It is a known fact that the financial crisis going on in the United States has upset scores and scores of people across the nation. Home buyers, to investors, to banks, and government agencies are all feeling the wrath of our economic situation. Not to mention how it’s affecting the typical American citizen who has no substantial stake in it all, but is feeling it indirectly. Other nations and international groups are being impacted as well. But could the terrorist organization al Qaeda also be upset over it as well?
Well why not? This economic crisis isn’t just in the U.S. alone, it’s a global situation that’s being felt by many. Al Qaeda could be feeling an indirect affect just like thousands of other people. In addition to that, recent reports of al Qaeda and terror attacks have been showing up more often than normal in the nation. The “Great financial crisis of 2008” has been severe enough to become the number one topic on the campaign trail between Barack Obama and John McCain, but recent events say al Qaeda and terrorism may try to regain their number one status of being the most important issue of the 2008 election.
Coming off the heels of the worst economic disaster in years, al Qaeda has been linked to the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Yemen and a deadly blast at a Pakistani religious school. Not to mention the new al Qaeda video that was released in response to the seventh anniversary of the terror attacks of September 11, where senior al Qaeda leader Mustafa Abu al-Yazidd has called for sympathizers in Pakistan, which could be reason for an attack there today. Although al Qaeda has not claimed responsibility, it would not be a stretch to believe that the organization was responsible for the hotel bombing that killed over three dozen people and injured hundreds more.
Not for nothin’, but al Qaeda probably didn’t have any ulterior motives as far as getting the United States focus back on terrorism, but they shouldn’t get lost in the shuffle either. Its easy to see why the credit crisis on Wall Street, gas, wars and housing crisis have all become huge topics in the campaign. But recent events show that al Qaeda is still out to get us and finding those responsible for terror attacks against the United States should still be a top priority.