The end of al Qaeda?

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    (CNN) -- When historians in future years grapple with the significance of the overthrow of the Mubarak regime in Egypt 10 days ago, coming as it did in the wake of the "Jasmine" January 14 Revolution in Tunisia, they may judge it not only as a seismic event, shattering and renewing the Arab political order, but also the key watershed moment in confronting the global al Qaeda threat.

    The political, economic, and cultural stagnation that al Qaeda fed off for more than two decades has been replaced by the fastest moving change the region has ever witnessed, the most promising of Arab Springs.

    The burgeoning democracy movement across the Middle East appears to have caught al Qaeda off guard and threatens to reduce the terrorist group to irrelevance.

    Analysis: Why Arab Spring could be al Qaeda's fall - CNN.com
     
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    But nevermind the ROOT organization of the Muslim Brotherhood...right Chrissy?

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    Actually,the radical Islamists seem to be quite happy with this Mid-East upheaval. They feel they will capitalize quite nicely. And i think they're right to feel this way. Egypt & Tunisia are already beginning to see Thousands of exiled radicals returning in droves. This is the part of the story the International Press isn't telling anyone. I think the radicals are very happy with the way things are going. They will likely benefit the most from this turmoil. I hope things don't go that way but i think they will. So i will have to respectfully disagree with you on your assessment. We will not be seeing the end of Al Qaeda anytime soon. In fact,they may actually be making some significant gains.
     
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    They stand to profit handsomely by the termoil. I mean after all? Obama is now bargaining with the Taliban...

    White House shifts Afghanistan strategy towards talks with Taliban

    Whoopsy!

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    If anything, the turmoil will strengthen Al Queda.
     
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    Yep. As they have through their history...
     
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    Um..what does that have to do with anything.

    Al Qaeda basically morphed from the Muj in Afghanistan. That's where the proof of concept took place.
     
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    Maybe..maybe not.

    For the most part the people involved in protests are looking for economic equality. Even the most cursory glance at theocratic republics shows that they failed miserably in that capacity.
     
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    You deny history and it will deny you.

    *NEXT*
     
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    You don't understand that ultimately, the People will be crushed, do you?
     

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