The FBI on Monday sent us a bit of a reality check.
In a public warning, FBI officials said there was a possibility of another terrorist attack occurring somewhere in the United States or on U.S. property in Yemen. They were tipped the attack could happen as soon as Tuesday, which came and went with relative calm.
We can so easily slip into complacency as the months pass since the Sept. 11 attacks. These FBI warnings, particularly this latest, more specific alert, remind us we are not and may never be out of danger. The warnings are alarming to many, particularly children, and parents might have to address hard questions — again.
Still, we need to know when we are at risk. In reality, warning or no warning, the threat of terrorist violence is always looming. It is to the credit of the military and our government if those threats never become anything more than words.