posted on Aug, 31 2014 @ 05:05 AM
The reason ISIS is not going after Israel is because ISIS's goals are currently restricted to the regional area known as the Levant and the
surrounding area. Perhaps longer term going after other regional powers such as Suadi-Arabia and Israel is a goal but just now they are mostly
confined the Levant.
Al-Qa'ida on the other hand is much more interesting, you need to think back to the mid 1990's. Bin Laden took a leaf out of Ruhollah Khomeini's book,
seeing the USA as the "Great Satan", he saw them as the source of what Qutb called "Jahliyyah" (turning your back on God). He saw America as the head
of the snake, he believed that by destroying America he could by extension destroy Israel because Israel, like many other states, relied on American
power to fight of the armies of Allah. When they talk about the great Satan they are actually being more literal than you may think.
The targets of 9/11 reflect this thinking, the twin towers, America's economic might, the Pentagon, America's military might and assuming flight 93
was going to hit either the White House or the Capital Building, America's political might.
Nothing to do with silly conspiracy theories.
edit on 31-8-2014 by OtherSideOfTheCoin because: (no reason given)