WASHINGTON (SBG) - At first glance, it looks like an abandoned dump. But this plot of land in Macon County, Alabama is described in an FBI search warrant as a "makeshift military-
style obstacle course" belonging to a small group of terrorists led by Siraj Wahhaj who owned the property up a long dirt road but just a few miles from downtown Tuskegee.
The property, similar to another compound in New Mexico the group is now linked to where federal prosecutors say Wahhaj and four other suspects were training children to carry out
deadly terror attacks on American soil.
In the Alabama case the group may not have carried out an attack, but the remains of a child believed to belong to Wahhaj, who is being charged with kidnapping were also found on the
Literally 30 miles from where I live
Slap a MAGA flag or two on the entrance and start charging admission, and you've got the perfect cover.
Wait didn’t we hear about something exactly like this a while back?
Honestly would have thought something like that would exist out here in the Mojave because of the remoteness of some places out here.
Nope there definitely isn't any problem with Islamic extremism in the United States you're more likely to be killed by a white supremacist then an islamic extremist. /s
Just because there is more white supremist and nazi terror attacks at the moment still doesn't invalidate the fact that Islamic extremism is still a threat in North America.
That's why we should be concerned about right wing extremism. Because so far the government's got Islamic terrorism well monitored. The training camps get shut down, the planned attacks get stopped.
By contrast, not nearly as much is being done about right wing extremists. Even if these guys are being watched, nobody puts a stop to them until after they shoot up a mosque. Then the attacks get written off as lone wolves or mental illness, without addressing the ideological core of their extremism.
Nobody's saying that Islamic extremists aren't a threat, we're saying that not nearly enough attention is being given to the other threat that is quickly growing to be just as dangerous.
Can't do that without addresing the Republican party, which most law enforcement are part of
With Trump as president I don't see that happening anytime soon.
The property, similar to another compound in New Mexico the group is now linked to where federal prosecutors say Wahhaj and four other suspects were training children to carry out deadly terror attacks on American soil.
This is an incomplete sentence and I really want to know what the second half of the main clause was supposed to be. The sentence is just, "the property, which is similar to another compound in New Mexico linked to the same assholes doing asshole things". The property what?
On one hand, it's good that the FBI sniffed this out before shit got anywhere, because for all the overblown scaremongering about scary brown terrorists there are still extremist groups out there composed of brown people with, euh, non-Christian radicalized beliefs. The threat of Islamic/"foreign" terror is exaggerated but not zero.
On the other hand, I don't trust Sinclair Media, and this is straight-up treated as a wire story straught from the Sinclair mothership. Automatic suspicion of pushing an implicit agenda.
" is now linked to where federal prosecutors say Wahhaj and four other
suspects were training children to carry out deadly terror attacks on
Is what the property is/was. Lack of a comma there.
I agree completely with you. Shame the US is only vigilant towards Islamic terrorism and not white supremacist, though.
I like how almost crafty this post is. Not actually replying to anyone to oppose their position, but instead strawmanning by bringing up one commonly cited statistic and then extrapolating a belief that no
one on this forum has ever expressed, as a way of attacking peoples actual positions in the hope that passersby wouldn't notice.
D+ for effort.
It really makes you have a big think about if responses like coldroll's weren't a desired outcome of this story from a massive conservative media monopoly, and what motives might be behind such a thing.
Anti terrorist airport measures have not stopped a single terrorist threat. ever.
Also a thing to note is that the US intelligence community knew there was an imminent threat of a terrorist attack before the 9/11 attacks happened, that is to say before the hyper vigilance towards
Islamic terrorism that defined pretty much everything after the attacks. It wasn't a lack of vigilance that lead to 9/11 being carried out (mostly) successfully, it was George Bush just saying
"lol no biggie" to the possibility of thousands of Americans being killed.
Now instead of taking the greatest threat of terrorism the US is facing seriously, that same political faction is cheering it on and calling it the actions of "fine people."
I actually wrote a paper on this. The WTC plot was actually planned (I wanna say a year but) many months in advance, and involved Al-Qaeda taking note at the point when the door to the cockpit was locked (15m after flight) and taking advantage of security holes. Really, really big security holes. "You can bring a boxcutter on a plane!" big security holes. If I recall, one of the terrorists was even locked up for a short while, and both the Russian SVR and Israeli Mossad gave the US warnings that something might be going down. They should have listened.
literally a few weeks or so before 9/11 Ahmad Shah Massoud, leader of the Northern Alliance and all around a pretty based guy, warned practically all of NATO that a terrorist attack was imminent, no one listened and he was assassinated by the Taliban on September 9th.
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