While there is a great deal of controversy concerning the FBI role with the Boston bombers what caught my interest was the numerous TV reports of the number of interviews the agency had performed with possible terrorist. I have not been able to confirm the “thousands” number but clearly the FBI isn’t denying they conduct numerous interviews. What that tells me is that we have many more disgruntled citizens than I imagined.
I have heard Peter King from New York say the city of New York has prevented 16 potential terrorist plots which is a lot but not in the category of thousands of potential terrorist. Should we as citizens be asking for a statement from the FBI, Homeland Security and the Obama administration giving us the numbers of our immigrants, visa visitors and U.S. citizens who are being considered as potential threats to our country, our government and our citizens?