More Officials Issue ‘Imminent Terrorist Attack’ Warnings

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By Bethany Blankley [The Center Square contributor] –

Another member of Congress has warned a terrorist attack is imminent. This latest warning comes after a former CIA director argued that similar warning signs exist today that did before the 9/11 terror attack occurred.

U.S. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, told CBS News’ Face the Nation Sunday, “We are at the highest level of a possible terrorist threat” resulting from Biden administration policies.

He issued the warning after eight foreign nationals traveling from Tajikistan with ties to ISIS were arrested. The men were released into the country by U.S. Border Patrol agents after they were apprehended for illegally entering the U.S. through the southwest border.

Under current administration policy, instead of processing inadmissible illegal foreign nationals for deportation, they are released into the U.S. with “notice to appear” documents for a future immigration court date. The agents claimed they didn’t have information tying them to ISIS when they “vetted” and released them. However, “law enforcement subsequently became concerned with their presence in the U.S. and took action,” CBS News reported.

FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces and Department of Homeland Security agents arrested the eight alleged terrorists in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and New York. They are currently in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody pending removal proceedings.

Turner said, “what’s important about these reports” is that a terrorism threat is “no longer speculative, no longer hypothetical.”

He also referred to warnings issued by FBI Director Christopher Wray, who in April testified before Congress that Islamic terrorist threats and national security threats were coming through the border. In March, he testified that smuggling organizations with ties to ISIS were coming through the border and the FBI was investigating, The Center Square reported.

Turner said his committee members “have con-concurred on the intelligence that we’re seeing that as a result of the administration’s policies allowing people to cross the border unvetted. We have terrorists that are actively working inside the United States that are a threat to Americans.”

His warning came after an Inspector General report found that Department of Homeland Security agencies, including U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Border Patrol, are not vetting illegal foreign nationals due to a range of problems, The Center Square reported.

“This administration, by their own policy, are then allowing those individuals in instead of fully vetting them, fully understanding what the risk is the United States and for the fact that they’re letting them in, and … they’re entering the United States through the southern border illegally. And that’s what the threat is,” Turner said. “That’s what Director Wray is identifying, and is bringing forward. This administration’s policies are directly resulting in people who were in the United States illegally, who have ties to terrorist groups and organizations, and this is a threat.”

Former deputy director of the CIA Mike Morel also recently warned that a terrorist attack could occur in the next few months ahead of the election. In an op-ed published by Foreign Affairs, he drew parallels to warnings issued ahead of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to today, saying the “terrorism warnings lights are blinking red again.”

Terrorist threat warnings also continue after GOP House members have demanded answers about U.S. military base breaches by Jordanian and Chinese men after they illegally entered the country, The Center Square reported.

Republican Senators have also warned that because of President “Joe Biden’s open border policies, our country is really at an increased threat for a terrorist attack,” calling on him to close the border.

After claiming for years the border was secure and no border crisis existed, Biden just announced a new “border security” plan. Border experts pointed out it would codify policies he implemented that created the crisis and will allow another two million illegal entries, The Center Square reported.

Terrorist threat concerns continue to mount as CBP agents have apprehended a record number of known or suspected terrorists (KSTs), with the majority at the northern border, The Center Square first reported.

The greatest number of KSTs to ever be apprehended in U.S. history was in fiscal 2023 of 736; with the majority, 487, apprehended at the northern border, including an Iranian with terrorist ties, The Center Square first reported. In response, members of the U.S. House Northern Border Security Caucus called on DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to secure the northern border.

This fiscal year through May 15, the majority of KSTs, 173, have been apprehended at the northern border, according to CBP data.

Former acting director of ICE Tom Homan has been warning for some time of a likely terrorist attack because of Biden administration policies. He told The Center Square that Biden is the only president in U.S. history to “unsecure the border on purpose. … and has created the greatest national security crisis since 9/11.”

About the Author: Bethany Blankley is a writer at the Center Square, Patheos/Hedgerow, political analyst and former press secretary at Capitol Hill / NY / WDC. Follow Bethany on Twitter@BethanyBlankley.

7 thoughts on “More Officials Issue ‘Imminent Terrorist Attack’ Warnings

  • June 19, 2024 at 12:22 am

    When you hear these imminent terrorist attacks remember who let them in.

  • June 19, 2024 at 1:37 am

    You mean keeping open borders since Biden declared it good, with no checks on who is coming in from all over the globe puts us American’s at risk for a terror attack? Who would have ever imagined! 🤦🏼‍♀️ Is there any other country on the globe this stupid or do you think there is an actual agenda to destroy the freedom loving Americans in favor of a bunch of third world scumbags who can be bought for promising to vote D?

    • June 22, 2024 at 10:21 pm

      We will have lots of false flag bs upcoming as the election draws near.
      Since Myorkas, Wray and Garland are the ones actively keeping the border open it doesn’t make much sense for them to make arrests like that. Except as subterfuge.
      No such “warnings” from either party are reliable.

  • June 19, 2024 at 2:18 am

    Since the late Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed the U.S. as the world’s greatest purveyer of violence, then it stands to reason that the U.S. is the world’s number one terrorist with its history going back to stealing land from Native Americans, invading the Philippines, Cuba, plunging into reckless undeclared adventures like Korea and Vietnam where we targeted chiefly unarmed P.O.W.’s and civilians. If we really want to fight terrorism, look no further than our country’s militaristic foreign policy!

    • June 22, 2024 at 10:15 pm

      Snowflake bullshit unworthy of rational response.

  • June 19, 2024 at 8:19 pm

    It really is time to bring back our county Militia. Formed from native Tennesseans first. We have the right as a free people to have a well regulated Militia on every county working with the Sheriffs department and the local National Guard. The Militia upholds the common law, protects our borders and “fights” to end invasions. The Militia is constitutional and should be a regular part of every community throughout the country let alone on Tennessee. IMO.

  • June 29, 2024 at 1:26 am

    Tennessee already has home-grown terrorists within its borders and from neighboring states like Alabama only they are not Muslim or leftist. Rather, they are the usual suspects: Moms For Liberty, the Proud Boys, the Tennessee Nazi Party, the Holocaust deniers, and female pimps like Gabrielle Hanson who wants to target YOUR girls for prostitution. Across our southern border, we have terrorists like Kay Ivey, Roy Moore, and Company. Have our state National Guard intercept these extremists!


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