New York, July 18 (ANI): A former bodyguard of former Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, has warned that the United States can expect another terror attack on the lines of 9/11 and or 7/7 in the next few months.
The bodyguard also says homegrown, not foreign terrorists will carry out the next attack on America. These attackers, he says, will have attended and been educated in American schools and universities.
He says that the United States Government would need to look for 'students' who frequently travel back and forth to the Middle East. These young terrorists will be most dangerous because they will know our language and will fully understand the habits of Americans. On the other hand, Americans won't know or understand a thing about them, he adds.
Juval Aviv, who was appointed by Meir to track down and bring to justice the Palestinian terrorists who took the Israeli athletes hostage and killed them during the Munich Olympic Games in 1972, and on whom the movie "Munich" is based, had predicted the London subway bombing on the Bill O'Reilly show on Fox News stating publicly that it would happen within a week.
O'Reilly laughed and mocked him saying that in a week he wanted him back on the show.. But, unfortunately, within a week the terrorist attack had occurred.
Aviv is also said to have given intelligence he had gathered in Israel and the Middle East to the Bush Administration about 9/11 a month before it occurred. His report specifically said they would use planes as bombs and target high profile buildings and monuments.
The US Congress has since hired him as a security consultant.
As far as the next terrorist attack on the United States is concerned, Aviv said: "Forget hijacking airplanes. Terrorists will never try and hijack a plane again as they know the people onboard will never go down quietly again."
He also says American airport security is a joke, and adds that the United States so far has been "reactionary rather than proactive" in developing strategies that are truly effective.
For example, he says:
1) US airport technology is outdated. Americans look for metal, while new explosives are made of plastic.
2) He also does not think much of the Homeland Security decision to order all airline passengers to take off their shoes, and says that he is waiting for some suicidal maniac to pour liquid explosive on his underwear.
3) Aviv says that if a terrorist attack targets airports in the future, they will target busy times on "the front end of the airport" when/where people are checking in. It would be easy for someone to take two suitcases of explosives, walk up to a busy check-in line, ask a person next to them to watch their bags for a minute while they run to the restroom or get a drink, and then detonate the bags before security even gets involved. In Israel, security checks bags before people enter the airport.
Aviv says the next terrorist attack in America will involve suicide bombers and non-suicide bombers in places where large groups of people congregate such as Disneyland, Las Vegas casinos, big cities (New York, San Francisco, Chicago, etc.) and that* it will also include shopping malls, subways in rush hour, train stations, etc., as well as rural America this time* (Wyoming, Montana, etc.).
The attack will be characterized by simultaneous detonations around the country, as terrorists like big impact, involving at least 5-8 cities, including rural areas.
Aviv says terrorists won't need to use suicide bombers in many of the larger cities, because at places like the MGM Grand in Las Vegas-they can Simply valet park a car loaded with explosives and walk away.
Aviv says all of the above is well known in intelligence circles, but that our U. S. Government does not want to 'alarm American citizens' with the
On an encouraging note, he says that Americans don't have to be concerned about being nuked.
Aviv says the "terrorists who want to destroy America will not use sophisticated weapons. They like to use suicide as a front-line approach. It's cheap, it's easy, it's effective; and they have an infinite abundance of young militants more than willing to 'meet their destiny'."
Aviv says that, as a people, Americans are unaware and uneducated about the terrorist threats they will, inevitably, face. America still has only a handful of Arabic and Farsi speaking people in our intelligence networks, and Aviv says it is critical that we change that fact soon.
So, what can America do to protect itself? From an intelligence perspective, Aviv says the U.S. needs to stop relying on satellites and technology for intelligence. We need to, instead, follow Israel's, Ireland's and England's hands-on examples of human intelligence, both from an infiltration perspective as well as to trust 'aware' citizens to help. We need to engage and educate ourselves as citizens.
Washington is of the view that Americans 'can't handle the truth' and is concerned that American citizens will panic if they understand the realities of terrorism.
Aviv says this is a deadly mistake.
Aviv recently created/executed a security test for our Congress, by placing an empty briefcase in five well-traveled spots in five major cities. The results? Not one person called 911 or sought a policeman to check it out.
In his opinion, America hasn't been yet 'hurt enough' by terrorism for their government to fully understand the need to educate citizens or for the government to understand that it's their citizens who are, inevitably, the best first-line of defense against terrorism.
He stresses the importance of having a plan, that's agreed upon within your family, to respond to in the event of a terrorist emergency. He urges parents to contact their children's schools and demand that the schools, too, develop plans of actions, as they do in Israel .
Aviv says that the U. S. government has in force a plan that, in the event of another terrorist attack, will " immediately cut-off everyone's ability to use cell phones", Blackberries, etc., as this is the preferred communication source used by terrorists and is often the way that their bombs are detonated.
How will you communicate with your loved ones in the event you cannot speak? You need to have a plan, he concludes. (ANI)