Thursday, May 29, 2008

demise of bin Laden would not end al-Qaida’s menace

CIA chief says demise of bin Laden would not end al-Qaida’s menace

Courtesy of AP and Buffalo News — The United States is making “a big and continual push” to capture or kill al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, but his demise won’t end the terrorist organization’s menace, CIA Director Michael Hayden said Tuesday in an Associated Press interview.

The CIA is equally interested in those jockeying to replace bin Laden in what Hayden predicted will be a “succession crisis.”

“It will be really interesting to see how that plays out. The organization is a lot more networked than it is ruthlessly hierarchical,” Hayden said of the group behind the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States. “How do you pick the next overall leader?”

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Blogger Rosemary said...

Why are people so short-sighted? Of course that won't end it! Duh...

6/01/2008 4:58 AM  
Blogger Bos'un said...

Sometimes people are too idealistic or simplistic, Rosemary. We are in it for a long haul...

Cherkoff reminds me of a simpleton.

Our policy towards what may ,in the final analysis’s be fundamental Islam , should be shaped by muslims .Our policy towards criminals should be shaped by people who commit crimes, not by those who crimes are committed against , that would be biased.

“"The terminology the [government] uses should convey the magnitude of the threat we face, but also avoid inflating the religious bases and glamorous appeal of the extremists' ideology," the paper says.

The paper emphasizes that the recommendations do not constitute official government policy. Instead, they represent guidance from influential Muslim leaders who met with Homeland Secretary Michael Chertoff in May 2007 to discuss ways that the Muslim community can help the department prevent the violent radicalization of Muslims.

The paper suggests that government officials may want to avoid using theological terminology altogether.

"Islamic law and terms come with a particular context, which may not always be apparent," the paper says. "It is one thing for a Muslim leader to use a particular term; an American official may simply not have the religious authority to be taken seriously, even when using terms appropriately."

The paper, titled "Terminology to Define the Terrorists: Recommendations from American Muslims," was designated "For Official Use Only" and distributed internally in January.”

6/01/2008 9:38 PM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

I HATE the state dept with a passion...(this is where that document originated).

6/02/2008 7:39 AM  

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