Risk of Terror Attack in United States Shockingly High - Guess Why?

By Ward Clark | 1:25 PM on June 19, 2024

It's always been a dangerous world, but when government policies endanger American citizens through either blindness, ignorance, or downright deliberate action, it's liable to set the risk much higher; that's what has been happening in the United States since, oh, January of 2021. The country is vulnerable to a terror attack, and sooner or later, it's liable to happen. Counter-terror experts are sounding the warning, but it seems not many people in Washington are listening.

"We are in a period where a number of factors are combining to make a terrorist attack on the homeland far more likely than it perhaps had been," says Paul Mauro, a retired NYPD inspector who worked in counterterrorism for nearly 15 years.

Mauro said the risk of a potential new attack should be assessed in a criminal context – who has the means, motive and opportunity to successfully execute a deadly plot.

"The world has gotten a lot smaller since 9/11. You've got drones, the interconnectivity of the internet is more ubiquitous into areas that maybe didn't have that connectivity. You can get an uplink using something like an Elon Musk satellite. You can get online from the mountains of the Hindu Kush, you've got AI capabilities, you've had all that time to develop capabilities since 9/11 if you are still in the [terror] business."

Those things are worrisome. But it gets much, much worse. We have already seen one indication of the worst kind of threat.
Flying airplanes into buildings is horrible. An October 7th-style attack is horrible. But a biological attack? That could be catastrophic.

Of the "weapons of mass destruction" triad — nuclear, biological, chemical — biologicals are arguably the worst. Biological agents can be spread without detection — on a subway, on a bus, in a convention center, or anywhere where there are large numbers of people in an enclosed space. When a nuke goes off, it's mostly over; there is lingering radiation, but the primary damage is done. Most chemical agents degrade over time, some within minutes, others within days or weeks. But biologicals reproduce. They spread from victim to victim, and if some lab — say, a lab in the United States inexplicably run by a foreign actor — were to come up with a biological agent with a long onset and high lethality, it could kill millions.

And the perpetrators of any of these kinds of attacks may already be here.

This is a drum I've been beating for some time now, but I'm going to keep doing it: Our borders are as good as non-existent. Millions have crossed into the country illegally, unscreened, unvetted, and if caught, they are released into the country with a wink and a nod. We don't know who most of them are, where they intend to go, or what they intend to do when they get there. It's not just a matter of crime. It's a matter of national security. It's a matter of safeguarding the liberty and property of Americans, and the Biden administration is failing.

We have seen people from all over the world pouring into the country. People not only from Latin America but from China and other places in Asia; from the Middle East, from Africa, from all over, all unvetted, all unscreened, many from countries that have poor records on their citizens in any case and many of whom wouldn't cooperate with an American request for information on a suspicious character from their country.

And it's all due to malfeasance on the part of the Biden administration. When another attack comes, and it will, the blood will be on the Biden administration's hands.