Found on MSNBC.com via Buzz Flash
This is a particularly chilling piece given what happened in London last week. Experts worldwide fear that al-Qaeda is mutating into a global insurgency.
The experts aren’t encouraged. One prominent terrorism researcher sees the prospect of “endless” war. Adds the man who tracked Osama bin Laden for the CIA, “I don’t think it’s even started yet.
An Associated Press survey of longtime students of international terrorism finds them ever more convinced, in the aftermath of London’s bloody Thursday, that the world has entered a long siege in a new kind of war. They believe that al-Qaida is mutating into a global insurgency, a possible prototype for other 21st-century movements, technologically astute, almost leaderless. And the way out is far from clear.
In fact, says Michael Scheuer, the ex-CIA analyst, rather than move toward solutions, the United States took a big step backward by invading Iraq.
"EXPERTS FEAR 'ENDLESS' TERROR WAR"
ENDLESS TERROR THANKS TO BUSH
RUMSFELD REFUTES CLAIMS MILITARY IS STUCK IN A QUAGMIRE IN IRAQ
After reading the piece above I find the article below from the DOD’s news site (via Buzz Flash) inconceivable. This is the kind of trash talk the Bush Inc. group has been ramming down our throats since 2000. Those who abetted and supported the stolen election of 2000 should stand trial for high treason and for committing crimes against humanity. The havoc the Bush people have wreaked upon our country and regions of the world since 2000 will be extremely difficult, if not impossible to undue any time soon. Religious leaders, scholars, and intellectuals, not Bush, Inc., are our only hope now. LS
"We're not losing tactical battles; we're not losing strategic battles," he said. "The political process is going forward, which is a part of winning; the economic progress is going forward, which is a part of winning; the development of the Iraqi security forces are going forward, which is a part of winning."
"Regardless of how long the insurgency lasts, in the last analysis it will be the Iraqi people and the Iraqi government that will effectively deal with that insurgency," he told Hennen. "It's going to be a function of how successful they are in moving their political process forward, how successful they are in seeing that they have an effective criminal justice system, and how effective they are in moving the economic progress forward."
RUMSFELD SAYS US NOT LOSING WAR ON TERROR