Skip to comments.Expert says terror threat could be huge
Posted on 10/19/2001 2:37:19 PM PDT by grimalkinEdited on 05/07/2004 7:38:36 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]
A congressional expert on terrorism said there are thousands of well-trained Mideastern terrorists in the United States who are capable of "spectacular" acts of violence.
Two terrorism experts said they have never seen such estimates from an official government source; others declined to comment.
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I don't understand why we are allowing any person from a country on the official list of countries harboring terrorists should be given entrance to this country for any reason. They just let in all those men from Syria to take flying lessons. Syria is on the list. They should be barred. We have got to start yelling bigtime at congress. We are war, regulations should be changed immediately.
I second your call. Do we need another 9/11 before our politically correct government gets the message that there are umpteen thousands of mentally deranged Muslim terrorists roaming our streets with the single-minded pursuit of killing as many Americans as they can? In fact, wasn't what happened on 9/11 ENOUGH?
I wouldn't be surprised if there are a handful of terrorists involved in these anthrax letter mailings. But overall, I think the main reason why Arabs in terrorist organizations volunteer to come to the United States is because they want to live in the United States.
My guess is that 99% of the people in the Taliban, if they were exposed to life in the United States for one week, wouldn't want to go back. The Devil may believe it's better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven, but for most people, it's better to be clerk at a 7-11 in New Jersey than be Lord of all Afghanistan.
I don't know if it has been proven that the other terrorists didn't know they were on a suicide mission. I remember reading something to that effect but it is still too early in the investigation to be certain of what took place. Also, I wouldn't infer that hijacking 4 airplanes was some small operation. It was a huge undertaking that required one heck of a lot of support.
Methinks this war is going to take a while. This "war" will not be won until there is an agreement between the Palestinians and Israelis. Hopefully that will be sooner rather than later.
Bodansky and Saxton and the House Task Force on Terrorism received detailed evidence from reporter Jayna Davis in 1996 of ME involvement(Iraq and Bin Laden) in the OKC bombing.
Bodansky is an expert on Bin Laden and published a book two years ago on Bin Laden and describing Bin Laden's having suitcase nuclear weapons which may be smuggled into the US. There is a large well organized Hamas terror cell in OKC with demolition experts that has been in OKC for over ten years. Members of this cell are believed to have helped in the OKC bombing and to have helped some the WTC Hijacker pilots who trained at a nearby flight school in Norman , Oklahoma.
The US State Department, the FBI, the DOJ, the President still refuse to put known Hamas terrorists on wanted lists and to go after them in OKC and in the US. ABC Nightline reported this again last night as one reason that Sharon thought that Bush's statements about going after all known Arab terrorists was hypocritical.
Bodansky, members of Congress and the House Task Force have been fully aware for over six years of the existence and involvment of the Hamas OKC cell in helping Bin Laden and Sadam Hussein carry out terror attacks within the US.
To not go after these Hamas terrorists and not to tell the American public has been a political decision made during the Clinton administration and that is being continued by the Bush administration or at least by the Clinton holdovers in the Bush admininstration. Many members of Congress, House and Senate, are complicit in these political decisions that are putting millions of Americans at risk of being murdered by these Hamas terrorists.
I really wanted to believe this, but somehow the history of Islam is not quite so reassuring. Nor the history of the "engagement" of the Muslim and Christian nations (the fate of the "modersates" who would deal with the West was noted even by Chaucer).
Nor is the near-total silence of the Muslim clerics, here and abroad. Is it because they are afraid... or because they too are siding against us?