Confirmed: Iraq Al-Qaida leaders bit the dust...

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by rasmasyean, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2008
    LONDON - Al-Qaida in Iraq has confirmed in a statement posted on the Internet that two of its leaders were killed in a joint raid a week ago by U.S. and Iraqi troops.

    The killings of al-Qaida's leader in Iraq, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, the purported head of its affiliate, the Islamic State of Iraq, or ISI, have been blamed for a series of apparent reprisal bombings that killed at least 56 people in Shiite areas of Baghdad on Friday.

    Bombings of random "oposing" religous people in retaliation afterward apparently.

    Is this good news or bad? What to you think this will escalate to? More pissed off random bombings? Does this show that now they are more determined? Or does it show that they are much less organized without these leaders? Or something else entirely and tides have turned in some other direction? What do you think?

    Discuss... :)
  2. Burnsey macrumors 6502a

    Jul 1, 2007
    Someone will always take their place. These groups cannot be defeated unless the situation of the actual people in the country improves substantially. Terror groups thrive on chaos, violence and suffering, all of which breed extremism.
  3. NT1440 macrumors G4


    May 18, 2008
    Hartford, CT
    If you know anything about the structure of a group such as al-qaeda it only means someone in charge of a few cells maybe has been removed. Al-Qaeda has become more of a brand that makes up many smaller groups only connected by one or two members between them.
  4. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    Most of the problems of course are caused by overpopulation...
  5. mactastic macrumors 68040


    Apr 24, 2003
    We've killed more al Qaeda #2s than Magic Johnson has had women. Never stops someone else from taking their place.
  6. zap2 macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    Clearly not a real solution. I suppose short term it might mess up planning(or at least make it a bit harder), but it just gives more reason to keep up their violence.

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