Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Terror Threat Never Higher, Despite Obama's Claim

Homeland Security: The president repeatedly claims we're safer than ever. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee just warned of the opposite. Apparently we have difficulty tracking U.S.-based terrorist cells.
The attitude of the Obama administration toward terrorism is summed up by the National Terrorism Advisory System page on the Homeland Security website. 
"There are no current alerts," it reports. And "there are no expired alerts." Nearby is the question, "Was this page helpful?"
The answer is no. The five post-9/11 color-coded terrorism alert levels, abandoned in 2011, were lampooned by comedians for being vague and based on hidden criteria.
With the threat level never dropping below "elevated" (yellow), down to "guarded" (blue) or "low" (green), the public was ignoring it, it was said.
But now, in its place, is a National Terrorism Advisory System that never issues alerts. In fact, over nearly six and a half years, President Obama has not once, under either the old or new system, issued an alert.
Last August he promised "things are much less dangerous now than they were 20 years ago, 25 years ago, or 30 years ago." That contradicted his own Joint Chiefs chairman, secretary of defense, and even his then-Attorney General Eric Holder, who called potential undetectable explosives smuggled in from Syria the most frightening thing he had seen while in office.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes
Enter House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who told CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday that "we face the highest threat level we have ever faced in this country today . .. including after 9/11."
Read the rest of this IBD editorial HERE.

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