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Successfully Attacking America
by Emanuel A. Winston
Freeman Center Middle East analyst & commentator
Few realists are surprised that Al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden are issuing threats that, in the coming months, attacks exceeding the destruction of 9/11 will be launched against American and European targets. I am certain that all counter-terrorism experts are burning the midnight oil, assembling lists of vulnerable targets, delivery systems of all the weapons of choice and who in our communities might be the sleeper cells who will be the attackers.
We should add to that list what our leaders should be doing or what they should or could do - once the inevitable attacks commence.
I am concerned that the new President Obama will waffle and do virtually nothing against whatever the radical extreme "Jihadists" (holy warriors for Islam) proclaim they will do. Most of Obama s staff of advisors are well-known to be pro-Arab, pro-Muslim, pacifists and various other profiles which indicate a tendency to do nothing, hoping that appeasement will halt the assault. The same would be true for PM Gordon Brown of England, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, among all the other countries of the E.U. As for the U.N., no doubt they would vote that the attacks against the West were justified - that the West has behaved badly and "deserves" to be attacked.
What can we expect from sleeper Muslim Terrorists now in the U.S., courtesy of the pro-Arab U.S. State Department?
The following is a brief list of likely possibilities:
*Blow up radiation bombs (dirty bombs) in American cities, so prevailing winds will carry the deadly radioactive plume as far over population areas as possible.
*Main targets would be financial districts, nuclear power plants to further the contamination, electric power plants, water treatment plants, chemical plants, airports, and other service based industries.
*Full nuclear bombs, in addition to radiation (dirty) bombs.
*"Jihadists" cells would likely hit rail stations, subways, schools, shopping malls, etc. in effect, closing down all systems of transportation and general transit.
*Food disruption to cause famine and panic.
Where wouLd the Islamo-Fascists get their main power to act as foot soldiers to do the small bombings, gassing of subways or spying out targets? The answer is that they are already here, assisted by the Arabist State Department to obtain visas to study at American universities where they study Nuclear Physics, Biology and Chemistry - all useful degrees to use back in their home countries.
So how will they get materials and weapons into U.S. cities? American ports are virtually wide-open to container ships with minimum security. Making home-made bombs with fertilizer, fuel oil and a few other things they could make truck bombs like that which Timothy McVeigh used to blow up the Murrow Federal Building in Oklahoma.
We can all recall how the blind Sheik, Omar Abdul Rahman used a similar truck bomb in his attempt to blow up the support columns of the World Trade Center in 1993.
As I recall the FBI did a deliberately poor job in tracking the evidence, lest we insult our Islamic guests. This artful avoidance was elevated under President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice who ordered the FBI to take sensitivity training classes so as not to insult Imams who themselves were conducting classes in their mosques and madrassas, that directed their students to hate Americans and their values.
Recruiting of politicians to be funded and placed in positions of power with a step-by-step advancement in the U.S. political process. Not only are they expected to advance the cause of Islam but, wherever possible to interfere with police or intelligence actions against Muslim sleeper Terrorists. American law and the Court have proven to be useful tools for Islamic Terrorists and their supporting organizations.
So, what is a sitting President like Barack Obama going to do if America is attacked with any or all of the methods mentioned above?
Will Obama do as President Clinton did? Will he fire a few missiles at empty factories as a political show?
Will Obama simply send envoys to sit down and talk? Will he send pacifist envoys such as Zbigniew Brzezinski, Jimmy Carter, Dennis Ross, Aaron Miller and Dan Kurtzer, known as Jim Baker s Jew-Boys?
Will Obama send in the new Secretary of State (perhaps Hilary Clinton who is so well-known for entertaining Yassir Arafat at the White House) or (Bill Clinton who has received hundreds of millions from Muslim and Arab oil States for his Library)?
In other words, will Obama avoid destroying Iran, Syria, Bin Laden s safe retreat in the Afghanistan area bordering Pakistan?
Will Obama do nothing of consequence and accept the blow(s) merely as an opportunity to talk and negotiate the Terrorists to death?
Regrettably, with the passage of time, the concept of useless appeasement has faded from the minds of leaders. We see Bush and Rice backing away from confronting Iran and Syria. Even the Israeli leaders seeing their territories assaulted by Muslim Arab Palestinian Terrorists wedded to the Koran and "Jihad" try to appease both Mahmoud Abbas s FAtah and America s Arabists - even as rockets fall daily on civilians in Southern Israel, the Negev desert s Kibbutzim.
As is said: "There are none so blind as those who do not wish to see." Leaders of appeasement always have a deep, safe hole in which to save themselves and their families. It is us ordinary folk who are killed or maimed by enemies who can never be bribed to stay peaceful.
G-d forbid America or Israel will be successfully attacked by "Jihadists" swearing allegiance to Allah as our leaders fail in their obligations to the people.
### Obama Warned of \'Huge\' Terror Plot Friday, November 14, 2008 NEWSMAX.COM
British security officials say intelligence experts are seriously concerned that al-Qaida will try to pull off a "spectacular" terrorist attack during the transition period from a Bush administration to an Obama administration.
In fact, British Home Office Security Minister Sir Alan West raised the specter of a "huge threat" and noted that "There is another great plot building up again and we are monitoring this," according to the London Times.
Bush administration officials also point out that terrorists have often struck during a time of official change:
The first World Trade Center attack came just weeks after President Bill Clinton\'s inauguration in 1993.
9/11 occurred less than a year after President George W. Bush took office in 2001.
British officials thwarted nightclub and airport plots soon after Gordon Brown became prime minister in June 2007.
Earlier this week, CIA Director Michael Hayden said that al-Qaida remains the single greatest threat to the United States.
According to the Times, al-Qaida has been experimenting with biological weapons, such as anthrax.
And Vice President-elect Joe Biden warned during the last month of the presidential election: "Watch, we re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle [of Obama]. And then he said: "I guarantee it."
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