That didn’t take long to prove the Obama administration failed in its foreign policy to reign in terror. Most likely the use of drones in lethal attacks around the globe caused the migration of jihadists to new regions to sow and seed terror. The world has not become a safer place, much to the contrary. And no one saw it coming …

President Obama admitted failure by his announcement earlier in the week, Europe has become a security threat for the U.S. Translating, the training camps in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Syria have attracted young European teens and young men to join the jihad against Assad. The senior jihadists have fought in Libya, Chechnya, Yemen, Pakistan and Afghanistan and were trained in the camps run by Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. Remember the Al Qaeda training manual found by U.S, forces in Afghanistan in 2002, it involved bombmaking, explosives, IEDs and use of lethal gas or chemical warfare. The training continues for a whole new group of recruits having a home in Europe and in possession of a passport for travel to the US with a visa waiver.

From my diary in July 2005 – The ghost of Al Zarqawi has spread over Europe, expect more bomb attacks.

    “Organizations with names similar to al-Qaida in Europe emerge only to sometimes disband a short time later. Al-Zarqawi is thought to have operated under a number of different names in Iraq, most recently using al-Qaida Between Two Rivers or al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI). One senior counterterrorism official said the name’s formula was akin to al-Qaida in Europe, a potential hint they may be linked.”

Airport Security Directives Likely Amid Syria Bomb Threat

WASHINGTON (ABC News) July 2, 2014 –  The Obama administration is planning to move forward with efforts to increase security at airports overseas amid deepening concerns that terrorists in war-ravaged Syria are trying to develop a new generation of bombs that could be smuggled onto commercial planes.

Specifically, the Department of Homeland Security is likely to issue a series of urgent directives in the next two weeks to airport authorities and airlines operating overseas, requiring them to expand passenger screening if they want to fly commercial planes into the United States, the sources said.

The proposed directives include requiring airport authorities overseas, particularly in Europe, to further scrutinize U.S.-bound passengers’ electronics and shoes, to set up more explosives detection machines, to increase random screenings of travelers and to take a series of secret actions the public would never see.

The Department of Homeland Security, FBI and other U.S. agencies have been quietly debating for months whether to ask overseas partners to boost their security posture and whether to take action here at home. The back-and-forth has been based on intelligence showing that a particularly extreme “subset” of terrorist groups in Syria was working alongside operatives from al Qaeda’s prolific offshoot in Yemen to produce “creative” new designs for bombs, as one source put it.

Bolstered by more recent intelligence, U.S. analysts believe the “subset” of extreme terrorists in Syria could be looking to down a U.S.- or European-bound plane, with help from one of the thousands of Americans and other foreign fighters carrying U.S. and European passports who have joined Al Nusrah Front and other groups in the region.

This would not be the first time DHS has issued urgent directives to airlines overseas. In July 2006, TSA issued at least two “emergency amendments” to foreign carriers, detailing “enhanced security measures for all flights” to the United States. A month later, the U.S. and British governments disclosed that they had thwarted a plot to down several planes with liquid explosives hidden in carry-on luggage.

More recently, Comey, the FBI director, said the U.S. government is spending “a tremendous amount of time and effort trying to identify” anyone who’s gone to Syria, but “the challenge” is not missing anyone.

Dutch AIVD intelligence agency admits it will be impossible to track returning jihadists from Syria

My diary – Dream On Guys –  in reference to BooMan’s front page story – Declare the War on Terror Over.

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