Thursday, November 20, 2008

Al Qaeda still passionately hostile to America

Despite the change of presidency in the United States of America, Al Qaeda remains very hostile to the country as clearly evidenced by the condemnation of President-elect Barack Obama by Ayman al-Zawahri. Like it or hate it, Al Qaeda and its cells seem to have developed into a decentralised network which can still be operational without Osama bin Laden, whether dead or still alive, in public command and control.


Blogger Monsterball said...

It just takes another 9/11-style attack on American soil to do two things

a) Throw the world deeper into recession or depression

b) Put America on a permanent war footing against Islamic radicalism.
Obama would have very little political room to maneuver if another "Biggie" happens.
It could put Obama into a Jimmy Carter-like situation.

Carter was another President voted in promising reform and a kinder, gentler America, but forced by the combination of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Iranian seizure of US Embassy staff to adopt a hard-line policy.

It ended up a failed Presidency which was neither here nor there.

9:55 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

good historical perspective of how the current situation has become what it is today. unfortunately, many people simply lack historical perspective and just engage in Bush-bashing and blame every woes on Bush.

10:18 PM  

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