Defense Expert: Bombings Prove US Must Be More Alert

Monday, 15 Apr 2013 07:17 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

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The deadly bombings at the Boston Marathon should alert Washington to the fact that the United States remains at war with terrorists of all kinds, a leading defense policy expert says.

“We’ve become rather complacent at the fact that we are at war,’’ Frank Gaffney, who heads the Center for Security Policy, told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show.’’

“Whether the people [who] perpetrated this are warring against us, or copycats, or were motivated by some other pathology, I don’t know.

“But I think the society is vulnerable and it’s wise to be more alert to these kinds of threats in the future.’’

Gaffney said the attacks contain a “small silver lining in a large dark cloud.’’

It takes these kinds of episodes to shake us perhaps from the complacency on the one hand and the willful blindness on the other,’’ he said.

He said despite the fact that the explosive devices were small, the possibility that a major terror group such as al-Qaida may be involved can’t be dismissed.

“When you look at these improvised explosive devices elsewhere around the world, many of them do a lot more maiming than killing and so you can rule it out, but you can’t rule it in, either, based on what we know at this point.’’

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