and that the entire homeland security infrastructure has a long way to go before it even comes close to perfection.
I can attest to this being true, I work for DHS. I can see the flaws in the system and I can see they are being worked on. I also know that we are probed a lot by AQ and to date they have failed. That is the perfection I write of. We were supposed to face 200 attacks in 2002 with more in 2003 in America to prove to us that we could not stop them from attacking us anywhere they wanted. Where were those attacks? 800 terrorists were in this country for that purpose. 749 have been captured before the close of 2003, 20 were part of the 9/11 attack that leaves 31 unaccounted for. The plan was for 12 to 15 planes to slam into buildings across America, I suspect that some of the 31 unaccounted for terrorists faded away when their planes were ordered to land that day. As the president said “we have to be perfect 100% of the time while the terrorists only have to get lucky once”.
You ought to find a few more news sources to peruse and spend less time living in a dream world. The situations in Afghanistan and Iraq are fragile at best.
I would not say fragile, remember that the opponents to the war predicted that we would be fighting the war in Iraq for decades and tens of thousands of our troops dead the first day. We can’t win in Afghanistan because it is the graveyard of empires we were told. The war in Iraq lasted a few weeks. The war in Afghanistan was mostly over in a few months. There is no organized army fighting our troops in either country now. We are now told that the Taliban is coming back, in truth they have always been there and are now forced to fight in small pockets. They are reduced to attacking road builders because once the road goes in they lose ground.
US interests have been attacked in the past 7 years and if you read the papers there have even been incidents that have occured this week.
Yeah, I wrote this on the tenth of September and the attacks happened after that. Yes, we have been attacked outside our borders, but for the last 7 years we have not suffered an attack on our soil which was the next step in the AQ plan. AQ can attack us in places they deem safe for them like Yemen, the last time they did this type of attack they attacked two embassies at the same time. It took them years to get it together enough to attack one embassy and then they run for cover. We all know they can and will attack us on our own soil but most everyone including the experts expected the attacks to come in 2001 through 2005, those plans have been disrupted and every day they are held back is a victory for us and a defeat for them.
It is good that 7 yrs have passed without having a successful attack on our soil but you see as time passes that terrorism has not dwindled , that another attack on US soil is only a matter of time
Are you sure of this? The war on terrorism has been going on for 14 years, the first 7 we did nothing and we were attacked almost at will. Now that we started to fight back we have had 7 years without any serious attacks until this month which is the beginning of the eighth year. They have dwindled down and now they are building up again. Next we will be hit twice in the same day and so on until they can get enough people back into America to attack us again. But that is much harder than it was before because this time we are fighting back rather than trying to arrest them. When we go from 1500 attempted attacks a week down to 100 a month that is a downward trend. When we go from seven successful attacks in seven years to one in seven years I would say that is a down trend. 14 years of war, 8 successful attacks, the first seven years they had seven successful attacks, the second seven years they had one. But you are correct it is only a matter of time before they get lucky, or someone at homeland slips up, the law of averages is on their side as long as they keep trying. Our job is to kill them before they do reducing the number of tries each time.