August 17, 2011
President Barack Obama has said that a “lone wolf” terror attack similar to the one in Norway posed the greatest threat to the US security at the moment, even though his top aides have claimed that capabilities of al-Qaeda have been considerably degraded.
Obama said there is a risk of terrorist attack on occasion of 10th anniversary of 9/11, and also did not rule out the likelihood of the dreaded terror outfit al-Qaeda launching a revenge attack for the killing of Osama bin Laden.
“The risk of a terrorist attack is always there. And, obviously, on a seminal event like the 10th anniversary of 9/11, that makes us more concerned,” the President said in an interview to CNN. “The risk that we’re especially concerned over right now is the lone wolf terrorist, somebody with a single weapon being able to carry out wide-scale massacres of the sort that we saw in Norway recently,”