November 3, 2005


Al-Qaeda goes back to base (Syed Saleem Shahzad, 11/04/05, Asia Times)

Al-Qaeda is in the process of a decisive ideological debate that could see the highly secretive group restructured within a year, with bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, and adopting a more open, centralized, approach.

Two issues lie at the heart of the matter. The first is whether al-Qaeda achieves its aims by "fighting against evil", or whether it "fights against evil and its allies", according to contacts familiar with the group who spoke to Asia Times Online.

The second issue involves al-Qaeda's lack of a physical base, a matter of concern to Islamic scholars, following its retreat from Afghanistan and subsequently being forced out of hideouts along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Even al Qaeda recognizes it has neither a popular nor a physical base yet the Left thinks we're losing?

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2005 10:19 AM

Oh good! More centralized! That'll be helpful as it allows us to get into the decision loop and round people up faster.

Make it easier for us to break you, Please!

Posted by: Mikey at November 3, 2005 10:50 AM

You forgot the "Are" in the post title...

Posted by: b at November 3, 2005 1:48 PM

will they be 'open' long enough for us to kill all of them?

Posted by: JonofAtlanta at November 3, 2005 2:08 PM

The Left thinks we're losing based upon their strong determination that things WILL BE as they see them, being completely unbothered by actuality. They're going to think and talk their point of view into being...just a little more effort, just a little more lying, just a little more bitterness, just one more ugly accusation, yea, here we go...we can do it...

Posted by: dl meadows at November 3, 2005 3:22 PM