Tuesday, June 06, 2006

The Terrorism Front

Nobody seems to believe me, but I continue to think that this terrorist sting by Canadian authorities has jolted the American stock market and reawakened the deep-seated fear about homeland security and the potential for another terrorist attack.

A couple of the would-be Canadian bombers came from Georgia. And, we know from terrorism expert Steve Emerson and others that there are a lot of terrorist cells operating in the U.S.

In fact, a new CBS report claims that a number of U.S. officials believe recent incidents point to an imminent threat, perhaps by the end of 2006.

This of course is why electronic surveillance is so incredibly important.

This is why we must give our security and law enforcement people wide latitude.

We are blessed that nearly five years have passed since 9/11 without another successful terrorist attack; several potential attacks have been thwarted. But this Canadian story brings home the ongoing danger and our vital need to remain vigilant.