How Al Qaeda Is Winning the War on Terror


al-QaedaThere are two ways of looking at Osama bin Laden’s death. One is to see his end surrounded by wives, pornography and unanswered messages to Al Qaeda leaders who were no longer taking orders from him as the fall of the leader of a failed movement.

The other is to see his death in a walled compound at the heart of the Pakistani military order that had protected him as the fading away of a retired figure in a movement that had outgrown him.

The debate over whether Al Qaeda is on the path to victory or defeat is also a debate over what Al Qaeda is. A vocal school of thought among some foreign experts of the left was that there was no Al Qaeda. The updated version of that thesis was embraced by Obama and some of his subordinates looking to do an end zone dance and hang up the Mission Accomplished banner by celebrating victory over the core of Al Qaeda and dismissing its affiliates, some of which number in the tens of thousands and are fighting to take over entire countries, as Obama put it, as Jayvee players in Lakers uniforms.

But what if the decline of the core Al Qaeda and the growth of its affiliates is the next step? What if the Lakers decided that they don’t need one really good team, but a hundred smaller teams in every city because they want to capture the entire game?

The men hanging up the Mission Accomplished banner in the East Room of the White House say that Al Qaeda can no longer stage another September 11. They may be right, though as with the last attack, we may end up discovering that they are wrong the hard way, but they are also missing the point.

The handful of Al Qaeda still hanging around Afghanistan are probably not going to pull off another spectacular terrorist attack in America, if such an attack did happen it would come out of cells in Europe or the US by terrorists who were born in the West, but who have learned the business from the ground up in Syria or in training camps in Yemen.

Or it may come from one of the Al Qaeda affiliates in Syria out to prove that it can wear the NBA Jihad uniform the same way that the original team did… by killing large numbers of Americans.

September 11 was a calling card that served its purpose for Al Qaeda moving it along to its next stage from a series of isolated terror groups to a global army with the manpower to launch full scale guerrilla wars seizing cities and entire regions. The core Al Qaeda doesn’t need another September 11. It will leave that to its affiliates, some of which are already playing with WMDs.

The Al Qaeda that we think we know, the terrorist group with cells lurking and plotting attacks, was only an intermittent stage in its growth strategy. The same is true of most terrorist groups. There was a time when the Communists were just another bunch of quarreling groups. Then they became an army and a country and a whole global union of countries. That is where Al Qaeda wanted to go all along.

Al Qaeda wants to destroy America, but it doesn’t need it to do it in the linear fashion that many imagined after September 11, by scaling up to more and more devastating attacks.

The ‘smaller and smarter’ drone strikes approach to Al Qaeda touted by Obama (if you don’t count the +1500 soldiers killed in Afghanistan) postdates a ‘smaller and smarter’ Al Qaeda approach to America.

Al Qaeda has crowdsourced terrorism to domestic “lone wolf” attackers like the Tsarnaev brothers and Nidal Hasan. Most of the attacks have failed, but as the Boston Marathon massacre reminds us, they only need to succeed once and Al Qaeda doesn’t lose any money or resources on them if they fail.

Its vision for Islamic terrorism in America is a domestic franchise, Al Qaeda in America, made up of American Muslims who are young, online and blend easily into a crowd the way the Tsarnaevs did.

Eventually it envisions Syrian style insurgencies in Western countries and while it may take a while before there are enough Muslims in America to make that a viable proposition, there are European countries whose Muslim demographics are severe enough that they have less time before the war.

This international Islamic revolution with franchises emerging everywhere, going from lone wolf attacks based on training manuals, graduating to terror cells and then to guerrilla armies and finally to emirates that swallow up entire countries is the transformative process that Al Qaeda was meant to undergo.

Al Qaeda has become less of a command center and more of a model to its franchises. Some terror experts read this as a decline, when it’s really a mission accomplished. It means that Al Qaeda has served its purpose as a base. It hasn’t lost, it has won. And the war moves on to the next stage.

There are Al Qaeda franchises, known and unknown, in conflict zones all over the map. Their numbers and their accomplishments have only continued to increase. It is tempting to look at over a decade without another 3,000 dead and declare victory, but that is missing the point. Al Qaeda hasn’t failed to carry out another September 11 because we beat it. It’s been busy doing something else.

A fundamental error of the War on Terror was a misreading of Islamic terrorists as reacting to us when in reality we were reacting to them and allowing them to shape the battlefield.

The foreign policy experts were unable to distinguish between motive and propaganda and assumed that Al Qaeda was motivated by grievances over American foreign policy when the terrorist group was listing any random argument it could throw together for a war that it was determined to start even if the United States had been governed by President Kucinich and his Department of Peace.

Al Qaeda attacked us because after the fall of its old enemy, the USSR, the United States was the only superpower left standing. Attacking America established its credibility, opened the wallets of wealthy Muslim oil millionaires and billionaires and allowed it to begin expanding its global network.

The United States of America was attacked as a representative of Western civilization for a Jihad that is meant to begin in the East and culminate in the West. The attacks on America allowed Al Qaeda to build its brand as the great enemy of the West and the champion of Islam. There was little that we could have done except fight back, but what we failed to do was fight intelligently and aim at the right targets.

Al Qaeda is now on its path to victory. That doesn’t mean that it will win, but an organization that has successfully evolved to launching crowdsourced terrorism against America while fielding guerrilla armies to capture cities in its next stage of warfare in the Middle East is not on a path to defeat. Instead it is moving through the second of Mao’s three phases of insurgency. The third stage is conventional war.

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  • truebearing

    Succinct, lucid, and chilling. This is the conclusion our State Department, intelligence apparatus, and military should be coming to. This is “out of the box” thinking. Unfortunately, Kerry’s head is a box and our military and intelligence are locked in Obama’s box. I’m surprised Clapper isn’t history after his recent uncharacteristic honesty.

    How many times have we heard the term “asymmetric warfare?” Terrorist groups can’t fight any other way, yet Obama and Kerry pretend that Al Queda is a fixed target, fighting in a predictable way. Al Queda is like a metastatic cancer. It will continue to spread, one cell at a time, with each one growing, then dividing, then growing. It won’t be stopped by a president who pretends he hears no evil, sees no evil, but enables evil every day.

    Al Queda is an external threat. Obama is the internal threat and it doesn’t appear that he wants an effective strategy against Al Queda, the Muslim Brotherhood, or any other Muslim terror group. It appears that Obama feels his oath to Islam trumps his oath to America.

    • dnteatylwsno

      As do majority of Muslims. Their oath is to Allah first and foremost.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      To think this way, they would have to recognize the motives of Al Qaeda, which they can’t do, because then they would have to deal with Islam as a motive in a serious way.

      • truebearing

        No, they can’t look at Islam’s motives. That would require honesty, including an honest assessment of their own.

        • Moa

          Correct.

          They strive to be “unbiased” (the philosophical approach of the Left) rather than “objective” (the scientific approach of the Right). In order to remain unbiased they *must* discard objective truths that would cause them to acquire bias against enemies.

          This is madness, but it is how most of your politicians, “academics”, and media moguls think (and remember, you don’t become a general unless you are also a political animal).

          • truebearing

            But of course their unbiasedness is a fraud. They are as biased as humanly possible.

    • Moa

      > “Succinct, lucid, and chilling. This is the conclusion our State
      Department, intelligence apparatus, and military should be coming to. ”

      They were told, by the likes of Major Stephen Coughlin, Robert Spencer, Frank Gaffney and others, but they refused to listen. The Generals in the Pentagon and the idiot politicians that pull their puppet-strings promoted the lies in public – because that’s what the media and public demanded. Anyone telling the truth is labelled as a “racist”, “bigot”, “islamophobe”, and “out-of-date Cold War Warrior”.

      The majority of the US public will not learn by reason nor facts nor debate. They will learn by pain. The problem is, when the first city of 100,000 dies due to poisoned water the citizenry will go into a panic – and unscrupulous totalitarian politicians will pounce and accept the total power that a frightened citizenry will hand them. That is the real danger.

      • kikorikid

        I would not want to be a Muslim in America if Islamist
        poison 100,000 in a U.S. city. Like cries of,
        “Mi no Alamo! Mi no Alamo!”, at San Jacinto.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      Actually, the best way to combat AQ is to ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage ASAP and to disengage from the Islamic world. No Muslims in America, means no possibility of jihad in America.

      And if we still need the Mid-east oil, then let’s simply confiscate it. Indeed, since in reality they are our enemy and the enemy of all infidels, they should be deprived of that resource in any event.

      • truebearing

        First we need to get rid of the Meccan Horse sitting in the Whitehouse.

        • knowshistory

          unfortunately, getting rid of the muslim mole in the oval office would not help. we have hordes of greedy politicians ready and willing to do just as bad a job of saving us from jihad as the actual jihadi-in-chief. consider the record of George w. “islam is a great religion of peace” bush. handed the perfect opportunity to rid our country of the muslim scourge, he declared the enemy a great religion of peace. what would a muslim have done in the same circumstances? I doubt a real muslim would have had the nerve to betray us as vilely as bush did.

          • kikorikid

            SO, therefore we should keep Obama because of
            what Bush may have done? I sure don’t get it.
            Five years now and still blaming Bush. Of course
            this protects Obama from scrutiny which, I’m sure,
            is the plan. Pathetic.

          • knowshistory

            you miss the point. from democrats, we expect treason. from a muslim democrat, we are certain to receive treason. we do not expect treason from the opposition party, but that is what we get. Obama is not betraying us, because he is giving us exactly what he promised. Obama wrote “when the political winds blow in an ugly direction, I will stand with muslims”. we are getting what he promised. George w bush did not promise to betray us, but he did. islam is a great religion of peace: george w bush’s response to the worst act of war committed against our country since pearl harbor. even the reigning democrat, a secret communist, did not declare japan the “empire of peace”. you are dam right I blame bush. if we had a man in the oval office instead of bush, we would have expelled our toxic muslim invaders on 9-12-01. it is bush’s undying disgrace that he declared the enemy of civilization the “religion of peace”.

          • kikorikid

            You have wrapped yourself way to tight!
            Quit stompping your foot and pointing to
            the Past. Bush is gone. Get the F— over it!
            THEN we can talk about current events.
            Until then you are ideology by adolescence.

          • knowshistory

            you are a fool. go ahead and nominate us another McCain, or Romney, or bush to sub for the muslim. demotraitors aren’t the only problem. we dam well know the republicans will nominate another open borders, muslim loving fool in ’16. the democratic nominee will be only marginally worse. then we will select the worst of 2 bad candidates, as usual. I am trying to get the F—-over it, but fools like you keep making things worse. why would it be so difficult to elect a candidate who will rid us of our muslim invaders? don’t bother to answer, it is a rhetorical question. the answer is that we cannot even get a candidate who promises to get rid of our plague of muslims.

          • kikorikid

            Republicans damn well know Demos put a
            Muslim loving, Open Borders would be Dictator
            in the White House. Until Democrats get their
            Party back from the Hijacker Social-Justice Progressives
            they just lack the standing to speak. OK, Speak they can
            but nobody believes anymore.

    • carpe diem 36

      obama is the real Trojan Horse. he lied as he did about everything when he swore to uphold the Constitution, his loyalty is to the Moselm world, to Islam and he is doing much to help them destroy America. this is the biggest calamity America is facing, worse than WWII, and I do not see anything that will me make optimistic about the future of this country, The young so called educated are all on the left which means they are supporting Obama, and he is busy with the things like minimum wage and equality to take their attention from his big scheme to really destroy America.

  • blert

    I’m sure Pontius Pilate informed Rome that the Jewish plotters were finished at

    Golgotha.

    He never did see the light.

    The fact is that AQ and its fanaticisim have entirely reversed the morality of the Geneva Accords. This clique has made unlawful warfare — as defined by Geneva — the modern norm for Muslims.

    Utter barbarism is directly ahead.

    %%%

    Categorical errors:

    1) Not publishing death photos of OBL makes his death mythic — his persona, immortal.

    The error is epic.

    2) Repressing — via somnolent propaganda — the practical viciousness that is at the heart of Islamic totalitarianism. This shameless dogma is reinforced five times a day, making its pledges economically worthless in modern society.

    (Three commutes a day to the imam? Thence to chant magical hatres and curses against the Other Guys? It’s not exactly Drucker.)

    {Somnolent propaganda = nothing to see, move along, move along; baaa….}

    3) Pitching this bloodly philosophy as a “religion of peace.” This is an insight propagated by Grover Norquist’s (jihadist) lover and eventual wife: Samah Alrayyes, a Kuwaiti PR hack. It’s pure somnolent propaganda.

    4) Holding to the wrongful notion that Islamic mores date from the 7th Century. Such is nonsense. Mo’s dicta map from 12,000 ybp not 1,200 ybp.

    This is at the root of why the ISAF can’t work with the Afghans much better than the Red Army. Cruel and shameless as the Reds were, they were at least somewhat in the 20th Century. They were defeated by massive ‘illnesses’ — read that as astounding levels of drug addiction. It was, and is, politically incorrect — in Moscow — to admit that they were losing HALF of all deployed troops to additions each year. Only around the edges, will Russian army doctors admit that their very reports were doctored.

    This morality gap causes no end of mischief for the ISAF. Anyone with a soul is wrenched to see the unending barbarities that Afghans perform within their families and upon their neighbors. No small amount of them are performed while under profound opiate or hashish addiciton.

    Consequently, the ANA suffers the same attrition rate as the Reds did thirty-years ago: 50% per annum.

    5) Hiding reality from Congress and the American polity. Stuff like nonexistent recruiting succes among the Pashtun. The first feeble attempts at creating the Afghan version of the Ruff-Puffs are vigorously opposed by Karzai. Like his ANA, presumed to be on drugs half the time.

    (He’s running into the arms of the Taliban and Pakistan!)

    I’ll stop here, to save bandwith and sensibilities.

    • guest

      Dead OBL will be as mythic as dead Jimmy Hoffa. Remembered by some, but not important to many. You’re forgetting who these guys are. They don’t have institutions the way you understand them. They arise on a long term cycle and then it dies out to begin again. The guys you’re worrying about will soon be pushing 40, the ‘better’ ones pushing up daisies. As far as OBL, he might be only the first of many to simply disappear. If it’s ever decided to go after the ‘mentor’ class, the so called clerics, OBL might have lots of company. And now who does the myth work for? For all we know OBL might be in a lab somewhere being carefully sliced apart just to see what makes him tick.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        Sure. The problem is that their successors are already here.

        • kikorikid

          Which brings me to this question. If OBL funded
          AQ from Saudi Kingdom money, Who is funding
          their rapid growth now”?

          • Daniel Greenfield

            Plenty of Saudis still writing checks, not to mention Emiratis and Kuwaitis

          • kikorikid

            We should pound their peepees for their
            terror funding. Qatar, UAE oh yes!
            One final warning then-IF-BOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!
            No Mecca!.

    • Bamaguje

      “This is at the root of why the ISAF can’t work with the Afghans much
      better than the Red Army” – blert.

      If Americans hadn’t aided Afghan Jihadists against the Soviet Union, there would have been no Taliban, no Al-Qaeda, no 9/11.
      By now Afghanistan would have been a much more civlized place… like other former Soviet Republics.

      The West never learns from its own history – never side with Muslims against fellow Judeo-Christians, whether in Serbia or Israel.
      Both Britain and Germany supported the Muslim Ottoman empire against Russia. Catherine the Great could have destroyed the Ottomans a 100 years earlier and reclaimed that part of the world for Western civilization.

      Bush Jr got rid of secular Saddam who protected Iraqi Christians, now more than half of Iraqi Christians have either been killed or chased out of the country. Obama is making the same mistake in Syria supporting Al-Qaeda linked Jihadists against Assad.

      • Daniel Greenfield

        Doubtfully. Whether or not we jumped in, the USSR wouldn’t have held Afghanistan. And it wouldn’t have turned into Uzbekistan, more likely Chechnya, which even the USSR couldn’t do much about except population transfer.

        • Frau Katze

          Mountain people are different from plains people. They are very clannish and very hard to control.

      • ObamaYoMoma

        If America hadn’t aided Afghan Jihadists against the Soviet Union, there would have been no Taliban, no Al-Qaeda, no 9/11.

        Yeah right, I suppose Islam would have somehow remained a so-called “religion of peace” exactly like it has always been too! Dude you are not only wrong, you are also incredibly self-hating too. By the way, 9/11 occurred because our politicians are married to the cult of PC multiculturalism. If we didn’t engage with the Islamic world, 9/11 would have been impossible.

        By now Afghanistan would have been a much more civlized place… like other former Soviet Republics.

        Give me a break, you mean it would be an Islamic totalitarian hellhole exactly like every other majority Islamic state in the world today? By the way, by assisting the jihad against the Soviets, we tremendously accelerated the destruction of the Soviet Union and the threat emanating from the Soviets relative to the threat emanating from the Islamic world today was astronomically far more profound at the time. Thus, the benefits far outweighed the detriments by a long shot.

        You have zero perspective! Indeed, an all out thermonuclear war with the Soviets at the time would have meant mutual assured destruction. Meanwhile, the only way the Islamic world can harm us is if we engage with it, and then that would still take decades.

      • tickletik

        We are not all powerful and all knowing.

        I think we did our best given the circumstances, and I think the simple reality is we simply lost because all things considered they were just better in that arena. We had more power, money, training and drive, and they had far better logistics, more men, home terrain, willpower, and a fierce honor. These people just don’t quit, and we have to respect that and deal with it.

        That doesn’t mean we have to cut and run either, it means we have to readjust our strategy. We are never going to conquer the afghans, not by bullets and not with bribes. Instead we have to accept a more hands off approach, where we limit our expectations to a few things and back a strongman we can work with for what we absolutely need. The British did that the second time around, and it worked.

        I saw a 60 min video about Marcus Luttrell, and what struck me hard was the reason the local afghan villager gave for saving Marcus life – Pashtun wali – the concept of not giving over a guest to his enemies. For the sake of a complete stranger, and invader, the afghan was willing to defy a killer warlord and risk himself, his family and clan. We invaded Afghanistan because the afghans claimed that they could not violate that same principle of Pashtun wali to give us Osama!

        The conclusion I come to is that while these are savage people, they have strength. With men like that I think you either kill them or find a way to work with them. You can’t bribe them or beat them down, they just won’t accept it.

        And of course, I defer any opinions I have to the men who were actually there. Experience trumps everything! I only hope my random ideas are useful.

    • BagLady

      “….the unending barbarities that Afghans perform within their families and
      upon their neighbors. No small amount of them are performed while under
      profound opiate or hashish addiciton.”

      You could be describing many an US urban society.

      “Not publishing death photos of OBL makes his death mythic — his persona, immortal.”

      Indeed. What really happened that day, I wonder.

      Are you fighting a war or just feeding the weapons industry?

      • A Z

        “Are you fighting a war or just feeding the weapons industry?”

        Jerry Doyle already covers that with his phrase “COMBAT TO COMMERCE”.

        We do not need a war to get inventory turns or sales. Marketing majors are churned out for a reason.

        I assume you are perhaps aware of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough and the War of the Spanish Succession. You are British after all. If you are, you might possible know, if you bothered, that the war took so long because Parliament was so stingy that the Duke of Marlborough could do nothing great general though he was.

        Nothing like a great victory only to not being able to follow it up because their no funds are made available.

        Sometimes there is a reason wars take so long and it is not because there is a conspiracy.

        http://epictimes.com/article/197645/from-combat-to-commerce-how-commercial-drones-could-become-a-10b-industry

        • BagLady

          British I may be but I lived far away and my history studies were more ‘Americanised’. The Duke of Marlborough eh? Who wrote his history? Not your average poor academic, I’ll be bound. “Great General”? Perhaps, perhaps not. History prior to the mid 1900′s was totally controlled by those with a vested interest. I know that from my grandfather who fought in the Battle of Jutland and was later appalled at the official version of the fiasco.

          Thank God for the internet.

          • A Z

            “Who wrote his history?”

            Just one person I imagine.

            “Great General”
            The Battlefield results speak for themselves. People do lie, but if you keep analysing you find inconsistencies or what you don’t know and what you cannot know.

            ” I know that from my grandfather who fought in the Battle of Jutland and was later appalled at the official version of the fiasco.”

            Your grandfather’s version I would dearly love to hear. I have read about this or that battle/campaign. By the 2nd or 3rd time I am reading someone else’s take on it I was wondering why am I reading it. Another time or two and I am comparing author’s work, repetition has led me to remember more details and so I question more.

            So out with it, if you would be so gracious.

          • BagLady

            Alas, I am a bag lady. My grandfather’s account went up in flames, along with most all my possessions (such is the life of a baglady). However, his account was printed in the newspapers of the time and I am sure there are now far more realistic accounts of the battle than those of the elite that disregarded the huge unnecessary loss of life.

          • A Z

            Sorry to hear that.

      • Frau Katze

        Mountain people are different from everyone else. Much harder to control. Oops, replied to the wrong comment. ;-)

        • BagLady

          Sounds interesting. I agree with you about mountain people. You’re not going to survive in those conditions without being tough and tough people don’t take too kindly to being pushed around by a bunch of pink-skinned suits.

  • jakespoon

    They have sympathathizers in the White House,fercryinoutloud. That’s why they’re winning.

    • 1Indioviejo1

      No. They are winning because we failed to see Islam for what it is. We failed to go to war. Total war as in WW II. Eventually we will have no choice but to use our nukes on most Muslims, and convert the survivors into Hindi. That will go ever well!

      • jakespoon

        No argument from these precincts.

    • kikorikid

      Dah??? Yeah Boss.

  • Bamaguje

    “…it envisions Syrian style insurgencies in Western countries” – Daniel Greenfield

    Actually I look forward to that.
    Because hopefully, that is when the “Islam is peace” dhimmis in the West would be finally jolted out of their politically correct kid-glove complacency, to deal decisively with the devilish hate cult called Islam.
    No more excuses, no more sucking up to Muslims.
    And if the West still needs their oil, simply occupy the oil fields and chase out the Muslims.
    But America would be better off exploiting its own abundant oil/gas resources. The eco-wackos can go to blazes.

    • jakespoon

      It seems that may be the only way to bring some of these appeasement proponents to their senses. But I’m afraid some of them are too far gone.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Maybe. Maybe not. Look at Israel which is approaching that line.

    • Porkys2istan

      I’m waiting for that too. Every time islam succeeds in silencing an opponent it grows bolder and becomes ever more violent. Muslims think that this can go on forever until the imposition of the ‘global caliphate’. They certainly have many examples to back up their claim. They murder Christians, Buddhist, Hindus, Jews, Atheists, and Apostates with virtual impunity across the entire globe. No one does anything about it. No one even bothers to report it.

      What protects these jihadists is that they always hide in the a larger (supposedly) peaceful muslim majority. There is no effective way to root them out and deport, imprison, or kill them without violating the ‘rights’ of the muslims they hide among. Those very muslims who never help find them, and secretly agree with their objectives.

      As the murders, rapes, and terrorist attacks become too many to ignore the world will finally realize that there are no peaceful muslims. There are only radical, moderate and liberal muslims:

      The radical muslim will kill you.
      The moderate muslim will kill you some day.
      The liberal muslim will do NOTHING to stop the other two.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        I look forward to the Tipping Point, the straw that breaks the camels back.

        Then Game On.

        I do now believe that the people best suited to demolish islamofascism are Muslims themselves.

        Kicking out morsi and his terrorist muslim brotherhood is a step in the right direction but must be followed by force.

        • kikorikid

          Your statement is only plausible for a “Muslim” nation.
          Egypts history is really unique in that the Muslim Brotherhood started there but ,now, not tolerated.

      • Myrtle Linder

        Plus the fact you may have a passel of them living right next door, since we know that there are thousands of them milling around the USA, knowing your schedule., when you leave, when you come home. Scary!!

        • kikorikid

          Muslims bring new meaning to the term,”Clannish”.
          Wether 1% or 15% of a population, they all live
          together and make up a neighborhood. An enclave.
          Here in the U.S., like UK and EU, they will soon
          start their routine of Shariah enforcement, but only
          in THEIR neighborhood. A little Shariah Court, but
          only in their neighborhood. Beat you to death
          for carrying wine in a shopping bag, thru their neighborhood. The old Chinese proverb,
          “May you live in interesting times”, will come true
          for Islamist on our streets who try to impose
          their intellectual Tripe. The hammer will fall!

    • Drakken

      It is exactly that scenario and what it is going to take to wake up the average American and his leftist induced garbage of all things being equal. It will come down to the Serb Option.

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

    Essentially correct … it’s an imperialist religious ideology, not a criminal syndicate that Bush and Obama led us to believe. Jihadi are fighting in Syria, Egypt, Nigeria, Central Africa, Burma, the Philippines, India, Chechnya, Gaza, etc. The war is raging on and the death of one sugar daddy doesn’t deter in the slightest future attacks.

    • A Z

      “not a criminal syndicate that Bush … led us to believe”

      Calling the War, The War on Terror, is much easier to sell to people than the War against an Afghanistan headed by the Taliban. It is a much easier sell and perhaps necessary.

      More people could tell you more about Kim Khadassians history than the history of Afghanistan or Al Qaeda in the same period.

      Obama is not trying to sell us on much of anything except socialism or communism.

      • kikorikid

        WAKE UP! WAKE UP!!
        “Workplace Violence” is Shariah Compliance.

    • BagLady

      They are on a roll and our tactics are proving counter productive in that their numbers are increasing. Are we changing tack? Are we ****. Have we changed our attitude? Have we ****. Will we find a third dimension to our attack/appease stance? Will we ****.

      Perhaps it suits the Bilderbergs to have such turmoil, provided they personally are not at risk for their lives. There are many schools of thought that believe so. Let’s just hope they know when to call ‘check’. It’s rather like an episode in Grand Theft Auto.

      • A Z

        Wow, someone got angry. That is an improvement. No we got the engine turning maybe we can work on finesse.

        The Wright Brother had a competitor out east in the Tidewater, who once remarked if he had a strong enough engine, he could make a desk fly. Well the Wright bothers were more about control and finesse and they won.

      • Drakken

        I say we should throw you at the muslims and preach peace, love and lollipops and see how that works out for you.

        • BagLady

          We certainly won’t be looking to you for a third dimensional view. Attack, attack, attack regardless the outcome.

      • objectivefactsmatter

        If only AQ could find the NWO and destroy them, they’d leave us alone.

        We need to be very nice to AQ so that they know we’re not aligned with that evil NWO.

        • BagLady

          You can scoff……

          • objectivefactsmatter

            Maybe if you can put together something more comprehensive and realistic. It’s not like people haven’t tried your approach before but it seems like you just assume some nefarious stealth third party scuttles the peace efforts when in fact people are not as peaceful by nature as you seem to assume.

          • BagLady

            People become a lot more peaceful/aggressive depending on how long their basic lives are in turbulence and are having their daily lives manipulated by outside forces. Polarization does not make for a happy society.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            I don’t disagree. But that’s not comprehensive analysis.

            It’s a basic framework to build on though. Just remember that the manipulators are also just people and their influence is a reflection either of their success or the success of the idea that drives their behavior. And they are not always outsiders either.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Bush and co. never came to terms with the fact that Al Qaeda’s endgame was national power, not simply randomly murdering Americans.

      • bigjulie

        That was apparent when we found out who the Bushies got to negotiate and advise us about how to proceed in Iraq! It told us for certain that Bush had not the faintest idea about what he was dealing with.

    • kikorikid

      “Not a criminal syndicate.”

      “A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet” Bill S.

      Islam represents the darkest depths of criminal mentality.
      eg. It is not “Honor Killing” it is fratricidal murder.
      Christians, worldwide, are having their throats slit on a
      daily basis. Is this criminal enough? There is so much more.
      The “Religious” Label is but a façade over a Totalitarian-Supremacist
      ideology bent on World conquest and subjugation of
      the Human Race. If you haven’t enough yet , I have!

  • dung beetle

    As Muhammed said; “War is deceit”.

    • kikorikid

      The Quran does say,”Use all strategems of war.”

  • Tradecraft46

    We have never decided to destroy their base of operations or their supply/finance network. We have never made it personally costly to send people. We learned the lessons during the Civil War but don’t want to do.

    We have too many deal makers, who think hondeling is better than fighting.

    • Daniel Greenfield

      Exactly.

      • Tradecraft46

        I think neocons like Eliot Cohen whom I know from SAIS are coming to the conclusion that our vision has no charm for people in certain revealed religions.

        My late father commented on his time in Germany in 1945: the Germans were beaten and knew they were beaten they had no more fight in them.

        That should be our goal rather than trying to charm or cajole.

        • Drakken

          The muslims is either at your feet licking your boots, or at your throat, always keep your boots polished.

          • Tradecraft46

            Our toads say: We must not make the Muslims angry, or they will do something bad.”

            They are angry but impotent.

          • bigjulie

            Not for long, if Barky has his way!

          • Drakken

            I say let them do their worst, for then, we can do what must be done.

        • bigjulie

          Agree…but we are now dealing with folk who think martyrdom is a very high calling and have been trained to consider their death in pursuit of Allah’s goals will give them virgin numbers in the 70′s and other sundry rewards attractive enough to escape the hellish and miserable life they currently live now. I would suggest the “limited” charm offensive of Harry Truman followed by his “limited” Armageddon if the limited “Charm” is rebuffed…no more “Mr. Nice Guy”! And it better be done before Iran gets their version of Armageddon, because theirs will not be limited, if they have anything to say about it.

          • Drakken

            Well I say we infidels should arrange the meeting, won’t it be an absolute hoot when it isn’t God they are meeting, but the devil himself with open arms and a smile.

    • Porkys2istan

      How many Saudis SHOULD got a bullet in the head for financing 9/11?

      A: About 20 to 100 (depending on how broad your definition of ‘culpability’)

      How many Saudis HAVE got a bullet in the head for financing 9/11?

      A: ZERO

      • Tradecraft46

        I actually think the day of reckoning is near. The US is going to turn the Iran loose with nuclear weapons, then will stand back to see what happens.

        Iran wants the holy sites, and Saudi does not have the power to resist. begging Pakistan for 30K troops. Do think that Pakistan will loan them back the weapons the Saudis bought for them? Not too likely.

        The Israelis are a harder target so will not be badgered for now.

        When you do covert action, you supply the willing with the means to do as they will.

    • bigjulie

      …and who consider themselves to be Master Hondelers, but are, in reality, hopelessly ineffectual amateurs!
      Our final answers to the “hondeling” we were doing with the Japanese were “Fat Man” and “Little Boy”…masterful and overwhelming arguments that brought the agreement we needed quickly, and saved hundreds of thousands of lives. Obama and his State Department “Amateur Hour” toadies are, once again, playing the part of the Japanese Bushidoists, except that THEY don’t really give a damn about this Country anyway, and (IMHO) intend to see it destroyed one way or the other and thence amenable to a complete Socialist/Communist “relief plan”.
      I hope we can all come out of this peacefully, but I am losing faith by the day that it will be so. I am thankful that so many in this country are substantially armed, however. That may be the ultimate saving fact in this morass we find ourselves in as a result of our votes in 2008 and 2012.
      I fervently hope that as a result of our votes in 2014 and 2016, “We don’t get fooled again…”

  • http://www.clarespark.com/ Clare Spark

    But will the domestic terrorists include black power groups and the Nation of Islam? In addition to jihadist Muslim immigrants who are already here?

    • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

      There was John Allen Muhammad, the DC sniper of 2002. He had been a member of the Nation of Islam. But he seems to be the exception. As I remember, real Muslims hold the Nation of Islam at arms length. Although some will make the transition to traditional jihadi Islam.

      It’s immigrants or converts, who “turn Salafi and go jihad,” that become the major threat.

      • 1Indioviejo1

        No. Black Panthers and Black Muslims are also the enemy.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      The GUTTER cult called the “nation of islam”.

    • Drakken

      Once things hit critical mass, it won’t matter the stripe of muslim, they will be dealt with in the same way.

    • kikorikid

      Good question! They are recruiting out of our prisons
      at a faster and faster rate. DEATH TO JIHADIS!

    • kikorikid

      Yes, Clare, it will include them. Great efforts are going on right now
      to recruit in our Federal Prisons.

  • StampOutLiberalism

    Bush predicted that the fight against terrorism could last for decades. Until the U.S. is serious about combatting terrorism, we will be subjected to more attacks, with more of them coming to our shores. I just hope we react before it is too late. But I doubt this administration will do much of anything, since they seem to embrace the terrorists and surround themselves with those with sympathies towards them.

  • DontMessWithAmerica

    What you have
    overlooked, Daniel, are two important factors that have been and continue to aid
    Al Qaeda’s progress and when I say Al Qaeda, I, of course, mean all Islamic
    groups with the same mindset. These two factors are a malaise called
    political correctness which blinds politicians throughout Europe and in the
    English speaking world (somewhat less in
    Canada, thank God) and Barak Hussein Obama who has clearly and overtly been
    helping the Islamist cause in Egypt and in Syria in spite of taking pride in
    the assassination of Bin Laden. I have been saying it since 2001, one of
    the potentially most effective ways to combat it is to go for the serpent’s
    head, the FUNDERS of terrorism – primarily Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and
    Iran. They must be told that whenever we trace terrorists to links with them,
    we will bomb one of their cities because funding and exporting terrorism is a
    declaration of war. Let them control the extremists in their midst and
    when they fail to do so, we’ll make them suffer. When they begin to
    realize that our drones can wipe out their palaces and their families, they’ll
    think twice before aiding terrorists and extremists.

    • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ Jason P

      Right in spirit. I too was calling for action against the Gulf States. I read Dore Gold’s excellent book about Saudi Arabia, “Evil Kingdom.” I remember when the newspapers broke the story that the State Department continued to maintain “Visa Express” for Saudi citizens so that they could enter the USA with ease. There was an outcry and Bush had to do something. I also remember answering my leftist friends who cried “Saddam didn’t fund 9/11″ by telling them that Saudi Arabia does. Apparently the press failed us by not breaking the story that Dore fully exposes in his book. The underwriters of the jihadi movement in the Gulf and Pakistan were coddled by our administration; now we have worse with Obama extending that support directly to Islamists.

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        I looked it up.

        The correct title is “Hatred’s kingdom : how Saudi Arabia supports the new global terrorism”

        Looks interesting. Got to finish book on Johnny Carson first.

    • kikorikid

      This goes right into the “Great Idea!” book.
      If only. If you don’t mind, I’d like to suggest
      tactical nukes, that way they would know we
      are serious. A hundred sortie B-52 strike does leave
      an impression. A mushroom cloud leaves a scar.

      • Drakken

        Ever see an Arc-Light strike? It leaves more than just an impression.

  • sustapha

    Be sensible you haters of the Scriptures! If Al-Qaeda is a print of the Amalekites, Philistines etc who will ever defeat them besides the L-rd of Ishmael Isaac Jacob and Moses? Let us stop being idiots and learn our indelible lesson. Are we obeying the L-rd?

    • Drakken

      Your bloody islam is pushing us infidels to come to only one conclusion. God bless the Crusades, keep pushing us haji, and your going to find out the hard way.

      • sustapha

        Be sensible and civilized. You have not answered my thoughts.

        • kikorikid

          You sound like we are required to answer your screed?

          • sustapha

            That is if you are educated. Muhammad you hate is forbidden to deal with illiterates.

          • Drakken

            Your Mohamed is the devils disciple, soon muslim, real soon, your going to find out the hard way just how medieval us westerners can become once push comes to shove. Deo Volente!

          • sustapha

            First of all deal with the ‘Mother Nature’

          • kikorikid

            OK, I’ll goad. What “Mother Nature”?

          • sustapha

            Ask the Greeks and Romans.

          • kikorikid

            You are a hubris driven pinhead to even think
            I would “Deal” with Mohead. Not what I
            have in mind at all.

          • sustapha

            Certainly! This is from the teaching and practice I received from the Levites who lived with Muhammad in Medina. I am sure even if you a Jew, you are not from the Levite. Did they deal with Muhammad or not?

          • kikorikid

            Are these the Jews Muhammed commited Pogroms
            against? You know, wholesale murder. Who were they?
            All I really know is that being Christian or Jew only
            gets you put to the head of the line to get your throat cut.
            And you can’t hide behind a rock because the rock
            will yell out to the believers,”Here he is, kill’em!”
            Is that about right so far?

      • kikorikid

        STAND TOO! MOLON LABE!

    • kikorikid

      I think someone will teach you a lesson alright.

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    There is no such animal as a security system which is impenetrable. Every security expert and analyst realizes this.

    So, will there be another 9/11?

    Of course, there will be. There’s no way to stop killers whose purpose is to destroy as many lives as possible, when those same killers are willing … and even anxious … to die in the process. Thousands of US sailors found out this simple truth in WWII, in the Pacific, against Japanese “flyers” who could barely control their planes. However those same Japanese were capable of killing themselves against the superstructure, deck, or hull of US warships, despite the incredible amount of anti-aircraft power sent up against them.

    One can be completely sure that there are Al Qaeda-linked elements with plans to murder Americans in the mass, at this moment. It’s simply a matter of time before it happens.

    The only defense against this is to take the struggle to where the enemy lives. That, the American people are not willing to do, by large majorities. And so, we will be attacked. We will be shocked. We will sing “God bless America!” And nothing will change …

    • Drakken

      Sooner or later that paradigm changes as the casualties and the body count rises, individuals will no longer accept their loved ones being blown up in shopping malls and train stations once it hits critical mass, they will start taking it to the muslim, first as individuals, then as groups, then state sponsored. The muslim senses weakness and our feckless leaders in the west are allowing it to happen in the hope that it all goes away, this delusion is about to run into the cold brutal reality that islam really is at war with us. Once that realization hits the average westerner, the wrath that will be unleashed upon the muslims and the mulim world will be the stuff of legend.

      • 1Indioviejo1

        Drakken, I hear you, but I think we might not see it turn. We will be like Moses.

        • Drakken

          The one thing that can always be counted upon my friend, is human nature. Events are here and now, not the future, once that snowball gets tipped and begins to roll downhill, it picks up speed and velocity, and it becomes an avalanche. Once that happens, there is no stopping it, there is no reasoning with it, there is no negotiating with it, it becomes wrath incarnate. Make no mistake, once the westerners inner DNA of conquer and kill is unleashed, there will be no quarter, no mercy and no prisoners. The muslim truly believes that we are weak, decadent and divided, they are about to be proved dead wrong for the weak and feckless will give way to the strong and ruthless, as nature has always intended.

      • bigjulie

        That’s why I’m so happy about the millions of arms in the hands of Americans right now! The one thing that worries me is the astounding number of dum-dum bullets being amassed by OUR government.

        • kikorikid

          Google Earth, Artesia,NM. About 7.5 mi NW of Artesia
          is the western Federal firearms training facility.
          About 15 ranges 12 100yd, 3 50yd. All well
          used as can be seen in the bunkers. Interesting,also,
          is the facility is also a parking lot for several hundred
          DHS vehicles. Large transport aircraft can be seen.
          “Astounding number” is right! What are they for?
          I read, “enough to wage a “Iraq War” for twenty
          years.” They are for that part of the American public
          the Islamo-Prog fascist decide to roundup and
          eliminate. Christians-Conservatives to the front of the
          line. That’s who.

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        I pray that you are right. Every instinct within me is screaming that we’ve got to make attacks on America the most expensive thing that anyone can ever do. Let’s create a ratio of American deaths – Enemy deaths. Perhaps, 1-1,000. I realize that I must sound like a warmonger, but I accept it.

        We know where these attacks come from. We knew where the 9/11 attackers came from. This country had the power on 9/12 to make Saudi Arabia more of a desert than it already is. What we didn’t have was the will (and we knew that the attackers were Saudis).

        The “War on Terror” will never end until Muslim governments kill the killers among them out of sheer terror of what America can do to them. They will never love us. They will always hate us. But they’ll never mess with us, again …

        • Drakken

          It isn’t going to matter whether it is an Islamic govt or muslims in general, the west isn’t going to allow them to fester again, we will have to destroy them all.

          • bigjulie

            You better hope that when the time comes, we don’t have another closet Muslim as the supreme commander. Hey, Drak…we have BIG problems here NOW!

        • bigjulie

          Ain’t gonna happen!! When it comes to non-Muslims, every damned one of them is a “killer”!

      • kikorikid

        WAITING!

  • Frau Katze

    Crowdsourcing. LOL, that it just what they are doing.

  • Donald J DaCosta

    To win in a life or death struggle with a determined enemy one must first recognize who the enemy is. The west has not only failed to do that but have doubled down on that ignorance, convinced as they are, and absolutely refusing to accept what is staring them in the face on a daily basis, that the enemy is us. If only we make nice, continue to bash Israel, ignore the plight of the non-Muslims around the world, suck up to “the religion of peace,” adopt Sharia law and make any criticism of Islam a punishable offense, eventually, all will be well. It’s doing the same thing, over and over again, and expecting a different result; madness, literally. That 9/11 was 12+ years ago coupled with Obama’s apparent support for the Muslim Brotherhood and determined efforts to eliminate any reference to “terrorism” from the national security lexicon, makes it all the more worrisome if not a downright red alert.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      The first trip Obama made after his coronation was to the Middle East for his apology tour.

      Sickening.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_889oBKkNU

    • kikorikid

      Obama has pulled a type of veil(sp) over our eyes.
      Only it is over our ears. We aren’t allowed and certainly
      not encouraged to talk about Islam. Obama prohibits
      the Armed Forces from using proper terminology
      to wage the battle. Obama is, and wants everyone else to be, Shariah Compliant.

  • Havoc29

    This is an excellent article illustrating the failure of Western policy relating to Islamic terror. The brand of terror the West is up against has been around since the formation of Israel as a modern state and I would argue since the ashes of the First World War.
    Our leaders think in terms of days, weeks, and months of trying curb terrorism and when “we” score a victory, the second and third order effects are ignored thinking the fight is over(the withdrawal of the Soviets from Afghanistan, the defeat of Saddam’s regime, bin Laden’s assassination).
    Our enemies think in terms of decades to achieve victory. They have been at this for 50, 60, 70 years. They are willing to take at least another 70 years to succeed. The West gets war weary after a few months.
    The Islamic scourge wants to dominate the world, the West is afraid to offend their sensibilities for fear of being called Islamophobic. Oh yeah, Al Qaeda is winning alright.

    • kikorikid

      Most excellent point!
      The Islamist timeline is without end.
      I was told once that “Patience is only a Virtue if it is tried.”
      The Islamist most likely thinks in terms of “Ages” rather
      than some flip calendar. But OH YES! Islam is patient.(sp)

  • RAM500

    Taking off our shoes at airports has a magical effect on Al Qaeda.

    • blert

      It’s the next thing to clicking our heels and saying:

      “I want them to go home. I want them to go home. I want…”

  • charles simmonds

    the main problem is the name “War on Terror”…it is a war on Muslim extremists,..of course, Bush couldn’t say that as his family is in bed with the House of Saud

    • Drakken

      There are no muslim extremists, there is only islam, and where ever islam goes, the blood always flows without exception, period. Soon as events play out, nobody is going to gives a rats azz how a so called peaceful a muslim says they are, for nobody is going to care. They will be dealt with as the Serbs dealt with their muslim problem, except our wrath will make a Serb blush with envy.

      • patrioticCanadian

        I can imagine a second Reconquista ( my attitude towards that event has really evolved) followed by a Spainish like inquisition hunting down hidden muslims and their supports. Sadly humanity seems to be about extremes. I may not agree with the methods of the Spainish Inquisition but it did have a purpose.

        • kikorikid

          More died on 9-11-01 than died in the
          Inquisition. And 22,000+ more since.

          • patrioticCanadian

            I was attempting to refer to a religious war followed by a religious purge. Obviously in more modern terms to get the true effect we want we may need to think in the scale of stalin who was far more brutal

          • kikorikid

            Stalin, Mao, Hitler, Pol Pot…etc
            That’s fine, those wars were the “Total War”
            of those times.
            Whenever Marxist -Socialism has
            marched in History they have left a pile of
            skulls by the side of the road. It is marching
            now.

          • patrioticCanadian

            Except Islam has left even more dead bodies than those names put together.

          • kikorikid

            yes.

        • Drakken

          No matter how much we claim that we are more enlightened, more civilized and more progressive, human nature, without fail, always comes back full circle, no matter how much we want to deny it.

    • 1Indioviejo1

      It should be a war on Islam. Anything else is self deceptive.

    • kikorikid

      And Obama can’t say terrorist because…?

      • charles simmonds

        I do not understand why Republicans ride around on the attack on the Libyan consulate ….the phrase “clutching at straws” comes to mind

  • 1Indioviejo1

    If Al-Qaeda takes over Muslim lands they will have their hands full for years to come. All we need is more terrosit attacks in the west in order to prompt a venemous response and the fight is on. To this day, I don’t believe we have had the right strategy nor the will to destroy our enemies.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    The men hanging up the Mission Accomplished banner in the East Room of the White House say that Al Qaeda can no longer stage another September 11. They may be right, though as with the last attack, we may end up discovering that they are wrong the hard way, but they are also missing the point.

    The only reason the 9/11 jihad attacks were possible in the first place was because both major political parties in the USA were and still are married to the cult of PC multiculturalism. Ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, on the grounds that it is really non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad for the strategic purpose of demographic conquest, and not only is jihad in America absolutely impossible, but you can also do away with the massive Department of Homeland Security, the TSA, and the gigantic National Intelligence Agency and free up billions of dollars annually.

    As a matter of fact, the only reason those monstrosities were ever created was to accommodate mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage and to also spy on innocent American citizens.

    The Al Qaeda that we think we know, the terrorist group with cells lurking and plotting attacks, was only an intermittent stage in its growth strategy. The same is true of most terrorist groups.

    AQ isn’t the problem. The problem is Islam instead. The only way we can be harmed by the Islamic world is if we engage it. Hence, ban and reverse mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage and then isolate the Islamic world. Boom, end of problem! And if we also need to have their oil, then lets take it away from them in the process.

  • disqus_Imoi7LGhwf

    When shall Islamic fundamentalism be left on the ash-heap of history?

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage is astronomically far more detrimental to the infidel world than AQ, as it is really non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad for the strategic purpose of demographic conquest.

    The Islamic world can only harm us through engagement. Thus, the most common sense solution is to end all engagement with it by banning and reversing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage and then by isolating it. Because Islam is a very rabid form of totalitarianism as opposed to being an actual religion, it is incapable of producing anything other than backwardness and violence. Thus, if the Islamic world is isolated without access to Western technology and know how, it will eventually inevitably self-destruct on its own.

    • kikorikid

      I was hoping to read this and find something to argue
      about. Not gonna happen, HERE.
      OK OYM, We’re engaged, Civilization Jihad and Creeping
      Shariah are in operation. How do we stop it? Do you
      support it? That question is rhetorical… Other than the
      “Mongolian Solution”,FORCE, is there anything to be done?

  • Rosasolis

    The Islam is spreading quickly all over the world, like poisonous plants do!
    How can we get rid of Poison -Ivy, poison mushrooms, and Rag-weed?
    Although Al Qaeda is still active, there are so many new terrorist Islamic groups
    arising and spreading all over the Middle-east and Africa!
    Yesterday I watched a report on the BBC world-news about the newest
    terrorist terrorist group fighting the rebels in Syria. It’s called ISIS, and the horrific activities they are carrying out daily against citizens and the rebels
    are beyond anything I have recently heard of. These terrible JIHAD CELLS
    are now rising as poisonous mushrooms all over the Middle-east and Africa.
    Our airport officials are now on the alert to prevent young teen-age Islam
    boys from being sent away “for a vacation” to all middle-east countries!
    They confiscate their passports and send them back home to the Islam
    districts in our large cities in Europe.

  • galen

    Wasn’t the Benghazi attack happen on Sept 11? So, didn’t they celebrate another 09/11? The murder of an ambasador is a warlike act. Our ambassador was tortured and killed on camera & posted on the net.

  • TJinNJ

    The USA has foreign born terrorists living here as we speak and should be considered a greater threat if not equal to the home grown terrorists. This is being accomplished in broad daylight by the UN’s Refugee Resettlement program which has been going on for over a decade.

  • Milkrun

    Al Qaeda has never been the point, nor the issue. The core has always been Islam, and the Muslim Brotherhood’s ultra-orthodoxy. It is wrong to call Al Qaeda radical, extremist, or anything else. It is just Islam, doing what Quran, Ha’dith, and Sira direct. They are simply orthodox – the only real, true Muslims in the world. If you accept the books as truly the word of god/allah, war for absolute domination is what you must do. This is multi-generational war, and it is founded in the ideology of Islam, period. Al Qaeda was and is just a subset of the Muslim Brotherhood/Wahhabi ultra-orthodoxy. And they are simply orthodox Muslims.

    We, the people of the liberal West, have grown fat, soft, arrogant and stupid. We are not “like” wealthy frat boys who think daddy will always save us. We are exactly those scions, living on our wealth of yesteryear, holding onto our self-image of power, clinging to the psychedelic culture idealistic delusion that thinks everyone really wants to love one another.

    All religions fundamentally teach the same thing! It is is a core tenet of that absurd belief system. Nothing could be more wrong.

    PR spin has primacy, because we cannot face the reality of this world we live in. It is hubris wrapped around delusion.

  • american121

    Until America’s enemy is defined as ISLAM, there is no way the U.S. can every win the war simply because of Quranic verse 9:29 (look it up) which defines everyone except Muslims as the enemy

    No one can win a war when the enemy is undefined and the enemy has been defined only as “Terror” by the U. S. Government. I fully believe that this is the New World Order’s war on America, and our government definately supports the New World Order!

  • http://historyscoper.com/ T.L. Winslow

    Asymmetric warfare is one thing, lameass Al-Qaida is another. If it weren’t for 9/11, they’d be a mere pimple on our butt. After 12 years we’ve contained them to the Middle East where they’re now busy killing other Muslims and lamely trying to attack Israel somehow, with their unworkable idea of a new caliphate proven kaput every time a Muslim kills another. In other words, they’re all bark and no bite. It’s Islam itself that’s doomed, and they all know it. Even Osama bin Laden liked our degenerate porno-packed infidel culture, and if the Mormons had gotten polygamy legalized in the U.S. he might have tried for immunity from prosecution by states witness and moved into Utah. Every day the Grate Powah of Da Internet bastes the Muslim Turkey, and it’s about ready to stick a fork in. If it won’t be porno, or rock & roll, or sports, or travel sites, it will be something else that will finally ‘get’ to Muslims and make them want to chuck moldy Mohammad and his Great Jihad and join the human race and party. Yes, the Great Muslim Apostasy is just around the corner, so get your head out of the back window and look in the windshield and help prepare for how we will move into the vacuum and give Israel its rightful territory from the Nile to the Euphrates while ex-Muslims dance in the streets with Jews crying that the Wicked Witch is finally dead. My only concern is that the U.S. will drop the ball and let Russia and/or China move into the vacuum. tinyurl.com/winslowplan

  • kikorikid

    The Russians OWE the Serbs BIG TIME!
    The Yugoslav-Serb uprising caused Hitler to divert
    several hundred thousand troops to quell it.
    It took weeks and weeks causing a significant delay
    in the start of Operation Barbarossa, Hitlers invasion
    of the USSR. The delay put the Nazis outside of
    Moscow but in the middle of a “Napolean Winter”.
    Napolean staggered back with about a quarter of
    his army. Hitlers, POW, army was marched East into oblivion.

  • Gymint

    Do you why al qaeda can’t over ?
    I will make it simple .. Al qaeda have an ideology
    It’s to fight for muslims to reestablished caliphate
    And to unite muslim country into one country like USA
    Muslim land was in the past united in states exactly like USA now
    There is one way to finish al qaeda .. Let them perform islamic caliphate in their land without aiding the governments against them and they will leave western alone
    There is one way to slow them and i think it’s the best way to deal with al qaeda
    You must help spreading democracy and force it in all muslims countries and you will make them weak .. Because less people will join them then .. But i don’t think this will happens
    There is one way to block them for a little time with fighting them and make wars and spend billions of dollars in what called war on terror and this what happens now.

    Al Qaeda will never end until they get what they are fighting for “Caliphate”
    And people will keep joining them until they get what they want

    Poverty and corruption and dictatorship in arab and muslim countries is the reason why people join them.
    And they attack west because west is helping the dictators muslims leaders
    In the end it’s not west war but free oil from arab dictators is worth the fight against al qaeda