Category Archives: Terrorism

FROM BIN LADEN TO FACEBOOK now on Kindle!

I learned something from the 2003 release of “Seeds of Terror: An Eyewitness Account of al-Qaeda’s Newest Center of Operations in Southeast Asia.” It was published by Free Press, a division of Simon & Schuster. That meant everything was centralized … Continue reading

Posted in Internet, Journalism, Media, Terrorism | 1 Comment

New Threats in a Peer-Networked World – From Chechnya to Boston

When the Chechen roots of Boston bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev became public, it threw me back in time to the end of September 2002 when I delved into Chechnya’s links to al-Qaeda’s global jihad. I was in a … Continue reading

Posted in Terrorism | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

WHY THE FIASCO IN BASILAN

How could good men with good intentions go so horribly wrong? You’ve seen my summary of what actually went wrong. This is my attempt to figure out WHY it did. Keep in mind that just because the October 18 operation … Continue reading

Posted in Military, Terrorism | 2 Comments

FIASCO IN BASILAN

Philippine President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino faced a dilemma last week after the deaths of 19 soldiers in Al-Barka, Basilan. Despite the public outcry and mourning, he resisted numerous calls to declare war against the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and … Continue reading

Posted in Terrorism | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

10 Years After 9/11: Lessons from the Philippines

The catastrophic attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 ripped off a veneer and exposed what was growing beneath the surface: al Qaeda’s successful efforts to tap Muslim grievances around the world and infect disparate, home-grown groups with its global jihad. Al … Continue reading

Posted in Terrorism | Tagged | 5 Comments