For the last several years the government has thwarted, loudly I might ad, a number of terror attacks. Most notable for me is the job Corps drop out who wanted to bomb Ft Riley.
The news has contained many others. In most cases it was a blowhard who shot his mouth off way too loud and attracted attention, and was then aided by the alphabet agencies of the gov far enough to constitute a felony. I quit paying attention to them, life is short, and idiots are many.
We know thanks to Snowden that the government is spying on us like crazy under the guise of protecting us. Th long list of thwarted attempts seems to confirm that. We are in the information age though, and the mountains of data each of us generates every day, coupled with the mountains produced by our real enemies makes sifting that date a monumental task no matter how big the agency.
In the wake of governments failure to stop the deadly attacks in Paris we have this;
"In the past several years because of a number of unauthorized
disclosures and a lot of hand wringing over the government's role in the
effort to try to uncover these terrorists there have been some policy
and legal and other actions taken that make our ability collectively,
internationally, to find these terrorists much more challenging. I do
hope that this is going to be a wake up call, particularly in areas of
Europe where I think there has been a misrepresentation of what the
intelligence and security service is doing..."
My question is, could the government stop a determined aggressor? Lets face reality. Any potential terrorists know what technology they are facing. If they wanted to remain cloaked, they would stay away from cell phones and the internet. any communication would be face to face, or using hand written coded messages. Weapons can be procured. I'm not talking about a hand full of AR-5s either. Jihad Joe would know how to create basic explosives. Blackpowder and ANFO are simple to construct, and as Timothy McVey showed, quite effective. adding shrapnel to the mix is also pretty simple, even Walmart carries items that can become devastating projectiles.
If they were so inclined, transportation too is easy here. Just find a trucker in a rest area, and take his rig. an empty one preferably. A little advance scouting would establish a path that avoids ICC checks. Its all a matter of time and energy to make it happen, and as the case of the lost refugee from Lousiana shows, they can wander the country pretty much unimpeded.
I'm sorry, but the answer is no. The European governments are better equipped to control a situation like this, and they cannot do it.
That means it is up to us, you and me, to deal with any situations. Don't count on ObamAA-. he thought ISIS was contained the very morning that they rampaged in Paris. talk about a sucker punch to the chin! If he is fighting them, he is losing. If he is their cheerleader and spox, he is a failure. We no longer believe any thing he says. I guess that has been the case for six years now.
I know what is ahead, and I am under no illusions. We have a weak leader, one who is ineffectual, indecisive, and uninterested. If his goal is destroying America, he will likely be successful, Congress refuses to stop him. His only opposition is a hand full of determined Governors and a few honest judges. There is a video circulating the internet predicting that Barry will be the last president. While I disagree with much of the content, the premise s plausible. Russia won't cripple us with an EMP, a heartless bastard like Putin will wipe us off the face of the earth wit ha full blown nuclear engangement, and he will do it in a way that Obambi won't be able to counter.
make no mistake, Putin is not our friend, not our ally, and does not have our interests in mind. he is a committed ardent communist who views capitalism as an adversarial construct. He is not part of the new brand in Russia, he is old guard and he believes in communism and himself. If he sees a chance to remove us from the equation, he will. He believes he can deal with islam with out our assistance, and probably views us as an impediment. This is not 1942 when Soviet Industry wanted the help of American industrial might. This is 2015 and all the secrets have been stolen or given away. We know worthless Willie gave a wealth of tech to the Chinese, and when you consider that they assemble a huge percentage of our computer modules, you can bet your bottom dollar they have what it takes, and that means Russia has what it takes.
So, if Barry's band of bothers can't defend us from ISIS, likely they can't defend us from Russia either. That means it you and me, and if "you" are the sort who believes the police are here to protect us, "you" aint the person I'm talking to. Cops are there to clean up the mess and sort out the facts. In this case, there aint gonna be much for them to work with if there are any of them left to work.
Sorry, but facts are facts, and this game has no rules except those written by GOD, and I think his rules say we lose. (unless we are on HIS side.)