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Radical Terrorist Threats Remain At All Time High in the U.S. according to DHS Secretary

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said on Tuesday that the FBI has “open terrorist investigations in all 50 states” and that the threat of terrorism in the United States is at an all time high.

Kelly went on to say that there are radicalized individuals in the country plotting to strike “each and every single day.”

And yet, states like Hawaii are still blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order concerning travel restrictions on individuals seeking to enter the U.S. from six countries.

Why weren’t we informed of the threats under the Obama administration?

Where is mainstream media on informing the public about the threats and the individuals that are already in our country plotting to harm us on a daily basis as Kelly mentioned?

Under former President George W. Bush there was a color-coded threat system which alerted Americans to the potential risk of terrorism. However, the system long ago was archived into the historical dustbin of time.

The Obama administration virtually remained silent about terrorist threats within the U.S. for eight years.

Kelly also admitted that there have been at least 37 “ISIS-linked plots to attack our country” since 2013, with no signs that the number is decreasing.

Additionally, Kelly acknowledged that in the past year there have been 36 homegrown terrorist cases in 18 states within the U.S. and yet to my knowledge, the public was never informed of these cases under the former Obama administration.

Also, as you might expect, Kelly is concerned that since our borders remain open, those connected to terrorism are exploiting the opportunity to enter the United States with ease.

“We don’t get to vet them. We don’t know their intentions. We don’t know they’re here. They slip into our country unnoticed, living among us, and we are completely blind as to what they are capable of.”

Kelly did not paint an optimistic forecast for getting terrorism under control anytime soon:

The United States is “under attack” from a wide variety of bad actors, including “failed states, cyber-terrorists, vicious smugglers, and sadistic radicals.

And we are under attack every single day. The threats are relentless.

This is all bad news, but it gets much worse. Experts estimate that perhaps 10,000 citizens of Europe have joined the caliphate in Syria and Iraq. Thousands more are from nations in Asia, Africa and the Western Hemisphere. They have learned how to make IEDs, employ drones to drop ordnance, and acquired experience on the battlefield that by all reports they are bringing back home.”

Some of the more ominous words Kelly spoke were as follows:

“Many are citizens of countries in our Visa Waiver Program, they can more easily travel to the United States which makes us a prime target for their exported violence.

The threat to America “has metastasized and decentralized, and the risk is as threatening today as it was that September morning almost 16 years ago.

We are under attack from terrorists both within and outside of our borders,” he said. “They are without conscience, and they operate without rules. They despise the United States, because we are a nation of rights, laws, and freedoms. They have a single mission, and that is our destruction.

These threats didn’t happen overnight and yet throughout the Obama administration, news about how foreboding the threats were becoming were not shared with the American public.

Under the Trump administration, it appears that officials will be more forthcoming about the threats that continue to face our country and will take them more seriously.

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