It’s been 15 years since Islamic terrorists hijacked American planes and rammed them into the Twin Towers. And despite all the technology and surveillance, we’re still not safer today than we were before that fateful day on September 11, 2001. In fact, we’re less safe, according to the Soufan Group, a well-respected and prominent strategic firm.
The United States faces "unprecedented terror concerns" today, wrote non -partisan national security experts at the Soufan Group in a memo this week. “The global terror threat has compounded and cascaded.”
The verdict is out. Eight years of a Chamberlinian Barack Obama presidency has made America less safe. This isn’t just rhetoric from across the aisle or bluster from the campaign trail.
The Commander-in-Chief has utterly failed to the fulfill the most basic duty of his office, according to an increasing number of terror analysts. Who could have thought that waiting several years to attack ISIS, the most deadly terror groups of the 21st century, better known as Obama’s jayvee-team, would dramatically compromise US national security?
In its memo, Soufan explained that the US has yet to fulfill a set of goals necessary for mitigating the terror threat, which include destroying terror sanctuaries and weakening the ideological poison of radical Islam
"As the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, only one of these goals — the prevention of an attack nearing the scale of 9/11 — has been met," said the firm. "While the prevention of another such attack is a significant achievement, many of the other post-9/11 concerns are considerably worse now than in 2001."
President Obama loves touting the fact that he killed Osama Bin Laden, refusing to credit his predecessors with supplying vital intel that helped locate the al-Qaida leader.
But according to Soufan, the death of Bin Laden was more of a symbolic victory than an actual one. The firm contended that al-Qaida is stronger today than ever before.
"The spread of violent extremism since 9/11 has surpassed anything bin Laden likely thought achievable in a fifteen-year period," stressed the firm. Terrorism "will remain for years to come."