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Senior Al Qaeda Leader Killed

Posted Apr 27, '11 at 6:46am

valkery

valkery

1,318 posts

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A bombing lead by NATO killed a senior Al Qaeda leader and ended a four year manhunt. Do you think we are getting any closer to finishing our goals in the Middle East?

 

Posted Apr 27, '11 at 5:50pm

Ghgt99

Ghgt99

1,941 posts

I think we are because if we knock off all the top guns the little minions will be unorganized and then we can blow the crap out of them with this and some of this.

 

Posted Apr 27, '11 at 6:04pm

iMogwai

iMogwai

2,107 posts

Well, sure, there's the saying that goes "Cut off the head of the snake, and the body will die" or something like that. Problem here is that they have many heads, and just like with the hydra, if you cut one off, another will take it's place. Basically what I'm saying is that I'm sure he will be replaced soon enough anyway. Maybe you've demoralized them, or maybe you've pissed them off, either way, I'm sure they'll keep fighting.

 

Posted Apr 27, '11 at 6:08pm

Armed_Blade

Armed_Blade

1,564 posts

Also, it's not like they'll die off. Hate lives through generations, and the US's military policy isn't going to get rid of it. There's a long range transatlantic hate bubble from over there to here and it's pretty strong.

 

Posted Apr 27, '11 at 7:54pm

regenouis

regenouis

33 posts

I've said it a few times in this forum I don't think any military can put an end to a terrorist organization. What I do, however, think can help bring their run to an end are these uprisings in the middle east and N. Africa. Simply because it's showing potential recruits to these terrorist cells that there is a better way to achieve change without having to resort to blowing yourself up.

 
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