‘There are new bombs, very big bombs’: Dems admit terror threat to America rising

It’s not very often you hear unanimous agreement between a Republican congressman and a Democrat senator on issues of national security, so we should listen well when they say the U.S. is less safe today from terrorism than it has been in recent years.

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, both chairs of the House and Senate intelligence committees respectively, surprised CNN’s Candy Crowley Sunday by saying the al-Qaida terror threat to America and Americans is growing.

“I think terror is up worldwide,” Feinstein said. “The statistics indicate that, the fatalities are way up. The numbers are way up. There are new bombs, very big bombs, trucks being reinforced for those bombs. There are bombs that go through magnetometers. The bomb maker is still alive. There are more groups than ever, and there’s huge malevolence out there.”

“Oh, I absolutely agree that we’re not safer today for the same very reasons,” Rogers said. “So the pressure on our intelligence services to get it right to prevent an attack are enormous. And it’s getting more difficult because we see the al-Qaida as we knew it before is metastasizing to something different. More affiliates than we’ve ever had before, meaning more groups that operated independently of al-Qaida have now joined al-Qaida around the world — all of them have at least some aspiration to commit an act of violence in the United States or against western targets all around the world.”

Most unnerving, perhaps, is to hear the liberal Feinstein admit what the rest of her party, including the Obama administration, are loathe to say aloud: Islamic extremists, jihadists and Islamic-Sharia law pose a threat to the country:

I think there is a real displaced aggression in this very fundamentalist, jihadist, Islamic community, and that is that the West is responsible for everything that goes wrong and that the only thing that’s going to solve this is Islamic-Sharia law and the concept of the caliphate.

I see more groups, more fundamentalists, more jihadists – more determined to kill to get to where they want to get. So, it’s not an isolated phenomenon. You see these groups spread a web of connections and this includes North Africa, it includes the Middle East, it includes other areas as well.

Watch the segments via CNN:

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  • Don C

    While all true, I think this serves both parties in that this “nebulous, pervasive, significant threat” makes us more willing to give up our rights, and accept more and more control. Both ends are enemies.

  • Darla Calia

    People we have a President in the WH that has put terrorist inside the WH to help him run America into the GROUND! WHY do you think he did that? Because he’s one of them!! Yes I’d say the U.S. is less safe today from terrorism than it has been in recent years. DUH!

    • Beeta

      AMEN! and Don we do not give up our rights .. They are being taken from us by the muslim in the white House. The Dems are in power and no matter what it takes for them to stay in power they will sit and watch him destroy our country.. They are a bunch of sick idiots. Dems destroy everything they touch.. America is going down and you can thank a Democrat!!!

  • Joseph Morgan

    Ah, mind control. Get the masses to believe your in more danger today than yesterday and will be in more danger tomorrow than you are today-if we don’t comply with the government. Bull….! Propaganda machine still spinning away! This past fall 300 million lives were saved from an attempt to murder us by Obama. We are in no real danger from other countries bombing us with emp’s, the weapons Obama tried to use on us, but that’s who he intends to blame.

  • Beeta

    The Democrats need to get out of the way and let the Republicans make America safe again.. Our safety is gone.We are being breached in every area thanks to Obama agenda to destroy us. He is not leaving one rock unturned. He is covering every detail of America to do away or destroy what has be the norm for 256 yrs.. He is OUT to DESTROY us people . Obama is the problem.!!! wake up and start doing something to save our country before it is to LATE!!! I don’t care if you are a Dem , Repub, independent etc it is our country and we have got to stop this maniac in the WH now.!!

    • Doug

      The big terror attack of this century happened when Republicans were in White House.

      • robert two horses

        Allowed by democrats

  • ebooksdog

    oxy moron fienstien and intelligence

  • Liberty Beach

    Two sides of the same coin. These two singing the same song should surprise no one.

  • Ken Treadway

    Thought they were on the run. What’s up with that Barry?

  • S.L. Rachford’s Ire

    DAR..The people have known this! Terror is not new to the masses in America. Most have followed outside what the Government tells them.

  • seazen

    That’s right folks! This is the 21st Century and that is a solid description of the threat to us and others. It is why we need really good intelligence – of all kinds – and highly mobile, targeted attack capabilities and, more than anything, a nation that stops demonizing whole societies and religions just so we can pretend we are special.

  • ralph

    Big Surprise dam democrats have been backing Obama on giving our enemies weapons and food and support, and now given Iran nukes. Now that is dumb trash in the law makers job and the people puity this trash there and keep them.