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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Al-Qaeda's New Priority Target--Great Britain

Over at Hot Air, Allah has a heck of a story from The Guardian:

Britain has become the main target for a resurgent al-Qaida, which has successfully regrouped and now presents a greater threat than ever before, according to counter-terrorist officials. They have revised their views about the strength of the network abroad, and the methods terrorists are able to use in the UK.

Intelligence chiefs with access to the most comprehensive and up to date information have told the Guardian that al-Qaida has substantially recovered its organisation in Pakistan, despite a four-year military campaign to seek out and kill its leaders. In that time, the organisation has become much more coherent, with a strong core and a regular supply of volunteers.

More worrying, officials say, is evidence of new techniques that would-be terrorists within the UK have adopted. The structure of individual al-Qaida-inspired groups is much more like the old Provisional IRA cells, with self-contained units comprising a lead organiser/planner, a quartermaster in charge of weapons and explosives acquisition and training, and several volunteers.

Officials describe these groups as "multi-tasking" - involved in fraud and fundraising and courier work as well as planning attacks. "There is a hierarchy within each cell with a very tightly run command and control," said one counter-terrorism source.

Many suspects appear to be aware they are under surveillance and have taken to having important conversations outside - in parks and other public spaces - similar to the tactics used by PIRA leaders during the Troubles.

Intelligence experts fear the UK is a target as never before, with extremists intent on carrying out a huge spectacular, on the scale of the US atrocities in 2001.

"They viewed 7/7 as just the beginning," said one senior source. "Al-Qaida sees the UK as a massive opportunity to cause loss of life and embarrassment to the authorities." A second source agreed: "Britain is sitting at the receiving end of an al-Qaida campaign."

This should have many experts concerned right now. Europe is going through an internal struggle right now between being "muliticultural" and "politically-correct," or to be hard on those that wish to harm them. And it is becoming increasingly obvious that the Islamicists are winning the battle. They have stronger voices that are reaching the ears of leaders, and actions that speak much louder than words.

So, what is Britain to do? Can they truly crackdown on the Islamicists, and force a level of assimilation to British law and rule, or are they going to fold like a cheap suit. Only time will tell, but the odds do not look good. Islamicists do not believe in secularism or tolerance. They have their ideals and beliefs, and it sits squarely with Mohammed. And Allah points out that while most religions around the world recognize a figure, and their "church" as the ultimate authority of dogma and doctrine, the Islamicists do not. They recognize Mohammed--his teachings, his gospel truth, his ways of dealing with the infidel, etc. There is no balance for them. There is no "gray" area in their beliefs. Either it is or it is not; there is no middle ground. Mohammed preaches to kill the infidel, and that is precisely what these people are doing.

And now Britain is in the crosshairs. How many attacks do we think the Brits can sustain before they exit stage right as Spain did after 3/11? Another? Maybe a couple? Heck, I will give them a half-dozen before they pull up tent stakes. Let us face a cold, hard fact here: The 21st Century's version of Churchill is leaving office. Tony Blair will be stepping down soon. And that should have Brits concerned about their safety. Will his successor be a staunch ally in the Global War On Terror, or will dhimmitude be the sou du jour of the day in Britain.

I do hope that Britain can prevent the attacks from hitting them, and nail the animals in their country that are planning them. The United States will help them as much as we can. I am positive our coalition partners will also come to Britain's aid. But it still remains to be seen how they will deal with this threat. Al-Qaeda is desperate for a victory right now. On the heels of the failed Canadian plot, and "Bojinka II" foiled by the Brits, they need a win more than our side does. Their sheer desperation right now shows it. And it also shows the world that no matter how hard they try right now, they cannot hit us. Other nations, however, do not have the stringent measures in place that we do, and are vulnerable. And that, coupled with thier "live and let live" mindset is going to get them killed. Time to wake up out of the daze, and realize the wolf is at the door.



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