‘Europe Is In Pre-9/11 Posture,’ House Homeland Security Official Says
“’ I think, in many ways, I think Europe is in pre-9/11 posture,’ the Texas congressman said. ‘They have many intelligence and security gaps. I traveled over there prior to the Paris attacks, met with the Belgian minister of interior, met with counterterrorism officials in France, went to Turkey.
‘The phenomena here is the foreign fighter threat, the revolving door from Europe to the region in Iraq and Syria and back through Turkey, back into Europe. And that’s what happened in the Paris attackers. And now we know the nexus between the cells that became operational in Paris and now the ones that attacked in Brussels, all part of the same network, same bomb-maker, and all tied to the foreign fighter threat.