The United States is facing the highest threat level for attacks on the homeland at multiple levels in recent years. That’s the judgment of FBI Director Christopher Wray. With Hamas terrorist sympathizers marching in American streets chanting “death to Israel,” surging illegal alien military-aged single males overrunning America’s southern border, China threatening cyberattacks, rampant crime eclipsing local law enforcement’s capability to stop it, and Black Lives Matter and Antifa activists making inner cities unlivable – yes, Wray has a point.
Wray Reveals Unprecedented Threats
Wray explained in his opening statement before a December 5 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing that the United States is facing unprecedented threats from all quarters. His explanation of the heightened threat level following the savage Hamas terrorist attack on Israeli civilians was particularly sobering:
“We assess the actions of Hamas and its allies will serve as an inspiration the likes of which we haven’t seen since ISIS launched its so-called caliphate several years ago. In just the past few weeks multiple foreign terrorist organizations have called for attacks against Americans and the West. Al Qaeda issued its most specific call to attack the United States in the last five years. ISIS urged its followers to target Jewish communities in the United States and Europe.”
Wray also described the situation concerning Iran-sponsored Lebanese Hezbollah’s unwavering support for Hamas and threats to “attack US interests in the Middle East. And we’ve seen an increase in attacks on US military bases overseas carried out by militia groups backed by Iran.” In answer to a question by Sen. Jackie Rosen (D-NV) in a hearing on October 31, held by the Committee on Homeland Security and Government, Wray answered that “[t]hreats against the Jewish community are at historic levels.”
Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Lindsey Graham asked Wray to compare his view of the threat today with what America experienced before the 9/11 Islamic jihadist terror attack in 2001. Wray answered: “I see blinking red lights everywhere,” indicating we are on the cusp of another terrorist attack on the homeland. Graham, in his opening statement, asserted he could place the blame for any impending terrorist attack on the failure of the Biden administration to secure the southern border:
“When it comes to our border, you’re playing a game of doing the least amount possible … it’s about securing our border when the threats to our nation are at an all-time high … The world is on fire, (on) multiple fronts and getting worse every day … You’re making a choice. You’re putting your nation at risk, and the consequence of this is going to be devastating to the world.”
The FBI director’s written statement submitted to the Judiciary Committee inferred that he agreed with what Graham suggested. Wray added: “We’re also focused on other threats that emanate from the border and impact communities all over the country – things like violent gangs and human traffickers.” Furthermore, the FBI chief said, “Over the past two years, we’ve seized enough fentanyl to kill 270 million people. That’s more than 80% of all Americans.”
Biggest Threats Are at the Southern Border
What Wray didn’t tell the Senate Judiciary Committee was that the flood of illegal aliens streaming across the southern border is overwhelming US border patrol and other law enforcement resources. Last April, Fox News released a video of “hundreds of military-aged Chinese men in Panama heading toward the US border.” Is it any wonder Beijing spying is rampant in the United States? Biden’s border policy is an open invitation.
“The US Customs and Border Protection reports that just under 2,000 Chinese nationals crossed the border in FY 2022, but the first few months of FY 2023 have already seen 4,300 encounters, according to federal data,” Elizabeth Heckman reported for Fox. It gets worse. “From October last year to this September, officials at the southern border arrested 169 people whose names matched those on the (terrorist) watch list, compared with 98 during the previous fiscal year and 15 in 2021, according to government data,” Eileen Sullivan wrote for The New York Times. What should be of concern to Americans is that, despite Wray’s warnings, the Biden administration has totally abandoned the southern border to malevolent forces.
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