Blogs 4 Brownback

July 11, 2007

al Qaeda’s Strength Is Our Weakness

Filed under: Breaking News,Terrorism — Psycheout @ 8:23 pm

This post dovetails with my earlier post about how dangerous this long hot summer actually is. It would seem that al Qaeda is as strong as ever.

“Despite our successes in taking out leaders and infrastructure,” said the official, “al Qaeda’s operational capability appears to be undiminished.”

More from another story:

The government has concluded that al-Qaida has rebuilt its operating capability to a level not seen since the summer of 2001, The Associated Press has learned.

A new threat assessment suggests the group that launched the most devastating terrorist attack on the United States has been able to rebuild despite nearly six years of bombings, war and other tactics aimed at crippling it.

And even more:

Chertoff told the editorial board of the Chicago paper Tuesday that he had a “gut feeling” that a terrorist attack on the United States was likely over the summer.

“The intent to attack us remains as strong as it was on September 10, 2001. We’ve done a lot to degrade the enemy’s capability, but the enemy has also done a lot to retool its capability,” he told the newspaper.

This is terrifying news. I hate to disagree with our great President (if indeed we do disagree), but I think Sam Brownback is absolutely right in his declared political solution: dividing Iraq into three states (the United States of Iraq). If we can wrap things up in Iraq, we can redeploy our forces in the War on Terror and finish off al Qaeda once and for all. It’s time to get serious about the other important front in the War on Terror.

NOTE: This is my opinion, and not necessarily that of Senator Brownback. He will speak for himself. But I think we can all agree that something more needs to be done if these reports are true. (Remember, this is Blogs 4 Brownback, not Blogs of Brownback.)

If you haven’t prayed for America’s protection lately, it’s time to start. Stocking up on canned food and bottled water wouldn’t hurt either.

— Psycheout

15 Comments »

  1. It’s quite ironic that in life, the person that brings out the best in you and the one that makes you strong is actually your weakness. Is this what’s happening to the government as it faces Al-Qaeda power?

    Comment by portrait painting artist — July 12, 2007 @ 1:03 am | Reply

  2. I think this post is right on. Why aren’t you advising Brownback?

    Comment by Red State Guy — July 12, 2007 @ 1:39 am | Reply

  3. Ah, congratulations, you guys finally figured out that just blowing stuff up isn’t going to solve the problem.
    Bush still hasn’t…

    Comment by Skeptic — July 12, 2007 @ 4:49 am | Reply

  4. This is terrifying news. I hate to disagree with our great President (if indeed we do disagree), but I think Sam Brownback is absolutely right in his declared political solution: dividing Iraq into three states (the United States of Iraq). If we can wrap things up in Iraq, we can redeploy our forces in the War on Terror and finish off al Qaeda once and for all. It’s time to get serious about the other important front in the War on Terror.

    You´re forgetting one problem here, Psycheout: The division of Iraq is not very likely to end bloodshed there. And al queida is not centered in a single country or region or the like, making it basically impossible to use a full-blown army against them. This “war” is differrent then what you´re used from the past. There are no borders, not clear objectives or targets. It´s like fighting in thick fog, only seeing the enemy when he´s right in front of one.

    Iraq hasn´t solved a thing, even if Saddam were a contributor to al Queida (very unlikely, he was an enemys of the islamistic extremists) they are for shure able to continue their fight without his help and can now even use Iraq as some sort of a giant live fire exercise while getting more and more support by the locals as the violence increases.

    Comment by PG — July 12, 2007 @ 5:27 am | Reply

  5. Hey, why aren´t those blockqoutes working?

    Comment by PG — July 12, 2007 @ 5:28 am | Reply

  6. Is that better?

    Comment by Lyssie — July 12, 2007 @ 5:34 am | Reply

  7. We need for the left to stop playing games and we need to get serious about the War on Terror now! Thanks to the Democrats in Congress the pressure is off Al Qaeda and they are gaining strength. We need to finish off Iraq ASAP and move on the main center of Al Qaeda strength Iran. The last thing we need is for Iran to get the bomb because that means Ben Ladin has it.

    This would have never happened if Bill Clinton was president. He should have never stopped the troops from taking Baghdad in ’91.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 12, 2007 @ 9:19 am | Reply

  8. “This would have never happened if Bill Clinton was president. He should have never stopped the troops from taking Baghdad in ’91.”

    Last time I checked Bush Sr. was President in ’91 and ’92.

    Comment by Skeptic — July 12, 2007 @ 9:25 am | Reply

  9. Ah, congratulations, you guys finally figured out that just blowing stuff up isn’t going to solve the problem.”

    Depends on what you blow up. If Clinton had had Osama’s cave blown up instead of his you-know-what, 3,000 Americans would be alive today.

    Comment by Sisyphus — July 12, 2007 @ 9:49 am | Reply

  10. Depends on what you blow up. If Clinton had had Osama’s cave blown up instead of his you-know-what, 3,000 Americans would be alive today.

    For that he would have needed to know the whereabouts of the cave, the time Osama is at home and of course what he would do in the future, something quite impossible for any man.

    Comment by PG — July 12, 2007 @ 11:23 am | Reply

  11. “For that he would have needed to know the whereabouts of the cave, the time Osama is at home and of course what he would do in the future, something quite impossible for any man.”

    Here we go with the liberal apologetics. Face it PG, we need a strong decisive leader like GW Bush or Sam Brownbeck to defeat Ben Ladin. Clinton was just some overgrown frat boy who partied it up the eight years he was in office. That’s right PG, eight years after Gulf War I and Clinton had nothing to show for defeating Al Qaeda! Ben Ladin was still in Afghanistan and Saddam as still in Baghdad. Well we finally had Al Qaeda down on the ropes and you liberals wanted us to let up by giving the Democrats control of congress. So what happens? Suicide bombers in our streets! I hope you are satisfied.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — July 12, 2007 @ 11:39 am | Reply

  12. “Depends on what you blow up. If Clinton had had Osama’s cave blown up instead of his you-know-what, 3,000 Americans would be alive today.”

    No, he would have been a “martyr”, inspiring a wave of new recruits and his right hand man would’ve carried on with 9/11.

    Comment by Skeptic — July 12, 2007 @ 12:03 pm | Reply

  13. Let´s face it, BJ: What has Bush done against Saddam or bin Laden before 9/11? Nothing at all. Because they weren´t seen as danger. (And I won´t start again how irrational going after Saddam was. No WMD´s, no ties to al Quaida, no fundamentalist movements in his country, sow what set him apart from other dictators? Shouldn´t you just have taken care of Kim YOng Il before he got the bomb?)

    And you never had al Quaida in the ropes. Busg sen. stomped a bit on Saddams army, but those guys never had anything to do with the islamistic fundamentalists responsible for 9/11 in the first place!

    Comment by PG — July 13, 2007 @ 7:23 am | Reply

  14. Just kill them. Kill them all, and get it over with!

    Comment by Marcia P. — July 13, 2007 @ 10:53 am | Reply

  15. I would have to say we need to get out of Iraq… but it has to be planed. And Mr. President has forgotten that vital step and caused to US a lot of grief.

    Oh yeah IDK if it was a misquote or what but is is “September 11, 2001” NOT:
    “September 10, 2001”

    Believe me I know… remember like it was yesterday.

    “In your weakness you are strong”
    ~AEL

    Comment by AEL431 — July 21, 2007 @ 12:02 am | Reply


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