reply to post by CirqueDeTruth
I appreciate your points, they are fair.
However, Al Qaeda need only voice a statement claiming loose affiliation, former association or solidarity with their 'glorious and brave
brothers-in-arms, as they struggled against the Great Satan and won an historic victory, dealing a strong blow to the corrupt infidels of the USA'
etc, ad nauseum.
But no, not even a whisper. A statement of solidarity, or a claim of support for their cause, or anything - that would make sense, it would be
untraceable, and it would advance the Jihadi cause.
But no - nothing but silence from the terrorists.
Contrast that with US leadership shouting from the rafters via media concerning the need for enhanced security, loss of freedoms, suspect everyone,
trust no-one, comply with (effectively) illegal militarized lockdowns.
Citizens in fear, panic on the streets with every movement of the FBI/ DHS/ National Guard etc, and ongoing worry for all citizens so affected by such
things, that someone may be ready to strike against the mainland USA yet again, in an unpredictable way, at an unpredictable time, in an unpredictable
The uncertainty, and the waiting, and the fear, is what will cripple the spirit of America, if these sort of psychological operations continue.
PS - did any of those lovely new DHS light armoured vehicles get used in Boston? Just a thought. We might be seeing more such lockdowns as the hunt
for the sleeper cell continues.