Monday, December 28, 2009

Cause and Effect

Our jihadi enemies are really good at exploiting Leftist guilt about the West's advanced position in the world. The jihadis explain their nutball rage in terms any community organizer could understand--it's all about the grievances stemming from what we do.

So this is no shock:

Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula on Monday claimed responsibility for the attack on a U.S. airliner bound for Detroit on Christmas Day, saying it was retaliation for a U.S. operation against the group in Yemen.

Yeah, we did strike them in Yemen the day before the terrorist attack on our plane:

Yemeni forces, helped by U.S. intelligence, carried out two airstrikes against al-Qaida operatives in the country this month. The second one was a day before Abdulmutallab attempted to bring down a Northwest Airlines flight as it prepared to land in Detroit.

That other attack? That was on the 17th:

[We and the Yemenis] coordinated raids against Al-Qaeda on December 17, including an air strike against a suspected training camp in Abyan, in which the government said 34 Al-Qaeda suspects were killed.

Sure, I know what you're thinking, how could al Qaeda organize an attack in only about a week?

Well, they didn't. Al Qaeda just lied. The first article has this information:

Harold Demuren, the head of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, said Abdulmutallab paid cash on Dec. 16 for the $2,831 round-trip ticket from Lagos, Nigeria, to Detroit via Amsterdam. He said Abdulmutallab's ticket came from a KLM office in Accra, Ghana.

Get that? The attack was put into motion a day before our first strike in Yemen.

There was no retaliation. This was just about religious fanatics focused on killing us. So let's stop this rot of trying to understand these poor souls. Let's stop working to connect the dots after our jihadi enemies attack us.

Let's just kill the effing dots.