Former Vice President Dick Cheney warned on Sunday that the next attack on the homeland will be ‘far deadlier’ than the last one.
‘We’re in a very dangerous period,’ Cheney told the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol in a video interview released on Sunday. “I think it’s more threatening than the period before 9/11”, the Mail Online reports
“I think 9/11 will turn out to be not nearly as bad as the next mass casualty attack against the United States, which, if and when it comes, will be with something far deadlier than airline tickets and box cutters,” he continued.
Cheney credited the increased odds of an attack to ‘the dramatic spread of terrorist organizations’ over the last several years and the ‘proliferation’ of areas where terrorists can find safe haven.
All the U.S. had to worry about before 9/11 was Afghanistan, he said. Now the U.S. faces significant threats from terrorist cells in Mali, Nigeria, and all of North Africa up through the middle East to Indonesia.
The former George W. Bush administration official acknowledged that ‘some of the decisions’ his boss made were controversial and still are now, six years later, the administration’s methods were effective at ‘preventing another mass casualty attack on the U.S.’
“I don’t think we have any apologies to make,”Cheney said.
“I think in a similar situation today, I would do exactly the same thing,” he stated.
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