CONGRESSMAN PETER KING: TERROR THREAT AGAINST UNITED STATES MOST SERIOUS SINCE 9/11

NewsMax on June 30, 2014, reported US Congressman Peter King saying on The Steve Malzberg Show that he explosive growth of new terrorist groups in the Middle East represents a huge threat to the United States,…

“We are, right now, I’d say in a more serious position than we were after 9/11 because al-Qaida has morphed, metastasized into a number of different groups,” King said…

“The most lethal is ISIS, [the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] which actually is technically separated from al-Qaida, even though there is still a strong alliance there.

“We know that over the past several years they’ve actually had scientists come in and they are working on bombs and explosives that can be carried onto planes without being detected. So, that’s the real concern here.”

King, a member of the Homeland Security Committee and chairman of the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, added that the chance of terrorists boarding U.S.-bound jets has grown considerably.

“You have hundreds of Europeans and well over 100 Americans [who’ve gone] to Syria to fight on the side of the al-Qaida allies . . . They are getting very, very sophisticated terrorist training,” he said.

“Keeping track of thousands of them — where they’re going, and when they’re coming into the U.S. — is very, very difficult, and we need to cooperate entirely closely with our allies. It’s going to be difficult.”

“The real concern is . . . planes coming in from overseas into the U.S,” he said.

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