Sunday, July 15, 2007

Some Reletively Unsubstantiated Thoughts...

1. bin Laden is dead or weak.
2. The tide has turned against al-Qaeda.
3. al-Qaeda's strategic actions seem to take place in Iran and Pakistan.

I have a feeling inside, can't explain...
I have a feeling inside, I can't explain...

But, I can state a few things:
1. We don't want to get beat by Islamists ANYWHERE
2. This conflict is not over when al-Qaeda is wiped out; it is a wider conflict.
3. Iran and Islamist elements of Pakistan will not enjoy Sunni Islamists inside their borders

and, lest we forget some earlier commentary...

We will not definitively know when we have won the conflict...

2 comments:

Marcus Aurelius said...

Terrorism and the fight against it will be like popping popcorn. Fewer and fewer kernels will pop, but they will keep on popping even as we get ready to turn the microwave off.

A lot of people assume the death of bin laden & AQ as an organization is the key. This is not a game of chess, we are fighting an ideology not playing a game of chess.

Donald Douglas said...

No we don't want to get beat!

Thanks for this!