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Al-Qaida in the Heart of Africa

James437 Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:17 PM
Just another battle in WW 4 that began in 1979. You have not seen anything yet. Just wait til Old Madhi climbs out of the well and starts to raise hell.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:31 PM
That well must be in Iran. I wonder how it would stand up to a MOAB.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:31 PM
Or, better yet, a bunker buster.
traitorbill Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 3:32 PM
RyanM Wrote: Jan 18, 2013 6:27 PM
No, I'm going to call it stupidity. You haven't learned anything from the last 12 years, have you?
"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...