Wednesday, 05 Feb 2014 – By Cathy Burke exclusively for Newsmax.com
The presumed dry-run attack against a power plant in California is part of “asymmetrical warfare” by terrorist sleeper cells that should put the nation on high alert, retired Army Lt. Col. Allen West said Wednesday.
In an exclusive interview with John Bachman on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Forum,” West, a former Republican Florida congressman, said that “sadly,” however, “it does seem that we have to be awakened by a cataclysmic event before we pay attention.”
“We have a porous, open border,” he said. “You have some bad actors coming across, but it’s not just that dry-run attack against a power plant. There are also a couple of instances in Virginia and also in the Boston area where water-supply plants, people were trying to infiltrate there as well.”
West said the attempts are “all part of asymmetrical warfare, and if we don’t start to recognize it and put a focus on it, the enemy is always going to look for the gaps by which they can exploit you.”
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