Saturday, December 03, 2005

Al-Qaeda and the flypaper strategy

The deputy director of the US National Counterterrorism Centre, Kevin Brock, says that al-Qaeda's capacity in the US is minimal.

On Iraq,

Brock said he doesn't believe the invasion and war in Iraq can be blamed for the threat reports that come into his center each day. "That would be too simplistic," he said. "There is too much of a diverse nature to these threats."

Had the U.S. not invaded Iraq, Brock said, terrorists would still carry out attacks. "But now they are mostly carried out in Iraq. That is where most of the people willing to commit suicide are going."
Captain Ed discusses this "flypaper strategy" further.

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