Skip to comments.Homeland Insecurity
Posted on 12/12/2009 2:00:56 PM PST by reaganaut1
Americans are now learning what citizens of Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and other foreign countries have long known: that some of our own can and will go to great lengths to kill their fellow citizens.
Ramy Zamzam and four friends from the Washington, D.C., suburbs were detained in Pakistan in a police raid on a house allegedly tied to a militant group earlier this week. One of the men had recorded a video filled with images of war and declarations that young Muslims must act. The five Americans, students in their 20s, are now being questioned by U.S. and Pakistani authorities.
The revelations about the Alexandria, Va., five come just more than a month after Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan allegedly killed 13 of his fellow soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas. The alleged massacre in turn followed revelations that Najibullah Zazi, an Afghan resident of the U.S., who is accused of planning to blow up several targets in New York. Mr. Zazi pleaded not guilty in September. Mr. Zazi's arrest had followed yet another disturbing, if seemingly more-distant report: America had produced its first suicide bomber, who had blown himself up in Somalia in 2008.
This grim catalogue of plots and attacks suggests that the American homeland's holiday from terrorism is ending.
For years since 9/11, I and other terrorism experts sought to explain why Osama bin Laden and his jihadist followers did not hit the U.S. homeland again, a mystery made all the more profound by the deadly jihadist terrorist attacks in Indonesia, Jordan, Spain, and the U.K., among other lands, to say nothing of constant jihadist strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan.
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Yep, you have a legitimate point.
Whenever a politician, whatever their affiliation, transmogrifies the use and meanings of words, they are up to no good.
Not to mention making it easier for others to do so...
Hey! Zamzam is my middle name!
"homeland security" are the words chosen by the focus group because it made them feel all warm and fuzzy. There was a movent in germany to protect the homeland which was very simular to what is happening in washington as we sit around and watch, and you know how that turned out. Never Again
You Wrote: "what in the hell is the difference between "national security" and "homeland security"?
You "corrected" my grammar, but you were wrong.
I apologize for making any kind of deal about this, but the Dominican nuns drilled proper punctuation into me, and it irks me that people do it your way all the time, and believe they are correct.
I'll have to take that up with the Franciscan nuns. ;<(
In the meantime, You can be the official punctuation wizard at Freerepublic! :<)
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I didn't mean it that way. :)
I knew that. :<(
How about you explain what we are going to do about this Homeland Security thing?
and the mosque they attended was?????