Skip to comments.Time to talk to Al Qaeda?
Posted on 09/14/2005 7:26:38 AM PDT by LurkedLongEnough
AS THE WAR between the United States and Al Qaeda enters its fifth year, the nature of the armed, transnational Islamist group's campaign remains misunderstood. With the conflict viewed largely as an open-and-shut matter of good versus evil, nonmilitary engagement with Al Qaeda is depicted as improper and unnecessary.
Yet developing a strategy for the next phase of the global response to Al Qaeda requires understanding the enemy -- something Western analysts have systematically failed to do. Sept. 11 was not an unprovoked, gratuitous act. It was a military operation researched and planned since at least 1996 and conducted by a trained commando in the context of a war that had twice been declared officially and publicly. The operation targeted two military locations and a civilian facility regarded as the symbol of US economic and financial power. The assault was the culmination of a larger campaign, which forecast impact, planned for the enemy's reaction, and was designed to gain the tactical upper hand.
Overwhelmingly centered on the martial aspects of the conflict, scholars and policymakers have been too focused on Al Qaeda's ''irrationality," ''fundamentalism," and ''hatred" -- and these conceptions continue to color key analyses. The sway of such explanations is particularly surprising in the face of nonambiguous statements made by Al Qaeda as to the main reasons for its war on the United States. These have been offered consistently since 1996, notably in the August 1996 and February 1998 declarations of war and the November 2002 and October 2004 justifications for its continuation.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
After we kill them and bury their bodies with a pig, we can talk...
boston globe is all I had to read . . . .
Its from Boston.... The city and state that actually elected Ted Kennedy. Says it all....
I stopped reading here. How 'bout we just kill Al Qaeda? That sounds good to me.
wow. what have you got against pigs?
Definitely set up a meeting with ALL the Al-Qaueda leaders in a tent in the middle of a remote desert (for security of course) as soon as all the alquaeda are there ....
>>> BOOM! <<<
Oh well - they didn't like us to begin with !
I know it is against the rules to post without reading an entire article, but I just couldn't. Is this more of the "blame America" diatribes, considering it is from the Boston Globe?
Can't we all just get along.
And Barney Frank.
Time to boot this quisling and the newsprint rag that gives him a platform.
check the byline: Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
Uh, yeah! Dear Al Qaeda, die you murdering scum bags.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
It doesn't take much military planning or expertise to take over four civilian, commercial passenger airliners and crash them into buildings filled with civilians. A military operation? You've got to be effing kidding me. It was a sniveling, cowardly, punk-assed murder operation.
not to mention John (Vietnam) Kerry
..actually introducing them to the pig with who their going to be buried with might be the proper thing to do, after all the pig didn't know anything
You forgot barf alert
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