It’s not every Saturday Night that we have a special presentation. Friday Night is for theatrical presentations but Saturday Night is wide open for just about anything. Often times a documentary is selected for the evening. The catalyst for our featured presentation this evening appeared on the Revo a short time ago. Since that time I’ve had this story on my mind.
There is one thing that you can be very sure of. The Islamic Jihadists who attacked us on September 11th 2001 lived and trained among us. Right now as you read this there are even more of them among us who are doing exactly the same thing. Just this week it has come to our attention that the President is doing what he can to insure that our enemies receive the training they need to carry out future attacks against the West. The National Geographic Documentary we are watching tonight is a trip into the past, showing us a little slice of history that has and no doubt continues to repeat itself.
This is especially chilling to me because the subject of the documentary, Ali Mohamed, was a Specialist Fourth Class in an S4 Company of 5th Special Forces Group when the Father of my Godchildren became acquainted with him.
He met Ali while on some mundane work detail. The Specialist was talking major smack but there’s always been a lot of that going around Ft. Bragg since the first Pup Tent was pitched there. This guy was outright claiming to have been a commissioned officer of the Egyptian Army, serving in its Special Forces. Yeah, yeah, that’s the ticket. All of that I’m sure lead him to his lofty position of E4 as a Supply Company Clerk. The bullshit was already too deep from the start but bored Soldiers will tolerate ANY kind of bullshit story as long as it’s good and is effective at combating boredom.
This was talk of a different nature. At the height of the Cold War all this guy talked about was the evil nature of the United States and its support of Israel. There came a point in the conversation when my friend considered what this Spec Four was saying was downright treasonous but there was an equal part of his reasoning that said that everything this guy was saying was so outrageous that he would sound stupid just trying to explain it to someone.
Everybody pretty well thought this guy was full of shit until one Christmas when the Battalion was given block leave. I guess someone asked him what he was going to do with his 30 Days and he said “I’m going to Afghanistan to fight the Red Army”. Everybody got a good laugh out of that because by this time they had somehow developed an appreciation for this guy’s shtick. They totally thought this guy was full of shit but he was so convincing in his delivery, they thought he was truly twisted and funny as hell.
It was as if he was playing a character and had all the stereotypical expressions and responses. It was as if he was making fun of Middle Eastern Terrorists by pretending to be one. He certainly had a name for it. Whereas Muhammad Ali refused to serve in the Army because of his religious beliefs, Ali Mohamed made it his goal to serve in the U.S. Army for the very same reason.
When Specialist Mohamed returned from 30 Days of Block Leave he was considerably thinner. He was darker too. He had some interesting bits of clothing and personal gear that he claimed to have captured on the battlefield. That funny, twisted character that he had been playing all this time just got a whole lot more believable.
This documentary is very frightening when you consider that Ali Mohamed is only the first of his kind. Major Nidal Hassan would have done the same if he had been in a position to. He waged War against the United States for the very same reason as any of the Islamic Jihadis do. As you read this they are crossing into the United States from Mexico. They will set up their lives here. They will continue to infiltrate the U.S. Military and our communities. There will come a moment when they wage War against the United States as per their purpose here. It’s just a matter of time.
This is how it began…