April 16, 2013

Our Homeland Attacked For The First Time Since 9/11

I want to start off by saying there is nothing ground breaking in this article. No insider information. No SOFREP exclusive that will set you apart as “more in-the-know” against the millions of other American readers out there looking for information on what happened in Boston yesterday. I’m just another heart-broken but even more-so angry American, just like the rest of you.

What happened yesterday was a tragedy, I feel almost like an idiot stating the obvious. But what happened yesterday is significant in other ways as well. 4/15/13, marks the first time the U.S. homeland was hit by an act of terror since the attacks on September 11th, almost twelve years ago. The first time! Think about that for a second. The attempts over the years by Islamic extremists such as Richard Reid (the “Shoe Bomber”), Umar Farouk (the “Underwear Bomber”), Faisal Shahzad (the “Times Square Bomber”), and the countless other radical Islamists who have been arrested in the U.S. by FBI and other law enforcement agencies who were planning acts of terror have all one thing in common – they all failed.

Well, that streak is over.

And before you start criticizing me saying I shouldn’t be too quick to pull the trigger on the “radical Islamist link” – save it. This is an opinion piece and my opinion points at al-Qaeda or al-Qaeda influence. Why, you ask? A couple of things that stand out among all the RUMINT (rumors) we have heard today. The first is talk of a “Black man” with an accent trying to gain access to a restricted area. Where am I going with this? Well, not all Islamic extremists are of Arab descent. Many are African. Umar Farouk, the guy who burned his man parts off when he tried to detonate a bomb sewn in his underwear on Northwest Airlines Flight 253 four years ago, was born in Nigeria, in West Africa, and was trained by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, all the way in Yemen, which is roughly 3,000 miles away.


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  • SEAN SPOONTS

    Scotty, flush out your head gear.  80% of the terrorism right now is committed by Muslims.  They're in line for some bashing and suspicion.  That terrorism is motivated by their understanding of Islam and the way they think it should be practiced.  To point to these certain facts is not to condemn all Muslims, but there certainly is a Muslim problem right now when it comes to terrorism.

  • SEAN SPOONTS

    Scotty, flush out your head gear.  80% of the terrorism right now is committed by Muslims.  They're in line for some bashing and suspicion.  That terrorism is motivated by their understanding of Islam and the way they think it should be practiced.  To point to these certain facts is not to condemn all Muslims, but there certainly is a Muslim problem right now when it comes to terrorism.

  • Tango9

    majrodAUNITEDPEOPLE"I also have a masters degree in counseling :)" specializing in "Wall-to-Wall?"  I chose Counseling via torque wrench.  fewer electives.

  • JHR

    @Iassen Donov yep.

  • JHR

    @Black I could not read the article, it came through in a bright color and wiped the words on this device I am using. I caught a few sentences, it looks like the article expresses that there is collaboration between the journals mentioned and that they call the technical propaganda AQ 3.0. I used that term, referring to decades into the Jihad. If we start with the USS Cole, we can count by decades, how long we have been involved with this fight. I have been told it will last 30 years. Perhaps, longer.