So.......what is your personal take on terrorists infiltrating America "from the inside" of our country vs. "the outside".
The following opinion is mine, and does not necessarily represent the opinions of the administrator, moderators, or any one else on this board.....had to get that out of the way.
Are there terrorists in the US at this time?
You better believe it!
Our policy of open borders and the decimation of the intelligence gathering communities under the previous administration made it very easy to get into the US, and more importantly, to remain here after the Visa period was up.
We have become a country of people who do not know their neighbors, much less the people in the town. This alone makes it very easy for terrorists, or anyone for that matter, to remain in place. As long as there is no reason for the different alphabet agencies to suspect them, the neighbors sure as heck aren't going to.
I also believe that many people in the US have become jaded to the effectiveness of any law enforcement agency, so they do not bother to report suspicious activities. For many people 9/11 is already a distant memory. They have gone back to business as usual.
The war against terrorism barely rates a mention on the national news anymore. It is really a shame, but as soon as the first "dirty bomb", or homicide bomber goes off in a major population center, then the people of the US will wake up and see the only way to prevent these occurances will be to have every one become hyper-vigilant, and be willing to report any suspicious activity to the authorities.
I like to think that I am already in that mode, I know who lives on my street, I don't keep my head buried in the sand when I am out and about, but watch as much as I can. Perhaps it is because of some of the places I used to visit while in the Navy, there were people who thought it would be a major coup' to take out a van load of sailors, or their airplane and then brag about it. at one time we were confined to our hotel with armed guards protecting the hotel because the Palestenian terrosists had made a direct threat against us, and this was a long time ago. Terrorism is not new, it is just new to the US.