There will be more terrorist attacks in America.
Because all of the conditions where terrorism is useful as a weapon exist, and some politicians, and right wing media are actively recruiting for ISIS.
America has minority populations suppressed or subjected to injustice by the majority. Domestic terrorism, whether legally sanctioned through the Police Departments and Judicial System, or that done by right wing and white supremacist groups is aimed at controlling the minority population(s), is in vast majority aimed at Minorities. A retaliatory bomb or killing causes the majority to implement more repressive measures, assuring further disenfranchisement by the minority group…making recruitment of terrorists easy. re: Israel and the Arab Uprising
Terrorism is a means of asymmetric warfare. Your enemy is bigger, stronger, and has access to advanced weaponry – and in any head on fight is going to win. The near certainty of losing any armed conflict is why black folks did not react more violently to Jim Crow, and was the principle thinking behind development of using peaceful resistance as he basis for demanding Civil Rights.
In the past, rebel armies focused primarily on stealth and attacking military targets. Modern technology largely makes that a risky enterprise. One of the people whose tactics are studied by the US Military is Geronimo, whose stealth attacks, mobility, and guile tied the Mexican and US MIlitary of the time in knots for decades. However, in light of what the Apache really did, which was to attack farms and small settlements massacring the inhabitants, today they likely would be seen as terrorists. The Apache were subdued eventually, basically because they ran out of fighters.
ISIS and Al Qaeda don’t have a manpower issue and steadily recruit from the more than 1 billion Muslims in the world, as well as converts. They have been successful in recruiting even in the non-Middle Eastern, non-Muslim communities in the US and Europe. Anyone believing a terrorist is going to look like a brown skinned middle eastern guy…Is a fool, and deserves whatever said terrorist does to him/her. The principal weakness of ISIS is the same religion that joins their soldiers. Ergo, their variation is exclusionary (unlike real Islam), thus meaning that that have not so far been able to make coalitions with other groups on the basis of “the enemy of my enemy”. For the US, that is good news.
However, any attempt to target or suppress the Muslim Community in the US becomes a self fulfilling prophecy by recruiting more radicals for ISIS.
Meaning asshats like those in this video are a terrorist organizers best friend. At least these Republican/conservative/right wingers don’t have to worry about being attacked themselves – simply because they are too good as Useful Fools in recruiting American Jihadis.
What they had better worry about is Americanized Jihadis being able to form alliances and radicalize other disenfranchised groups.
Judge Jeanine Pirro and Geraldo Rivera had a spirited debate this morning about the threat from radical Islam and guns in the United States.
Pirro seized on reports that a neighbor saw suspicious activity by the Muslim husband and wife who carried out Wednesday’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, but didn’t say anything to police.
The judge said that this is a “new time” and it demands that people speak out regardless of political correctness.
Rivera pushed back that the peril to America does not only come from Muslims, pointing to other recent mass shootings by non-Muslims.
It has also emerged that the woman involved in the attack was in the U.S. on a K-1 visa.
Pirro said it’s a clear example of the government being unable to keep out those who want to do us harm, while claiming 10,000 Syrian refugees can be properly vetted.
“What’s happening is the Muslim jihadists want to kill us. If we ignore that, we are suckers,” said Pirro.
Rivera said guns are also part of the problem, arguing it’s easier to get a gun license than a driver’s license in America.