Tuesday, July 12, 2005
* Terrorism: Al Qaida in Europe
Salon has translated a very lengthy Der Spiegel article regarding radical Islam in Europe. The picture painted is of a decentralized group of individuals acting in small, flexible groups. And the Iraq war is not helping; it's the new training ground. Most interesting to me is this observation: "The European recruits are considered something of a burden in Iraq. Local fighters see them as soft and ineffective."
So the European born and bred radicals can't keep up in Iraq, but if they learn how to make a bomb, they can be sent back to Europe to do things like the London bombing.
It's rather shocking to me that this doesn't seem to be moving across the ocean to North America. Our borders can't be impenetrable. Just look at the drug war.