“Those skeptical of Comey’s claims about a vaguely described group of suspects arrested just in time to thwart unspecified Fourth of July attacks will doubtless be inclined to accuse the government of concocting a fearsome story to buttress its demands for greater surveillance powers, or perhaps a response to embarrassment that the much-discussed Fourth of July terror threat failed to materialize.” Exactly Right Jackass!
FBI Director James Comey announced on Thursday, as reported by Reuters, that multiple terror attacks on U.S. soil around the Fourth of July holiday were foiled by the arrest of over ten people “inspired by the Islamic State’s recruitment online” over the past four weeks.
There was heightened concern about possible terror attacks due to online “chatter” leading up to the Fourth of July, but no attacks were reported. The FBI statement would suggest those concerns were well-founded, but the attacks were thwarted by earlier arrests of potential perpetrators.
“Comey did not give the details on the number of plots thwarted or their targets,” Reuters reports. “He said dozens of people in the United States who are suspected to be under the influence of Islamic State militants have ‘gone dark’ because of encrypted data.”
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