But don't disagree, I would never said its definitive. Bottom line for anyone that took the 9/11 Commission report at seriously, when groups like this make a threat...you listen. The southern borders is a huge vulnerability, one that could easily be exploited.....particularly with a big chunk of resources directed towards babysitting right now.
Frankly, Perry's statement was poor. Could have easily just stated that the currently wide open border is big vulnerability that could be exploited by groups like ISIS.
It's an empty meaningless phrase. That's why it reminded me of GWB's "concern" over Iraq's flying, venomous robots of terror.
It's an empty rhetorical device to segue into any bat**** **** without having to take ownership of saying something bat****--weasel words.
Politicians do that crap all the time--words loaded with connotation but empty of denotation. It's a low-risk easy way to get people fired up
I may be wrong.
After alleged Islamic terrorists threatened Chicago and Washington D.C., on Twitter, the government is begging local police to remain vigilant.
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Friday urging all local officials to be on the lookout for possible ISIS threats and homegrown terror.
Read more: 'We are in your cities': Alleged ISIS terrorists threaten U.S. via Twitter; FBI orders police to be on high alert - NY Daily News
FBI warns police to be on lookout for ISIS threats in US | Mail OnlineThe FBI and Homeland Security have warned police forces across the country to be on the lookout for terrorist threats as a chilling note was posted online warning that Chicago could be an ISIS target.
The federal agencies sent a bulletin on Friday to law enforcement agencies warning them to be on the lookout for terrorism.
Although no specific threats have been identified, they could not guarantee no future attacks, the federal agencies said.
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Yup, looks like a SME to me. Sorry, my mistake.
I may be wrong.
Bottom line here is I find it interesting that Pentagon released this as the official statement when the comments from Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey have talked up the threat level of this group as well as their motivations and sophistication. Again, goes back to simply asking how can the Pentagon definitively know that? Are they tracking every person crossing the border? Does the intelligence account for every member of ISIS?
The DoD is not a politician. [What a wierd-ass thing to have to say]
They would ask their personnel tasked with following ISIS I suppose.
How would you set about ascertaining the knowledge that your organization has?
Instead, the DoD said that they had no evidence of such a thing occurring.
So your questions don't fit very well.
You seem to be addressing whether or not ISIS agents have crossed the border while the DoD are addressing their knowledge of ISIS agents crossing the border.
To me the two ideas are distinct.
I was under the impression that you could tell the two apart.
I may be wrong.