posted on Apr, 25 2013 @ 03:17 PM
Al Qaeda is the current boogie man that can be used to increase spending on security measures and equipment as well. I don't think Al Qaeda exists.
Yes there are numerous Islamist organizations carrying out military operations many of which can legitimately be called terrorism.
I don't think there is an umbrella organization as such.
Al Qaeda in the press has taken on the dimensions "Dr. Fu Manchu" used to have as an emblem of the "yellow peril", back early in the 20th century.
I think it is a fiction concocted by people with financial goals in mind. Is it starting perhaps to become a self fulfilling prophecy? It certainly
gets a lot of publicity.
Left Lib Hollywood or maybe Bollywood should come up with an Islamic version of "Charlie Chan" to combat the propaganda.
edit on 25-4-2013 by
ipsedixit because: (no reason given)