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Submitted by John Coffin (United States), Jan 10, 2008 at 19:31

Here at home (the US) our own right-wing terrorist movements made a conscious shift to 'leaderless action' after a few of the more blatant networks attracted the attention of law enforcement. Eric Rudolph's lack of visible organizational support is an example.

It is not surprising that Al Qaeda, having generated a vast pool of sympathisers, could continue to inspire individual acts of 'spontaneous' terrorism, including pitiful wannabe's like the Miami cell. Succesful strikes against such core structure as Al Qaeda has had or may have, will do little to discourage the individual enthusiasts pre-indoctrinated to attack western civilization.

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