In the last 10 years the terrorists have been probing our security, our defenses in an effort to cause another attack with similar or greater damage. Between new security methods and an alert population, they haven't been able to succeed. Yet they try.
Could this be the latest in dry runs?
Congressman Peter King (R, NY) has been holding hearings this week on how prisons are turning Muslim inmates radical. I wonder if Muslims in the Military like Yonathan Melaku are being turned into radicals at one of the numerous Mosques in the US that promote a strict adherence to Islam? Mosques that were attended by the 9/11 hijackers and Nidal Malik Hasan? Mosques that promote peace and understanding to the non-Muslim, but teach hatred and bigotry to their members. Or is he just following the suggestion of Adam Gadahn who has been encouraging American Muslims to slaughter their non-Muslim neighbors.
Yonathan Melaku, a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist who lives in Virginia and who is Muslim, has been identified as the suspect in custody, Fox News has learned.
Sources close to the investigation also said a notebook believed to belong to the man was found containing threatening phrases like "Al Qaeda," "Taliban rule" and "defeated coalition forces."
Authorities said Friday they are investigating the man, whom they did not name, after he was found inside Arlington Cemetery overnight when the cemetery was closed.
FBI special agent Brenda Heck said during a press conference Friday that the man, described as in his 20's, had a backpack containing a "non-explosive, unknown material" that she said will require further investigation.
"The products in the backpack are inert," Heck said, though she described its contents as suspicious.
Though the man was "not forthcoming" when taken into custody, Heck said authorities later found his red 2011 Nissan near the Pentagon. She said authorities found "no suspicious activity" related to the vehicle.
Melaku, who lives in Alexandria, Va., joined as a reservist in August 2007 but military officials say he never deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan.
Law enforcement officials also told Fox News that police found five pounds of a substance labeled ammonium nitrate inside the backpack -- field tests, however, came back negative.
Heck would not confirm reports that a notebook was found, saying only that the investigation is still unfolding.
Heck went on to say that the man is believed to have acted alone and remains in custody. No charges have been filed against him, she said.
According to the Leesburg Police Department, a person with the same name and date of birth was arrested last month for breaking into vehicles at around 3:30 a.m. on May 26 in Leesburg, Va. Twenty-seven vehicles were damaged during the break-ins, according to police.
Notice how the media calls Melaku deranged. They are right. You have to be deranged to try and blow up a cemetery or the Pentagon. Just like Nicky Reilly who was convinced to bomb a restaurant in London. The bomb was a dud.
It is only a matter of time before there is a failure of security and another terrorist attack. Let us just pray that it doesn't end with a loss of life or limb.