This from the original source document..Joint Hearing: Homegrown Terrorism: The Threat to Military Communities Inside the United States, Room 210, House Visitor Center Washington, DC 20515 | Dec 7, 2011 9:30am
Homegrown Terrorism: The Threat To Military Communities Inside The United States
The Majority Staff of the House Committee on Homeland Security has been conducting an investigation, which finds that 70% of the plots against military targets occurred since mid-2009 – including the two successful homeland attacks since 9/11.
Other key findings:
- More than five terror plots have been disrupted involving U.S. military insiders in the past decade and at least 11 or more cases involved veterans or those who attempted to join law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The likelihood of another deadly attack by a trusted insider is a severe and emerging threat, which the Pentagon is aggressively investigating to identify perpetrators;
- Two successful attacks against the military outside of Afghanistan and Iraq were perpetrated by radicalized soldiers assigned to U.S.-based Army units: at Camp Pennsylvania in Kuwait in 2003 and at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009;
- At least 16 external terror plots targeting military personnel stationed inside the U.S. Homeland have been disrupted or investigated;
- At least nine other external plots were thwarted involving U.S. Persons in the homeland who traveled or planned trips overseas to kill G.I.s in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere;
- A growing number of terrorist threats are directed at families of military personnel. Particularly at risk are relatives of troops in units involved in counterterror operations.
The only successful U.S. Homeland Islamist violence resulting in fatalities since September 11, 2001 have been against the military: at Fort Hood, where 13 were murdered in an active-shooter attack allegedly by Maj. Hasan, and at a Little Rock recruiting center, where Army Pvt. William Long was fatally shot point-blank by radicalized homegrown Islamist Carlos Bledsoe, who calls himself “Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad.” According to the arresting officer’s report:
Mr. Muhammad stated that he was mad at the U.S. military because of what they had
done to Muslims in the past... Mr. Muhammad further stated that he drove around in the
vehicle and saw the Army Military Recruiting Station and two U.S. soldiers smoking
outside the building... Mr. Muhammad stated that he fired several rounds at the soldiers
with the intent of killing them. Mr. Muhammad further stated that he would have killed
more soldiers if they had been on the parking lot.
Both incidents also demonstrate the contradiction of the Obama administration regarding homegrown terrorism: The administration has steadfastly refused to say these cases are evidence of violent Islamist extremism.
http://homeland.house.gov/sites/home...m_Military.pdfIn the wake of the Fort Hood shootings, in which civilians were shot alongside soldiers in uniform, violent Islamist extremists elevated their discussions about a new target for terror: Military families. The military responded with operational security bulletins for families of uniformed service members, such as an Army guide for Family Readiness Groups: Army Families, because of their direct association with the U.S. military, present a lucrative target for terrorists. Moreover, many Army families endure periods of extended separation from their military member, which presents unique vulnerabilities to their
The Marine Corps posted a similar notice for their families on its Pacific Forces website:
In December 2009, Al Qaeda gave instructions to all their operatives to target military personnel and their families. They were told to search for personal information, find out where their families live, and find the easiest way to target their workplaces. The warning likely was in response to information such as a posting on the Al Qaedaaffiliated al-Fallujah and Shamoukh al-Islam forums several days after AQAP underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab attempted to blow up a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas Day 2009.
An Islamist extremist on the forums urged sympathizers to obtain crew lists of U.S. Navy ships and “specify their family status and location of their family’s residence (wife-children).
Seriously? Less than 5 plots a year and we should be acting like domestic Jihadist terrorism is a threat in this country? The death toll from American Jihadists is what again? 0? That's what I thought. The Taliban and Al Quaeda are our enemies, not Muslim US citizens.
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