It didn’t take long for the Defeatocrats to use yesterdays busted terror plot to their political advantage. Not surprising really, just extremely disappointing.
The most common theme heard and championed by Sen. Harry “We killed the Patriot Act” Reid is our efforts in Iraq are a diversion of assets and that has led to more terrorists which by extension dooms the war on terror to failure.
I don’t disagree, there in fact may be more terrorists than 5 years ago. I don’t believe it matters and frankly who cares, it just gives the U.S. more targets to kill. Lets face it no matter how much ass kissing the politicos want to do it won’t diminish those demented enough to commit suicide for a political statement.
No matter what foriegn policy the U.S. or the U.K. choses to follow the jihadist-cut-throats will still exist and will still take aim at western interests.
This mornings WaPo contains a story on the current London plot that gives a clue to how, in the long run, terrorism can be defeated. Muslins have to clean their own house and rat on each other.
It all began with a tip: In the aftermath of the July 7, 2005, suicide bombings on London’s transit system, British authorities received a call from a worried member of the Muslim community, reporting general suspicions about an acquaintance.
From that vague but vital piece of information, according to a senior European intelligence official, British authorities opened the investigation into what they said turned out to be a well-coordinated and long-planned plot to bomb multiple transatlantic flights heading toward the United States — an assault designed to rival the scope and lethality of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackings.
From that single phone call the investigation progressed to having dozens of suspects under surveillance since late 2005. Authorities tracked the suspects phone calls, travel patterns and what type of Internet searches they were conducting.
In the end they were successful in breaking up the plot, from the single tip by a concerned Muslim.
And that folks is precisely how the war on islamofacisim will be won. No one knows their own neighborhood better than those that live in it. As soon as the so called moderate Muslims get off their collective asses and start pointing fingers at the extremists amongst them the war can’t won with any certain finality.
When they turn on their extremist “brothers” the threat will be defeated within a couple years. Without their willing assistence your looking at decades before any substantial progress can be made.
Other references to this story: Capt Ed.