posted on Nov, 7 2003 @ 11:19 PM
We need to reassess AL Qaeda. The rundown:
1. Much of their muscle, and most of their camps were destroyed in the war on Afghanistan. The ones that exist are now located in Syria and the
triborder region mostly. The triborder region is relatively easy to attack, diplomacy-wise. We will be at war with Syria soon anyway.
2. Al Qaeda has serious cash flow problems. Not cash problems, cash flow. Their decentralized system of cells and their exiled leader makes it
difficult for them to move funds around. Since most of their known funds are now tagged and watched, getting money to cells is difficult at best.
3. Many of their cells are compromised. The US government in all likelihood knows of Al Qaeda cells currently active in the US, and is doing nothing,
probably in an attempt to catch more fish. I forget when, and ill get info, but there were some cells in new york and kansas that were routed, i
4. They are becoming to famous. Their notoreity makes them popular around the arab world, but makes other islamic-friendly countries leary of dealing
with them.(see Malaysia)
What do we need to do? We need to watch the other, quieter players. For the life of me I can't understand why we continue to ignore Imad Mughniyah,
the man behind the 1983 US marine barracks bombings, a man who after capturing a CIA director tortured him to death on video and sent the tape to his
wife. His hatred of America is very real, and he has high friends and excellent financial connections to make the most of his hatred.
We need to continue to observe islamic asia. So much recruiting for terrorist organizations is done there, the environment is much like that of the
middle east when terrorism began its growth.
Please post any other comments you have. I have more info I will post later. We still need to treat Al Qaeda as an incredible danger, but we must
remember that many hate us.