Al-Qaida Just won’t Go Away

Al-Qaida Just won’t Go Away

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Eric Margolis

United States

#1 Jan 11, 2014
Al-Qaida Just won’t Go Away

By Eric Margolis

January 11, 2014

How did al-Qaida, a tiny anti-Communist group in Afghanistan that had no more than 200 active members in 2001 become a supposed worldwide threat?

How can al-Qaida be all over the Mideast, North Africa, and now much of black Africa? This after the US spent over $1 trillion trying to stamp out al-Qaida in Afghanistan and Pakistan?

The answer is simple. As an organization and threat, al-Qaida barely exists. But as a name, al-Qaida and “terrorism” have become the west’s handy universal term for armed groups fighting western influence, corruption or repression in Asia and Africa. Al-Qaida is nowhere – but everywhere.

If you’re a rebel group seeking publicity, the fastest way is by pledging allegiance to the shadowy, nowhere al-Qaida

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hands on ar

Gurnee, IL

#2 Jan 12, 2014
Al-Qaida was created by the cia to take our rights terrorism needed a face ,were a free nation with more guns than people ,who in their right mind would terrorize us,us and that's a fact jack!
US Cavalry

Paducah, KY

#3 Jan 12, 2014
Eric Margolis wrote:
Al-Qaida Just won’t Go Away
The answer is simple. As an organization and threat, al-Qaida barely exists. But as a name, al-Qaida and “terrorism” have become the west’s handy universal term for armed groups fighting western influence, corruption or repression in Asia and Africa. Al-Qaida is nowhere – but everywhere.

If you’re a rebel group seeking publicity, the fastest way is by pledging allegiance to the shadowy, nowhere al-Qaida.
These two sentences say it.

Al-Qaeda, the organization that formed during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and that planned and carried out the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the USA no longer exists. The USA destroyed it and killed almost all of its leadership (and most of the rank and file) in the 18 months after 9-11.

However, al-Qaida became something else - an idea. Now anyone, a terrorist group or even an individual, can subscribe to that idea and claim to be al-Qaida.

Many Americans have a hard time comprehending that al-Qaida is now and idea, not an organization with a recognized leadership heirarchy, membership list, and chain of command. Until the do, defeating the idea will be impossible.

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