Top U.S. counterterrorism officials Monday said Al Qaeda is "imploding" and that its violent tactics have turned Muslims worldwide against the organization."Absolutely it's imploding. It's imploding because it's not a message that resonates with a lot of Muslims," said Dell Dailey, the State Department's coordinator for counterterrorism.Al Qaeda still remains the most dangerous threat to the United States. But of growing concern are organizations like Lebanese Hezbollah and Hamas, which combine social services, local governance, national politics with extremist attacks, said Undersecretary of State James Glassman.
"These are models that have a lot more popular appeal than Al Qaeda, that has almost no popular appeal," he said. Vastly more Muslims than Westerners are killed by Al Qaeda car and suicide bombs, particularly in Iraq where local tribes have largely turned against Al Qaeda in Iraq in the last two years. Extremist violence claimed more than 9,500 civilian victims in Muslim countries in 2007. U.S. intelligence agencies caution against predicting Al Qaeda's demise too soon, noting its Pakistan safe harbor and the persistent efforts of its affiliates to conduct attacks in North Africa and elsewhere.
Then they go on to say Despite these apparent fissures, Al Qaeda is the most potent threat to the United States, according to U.S. intelligence officials and reports. A national intelligence assessment released last year said Al Qaeda had regenerated its leadership and ability to conduct attacks in the ungoverned tribal region of western Pakistan. Afghanistan has grown increasingly violent because of the close ties and collaboration between the Pakistan tribes, the Taliban and the terrorist organization. Al Qaeda continues to attract new fighters to fight U.S. forces in Afghanistan, and radical Internet sites that provide religious justification for attacks and violent anti-Western rhetoric are spreading. Al Qaeda unpopular and imploding, what?
Doublespeak again I can't stand it! No matter what happens they can say they expected it look at the videos and frightening facts that will get worse! First a question:
Will Iraq be able to survive US withdrawal? No way in hell but we better leave. The entire middle east and the world will blow anyway thanks to Bush!
Good thing they are weakened and imploding:
Bombing and gunfire at US Embassy in Yemen 10 guards dead by Jihadists!
Meanwhile as you know Pakistan orders Americans shot on sight!
They have also closed the Border with Pakistan and are not allowing resupply convoys into Afghanistan because of Americans going into Pakistan to kill insurgents and so called Taliban! Meanwhile you know 10,000 additional troops are said to be needed and look at the hornets nest they will all be in and the supply routes blocked!
Afghani reaction to the surge in Afghanistan, they really hate us!
You know, I don't get it! Taliban, Sunni, Shiite, Al Qaeda, what the hell does it matter? As I have been saying for years like it or not this will be a war against all of Islam. This is a Religious war as you know. They are the longest and the dirtiest. With perverted Religiosity on both sides of this, this will be the longest and the dirtiest the world has ever seen and our collapse occuring at the perfect time for the right to take over one way or the other! You know, this analyst knows Bush's true goal with purposely allowing our financial and infrastructure collapse and his instigation to war with Russia and his instigation of war with Pakistan is not to close out his Presidency but to create enough chaos to allow him to declare martial Law take control of us and prosecute this new order agenda! Remember Executive order #51 giving Bush total Dictatorial control! This election will be stolen for McPalin or Bush has till January 20th to implement Executive order #51!
* Executive order #51 is a horrible tool in the hands of Bush or McCain!!