No, Al-Qaeda are NOT similar to the Viet Cong...<quoted text>
Your post is similar to my post #17541 but I would never battle terrorist as criminals. They are fighting a war. I see them similar to the VietCong, although they are fighting for religious control as well ass political control. I don't understand why you would use the term alleged terrorist either. Don't you really think that there are actual real terrorist out there trying to kill us and anybody that gets in the way of their ideology?
The Viet Cong, or National Liberation Front, was a political organization and army in South Vietnam and Cambodia that fought the United States and South Vietnamese governments during the Vietnam War (19591975), and emerged on the winning side. It had both guerrilla and regular army units, as well as a network of cadres who organized peasants in the territory it controlled. Many soldiers were recruited in South Vietnam, but others were attached to the People's Army of Vietnam (PAVN), the regular North Vietnamese army. During the war, communists and anti-war spokesmen insisted the Viet Cong was an insurgency indigenous to the South, while the U.S. and South Vietnamese governments portrayed the group as a tool of Hanoi. Although the terminology distinguishes northerners from the southerners, communist forces were under a single command structure set up in 1958.
Al-Qaeda is a global militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden in Peshawar, Pakistan, at some point between August 1988 and late 1989, with its origins being traceable to the Soviet War in Afghanistan. It operates as a network comprising both a multinational, stateless army and a radical Sunni Muslim movement calling for global Jihad and a strict interpretation of sharia law.
"I don't understand why you would use the term alleged terrorist either."
Without investigation and intelligence how do you tell the difference between real terrorists and innocent by-standers.
It would appear that many believe there is such a distinction, how else can drone strikes kill innocent people?