By Bill O’Neil
He understands the frustration.
The word from Congressman–and former CIA Officer Will Hurd in the aftermath of this week’s attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, which killed at least 22 people and injured dozens more.
As has been the case with a number of other recent attacks, we are again learning the bomber in this one was known to authorities–and may have even traveled to Libya in the weeks before the bombing in Manchester.
“The frustration is real, and it is something that we have seen since my time in Congress in a little bit over two years” Hurd told KTSA’s Jack Riccardi.
The Congressman said a review of how European authorities handle the terror threat in many countries is eye-opening… and very concerning.
“They weren’t checking names of known travelers against watch list information” Hurd said, adding “We have seen that many of our European partners have not utilized much of the information… a lot of that we have provided.”