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Fmr CIA Chief Morell: Very Worried About Terrorist Crossing Wide-Open US-Canada Border

Fmr CIA Chief Morell: Very Worried About Terrorist Crossing Wide-Open US-Canada Border

Thursday on “CBS This Morning,”  former CIA deputy director Mike Morell said he is more worried about ISIS easily crossing the wide-open border the United States shares with Canada.

Morell said, “I’m much more concerned about the Canada border, Charlie, than I am the Mexican border because it’s much easier to come across that border. To stop somebody who’s been across the border requires that you know about them. The Canadians know about them and tell us and they try to cross legally. You know there’s many, many ways to cross that border illegally. So I worry about that.”

“I’m more worried about a terrorist threat in the United States than i have been for a long, lock timing. Because we have this self-radicalization problem ourselves,” he added. “We’ve got the possibility that ISIS might send fighters here to conduct attacks. We still have al Qaeda in Pakistan, al Qaeda in Yemen and the group planning attacks, and the fact that what Edward Snowden did has made it much more difficult for law enforcement and intelligence to track these guys. So we are at, I think, a very dangerous time here.”

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