The Islamic terrorists in North Africa have fallen on hard times, with
their efforts ranked below street crime and unemployment when pollsters query
people about what they fear most. Attempts to set off enough bombs, to scare
lots of people, have failed so far this year. Terrorist recruiters are forced
to go after 12 year old kids, because so few older men want to get involved. So
far this month, police have foiled seven terrorist bombing efforts. A dozen
security personnel have been killed in the last two weeks, but three times as
many terrorists have been killed or captured.
June 11, 2007:
Outside the capital, civilians have had it with Islamic terrorists still
operating in the area, and are quick to tip off the cops when the Islamic
radicals come by to extort food or money. This has led to more police searches
of the countryside, and the sounds of gunfire, especially at night. East of the capital, police found and
dismantled a bomb found in a bus.
Apparently the bomb was being transported, but the guy carrying it panicked and
abandoned it on the bus.
June 10, 2007:
East of the capital, police raided a training camp that Islamic radicals
had set up for teenage recruits. The kids were also serving as lookouts and
spies for terrorist operations. Thirteen teenagers were arrested, and searches
of their homes, as well as the camp, revealed lots of pro-terrorist material.
In the same area, a roadside bomb killed three soldiers and wounded several
June 9, 2007:
Spain, France and Italy have arrested dozens of North African Islamic
terrorists in the last few months, and have linked some of them to recent terror
attacks in North Africa. Although it is safer to live in Europe, it isn't a
safe haven for terrorists, like it used to be. These European nations are
cooperating more closely with their counter-terrorism counterparts in North
Africa, helping to identify terrorists who have fled to Europe, and are trying
to hide under a different name. Many of these terrorists resort to criminal
scams to sustain themselves, and their terrorist activities. This provides an
endless supply of false identity documents, but not immunity from intense
government intelligence gathering operations.