With the quick abandoning of the main missions of why the military were sent into that region and the growing louder drum beats pointed at Iraq those that led, on trumped up intelligence, created the perfect storm for recruitment and blowback retaliation spreading the al Qaida style criminal international terrorism far beyond the region!
27 March 2013 - Four months ago, the Oxford Research Group briefing analysed the status of the al-Qaida movement (Al-Qaida - The Potency of an Idea, November 2012). It argued that the assumption that the movement was in retreat should be treated with caution and that while al-Qaida was no longer a closely structured and integrated organisation, the idea was very much alive and had a potency that was not being fully recognised. Developments in the past four months support this view and make it advisable to update the analysis. Given the trend towards socio-economic marginalisation, it would be wise to assume that radical and violent social movements still have significant traction.
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