WASHINGTON - In sworn testimony that contrasts with their promises to the public, the FBI managers who crafted the post-Sept. 11 fight against terrorism say expertise about the Mideast or terrorism was not important in choosing the agents they promoted to top jobs. And they still do not believe such experience is necessary today even as terrorist acts occur across the globe. 'A bombing case is a bombing case,' said Dale Watson, the FBI's terrorism chief in the two years after Sept. 11, 2001. ' A crime scene in a bank robbery case is the same as a crime scene, you know, across the board.'
Yeah! So why there are all the movies and books and theories about getting into criminals mind? They should get middle east experts as well to prevent future terrorist attacks. How long they think they can use Pakistan military to help them? (Need I say something, Read Psychology of a suicide bomber in Christian Science Monitor or at Hassan Abbas's Blog) .
I am trying to get some facts straight. Hassan Abbas may be of help, I will ask him. Actually it was him who told me that under freedom of information act University of Nebraska has recently made public some documents. The documents indicate that the University received research grant that was focused on finding injunctions from Quran and Sunnah to motivate Muslims for Holy War 'Jihad' in Afghanistan against Russia. This is the outcome of that research today we are bearing now. Those holy warriors were trained only for one purpose; Fight. Osama Bin Laden was among one of them. The Afghanistan-Russia mission is over but these holy warriors are not. They are coming back to us to take revenge. The revenge of abandoning them after the Afghan war. Now they are using their training on innocent citizens (Anyone has a reference, let me know and I will put it here).
I must say that it will take much higher level of research effort and expertise to turn things around and bring back to normal. The collateral damage Afghan-Russia war has caused is much higher than it was probably expected.