Call me crazy but my gut tells me that the two events are far more closely related than we will ever know.
Especially since once again, the blind sheik is mentioned. One has to wonder if these terrorist didn’t know about the plot to stage a kidnapping of Stevens in Benghazi and decided to make Obama good on his word.
Blind sheik. Both are attempts for Obama to negotiate the release of the blind sheik....and failed attempts at that. Look for another AFRICOM terrorist attack soon demanding the release of the sheik.
Both happened in N Africa.
Mali is becoming an Al Queda hotbed.
“Call me crazy but my gut tells me that the two events are far more closely related than we will ever know.”
Quite possibly so.
But — if this is truly the case — I sense we will be seeing more attacks in the future
The muzzies want their blind sheik back!
You will find the Ten Planks of the Communist Manifesto interesting at this point.
1. Abolition of private property and the application of all rent to public purpose.
The 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution (1868), and various zoning, school & property taxes. Also the Bureau of Land Management.
2. A heavy progressive or graduated income tax.
Misapplication of the 16th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, 1913, The Social Security Act of 1936.; Joint House Resolution 192 of 1933; and various State "income" taxes. We call it "paying your fair share".
3. Abolition of all rights of inheritance.
We call it Federal & State estate Tax (1916); or reformed Probate Laws, and limited inheritance via arbitrary inheritance tax statutes.
4. Confiscation of the property of all emigrants and rebels.
We call in government seizures, tax liens, Public "law" 99-570 (1986); Executive order 11490, sections 1205, 2002 which gives private land to the Department of Urban Development; the imprisonment of "terrorists" and those who speak out or write against the "government" (1997 Crime/Terrorist Bill); or the IRS confiscation of property without due process.
5. Centralization of credit in the hands of the State, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.
We call it the Federal Reserve which is a credit/debt system nationally organized by the Federal Reserve act of 1913. All local banks are members of the Fed system, and are regulated by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
6. Centralization of the means of communication and transportation in the hands of the State.
We call it the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Transportation (DOT) mandated through the ICC act of 1887, the Commissions Act of 1934, The Interstate Commerce Commission established in 1938, The Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Executive orders 11490, 10999, as well as State mandated driver's licenses and Department of Transportation regulations.
7. Extension of factories and instruments of production owned by the State, the bringing into cultivation of waste lands, and the improvement of the soil generally in accordance with a common plan.
We call it corporate capacity, The Desert Entry Act and The Department of Agriculture. As well as the Department of Commerce and Labor, Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Mines, National Park Service, and the IRS control of business through corporate regulations.
8. Equal liability of all to labor. Establishment of Industrial armies, especially for agriculture.
We call it the Social Security Administration and The Department of Labor. The National debt and inflation caused by the communal bank has caused the need for a two "income" family. Woman in the workplace since the 1920's, the 19th amendment of the U.S. Constitution, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, assorted Socialist Unions, affirmative action, the Federal Public Works Program and of course Executive order 11000.
9. Combination of agriculture with manufacturing industries; gradual abolition of the distinction between town and country by a more equable distribution of the population over the country.
We call it the Planning Reorganization act of 1949 , zoning (Title 17 1910-1990) and Super Corporate Farms, as well as Executive orders 11647, 11731 (ten regions) and Public "law" 89-136.
10. Free education for all children in government schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc. etc.
People are being taxed to support what we call 'public' schools, which train the young to work for the communal debt system. We also call it the Department of Education, the NEA and Outcome Based "Education"....thxs, Arrowhead1953
To #15 and others. These attacks throughout western Africa are definitely linked by both common goals and interlinked organizations. While the Algerian Al Qaeda/militants/Islamic terrorists have been carrying on a bloody war against the Algerian government, it is a fundamentalist, Taliban-like organization which MEANS that it automatically was seeking ties to like-minded jihadist groups in Africa, the Middle East and Asia Minor.
The same for those jihahists and Al Qaeda-linked groups i n Tunisia, Libya, Egypt/Sinai Peninsula, Syria, Morocco (the next major target), Mauritania (a secondary target), and other African countries with majority Moslem populations (including Chad, Niger, Nigeria, etc).
Mali was the number one target because it resembled Afghanistan and Somalia, a weak central government that had only a minute presence in the outerlands, was often corrupt or unskilled at nation ruling, and had a weak army.
The same applies to Yemen (where a bunch of Al Qaeda bombmakers apparently blew themselves up today by accident, aka the original Weather Underground Bombers in the Greenwich Village townhouse in March 1970).
Al Qaeda’s main leadership may have been decimated, but its’ 2nd Lieutenants and Majors have spread out, like a cancer, to infect other countries (per the above) and to unite similarly inclined Moslem extremist groups into an “Al Qaeda Affinity Network”.
The link of “affinity groups” is an old concept from the 1970’s re the PLO/PFLP, Japanese Red Army, IRA,MIR - Argentina, Tupermeros - Uruguay, eventially the Sandinistas, and the Basque ETA of Spain, among others.
This is what is happening again in the Middle East, similar groups with similar religious ideologies unite to attack a common enemy be it the Saudis, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, or Mali.
If the French succeed in defeating the Islamists in Mali, the key question to ask is what kind of information on the organization of the terrorist groups are they getting from captured jihadists?
The few survivors, and those from Algeria (if there were any), and captives taken in Libya, can provide extremely valuable information about the national and international contacts of their leaders and weapons trainers.
That is what we need to look for in the news media (I don’t mean CNN, MSNBC, etc. Fox, maybe, CBS, NBC and ABC, forget about. Look to the BBC channels for better and indepth coverage of Africa. Assuming that there is a French news channel that we can get in the US which might be trustworthy, but then again, they are from the French Left who are never trustworthy).
Also follow the Israeli press - Arutz, Jerusalem Post, Aaron Klein’s columns and Steve Emerson’s “Terrorism Investigative Project” on the internet.
By reading a lot of different sources across the spectrum, you will be able to get a much better picture of what is really going on than you will from our spineless State Department and Hillary Clinton, the two jokes of our foreign policies.
Listen to Hillary’s congressional testimony this week and see what she leaves out, how she dodges certain questions, and how many times she blames a lack of “clear” intelligence one what allowed the killings in Benghazi to take place.
We are now facing several international, but interlinked “jihadist”, Al Qaeda, and possibly Moslem Brotherhood, terrorist movements who move from one country to another like several simultaneous plagues of locust.
The refusal of the Clinton Administration to recognize this in the 1990’s is what has led to this, as well as 9/11 and other attacks on American soil.
The signs were all there, and a few people, esp. in the media, did yeoman’s work in putting the pieces together for their readers, but the Administration totally abdicated their role in having top-notch intelligence operations overseas, and we paid for it in blood.