Preparis’ X-Force research team has been gathering data for months from our sources that Al-Qaeda has been recruiting youths from parts of Africa such as Somalia and Nigeria and planting them in the United States and other countries. As information on the thwarted attack of December 25th continues to come in, inevitably Al-Qaeda, and our ability/inability to prevent attacks, will be in the spotlight again. Some important context here: the United States has to ‘bat a thousand’ to prevent the next terrorist attack, while Al-Qaeda does not. In fact, Al-Qaeda can afford to be sloppy, unorganized, and take daunting risks to pull off a strike. It’s a numbers game. Until the United States and its allies break up every Al-Qaeda cell globally, Al-Qaeda will continue to hit singles, doubles, triples, and even a home run. It’s up to us to prepare for terrorism and be ever more vigilant with what is going on around us.

Founder & Board Director