Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Eight years after 9/11 with relative safety at home

CNN National Correspondent Jason Carroll has a 3 minute video exploring why we have not had a major homeland attack since 9/11/2001.

Ironically the video offers subtitles in Arabic.

The video discusses the setup of the Department of Homeland Security in 2002 and the early efforts of Tom Ridge, who often appeared on Nightline and even answered public questions. The assimilation of Muslims into American society (compared to what happens in Britain, France and even the Netherlands) was mentioned. In the US, most cells are very small and have little motivation, unless they have an unusually motivated leader with contacts, as with the recent Denver and New York arrests of Zazi and others. The video interviews the head of the NYPD.

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