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Al Qa'idah (AQ) - Tarbiyah Jihadiyah

Al Qa'idah (AQ) - Tarbiyah Jihadiyah


Al Qaeda's 7 step Strategy to 2020:Abdel Bari Atwan ( is a Muslim Arab journalist and author who received anemail from Al Qa’idah (AQ) in 2005. The email showed "Al-Qa'ida's strategy to 2020 ", which contained 7"stages" towards a world Islamic caliphate.^ Abdel Bari Atwan, author of After Bin Laden – al Qa’idah, the Next Generation. ( Bari Atwan says;Stage 1: The first stage - and Osama bin Laden told me this when I met him in 1996 - was to'Provoke the ponderous American elephant into invading Muslim lands where it would beeasier for the mujahideen (Muslim fighters) to fight them.'This of course, has been under way since October 2001 when US troops occupied Afghanistan inretaliation for 9/11, and then invaded Iraq to 2003.Stage 2: 'The Muslim nation (the umma) wakes from its slumbers and is enraged at the sight ofa new generation of 'crusaders' intent on occupying large parts of the Middle East and stealingits valuable resources. The umma arms itself and organises widespread jihad.'The seeds of hatred towards America that Al Qaeda was banking on were planted when the firstbombs dropped on Baghdad in 2003. When the Iraqi insurgency began, thousands of recruitsfrom all over the Muslim world flocked to join the fight, and continue to offer themselves to thegrowing list of jihadi causes. Western economic, diplomatic and military targets have beensubject to attack in every country where AQ has a presence.Note: Osama Bin Laden just before the Bush invasion of Iraq – typically ignored by the CIA –actually urged al-Qa'ida members to co- operate with the hated Baathists (Saddam Iraq troops)against US forces. This was the first call from al-Qa'ida to collaborate with other groups – hence36

al-Qa'ida units are fighting alongside other rebel organisations in Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Algeria,Mali and now Syria.Stage 3: 'The confrontation between the mujahideen and NATO expands throughout theregion, engaging the West in a long term war of attrition. A jihad Triangle of Horror is createdin Iraq, Syria and Jordan.'The jihadis claim they have already won the war of attrition in Iraq and NATO have fared nobetter in Afghanistan: with the conflict in its eleventh year, the Taliban are back in control ofmore than two-thirds of the country.Attacks inside Iraq have continued long after the departure of NATO troops, suggesting that AlQaeda maintains a strong presence there: in May 2012 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moondeclared that Al Qaeda had managed to establish a stronghold in the Syrian revolution. Also in2012, an AQ group in Jordan, led by Abu Mohammad al-Tahawi, renounced a previouscommitment to nonviolence.Note: (AQ are awaiting this NATO and US attack in Syria after the fall or transition of Bashar alAssad.)Stage 4: 'Al Qaeda becomes a global network, a set of guiding principles, an ideology,transcending national boundaries and making affiliation or enfranchisement exceptionallyeasy.' This process has already begun, as outlined above as we will see in more detail later.Stage 5: 'The US, fighting on many fronts to maintain its oil supplies from the Middle East andto guarantee the security of Israel, is stretched beyond its limits and capabilities. The USmilitary budget is crashed into bankruptcy and economic meltdown ensues.'Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has a long insisted that the war on America is economicaswell as military, frequently citing (the book) The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Yalehistorian Paul Kennedy, Kennedy's thesis posits three major causes for the downfall of empires,based on historical observations, one, the spiralling costs associated with an expanding militarypresence around the world, two, the costs of ensuring security at home, three, powerfulcompetition in trade and commerce. All of these can be said to apply to America today and it isa striking coincidence that the amount of the US deficit ($1.3 trillion) exactly equates with theamount spent in the end of 2011, on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan together with 'enhancedsecurity.'Stage 6: 'The overthrow of the hated Arab dictators and the establishment of an IslamicCaliphate throughout the Middle East'.The strong participation of the Islamists in the Arab Springs, both among the rebel forces inLibya and the post-revolutionary landscape regionally, was as unanticipated as the revolutionary37

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