Attorney General Eric Holder (pictured) lies awake at night worrying about the threat to the homeland from home-grown terrorists.
"It's a very serious threat. I think what it says is that the scope, our scope, has to be broadened. We can't think that it's just a bunch of people in caves in some part of the world," Holder told ABC News on Wednesday. "We have to be concerned about the homeland to the same extent that we are worried about the threat coming from overseas."
The threat, as Holder sees it, is increased by the failure of the American people to fear the next attack.
"I worry a little that the American people, from the general population, has become a little complacent that we don't understand or realize that the threats are still real, that the danger is out there, is still tangible, that we still have to be as vigilant as we need to be," Holder told Pierre Thomas of ABC News.
The federal government remains vigilant, Holder proclaims.
During his interview, Holder reminded Thomas of the FBI’s successful foiling of several recent terrorist plots. ABC News writes:
During his tenure as attorney general, federal authorities have thwarted numerous terrorist plots hatched within the U.S., and Holder told ABC News that the threat of homegrown plots warrants as much attention as international terrorism. In December, the FBI arrested two Florida brothers, Raees Alam and Sheheryar Alam Qazi, alleging they had sought to obtain explosives and carry out a terrorist attack in New York City. The two were charged with conspiracy to use a weapon of mass destruction and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.
If that were true, it would be very praiseworthy. It isn't.
Consider this account of one of the federal government’s successful “stings” as covered by The New American:
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