'Blinking red lights everywhere': FBI sounds alarm on U.S. 'threat matrix'

 December 5, 2023

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Today's tech-heavy vehicles often rely on alarm lights to warn drivers of possible trouble. Low tire? Dash lights up. Engine oil issue? Dash lights up. Temperature gone wacky? Dash lights up. Seat belts, door ajar, hatch open, the same.

And now, according to the FBI, if America as a nation had warning lights regarding terrorism, its whole dash would be a glow of red and orange.

It's because he described the current "threat matrix" to Congress as really high.

According to a report from Fox News, FBI Director Christopher Wray told a hearing, "What I would say that is unique about the environment that we're in right now in my career is that while there may have been times over the years where individual threats could have been higher here or there than where they may be right now, I've never seen a time where all the threats or so many of the threats are all elevated, all at exactly the same time."

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked, "So, blinking red lights analogy about 9/11 — all the lights were blinking red before 9/11, apparently. Obviously, all of us missed it. Would you say there are multiple blinking red lights out there?"

Wray said the threat right now is at levels unprecedented before the Oct. 7 terror attack by Hamas on Israeli civilians, in an attack in which some 1,400 were slaughtered, sometimes with babies beheaded and other times with whole families burned alive.

Wray said, actually, he sees "blinking red lights everywhere."

A "veritable rogue's gallery of foreign terrorists" has demanded attacks against the U.S. since the Hamas atrocities, Wray confirmed.

"The threat level has gone to a whole 'nother level since Oct. 7," he said.

He had suggested in October there were threats.

"The actions of Hamas and its allies will serve as an inspiration the likes of which we haven't seen since ISIS launched its so-called caliphate several years ago," he said at the time.

The report noted there have been 74 attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria since Oct. 17, most considered to have been launched by militia groups triggered by the U.S. support for Israel.

And the report noted domestically, the FBI and Las Vegas police this week foiled an alleged "lone wolf" terror plot by a teenager who pledged support to ISIS.

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