Lone Wolf Attacks, My Ass: Wake Up, America!

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    Janet "Hambeast" Napolitano, Homeland Security Director, Says Lone Wolf Threat Growing! (Yeah, right, and I'm a virgin.)


    PARIS — U.S. Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano said Friday that the risk of "lone wolf" attackers, with no ties to known extremist networks or grand conspiracies, is on the rise as the global terrorist threat has shifted.

    Such risks, Napolitano said in an interview in Paris, heighten the need to keep dangerous travelers from reaching the United States, and she urged European partners to finalize a deal on sharing passenger data that has met resistance over privacy concerns.
    Napolitano acknowledged shifts in the terror threat this year, but said the changes had little to do with the uprisings that have overturned the old order in countries around the Arab world and opened up new opportunities for extremist groups.

    Asked about the greatest current threats to the United States, she said one from al-Qaida has morphed. "From a U.S. perspective, over the last several years we have had more attacks emanating from AQAP (al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula) than from core al-Qaida," she told The Associated Press.

    "There's been a lot of evolution over the past three years," she said. "The thing that's most noticeable to me is the growth of the lone wolf," the single attacker who lives in the United States or elsewhere who is not part of a larger global conspiracy or network, she said.

    She named no examples, but it's a phenomenon that is increasingly the focus of international anti-terror operations.

    A former U.S. Army psychiatrist is the sole suspect in deadly shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. In March, a Kosovo Albanian acting alone fatally shot two American airmen in Frankfurt, Germany. In April, a remote-control bomb exploded in a Marrakech cafe popular with tourists, killing 17 people, mostly foreigners – an attack devised by a Moroccan who was inspired by al-Qaida and tried unsuccessfully for years to join the international terror network before returning to Morocco to devise an attack of his own.

    One threat that has remained constant, Napolitano stressed, is that of terrorists reaching U.S. territory. She said the agreement with the EU on sharing data on air passengers for flights from Europe to America is needed to "make sure these global networks and global systems that we all rely on remain safe."

    She stressed that such data aided high-profile U.S. terrorist investigations in recent years, including that into Najibullah Zazi, who admitted plotting to bomb New York subways, and David Headley, who was involved in the 2008 Mumbai, India, terrorist attack.

    The United States and European Union initialed a new agreement on Nov. 17 after a previous accord from 2007 had to be renegotiated because of changes in EU legislation, and amid criticism that it allowed U.S. authorities too much insight into the private data of EU citizens.

    The new deal sets clear limits to what data can be used by U.S. authorities and for how long, and allows passengers to obtain access to their records to correct and delete them.
    The accord must still be endorsed by the EU Council – the heads of state, expected to sign off easily later this month – and the European Parliament, where a small group of legislators remains opposed.

    The U.S. effort won support Friday from France's interior minister, who acknowledged that Europe gets spillover benefits from the tough U.S. line on terrorism. Claude Gueant said the U.S. made concessions to European concerns about privacy and agreed to share some data with Europe.

    "I think this is accord is really a win-win," he told reporters after meeting with Napolitano and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
    Napolitano and Holder were in Paris for a meeting with counterparts from the so-called G-6 countries: Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Spain.
     
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    I understand where she is coming from and she isn't full of shit. However, she can't come out and say something like this "Christians like Andrew Brevik in Norway are very real and there are hundreds of them living in the US waiting to blow up. Also the rise of paramilitary groups is something to worry about." But she can't say this without a panic happening or Christians or gun lovers going crazy at being accused of being terrorists (despite a few of them are and will be at some point).

    Still disband the DHS because they are corrupt and incompetent

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DHS#Excess.2C_waste.2C_and_ineffectiveness
     
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    The threat of home grown terrorism is very real and worrisome. I am just afraid they will start targeting occultists because they are inherently dangerous despite many are peaceful and have no intention to commit violence.
     
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    Why is the growth of terrorism a worry? As long as you stay away from government areas and heavily populated centres everything should be fine even if you have a terrorist act committed every week in every single city.
     
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    Nobody's gonna target occultists because even pretty crazy terrorists have bigger fish to fry than random white guys with delusions of otherworldly power.

    @The Member Formerly Known As Baya Rae 4900, I hereby apologize for saying you were stupid compared to Rice. Because while I think you're a pompous blow-hard, at least you don't claim to be a bloody wizard.

    Also, Stormtrooper fits right into the demographic of those "lone wolf" shooters. Xenophobic, check. Violent fantasies/tendencies, check. No faith in government, check. Access to guns and knows how to use them, check. So either she's part of some larger movement I am not aware of or there ARE lone wolves out there.
     
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    lol you're gay.
     
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    There are two other wizards that use EDF.ch that I know of, I'm the only one pompous enough one to mention it here.
     
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    Here's Rice when not posting on EDF2:

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    I LOL'd.

    That's the least crazy thing he believes in. Trust me. Too much drugs dun spoil his zucchini-shaped brain.
     
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    Was that, like, a pun or something, or did you actually misspell "pea"?
     
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    WTF are you talking about, Seku?
     
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    I think you meant to say "pea-sized brain" instead of "pee-sized brain", unless it was a joke.
     
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    Lol The Member Formerly Known As Baya can't admit to typos.
     
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    The entirety of ICE needs to watch Four Lions. After they send me their typed, double spaced, report of 2,000-2,500 words on it, I will tell them how stupid they really are.
     
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    That movie was a riot. I laughed so hard when he tripped over the sheep and blew up, or the brother was all "your wife is out of control!".
     
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    His sign shows entirely too much artistic talent for that to be Rice, unless he stole it.
     
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    GOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGOGO

    TO HELL

    DHS

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