Skip to comments.Attacks Against America Are Not Over (read it)
Posted on 09/14/2001 2:02:00 PM PDT by truther
Col. Stanislav Lunev is the highest-ranking military spy ever to defect from Russia. He continues as a security consultant to the U.S. government. He filed this report from an undisclosed location in Europe.
I was surprised to hear, Thursday, some politicians in Washington making statements that terrorist operations against America are over.
How can they make such claims?
International terrorists are still targeting the U.S. and the American people as never before. Osama bin Laden, Hamas and other well-known and currently unknown terrorist organizations consider America as their number one target.
After such an elaborate and coordinated attack was just conducted against the U.S., isnt it reasonable to think that the terrorist groups, backed by powerful nations, might a) already have plans for an escalation of such attacks, or b) now, seeing the vulnerability of the U.S., become encouraged and launch additional attacks?
Since I defected to the U.S. from Russia, I have been always somewhat perplexed by the politically correct thinking in Washington and among the U.S. media.
The media are now openly criticizing the President for remaining in Air Force One and not returning immediately to New York or Washington.
The President acted very correctly and very smartly. As I recall, America has a Constitution. The Presidents sole real responsibility is to preserve your Constitutional government not to hold press conferences.
Obviously, the President and his advisors understood that there was a real possibility of a larger threat perhaps nuclear and one the media doesnt want you to know about.
Let me explain. When I defected in the 1990s from Russias GRU its military intelligence - I told the FBI, the CIA, the DIA, anyone that would listen that the Russians already had elaborate war plans against the U.S.
I suggested that such a war might begin with a diversion, some sort of terrorist attack. With peoples attention focused elsewhere, special troops could storm Capitol Hill, the Pentagon, the White House to kill American leaders.
I also warned the American government that I believe Russia has already smuggled small nuclear devices into the U.S.
I have no doubt that Russia has been behind many of these terrorist groups, financing and equipping them.
The President acted prudently. He continues to do so, by understanding the new, larger attacks may occur.
He also knows just how weak American intelligence agencies are after the Clinton-Gore administration.
Also, these terrorists are funded and sponsored by countries Iraq, Iran, Libya, Syria and by other rogue nations (all closely aligned with either Russia or China). These terrorist groups and nations want nothing less than war against Western civilization.
First of all they would like to destroy the U.S., the recognized leader of the civilized world.
On Sept. 11, terrorists used the so-called "cheapest" way for the destruction of symbols of American financial and military power. By doing it this way, the terrorists show just how vulnerable we are. It also allows them to have a place from which they can escalate the terror.
This suicidal attack could have been prevented, but that did not happen.
However, Tuesday's tragedy very clearly demonstrated the depths of terrorist penetration through the American nation - where they are operating, as if they were in their own backyard - and, for example, using American training facilities for the preparation of the attacks against American people.
I am continually amazed how easy the American government makes it for enemies to penetrate American society and institutions. I am also amazed how many American journalists dislike America, and openly work against this country.
From now on, we know for sure that there are hundreds if not thousands of terrorists who are living among us in America.
They are preparing to continue the war against countries, which provide them hospitality, including dozens of so-called "sleepers" or specially trained terrorists who pretend to be U.S. citizens and residents. 24 hours a day, every day, they are waiting for the wake-up call from their organization leaders for a new attack against American people.
The next attack may be more severe.
According to Western intelligence estimations, the most powerful international terrorists organizations already have access to weapons of mass destruction, including chemical, biological and nuclear weapons and materials.
There is no doubt that the leaders of terrorist organizations already have their own combat groups in America. Next time they could use, against the American people, weapons of mass destruction or so-called "expensive" weapons, which could be delivered to the U.S. very soon, if they aren't already deployed inside America.
It's very difficult to understand the logic of terrorists and impossible to predict their next targets.
The war against America declared by international terrorism is REAL, PRESENT and DANGEROUS.
We will win this war if, instead of words about defending America, we will do everything possible, practically, for the protection of our country and lives of the American people.
There is no time for talking and promises any more. It's time for ACTION.
I firmly believe it is not a matter of if, but when.
Many Freepers and other Americans would place political correctness, touchy-feely multiculturalism, so called civil libertarianism, ABOVE national security. I favor taking off the rose colored glasses, and tending to first things first, like winning the war at hand.
That means rounding up suspected aliens on expired visas, sending muslim-arab foreign students home, and other measures. Yes, selective internments are a good idea, or optional voluntary deportation.
For those of short adult lives, or short memories, this stuff has been going on since at least the 1972 Munich Olympics. More or less regularly. We never become serious enough, to call it a war. Now we have. Let's put some meaning behind the words.
Citizens could form small cells and brainstorm about things around them that they might notice and twart. That would be more productive than infighting.
Man, let him run the conjoined, new, expunged CIA/FBI after all the trecherous idiots are flushed out of those agencies. (There should be about two guys left afterward.)
This attack IS the Clinton Legacy.
I am continually amazed how easy the American society and institutions makes it for enemies to penetrate American government.
Unfortunately, I agree with you.
SJ 22 ES
Expressing the sense of the Senate and House of Representatives regarding the terrorist attacks launched against the United States on September 11, 2001.
Whereas on September 11, 2001, terrorists hijacked and destroyed four civilian aircraft, crashing two of them into the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, and a third into the Pentagon outside Washington, D.C.;
Whereas thousands of innocent Americans were killed and injured as a result of these attacks, including the passengers and crew of the four aircraft, workers in the World Trade Center and in the Pentagon, rescue workers, and bystanders;
Whereas these attacks destroyed both towers of the World Trade Center, as well as adjacent buildings, and seriously damaged the Pentagon; and
Whereas these attacks were by far the deadliest terrorist attacks ever launched against the United States, and, by targeting symbols of American strength and success, clearly were intended to intimidate our Nation and weaken its resolve: Now, therefore, be it
Passed the Senate September 12, 2001.
Compare that wimpy drivel to this:
Declaring that a state of war exists between the Imperial Government of Japan and the Government and the people of the United States and making provisions to prosecute the same.
Whereas the Imperial Government of Japan has committed unprovoked acts of war against the Government and the people of the United States of America:
Therefore be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the state of war between the United States and the Imperial Government of Japan which has thus been thrust upon the United States is hereby formally declared;
and the President is hereby authorized and directed to employ the entire naval and military forces of the United States and the resources of the Government to carry on war against the Imperial Government of Japan; and, to bring the conflict to a successful termination, all of the resources of the country are hereby pledged by the Congress of the United States.
Approved, December 8, 1941, 4:10 p.m. E.S.T.
Apparently there is some major funny business going on in the Senate, even in this time of "bi-partisanship".
I am disgusted.
Please US House save us from this insult to all who have died.
You are so right. Thanks for the article and the link.
I'd only add that the heroes can now be counted across the country. All the people coming together and throwing down the gauntlet of division to fight this common enemy. All the firefighters, police officers and Red Cross Volunteers desperately trying to save victims, all the blood donors lining up at hospitals to give, all the patriots buying new flags, whether needed or not, all the young men and women lining up to volunteer in the Armed Services. It goes on and on. It brings this proud man to tears.
You are correct, the battle has begun. We are united as in the days of old. The unity reminds me of a favorite quote from a favorite President.
"Now again we hear the echoes from our past: A general falls to his knees in the hard snow of Valley Forge; a lonely President paces the darkened halls, and ponders his struggle to preserve the Union; the men of the Alamo call out encouragement to each other; a settler pushes west and sings a song, and the song echoes out forever and fills the unknowing air.
It is the American sound. It is hopeful, big-hearted, idealistic, daring, decent, and fair. Thats our heritage and that is our song. We sing it still today. For all our problems, our differences, we are together as in days of old, as we raise our voices to God who is the author of this most tender music. And may He continue to hold us close as we fill the world with our sound, the sound in unity, affection, and love. One people under God, dedicated to the dream of freedom that he has placed in the human heart. Called upon now to pass that dream on to the waiting and hopeful world."
- Ronald Reagan
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