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Al-Qaida in the Heart of Africa

HermanBB Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 10:38 AM
Al-Qaida is simply amazing. They are creating havoc all over the world yet no one seems to know where their headquarters are located.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:42 PM
They're located in the mosques and madrassas.
RyanM Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 9:29 PM
In the case of Syria try Tel Aviv, DC and Ankara.
RyanM Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 12:41 PM
Herman,

Some folks claim Langley. You know, "al-CIAda".

Seriously, I believe this is the case when it comes to the ongoing mess in Syria.
"For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" is Newton's third law of physics.

Its counterpart in geopolitics is "blowback," when military action in one sphere produces an unintended and undesirable consequence in another.

September 11, 2001, was blowback.

George H.W. Bush had sent an army of half a million to hurl Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait, a triumph. He proceeded to impose severe sanctions on the Iraqis and to build U.S. bases in Saudi Arabia.

"Infidel" soldiers on sacred Islamic soil and the suffering of the Iraqi people under American sanctions were two of the causes Osama bin...