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They are both SUNNI wahhabists.
al-Qaeda (/ælˈkaɪdə/ al-KY-də; Arabic: القاعدة al-qāʿidah, Arabic: [ælqɑːʕɪdɐ], translation: "The Base" and alternatively spelled al-Qaida and sometimes al-Qa'ida) is a global militant Islamist and Wahhabist organization founded by Osama bin Laden, Abdullah Azzam, and several other militants, at some point between August 1988 and late 1989, with origins traceable to the Soviet war in Afghanistan. It operates as a network comprising both a multinational, stateless army and a radical Wahhabi Muslim movement calling for global jihad and a strict interpretation of sharia law.[2
Wahhabism (Arabic: وهابية, Wahhābiyyah) or Wahhabi mission (Arabic: ألدعوة ألوهابية, al-Da'wa al-Wahhābiyyah ) is a religious movement or sect or form of Sunni Islam[5
The Islamic State (IS; Arabic: الدولة الإسلامية ad-Dawlah l-ʾIslāmiyyah), previously calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL /ˈaɪsəl/) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS /ˈaɪsɪs/; Arabic: الدولة الإسلامية في العراق والشام), and also known by the Arabic acronym Daʿesh (داعش),[a] is an unrecognized state and a Sunni jihadist group active in Iraq and Syria in the Middle East.
originally posted by: Septimus
originally posted by: evol702
I don't get the hype over drone strikes, witnessing some myself some have been affective when only A.Q. members were in one location.. other than that you have an AQ member at home with his family, you can't just drop hellfires down when a terrorist is eating dinner with 5 wives and 15 kids... or anywhere else where collateral damage exists..
Honestly, though I don't like what they stand for and do as an organization, I feel we should stay out of other countries business unless We are asked for help from an ally.. Or unless intelligence undeniably finds an imminent attack planned on our nation..
All that money spent on wars just to get some oil? We got plenty here and we could have put all that blood money into making this county better and debt free
I don't know if you read this story or not, but recall how a certain leader known as Ahmed Abdi Godane was viciously bombed da hell out of in a village in Somalia. I seem to remember the news report stating it was a village he was visiting for a meeting, which includes collateral damage. Not to mention examples of operations like these. I think we could probably care less about that. Poor goat.
What they're basically after is world domination. This video might help better explain it.
As for Obama, can't really declare war on a group that wants recognition and to be treated as a serious threat.
originally posted by: ColeYounger
If the reach is long, why can't they reach 2 miles across the Mexican border to Tecate, where former Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi sits in jai?.
originally posted by: neo96
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: neo96
But did he come up with a strategy yet?
Yeah he has.
Objective one: Do everything to not call it a 'war'.
Objective two: Build a coalition to have other people fight his battles for him.