U.S. STARTING TO PULL AHEAD IN TERRORIST PRODUCTION
June 12 2010
Washington, D.C. – In the last hundred years there is little that America hasn’t been the best at. Even the few major challenges facing the country -- The Soviet Union; the industrialization of Japan – have been turned into advantages for the nation. That
dominance over the world scene has made the country in that very short time one of the most influential in the history of the world, rivalling great empires such as Rome, Greece, and Egypt. Part of the reason for that power is because of their unwillingness to take challenges lying down, a spirit that persists to this day.
In the last decade there have major challenges to America’s dominance. The sabre rattling of Iran and North Korea and the growing economic might of China chief amongst them, but it has been the growth of the radical Islamist movement that has provided the greatest challenge to the great nation. Like all obstacles they have been faced with though, this is not one that the American spirit is willing to let pass. Two wars have done little to put a damper on the rise of that radicalism but it has given the United States some breathing room, allowing them to play catch up and start full scale terrorist production for themselves.
“It’s safe to say that the country was caught with its pants around its ankles on September 11. Sure, we had had Timothy McVeigh and religious zealots like David Koresh but none reached the heights that we saw from Al Qaeda. It’s hard to say whether or not such a gap could have been avoided by previous administrations, hindsight is always 20/20, but for whatever reason the country was way behind the ball,” said Terrorism expert David Gold. “The events of that day were tragic, and they were shocking for the sheer enormity of the event, but the thing that really concerned the Bush administration was the gap between the have and the have-nots. They were really baffled as to how these cave dwellers who lived off dirt had outdone the wealthiest country in world and they had to resolve that.”
Much of the early blame was placed at the feet of the Clinton Administration which, it was believed, largely ignored the growing Muslim population in the United States.
“Traditionally governments have expected domestic terrorism to take the form of white Christians. Yes there had been plane bombings through the 1980’s but that still didn’t clue the government into the potential from a totally dispossessed Diaspora. It took the horrific events of that day to finally clue them in,” continued Gold. “From the people I have talked to the embarrassment was palpable. That was particularly true with people like Rumsfeld and Cheney who had worked under Reagan and Bush senior and failed to see the ripples in the water. That caused them to lash out but luckily cooler heads prevailed and now they have put the country in a very strong position to be the leading producer of terrorists throughout the world.”
The recent case of five Americans caught in Pakistan and the shooting rampage of Nidal Hasan are cited as evidence of the growing power of American terrorism.
“Americans aren’t used to being in second place and I’m sure that a lot of the horror the people of the country felt over that day was a result of them being faced with their own failure, especially against such a vague and disassociated rival. Losing the battle over television production or car manufacturer was an ongoing thing which people saw coming, but this was all of a sudden and shocking because of that,” continued Gold. “The other side of it is that America had been the stalwart of military might throughout the world but this was an area that they were totally behind, far behind, but luckily that is all starting to change putting America back at the top.”
Reportedly, the Obama administration has turned many of the resources dedicated to Islamic terrorism back to a fund to support terrorism of all ethnic and social groups.
Mike Michaels, American Correspondent