Thursday, April 02, 2009

The Math Of Khan?

Sobering article at Macleans on the rise of "Talqaeda" in the Swat region of Pakistan includes this stark warning:

While Muhammad does not openly address the issue of global jihad, some of his supporters are less circumspect about their overarching mission. "I'll tell you how we can end this war," says Khan, the senior aide. "If we can get our men close to the U.S., in Venezuela, or Brazil, or Canada, and attack them from there, then they will stop attacking us." Among the TNSM, there are already men who operate clandestinely, shaving off their beards and donning Western clothes.

Sorry Khan, but your solution doesn't quite add up. You may recall that the reason we're in Afghanistan today is because of just such an attack on U.S soil seven-and-a-half years ago.

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