reply to post by CanadianDream420
These groups should be case studies in the Harvard Business Review on organizational depth and succession planning!
I think these claims are nonsense and are put forth every once in a while to make it look like progress is being made fighting these folks.
Think about what the folks managing this war talk about:
- this is a stateless entity hence traditional methods of warefare don't work. They are stateless, yet we have them in Iran, Iraq, Saudi, Somalia,
Yemen, Afganistan, Pakistan. My understanding is that all of the above are states. We also have claims of state sponsorship of these groups, most
notably coming out of Saudi, Pakistan and Iran. OK, how about we deal with those states? Oh, I forgot. It makes no sense to deal with these
states who we identify as sponsors of these groups because the groups are "stateless"
- there is no organization, these are small cadres of like minded terrorists. OK, then how is there an ""al Queda of the Arabian Peninnsula".
That certainly sounds like an organization. Oh, I forgot, its only an organizaiton when one of these fools is killed. When pressed about when this
nonsense will be over they are not "organizations" but independant cells.
- these groups are impossible to inflitrate, hence on the ground intelligence is practically impossible to obtain. OK, but how does that jive with
the claims of constant recruiting by these groups all over the world? If they are so bent on getting new members, shouldn't we be able to get a
couple of assets into the mix and provide some real intelligence? Oh, I forgot, these are just pod of folks and there is no way to recruit folks
into the overall terrorist organization.
- these folks actually have infrastructure, aka training facilities and camps. We can get folks into gitmo and get them to tell us they went to a
training camp in Pakistan, yet we can't take out the training camp? If some loser like Johnny Walker can find his way to the camp, you're telling
me that the US government with the $billions of intelligence equipment can't find it? Oh, I forgot, these groups are moving around so much due to
their stateless nature that we don't know where to find their camps.
- With the acknowledged lack of intelligence, how do we know the function other than association these dudes have with any of these shops? How do
you know the gent is "head of operations of al Queda of the Arabian Pennsiula? Does he give out a business card?
Give me a break