Domestic Terrorism: Why Are We Missing The Signs?
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Domestic Terrorism: Why Are We Missing The Signs?

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Domestic Terrorism: Why Are We Missing The Signs?
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Ronald Reagan once said, "Terrorism is the preferred weapon of weak and evil men."

In the past few months domestic terrorism has been plaguing our great nation.

But what do we do about it? In my opinion, we do not sit around and wait for it to happen, and then go catch the guy that did it. We need to figure out ways to stop it before it ever happens.

If you own a TV or have access to the internet then I am sure you are aware of the most recent terror attack on American soil. Ahmad Khan Rahami attempted to bomb New York and New Jersey with pressure cooker bombs. Like most acts of terrorism, it frightened the entire country.

But what is more frightening? The act itself or the fact that it could have possibly been prevented?

In 2014, Rahami and his father were involved in a domestic dispute. His father later told authorities that Rahami was indeed a terrorist. Granted, his father later went back and recanted his statement, I still believe authorities should have investigated him further. Maybe this could have been prevented.

This is not the first time we missed the signs of possible terrorism.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev is one of the men that planted bombs at the Boston Marathon back in 2013. Before the bombings took place the Russian Federal Security Service told the FBI that Tsarnaev was an "adherent of radical Islam." When another Country's federal security service tells you that someone is possibly a terrorist, you should thoroughly check them out. It could save lives.

Speaking of saving lives, could the 49 people that Omar Mateen killed at the Pulse Night Club in Orlando, Florida been saved? Possibly.

Omar Mateen was on the terror watch list and had been interviewed twice. He was later deemed to not be a threat by the FBI. As we all know, he most definitely was a threat.

So what is the FBI missing and why are they missing it?

Are there just that many possible terrorists out there that it's so hard to investigate every one of them?

Is this just all a big conspiracy?

I honestly do not know anymore, and I am scared to find out.

One thing is for certain, when a terror attack could have possibly been prevented, but wasn't, I will always ask questions.

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