The real problem with counterterror advisor Brennan's worldview

On 26 May 2010 John O. Brennan, Obama's top counter-terrorism adviser, displayed an astonishing lack of understanding of the enemy that seeks to weaken us and cause the U.S. to withdraw from Morocco to Indonesia. He said "We are at war against al-Qaeda and its terrorist affiliates." He should have said: We are in a struggle with a world wide movement motivated by the teaching of Mohammad. Our enemy refer to themselves as jihadists and their movement as the Third Jihad. This conflict is not war as war has been understood in the immediate past, i.e. a violent conflict between the armed forces of states. It is irregular warfare which is protracted conflict by insurgents seeking to weaken, destroy and overthrown those in authority. Al-Qaeda and its affiliates are only a part of the Third Jihad. Brennan is correct when he states " Our enemy is not terrorism, because terrorism is but a tactic". He is partially correct when he sates that "Our enemy is not...(Read Full Post)

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