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Ex-Green Beret: Paris-Like Terrorist Attacks Inspire Others

By    |   Friday, 09 January 2015 01:56 PM

Smaller-scale terrorist attacks like the ones in Paris are occurring more often, and they just serve to inspire and embolden others, says former Green Beret and Special Forces veteran Scott Neil.

"If you look at what's happening right now, you have two brave jihadi warriors against thousands," Neil told J.D. Hayworth on "America's Forum" on Newsmax TV on Friday.

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"It emboldens some of these, whether it's a lone wolf or a brotherhood or a group of people determining the fantasy of what they can be and the hero they can become, and that's what you're going to start seeing more of," he explained.

"What we're going to see is our friends in al-Qaida and any other startup start to use this as a social media rally cry," he said.

"It's happening more and more often, and those are all the signs, signals and indicators of these kinds of acts inspiring others," he contends.

"Whether they were in early stages of planning, this accelerates and climbs onto what they ultimately want, which is the social media aspects of this, the boost, recruiting, funding and the carrying of the message," he added.

According to Neil, "we just can't contain it. Right now, it's at a point where we're just observing it, and we're not ahead of it, we're just falling behind it."

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said while appearing on Fox News on Thursday that President Barack Obama's policies based on "campaign promises are getting a lot of people killed," adding that Obama has compromised "our intelligence-gathering abilities," Mediate reported.

"These policies driven by President Obama of being soft and weak and indecisive are coming home to haunt us," Graham added.

The Special Forces veteran says he agrees with the South Carolina Republican's assessment.

"We have already built solutions previously for the last five or six years to encounter this activity, and what we've seen is this dismantling of this capability and this effort to shed ourselves from this war," Neil explained.

"Now we find ourselves flatfooted," he said.

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