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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Terror plot foiled

This is news that appears to have been, again, ignored by the MSM here, but the Australian Daily Telegraph has the scoop on a plot that would have erupted across Europe in a wave of terrorist bombing:

A GROUP of alleged Islamist extremists were planning a wave of suicide attacks across Europe before they were detained in Barcelona last weekend.

The group intended to carry out three attacks in Spain and one each in Portugal, France and Germany, an unnamed man who infiltrated the group told top-selling daily El Pais.

The report comes one day after Spanish judicial sources said that three of the six members of the group, who allegedly planned to blow themselves up, were still at large.

The preferred targets were public transportation networks, especially metro systems because of the difficulty which emergency services would have in reaching the injured there, according to the newspaper.

The attacks would be claimed in the name of al-Qaeda by Islamist warlord Baitullah Mehsud from Pakistan's tribal region of South Waziristan.

Mehsud is accused by Pakistani officials and the US Central Intelligence Agency of orchestrating former Pakistani premier Benazir Bhutto's killing in a gun and suicide bomb attack at a political rally on December 27. He has denied any involvement.

The informant arrived recently in Barcelona from France by train to help prepare the attacks, but then tipped off police to the group's plans, leading to the arrest on January 19 of 14 men - 12 Pakistanis and two Indians.

A US National Intelligence Estimate report released last year warned that al-Qaeda was training scores of recruits in the tribal regions of Pakistan.

Spain was the site of Europe's worst Islamic-linked terror attack when bombs went off on four commuter trains during the morning rush hour on March 11, 2004.

Last year 21 suspects, mainly from north Africa, were convicted of terrorism and other charges related to the bombings.

Isn't that funny? None of the nations targeted have anything to do with our war. Spain was the only one who had sent troops to Iraq, and was an active member of our coalition. After the bombings in Madrid in 2004 though they pulled out. They had been struck, the choice was clear, and the new government in Spain opted to bow out of the conflict out of fear that the attacks would continue should they stay.

But then what are these attacks about? Let this serve as one more lesson that appeasement with these animals NEVER works. They will continue to attack the West because their wholly intolerant of our way of life. They believe us to be decadent; sinful even in the eyes of Allah. Thyey don't care if these nations were involved or not. those nations aren't Muslim. They don't adhere to shari'a law. Therefore they are the enemy, and must be destroyed.

That's what this is about, and it also points out that we do have a serious problem in Pakistan, as this cell can be directly traced to that nation. We should, again, offer our assistance to President Musharraf in an effort to help him clean up the mes in the Waziristan region. If he refuses the assistance, then we need to apply pressure on him to break these Taliban/AQ cells in Waziristan. The tribal leaders there are turning on these animals, and maybe we could broker a deal with them to give them a hand. (Musharraf has repeatedly claimed it's difficult for him to control that region. A third-party deal could be brokered.)

But this plot just illustrates that this war is far from over, and appeasement never works the way some people think it will.

Publius II


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've said many times that Iraq and Afghanistan are battles and the war for muslims to rule the world is world wide including our country. Those prosecuting the war are murderous terrorists. You don't negotiate with terrorists. Their are many subtitles to the war. The destruction of our culture is one battle. The latest victim is the attack on a beloved nursery story, The Three Little Pigs! Apparently muslims find it offensive..... So be it! Rawriter

January 27, 2008 at 3:44 PM  

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