Erick Stakelbeck

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November 2008 Entries

More Mumbai Analysis from Army Counterterrorism Veteran

I just spoke to a retired U.S. Army Officer with extensive Islamic counterterrorism experience who told me the following:

posted @ Friday, November 28, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Analysis of the Mumbai Attacks

This was a very well coordinated, highly advanced attack that took months to prepare and train for. Given that fact, and the fact that the terrorists were apparently all in their late teens and early 20s, very young, that tells me there had to be some larger force involved to help them plan and pull this off (Al Qaeda, the Pakistani ISI, or perhaps even both, considering the ISI's rogue tendencies and anti-Indian Islamist ties).

posted @ Thursday, November 27, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Al Qaeda Threatens Attacks Against NYC Subway?

The Department of Homeland Security issued a warning today about possible terror attacks against the New York subway system during the upcoming holiday season. Here was my analysis, from today's CBN Newswatch. See you all after Thanksgiving, and have a geat one:

posted @ Wednesday, November 26, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

On the Ground in Israel: Part 3

This is the third of a four-part series on my recent week-long trip to Israel. Part 1 is here, and Part 2 is here. Today's entry addresses the situations in Syria and Lebanon.

posted @ Friday, November 21, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

On the Ground in Israel: Part 2

This is the second of a four-part series on my recent week-long trip to Israel. Part 1 is here. Today's entry addresses the Iranian nuclear threat.

posted @ Thursday, November 20, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

On the Ground in Israel: Part 1

This is the first of a four-part series on my recent week-long trip to Israel. Today's entry addresses the Gaza dilemma. 

posted @ Wednesday, November 19, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Al Qaeda Calls Out Obama

So much for Al Qaeda "feeling out" the new guy. Judging by this new message by Al Qaeda's # 2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the group is alarmed at Obama's global popularity--particulalrly in the Muslim world--and is looking to counteract it. If Obama proves to be a uniting figure on a global scale who wins worldwide adulation, even among Muslims, that will be a very bad thing for Al Qaeda. Apparently, petty racial politics are the group's solution. From Breitbart:

posted @ Wednesday, November 19, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Back From Israel

I just returned from a week-long trip to Israel sponsored by the American Israel Education Foundation, which is an arm of the American Israel Pubic Affairs Committee (AIPAC).  It was an invaluable experience on many levels--there is nothing like getting your boots on the ground to get a feel for a country: its people and terrain, its strengths and vulnerabilities. Along with the other rmembers of my traveling group (a top notch collection of national security and de

posted @ Tuesday, November 18, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)

Off to Israel

I'm heading to Israel for the next eight days and will sneak in a blog or two during my stay. In the meantime, I'll leave you with this reminder of what the Israelis face on an almost daily basis. From AFP:

posted @ Friday, November 07, 2008 5:00 AM | Feedback (0)