The commander of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for a deadly assault on a Pakistani police academy near Lahore in late March, and he said the group was planning a terrorist attack on the US capital. “Soon we will launch an attack in Washington that will amaze everyone in the world,” Mehsud told The Associated Press. He provided no details. But they wouldn’t dare strike the US, would they? We don’t need to prepare for local terror; the world is a safe place. Or not.