Sunday, September 22, 2013

Islamic fundamentalist terrorism metastasizes like an unstoppable cancer...with few if any effective opponents

Islamic fundamentalist terrorists are, like a metastasizing cancer, spreading their virulent violence in many quarters, in a growing effort to impose their radical ideology, through death and destruction and the fear that both generate, whenever and wherever they can...and one has to wonder if any country is really "safe" from its ravages.
Here is a brief list of some of the headlines of this past week:
 
Nairobi, Kenya, ....Peshawar, Pakistan, ....Bagdhad, Iraq, and Yemen where government representatives were killed by AlQaeda affiliates, not to mention the reports from Aleppo Syria, which question whether AlQaeda are in control of the local court, administering Sharia Law in that area..and then at least 10,000 AlQaeda-related fighters waging havoc among the rebels in Syria....and we are looking only at this past week's efforts by AlQaeda-related terrorists...and we have made no mention of Somalia, or the Pakistani government's release of a Taliban leader 'to negotiate with the NATO forces in the drawdown of western forces in that country'....How ironic is that release given the violence that this leader has left in the wake of his leadership. Is Pakistan really an ally of the U.S. and the west, or simply a failed state waiting to implode at the behest of the Taliban?
Of course, most governments have taken steps to protect their citizens against this scourge; nevertheless, the violence continues, grows and threatens not only the lives of innocent victims but the stability of those areas where the violence is imposed.
Terrorism, unlike state-actor inflicted violence, is unpredictable, requires no formal army, navy or air force and waits for the 'state' to expose an Achilles Heel, (like the locations of chemical weapons in Syria) to strike, and wreak havoc among their victims.
Human life has no value to these thugs. And non-Muslim lives are blatantly considered infidels...and so given that perspective, the world is filled with infidels who have to be wiped out, if a radical Islamic ideology is to replace the existing order. Reports on the Nairobi massacre yesterday, in an upscale mall, indicate that all Muslims were warned to leave the building before the massacre started, leaving only non-Muslims to be eradicated.
There is no WHO dedicated to fighting this microbial terrorist, as there would be for a new virus.
There is no Interpol dedicated to fighting this life-defying, obsessed and persistent disease of violence, more motivated even that the drug-lord induced violence witnessed this week in Chicago, where another thirteen were shot.
There is no enforcement arm of the International Criminal Court, to which the world can turn to bring these thugs to justice and to take them off the streets of our towns and cities.
There is no co-ordinated military or police action that spans the globe imposing "law and order" on these thugs...and every day their hubris grows with each and every death of an infidel....
 
Suicide Attack at Christian Church in Pakistan Kills Dozens
By Ismail Khan and Salman Masood, New York Times, September 22, 2013
An upscale mall in Kenya was the scene of gunfire and explosions Saturday, after a group of attackers used assault rifles and grenades to strike during lunch hour in Nairobi. At least 39 people have died in the attack, Kenya's president says, along with more than 150 wounded.
American citizens are among the victims of the attack, although it's not yet clear what their status is. The attack shocked people in the mall, which is known for attracting wealthy and foreign shoppers.
"Rob Vandijk, who works at the Dutch embassy, said he was eating at a restaurant inside the mall when attackers lobbed hand grenades inside the building," the AP reports. "He said gunfire then burst out and people screamed as they dropped to the ground."
The AP reports that police arrived at the mall roughly 30 minutes after the attack began. A gun battle ensued; the situation was described as a standoff. Sporadic gunfire is being reported from the scene.

And this
By The Associated Press on CBC website, September 21, 2013
Two suicide bombers, one in an explosives-laden car and the other on foot, struck a cluster of funeral tents packed with mourning families in a Shia neighbourhood in Baghdad, the deadliest in a string of attacks around Iraq that killed at least 96 people on Saturday.
The assaults, the latest in a months-long surge of violence, are a chilling reminder of insurgents' determination to re-ignite sectarian conflict more than a decade after the U.S.-led invasion.
Thousands of Iraqis have been killed in violent attacks in recent months — a level of bloodshed not seen since Iraq pulled back from the brink of civil war in 2008 — despite appeals for restraint from Shiite and Sunni political leaders.
The attack on the funeral was one of the largest single terrorist assaults on civilians in Iraq in recent years. It happened shortly before sunset in the densely populated Shiite neighbourhood of Sadr City in northeastern Baghdad.
Police said at least 72 people were killed and more than 120 were wounded in that attack. One bomber was able to drive up near the tent before detonating his deadly payload, and another on foot blew himself up nearby, police said.

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