The policy of "the carrot and the stick" that rejects terrorism will be part of the global economic system. Those that aren't will be isolated, but **** that.
It's useless to haggle over who had the most ties, or the best developed ties, with, the likes of i.e. Al Qaeda. The fact is that Al Qaeda will do business with any muslim body who wants to hit us. "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" very much appears to be their mode of thinking, and it is stupid for us to haggle over who is more of an enemy than whoever else. Iran, Iraq, Syria, elements in Pakistan, elements in Saudi, elements in the Gulf states, elements in northern Africa, elements in SE Asia... We have plenty of enemies, and they all want us dead.
And who we choose to eradicate and when is simply a matter of choice of the NCA. To try to justify one over the other in terms of when is like trying to get a kid to eat the broccoli or the spinach first.
Indeed, relevant.....The Iranian/Badr influence is large enough that its a gamble to trust any ISFyou decide to post an irrelevant article relating to an Iraqi soldier firing upon American soldiers. All the while leaving this part out:
Payment to an informant for services renderedI'm still waiting for what you meant "by commission".