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- AQ-Maghreb has more funding sources than just drugs. In fact kidnap for ransom probably exceeds the drug cash. They also get direct contributions from rich moslems in the peninsula.
- The destruction of cultural shrines in Mali isn't a cultural war as such. Its the result of a particular religious imperative (to AQ, Shrines are a source of idolatry)
Posted by lord garth 2013-01-18 05:43||
#2 Another CIA trained Afghan alumni running the show.
Remind me, how many Afghan commies have killed westerners in the past?
Whoever thought it was a good idea to spend American money fostering radical Sunni Islam should at the very least be in prison, and possibly looking at the electric chair.
Posted by Clort Elmorong6031 2013-01-18 06:00||
#3 @ Clort: Please remind me again how those foks in McClean are doing us any favours.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-18 08:08||
#4 From March 2001. A seventh-century Buddhist shrine at Tap-e-Sardar, near Ghazni in central Afghanistan, is the latest victim of the Taliban's religious edict that pre-Islamic Afghan culture must be destroyed. Blew them up they did. Destruction is their way.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-18 10:41||
#5 puts the lie to the Obama administration's claim that the war on terror is all but over
Is there anything whatsoever that, when viewed honestly, doesn't put the lie to Obama?
Posted by AlanC 2013-01-18 10:47||
#6 The Hussien Regime armed Al Qaeda Northern Africa when he destabalized Egypt and Libya with the over throw of Mubarack and Khadafy, replacing them with the radical Muslim Brotherhood.
Al Qaeda is now solidifying there assault on Americans within North their reach in North Africa. The Dictionary book burnings (cannot use certain non PC terms) and the disarmament of Americans domestically is Husseins' continued support of Islamic elements world wide. Impeachment of Hussein is only the first step to be taken or Americans will continue to be hunted down, something I predicted here while many seemed to be passing the popcorn while watching Khadify and his sons being hunted down and butchered in Lybia.
#7 Whoever thought it was a good idea to spend American money fostering radical Sunni Islam should at the very least be in prison, and possibly looking at the electric chair.
How true.The Bush/Saudi connection has caused havoc in the world with Saudi funded Jihadis running around without any fear of the West.
Give the muslims their Sharia Law if they want it and see them wallow in their ignorance/poverty.
Its about time people in the West were self sufficient without the need for middle eastern oil.
Had enough of this jidadi bullshit.
Posted by Ho Chi Omaigum4727 2013-01-18 19:19||
#8 Its about time people in the West were self sufficient without the need for middle eastern oil.
Ho Chi Omaigum4727, according to BP, the U.S could become the world's top oil producer this year.
Posted by trailing wife 2013-01-18 23:12||