Waiting for the Islamic Snake to Strike

August 4th has come and gone without incident in the Middle East.  A message from Osama Bin Laden’s successor, Ayman al-Zawahiri, a new terrorist plan is in the works for something spectacular.  While all Middle Eastern embassies are on alert, the State Department is paying special attention to the country Yemen, where the United States has launched successful drone strikes against terrorist operations there.

 A score for Obama and his cheerleaders, and a chance to take the public’s mind off of “phony” scandals like Benghazi.  With every action, comes a reaction.  Al-Zawahiri pays attention to the headlines.  An attack on a U.S. embassy in the Middle East now would put the lie to all of Obama’s talk about phony scandals.  He may have covered up Benghazi.  Apparently, Al-Qaeda intends to make this such a show, announcing it beforehand, that the attack will leave no one in doubt as to who pushed the button.

Television news reports are talking of specially treated clothing that can be blown up at the touch of a lighter.  The chemical is said to be odorless and completely undetectable.  Out of an abundance of caution, the State Department has not only ordered the closing of the embassies, but their evacuation as well.

According to the MyWay website, “a U.S. intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat told The Associated Press that the current shutdown of embassies in the Middle East and Africa was instigated by an intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri and Nasser al-Wahishi, the leader of the Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, about plans for a major terror attack. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

“The U.S. has pummeled terrorist leaders in Yemen with targeted drone strikes. On Tuesday, Yemeni security officials said a suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members in a volatile eastern province of the country. The drone fired a missile at a car carrying the four men, setting it on fire and killing all of them, the officials said.

“The Yemeni officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not allowed to talk to the media, said they believe one of the dead is Saleh Jouti, a senior al-Qaida member. It’s the fourth drone attack in the past week to hit a car believed to be carrying al-Qaida members.

“Britain’s Foreign Office also announced that it had evacuated all staff from its embassy in Yemen due to security concerns. The office said the British embassy staff were ‘temporarily withdrawn to the U.K.’ on Tuesday, but declined further comment. Previously, the U.K. had said the embassy would be closed until the end of the Muslim festival of Eid later this week.

“AQAP, gathered in small cells scattered across Yemen’s vast under-governed regions, has proven to be a tenacious enemy.

“Officials say al-Zawahiri, who took over for Osama bin Laden and works from Pakistan, has reached out to the Yemeni branch, cementing their ties and further signaling the AQAP is once again looking to target U.S. and Western interests after a sustained period of more local and regional focus.

“And, although U.S. officials agreed a year ago to restart military aid to Yemen, it’s unclear how much of the new aircraft and weapons have arrived. After aid to Yemen was frozen for some time, the U.S. military is once again on the ground there training Yemeni special operations forces and has delivered more than a dozen helicopters to the Yemeni military and provided training for them, U.S. defense officials said.

“The latest terror alert was triggered in part when the secret message between al-Zawahiri and al-Wahishi was intercepted several weeks ago.

“There long has been movement of fighters between Pakistan and Yemen, and discussions between the two groups, but the latest communication triggered worries and prompted the U.S. to take steps to boost security. The embassy closures came one day after a meeting between Obama and Yemeni President Abdo Rabu Mansour Hadi.

“In recent years, however, AQAP has been focused more on making gains at home, taking advantage of an unstable government and overstretched military that was forced to concentrate on protecting the political center in Sanaa. As a result, said a senior defense official, AQAP was able to expand its foothold in the south, capture more weapons and gain control of additional territory.

While it’s tempting to blame this latest worldwide caution on distracting theatrics on the part of Obama, Al-Qaeda has no particular American political party preference.  The attack on the Marine barracks in Lebanon happened on Reagan’s watch.  The first attack on the World Trade Center and the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen happened on Clinton’s watch.  So did the attacks on the embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.  The 9/11/01 attacks happened during George W. Bush’s administration.  After 9/11, there were no more attacks until Obama took office.

Fort Hood and the Boston Marathon bombing happened on Obama’s watch, as did the Benghazi embassy attack.  We can work with governments.  What kind of policy can the U.S. develop to deal with suicidal/homicidal religious fanatics who want to wipe Israel off the map and turn the world into a global caliphate.

Our country used to know the answers and had the backbone to respond to Hitler, Stalin and Hirohito.  That was generations ago, when it was much more difficult to penetrate our borders.  They’re porous now, thanks to generations of Democrat and Progressive legerdemain. 

In a letter to Elbridge Gerry in January 1780, George Washington wrote:  “There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well-prepared to meet an enemy.”

We are not well-prepared.  Obama has decimated our military forces, made a controversial joke out of intelligence-gathering, and allowed most of the detainees in Guantanamo Bay to go free to fight us again in the Middle Eastern desert and blow up our embassies.

We have met the enemy and he is our elected President of the United States.

 

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