Finally, some good news to cheer the day (CNN):
A Saudi wing of al Qaeda called for attacks on U.S. oil sources across the world, saying targets should not be limited to the Middle East and listing Canada, Venezuela and Mexico as U.S. oil suppliers.
The threat appeared in the al Qaeda Organization in the Arabian Peninsula’s e-magazine, Sawt al-Jihad (Voice of Holy War), which was posted on a Web site used by Islamist militants.
“It is necessary to hit oil interests in all regions which serve the United States not just in the Middle East. The goal is to cut its supplies or reduce them through any means,” it said.
Yes indeed, that’s a fine idea… er… or rather, it would be, if nearly every economy on the planet didn’t depend on oil sources one way or another. I don’t see very many folks continuing to stand on the sidelines if this brainchild of some fervent banshee takes root.
That’s the second time in two days an element of al Qaeda has come out with an idea that can only backfire on them. Is this loosely-connected organization finally starting to self-destruct?