The Threat of Bio-war Terrorism

This certainly would be a rather large man-caused catastrophe:

U.S. counterterrorism officials have authenticated a video by an al Qaeda recruiter threatening to smuggle a biological weapon into the United States via tunnels under the Mexico border, the latest sign of the terrorist group’s determination to stage another mass-casualty attack on the U.S. homeland.

The video aired earlier this year as a recruitment tool makes clear that al Qaeda is looking to exploit weaknesses in U.S. border security and also is willing to ally itself with white militia groups or other anti-government entities interested in carrying out an attack inside the United States, according to counterterrorism officials interviewed by The Washington Times.

The officials, who spoke only on the condition they not be named because of the sensitive nature of their work, stressed that there is no credible information that al Qaeda has acquired the capabilities to carry out a mass biological attack although its members have clearly sought the expertise.

We’ve got AG Holder telling Georgia they can’t ensure voters are citizens, we’ve got a Secretary of Homeland Security who take a weak view of border security, and we’ve got a President who insists that making nice-nice will cause our enemies to give up the fight. Meanwhile, Mexican drug cartels daily send massive amounts of human and material contraband through our southern border. Anyone want to take bets on the chances these cartels will refuse to work with terrorists? Anyone want to take bets that American white supremacist groups won’t work with their fellow anti-Semites from al-Qaeda? Essentially, we’re back to 9/10 and we’re opening ourselves wide to another mass casualty terrorist attack. As long as we go down this road it isn’t a matter of if we’ll be hit, but when.

In the end, what we may end up doing is bringing the “overseas contingency operations” home. The murder of Private William Long might be a mere precursor to larger and bloodier deeds – and it will be unless Obama acts decisively to get his head out of the sand.