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The recent US intervention in the region along with the new US-led airstrike campaign against ISIS has actually forced the two groups to renew negotiations. For example, recent reports suggested that ISIS and al-Nusra Front are together planning the war against the US-led alliance. The al-Qaeda affiliated Khorasan group in Syria that was also targeted in the recent air attacks declared a few days ago in an audio message that it had joined ISIS. Add to that the Taliban in Pakistan who are hopping on board the ISIS train and you have a potential jihadi World War III.
“I think Britain, Germany and France will witness significant attacks in their territories by the Islamic State. Al-Baghdadi [the leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, otherwise known as ISIS] may reconcile with al-Zawhiri [the leader of the al-Qaeda central organization] to fight the crusader enemy. The attacks by the United States and her allies will unite the two groups,” said Hisham al-Hashimi, an Iraqi researcher who just finished writing a book about ISIS based on his unique access to the organization’s documents and years of research and advising Iraqi security forces. al-Zawahiri
“I have been monitoring al-Qaeda’s leaders’ rhetoric towards Baghdadi. They are getting softer and softer….The Islamic State, regardless of how big or small it becomes, will come back to its mother: al-Qaeda,” he added.
originally posted by: Hefficide
If you look at it realistically, this has been going on since 1095 and has really never stopped. I speak of the state of war between Islam and Christianity. The battles may go mostly quiet for periods of time, but the old bad blood always returns.
So far? No destruction to our culture nor to theirs. Lots of destruction, dead people, and changes on maps - yet both cultures continue and flourish.
You'd think after a thousand years somebody in charge of one side or the other might stop to consider that war and violence obviously aren't working and seek to find a better solution.
I'm starting to believe that these people are truly enemies of the west and our meddling in their affairs is what's turning them against us and unifying them under a common enemy,
... In the Fiscal Times, a publication I know nothing of so I can't verify their authenticity, it says that ISIS-a break-away terrorist group from Al-Qaeda is now in talks to rejoin its mother organization. The article goes on to state that Korasan and the Taliban have decided to join ISIS also. If true, this could be the ultimate bad situation getting even worse.
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: tothetenthpower
Actual legislate documents with trusted sources?
originally posted by: lostbook
There was a post about this very topic back in August but that was more of a "what-if" piece. My aim on this post is to focus on a more impending possibility than just a what if.......? In the Fiscal Times, a publication I know nothing of so I can't verify their authenticity, it says that ISIS-a break-away terrorist group from Al-Qaeda is now in talks to rejoin its mother organization. The article goes on to state that Korasan and the Taliban have decided to join ISIS also. If true, this could be the ultimate bad situation getting even worse.