However, it is important to understand that because of the enormous amount of money disbursed to al-Qaeda by Saudi Arabia, and its wealthy oil benefactors (the House of Saud), in addition to the hundreds of millions al-Qaeda draws from international narcotics smuggling (heroin and cocaine) and extensive cooperation from the Hells Angels biker group, al-Qaeda has the funds, the expertise, the network and the discipline to be the single greatest threat to US Homeland Security.
Osama bin Laden's latest message to Americans threatened suicide attacks against U.S. citizens in and outside the United States.
"We will fight you as long as we have weapons in our hands," he said to Americans.
The message to Iraqis and Arab Muslims worldwide called the U.S.-led effort in Iraq "a Christian war" and issued a statement urging Muslims to launch jihad operations against the United States and allies helping it.
He also called on Muslims to fight those who support democratic solutions to conflicts.
"There are many voices going loud and clear in Iraq -- as before in Egypt, Palestine, Yemen and others -- calling for peaceful, democratic solutions in dealing with infidel governments. We have to warn against the danger of this methodology. This is against the Sharia (Islamic law) of God."
* I assure you, the members of al-Qaeda are not called fanatics for nothing. They will never stop until their goal is reached, which is the annihilation of Western civilization.
Oddly enough, they actually believe that they can accomplish this. That is the frightening aspect of this war against terrorism. They have five year plans, twenty five year plans , and on up to fifty-year plans. As a case in point, Hamas leaders have stated that their fifty-year plan is the complete annihilation of Israel. They will start with a state, then Jerusalem as its' capital. The question to ask is whether Americans have the capacity to focus over that lengthy period of time on such a dangerous long-term threat to our existence, for a threat against Israel is a threat against all of humanity. *
People of free nations across the globe have apparently forgotten the lesson of 9/11. The sole reason for al-Qaeda's existence is to make certain that the next dawn of light that you see is the light of nuclear detonation.
"Now is the time for our diplomacy to put our alliance to work in the service of great goals and great opportunities that stand before
us. Diplomacy can work in this case if there is unity of purpose and unity of message to the Iranians that the international community expects them to live up to their obligations."
Fears that the US and its allies - particularly Israel - may launch air and special operations attacks against Iran's suspected nuclear facilities are growing. This has been fuelled, in part, by recent allegations by veteran journalist Seymour Hersh published in the New Yorker that suggested the US has sent special undercover operations teams into Iran to locate possible nuclear weapons sites. The United States of America is aware that Iran and Syria are engaged in a race towards the development of nuclear weapons, and the missiles to deliver them. Unfortunately the target of those nuclear bombs will be Israel, and thenceforth to Europe and the U.S. There are many who believe that nuclear war initiated by these Middle Eastern countries is inevitable, unless we can stop their development of the weapons. Americans need to wake up to this fact or face the consequences of nuclear devastation upon our heartland.
This is also the reason why Iran and Syria are actively supporting the terrorist actions against Americans and Iraqis. If we are bogged down in Iraq, our ability to respond to protect ourselves from the nuclear threat we face from those countries becomes significantly entangled.
Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the man singled out by President Bush as a link between the terrorist group One God and Holy War, the Iraqi insurgency and al-Qai'da, helped train the people now suspected of planning chemical and biological attacks in France and the United Kingdom, according to European intelligence and judicial sources.
The other is Abu Khabab whose voice has been identified by intelligence sources as the man on a videotape showing al Qaeda operatives performing chemical weapons experiments on dogs.
President Bush mentioned Zarqawi as a "very senior al Qaeda leader who received medical treatment in Baghdad, and who has been associated with planning for chemical and biological attacks."
Secretary of State Colin Powell singled out Zarqawi as the connection between al Qaeda and Iraq during his speech to the United Nations Security Council.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is a known associate of al-Qaida, and his terrorist activities in Iraq against Americans and Iraqis demonstrates that the Bush administration was accurate in depicting an al-Qaida presence there.
Unfortunately Iraqis would rather believe that Americans are responsible for these acts of terrorism that that these are acts by their own countrymen and members of al-Qaeda.
Al-Qaeda is betting that Americans care more about their first amendment rights than they do about their own lives and the lives of their children.
Arsalam Iftikhar, legal director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations would like you to think that prosecution of terrorist Web site owners would only serve to tarnish America's image globally. However, are we to just let terrorists worldwide to publish their terror plans against American soldiers in Iraq, and Americans on US soil? Should it be legal to publish instructions on the Internet on rigging roadside bombs, or
cell phone detonators?
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