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Four years after 9/11, war on terror slogs on(BS alert)
San Diego Union ^ | Sept. 11, 2005 | Brian Michael Jenkins

Posted on 09/11/2005 6:27:08 AM PDT by radar101

Progress depends on how this new war is defined. It is a campaign to destroy al-Qaeda's terrorist enterprise. It has become inextricably intertwined with the struggle to suppress an insurgency in Iraq. It is a selective effort to defeat other terrorist organizations that threaten the United States and its allies. It is a decades-old effort to combat terrorism as a mode of conflict that will continue for decades. And it is conflated with efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction on the presumption that their development by states will lead inevitably to their acquisition by terrorists – too many things to measure in the aggregate.

How are we doing in Iraq? Reconstruction is behind schedule, although vital infrastructure is slowly being improved On the minus side, our intelligence is inadequate. We have too few troops. Even with ample recruits, Iraqis will need years to take over their own security. Coalition forces cannot control Iraq's borders with Iran or Syria, both of which have incentives to make things difficult. Even bringing security up to the level of the U.S. border with Mexico, which would require a huge investment, might have little significant impact on the insurgents' operational effectiveness.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 911; americahate; fourthanniversary; iraq; wot

1 posted on 09/11/2005 6:27:09 AM PDT by radar101
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To: radar101

Yes the war on terror slogs on. Yet in that time we have liberated 50+ million people and we are killinig jihadis where ever we can fight them. So to the media who complains about 4 years STFU! Remember media scum ww2 was 4 years and we finally won. But that was due to having a clear enemy IE the Germans and the Japanese. This war has been said by our President will last longer then most modern wars, one reason no clear enemy only scummy jihadis from all over the world looking to have a face to face meeting with ALLAH{SATAN}! So sit back liberals and let the grown ups do the work..

2 posted on 09/11/2005 6:42:30 AM PDT by partyrepub
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To: partyrepub

I was wondering how long it would be before the MSM begins to equate the four years since 9-11 and the War on Terror with the four years the US was engaged in WWII. As we were warned post 9-11, this war may well last for decades.

3 posted on 09/11/2005 7:00:44 AM PDT by Paisan
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To: radar101
Absolutely insulting! What will you do about it???
Final Design Announced
The design for the permanent Memorial for Flight 93 was announced on September 7, 2005 amid overwhelming support . .

So the mark of the Jihadists will forever emblazon our landscape. Is it time to cry for America yet...???????????? This design seems to be a fitting memorial for the Muslims who died aboard Flt 93. The hijackers whose ashes are fused into the shale with those of their victims, of all the shapes, in all of geometry, they pick the symbol of Muslim power, THE CRESCENT!!!

Why not a monument of the passengers beating the crap out of the hijackers?
"When it comes to a memorial, all mankind sympathizes," he said." The idea of the Crescent of Embrace, Murdoch said, is to be a gesture of healing and bonding.
Muslims didn't/don't sympathize - THEY consider this to have been a great victory!

This is like making a holocaust memorial in the shape of a swastika. Absolutely disgusting. I think is a slap in the face of every solider that is fighting terrorism now. And a shameful way to honor those that have died in this fight.

Recognize it for what it is....

A commemoration for those who bravely died in their fight to expand islam!

Fouad El Bayly, leader of the Islamic Center of Johnstown, said the crescent isn't a holy symbol, but one identified with the lunar Muslim calendar.
This atrocity was commissioned by the National Park Service Memorial Project under the direction of Ms Joanne Hanley.

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4 posted on 09/11/2005 7:01:08 AM PDT by Wolverine (A Concerned Citizen)
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To: radar101

It seems to be more effective than Clinton's War on Terror. Wasn't it a 15minute bombing of Iraq and a bombed aspirin plant? That's it? Thanks for 9-11 liberals. Jerks.

5 posted on 09/11/2005 7:16:24 AM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: radar101
"How are we doing in Iraq? Reconstruction is behind schedule, although vital infrastructure is slowly being improved On the minus side, our intelligence is inadequate. We have too few troops...."
This is a great example of the disconnect between the ratmedia and real Americans. They actually think they are part of America and therefore can demand their opinions be valued. They're not and their opinions are not.
Look at last week's Harris poll. It showed that an insignificant 14% of Americans respect journalists as being in a prestigious occupation. We have to ask these skunks "What makes you think that America cares what you say?"
6 posted on 09/11/2005 7:53:16 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (The quisling ratmedia: always eager to remind us of why we hate them.)
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To: radar101
No thanks to anti-American rags like this one.

These liberal a$$-wipes would be happy for some bad news today.

9/11 is no time to print this crap!

7 posted on 09/11/2005 7:56:55 AM PDT by airborne
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To: radar101
I guess we should have just lobbed a few cuise missiles over there.

That would have shown 'em.

8 posted on 09/11/2005 7:58:30 AM PDT by Recovering Hermit (Arise! Sir Loin of Beef...)
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To: radar101
Opposition to the war is growing. Its initial justification proved false – we found no weapons of mass destruction. Its connection with 9/11 is now discredited – Iraq had nothing to do with the attack. Its outcome is increasingly uncertain. It is not unpatriotic to ask where we're going.

Conclusions built on false or, at least, inconclusive evidence. Iraq DID have and engaged targets with WMD. Able Danger and its data mining evidence showing Iraqi connections to 9-11 was convieniently set aside and buried during the 9-11 Commission hearings.

I don't really care what Brian Jenkins' previous background is or that he carries the moniker of the Rand Institute. If he can't connect the simple dots as easy as an ordinary schmuck like me, then he is either too erudite for his own good, a polital hack or both.

9 posted on 09/11/2005 8:19:35 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Right Wing Infidel since 1954)
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To: radar101

"We have too few troops."

Says the armchair general.

10 posted on 09/11/2005 9:46:38 AM PDT by Archidamus (We are wise because we are not so highly educated as to look down on our laws and customs)
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