Security Expert Katz: Kenyan Terror Attack Could Be 'Easily Duplicated' in US

Monday, 23 Sep 2013 07:52 PM

By Cathy Burke

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The terror attack at an upscale mall in Kenya could "easily be duplicated" in the U.S. – a stern warning from the White House may not be able to thwart, and could actually incite, a similar strike here, security expert David Katz said Monday.

Katz, founder and CEO of Global Security Group and a former special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration told "The Steve Malzberg Show" the deadly strike by a Somali terrorist group could happen anywhere.

"It could easily be duplicated here," he said. "If you can just imagine a mall anywhere in the greater New York area, you have unarmed, modestly trained security guards and if you had a small group of heavily armed individuals go in, there is zero chance they're getting stopped. It's something that could happen anywhere and unfortunately it was Kenya that suffered the brunt this time."

Katz said the White House can – and has – warned terrorist groups and nations that they’ll be held accountable, "but it just depends on who gives that stern warning."

"Look at the Syrian red line," he said of President Barack Obama’s warning about the use of chemical weapons. "It was just a humiliating experience . . . you would not believe the way he is being lampooned . . . in the Russian press."

Yet, he added, "We saw George Bush say it and we saw George Bush do it. Ronald Reagan would have done some of the same things. But if you have a president who is not well respected, whose word is not viewed as being rock solid abroad, well then there may be an incitement element to it."

Katz said there are some strategic moves to guard against armed incursions, "but you can't harden every place in the world. It's just impossible."

See the Steve Malzberg Show on Newsmax TV each weekday live by Clicking Here Now

You can listen to the Steve Malzberg Show each weekday live from 3-6 PM ET on SiriusXM 244.





© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Ex-Reagan Official: Castros Are Crowing Over US-Cuba Deal

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:45 PM

Cuba's communist leaders must be ecstatic - and a little stunned - over the deal they just got from President Barack Oba . . .

Markets Researcher: US-Cuba Deal Good for Both Economies

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 19:02 PM

Renewed diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, and an easing of decades-old travel and commercial rest . . .

Ex-CIA Officer: 'Expect No Changes' From Cuba After Deal

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 17:31 PM

A prisoner swap and a resumption of relations between the United States and Cuba will enrich the communist nation's dict . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved