A real terror attack, not another fake, but few noticed

We been crying wolf for years but when a real wolf attacks somehow we don’t even notice.
See “Report of Motive in Recruiter Attack” at NY Times, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/03/us/03recruit.html

Many think terror attacks are all FBI coached or done by others pretending to be Muslims such as the letters which were sent before the fact, warning of Anthrax.

However an American who was recently in Yemen killed an army recruiter, with bloggers noting it mainly in trying to relate it to a late abortion performing doctor who was murdered.

Many been waiting for a bin attack, but perhaps al Qaeda now prefers a bunch of small ones.
It’s possible that for years al Qaeda hasn’t thought another US attack was in its immediate interest. In 2003, US troops were removed from Saudi Arabia bin Laden’s biggest complaint. At the same time, many soldiers were being shifted from Afghanistan, which bin Laden bounded with, to Shiite mostly Iraq which is less important to bin Laden.

Historically, everything serious has been played down, and hype presented instead.

Such as the Julius and Ethel Rosenberg trial for supposedly giving A-bomb secrets to Russia, while a Soviet Citizen George Kovel was actually working at the Manhattan bomb Project. Link, George Kovel at the New York Times,

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/12/us/12koval.html

Meanwhile a clear al Qaeda goal is to bankrupt the US with over-military spending like they did Russia in Afghanistan.

We are in trouble because trying to keep secrets from enemies means in the end keeping secrets from the American people instead. The danger is real and our responses mostly wrong. Obama improving things in a real way, but not nearly enough. I wish there was some way of talking directly to him.

Please goggle, “Terror attack may be imminent”,

http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/15268

Crying wolf, has gone on since Joe McCarthy’s witch-hunts. Meanwhile real dangers have attempted to be dealt with, usually as quietly as possible. Many believing the government, or some power elite just imagines or creates dangers, in an otherwise safe world, is a dangerous attitude for many Americans to have.

http://ramblingsfromthehornetsnest.blogspot.com

Richard Kane in Philly PA

6 Responses to "A real terror attack, not another fake, but few noticed"

  1. woody188  June 4, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Some thing is not right here. He made those incriminating statements then plead not guilty. Either he is insane or is going to use that as a defense.

    At least the response has been appropriate, a police matter and not that of the military, like all terrorist attacks should be handled.

  2. RichardKanePA  June 4, 2009 at 11:39 am

    My guess is that Abdulhakim pleaded innocent in order to make public court statements. However, he didn’t plan very well considering his huge supply of ammunition, thus why he pleaded “not guilty” could have been a momentary decision. At one point I wondered whether he was trying to go to Somalia to fight, like several militant Americans did, but he or perhaps including others thought that since he couldn’t fight abroad, he might as well do what he could in the states.

    I got a new thought. It seems to me that the main reason there hasn’t been another major attack on the US since 9/11 may be because, no individual or determined group has attacking the US as a major immediate desire, or suspect that such as attack will change the world in a direction they desire.

    A mother and daughter recently had no trouble heading for Disneyland with a co-workers ID. But even if security was really in place, a plastic gun could have gotten through. Such guns are illegal in this country, but not everywhere.

    I had no trouble accidentally walking out of Staples with unpaid glasses on my forehead where I usually kept mine. The oversized tag dangling from the side of my head. And took the bus home without anyone commenting. So shoplifters usually get caught looking around to see if they are being watched, and that would include an amateur terrorists as well, rather than their eyes dreaming of something far away.

    Before 2003 bin Laden was particularly angry about US troops on sacred Saudi Soil, since then he was focused mainly on how to make somewhat moderate Muslims much more militant, killing quite a few moderates in the process.

    Now he is suddenly concerned about Muslims dying in the Swat Valley. Earlier he seemed happy that as many Iraqi Muslims as possible would be going to heaven. So whether or not there will be a terror attack connected to him in the near future will depend on whether doing so will in his mind likely stop Muslims from being killed in the Swat valley. Or if it will again push moderate Muslims toward militancy, like he succeeded in doing by getting the US to invade Afghanistan and stop the local revolt against the Taliban, much preferring, back then, the Taliban losing from outside forces then a domestic rebellion succeeding.

    Anyway, I’m one of those who would like to blame Cheney and Limbaugh for enticing an attack if one comes. But the ebb and flow of what group might think they will benefit from another attack, could change with the moment for a variety of reasons. Even a real breakthrough toward peace in the Middle East could make some outside group think that an attack on the US would be in their immediate interest.

    One long-term goal of bin Laden is that the US collapse into bankruptcy like the USSR did, so even great news economically could precipitate another attack. Other than huge long term military commitments, shaking the economy, we can’t know to predict anything for sure.

    I, and most other people, don’t like writing things with no concussions but that may be what the real world is all about.

    Most of the world doesn’t suffer from terror attacks. Most people have other things on their mind then wondering whether an attack on the US will change the world in a direction they desire.

    RichardKanePA

  3. woody188  June 6, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Yup, more have died from shark attacks than terrorist attacks. I wonder if we’ll throw a trillion dollars away hunting sharks next.

    Nuke the fish! Vaporize the ocean to stop the axis of fin! Put lifeguards under Homeland Security control! Everyone buy harpoon guns before it’s too late!!!

  4. RichardKanePA  June 6, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Woody I think you are right that I and others are overdoing it.

    Most peoples don’t have to worry about some country or terror group trying to attack them, with the exception of Israel, which many in the US are trying to learn how to stop terrorism from.

    When Chechnya rebels discovered, they weren’t going to get the Russians out though terror attacks they stopped trying.

    Bin Laden was upset (whatever is actual role) about US troops on sacred Saudi soil, but he got his wish when the US withdrew. He also wanted to make militant Islam respectable. The Northern Alliance was gaining strength over the Taliban, and generating bad press even with militant Muslims.

    Bin Laden got much of what he wanted maybe case closed, unless he thinks a terror attack over here will somehow stop his friends from being killed in Tribal Pakistan by the Pakistani government.

    However bin Laden is confident that the US is heading toward bankruptcy like the Afghans assisted the Soviet Union toward. So such possibilities like impending peace in the Middle East could make bin Laden want to derail it with a terror attack on the US.

    Of course whoever wrote fake Muslim threats before the Anthrax letter attacks might not mind offering him disguised assistance.

    RichardKanePA

  5. woody188  June 7, 2009 at 1:06 am

    Sorry Richard I was being a jerk and you don’t deserve that.

    I just never agreed with a war on terror. I never liked the war on drugs either. These are wars that are never won.

    A state of perpetual war is always used by tyrants to control a populace. I don’t like watching this all happen and being helpless to do anything about it but blog and comment.

    So I sometimes get stupid and make dumb smart azz comments and I’m sorry.

    Bin Laden should be confident. The US is heading for a default by 2011.

  6. RichardKanePA  June 7, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    I wanted to edit my 8:04 p.m. comment but the edit icon was missing, only the reply icon was there. So I couldn’t edit it or replace it with a comment deleted message. Sorry that this is a little redundant:

    Woody I think you could be right that I and others are overdoing it.

    Most peoples don’t have to worry about some non-state group trying to attack them with the exception of Israelis. Somehow many in the US are trying to learn how to stop terrorism from Israelis.

    When Chechnya rebels discovered, they weren’t going to get the Russians out though terror attacks they stopped trying.

    People try to argue how directly bin Laden was involved in 9/11. He clearly did whatever he could to get US troops out of sacred Saudi territory, and the US complied in 2003. He also wanted to make militant Islam respectable. The Northern Alliance was gaining strength over the Taliban, and generating bad press even with militant Muslims.

    Bin Laden got much of what he wanted maybe case closed, unless he thinks a terror attack here will somehow stop his friends from being overwhelmed in Tribal Pakistan by the Pakistan Government.

    However bin Laden is confident that the US is heading toward bankruptcy like the Afghans assisted the Soviet Union toward. So such possibilities like impending peace in the Middle East could make bin Laden want to derail it with a terror attack on the US.

    Of course whoever wrote fake Muslim threats before the Anthrax letter attacks might not mind offering him disguised assistance,

    I appreciate Woody’s feedback, and didn’t want to give the impression that I considered him overbearing. Comments that make me squirm are from elsewhere. For instance the following from a series of comments made me squirm, and I was overwhelmed in attempting to answer each of what it seemed to me to be ridiculous points.
    http://www.capitolhillblue.com/node/16552#comment-48355

    PS is there any way for people to know of belated comments without clinking on each past submission.

    RichardKanePA

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