Perhaps more important: how should you feel, what should you do? What should the country do in such a circumstance? (I would ask, What should all Western countries do?, but I've long hence concluded that no actual action is to be expected from any of the other ones except possibly Britain.)
It's a serious question, one we have been avoiding, but one which we should perhaps lend some attention to, because an attack like that is exactly what al Qaeda is now threatening to carry out. Mind you, they aren't completely specific, they simply say that they have two attacks planned far from Washington. Two "big" attacks.
Despite the fact that the New York, Washington, Madrid, and London expeditions have been carried out a few years back. The search for clues on how they were conducted in such a successful manner is still going on and reports upon reports are still being written about them. However, the next expedition might not find someone who can provide analysis for. The top intellects, strategists, and analysts, will be totally clueless as to how to explain what occurred. Let me also inform you that we are talking about two operations, not one. The scale of one of them is larger than the other but both are large and significant. However, we will start with the smaller, and temporarily put the larger on hold to see how serious the Americans are about their lives. Should you value your own life and security, accept Muslims’ demands, but if you shall prefer death (over giving in to Muslims’ demands). Then, we, by the grace of Allah, are the best in bringing it (death) to your door steps.
O’ you helpless Americans, especially those living in States far away from Washington, D.C.! Your country is comprised of many States that should not have anything to do with Muslims. Take the State of Arizona for example; what does this State have to do with killing Muslims in Palestine, Afghanistan, and Iraq? What interest of theirs serving, helping, and siding with the Jews and Israel?
"If some members of your Congress and Senate are being used as Jewish tools manipulated by Israel, why do you bear the consequences?
"Why do you bring death and destruction to your homes and lives in an apparent sacrifice for a handful of dishonest men and women?
The operations are ready to go, we are just waiting for orders from the commander in chief, Osama Ben Laden (may Allah preserve him). He will decide whether to strike or to hold. We swear by Allah that there are so many tricks and tactical maneuvers that will make your heads spin, by the grace of Allah. You will be brought to your knees, but not until you lose more loved ones and experience significant destruction.
This purports to come from an "al-Qaeda undercover soldier", allegedly a white male convert to Islam hailing from Merrye Olde England.
Which just goes to show how silly it is to accuse anti-Muslims of "racism". Or does it? Is the threat all meaningless bluster? Who knows? Maybe they won't destroy Phoenix and Salt Lake after all, rather Albuquerque and Denver instead. Or maybe no attack will occur after all. But my question to you, dear reader, is this: if an attack does come, what difference will it make to you personally, one way or the other?
Within the last week I've had two highly intelligent friends inform me that the Republicans are manipulating the American people through endless repetition of the "boogeyman" mantra--that actually there's nothing to worry about, it's all a plot by the "neocons" (read Jews) to control the country and that threats from al Qaeda are no more real than are Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq. And maybe they're right. Maybe by the mere act of reprinting this alleged threat from al Qaeda I'm playing into the hands of my invisible neocon puppet masters.
Despite that salient danger, I repeat myself: if such an attack does come, what will you do? Because, forewarned being forearmed, I suggest we contemplate the unimaginable while our wits are still about us.