Monday, March 18, 2013

Islamist Terrorists Almost Wiped-out In Northern Mali!

French troops fighting in Northern Mali.
March 18, 2013: Documents captured by French troops in Mali have compromised al Qaeda’s normal, secret communications system and it will take weeks or months to rebuild that, so the Internet and public messages are serving as a temporary substitute.

Having suffered another unexpected and very damaging defeat in Mali, al Qaeda is trying to use the Internet to turn indignation among its supporters into some locally organized terror attacks in the West, while also striving to impose Islamic (Sharia) law imposed in Moslem communities and eventually throughout the West.

Al Qaeda fans are warned to not try and come to North Africa, where hundreds of al Qaeda veterans are scrambling to avoid death or capture. Dozens of terrorism volunteers have been arrested for trying to get into the region and many more have been turned back.

Calling for attacks in the West is a bold move by al Qaeda which could backfire if there are no attacks. While many young Moslems living in the West like to talk about how much they admire al Qaeda, the terrorist organization has had a difficult time turning those attitudes into action.

Mali people welcoming the French troops.
Al Qaeda has also called for Islamic terrorist veterans and supporters in North Africa to help by attacking local targets or organizing support for terrorists fleeing Mali.

In addition to capturing documents, French troops have seized hundreds of tons of weapons, ammunition and other equipment. Many al Qaeda men are being taken alive and have been a good source of information. One thing the captured terrorists mention a lot of the demoralizing impact of their sudden change of fortune.

In early January the al Qaeda men believed that had hit the jackpot, with the establishment of a new sanctuary, and one that could easily be defended from attack. Al Qaeda was setting up training camps for the hundreds of new recruits who were showing up. Then in a matter days that call came apart.

This was a major blow to morale. But many of these prisoners still believed that Islamic radicalism would eventually win and the entire world would be run by a religious dictatorship. After all this was a Mission From God.

European counter-terrorism organizations are warning Europeans that some of the Islamic radicals who had long lived in Europe had gone to northern Mali and a few had been caught trying to return to their European sanctuary.

Al-Qaeda's Mali Leader Belmockter killed by French troops.
France announced that it had captured two French citizens in Mali who had been working with al Qaeda. These two men are being sent back to France for prosecution. There are other men like these two who have picked up more terrorism skills and motivation in Mali and are a more serious threat now if they get back home undetected.

There are at least a hundred Islamic men from Europe who were blocked (by countries they had to mass through) from reaching Mali and have returned angry and more determined to do some damage. Most of these men are known to police.

France is trying to organize a UN sponsored counter-terrorism force of up to 10,000 troops for northern Mali, one that has some Western troops. Many of the African peacekeeping contingents will take months to be complete and skilled troops are needed right now to hunt down al Qaeda in northern Mali.

France has 4,000 troops in Mali and wants to withdraw these, if only because many have been in constant action for over two months. It is believed that France wants these experienced special operations troops available to go into any other African nation that gets hit with an al Qaeda invasion.

Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mauritania have already expressed fears that they may be next. Chad, with a strong, experienced army (and years of experience fighting Islamic irregulars from Chad) is at less risk. All of Mali’s neighbors have increased border security and efforts to identify any Islamic radicals, especially new ones, among their people.

Malian Victims of  Islamist Sharia Hand & Foot choppers from Al-Qaeda.
Islamic Terrorism Definition.
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