Attorney General Fears Growing Terror Threat By U.S. Citizens


Attorney General Eric Holder is saying he’s worried about terrorist attacks on the U.S.—by Americans.

In an interview Tuesday, Holder said that he worries about what he sees as a growing threat of American citizens who “for whatever reason, have decided that they are going to become radicalized and take up arms against the nation in which they were born.”

Holder said that out of 126 people charged with allegations related to terrorism in the past two years, 50 have been U.S. citizens.

Comparing one, Anwar Al Awlaki, to Osama bin Ladin, Holder said that Awlaki’s dual U.S.-Yemen citizenship makes him a different type of threat than most foreign terrorists due to his familiarity with American culture.

“He is a person who—as an American citizen—is familiar with this country and he brings a dimension, because of that American familiarity, that others do not.”

Holder also said in his interview that terrorism is something to always be concerned about, but he’s worried authorities may have missed a signal that an attack is coming. He cited the long arm of the Internet as a growing fear, with people like Awlaki able to utilize the web to reach out to an increasingly tech-savvy worldwide population, accessing potential converts around the world.

When asked about Wikileaks, Holder said that it only increased the dangers Americans face.

“What Wikileaks did, at the end of the day, was harmful to American security, put American agents and properties…at risk.”

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  • by tired of the bs Location: Brownsville TX on Dec 22, 2010 at 02:22 PM
    first get rid of holder, for sure he is one of the system peopl. next, said it before, ya want homeland security? bring HOME all US troops from where ever they may be. Now they're home, savings on all war &affiliated costs. Put these troops on the border,one troop every ten feet.when illegals try enter the U.S.A.with their criminal histories, they are dealt with on the spot. When security and hardball are in the same sentence results could be achieved. I know there's a bunch of tree huggers who want nothing but compassion dished out, well to those people I say, invite these people to your house, see how safe you feel with a stranger living in your house. when your dealing with criminals of a violent nature and desparate as well, do you think it's reasonable to provide various social reliefs to these outsiders? do you see Nobama extending his generosity? This is a serious issue, and we use all this hi tech stuff in the name of security when the problem escalates. when cancer is present
  • by Ted on Dec 22, 2010 at 01:24 PM
    It is said that Eric is involved in the OKC bombing cover up. Apparently the wrong "John Doe" "died" in prison. Ooops. Now that's embarrassing. If Rudy Guiliani won't tell us who told him the towers were coming down on 9/11 I guess Eric has no comment either.
  • by gettingcloser on Dec 22, 2010 at 01:16 PM
    We are getting closer to the "next 9/11" which, again will be too big for the usual arrested idiots to pull off. Martial Law for sure because we will ALL be suspects. No one said America would last forever. The Nazis had families who thought that they were heroes too until the truth came out.
  • by TechiePatriot Location: USA on Dec 22, 2010 at 10:32 AM
    The people just need to go arrest Holder - the guy is a NAZI Constitution VIOLATOR! He is a TERRORIST! Hold him without the rights he wants to withhold from us!
  • by brown's fan Location: cleveland on Dec 22, 2010 at 08:36 AM
    thanks mr holder for your suggestive remarks, just what a borderline problem needs to bloom
  • by Believer Location: everywhere on Dec 22, 2010 at 08:32 AM
    to lee and s.r...closer than you think. in Daniel 4: 17 God Himself says that He will appoint the basest of men, or in the vernacular, least qualified. read yer Bibles, and oil yer shooters, cuz the Bible also says a strong man protects his home. hope this gets printed, ya never kno who is approving which comments.
  • by Ed on Dec 21, 2010 at 04:38 PM
    The FBI removed bombs from the Murrah Bldg in Oklahoma City but that's not the official story is it? The feds seem to be better at blowing things up than your average American terrorist.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:32 PM
    No need to worry about 2012. We may not make it that far.
  • by Anonymous on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:13 PM
    By the way, look up the Joe Lieberman Bldg 7 video. Apparently Joe has "no proof" that a 3rd building blew up on 9/11. I'm sorry, I mean "collapsed."
  • by SR Location: Colorado springs on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:11 PM
    Lee, you are correct. Veterans, Christians, gun owners and everyone in between is on the list. I think we are in the home stretch now that we are all "terrorists." The TSA airport harassment was the big tip off (besides 9/11) that it's gonna start getting much worse. Yeah, people laughed at the truth nine years ago but the laughter is about to end. This is a big reason that broadcast news is dying. You can get real news on the internet. Oh yeah, get ready for that to disappear. Your leaders would rather see you get your news from happy people. No one wants to hear the truth. Operation Mockingbird.
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