Summary: Since 9/11 the security services have repeatedly warned about domestic terrorists of the Left and Right. The important conclusion from these — and the numbers — is that domestic terrorism is probably a relatively small problem, one that our security agencies might give too much attention. This diverts attention and burns resources that could go to bigger and more likely risks. (2nd of 2 posts today.}
- 2007: Islamic terrorist attacks in the next 3 years!
- 2009: right-wing terrorist attacks in the next few years!
- What do state and local police think?
- Again warning about domestic terrorism.
- Rise of the Lone Wolf Terrorist!
- For More Information.
(1) Islamic terrorist attacks coming to the Homeland!
The July 2007 a summary was released of an National Intelligence Estimate about “The Terrorist Threat to the US Homeland“. This alarming forecast proved quite wrong, but that has not slowed the gravy train to the security services. Excerpt:
We judge the US Homeland will face a persistent and evolving terrorist threat over the next
three years. The main threat comes from Islamic terrorist groups and cells, especially al-
Qa’ida, driven by their undiminished intent to attack the Homeland and a continued effort by
these terrorist groups to adapt and improve their capabilities.
… We are concerned, however, that this level of international cooperation may wane as
9/11 becomes a more distant memory and perceptions of the threat diverge. … As a result, we judge that the United States currently is in a heightened threat environment.