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‘Blinking red lights everywhere’: FBI Director Wray warns of terror threats

Dec 05, 2023

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FBI Director Christopher Wray testified during a Senate hearing on threats to the U.S. from foreign adversaries, Tuesday, Dec. 5. Wray’s responses gave insight into the state of national security and increasing levels of terror threats.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Wray whether terror threats today are at a level not seen since 9/11.

“So, blinking red lights analogy about 9/11 — all the lights were blinking red before 9/11, obviously we all missed it,” Graham said. “Would you say there’s multiple blinking red lights out there?”

I see blinking lights everywhere I turn,” Wray responded.

Wray’s remarks are reinforcing the notion that the Israel-Hamas war has exacerbated the threat to the U.S.

“The urging of foreign terrorists to attack America has gone up, is that fair to say,” Graham asked.

“Yes, the threat level has gone to a whole other level since October 7th,” Wray answered.

Earlier in his testimony, Wray emphasized that he had “never seen a time when all of the threats, so many of the threats, were all elevated, all at exactly the same time.”

According to FBI director, Iran is the center of the threat to America. In his opening statement, Wray described the country as “the world’s largest state-sponsor of terrorism.”

When asked what the U.S. should do differently to deter terror threats, Wray said deterrence requires there to be consequences.

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[KARAH RUCKER]

WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE CURRENT TERROR THREAT LEVEL IN THE U.S., FBI DIRECTOR CHRISTOPHER WRAY SAYS HE’S SEEING “BLINKING RED LIGHTS EVERYWHERE.”

SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM ASKED WRAY IN A SENATE HEARING TODAY ON CAPITOL HILL WHETHER TERROR THREATS TODAY ARE AT A LEVEL NOT SEEN SINCE 9/11. 

[LINDSEY GRAHAM]

“So, blinking red lights analogy, about 9/11, all the lights were blinking red before 9/11 obviously we all missed it. Would you say there’s multiple blinking red lights out there?”

[CHRISTOPHER WRAY]

“I see blinking lights everywhere I turn.”

[LINDSEY GRAHAM]

“Okay, alright, can’t say it better than that.”

[KARAH RUCKER]

WRAY’S REMARKS TODAY ARE REINFORCING THE NOTION THAT THE ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR HAS EXACERBATED THE THREAT TO THE HOMELAND.

[LINDSEY GRAHAM]

“The urging of foreign terrorists to attack america has gone up, is that fair to say?”

[CHRISTOPHER WRAY]

“Yes, the threat level has gone to a whole other level since October 7.”

“I’ve never seen a time when all of the threats, so many of the threats, were all elevated, all at exactly the same time.”

[KARAH RUCKER]

AND AT THE CENTER OF THE THREAT TO AMERICA? WRAY SAYS IT’S IRAN, DESCRIBING THE COUNTRY AS “THE WORLD’S BIGGEST STATE SPONSOR OF TERRORISM.”

WHEN ASKED WHAT THE U.S. SHOULD DO DIFFERENTLY TO DETER TERROR THREATS, WRAY SAYS DETERRENCE REQUIRES FOR THERE TO BE CONSEQUENCES.