the visas of those who are here, and sending them home. The ones who we have mistakenly and dangerously given the right to stay here will be easier to keep an eye on if their brethren go home. They constitute a huge risk. We are stupidly tempting fate by continuing to allow these people to enter our country.
There’s no doubt an attack is iminent. Obama and that jack ass Nopolitano have left us weak and vulnerable. My only hope are those that lose their lives in what evere dreadful attack is pulled off are only Obama voters who continue to stand by him and support him. They should be the ones to pay the price of his failure. Not innocent children or people who are well aware that Obama is fraud and a crook.
The response to the terror threat is easy. Make sure the world knows that that any attack on the United States will be followed by a string of C-5 transport planes bombing Mecca with pig guts. That would show them that the one they pray to is not able to protect them or Allah is punishing them for their actions. You have to react to their barbaric ways with the same actions.
“Seven Days in May” should be required reading.
Ok....why FLOAT the story and NOT raise the alert level?
If we are in danger? Give us specifics to look out for and RAISE THE ALERT LEVEL!
Thank you for the tips...but jihadis seem to favor crowd situations: public transportation, malls, stadiums, etc.
So we’re still not calling Ft. Hood a successful attack?
Haven’t the Islamic Supremacists heard it’s racist to come out against this administration?
Didn’t they see him bow to the Saudis, pal around with Hugo Chavez, and trash talk this nation’s history?
What more do they want?
He’s even suspended the war on terror. Islamic terrorism is no longer a war crime or a crime against the state. Now it is just an ordinary crime.
JPMorganChase needs another bailout?
This is tricky. We know from the Christmas Day Underwear Dude that Blair is incompetent. Could this be his blind squirrel nut, or just more incompetent blather?
The terrorists only have to get lucky once. National security (be it NSA, FBI, CIA, etc) has to get it right every time.
We did stop a number of planned big attacks thanks to waterboarding. Now, we are seeing the results of taking our eye off the ball to sing John Lennon’s Imagine.
Shhh. The meme has already gone out. Barry’s keeping us safe.
Dec. 2009: The panty bomber
Jan. 2010: Obama's State of the Union
Intelligence officials...pure genius...
>> My question is why Bambi is suddenly flooding the news media with this stuff.
>> So whats going on here?
The psychotic mega budget.
this is also good too.
It has a plethora of good advice.
I can't really blame the intel agencies however, as the socialist demoRATS & socialist-commie pig usurper 0bozo, put up barriers & walls of separation to keep intel agencies from effectively sharing terrorist information. And then of course the rabid politically correct pro-islamic dimWits do everything in their power to prevent our intel agencies from targeting the islamic terrorist groups because of racial profiling.
I conceal & carry as much as I can....if I have the misfortune to ever be in the middle of any islamic terrorist attack, maybe I would at least be able to mount some type of armed response to it and see what happens from there.
A major terror attack is being planned against us, and Obama hurries up and mirandizes Abdulmutallab, who may have vital or at least helpful information that could have helped us prevent the attack. Makes one wonder why Obama doesn’t want to find out any info that may help protect the American people and innocent American lives.
Then Obama is offended, when people call him weak on national security.
“In dealing with terrorists, our tax dollars should pay for weapons to stop them, not lawyers to defend them”
— Scott Brown
I live in the country..southern west virginia. When it happens, everyone who can will bug out of the big cities..wouldnt you if you could?
Our comfortable little hamlet will soon be overrun with good people and sad to say a lot of terrorists mixed in.