posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 01:49 PM
All these people who are writing seem to be unaware of may things.
I know there are alot of Americans, but Al-Quaeda has not been dormant and impotent since 9/11.
Australians will tell you about Bali, Spaniards will tell you about the Madrid train bombing of 3/11.
Al-Quaeda has a specific modus operandi. It is not Hamas, Islamic Jihad, Fatah or the Al-Asqa brigades or Hizbollah who are concerned with killing
as many people as they can and murdering their own people from safe havens provided by Syria and Iran. Al Quaeda specialises (I don't like to apply
these terms to murderous terrorists) in large scale co-ordinated terrorist acts involving multiple explosives in a very public setting with trapped
Lets face it the one thing that these guys are are cowards. They are suicide attackers which means that they do not have to face any consequences of
their actions, their leaders hide while they send women and children out to kill and give their lives up once they have first been convinced that they
are worth more to their families, friends and country dead than alive.
Al Quaeda is now targeting less alert countries such as Europe where their freedom of movement and the security measures are greatly reduced.
The reason why 9/11 happened was the appalling state of security on US domestic flights prior to the attacks.
I took a flight from Ft lauderdale to Newark the Wednesday before the attacks and the security was a joke, i would have had no problem getting any
weapon on board as no-one even looked at my bag as it was passing through the x-ray machines, i walked through metal detectors without having to empty
my pockets. I had a ticket that i did not have to show to get my boarding pass, just declare my name, and i didn't have to produce my UK passport
I was slightly shocked by this lack of security especially as i have often flown El-al and the security they have is first rate.
Having said that the 9/11 attack was amazingly well planned, to the extent that i still have suspicions that it was an old KGB contingency plan for
destabilisation before a first strike.
Lets look at the evidence.
4 planes hijacked on a single day (the timing originally meant that all of the planes would have crashed into their targets at the same time but you
can never trust airline timetables that much)
The hijackers were legally allowed to carry a 4 inch bowie knife onto the flight but avoided the risk of objections and detection by using box cutters
which while being razor sharp were never thought of as a problem because they are a tool not a weapon. The entire plan was concieved for 4
simultaneous attacks, any discovery would increase security at other airports and they needed to wait until all the aircraft were in the air before
All the aircraft were coast to coast flights so that the size of the "bombs" would be the greatest.
This thing was meticulously planned with greater expertise than previously been shown by arab terrorists.
As a side point, this is my take on the whole situation. Arab leaders view conflict as a long term thing, something that enabled Saddam Hussein to
actually claim victory in 1991. He was still in power therefore he had not been defeated, he said it was the mother of all battles, he did not say
that it was the mother of all wars.
There was a meeting of terrorists in Baghdad in 1997 (I think, i saw one or two reports about it and it may have been 1996) all of whom had been
funded by Saddam and assisted worldwide by the Iraqi secret service, Al Mukharabat.
Osama Bin Laden is essentially a schoolmaster for terrorists, a quirky older guy who provides all the money, gets the cudos and the blame for his
Saddam ordered the attack, Osama provided the willing killers and some ex-KGB guys (Al Mukharabat was a KGB trained organisation) provided the
Now there are significant problems with Al-Quaeda conducting attacks in CONUS, they have (as someone else pointed out) lost their safe haven now that
the Taliban have been ousted.
Pakistans rejection of terrorists (which have inspired a large number of al-quaeda attacks on the Pakistani Prime minister and army members) has
squeezed Osama and the remnants of the al-quaeda leadership into a very remote and inhospitable area of the world where there only method of
communication is to send someone out with a message and get them to somewhere where it can be transmitted without interception. This takes time and
a great deal of effort. It has also prevented them from using Pakistan as a gateway to other countries whose borders are less well observed.
Their finances are severely impinged. The Saudis have been bullied into stopping some of the financing of terrorists, Osama can't get access to any
of the family funds and many of the other financial routes have been blocked off. One possible reason for the UK having avoided any al-quaeda
attacks is that much of their financial manipulations are based there and it is always a good idea to keep a calm zone around your base of operations.
It is also possible that the UK was marked out for activities by the IRA and it's splinters (representatives of the IRA were present at the Baghdad
So they now have no base, safe houses that are limited to a few european and middle eastern countries (stand up Syria) Finances which are certainly
not as free as before (terrorists need a great deal of money for housing, food and in the case of the 9/11 terrorists, alcohol and strip joints.
These violations of Islam are allowed by the same mullahs as allow suicide)
NB read the Koran, [2:195] You shall spend in the cause of GOD; do not throw yourselves with your own hands into destruction.
[ 4:29] O you who believe, do not consume each others' properties illicitly - only mutually acceptable transactions are permitted. You shall not kill
yourselves. GOD is Merciful towards you.
[ 4:30] Anyone who commits these transgressions, maliciously and deliberately, we will condemn him to Hell. This is easy for GOD to do.
To be honest, al-quaeda is doing pretty well considering they have been smashed as no other terrorist organisation has in the past. They are setting
up francises and getting people to commit acts in the name of al-quaeda, they have also committed 2 of the worse terrorist acts ever since 9/11 and i
would expect them to carry out another attack in the western world (USA, Europe or Australia) within the next 12 months
I hope that i am wrong, but in the mean time, lets reflect on a differnce in societies. In the west we have organisations which, when a teenager is
depressed about his sexuality, abuse in the home, his sex life, money, ambition or exams, they are there to provide advice, help and comfort for them.
In the Palestinian territories, Saudi arabia, Syria and throughout the muslim world they also have organisations who tell teenagers (a group with
high rates of suicide anyway) that they are right, they are useless, they will never get a girlfriend, they are gay and should kill themselves,
because then they will be able to have sex and drink, which is more than they can ever expect while alive. These organisations not only
psycologically screw with these poor kids but give them help and the resources to kill themselves and make sure that they have extra reasons to kill
themselves so they don't back out.
It is like staffing an orphanage with pedophiles or making John wayne gacy the head of a teenage runaways employment agency.