By Lynn R. Mitchell
After Tuesday’s terrorism attack in Paris, alerts are at their highest levels in France and security experts are warning that radicals could be planning attacks around the world (see Britain’s M15 chief warns al Qaeda in Syria planning mass attacks on west). Reuters reporter Guy Faulconbridge wrote:
Al Qaeda militants in Syria are plotting attacks to inflict mass casualties in the West, possibly against transport systems or “iconic targets”, the head of Britain’s MI5 Security Service said on Thursday.
Speaking after gunmen killed 12 people in an assault on a French satirical newspaper, MI5 boss Andrew Parker warned a strike on the United Kingdom was highly likely.
Al Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 people by attacking the United States with hijacked passenger planes on September 11, 2001. Militants inspired by the group killed 52 commuters in London on July 7, 2005 with suicide bombs.
After the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001, it was comforting to have President George W. Bush’s leadership as he protected the American people and the homeland from further attacks. The war on terrorism continues….