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    Al Qaeda-linked group gains strength on NATO's border

    This is a very disturbing article. It appears ISIS is gaining more steam than we thought and this could be one of the most destabilizing influences in a region already devastated by constant war and power jockeying.

    "The international community didn't act, Ibrahim explains, so the global jihadi response has become overwhelming. And for many, the crossing itself is a religious experience.
    Ibrahim said: "When they get to the fence, they kneel and cry, they weep, like they've just met something more precious to them than their own family. They believe this land, Syria, is where God's judgment will come to pass.""

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    "Many of these devout Muslims believe they are joining the final battle prophesied as happening in Syria -- known as al-Sham -- which will herald the end of the world. The recruits are ecstatic; they never thought this final fight would come in their lifetime."

    This could perhaps be a huge millenarian tinder box waiting to erupt on the border of NATO and Israel...what a shame we didn't do more at the onset. Foreign policy fail.

    Al Qaeda-linked group gains strength on NATO's border - CNN.com

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    Re: Al Qaeda-linked group gains strength on NATO's border

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    This is a very disturbing article. It appears ISIS is gaining more steam than we thought and this could be one of the most destabilizing influences in a region already devastated by constant war and power jockeying.




    This could perhaps be a huge millenarian tinder box waiting to erupt on the border of NATO and Israel...what a shame we didn't do more at the onset. Foreign policy fail.

    Al Qaeda-linked group gains strength on NATO's border - CNN.com
    I have no reason to believe that President Obama lied when he said "Al Qaeda is on the run and is being decimated."

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    Re: Al Qaeda-linked group gains strength on NATO's border

    what were we suposed to do?? ISIS is becoming more powerful, they are also taking the battle to Iraq.

    Seems the more we "do" there , the more we screw things up. Syria is the perfect battleground for the jihadists, the reformists, the Shi'a, and the Sunni's to kill each other over.

    Oh! and polio is on the rise, thanks to the inability of the Syrian medical system (which was quite good) to vaccinate.
    The polio will creep over the borders with the Syian refugees.

    Nothing we can do - it's a regional/proxy/sectarian/civil war

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    Then a young, bearded man with a noticeably thick northern British accent, there to collect a friend from Leicester -- the pair absolutely don't want to talk, especially when I offer them a CNN business card. Then come the Egyptians, and a Gulf Arab -- he sounded Saudi -- who frantically kissed and embraced the bemused driver there to pick him up.
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    Re: Al Qaeda-linked group gains strength on NATO's border

    Quote Originally Posted by SBu View Post
    what a shame we didn't do more at the onset. Foreign policy fail.
    What more would you have done? People were tired of being in Iraq and Afghanistan. How many wars do you want fought. If anything Iraq and Afghanistan have taught us is that we take a bad situation and make it worse.

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    Re: Al Qaeda-linked group gains strength on NATO's border

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    I have no reason to believe that President Obama lied when he said "Al Qaeda is on the run and is being decimated."
    But bu bu we kill their leaders with drone strikes.

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    Re: Al Qaeda-linked group gains strength on NATO's border

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    But bu bu we kill their leaders with drone strikes.
    It's almost as if bombing someone's country and killing innocent civilians makes more of that country's citizens turn against you...
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Al Qaeda-linked group gains strength on NATO's border

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's almost as if bombing someone's country and killing innocent civilians makes more of that country's citizens turn against you...
    Naw, how could that be. Its Obama doing it. He is never wrong. He "has'em on the run". LOL

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    Re: Al Qaeda-linked group gains strength on NATO's border

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Naw, how could that be. Its Obama doing it. He is never wrong. He "has'em on the run". LOL
    missionaccomplished.jpg
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Al Qaeda-linked group gains strength on NATO's border

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    missionaccomplished.jpg
    It was, but like the idiots we are. We stayed to rebuild, set up a government, hold elections, force democracy and hold trials.
    Saddams military was destroyed at that time. That is when we should have packed up and split.

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    Re: Al Qaeda-linked group gains strength on NATO's border

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    But bu bu we kill their leaders with drone strikes.
    It seems Al Qaeda has more chiefs than braves.

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