Since September 11, 2001, America has enjoyed relative safety from terror attacks on our own soil.
That may be about to end, according to a bombshell new report.
Former CIA Director Leon Panetta, who served under President Obama, is warning that Joe Biden’s Afghanistan blunder may very well cause attacks on American soil. Coming from a liberal Democrat, that’s chilling.
The Washington Examiner notes that Panetta specifically pointed to the Taliban’s embrace of Al Quaeda as a risk factor. ““And if that is the case, then it’s clear to me that they’re going to continue to support al Qaeda and allow al Qaeda to basically continue to develop and expand,” he told Greta Van Susteren in an interview . “And I think they will plan additional attacks on our country, as well as elsewhere.”
When asked about what the U.S. accomplished during its 20-year war in Afghanistan, Panetta said, “We were successful at making sure that the United States did not suffer another 9/11 attack … We were able to go after bin Laden and get someone who was in charge of the attack on our country and send a message to the world that nobody attacks us and gets away with it.”
Like many people in the intelligence community who have raised doubts that the Taliban will stand by their promise to protect women and refrain from committing human rights abuses, Panetta held firm to his belief that the Taliban will falter in their ability to keep the region stable.
“I am reading, and those actions and the other actions that are being taken to shut down protests and really inhibit women’s rights there, that this is a Taliban that will indeed continue to provide a safe haven for terrorists, and that spells trouble for the United States,” he said.
For those of us that lived through September 11th, such a reality is beyond chilling.