posted on Aug, 7 2005 @ 01:47 PM
Interesting Article on the AP.
LONDON - They had roots in Pakistan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Jamaica: the suspected al-Qaida foot soldiers in Britain were immigrants or were children
of immigrants — a new breed of recruits that underscores the changes in the organization since the Sept. 11 attacks, say experts studying the London
"These experts, who include a pioneer in personality profiling, say al-Qaida, always loosely knit, is mutating into satellites that attract local
operatives bound by disenchantment with the Western societies in which they grew up. It is no longer a hierarchy with
Osama bin Laden calling the shots, they say.
"Al-Qaida version 1.0 is functionally dead," said Jerrold Post, a founding director of the
CIA's Center for the Analysis of Personality and Political Behavior. "Al-Qaida version 2.0 is almost more an ideology. ... It's an adaptive
organization responding to a crisis." "
Angry Outsiders Boosting al-Qaida's Ranks
by Danica Kirka: AP Writter
The diversity of the groups detained for the recent attacks certainly points to an evolving problem. I thougth the article was very interesting.