It is always interesting when someone explains a problem that we could eventually face but then doesn’t present any sort of solution to said problem. That seems to be the credo for FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Wray has just gone and forewarned about a potential attack on the United States but left us hanging when it came to any sort of potential solution. Say what now?
Speaking with the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Wray noted how “we are in a dangerous period” when it comes to what is happening in the war between Israel and Hamas.
“The reality is that the terrorism threat has been elevated throughout 2023, but the ongoing war in the Middle East has raised the threat of an attack against Americans in the United States to a whole new level,” he noted.
Wray then added how the Hamas attack, which resulted in over 1,400 deaths in Israel thus far, “will serve as an inspiration the likes of which we haven’t seen since ISIS launched its so-called caliphate years ago.”
Now, we have already heard about how Hamas soldiers could very well try to slip in through the Southern border, though our Border Patrol agents have been doing exceptionally well at stopping them from getting in. (Even with their short-handed supply.) But this presents an interesting situation, one which could bring an unexpected terrorist attack anywhere within the United States.
And yet, Wray has no solution.
“We are not currently tracking an imminent, credible threat from a foreign terrorist organization, a structured attack here or something like that, but it is something that we think heightened vigilance is warranted for,” he said.
“This is not a time for panic, but it is a time for vigilance,” he continued.
Um, I’m sorry. Did you not just say that the United States is headed for a “dangerous period” and we have every reason to be “concerned”? But we shouldn’t worry. Which is it?
“We shouldn’t stop conducting our daily lives, going to schools, houses of worship, etc. But we should be vigilant.”
And what if being “vigilant” isn’t enough? Know what we need here, Mr. Wray? Something that you haven’t been able to process in quite some time in the FBI – a proper solution.
I have said it before, and I’ll say it again. Now is the time to get police funding approved. Do it, President Biden. You have changed course and stated how it is time to “fund the police” repeatedly. Yet, every time that a bill has made its way to Congress, you have done absolutely nothing about trying to push it through or discuss its importance. This means you are still secretly siding with your Democratic buddies who believe the police are a threat.
Even with an actual threat that could be knocking on our door within a matter of weeks, maybe even days.
So, yeah, put that grudge aside and fund the police already. They have been in desperate need for over a year now, and with crime at an all-time high (and now threats coming from the outside), it is time.
For that matter, while we are at it, let’s fund more Border Patrol agents. The ones currently at the Southern border are doing very well, but you’ve never properly acknowledged – or even thanked – them. They are worn out beyond belief and need all the help they can get at this point. So swallow that shallow pride of yours and get to funding already.
Because if not, you might find this country even further divided when terrorist attacks take place and not nearly enough people are around to do anything about it. We know Wray isn’t going to get the job done since he and his team are too busy investigating the wrong people. So I call out to you. No more excuses, no more runaround. We have a real threat potentially looming, and we need to be ready.
Fulfill your oath and take care of your citizens already.
Michael A. Letts is the CEO and founder of In-VestUSA.
Reprinted with Permission from DC Journal – By Michael A. Letts