I have been watching the news about the Georgian occupation by the Soviets disappear and waiting for the smoke to blow over the car bombings in Yemen and Pakistan to understand their relevance and connection. To my surprise, it goes further than I had suspected.
We have put somewhat of a dent into FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia), a terrorist group who has been at war with the Colombian government for over 40 years, only to find through the documents obtained in the computers and other sources made available by the Columbian intelligence community and their successful raids of this group has a far more reaching network of which they obtain arms and monies, sell drugs, etc. from some state-sponsors (Venezuela and Nicaragua) and some non-state networks such as P-IRA of Ireland and ETA of Spain.
Here is the link to the third NEFA Foundation report written by Douglas Farah.
Sidebar: Douglas has been on top of this part of the world (and Africa) for a long period of time. He is a member of the Counter-Terrorism Blog, and he has his own site. Hat tip: CounterTerrorismBlog.
You may be thinking, "What does the ETA or the IRA have to do with al-Qaida? For that matter, what does Venezuela or Nicaragua have to do with this?" This is a good question. For a moment, I would like to let it stay a question while we explore more 'entities'.
Kenneth Conboy brings information to the table about Indonesia. On the same day of the bombings in Pakistan, "Indonesian cleric Abu Bakar Ba’asyir formally inaugurated a new hard-line organization in Bekasi, West Java, on 19 September. The new organization is called Jamaah Anshorud Tauhid (JAT), which roughly translates as “Savior Community.” The paramilitary Islamic Defender's Front sent several busloads of members from its chapters in Jakarta, Solo, and Indramayuto attend this inaugural ceremony."
This could mean more trouble from Indonesia. If this new JAT is anything like the old Indonesian Mujahidin which he led, it will be an anti-American group. This is one more country to add to the enemy list.
There are fears that the rhetoric of Ba'asyir, as well as other conservative clerics, will go more shrill if and when the three convicted Bali bombers are executed (which is likely to take place after the Idul Fitri holiday in early October).This is, of course, another Islamic group. So what does this mean? This means that there is a growing number of Islamic groups, and none of their members are stepping up to the plate to denounce their violence. Where is the outrage over the Marriott Hotel bombing? I'm sure there were several Muslims in there. Where is the gnashing of teeth? *silence* *still silent* *still waiting* *don't care anymore*
There are two articles written about this incident that I would like to share with you. "Islamabad Bombing I: Brute Force Tactics", by Aaron Mannes, and "Jihadi Hellish message to Pakistan", by Walid Phares.
Aaron's article describes skill of the killers and their tactical acuity, while Walid discusses the far reaching message that is being sent by these bombings. Actually, both men cover this in their own way. They both write at CounterTerrorismBlog, but trust me. I've seen some very diverse opinions. It is very interesting over there to be sure. lol.
Also, Aaron notes the bombings in Yemen and Pakistan were within one week of each of other and trying to kill people in our embassies. Have you heard any outrage about these animals attacking America's Sovereignty? Not by any 'respectable' Muslims, nor from any 'American' newspapers. This is troubling on the face of it, but it also leads one to believe these entities agree with the bombers. That's correct. I said it, and I meant it.
There are many more articles I could bring to the table, but I believe this is sufficient. Now I would like to try to tie it all together. (There are many terrorists and jihadis in Africa as well, but that's too many articles.)
al-Qaida is not one entity. It is one of many different freaks who want to murder people for their pleasure, and they use political religion to hide behind. It is the same with the IRA. FARC is training Hizbullah and vice versa. North Korea
DEAR GEORGE, Told ya so.
From Ireland to South America to Africa (Sudan, Nigeria, Chad, Somalia, etc) to the Middle East to Europe to Asia to Russia, there are bodies of terrorists/jihadis who want nothing better than to rid the world of us. What does one need to become an ally? A common enemy, a common goal, and the means. All of the above countries and terror groups have a common enemy, the USA and our allies. They have a common goal, to rule the world. They are obtaining the means.
May I ask you a question? What do we have? Democraps? Repukians? People who would rather put politics above all else, including America? Now you tell me, who has a better chance of succeeding? You're dang right I'm scared. Because I know enough. Not even too much! Just enough to know that there is an attack coming, and we are not prepared for it. Twenty-five people died in a train accident, and the first responders were US, the civilians. The police, ambulances, firefighters, etc., had a hard time getting there. Huh?
People live there. How do they get home if it's that hard? I recommend you get yourself ready...it's only a matter of time. The enemey is emboldened, and the government is playing these stupid political games, putting the USA in jeopardy by looking weak. That's right. We look weak because these idiots.
GIVE ME SARAH! She'll know what to do. [THIS IS MY PERSONAL OPINION, AND IT MAY NOT BE THE VIEW OF THIS BLOG.]
PS. If I did not answer your question, please leave a comment and I will try to do my best to do so. Thank you.
May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.
Today I am having a Linkfest party for all my friends - the ones I know and the ones I will come to know. If you have a post you would like to share, why not trackpost it here? All you have to do is add my Permalink somewhere in your article (usually at the bottom), then trackback to it. You don't have trackbacks available? Why not use Wizbang Stand Alone Trackback? Everyone have a nice day.
Friends I have trackbacked to through Linkfest and others: Woman Honor Thyself - Terror attack in Jerusalem.
Friends who have shared their posts for your reading pleasure:
1. Leaning Straight Up - The Feminists unload on Palin, and the truth is exposed.
2. Gulf Coast Hurricane Tracker - Aftermath.
3. third world county - READ IT!
4. Mark My Words - The abortion experience.
5. Mark My Words - John McCain responds to the financial crisis.
6. Potbelly Stove - The AP is at it again.
7. The World According To Carl - Godly Wisdom - September 25, 2008.
8. Potbelly Stove - Obama: Ready to be President?
9 Conservative Cat - Third Annual Chicago Force Golf Tournament.
10. Mark My Words - Good for me, not so good for you.
11. walls of the city - out of control misconceptions.
Cross-posted @ The Talon and Rosemary's News and Ideas. Digg!