The arson strategy is recommended in al qaeda handbooks, so this is not surprising. Has the Obama administration looked into the arsonists and/or their motives in the recent spate of forest fires in America? Or is this just another epic national security failure by the pro-jihadist White House? If Obama would cover up an Islamic terror attack on 9/11/12, arson would be child's play.
"Al-Qaeda blamed for Europe-wide forest fires" The Telegraph
Al-Qaeda has been blamed for a recent series of forest fires across Europe, as the head of Russia's Federal Security Service claimed they were set by arsonists as part of the group's low-cost attack strategy.
7:10PM BST 03 Oct 2012
"One should note that setting fires to forests in the countries of the European Union is a new tendency in al-Qaeda's strategy of a 'thousand cuts'," Alexander Bortnikov said, according to state news agency RIA Novosti, at a meeting of heads of securityagencies.
"This method allows (al-Qaeda) to inflict significant economic and moral damage without serious preliminary preparations, technical equipment or significant expenses."
In linking al-Qaeda to the deadly wildfires, Mr Bortnikov pointed to calls to launch a "forest jihad" by various extremist websites which he said also publish detailed instructions about how and where to best carry out arson.
He said it was very difficult for special services to find and prosecute such arsonists.
Deadly fires have swept through forest land in EU countries such as Portugal and Spain over the past few months, killing scores of people and forcing thousands to evacuate.
Spanish forest fire sees thousands evacuated
Forest fires in Portugal
Firefighters struggle with Spanish forest fires
Forest fires in Europe
In its continuing campaign against the West, al-Qaeda has vowed to "bleed the enemy to death" by resorting to inexpensive, low-scale attacks it refers to as a "strategy of a thousand cuts".
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