Department of Pre-Blogging: Waziristan

Back in September, we covered how Pakistan and Waziristan had a peace deal, essentially, a deal with al Qaeda. In it, I commented on how people would get medals for “convincing al Qaeda to get a territorial base which we can bomb.” Now, in “Al Qaeda Chiefs are seen to regain power,” the Times reports: “One counterterrorism official said that some within the Pentagon were advocating American strikes against the camps…”

Even more disturbing, Global Guerrillas has analysis in “Al Qaeda Redux:”

With all indications that the US is in withdrawal, a new attack is likely needed to propel the US back into aggressive action (see “Al Qaeda’s Grand Strategy: Superpower Baiting” for more on why).