Ex-FBI director says US is vulnerable to attack

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The U.S. is currently extremely vulnerable to a “catastrophic” terrorist attack, a former FBI assistant director said.

Chris Swecker, who retired from the Bureau as assistant director with responsibility over all FBI criminal investigations in 2006, told Newsweek in an interview that he has never seen America so open to Islamic terrorism.

His comments match those of the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, which warned law enforcement earlier this month that the risk of an Islamic terrorist attack has greatly increased since the Israel-Hamas war began. Swecker said that Hamas and the Iran-backed Lebanese militia Hezbollah “need to stir up conflict” with the U.S.

“I worked counterterrorism up close and I’ve never seen this country so vulnerable to a catastrophic attack,” Swecker said. “Much of this is caused by the open borders, which seem to me to neutralize all our other counterterrorism efforts.”

“Now we have the holidays when terrorists like to strike,” he said, adding that the U.S. is “projecting weakness.”

Read more at Newsweek.com

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