Thursday, June 30, 2011

US unveils significantly different counterterrorism strategy

Well this is fine as far as it goes, but what about the other Islamic terrorist organizations in America that are in many ways more dangerous than al Qaeda? For whatever reasons, the administration, the left, much of Congress, and a lot of the Right don't see the Saudi invasion of our universities with hundreds of millions of dollars for "Islamic centers" staffed by radical Wahaabi clerics. They do not see the 1,200 plus Saudi Mosques built with Saudi money and again staffed with radical Wahaabi clerics. They don't see CAIR and MAS as Muslim Brotherhood fronts, again, funded primarily with Saudi money.

They don't see the Islamic charities collecting money for Hamas and Hezbollah.

They discount the Somali's who have come here as refugees only to return to Somalia to fight against the established governments to impose radical Islam. They ignore Fetullah Gulen and Jamaat ul-Fuqra a terrorist organization founded by a notorious Pakistani cleric, Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani with about 30 compounds in America populated by Black American Muslims, many with criminal backgrounds. They train with guns in military tactics.

Almost all the individual acts of individual Jihad in this country have been discounted as acts by the mentally unbalanced or any reason other than Islam.

In a nutshell, we (America) are marching blindly but willingly into an Islamic tsunami which is striving mightily to replace our democracy with Sharia law and all the horrors that go with Islam.


US unveils significantly different counterterrorism strategy: Three key parts

By Howard LaFranchi

Revealed Wednesday, it replaces one from 2006

WASHINGTON— (TCSM) The White House unveiled a new counterterrorism strategy Wednesday that homes in on what it says is a declining but still dangerous Al Qaeda — and that for the first time makes a priority of the threat posed by adherents of Al Qaeda's extremist ideology inside the US.

"This is the first counterterrorism strategy that focuses on the ability of Al Qaeda and its networks to inspire people in the United States to attack us from within," said John Brennan, President Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, in a speech Wednesday in Washington.

The new counterterrorism strategy replaces one from 2006 and calls for pursuing with what Mr. Brennan called "laser focus" the approach that the Obama administration has already been taking. This approach, which the administration says has decimated Al Qaeda's power, reach, and appeal, includes the following components:

* A zeroing in on the organization's senior leaders.

* Enhanced cooperation with allies and partners to defeat the extremist scourge.

* A sustained effort to restore America's image and leadership in the world.

Elaborating on each of these points, Brennan said that, first of all, Al Qaeda's leadership ranks have been seriously depleted and its recruiting abilities weakened.

"All told, over the past 2-1/2 years, virtually every major Al Qaeda affiliate has lost its key leader or operational commander," he said — adding that the operation in May resulting in the death of Osama bin Laden was "our biggest blow against Al Qaeda yet."

Second, he said, the US will continue to deepen the kind of intelligence cooperation that was exemplified by Saudi Arabia's tip-off to US intelligence officials last October about explosive devices, which Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula had managed to introduce to planes headed for the US.

Brennan, who at one point in a long CIA career was station chief in Saudi Arabia, said in a question-and-answer session following his speech that the Saudi kingdom was now "one of the best counterterrorism partners that the US has."

He said he hoped Pakistan — which he described as "one of our most vital counterterrorism partners" — will one day realize, as Saudi Arabia did after a series of internal attacks in 2003, that "this really is a war" that threatens more than US interests.

Third, Brennan said, efforts under Mr. Obama to improve America's image abroad and enhance diplomatic and people-to-people relations were yielding results — even as Al Qaeda's image and appeal among Muslims are waning.

He cited the Arab Spring, which he said has "left Al Qaeda and its ilk on the sidelines." For decades, terrorist groups like Al Qaeda "have preached that the only way to effect change is through violence," Brennan said, adding, "Now that claim has been thoroughly repudiated, and it has been repudiated by ordinary citizens, in Tunisia and Egypt and beyond."

As upbeat as those words were, the White House counterterrorism chief sounded a cautious note in emphasizing that Al Qaeda still has an ability to attract adherents.

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