TheBlaze’s national security advisor slams absolute ‘counterterrorism catastrophe’ that you may not have heard about

TheBlaze’s national security advisor Buck Sexton appeared on The Glenn Beck program Monday to draw attention to a “counterterrorism catastrophe” that he said many in the media are failing to adequately address — a series of international al-Qaeda-linked prison breaks that freed over a thousand criminals across the Middle East and North Africa.

“I think [if] people understood what this was, they would be much more frightened of this than any sort of nebulous threat that’s out there right now. This is a counterterrorism catastrophe,” Sexton began.

He continued: “You had a prison break at Abu Ghraib in Iraq in which 500, they estimate, hardened al-Qaeda fighters are now on the loose…These are individuals who have fought against U.S. forces on the ground, they have extensive bomb-making skills, they have networks in place for international jihad. That alone would be cause for major concern, but oh, Glenn, in the same week there were over a thousand people who got free from a prison in Benghazi…And oh in that same week in northern Pakistan, a prison was overrun…”

“These were all very complex operations,” Sexton added, noting that a series of coordinated prison breaks in separate countries in just one week requires an immense degree of coordination and planning.

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