posted on Jun, 12 2004 @ 05:28 PM
Afghanistan was the home of the Taliban, who hosted and protected Osama Bin Laden/Al Qaeda. With 9/11 and the evidences or non-evidences found and/or
gathered, it was deemed prudent to go into Afghanistan.
Iraq was the second home of Al-Qaeda and Saddam supported terrorism. There are conflicting and debatable links between him, 9/11, and Osama/Al Qaeda.
Next? I have no clue, but we can certainly say that Libya will not be one, as as few others will not either.
As to what the article seemingly indicates, the Taliban and Al-Qaeda still exist and some reports stipulate that they are still in control, through
certain warlords, in certain mountainous areas of Afghanistan, mainly those mountain ranges along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Operations have
been on-going in this area by both the US/Coalition and Pakistani forces. It appears that what might be possibly happening is that those opposing
forces may be getting herded, ever so slowly, into a smaller and smaller area of confinement, and with such, the combat that does take place, becomes
more the fierce/intense and larger in scope.
[edit on 12-6-2004 by Seekerof]