TERRORISTS USE CANADA TO ENTER THE US
When it comes to the threat of terrorism the Canadian border is a bigger problem than the Mexican one, a US security official says. Alan Bersin says potential terrorists use Canadian loop holes to enter the US, Ottawa says terrorist threat is not bad. Bersin said commonly accepted that the significant threat comes from the north ,watch lists are cautionary by nature and compiled by authorities who work to far lower thresholds than counter terrorism police. In a senate testimony Bersin also complained that Canadian and US officials do not share “NO FLY” lists ,Why is this?
Homeland Security chief has clarified earlier remarks that the 9-11 terrorists entered the US through Canada. Ottawa rushed to defend it’s borders on Tuesday amid the diplomatic scuffle that broke out over Napolitano’s earlier remarks.
In recent years Ottawa has invested a great deal of effort into dispelling the myth among US citizens that Canadian borders are a safe entry point for terrorists planning attacks on US soil. Nonetheless to the extent that terrorists have come into out country or suspected or known terrorists, have entered our country across a border it’s been from Canada. There are real issues there when Napolitano was asked if she was referring to the 9-11 terrorists, she said not only them but others as well, Peter Van Loan down played the comment saying Canada was not the source of the 9-11 attacks.
Canadian government Public Safety Report says 180 people travelling from Canada abroad have been suspected of engaging in terrorism related activities and another 60 extremist returned to Canada by the end of 2015. Of those 180 more than half are believed to be in Turkey, Iraq, and Syria. They have skills to recruit individuals in Canada.
THE REPORT ALSO OUTLINED 3 EMERGING ISSUES
1) TECHNOLOGY IN TERRORISM SOCIAL MEDIA FOR RECRUITING
2) WOMEN AS TERRORISTS CONSTITUTES 20% OF EXTREMIST
3) USE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS LIKE CHORINE PRODUCED MUSTARD GAS