When will our Intelligence Community let us know how many Al-Qaida have infiltrated the democratic party?
LOL...INFILTRATED?? Cut me a break. It's Saudi. They're Wahhabists. Those who had the same mindset as al Qaeda and other aliases for organized terror were already there. HAD been there all along.
Al Qaeda hasn't 'infiltrated' the Saudi military any more than it's 'infiltrated' the Saudi government or 'infiltrated' the mad mullahs of the religious extremist sect.
Saudi is the birthplace of Wahhabism, upon which the House of Saud is based. Birthplace of Binny and 15 of the 9/11 hijackers. Birthplace of al Qaeda. The country that ASSURED us, about a month ago, that it harbored no terrorist cells.
INFILTRATE? Why bother??? Al Qaeda would be preaching to the converted!
The Saudi government has allowed this to go on too long in a combination sympathy-appeasement campaign in which it FUNDS terrorism as long as it's against Israel and the West. This way, the Wahhabists can sell their oil to the West, while still adhering to their cult of world domination. Win-win scenario, monetarily speaking. The world reaps what the Saudis sow.
I'm beginning to doubt the royal family will be able to get out of this one now that it's gone too far. They're like the collective mad scientist who's creation - which was never under their control to begin with, though they thought it was - has run amok and is committing acts of mass destruction on the population. I've seen how scared they are. They thought they could control their monster, but never had control of it in the first place. Now their monster is runing amok.
I trust the U.S. Government (including Bush) to announce that the Saudis are still as good as gold and wonderful allies as always.
Yeah, that would be a necessary effort on their part, seeing as how their overall operations mastermind, and their head of operations for the Gulf States, had both just been arrested, and European cells intended to carry out attacks in reprisal for Iraq had been rounded up.
Sen. Bob Graham, a former chairman of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, said the Islamic network has bolstered its capability nearly to the level of that in September 2001, when Al Qaida conducted suicide strikes in New York and Washington.
Which explains why global terror attacks have escalated recently, instead of al-Qaeda being compelled to limit attacks to freindly "home-base" territory. But, wait, just the opposite is true!
"We essentially ended the war on terror about a year ago, and since that time, Al Qaida has been allowed to regenerate," Graham said. "We have allowed the basic structure of Al Qaida to continue.
Oh, so we have given up on al-Qaeda, sez Graham.
Yes, we've been engaged in a manhunt to find their past leadership.
No, wait, we haven't, sez Graham!
But what we're also finding is that Al Qaida has a deep farm team and they're able to replace those who are killed or detained."
Oh, geez, you mean they're gonna fight back and try to adapt? Since only you seem to have anticipated this, Senator (AS IF) do you mind sharing your ideas for agressively combating al-Qaeda and allied terror groups?
I have been repeatedly posting my contention that Al Qaeda is indistiguishable from a secret Saudi military force. This article supports my position.
Totalitarian Wahhabists in (Princes) and out (bin Laden) of the Regime have the same objectives: Destruction of Western Civilization and subjugation of all peoples to Wahhabist dictation.
Regime and non-Regime totalitarian Wahhabists have been cross polinating personnel, leadership, funding, ideology, etc. for years. The Kings know this, and turn a blind eye, becoming de-facto Al Qaeda supporters due to their inaction.
Where is their purge of the military? Where is their imprisonment of the funders of Al Q? Where is their imprisonment of Al Q members? What government employed imams have been fired for incitement to violence? What bin Laden brothers have been brought to account?
The Saudi Regime may not actually be in charge of Al Qaeda, but they are so close as to be indistinguishable.
Also note that the explosives "discovered" earlier in the week were high-tech military grade stuff. Not slow burning ANFO like WTC '93. The good stuff is usually the hall-mark of nation-state sourcing. Anybody who can get ahold of that much high grade explosive has got REGIME CONNECTIONS.
This person seems to be the World Tribune's chief writer. And his inside information always comes from people named "sources."
Maybe the NY Times should try that byline technique -- after all, they use a lot of the same "sources."