Apr 27 2007
The Democrats are looking pretty shabby compared to the Saudi Security forces. Unlike the Dems who want to run from the ME and al Qaeda, the Saudis foiled a major terrorist plot to again use commercial airlines as bombs, this time to target US and coalition bases in the ME:
The ambitious plot that was thwarted bore chilling echoes to the 11 September attacks. Most of those hijackers were Saudi-born.
“One of their main targets was to carry out suicide attacks against public figures and oil installations and to target military bases inside and outside [the country],” the Saudi interior ministry said in a statement.
It added: “Some had begun training on the use of weapons, and some were sent to other countries to study aviation in preparation to use them to carry out terrorist operations inside the country.”
Any airborne terror attack from the oil-rich kingdom would put British warships in the Gulf at risk as well as the 7,100 British forces in the nearby southern Iraqi city of Basra.
The Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, of the US, also makes a major target for a terrorist spectacular.
And how was it this plot was foiled. Our pressure on al Qaeda has forced them to go to extremes to keep support and/or control of local populations. Al Qaeda has been slaughtering Muslims in unprecendented numbers to shake those like the liberal Democrats in the US into running away. The good news for us is they over did the strategy and ended up making enemies inside the Arabe/Muslim community – which turned on them and tipped off authorities:
Al-Qaeda also miscalculated badly by killing Saudi officials – leading to a backlash by the Saudi public which has provided invaluable tip-offs.
This is the kind of pressure a US presence on the ground can only provide. This is the kind of pressure focused and determined anti-insurgency tactics like those now being employed in The Surge can create. These are the kinds of results you get when you engage the enemy, versus ‘redeploying’ to safe havens far away from the source of the terrorism – as the Dems suggest in their Surrender Plans. Democrats cannot climb off this limb they are on. They will now twist in the wind with each success, with each step forward. And they will be seen as complicit with each failure, each death, as al Qaeda ratchets up the bloodshed in order to provide more spine to the liberals.