LeT: Why Americans Should Care
The recent coordinated train bombings in India have put the al-Qaeda-linked terror group Lashkar-e-Tayyiba in the spotlight. Mark Eichenlaub has written an article published by The Washington Times' Insight Magazine that serves as a good introduction for the average American who may not be familiar with the LeT. Following his owm personal focus, mark details the links between the LeT and the Saddam Hussein regime in Iraq.
Why should the average American even care about a terrorist group operating primarily in Kashmir and India?
In fact, LET agents have been captured in the United States. In 2003, operatives were arrested in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania for conspiring to "[P]repare for and engage in violent jihad on behalf of Muslims in Kashmir, Chechnya, the Philippines and other countries."
The terror web is tangled and complex until reduced to a common denominator: Hatred for America< Israel, Jews and the West in general.
In that simple context, there are no groups Americans should be unconcerned about. They're quite concerned about us.