Sunday, February 18, 2007


Al Qaeda is back in business, according to intelligence and counterterrorism officials in the U.S. Leaders of the organization are "operating from Pakistan" and "have re-established significant control over their once battered worldwide terror network."

Who's running Al Qaeda? According to the New York Times:
American officials said there was mounting evidence that Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahri, had been steadily building an operations hub in the mountainous Pakistani tribal area of North Waziristan. Until recently, the Bush administration had described Mr. bin Laden and Mr. Zawahri as detached from their followers and cut off from operational control of Al Qaeda.

American analysts said recent intelligence showed that the compounds functioned under a loose command structure and were operated by groups of Arab, Pakistani and Afghan militants allied with Al Qaeda. They receive guidance from their commanders and Mr. Zawahri, the analysts said. Mr. bin Laden, who has long played less of an operational role, appears to have little direct involvement.
You can't keep bad men down. Especially when you expend more energy and effort looking in Iraq for something else.


Anonymous said...

If you want to see something really depressing about Afghanistan go to Independent Lens (Motherhood Afghanistan). I saw it this weekend. Basically, the american doctor who, as I understand it, was sent over by HHS was unable to get ANY medicine or supplies from HHS He finally gave up, left the "Laura Bush maternity hospital" and eventually went back under the auspices of international organizations who were more willing to supply him with hugely expensive items like suture thread, disinfectant, and minor equipment.

Do a search or address below.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it just last October when President Bush said something to the effect of "We are absolutely winning in Afghanistan."? Another "Mission accomplished" moment I'm afraid......