Al Qaeda terrorists are plotting spectacular "Big Bang" attack in Iraq....
First the Iran and Syria borders with Iraq need to be closed, indefinitely---except for a few well-monitored and guarded checkpoints for trade. They could set up guarded no-transit border zones until the Iraq democracy is solidly on its feet.
Then they should conduct military sweeps from the outside border periphery to the center of the country to root out terrorists. Larger measures are needed to stop Iran's, Syria's, al Quaeda in Iraq's and Sunni terrorists' actions to push Iraq into all-out civil war and defeat the democracy. Even if it takes more U.S. and allied troops to accomplish this, since they missed their best chance earlier by not setting up a Marshall-type plan for Iraq immediately after the first few weeks of the Iraq War and the bringing-down of Saddam Hussein's regime.
This stepped-up terrorism has occurred since Mahmoud Ahmadinejad became President of Iran and gained regional power by threatening the West and carrying on a political song-and-dance routine using nuclear power negotiations with France, Germany and Russia to stall any U.N. actions while he speeds up Iran's nuclear WMD development.
Iran must be confronted now, before Ahmadinejad has the opportunity to gain more prestige and power in the greater Middle East, attack U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf and block the Strait of Hormuz. And also to stop his nuclear-weapons development program in its tracks.
Unfortunately, nobody asked my opinion. But here it is.... and I'm stickin' to it.
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"U.S. Intel: Qaeda Plotting 'Big Bang'"
"U.S. officials (reveal that) that intelligence has picked up reports that al Qaeda in Iraq is planning what one source calls the "Big Bang," a spectacular terrorist attack in Iraq against either a single high-profile target or multiple targets simultaneously.
Last week's mosque bombing in city of Samarra that brought Iraq to the brink of civil war was the work of terrorists, some U.S. officials have theorized. Abu Musab al-Zarqawi seems to be betting that another big bang would push the country over the brink...."