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The real threat from Al Qaeda, and what Bin Laden really wants

» Newsweek interviews Michael Scheuer, 20-year CIA veteran (he helped to arm the Afghan mujahedin!) and author of a new book, Marching Toward Hell: America and Islam After Iraq. He makes a compelling case—and I fully agree with his analysis of the real reasons bin Laden is at war with the US.

The enemy we are facing, Osama bin Laden and the movement he heads, is much more dangerous than anyone gives him credit for. Much smarter, much more talented, and now increasingly recruiting a new generation that's better educated, not just in school terms but in operational and especially technological ways. We defeated the swashbucklers. The Errol Flynns of the jihad are gone.... Now we have the gray-suited fellows who are quiet, don't draw attention to themselves, but are tremendously savvy.

(thanks, Loren!)

 [ 02.14.08 ]



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