My answer to Is al-Qaeda winning?
Answer by Desmond Last:
Al-Qaeda is not winning but we are losing. Al-Qaeda exists because of the West’s failure to address the failure of its Christian-Capitalist Philosophy to live with the Middle East’s Philosophy that rejects its failed morality. What exactly is the West offering the followers and supporters of Al-Qaeda. Drug addiction in its millions? Crime that has become so systemic that we now use PR specialists to disguise it with different names. Child abuse on the increase. Sexual abuse on the increase. Illegal pornography on the increase. Al-Qaeda and ISIS are attempting to progress a philosophy that the West has attempted to bury with its own failed morality. When a wounded Marine comes back from Afghanistan having been prepared to die for his country – whose? Afghanistan or his. For Afghanistan is now covered in the blood of failed military intervention and political miscalculation. A lot of people have made a lot of money out of Afghanistan but it was not the Marines – some of them are still homeless, some jobless. Do we say to Al-Qaeda do you want a level of Government corruption so deeply buried in the system that we cannot even find the mis-appropriated funds. What do we say to the Mujaheddin
who are affiliated to Al-Qaeda. Sorry, but when those Russian tanks came over the Horizon you were meant to watch and do nothing. Even though when the Russian tanks roared into Hungary the West nearly went to war. Then when the America came in they were still meant to do nothing. Why is that? Why would we die for our country but not expect them to?
Why is it we think we can buy them all. Is that because we are bought. Bought with our own apathy and greed. We all know that right now somewhere a child has died in pain from malnutrition. We all know we can stop the deaths. Yet we continue to give AID to corrupt governments who Al-Qaeda and other groups then oppose. If Al-Qaeda and ISIS stopped killing innocent civilians and stopped suicide bombings they would become a Popular Peoples movement. They are not prepared to accept the drones which kill innocents and the support of Governments who abuse the human right of its people. Al-Qaeda must have shook their heads in disbelief last week when Cameron called the Afghanistan Government corrupt. British troops died to ensure that Afghanistan had a West-backed Government. Isn't that what Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have been saying for years? Well Mr Cameron corrupt governments have to go (isn't that what the Conference was about)- so Al-Qaeda is now carrying out Cameron policy! Al-Qaeda has to stop its killing of innocents. If it is unable to progress to a Democratic representation of the people it claims to represent then it is no different to Americas military intervention. I have spent 8 years writing and thinking of Afghanistan – I must have been a sheep in my previous life – I have a new economic system for them, a Peace process a Cease Fire Plan and a new understanding of God for them. I have written songs and Poetry for them- and Marines too. What does Obama and Cameron say to Al-Qaeda when Al-Qaeda watch the cruel and inhumane treatment I receive in the UK? Would Al-Qaeda treat me this way? Would Al-Qaeda try and blind me? Obama and Cameron should take note of my warnings for Al-Qaeda and ISIS only grow stronger because of their treatment of me. Let alone allowing a Global Criminal Group to commit any crime without arrest. How many more have to die in Afghanistan Obama? 2? 10? 20 Marines?