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Monday, August 22, 2005

"SPIEGEL Online" Reports: Future of Terrorism

Yassin Musharbash
Fouad Hussein is the author of this book which explains the seven steps to "Total Victory" in al Qaeda's sight. Fouad has gained the trust of these people. They allowed him to interview them. They looked at this book, and liked it. They thought it was fair and captured their plan properly. This is from an article Fouad wrote.
...the world's most dangerous terrorist network's plan of action: al-Qaida's strategy for the next two decades. It is both frightening and absurd, a lunatic plan conceived by fanatics who live in their own world, but who continually manage to break into the real world with their brutal acts of violence.
Yassin continues from here to explain the seven phases of the plan they are using, after interviewing Fouad.
An Islamic Caliphate in Seven Easy Steps
The First Phase ..."the awakening" ...September 11, a hope of awakening all Muslims.
The Second Phase "Opening Eyes"...the period we are now in and should last until 2006. wants an organization...[to become a] movement. ...Iraq should become the center for all global operations, with an "army" set up there and bases established in other Arabic states.
The Third Phase "Arising and Standing Up"...from 2007 to 2010."..."There will be a focus on Syria,"...fighting cadres ...already prepared...[They also plan on attacking Turkey, Israel, Jordan, and any neighboring countries that do not join them.]
The Fourth Phase Between 2010 and 2013...bring about the collapse of the hated Arabic governments.
The Fifth Islamic state, or caliphate, can be declared. ... between 2013 and 2016...[all other people and gov'ts will be so weak] resistance will not be feared. Al-Qaida hopes that by then the Islamic state will be able to bring about a new world order.
The Sixth Phase...2016 onwards..."total confrontation."..."fight between the believers and the non-believers"
The Seventh stage..."definitive victory."...[they think the] rest of the world will be so beaten down... the caliphate will undoubtedly succeed. ... completed by 2020...the war shouldn't last longer than two years. [read the whole story]
Neither the author of this article nor the author of this book believe al Qaeda has the network to make this plan work anymore. This is a must read article. It is not that long, and it is easy reading. Thank you, and have a good day.