Self-sustaining jihad

July 10th, 2005 – 9:20 pm
Tagged as: Iraq,Terrorism

When will the war on terror end? According to a new survey of terrorism experts, maybe never.

An Associated Press survey of longtime students of international terrorism finds them ever more convinced, in the aftermath of London’s bloody Thursday, that the world has entered a long siege in a new kind of war. They believe that al-Qaida is mutating into a global insurgency, a possible prototype for other 21st-century movements, technologically astute, almost leaderless. And the way out is far from clear.

In fact, says Michael Scheuer, the ex-CIA analyst, rather than move toward solutions, the United States took a big step backward by invading Iraq.

Now, he said, “we’re at the point where jihad is self-sustaining,” where Islamic “holy warriors” in Iraq fight America with or without allegiance to al-Qaida’s bin Laden.

While Bush continues to spout off about how we’re bravely fighting the war on terror, he’s actually making things worse and worse by motivating the very extremists he claims to want to stop.

[via Daily Kos]

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