AL-QA'IDA, OSAMA BIN LADEN, & THE 2004 U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION:
By Christopher G. Adamo
AL-QA'IDA's PRE-ELECTION MESSAGE TO AMERICA: YOU CAN RUN, BUT
YOU CANNOT HIDE; VOTE TO REMOVE GEORGE BUSH FROM THE OFFICE
OF PRESIDENT, OR FACE THE WRATH & TERROR OF THE ISLAMISTS
What the President didn’t realize at that time was the presence of an army of cultural “insurgents” already residing within the borders of this country, and already doing battle in the hearts of weak and self-absorbed citizens, in an effort to eventually wear down the national commitment to face this enemy.
Nor could he have foreseen the eroding effects of their relentless war of lies against him, and how the insidious poison of “political correctness” had provided a fertile field among the minds of so many Americans wherein those lies could germinate.
But America’s weaknesses were noticed. And, in these final days of the presidential election, those who would wage war on this nation are working feverishly, in the belief that they can exploit those weaknesses towards the ultimate goal of America’s defeat in the war on terror.
For, although American military strength is unmatched throughout the world, victory in the war on terror also requires a strength of spirit among the American people. But that attribute has been systematically undermined over the years, and is now but a remnant of its former greatness.
This fact is obvious to America’s enemies, as was made evident by the two videotapes released by al-Qa'ida during the past few days. Though one tape contains a statement from an individual referred to as “Azzam the American,” a relatively unknown member of the organization, the other is from Osama bin Laden himself. Both contain warnings and threats against America, and both are clearly meant to intimidate the people of this country on the eve of the election.
That the terrorist organization was forced to merely voice its threats on videotape, rather than perpetrating an actual terrorist act, gives credibility to the manner in which the United States has confronted, and to a large degree, destroyed al-Qa'ida’s ability to operate in the aftermath of September 11.
Who can doubt that, with its successful train bombings in Spain, and the result that those attacks had on the Spanish elections, al-Qa'ida was feverishly attempting to perpetrate similar massacres of Americans once again?
Al-Qa'ida inarguably sees an advantage for itself in the upcoming election if Americans at the ballot box react from fear. And, just as inarguably, it regards the character of the American people as such that even the threats of such attacks will ultimately cause them to retreat.
Thus, it believes that it can generate that fear in the minds of enough Americans to sway the outcome of the election. But why should anybody be surprised at this approach when presidential challenger John Kerry, along with his surrogates in the mainstream media, resort to those very tactics themselves?
That Kerry has gained the traction that he has in recent months, with America’s real options in the present situation limited to either vanquishing the enemy or eventually being dominated by it, shows the major flaw in the national character that is ripe for exploitation by the terrorists.
When courage is needed to maintain the direction and resolve of the nation, no amount of platitudes or shameless groveling at the feet of the enemy will suffice in its place. And no amount of multinational “resolutions” or other empty rhetoric from the UN will take the place of a competent military force, under the competent and principled leadership of an individual who intends its use for the protection of the American homeland.
While George W. Bush has proven himself as just such a leader and protector of America, John Kerry’s entire public life has been about John Kerry. A “leader” of his stripe is highly useful to an enemy that dominates and manipulates its adversaries through fear and intimidation.
Rising as he has on a platform of defeatism and retreat, John Kerry would well serve those malignant forces that seek America’s annihilation. If that cowardly, decadent, and abominable segment of American society, that segment which can accept Kerry's falsehood and posturing in lieu of truth and principle, has indeed become dominant, the nation’s future is by no means assured.
If America ceases to stand as the “Home of the Brave,” it certainly cannot expect to remain for long as the “Land of the Free.”
American Government & the U.S. Presidency
Islamism & Jihadism -- The Threat of Radical Islam
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The Middle East & the Arabs
War & Peace in the Real World
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Islamist Terrorist Attacks on the U.S.A.
Terrorism & U.S. Homeland Security
Osama bin Laden & the Islamist Declaration of War
Against the U.S.A. & Western Civilization
Islamist International Terrorism &
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Counterterrorism & U.S. National Security
U.S. National Security Strategy
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