The Gates of Vienna blog diligently chronicles the ongoing acts of terrorism perpetrated by adherents of the religion of Peace. The post today, “The Big Lie”, highlights how the Obama administration dug a little deeper with its head-in-the-sand defensive posture, outdoing the Bush administration’s delusional, cheery insistence that Islam mean peace. For the Obama administration, Al Qaeda is on the run and every act of Islamic-inspired terrorism immediately gets relegated to the lone wolf folder, where later facts emerging, which concretely link the lone wolf back to the his jihadi wolf pack, get hushed up. Al Qaeda is on the run, they’re running circles around the
experts inept dupes in this White House.
Flashback to the Boston bombing terrorists, those handsome Chechen brothers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who according to Daniel Benjamin’s rubber stamp on the final analysis states:
“More interesting is the Tsarnaevs’ apparent lack of connection with any broader terrorist network. Tamerlan’s six-month sojourn in Dagestan, the center of Islamist extremism in the Russian Caucasus, seems not to have led to any durable ties but rather, as journalistic accounts suggest, a station on his road to violence. Like Nidal Hasan, the Fort Hood shooter who killed 13 and wounded more than 30 in 2009 — and whose attack was the other major post-9/11 domestic incident — the brothers’ chief connection with the wider jihadi world seems to have been their consumption of online materials, especially those of Yemeni cleric Anwar al-Awlaki.”
Yes, just two more lone wolves, whom the Russians took the extraordinary step of breaking protocol to warn the FBI multiple times of the older brothers’ connection to Dagestani terrorists (good piece by Hot Air on this connection here). The Daniel Benjamin piece, sure just a hapless journalist’s viewpoint right? Well, not quite, because Mr. Benjamin was appointed by Secretary of State Clinton to serve as the Coordinator for Counterterrorism at the State Department from 2009-1012.
Wolves are pack animals, and ironically the wolf is also the proud national symbol of the radical Islamists in Chechnya (page 2-3 in The Wolves of Islam: Russia and the Faces of Chechen Terror by Paul Murphy). Murphy steps back from the knee-jerk American viewpoint that the Russians are the cause of the entire problem in Chechnya and he looks at the self-proclaimed Wolves of Islam – brutal, ruthless and barbaric.
Note: Thanks to JK for mentioning Shamil Basayev, and the historical Tamerlane in regards to the Tsarnaev brothers last month, which jogged my memory about Murphy’s book. I found the book for $1 at a Big Lots book sale a couple of years ago. Off topic, but here’s my tangent anyways – it’s amazing how books on history, war, terrorism, current affairs, etc. get relegated to the discount piles in America and Fifty Shades of Grey topped bestseller charts. The online book site, Thriftbooks, offers a wide selection of older non-fiction, where booksellers list their books, to include condition,whether the book has a dust jacket, and if it’s an ex-library book.