Plus, ISIS is more pragmatic regarding its slaughter than AL Qaeda, according to terror expert Sebastian Gorka, as he observed during an interview on Fox News on Wednesday:
”I’m most concerned with the change in tactics that we see ISIS following. Al-qaeda for more than a decade was obsessed with spectacle. Ironically 911 was so successful in killing 3,000 people in 102 minutes that they wanted WMDs, they experimented with chemical weapons in Afghanistan: they were looking for something even more spectacular. ISIS is far more pragmatic: they’ve taken a leaf out of the classic irregular warfare insurgent handbook, and they understand that for a low investment with minimal or no training, you can cause a lot of havoc and kill lots of people. The Nice attack is the classic example — one man with a truck, scores of people killed. So ISIS has gone back to basics and a holiday like this one is so attractive to them because they’re looking for high concentrations of unarmed civilians and that’s what you have on Thanksgiving.”
The big public gathering for Thanksgiving was New York City’s 90th annual parade of bands, giant balloons and thousands of marchers with millions of spectators. The barbarian jihadists suggested the event would be a fine target for mass murder using a large truck or several to run down adults and children watching the parade, as was done in Nice, France, last Bastille Day. A “Brooklyn man” (Mohammed Rafik Naji, a Yemeni) was arrested a few days ago for planning just such an attack.
The Daily Mail reported the NYPD put on unprecedented show of force with 82 sand-filled trucks to protect against Nice-style attacks, radiation detectors and bomb-sniffing dogs to protect the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Three thousand officers were deployed for the parade, up from 2,500 last year because the perceived threat increase.
Fortunately, everything went off without a hitch and the Daily Mail report included lots of photos where the crowds looked like people were having a great time.
But at what financial cost? As the need for more extreme security ramps up because of hostile Muslims living among us, the increased price levied on the taxpayers has become more mysterious. The security bill for events like the Super Bowl and the big city marathons don’t get toted up any more in their entirety — perhaps if the citizens knew the true cost of Muslim diversity they might demand an end to importing it willy-nilly. For example, the cost of San Francisco Police overtime for several days of Super Bowl security last January was nearly $3 million, and that is just one government organization out of around 60 different federal, state and local law enforcement agencies that were involved in policing the sports event.
The 2012 London Olympics cost $2 billion for security (with more British troops on hand to protect the event than there were in Afghanistan at the time); and that figure may have been the last honest total we will see from government suits for the enemy immigration they have inflicted upon us.
Since President Trump seems realistic about the jihad threat from unwise immigration, he could call for an accounting of what muslim diversity costs American taxpayers — from security-strangled sports to the everyday abuse imposed on airline passengers by the TSA — we citizens have a right to know what we pay for an enemy tribe of immigrants we never asked for.
Let us hope that our excellent police can continue to keep us safe from an energetic enemy until the January 20 inauguration and beyond.