An article in the Wall Street Journal, written by three reporters, just found out that al Qaeda is an international terrorist outfit. One may assume that they may have just got clued in that Somalia and Yemen may just have registered on their radar but to the rest of us they're only insulting our intelligence. Those of us who pay attention to this terror threat remember the USS Cole was attacked and bombed in Aden, Yemen. How could these folks come to the conclusion that al Qaeda has suddenly gained some advantage because they can somehow deploy operatives to places where we and our allies have a lesser presence. Wasn't this always the case? Who among them is not aware that Yemen, the birthplace of terror chief wannabe, Osama bin Laden is not a major supplier of terrorist fodder to this war. Apparently, these WSJ reporters have just also discovered failed state Somalia as well and discovered that it is a hotbed of jihad. Need I remind these clowns that in 1998 our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were also bombed. My point is this, because the latest jihadi nutter studied in Yemen has somehow registered on these reporter's radar screen, the problem is not about focusing on these countries. We need to focus on what all these countries have in common and that is Islamic terrorist whom we haven't gotten around to killing yet. The fact that the Washington Post also has a piece alerting us to the now stepped-up screening of fliers from terror prone lands, prove that either the press is clueless or they want us to be. These new measures will include countries on the State Department's terror sponsors list, namely, Cuba, Iran, Syria and Sudan. The 'terror-prone' nations include the usual suspects of Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and Yemen. My question is, why stop there? I find it curious that Egypt, the Philippines, Indonesia, The United Kingdom and Turkey, just to name a few were omitted from this list. I maintain a premise I have listed in previous posts, how about we just target Muslims and anyone from anywhere with even a modicum population of Islamic believers. They declared war on us, and it is high time we return the favor, perhaps they will not be in such a hurry to declare it so whimsically in the future. There was a time when Islam had a place of respect in my eyes but all that died with the innocents who perished on September 11, 2001, and that which was once respect has turned into the mirror image of how our present enemy views us. I see no reason why we should prolong the inevitable, this enemy cannot be reasoned with and frankly I'm happy this is the case as I no longer see the reason for peace with this foe and I'm sure the feeling is mutual.