Monday, September 25, 2006

The Current State Of Terror.

According to a new article by the Associated Press, several U.S. Intelligence agencies as well as numerous private analysts are stating, they view Al-Qaeda as a significantly lower threat to the United States since 9/11.

The article cites recent terrorist acts such as the Syrian militant attack on a U.S. Embassy and the random attack of a British tourist in Jordan as in no way being Al-Qaeda related. Recent small scale terrorist acts coupled with French intelligence reports of a dead Osama bin Laden have turned Al-Qaeda from the most threatening evil in the world to a mere propaganda machine, an idol which fuels small and acutely unorganized terrorist groups.

I don't believe the majority of people will realize it today or tomorrow but one day in the future when we look back on "The War on Terror" we'll see we were at war with anti American extremism as we were in the 80's against Iran and not so much "Al-Qaeda". If you don't believe in the war you must concede, all of our chips are in and there is no turning back, we are in it to win it, and to win it we must always be steps ahead of those who desire our destruction. Right now America is losing the propaganda war, we don't seem to know exactly who our enemies are, if we continue to skower the mountains searching for Osama bin Laden, we might as well dig our graves now.

If not Al-Qaeda than who?

The enemy is the ideology that was given birth to 70+ years ago by Hassan al Banna and 40 years ago by Sayyid Qutb . The two are the fathers of militant extremism in the Middle East, who if Satan never created, Al-Qaeda would be non-existent.

What now?

Though we need not fear Osama anymore we're now faced with a new menace, the jihadist training camp which is the Iraq war just as the Russian/Afghan war was a training ground for mujahideen soldiers like Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu Musab al Zarqawi. The American people are culpable for our failures in Iraq, the U.S. government has failed to make Iraq a safer place and we the people are responsible for not holding our leaders accountable for their failures. Remember patriotism is NOT blindly following Fox News and whoever sits in the oval office, its not standing by a president solely because of our dislike for the opposite party, it's constantly striving to make our country better and our misappropriation of consciousness is an enabler in not accomplishing that goal.


At 7:30 AM, Anonymous Ha Ana Za said...

Interesting post and well set out. However, don't you feel that the Wahabbi ideology (it was continued by Banna but orginated in Saudi in the 19th century) is more of a symptom rather than a cause of the conflict.
Due to the numerous problems that the Middle East is riddled with you name it - economy, health, education, unemployment, democracy etc etc etc perople are feeling less and less that the secular way is the answer and prefer to turn to something more 'homegrown'- in this case fundamentalism.
As in the case of Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood provides much more tangible results than the government ever could- setting up hospitals, schools etc. So the ordinary man on the street is bound to side with such a group.
The war against terror should be waged against the government not the religion or the people

At 9:52 AM, Blogger D.B. Shobrawy said...

"don't you feel that the Wahabbi ideology (it was continued by Banna but orginated in Saudi in the 19th century) is more of a symptom rather than a cause of the conflict."

Well I dont believe Wahabism is the true cause either, its more of a foundation but not directly related to militant extremism. The militant factor came when Hassan al Banna created a secret militant wing of the Muslim Brotherhood behind their socially conscious front, Sayyid Qutb took that allready existing militant wing and wrote into their ideology, demanmds for violence against anything non muslim. Social problems like poverty are a kick starter but the ideology gave muslims, who were feeling social despiration, an excuse to be violent.

At 10:12 PM, Blogger Miss Carnivorous said...

It seems as if it hard for the Osama followers to make up their minds, in a way living in poverty is what keeps people religious and dependant on their religious leaders. So you give them schools but only teach them select knowlege. You build hospitals which make them healthier but you don't let women be doctors. You give with one hand but you expect extreme obedience. You make people dependent on you for everthing, like a dog really. Then they become trained to view you as their master.


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