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Trump's Rhetoric May Lead To Increased Risk Of Terror Attack, Says Senator

Monday Night’s horrific terror attack in Manchester brought some cold hard realities back to the forefront. No matter how quiet things may seem on the terror front, the risk of an attack at any moment remains high. The fact that the target this time was a concert packed with young people has raised additional concerns. All bets are off at this point, as it’s quite clear that the extremists behind it are looking for what they view as easy marks to make their statements. That opens up a countless number of frightening possibilities, and the end result is that the world is on edge waiting for additional shoes to drop.

As Fox News shares, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) is among those that are concerned that more shoes will drop, but he’s pointing to a specific reason as to why he’s so worried. Murphy feels that President Donald Trump’s rhetoric may spark an attack all by itself. While speaking with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, Murphy outlined his concerns in detail.

This doesn’t appear to be a random thought that Murphy just threw out there, but rather one that he’s discussed with colleagues. He notes that "many of us are worried about some of the rhetoric of the Trump administration," and that the rhetoric "might end up [spurring] an attack like this happening in the United States."

For some perspective, Murphy’s name has been bandied about as a potential contender in 2020. When looking at it through that lens, this appears to be another case of a politician using some fear-mongering to make a political point. That’s pretty disheartening if that’s the case, as a frightening attack that claimed nearly two dozen lives is no time for politicizing.

If we give Murphy the benefit of the doubt that his feelings came from the heart, we have a little more to dissect. There’s certainly a concern that words from a world leader could spark some actions from extremists, but that’s a fear that’s in place regardless of what the words are or who the leader may be. Trump is certainly not shy about ramping up the tough talk when it comes to terrorism, but his stance seems to be the voice that voters prefer to hear in these circumstances.

Cowering down in the corner and walking around on eggshells will do little to win the war against terror, but a clear message that their days are numbered may lead to a rethinking of their overall strategy.

Source: Fox News Insider
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