Dianne Feinstein, the Democrat Senator who would, by her own admission, disarm all Americans today if she could get away with it, has made the declaration that the U.S. is in greater danger of a terrorist attack now than we were prior to September 11th.
Since that attack actually took place, the implication is that they two intelligence committee members are certain a terror attack will take place.
She also opines how we have less of an ability to prevent such aggression by Islamist radicals.
On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Feinstein said, “I think terror is up worldwide, the statistics indicate that, the fatalities are way up. The numbers are way up. There are new bombs, very big bombs. Trucks being reinforced for those bombs. There are bombs that go through magnetometers. The bomb maker is still alive. There are more groups than ever. And there is huge malevolence out there.”
All of the money spent and liberty compromised since September 11th and we are now told that we are less safe than twelve years ago.
Feinstein continued, “I think there is a real displaced aggression in this very fundamentalist jihadist Islamic community. That is that the West is responsible for everything that goes wrong and that the only thing that’s going to solve this is Islamic Sharia law and the concept of the caliphate.”
The source of much of that aggression could be the intervention of the West in general and America in particular into what should be regional conflicts that those countries settle among themselves. Many of the conflicts were controlled or non-existent until a Bush or Obama boot came stomping down from DC, along with the shiny wingtip of an arms salesman or other corporate executive.
Republican Representative Mike Rogers of Michigan picked up where Feinsetin left off; revealing that the terrorist’s focus is on smaller, less detectable events, which make them less preventable.
The two Congresspersons then arrived at the meat of their presentation and what was possibly their purpose for making the TV appearance. They need to blame Edward Snowden. According to the pair, if Snowden hadn’t of spilled the beans on what the NSA is doing, we wouldn’t be in this mess. Now that their illegalities have been exposed, and they are faced with the possibility of having to act within the law, we’re suddenly vulnerable.
Rogers said that Snowden’s revelations have changed the way al-Qaeda operates and communicates. In what way could NSA’s surveillance abilities been impacted by what Snowden said? Al-Qaeda supposedly already knows that America is tracking all of their communications. What was the issue that they had left unprotected, Congressman? Since the cat is out of the bag, what’s the harm in telling us about it too? Or is this just more of the same ambiguous threat that has worked every other time when you need to sway public opinion?
Rogers tipped his hand a little when he said, “We’re fighting amongst ourselves in this country about the role of the intelligence community. That is having an impact on our ability to stop what is a growing number of threats. And so we’ve got to shake ourselves out of this pretty soon and understand that our intelligence services are not the bad guys,” Rogers said.
Boiled down into real English, there’s the wind up and here’s the pitch; The NSA is not the bad guys, and when there is another terror attack, as we promise there will be very soon, you will need to turn over more of your liberty in exchange for more failed security.
Feinstein and Rogers are facing pressure over their negligent oversight of the spy apparatus and the FISA “courts.” The total lack of accountability was a great system for them from which to play Mr. and Mrs. big and important congressman without ever doing much beyond trying to disarm the American public.
And on that point, if the prospects for our future defense are so dismal, why is Feinstein so intent on taking away an American citizen’s right to defend themselves from the terrorists that she says are hiding in our bushes or in the van parked in the space next to us?
Wouldn’t it make things much more difficult for the “terrorists” to face an armed American public than a gathering of victims?
Careful, Congresspersons, your hypocrisy is showing.