JED BABBIN: What Are Terrorist ‘Got Aways’ Slipping Across US Border Waiting For?

FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, as seen from the New Jersey Turnpike near Kearny, N.J., smoke billows from the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York after airplanes crashed into both towers. Saudi Arabia and its allies are warning that legislation allowing the kingdom to be sued for the 9/11 attacks will have negative repercussions. The kingdom maintains an arsenal of tools to retaliate with, including curtailing official contacts, pulling billions of dollars from the U.S. economy, and enlisting its lockstep Gulf allies to scale back counterterrorism cooperation, investments and U.S. access to important regional air bases. (AP Photo/Gene Boyars, File)

The mystery is why none of the “gotaway” jihadis have yet made attacks on this country. What are they waiting for? As the 9-11 attacks, which took months or years to prepare, proved these terrorist networks can be enormously patient.