FEB. 17, 2012 (Kensington, MD) – With today’s arrest of a suspected suicide bomber at the nation’s capital, it’s time for the federal government immediately strengthen the protection of Jewish synagogues, schools and other institutions in Montgomery County and the surrounding region, national security expert and Republican Congressional candidate Ken Timmerman said.
“This is not a time to wait and see,” said Timmerman. “I know the Iranian regime very well. They are dangerous and when they threaten openly to start a new wave of terrorism, as they are now doing, we have to be ready to stop them.”
Ken Timmerman is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Congress in Montgomery County. He has investigated terrorist networks worldwide and has pushed for stronger action against the Islamic Republic of Iran. Ken has worked with Iranian dissidents who want to win back their country and is an acknowledged expert on Iranian affairs.
“Given this latest attempted terrorist attack and the recent threats against Jews and Israelis emanating from Tehran, I think Jewish families in our area need special protection, just as New York City residents are now getting,” Timmerman said. “Montgomery County provides security for many of our government leaders, a number of whom are of the Jewish faith. They need to extend that to Jewish institutions, in particular synagogues and Jewish day schools,” Timmerman added.
“Ahmadinejad and the terrorist crowd around him must be laughing at our lack of preparedness. Stepping up police patrols and making sure the federal government shares time-sensitive intelligence with local law enforcement authorities is absolutely critical. It is our duty to take action now, before it’s too late.”
Timmerman has been endorsed by former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton; former CIA director R. James Woolsey; former Navy secretary and 9/11 commission member, John Lehman; former national counter-intelligence executive, Michelle VanCleave; former federal terrorism prosecutor, Andrew C. McCarthy, and a panel of respected national security professionals.