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Right Intention: Al Qaeda Ready To Strike?

Friday, March 04, 2005

Al Qaeda Ready To Strike?

The Word Unheard has an excellent post about a frightening possibility:

The Word Unheard out of Washington, DC today comes from The Jamestown Foundation, where Michael Scheuer considers a very plausible probability:

Al Qaida has completed the required warning cycle demanded by Islamist scholars and may now not only have the green light, but be armed and prepared to execute an attack on the Continental United States on a scale that could dwarf 9/11.

Michael Scheuer's reasoning is straight forward and logical, and he dots all of the I's and crosses all of the T's.


Blogger trulyblueamerican said...

What happened to the ridiculous right wing notion of crediting Bush for "no attacks since 9-11"?

I mean really. When was the LAST foreign terrorist attack on US soil? The first WTC attack, 3 months after Bush I left office? So what, Clinton gets credit for "no terrorist attacks from April 1993 to the end of his term"? (Of course, Clinton DOES get credit for that...and for NOT falling asleep at the wheel like Bush did.)

10:15 PM  
Blogger RD said...

Personally, I've never been a fan of taking a victory lap for "no attacks since 9-11" like my fellow Bush voters. But my sense is the threat of terrorist attacks are a little higher on my list of priorities than yours. To me, it's issue #1. Am I right that its not #1 for you?

Furthermore, the situations are not comparable. OBL was at a different stage of development back in 1993. The criticism that Clinton gets is that he allowed the threat to gather during his term. Personally, I think Clinton could have been tougher, but the people I really want to blame are the Islamist fascists, and not Clinton or Bush.

1:50 AM  
Blogger trulyblueamerican said...

Of course terrorism is a threat, and its "#1".

That's why I'm so against the Iraq war, which has near-zero to do with terrorism. Except it has fomented it.

9:46 AM  
Blogger RD said...

We'll have to agree to disagree on that one. I think that Iraq was central to the terror war.

11:29 AM  
Blogger trulyblueamerican said...

Well it is now, we can all agree on that. Thanks to Dubya.

You cannot make a case here or anywhere for Iraq being "central" to the terror war, except maybe to state that we can use the country of Iraq as a base to go get the REAL terrorist supporting bastards like Saudi Arabia and Syria.

9:00 PM  
Blogger RD said...

Oh, a very good case can be made that Iraq is central to the terror war. It's that whole "spreading democracy" thing that the left likes to conveniently forget was one of the reasons why we went into Iraq in the first place.

12:45 AM  

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