Sunday, February 8, 2009

And the new frontline on the war on terror is ... Great Britain

After being told relentlessly during the presidential election campaign by Barack Obama that Afghanistan and Pakistan represent the front-line of the war on terror, it's strange to find out that the CIA disagrees.

The frontline on the war on terror resides in Great Britain. Here's the Telegraph:

American spy chiefs have told the President that the CIA has launched a vast spying operation in the UK to prevent a repeat of the 9/11 attacks being launched from Britain.

They believe that a British-born Pakistani extremist entering the US under the visa waiver programme is the most likely source of another terrorist spectacular on American soil.

Intelligence briefings for Mr Obama have detailed a dramatic escalation in American espionage in Britain, where the CIA has recruited record numbers of informants in the Pakistani community to monitor the 2,000 terrorist suspects identified by MI5, the British security service.

A British intelligence source revealed that a staggering four out of 10 CIA operations designed to thwart direct attacks on the US are now conducted against targets in Britain.

Thus, sending Leon Panetta pub-crawling would now be considered a counter-terrorist mission.

Myabe that's what Ruth Ann Minner was doing all along: fighting terrorism.

Meanwhile, we continue to gear up to spend more billions in Afghanistan, the other, or would it be former front-line in the war on terror....

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