Most of this post will be opinion based on my analysis of events. However, due to the subject matter, I thought it would be moved to GD anyway so here it is.
If you were the terrorists, what would your next move be? The huge question in that regard is this…how well do they understand our society and our potential reaction to events generated by them?
If they are able to learn from the past and are paying attention, the smart thing for them is to do absolutely nothing at this point. Right now our increasingly adversarial political environment is carrying their water for them. The area where many of them are being held and interrogated is being questioned and undermined. Many in our country are questioning our military committment in Iraq. Every mistake or negative piece of news is slavered over by most of our national press. As a result, the support for the war on terror is waning daily. If you were a terrorist, why in the world would you upset the apple cart now?
Many good points have already been raised in a recent thread about the probable results of another terror attack on American soil. Some of the anticipated results include an increased level of support for military action and the war in general. The societal and intellectual marginalization of those who can’t or won’t deal with the fact that we are in a daily battle with a group of people who are trying to kill as many of us as they can was also anticipated.
Of course if the terrorists are politically unaware and only concerned with the “jihad dujour” they will attack at pretty much anytime. Of course it would be easier for them to just sit back and let us do the job for them.