The recent episode in which Ahmad Rahami went nuts and wounded several people with his knife illustrates the reality confronting anyone who has responsibility for security in the United States. His father, Mohammad Rahami said:”Two years ago I go to the FBI because my son was doing bad.OH, they say, he’s OK, he’s clear, he’s not a terrorist.” Now,Donald Trump wants to know why the FBI refused to arrest this terrorist.
Note this terrorist was a naturalized citizen living in peace for over twenty years, having made friends who were NOT terrorists, and, to all intents, a normal, decent American citizen. For example, we are unable to prevent school shootings by normal Americans, we are not able to prevent the shooting deaths in Chicago of over 400 people so far this year. There is no such thing as “perfect” security. We inhabit the planet, Earth, which consists of a great many violent creatures. Such is life on this planet.