Terrorist Vs Terrorist

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    TERRORIST VS. TERRORIST
    By RALPH PETERS

    OSAMA bin Laden gets it. The terror-master understands that the campaign of bombings and assassinations has backfired in Iraq, erasing popular support for Islamist fanatics and unleashing the forces of freedom.

    So World Terrorist No. 1 sent a message to Regional Terrorist No. 1: We're losing. We need a different strategy.

    Osama wants Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to shift his sights from Iraq's population, to help carry the struggle back to American soil. With the old order beginning to crack in the wake of Iraq's elections, bin Laden sees that his last, desperate hope is to hurt America so badly that we quit the fight.

    Osama is a strategist. He may not be a very good strategist — he called the after-effects of 9/11 utterly wrong. But he thinks in global terms, in time-frames that look decades into the future and centuries into the past. He's a big-picture guy.

    Zarqawi is a hit man. He thinks tactically. Faced with the humiliation of 8 million Iraqis defying his threats and lining up to vote, his instinctive response is to lash out, to punish, to kill without stopping. Monday's bombing in Hilla took 115 Iraqi lives. It was a classic Zarqawi operation.

    Osama and Zarqawi are both frustrated by the series of reverses they've suffered. But their perspectives on the Islamist war against modern civilization differ profoundly.

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    Desperate measures like this show that they are losing what they thought would be easy to win in Iraq. They have been unsuccessful in getting the Shia Muslims to attack the Sunni's in response to their terrorism and are seeing this with the protests in the streets to get rid of the outside terrorists.
     
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    Do you think Zarkawi has enough man power and resources to pull something off in the U.S or is he too bogged down in Iraq?
     
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    Not that Im not thrilled to pieces over this, but I have to wonder why no such attacks have occured here? Maybe our governement really is doing their job protecting us, and we just don't hear about it as it is classified?
     

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