FBI Director: Violent Extremists Planning 9/11 Style Attack
August 24, 2013
Robert Mueller, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), told mainstream media (MSM) that terrorism is moving across the Middle East; making its way into Syria, Libya, Egypt and Yemen.
Mueller elaborated : “The landscape has shifted but the concerns are still there—they’re just originating elsewhere. Every one of these countries now has cadres of individuals who you would put in the category of extremists, violent extremists that will present threats down the road, not only threats to us here in the United States, but also threats to Americans overseas.”
Mueller said: “You have individuals traveling to those venues, you are concerned about the associations they will make, and secondly about the expertise they will develop and whether or not they will utilize those associations, utilize that expertise, to undertake an attack upon the homeland. So, yes, we are concerned about that, and, yes, we are monitoring it.”
Warnings of “radical extremists who want to harm” are collecting in Syria, said Mueller.
In the style of 9/11, Mueller is predicting that the Arab Springs have turned many people in to “violent extremists” because it is his “biggest worry is … an attack on a plane. And secondly, it’s a weapon of mass destruction in the hands of a terrorist and that includes a cyber capability that trumps the defenses that we have.”
According to Mueller, it is plausible that veterans or other Americans could be radicalized and preforms an attack on US soil for al-Qaeda.
MSM have turned their attention to reports that Eric Harroun, a US Amry veteran, who had joined Jabhat al-Nusra, an offshoot of the CIA-sponsored al-Qaeda.
Harroun allegedly spent the better part of a year fighting alongside the Frees Syrian Army and has now decided to make being part of a terrorist group his mission.
Harroun is nicknamed “the American” by his FSA cohorts.
In 2000, Harroun joined the US Army and was discharged due to injuries from being hit by a tree while riding in a pickup truck in 2003. It is reported by Haroun’s father that because Haroun is suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI), Haroun has massive mood swings and states of periodic depression.
Last March, US Attorney General Eric Holder worries at night “about whether or not we have done all that we can to ensure that every threat has been adequately examined, that we put up our defenses in appropriate ways. So, yeah, I still go to bed worried at night.”
Holder claims that with al-Qaeda more wide-spread, the threat of home-grown terrorism is more palatable than before. Holder explained: “Core al Qaeda doesn’t have the capacity that it once did, but it’s metastasized in a number of ways. We now worry about the nodes of al Qaeda—al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al Qaeda now in Africa, al Qaeda in Iraq. The threat is more widespread in terms of where those people are, where those significant people are. That’s how it’s different now.”
Another concern of Holder’s is that Americans are becoming “complacent” about terroristic activity in the US; regardless of the successful sting operations foiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
Holder points out: “I worry a little that the American people, from the general population, has become a little complacent that we don’t understand or realize that the threats are still real, that the danger is out there, is still tangible, that we still have to be as vigilant as we need to be.”
Fear-mongering about potential Boogeymen lurking within the US must be as strong as the concern for “a bunch of people in caves in some part of the world.”
Holder goes on to say: “We have to be concerned about the homeland to the same extent that we are worried about the threat coming from overseas.”