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Officials Worry About Solitary Terrorists

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18 (UPI) — A so-called lone-wolf terrorist may be the greatest threat within the United States, officials say.

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security, in a bulletin Tuesday, reminded law enforcement agencies of Anders Behring Breivik, charged with 78 deaths in Norway, CNN reported. Breivik allegedly killed eight people in a bombing in downtown Oslo before gunning down 69 people, many of them children and teenagers, at a political summer camp.

Breivik “is believed to have acted alone and used legal methods to procure the vast majority of materials and weapons needed for his operation, successfully avoiding law enforcement suspicion,” the bulletin said. The federal agencies said the solitary terrorist is often harder to detect than a group.

President Barack Obama, in an interview this week with CNN, said a lone terrorist is “the most likely scenario we have to guard against now.”

Fort Hood, Texas, has been the target of two alleged lone wolf attacks. An AWOL soldier, Naser Abdo, was arrested near the base in July after a sales clerk in a gun store reported to police he had been behaving suspiciously. Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who was stationed at Fort Hood, is awaiting trial on charges of killing 13 people and wounding many others in November 2009.

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  • FreedomFighter

    Nutcases have been around since the beginning, if thats the biggest threat we dont need Homeland Security.

    Laus Deo
    Semper Fi

  • Dan az

    That’s the point,Terrorism is just that,something that you can’t predict an can not prevent.Know matter how much money you throw at it,and know matter how well you prepare there is know way to stop it.Even in a total police state you will only have made more terrorist.The feel safe laws that we are subjected to only creates more of the same, because they know it is working.If they were really concerned they would have closed the borders from the start.This is only a ploy to take more liberties form the sheeple that need more security and are willing to give up theirs and yours to get it.The reason we have never been out right taken over is because of the 2nd amendment.You cant take a country with out first taking it from within.If we allow them to continue striping us of our God given rights then the terror will continue but not from afar but from with in.

  • Raggs

    Something just doesn’t add up here…. Anyone else feel like oblama is going to take control of our guns based on a scam like this?

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