Thursday, May 27, 2010

Terror Plots Against USA at All-Time High

I'm thinking maybe it's time for a worldwide basketball summit. It seems to be the only thing Obama is focused on and since his outreach to the Muslim world people who hate us has been such a miserable failure we may as well have a crack at it.
Jihadists are looking to attack this country like never before.

Over the past nine months, the number of terror plots in this country have "surpassed the number of attempts during any other previous one-year period," according to federal documents made public today.

The grim assessment is contained in an unclassified Department of Homeland Security intelligence memo prepared for various law enforcement groups across the country, CNN reported.

The memo says terror groups are expected to try attacks inside this country with "increased frequency."

CNN obtained a copy of the document, dated May 21, which goes on to warn that law enforcement has to "operate under the premise that other operatives are in the country and could advance plotting with little or no warning."

The document specifically mentions the cases of Afghan national Najibullah Zazi, who pleaded guilty last February to plotting attacks on the city's subways, and Times Square bombing suspect Faisal Shahzad, a Pakistani-American who loaded a parked car with explosives earlier this month.

The document claims Zazi and Shahzad received training overseas "compared to lengthier training cycles for earlier operations, reducing our ability to detect their activities."

The report warns that the feds and other authorities may not be prepared for such attacks.

It says that US officials "lack insights in specific details, timing and intended targets" -- although trends indicate terrorists are looking for "smaller, more achievable attacks against easily accessible targets."

This comes as President Obama will make the threat from homegrown extremists radicalized while in this country a top priority of his new national security strategy, a top advisor said on Wednesday.

"We've seen an increasing number of individuals here in the United States become captivated by extremist activities or causes," said Obama's top counter-terrorism advisor John Brennan.

Brennan said the plan is expected to be unveiled later today.

"As our enemy adapts and evolves their tactics, so must we constantly adapt and evolve ours -- not in a rush driven by fear -- but in a thoughtful and reasoned way that enhances our security and further delegitimizes the actions of our enemy," he said.

The intelligence document, meanwhile, also said terror groups, such as al Qaeda, increasingly are using Europeans and Americans as operatives or in leadership positions in which they make public statements calling for Muslims to strike the United States, CNN reported.

The document cites as examples Yemeni-American cleric Anwar al-Alawki and al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn.
Of course according to those terror experts at the Southern Poverty Law Center the greatest threat to mankind are right-wing extremists and talk radio listeners. Now they have no idea what they're talking about but whenever they talk the media breathlessly reports any of the bilge they emit.

Meanwhile, since our borders are wide open and the Justice Department is making zero effort to enforce our immigration laws, it appears some Somali terrorists are sauntering in from Mexico. Probably just looking for better cable access for NBA playoff games.
The Department of Homeland Security is alerting Texas authorities to be on the lookout for a suspected member of the Somalia-based Al Shabaab terrorist group who might be attempting to travel to the U.S. through Mexico, a security expert who has seen the memo tells

The warning follows an indictment unsealed this month in Texas federal court that accuses a Somali man in Texas of running a “large-scale smuggling enterprise” responsible for bringing hundreds of Somalis from Brazil through South America and eventually across the Mexican border. Many of the illegal immigrants, who court records say were given fake IDs, are alleged to have ties to other now-defunct Somalian terror organizations that have merged with active organizations like Al Shabaab, al-Barakat and Al-Ittihad Al-Islami.

In 2008, the U.S. government designated Al Shabaab a terrorist organization. Al Shabaab has said its priority is to impose Sharia, or Islamic law, on Somalia; the group has aligned itself with Al Qaeda and has made statements about its intent to harm the United States.
I just hope the police don't stop any of them and ask for their papers, especially if they're spotted enjoying ice cream.

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