Saturday, April 28, 2007

How suddenly Al Qaeda seems to be in American news at another critical time for Bush!

How suddenly Al Qaeda seems to be in American news at another critical time for Bush both here and around the world!
We learned yesterday amongst other things that ex CIA Chief George Tenet said what many of us knew for years. Al Qaeda is in the United States, former CIA Director George Tenet Says, and he's surprised there have not been more attacks on American soil.
"I do know one thing in my gut," Tenet writes in his upcoming book. "Al Qaeda is here and waiting." Tenet, who served as CIA chief from 1997 to 2004, questioned how Al Qaeda hasn't sent "suicide bombers to cause chaos in a half-dozen American shopping malls on any given day." Much of Tenet's book is very damning to Bush but this statement to me works in his favor.,2933,...
Then we all of a sudden hear of the capture of an Al Qaeda chief attempting to get into Iraq that may have occurred over 6 months ago.
An Iraqi from al Qaeda's top leadership in South Asia has been captured trying to enter Iraq and turned over to the US military prison at Guantanamo, US officials said today.
Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi was described by defense and intelligence officials as an al Qaeda operations chief who oversaw assassination plots against Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and commanded al Qaeda paramilitary operations against US forces in Afghanistan.
Al-Hadi sat on al Qaeda's now-defunct Shura leadership council before the September 11 attacks and had most recently operated from bases in Pakistan's tribal regions, according to officials. A US government summary on al-Hadi said the detainee was "known and trusted" by al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
Other officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, said he was captured as long ago as last October 1 and spent most of the ensuing months in CIA custody before his transfer this week to the US military prison for terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay in southeastern Cuba.
I find it all very interesting especially in light of the fact that as of late we have been hearing that Osama himself has taken control of events in Afghanistan, Iraq and in many other locales. We know Al Qaeda was just recently disrupted at the last minute or so we are led to believe in what could have been an extremely destabilizing terrorist attack with The arrest of 172 suspected militants in Saudi Arabia. It sounded pretty dire and ominous to me hearing the following.
The Interior Ministry said on Friday it had foiled an al Qaeda-linked plot to attack oil facilities, military bases and public figures, arresting 172 people, including some who it said had trained to use aircraft for suicide attacks.
Most of those arrested were Saudis, and security sources said others were from Yemen, Nigeria and other countries. Police seized weapons, computers and more than 20 million riyals ($5 million) in cash.
It sounded pretty ominous as I said until I heard Thomas Hegghammer, a Norway-based counter-terrorism expert, say the men were arrested over a period of nine months.
He said he didn't see it as one big plot... These guys were picked up over a period of nine months, and I suspect they include many different groups involved in a variety of activities," he said.
We also just heard of a failed Al Qaeda attempt on Pakistan‘s interior minister. The suicide bomber detonated his explosives at a political gathering in northwestern town Saturday, killing at least 22 people and wounding 35. This seemed to be in retaliation for an apparent missile strike that killed four people in the border region of North Waziristan, considered a stronghold of Taliban and al-Qaida militants. The U.S. military and NATO in neighboring Afghanistan denied involvement of course.
The attempt in Pakistan at least to me sounds valid and part of an ongoing attempt to disrupt or overthrow the Pakistani Government of Pervez Musharraf but I have to question all the sudden talk of Al Qaeda again at a time where it is politically expedient for Bush the idiot.
All of this does tell me that after all of Bush's more than 6 years of successes that No one of consequence has been captured and with seemingly millions of volunteers to fill the ranks this entire mess continuously appears to be kept alive just to be used against the American public. What do you think?

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma

1 comment:

Gort said...

I agree that this whole War on Terror thing has resulted in making our people less free. Just what they wanted. I'm of the opinion that we are stronger than the government gives us credit. For the most part the government's reaction to Al-Qaeda is more frightening than Al-Qaeda.