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If there is anyone who might possibly have an inkling as to what al-Qaida are up to, it is the Jordanian journalist Fouad Hussein. He has not only spent time in prison with al-Zarqawi, but has also managed make contact with many of the network's leaders. Based on correspondence with these sources, he has now brought out a book detailing the organization's master plan.
n the introduction, the Jordanian journalist writes, "I interviewed a whole range of al-Qaida members with different ideologies to get an idea of how the war between the terrorists and Washington would develop in the future." What he then describes between pages 202 and 213 is a scenario, proof both of the terrorists' blindness as well as their brutal single-mindedness. In seven phases the terror network hopes to establish an Islamic caliphate which the West will then be too weak to fight.
The First Phase Known as "the awakening" -- this has already been carried out and was supposed to have lasted from 2000 to 2003, or more precisely from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington to the fall of Baghdad in 2003. The aim of the attacks of 9/11 was to provoke the US into declaring war on the Islamic world and thereby "awakening" Muslims. "The first phase was judged by the strategists and masterminds behind al-Qaida as very successful," writes Hussein. "The battle field was opened up and the Americans and their allies became a closer and easier target." The terrorist network is also reported as being satisfied that its message can now be heard "everywhere."
The Second Phase "Opening Eyes" is, according to Hussein's definition, the period we are now in and should last until 2006. Hussein says the terrorists hope to make the western conspiracy aware of the "Islamic community." Hussein believes this is a phase in which al-Qaida wants an organization to develop into a movement. The network is banking on recruiting young men during this period. Iraq should become the center for all global operations, with an "army" set up there and bases established in other Arabic states.
The Third Phase This is described as "Arising and Standing Up" and should last from 2007 to 2010. "There will be a focus on Syria," prophesies Hussein, based on what his sources told him. The fighting cadres are supposedly already prepared and some are in Iraq. Attacks on Turkey and -- even more explosive -- in Israel are predicted. Al-Qaida's masterminds hope that attacks on Israel will help the terrorist group become a recognized organization. The author also believes that countries neighboring Iraq, such as Jordan, are also in danger.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
Why didn't the great B.O. Get our troops out of Afghanistan like he promised?
He had over 100 days so his presidency must have been a failure.
At least he got us out of Iraq like,,,,, oh, wait he didn't?
But the prison in Cuba is closed so ,,,,oh, it's not?
But if he had done what he promised, trump wouldn't have to deal with the problems.
What would the left bitch about then?
originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: bknapple32
Okay but you're a historical Trump basher so I can understand why he might think that you're a left wingnut.
Sorry, it's gotten foggy here nowadays. Sometimes it seems difficult to have a discussion without picking a side.
I do think that little by little, ATS is regrouping. I hope so. ❤
originally posted by: bknapple32
a reply to: SolAquarius
Yep. Learned my lesson with Obama sending troops.
War is a money machine. Who are we to think the govt would shut a money machine down like that
four year old tweet.
President Donald Trump recently acknowledged that he inherited a mess from Obama. That aside, Trump is proceeding with his campaign promise to stop the terrorists and effectively end the war on terror.
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