attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot
touch the foundation of America. These acts shattered steal, but they cannot
dent the steel of Americans resolve.
was targeted for attack because we’re the brightest beacon for freedom and
opportunity in the world. And no one will keep that light from shining”.
-- President George W. Bush
reported on June 27, 2003 that al- Qaeda’s second highest-ranking member
and also his spokesman were being held in Iran. Ayman al- Zawahiri, known
to be Osama bin Laden’s right hand man and third ranked Saif al- Adel were
captured by Iranian authorities before the terror attack in Riyadh on May
15th of this last year.
This is a great example of how the American media now works. Before 9-11
none of this would be on the radar screen. Terrorists under arrest and attacks
in foreign countries never made it into a news event, until the attack on
the USS Cole. To this day the media still has not reported on President Clinton’s
lack of attention toward Osama bin Laden. The New York Times and other
liberal sources have even praised our past President as an expert in international
relations. The media was well focused on the NATO victory in the Eastern
Europe tour while the world’s largest genocide in Rwanda was occurring. (By
the way: parts of Eastern Europe like Iraq still have no electrical power.)
Not only was President Clinton a “failure” in Africa, he was also a “failure”
on the War on Terror. I don’t hear any of the Democratic candidates out on
the campaign trail tearing into this topic like they do toward President
Bush. Many people believe the War on Terror started on 9-11-2001, but in
all reality it started during President Clinton’s watch.
On December 29, 1992 Osama bin Laden and his “posse” started the war of global
terror. Their targets were two large hotels that they believed symbolized
the Western culture. Not only were civilians from all over the world occupying
these hotels but they also housed the United States military stationed in
the city of Aden, Yemen.
The attack was a huge success and a strong morale booster for Osama bin Laden
and his growing terror network. In many reports the Adel bombings were the
first strikes for Osama bin Laden and his small terror group. Luckily many
of the American soldiers checked out of the hotel a few days prior to the
attack. Unfortunately within hours of the terrible bombing our troops were
ordered by President Clinton to withdraw from the area, leaving Osama bin
Laden and his supporters to celebrate. This was the birth of the global terror
network called al- Qaeda.
If you examine this .pdf chart, The Web of Terror,
you will find the name of the organization that Osama bin Laden uses to fund
and funnel money to al- Qaeda. It also indicates other organizations with
which al- Qaeda is known to be associated. These are the first and most obvious
links of al- Qaeda to Saudi Arabia and the Wahhabi extremists.
“Wahhabism is a puritanical form of Islam that teaches intolerance of anyone
who does not conform to its worldview, Muslims and non-Muslims alike. This
is taught in Saudi schools and preached in tens of thousands of government-supported
mosques, ” according to Tom Carter of the Washington Times. Saudi
Arabia was at one time dependent on the Wahhabi religion to protect them
from foreign invaders and to keep other Muslim sects under control. Not only
would they attack Jews and Christians but also fellow Muslims that they felt
are not true believers. “Wahhabis believe it is their duty to kill infidels
and heretics, polytheists -- believers in more than one god -- and apostate
rulers who defile the land of the two holy cities. That last phrase -- the
land of two holy cities -- is what Al Qaeda calls Saudi Arabia because they
are so angry at the Saudi royal family and the westernized Saudis they won't
even use the name,” writes John Gibson of Fox News.
There is still a strong connection between Saddam and al Qaeda, through Ansar
al Islam located in northern and central Iraq. Ansar al Islam has been associated
with al Qaeda through transferred funds and strong Saudi Wahhabi ties. Saddam
may have used this terror group to keep the Kurds from the north from rebelling
and braking away from Iraq. I also suspect Ansar al Islam has been connected
to many Kurdish murders during Saddam’s genocide back in the year 2000.
Today al- Qaeda is a “Pit Bull” that Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Iraq can no
longer control. There have been well-planned bombing attacks on western interests
that exist within Saudi Arabia’s boarders.
This death squad of hate is now targeting Turkey with a recent attack on
this Muslim country. They are now are going after the only pure democratic
Muslim country in the world. Their plan is to scare countries and governments
from uniting together to fight this hatred. It is up to us to see that we
are successful in this constant struggle between good and evil. Only the
future knows our fate, instead of waiting for it lets write it out for ourselves.
every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price,
bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to
assure the survival and success of liberty.
-- President John F. Kennedy
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Alan Moretti, a political major at Ramapo College, is the State Vice Chairman of the College Republicans of New Jersey.
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