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Al-Qaeda Not Weakening - BBC Poll


World  (tags: Terrorism, Al Qaeda, Mass murder, Criminals )

Ben
- 2124 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
US-led efforts to tackle the al-Qaeda group are not regarded as successful, an opinion poll carried out for the BBC World Service suggests. Some 29% of people said the "war on terror" launched by President George W Bush in 2001 had had no effect...



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Ben Oscarsito (353)
Monday September 29, 2008, 3:16 am
Al Qaeda was founded in 1988 by Osama bin Laden to consolidate the international network he established during the Afghan war. Its goals were the advancement of Islamic revolutions throughout the Muslim world and repelling foreign intervention in the Middle East.
Bin Laden, son of a billionaire Saudi businessman, became involved in the fight against the Soviet Unionís invasion and occupation of Afghanistan, which lasted from 1979 to 1988 and ended with a Soviet defeat at the hands of international militias of Muslim fighters backed by the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Together with Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood leader, Abdullah Azzam, bin Laden ran one of seven main militias involved in the fighting. They established military training bases in Afghanistan and founded Maktab Al Khidamat, or Services Office, a support network that provided recruits and money through worldwide centers, including in the U.S.
In 1991 bin Laden moved to Sudan, where he operated until 1996. During this period, Al Qaeda established connections with other terror organizations with the help of its Sudanese hosts and Iran. While in Sudan, Al Qaeda was involved in several terror attacks and guerrillaactions carried out by other organizations. In May 1996, following U.S. pressure on the Sudanese government, bin Laden moved to Afghanistan where he allied himself with the ruling Taliban.
Between 1991 and 1996, Al Qaeda took part in several major terror attacks. Al Qaeda was involved in the bombing of two hotels in Aden, Yemen, which targeted American troops en route to Somalia on a humanitarian and peacekeeping mission. It also gave massive assistance to Somali militias, whose efforts brought the eventual withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1994. Bin Laden was also involved in an assassination attempt against Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Ethiopia in June 1995. Two major terrorist actions against the U.S. military in Saudi Arabia, a November 1995 attack in Riyadh and the June 1996 Khobar Towers bombing, also fit Al Qaedaís strategy at the time, but their connection to Al Qaeda is not entirely clear. There is little evidence to suggest a significant connection between bin Laden and the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993.
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http://www.adl.org/terrorism_america/bin_L.asp
 

JOSSIE ROSS (62)
Tuesday September 30, 2008, 7:17 pm
THE ONLY THING THE WAR HAS DONE IS = TAKEN MANY LIVES OF MEN & WOMEN,WHOM WE CALL OUR SOLDIERS & MARINES....AL QUAIDA IS STRONGER THAN EVER.....JOSSIE
 

Deborah Hooper (59)
Tuesday September 30, 2008, 8:13 pm
But if 9/11 was an inside job, why are we looking for Osama? I'm so confused!
 
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