Terror Threat From Al-Qaeda

As if this is any massive surprise, Al-Qaeda threatening to hit anything with US symbolism on it again. I’ve been hearing about the prison breaks as if recently, especially as reported on CNN’s website. The security blog, I think makes a very descriptive assessment of how the Obama Administration is attempting to pinpoint these individuals making the threats and prevent such an attack from occuring.

Here’s a little bit of background information. I’m sure everyone who’s been reading this blog is aware of who Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Penninsula is. For those who’ve only seen this for the first time, it’s currently the strongest cell branch of the Al-Qaeda terror network and is based primarily in Yemen. AQAP is responsible for conducting successful prison breaks throughout the Mideast freeing many of its operatives in countries such as Yemen, Oman, etc., and having apparently regrouped and regrown their operational strength, they’re ready to start conducting new attacks against American and other infidel installations in the Arab World, and possibly America itself. Think of the underwear bomber of 2009, he was affiliated with this cell. Anyway, the reason for the high-level concern within the senior ranks of the Obama Administration is that this branch has expertise in constructing and handling chemical weaponry. Imagine the destruction and carnage, as well as toxicity left in the wake of chemical-laced bomb explosion.

The question of whether AQAP will use a chemical weapon is really irrelevant, it’s a matter of where they would use one and when.

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Ex-Skinhead joins up with a victim of the Sikh Temple Shooting in Wisconsin

From reading this article on the Associated Press earlier, I saw these two gentlemen of completely different backgrounds coming together to educate the youth in Wisconsin about the sometimes violent reality that comes from White Supremacy. Their stories, I think, provide a real learning experience so that the next generation of Americans, be them from Wisconsin or elsewhere, about the real dangers of professing hatred towards other groups of people and how it can end in violence.

For the former skinhead, it gives him a chance to atone for any misery he may have caused other communities. I can tell by his actions that he couldn’t be sorrier for his actions in the past, and how they scared others from outside the White race. Additionally, while he did not know the perpatrator of the Sikh Temple Shooting personally, the event scared the former supramcist by making him realize he may have been an influence on the guy pulling off this unspeakable horror.

As for the son of one of the victims, to team up with this former White Supremacist seemed like a difficult decision at the time, but now it pays off with more advantages than not. As a victim of White Supremacy, it can help educate others as to why more needs to be done to stamp out this old plague of the past. The victim has a strong story of how his father was murdered for no apparent reason other than he was not White nor Christian.

Need for reform in Financial Aid

I can’t begin to describe my disappointment in the financial aid system, or the politicians in Washington. Don’t they have any knowledge, beyond simple figures, of how many people’s lives their ruining here? It’s not about defaulting, or spending copious amounts of money on college students, it’s about making sure the next generation is properly educated and prepared for their journey in the real-world. I don’t understand Congress at times.