If you listen to the media these days, the war on terror is portrayed as a tool of the Republican party to take away civil liberties and invade oil producing countries. But if you pay attention to the stories that are happening out there, you will find that a concerted effort is being made across the world to root out Al Qaeda terrorists.
The Saudi Arabian government has broken a huge terror cell, or more accurately 139 individual sleeper cells, on the eve of what they considered a major attack within their country.
Saudi security officials said Saturday they foiled a planned terrorist suicide attack and arrested 139 suspected Islamist militants who were in “sleeper cells” believed to be affiliated with al Qaeda.
A senior official in the Saudi Interior Ministry told CNN that the suspects, who are from several Arab nations, were monitored by Saudi security agents for several months. They rounded the men up just before the expected attack was launched.The suspects, arrested in different areas of Saudi Arabia, were being interrogated Saturday, the official said.
In October 2005, King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia called the threat of al Qaeda in his country “madness and evil” and vowed to “eliminate this scourge” of terrorism. Fifteen of the 19 al Qaeda terrorists participating in the September 11, 2001, attacks were Saudis.via CNN.com
So folks, do not let those that want to downplay the war on terror win. It is an ongoing battle fought on many fronts. And this war will be fought for a very long time.