Skip to comments.The War on Terror at Five--Steven Emerson assesses who's winning–and why.
Posted on 08/22/2006 7:26:46 AM PDT by SJackson
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What year was his documentary done? 1993? 1994?
Q: Is that what we are doing most right?
A: Intelligence collection is the bottom line in any successful campaign against terrorism. There's no doubt the government is getting better at collecting that intelligence that comes from the inside of these groups.
(Muslim) Informants in American Service
The Strategy Page ^ | June 4, 2006 | The Strategy Page
Posted on 06/05/2006 7:56:30 AM CDT by Little Ray
A recent terrorist trial, and conviction, of an Islamic terrorists in New York City brought out the extent to which police have infiltrated Moslem communities in order to uncover terrorist plots. While most of this counter-terrorist activity within Moslem communities is kept secret, enough information has leaked out to make it clear that it's no accident that the United States has not suffered another terrorist attack since September 11, 2001.
There is an extensive informant network within Moslem communities all over the United States. The FBI was pleasantly surprised right after September 11, 2001, by the number of calls they got from American Moslems, reporting suspicious events in their communities, or volunteering to keep an eye on things. It turned out that there was a substantial number of American Moslems, most of them recent immigrants (legal and illegal) that were pro al Qaeda. These attitudes had been causing distress among American Moslems since the 1990s.
As I said to my son on 9/11 just after the Pentagon had been hit...'this will be a forever war. The bad guys are everywhere. You cannot negotiate with people who have no regard for their own lives. You can only have peace if both sides want it. They don't want peace so we will have to kill them all'. Such a sad state of affairs. I pray every night for our troops, our leaders and our country.
Q: James Fallows in The Atlantic Monthly
If you get a chance to read this piece I'd recomend it. It's in the Sept. issue.
As a plus there's a great piece by Robert D Kaplan "Hunting the Tailiban in Las Vegas", about the Predator UAVs.
"You cannot negotiate with people who have no regard for their own lives."
Well said, and completely true. I hope one day the left will realize this.
Q: To what do you attribute the fact that there has been NO ACT OF TERRORISM in the United States since 9/11?
A: It's a combination of things. A combination of good police work -- at all levels. There are aggressive efforts overseas to take out terrorist groups. There's deterrence. And there's good luck.
Great, keep repeating that lie.
Forgot about the Beltway Snipers so soon?
From this article:
Malvo testified that Muhammad, driven by hatred of America because of its "slavery, hypocrisy and foreign policy" and his belief that "the white man is the devil", planned to kill six whites a day for 30 days.
Malvo alleged that Muhammad had said: "We are going to go to the Washington DC area and we are going to terrorise these people."
They then intended to move to Baltimore for stage two of their campaign, to shoot a policeman and then blow up explosives at his funeral.
More explosives would target the ambulances that would then rush to the funeral. Another plan to kill three busloads of schoolchildren was thwarted because the pair were arrested when Malvo fell asleep while keeping watch at a Maryland petrol station.
Muhammad's ultimate plan, Malvo testified, was to indoctrinate 140 young homeless men at a Canada compound who would "shut things down" in cities across America, unless they received £5 million.
From the Patriot Act:
SEC. 802. DEFINITION OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM.
(a) DOMESTIC TERRORISM DEFINED- Section 2331 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--
(1) in paragraph (1)(B)(iii), by striking `by assassination or kidnapping' and inserting `by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping';
(2) in paragraph (3), by striking `and';
(3) in paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end and inserting `; and'; and
(4) by adding at the end the following:
`(5) the term `domestic terrorism' means activities that--
`(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State;
`(B) appear to be intended--
`(i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population;
`(ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or
`(iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and
`(C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States.'.
(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- Section 3077(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
`(1) `act of terrorism' means an act of domestic or international terrorism as defined in section 2331;'.
"Q: What is your major criticism of the war against terrorism?
A: In general, I'm a bit concerned about the degree to which there is a legitimization of radical Islamic groups that operate under a false veneer as either civil rights groups or advocacy groups. I think that undermines legitimate moderates in the Muslim community.
Q: That's one of the complaints you made when I talked to you in 2004.
A: There's still a bureaucratic impulse to engage in the "Kumbaya" dance and embrace groups that should not be legitimized."
And the former pres. of Iran, Khatami, should not be legitimized either by allowing him to come here next month and spread his lies and propaganda.......
Amen to that.
The sooner we start the sooner it will be over.
Europe especially is the next target
Thanks for the opening to get this info from the Blogosphere posted on FreeRepublic:
From the CounterTerrorism Blog:
Europe has become the focal point for recruitment and expansion for several strands of Islamist thought and activity, from the Muslim Brotherhood to salafists fighting in Iraq and recruiting for Afghanistan. There is some tension between and among these groups, but what these groups have in common is a clear sense of what they are doing and why.
Perhaps the most interesting move, and one with long-term implications, is the (largely successful) efforts by these groups to buy large amounts of real estate, territory that effectively becomes "Muslim" land once it is in the hands of Islamist groups. Some groups are signing agreements to guarantee that they will only sell the land to other Muslims.
The Brotherhood, particularly, is active in investments in properties and businesses across Europe, laying the groundwork for the future network that will be able to react rapidly and with great flexibility in case of another attempted crackdown on the group's financial structure. My full blog is here.
I was glad to be leaving with my new water pump and heading for home... not too awfully far from Lodi... (snort!)
Oh yes. They sure are one rich bunch and they live large! They want for nothing.
Seems we'll be longing for the return of the "Cold War," if this neverending religious war begins to wear on our nerves!!!
Really, I don't know. I didn't start to get into politics until Klintoon became President.
But the Mosque's are here to stay and I know they aren't all bad, but when the terrorists come across our borders, they have to find a place for shelter. What better place then in their own Mosque's? Every family has their black sheep you know.
Well now, wait a minute! Don't try to manufacture a moral equivalence between a typical family's "blacksheep" and one of these mass murderous Muslers for Pete's sake!
Even Muslims that "aren't bad" will allow someone to stay overnight, or even longer in their mosque without questioning too strongly what their recent activities have been. The "blacksheep" you lightly refer to could have their hands drenched with blood and no one would be the wiser!!!
You should probably stop thinking in terms of "conventional wisdom." It doesn't work anymore!!!
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