THE THREAT FROM WITHIN – AT 9:41 A.M. ET: Americans have been taught to recoil against any talk of a security threat from within, unless that threat comes from the right. After all, we don't want to go back to McCarthyism, do we? (How many times have you heard that?)
But this week we'll be marking the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks, and new evidence is surfacing that the attackers of that day had a domestic network behind them that is still probably in place. From Fox:
Declassified documents, exclusive interviews and phone and banking records present an overwhelming case that the 9/11 hijackers relied heavily on a domestic support network to facilitate the plot.
Former Sen. Bob Graham, D-Fla., who led the first congressional investigation into the 9/11 attacks in 2002, was asked by the Fox News Specials Unit if he believes the hijackers' support network remains in place today because it was never fully identified or disrupted after the attacks.
"I have no reason to believe it's not," Graham told Fox News.
The findings of an 18-month investigation by Fox's Specials Unit, called the "Secrets of 9/11," to be broadcast Saturday at 10 p.m. ET, shows that some members of the suspected Al Qaeda support network entered the U.S. nearly a decade before the attacks and that others are still living here in plain sight.
The House Homeland Security Committee shares these suspicions. A letter, first obtained by Fox News, states that the committee, chaired by Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., has launched a congressional investigation into the New Mexico-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and his likely role as a 9/11 facilitator.
COMMENT: But beware. The investigators will undoubtedly be subjected to the charge of "Islamophobia," which is the new, replacement word for McCarthyism. The left adjusts its vocabulary, but peddles the same old stuff: Anyone asking questions must be a bigot.
We still don't know the full story of 9/11. And we still don't know the extent of the threat from within. We do know that, every time there's a major investigation, powerful forces come forward to try to stop it.
Islamophobia, you know.
September 4, 2011