(RightIsRight.co) – Twenty years after terrorists attacked the US on September 11, 2011, the House Homeland Security Committee asked major players in national security to testify about the growing threat to our nation. This week, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and director of the National Counterterrorism Center, Christine Abizaid all testified before the committee to discuss global terrorism.
On Wednesday, September 22, FBI Director Wray emphasized the negative impact that the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan will have on threats to the US. He noted his agency is “concerned that there will be an opportunity for a safe haven to be re-created” in Afghanistan, something that was clearly evident in the years leading up to the 9/11 attacks killing thousands of Americans.
Wray also cited that the United States’ quick withdrawal from the nation, combined with the Taliban’s cries of victory afterward, may “serve as a catalyst of inspiration for terrorists” elsewhere in the world.
Reuters shared the live feed of Wray’s testimony on Twitter:
FBI Director Christopher Wray and Alejandro Mayorkas, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security, testify to a Senate committee on security threats 20 years after the 9/11 attacks https://t.co/sLSRNSJGfb
— Reuters (@Reuters) September 21, 2021
Wray also told the committee that without a US presence in Afghanistan, it will be “much harder for us to collect intelligence and operate against” bad actors than previously. In addition, the growing numbers of illegal immigrants at the US southern border have many Americans wondering just who is getting into our nation and if the Biden administration is doing anything to stop potential terrorists from coming into our country.
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