al Qaeda. Saddam Hussein. PLO. Islamic Jihad. Hezbollah. Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade. Abu Sayyaf Group. Taliban. Hamas.
It is not necessary to have a paper trail of arms sales and monetary exchanges to link these groups together. It is not necessary, to most thinking people, to have a solid, tangible piece of proof to know that these groups are all working under the same umbrella. Oh, not a formal umbrella, with a name and office to work out of. But it's there nonetheless, a common bond that links all these terrorists and wannabe martyrs together. It's called annihilation and it's aimed at you. Well, not if you're Muslim (and if you are you should really think about going hardcore, because I don't think these guys care much for moderates). As long as you belong to the Jew-hating, America-hating, freedom fearing 12th century bastardization of the religion of peace, you're safe.
Well, not really. Because if you live in America or maybe even Britian or Italy, they aren't going to take the time to round up all the Muslims before they blow up a disco or nursery school. Maybe if they're hijacking a plane, or storming the Olympics, they'll take the time to pick out the Jews and Americans. But when it comes to grenades and metal-filled bombs, time is of the essence and you're pretty much out of luck.
They are all one in the same just for the fact that they are our enemy. Oh, there's those little things, like combined jihads, or Saddam giving payment to families of suicide bombers. There's the great desire to Israel washed into the sea and the Satanic entity that is America bow before Allah and face Mecca.
Their most common trait is hatred. If that's not enough to link these groups together, then you are asking too much. In these eyes, Saddam is forever linked to bin Laden who is forever linked to Arafat and so on and so on until you've formed a nice little circle jerk of terrorists. They run in the same circles, they play the same games, they want the same prize. That makes them connected.
How can you not get it? How can you not see that the war on terrorism is in full swing and our enemies are joining hands to form a larger, stronger coalition against us? Much like the lefties who defend them, they are blurring their issues until the only clear thing about what they stand for is they hate us.
It's only a matter of time until their links are formalized and they give themselves a clever name, like United Terrorist Network and hell, maybe they'll even incorporate or apply for tax-free status as a charitable organization. They'll have stationery made up and a president (bin Laden) and a vice-President (Arafat) and have meetings and secret handshakes and all-day workshops like Effective Suicide Belt Making or Teaching Your Children to Die for Your Cause 101.
You know what else binds them? They all gloated about 9/11. Every one of them thought we deserved it, looked at al-Qaeda as heroes for the new millennium.
I don't need any other proof that they are all linked other than they all want me dead.
We are at war. Stop sleeping with the enemy. Please.
It's a small terrorist world, after all.
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