Discussion in 'Middle East - General' started by Annie, Aug 15, 2005.
Interesting essay for those interested:
"The First Phase Known as "the awakening" -- this has already been carried out and was supposed to have lasted from 2000 to 2003, or more precisely from the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 in New York and Washington to the fall of Baghdad in 2003. The aim of the attacks of 9/11 was to provoke the US into declaring war on the Islamic world and thereby "awakening" Muslims. "The first phase was judged by the strategists and masterminds behind al-Qaida as very successful," writes Hussein. "The battle field was opened up and the Americans and their allies became a closer and easier target." The terrorist network is also reported as being satisfied that its message can now be heard "everywhere.'"
This could be true or Al Qaida could be putting spin on things. If it's true they played Bush like a Stradivarius.
ISIS lookin' to keep it's virtual caliphate viable...
IS May Sustain Virtual Caliphate After Battlefield Losses, Experts Say
November 15, 2017 - With the Islamic State group almost defeated on the ground in Iraq and Syria and its territorial hold dramatically reduced, the terror group and its sympathizers continue to demonstrate their ability to weaponize the internet in an effort to radicalize, recruit and inspire acts of terrorism in the region and around the world.
Afghan Officials: Islamic State Fighters Finding Sanctuary in Afghanistan
November 18, 2017 — Battered and beaten in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State terror group is surging fighters into Afghanistan, rebuilding its presence and perhaps setting up a new base for attacks on both the West and Russia.
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