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When will the war on terror ever end?

Updated on April 19, 2016
Terrorism around the world whether it be IS or AQ or its affiliated groups.
Terrorism around the world whether it be IS or AQ or its affiliated groups. | Source
Deceased AQ leader:  Osama Bin Laden.
Deceased AQ leader: Osama Bin Laden. | Source
Former PM and buddy of George W Bush:  Tony Blair.
Former PM and buddy of George W Bush: Tony Blair. | Source
Former President:  George W Bush.
Former President: George W Bush. | Source

When George W Bush coined the term 'the war on terror' when he went after the Al - Qaeda network fronted by Osama Bin Laden little did we know in the aftermath of the twin tower attacks that this war for that is what it is would last longer then both world wars put together and that a new and deadly foe would emerge more ruthless than Al - Qaeda it seems: The Islamic State.

The West and its Middle Eastern proxies and all around the world have been engaged in a struggle with an ideology just as threatening as Nazism and Communism ever was, that is: Islamic fundamentalism.

We are fighting these groups with technology such as drones, the internet and satellites as well conventional forces like the armed forces as well as the intelligence services.

Tony Blair and George Bush were the leaders that fought the war on terror and brought down the Taliban government in 2001. Now years later despite many Western forces leaving much of the fighting to the Western trained Afghan armed forces the Taliban are still a clear and present danger as is Al - Qaeda. Same in Iraq which many feel was an un - necessary war where many think George W Bush just went in there to finish off what his father didn't using the war on terror as a disguise and now years on Iraq has a stable government of sorts in Baghdad but is propped up by the West and is fighting a war against Islamic State a rival Islamic group to Al - Qaeda that grew out of Al - Qaeda.

Islamic State have spread terror and horror not only in Iraq and Syria but across the world notably in Paris last November and in the last few days in Brussels.

Then there the other groups some affiliated to Al - Qaeda or Islamic State like Boko Haram in Nigeria or Al - Shabab in Somalia. It seems no matter how many leaders of these organisations we kill there are always people ready and willing and trained up to step into their shoes and head these organisations and carry on the struggle against the infidel as they see it.

Obama and Cameron inherited what Bush and Blair bequeathed to them and although Osama Bin Laden was killed by American special forces in Pakistan Al - Qaeda as a group still continues under Osama's number two Ayman Al - Zawahiri, weakened yes, depleted yes, but still able to do some damage to Western interests.

The West along with Russia and others including Muslim countries have become involved in the fight against Islamic State in Syria while also declaring their opposition to Assad. Syria has become a quagmire where Russia bombs not only IS but all those opposed to Assad even though Russia has withdrawn some of its forces and there are peace talks between Assad and his enemies but the war against Islamic State and AQ linked group Nusra front goes on.

Home grown terrorism is the West is concerning too by Muslims who have become radicalised on their own or have dealings with IS or AQ.

When will this war ever be won, will it last forever, time will tell.


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    • Nick Bishop profile imageAUTHOR

      Nick Bishop 

      2 years ago from Blackpool

      I agree

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      2 years ago

      Actually even the term "war on terror" has been used since I remember and well before GW Bush , "Terrorism" was used even in my Problems of Democracy high school classes in the early seventies . And the answer ; The War on terror will never end ! Because there will always be a minor poitical - religious - cultural element that only understands violence against civilian population as the vehicle to cry out to the world against its real or imagined cause ! My advice in reality , Get used to terrorism as a method of warfare in ever increasing occurrences . To believe otherwise is to believe in a utopian society that will never be .

    • Nick Bishop profile imageAUTHOR

      Nick Bishop 

      2 years ago from Blackpool

      Not good - London could soon have its first Muslim Mayor too !

    • fpherj48 profile image


      2 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Trump's statement about temporary suspension of migration of Muslims to US till

      US authorities make sure there is a proper concept of safe penetration of

      US territory! People are stunned to learn that the head of the U.S. CIA is

      a Muslim! Do hope this wakes up some! Until it hits you like a ton of

      bricks read it again, until you understand! We now have a Muslim

      government! John Brennan, current head of the CIA converted to Islam while

      stationed in Saudi Arabia. Obama's top adviser, Valerie Jarrett, is a Muslim who

      was born in Iran where her parents still live. Hillary Clinton's top adviser,

      Huma Abedin is a Muslim, whose mother and brother are still involved in

      the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt! Assistant Secretary for Policy

      Development for Homeland Security, Arif Aikhan, is a Muslim. Homeland

      Security Adviser, Mohammed Elibiary, is a Muslim. Obama adviser and founder

      of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Salam al-Marayati, is a Muslim.

      Obama's Sharia Czar , Imam Mohamed Magid, of the Islamic Society of North

      America is a Muslim. Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood

      Partnerships, Eboo Patel, is a Muslim. Nancy Pelosi announced she will appoint Rep

      Andre Carson, D-Ind, a Muslim, as the first Muslim lawmaker on the House of

      Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, of all things!

      It would make Carson the first Muslim to serve on the committee that

      receives intelligence on the threat of Islamic militants in the Middle East! He

      has suggested that U.S. schools should be modeled after Islamic madrassas,

      where education is based on the Quran!!! And last but not least, our

      closet Muslim himself, Barack Hussein Obama. It's questionable if Obama ever

      officially took the oath of office when he was sworn in. He did not repeat

      the oath properly to defend our nation and our Constitution. Later the

      Democrats claimed he was given the oath again, in private. Yeah, right. CIA

      director John Brennan took his oath on a copy of the Constitution, not a

      Bible?? Valarie Jarret wrote her college thesis on how she wanted to change

      America into a Muslim friendly nation and she is a Obama top advisor!

      Congressman, Keith Ellison took his oath on a copy of the Qur'an, NOT the Bible!

      Conservative Congresswoman Michele Bachman, R-MN, was vilified and

      verbally tarred and feathered by Democrats when she voiced her concern about

      Muslims taking over our government! Considering all these appointments, it

      would explain why Obama and his minions are systematically destroying our

      nation, supporting radical Muslim groups worldwide, opening our southern

      border, and turning a blind eye to the genocide being perpetrated on Christians

      all over Africa and the Middle East! The more damage Obama does, the more

      arrogant he's become! Our nation and our government has been infiltrated

      by people who want to destroy us! It can only get worse! In his book Obama

      said, "if it comes down to it, I will side with the Muslims".


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