I have been saying for years that the U.S. has been lulled into a false sense of security. There are terrorists in our midst....yet the politicians have been too busy attacking other countries rather than protecting this one. Most of the same holes that existed before September 11th, 2001, still exist today.
The Visa system still has gaping holes, there have been no meaningful changes to immigration policy, and our borders are open wide. In fact, some of the plotters in this case were in the U.S. illegally.
Report from the UK's Guardian
6 Men Charged in Plot to Attack Fort Dix
Wednesday May 9, 2007 4:16 AM
By WAYNE PARRY
Associated Press Writer
FORT DIX, N.J. (AP) - Six foreign-born Muslims were arrested and accused Tuesday of plotting to attack Fort Dix and slaughter scores of U.S. soldiers - a scheme the FBI says was foiled when the men asked a store clerk to copy a video of them firing assault weapons and screaming about jihad.
The defendants, all men in their 20s from the former Yugoslavia and the Middle East, include a pizza deliveryman suspected of using his job to scout out the military base.
Their goal was ``to kill as many American soldiers as possible'' with mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and guns, prosecutors said.
``Today we dodged a bullet. In fact, when you look at the type of weapons that this group was trying to purchase, we may have dodged a lot of bullets,'' said FBI agent J.P. Weis.
``We had a group that was forming a platoon to take on an army. They identified their target, they did their reconnaissance. They had maps. And they were in the process of buying weapons. Luckily, we were able to stop that.''
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