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  • Is America Next?

    In this picture taken on May 24, 2008, Pakistani Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud (C) speaks to media representatives at his stronghold in the tribal district of South Waziristan near the Afghan border. Top Pakistani Taliban warlord Mehsud on May 24 said jihad, or holy war, would continue in Afghanistan, despite peace negotiations between the militants and Islamabad. "Islam does not recognise boundaries and jihad in Afghanistan will continue," he said

    Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban recently claimed responsibility for the deadly attack that took place at a police academy on Monday in Lahore, Pakistan. But that’s not all. According to Mehsud, the next attack is going to be much closer to home. In a phone interview with the Associated Press, Mehsud indicated that his terrorist organization was planning a devastating attack on Washington D.C. that would “amaze” the world. Heritage analyst James Phillips told Fox News:

    It should be taken seriously because [Mehsud] has ordered the deaths of many Pakistanis and Afghans and has a close alliance with Al Qaeda. It’s not too much of a stretch to think he might be involved in an attack on the U.S. if he’s able to get his followers inside the United States. He’s a militant extremist whose threats cannot be ignored.

    Though most Americans associate terrorist attacks with bombings, armed ground assaults can just as deadly and disruptive. The most dramatic recent example was the Terrorist attacks that took place in Mumbai, India last November, killing almost 200 people.

    Ground assaults are not just a terrorist tactic that might happen over there. Over here, it has been less than two years since six terrorists were thwarted in their attempt to assault Fort Dix in New Jersey.

    It would be wrong to assume it can’t happen here. It would also be wrong to start manning the barricades. What we need to do is keep fighting the long war against transnational terrorism—even if Washington doesn’t want to call it a war.

    First, in order to prevent attacks from being planned in the first place, we must continue to search out and investigate plots using the authorities granted after 9/11 by the Patriot Act. Second, America must remain on the offense, getting them over there before they can get over here. That means fighting and winning the war in Afghanistan-Pakistan.

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    5 Responses to Is America Next?

    1. Ozzy6900, CT says:

      And a sure fire way to help these threats happen is to ignore them!

    2. Franklin's Lock says:

      This does show that no matter what you call it our enemies are still at war with us. This, also, shows you cannot talk to them or use any sort of diplomacy. These enemies must be destroyed. Hopefully, Obama starts to take this war seriously and stop playing the name game and take the fight to them before we lose a city to a “TERRORIST ATTACK.”

      http://franklinslocke.blogspot.com/

    3. bill-tb says:

      The easiest suicide attack to carry off is an assault on unarmed citizens at a mall. Think Mumbai.

    4. Geoffrey, South Caro says:

      Well remember you cannot talk to these Islamic radicals because all they want is to convert the West to Islam and destroy Israel.

    5. s.s.d.pandey, New De says:

      Prevention is better than cure.But, the former needs a more complex strategy.Shooting off select tips of the icebergs would certainly lead to the need of continued preventive efforts.

      Which would,cost much in the long run as more and more complex steps would be required due to increasing counter strategic immunity of terrorist group networks.Obviously we would be forced to part more and more taxpayer's money for prevention which could have been utilized for the welfare of people.

      Strategy has to be devised not only to eliminate the networks from top to bottom but also the circumstances under which needy youths are motivated and forced to join the network.

      Direct strikes on the causes such mentality is equally important to slowdown the human influx in to the networks.This aspect is more tedious.

      How? those in policy business and those making their livings from policy are paid to suggest such a balanced, feasible and amicable approach.

      Sticking to any one out of these two would never bring the results we are aiming at.

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