The fundamental transformation continues, and so does the vengeful reemergence of Al Qaeda – complete with a global regrouping.
Al Qaeda has been empowered by our president’s handling of Benghazi. Four dead Americans, one of which was a U.S. Ambassador – and the Muslim world watched the most powerful man in the world, Barack Obama, blame it on a YouTube video. To make matters worse, it took the FBI three weeks to even begin their investigation at the mission where the attack occurred, which left the crime scene subject to terrorists, journalists, tourists, and locals to completely destroy any evidence that may have remained. The attackers still have not been brought to justice. Furthermore, they’ve watched the current administration increase their leaning of political correctness and the sympathizing of Muslim grievances since the Benghazi attack and cover-up.
This is the same strategy that Bin Laden successfully carried out with the 9/11 attacks. The goal was to attack America, and use our response against us. If we do nothing, then it empowers Muslims by showing that America is weak. If we fight back, then it empowers Muslims by proving that we are ‘crusaders’ against their cause.
Prior to the 9/11 attacks, Bin Laden’s desire was to birth an event that would change the course of the radical Islamic movement, and inspire and motivate Muslims to join his cause. Bin Laden had assessed that regardless of the reaction from the U.S., that he would be able to use it towards the benefit of his desired goal. Bin Laden believed that exploiting the U.S. through a large-scale attack would lead to a win/win outcome for him, to which either reaction of America would help to reverse the “psychology of defeat” that he thought Muslims suffered from.
If America did nothing after the 9/11 attacks, or if it took part in unsuccessful war operations, then it would deem America weak and that it could be “attacked and badly hurt,” which would in term lead to an empowering sentiment throughout the Muslim world (Friedman, 2007). If America did act effectively in attacking targets in the Middle East, then Bin Laden knew he would be able to show the Muslim world that America is a “Crusader state and the enemy of Muslims everywhere” (Friedman, 2007).
Radical Islam is not a snake that can be defeated by cutting its head off. It is more like a worm. You can cut it into a million pieces and it will still operate, because each little section is driven, not by leadership or finances, but by ideology.
Look what radical Islam has done around the world recently. They have create chaos within the political arena through violent protests in effort to expand their political influence. They’re doing the same thing to us in America, we just refuse to believe it.
Terrorists are laughing at Americans, as we lose our rights and freedoms on a daily basis through tactics such as the NSA’s spying on U.S. citizens, they look on knowing that they have caused our loss of freedom – some of our basic rights that are being infringed on, and something else that Bin Laden also dreamed of. The stupidity is magnified when you look at how ineffective our border security and travel visa process is. Our government lets illegal immigrants flood into the U.S. on a daily basis, and then tells us that we need the NSA to spy on Americans to protect us. Think about it.
So here we are. The U.S. is playing defense against a third-world terrorist group, closing down embassies, and issuing world-wide travel alerts for Americans. We have already lost, and our losses are expanding. Al Qaeda recently broken 1,500 radical prisoners around the Middle East, all while Democrats in the U.S. fight to close Guantanamo Bay (Gitmo) in the name of civil rights. Again, we are losing.