Consecrate Yourselves, For God Will Do Wonders

By Francis Frangipane

As the war against terror attains certain breakthroughs, we should not interpret these incremental successes as a signal to relax. In many ways, the battle has actually escalated.

Consider the threat spoken by the leader of the Taliban, Mullah Omar, "The current situation in Afghanistan is related to a bigger cause -- that is the destruction of America. If God's help is with us, this will happen within a short period of time -- keep in mind this prediction." Then he reiterated, "The real matter is the extinction of America, and God willing, it will fall to the ground." Such a threat might be an idle boast, but consider it against the back drop of a recent article in the Pakistani Newspaper, the Frontier Post. It reported that "Pakistani and American investigators conclude that Osama bin Laden's Al Qaeda network may have successfully transported several nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons of mass destruction to the United States." According to a recent article, "at least two briefcase nuclear weapons may have reached the US shores." (