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    Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

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    (CNN) -- From around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central Iraq, al Qaeda now controls territory that stretches more than 400 miles across the heart of the Middle East, according to English and Arab language news accounts as well as accounts on jihadist websites.

    Indeed, al Qaeda appears to control more territory in the Arab world than it has done at any time in its history.


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    So more masterful foreign policy from the Obama administration. Under them we have seen a spread of not just AQ but islamic fundamentalism throughout Asia and Africa. And when our weak leader picks a position-its SUPPORTING these types of characters.

    Think back to the campaign promises. Think forward to all the innocent people throughout the world that are suffering because these thugs are running the show.

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    re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Actually the invasion of Iraq probably did the most to spread Al Qaeda into Iraq.

    Syria is in a civil war...what exactly should the President be doing? Supporting a dictator? Support a rebellion that has known jihadist?
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    re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
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    (CNN) -- From around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central Iraq, al Qaeda now controls territory that stretches more than 400 miles across the heart of the Middle East, according to English and Arab language news accounts as well as accounts on jihadist websites.

    Indeed, al Qaeda appears to control more territory in the Arab world than it has done at any time in its history.


    Cont... Bergen: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East - CNN.com



    So more masterful foreign policy from the Obama administration. Under them we have seen a spread of not just AQ but islamic fundamentalism throughout Asia and Africa. And when our weak leader picks a position-its SUPPORTING these types of characters.

    Think back to the campaign promises. Think forward to all the innocent people throughout the world that are suffering because these thugs are running the show.
    Obviously the great apology tour has not provided the results originally expected.

    As I see it, one of dividends of all the miltary spending has been a remarkable advance in smart weapons. It's probably time to leave all these people from the Land Time Forgot to their own business. Let them throw dead calf carcasses around, and do whatever else people from the 1500's do, but leave them with one warning.

    Blow our stuff up and a 500lb JDAM, or a Hellfire from a drone will be the next visitor from the Welcome Wagon. If your women and kids get in the way, raise your hand during the next planning session, or find another hut to live in.

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    re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    In 2012 the leadership of the Taliban declared that they would no longer support Al Quaida.

    Their leadership has been decimated and to carry that brand name means almoust certain death by a drone.

    The problem is that Al Quaida found new homes in other regions such as Somalia, Algeria, Mali, Syria and Iraq.

    Developments for which you can mostly not blame the current or even last US president.

    Somalia has been in a state of Anarchy since the late 1980s, Algeria went through a civil war with islmaists in the 1990s and the defeated islamists built their base in the Southern desert as a terror network, Mali had an incompetent government that was not capable of facing off the Northern islamists, Syria is a steaming pile of ****, and in Iraq the shia government discriminated the suni population that bady that alot of them went off to join Al Quaida.


    Weird how you Americans sometimes even blame yourselves for things that you had no involvement in.

    Most of the world is ran by morons so it is no suprise when bad things happen.

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Actually the invasion of Iraq probably did the most to spread Al Qaeda into Iraq.

    Syria is in a civil war...what exactly should the President be doing? Supporting a dictator? Support a rebellion that has known jihadist?
    Obama has been on the wrong side in Iran, Syria, and Egypt (even if Assad isnt a great guy-he's preferable to these islamists).

    Obama's policy has failed to curtail AQ despite them being enemy #1 in the war on terror. AQ terrorists still roam around Kenya, Libya, Philippines, and so on. Its why Bush has a higher approval rating AROUND THE WORLD, including the ME.

    He RAN FOR REELECTION on saying OQ was on the run. His appeasement policies dont work. His Russian reset button hasn't worked. I could go on and on.

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    In 2012 the leadership of the Taliban declared that they would no longer support Al Quaida.

    Their leadership has been decimated and to carry that brand name means almoust certain death by a drone.

    The problem is that Al Quaida found new homes in other regions such as Somalia, Algeria, Mali, Syria and Iraq.

    Developments for which you can mostly not blame the current or even last US president.

    Somalia has been in a state of Anarchy since the late 1980s, Algeria went through a civil war with islmaists in the 1990s and the defeated islamists built their base in the Southern desert as a terror network, Mali had an incompetent government that was not capable of facing off the Northern islamists, Syria is a steaming pile of ****, and in Iraq the shia government discriminated the suni population that bady that alot of them went off to join Al Quaida.


    Weird how you Americans sometimes even blame yourselves for things that you had no involvement in.

    Most of the world is ran by morons so it is no suprise when bad things happen.
    AQ isn't from Afghanistan-it had spread there from the ME and Africa. This isnt new.
    In any case-Obama took credit for decimating AQ while they expand.

    As they expand (and with more groups becoming contiguous) they will have more people to subjugate, more innocents to kill, more resources to attack everyone, and will become even harder to fight.

    This is not progress.

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Will only get worse if the US isolationists get their way.
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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    I guess if Obama's job title is President of the World then he is indeed doing a terrible job.

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post


    Weird how you Americans sometimes even blame yourselves for things that you had no involvement in.
    Partisan hacks will attack their political opponents without regard to facts.

    Most of the world is ran by morons so it is no suprise when bad things happen.
    Even partisan hacks can't disagree with this........I think.
    No matter how cynical I become toward politicians, it's never enough.

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    Re: Al Qaeda controls more territory than ever in Middle East

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    AQ isn't from Afghanistan-it had spread there from the ME and Africa. This isnt new.
    In any case-Obama took credit for decimating AQ while they expand.

    As they expand (and with more groups becoming contiguous) they will have more people to subjugate, more innocents to kill, more resources to attack everyone, and will become even harder to fight.

    This is not progress.
    I never said that Afghanistan was their home.
    I never said that it was progress.
    I never said that they didnt stop violence.


    No matter if liberal or conservative, you Americans seem to simply love accusing people of saying things they never said or outright lying about your opponents.

    All I said was that American politicians and the military administration of the past 14 years cannot be held a 100% accountable for each new base of terror created for al quaida.

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