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We’re Still Vulnerable Says Terrorism Expert

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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 11:  An unidentified New York City firefighter walks away from Ground Zero after the collapse of the Twin Towers September 11, 2001 in New York City. The World Trade Center's Twin Towers and the Pentagon were attacked by terrorists using commercial airliners as missiles.  (Getty/Anthony Correia)

NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 11: An unidentified New York City firefighter walks away from Ground Zero after the collapse of the Twin Towers September 11, 2001 in New York City. The World Trade Center’s Twin Towers and the Pentagon were attacked by terrorists using commercial airliners as missiles. (Getty/Anthony Correia)

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - With the government now saying we have a “specific and credible threat” of terrorism, the question ‘are we safe’ must be on everyone’s mind.

Homeland Security expert with the Heritage Foundation James Carafano breaks that question into three parts:

“Are we safer than ten years ago?”  He says the answer is yes. “Are we safe”  He says no, because “they always want to kill us” and “Are we safe in the future?”  His answer: “Probably not.”  Carafano blames the Obama Administration’s current strategy.

“What they (the administration) want to do is repeat the counter terrorism strategy we had in the 90s under the Clinton Administration; treat terrorists as criminals and then just go out there and try and pick-off the leadership” Carafano told KMOX’s Mark Reardon.

He said since 9/11/2001 we’ve stopped 48 terrorist plots. But, three he says, the shoe bomber, the underwear bomber and the times square bomber, were by a stroke of  luck.

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