http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/93576

Terror Official: We Will Get Hit Again

Posted Jan 17, 2007 by bobSP

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16609997/site/newsweek/

Outgoing terror director at the State department, Henry Crumpton has made a stunning and sobering revelation that the US is not only likely, but it is almost guaranteed to be hit again by a terrorist attack.
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The director--who leaves office in the next two weeks-- says that a recent surge in Islamic Extremism has lent more able-bodied men to the hands of some of the world's most dangerous terrorist organizations: Hizbollah, Al-Qaeda, and others.
When he spoke about the US' efforts to diminish terrorist threats he said that there has been no ground gained..in fact, he says that it's going in the exact opposite--the increase in terrorists directly correlates to an increased threat..and an almost certainty of attack on the US homeland.
The news wasn't all bad from the expert, he says that increased joint ventures with other nations are beginning to come to fruition and that the structure of al-qaeda is slowly, but surely, eroding.
However, Crumpton ended his statement with these sobering words:
"We don't want to acknowledge we're going to get hit again in the homeland, but we are," he said. "That's a hard, ugly fact. But it's going to happen."