FBI Director: ‘Your Parents’ al Qaeda Was a Very Different Model than the Threat We Face Today’

‘I think everybody in this room knows this, but it’s worth reminding folks that your parents’ al Qaeda was a very different model than the threat we face today’

RUSH TRANSCRIPT:
"Let me start with the threat that we face. I think everybody in this room knows this, but it's worth reminding folks that your parents' al Qaeda was a very different model than the threat we face today. By your parents' al Qaeda, I mean the primary tumor of terrorism which before 9/11 and in the years shortly after 9/11 was based in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region, and it was focused on the spectacular attack aimed at national landmarks aimed especially at this great city, focused on airplane-based attacks, sophisticated multi pronged efforts involving carefully selected operatives, long-tail surveillance, careful operational security, and the execution of the next big thing."

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