As far as I know, our pacifist, ungrateful Leftist Government has still not expressed its gratitude to American politicians, nor to the American troops and their families. Personally, I think the threat will continue to grow, but definitely not as fast as it would have if the USA had spent its military budget on welfare. Translated from the Danish by Nicolai Sennels, Jyllandsposten March 17th 2012 “Signs of decrease in terror threat“:
For the first time there are signs that the terrorist threat against Denmark may decrease, the Danish Defence Intelligence has assessed.
After more than a decade with an increasing and consistently high terror threat against Denmark, intelligence information for the first time suggests that the threat against Denmark may fall within a few years. Denmark is still among the highest priorities in the world among terrorists, but especially America’s systematic struggle against the terrorist network Al Qaeda may have eased the pressure on Denmark, the Danish Defence’s Intelligence Service, FE (Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste), says.
‘There is no doubt that Al Qaida’s senior leadership in Pakistan is under considerable pressure and that Al Qaeda does not operate as it did just a few years ago,’ says Thomas Ahrenkiel, Chief of FE.
‘Our assessment is that it will make the terrorist threat more decentralized, so that terror will mainly happen in local regions — as we see in Somalia and Yemen. Eventually it may give a more diffuse and less focused threat against Denmark,’ he says.
The FE-chief speaks of a five-year horizon, but will not be surprised if Denmark will be able to lower the threat against itself earlier than that.
However, there are several other factors that might affect the terror threat: Will the so-called homegrowns — people brought up in Europe with a foreign background — develop extreme views and try to carry out attacks, and what role will the militant extremists in the Middle East have after the Arab Spring?’ asks Ahrenkiel.