by Allen West
Back when I was growing up in Atlanta we would play pickup basketball games at the local courts. There would be two fellas picked as team leaders and they would pick their team members from the guys sitting on the side. If you were winning, you kept the same team while someone would call “next” in order to put together the next team to challenge the winners. The point was that you always wanted to associate with the winning team and be picked among the most capable in order to win.
And so it goes in the very deadly game of pickup called Islamic jihadism — seems ISIS is the winning team with whom everybody else wants to play.
Despite their initial concerns that ISIS was even too violent for al-Qaida, the al-Qaida branch in Yemen wants to be part of the team.
As reported by CNS News, “The world’s two most dangerous Islamic terror groups appear to be joining forces. A statement purportedly by al-Qaeda’s Yemen-based branch — al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula — expresses support for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL), the Yemen Times reported on Tuesday. “We announce solidarity with our Muslim brothers in Iraq against the crusade. Their blood and injuries are ours and we will surely support them,” the newspaper quoted the AQAP statement as saying. “We stand by the side of our Muslim brothers in Iraq against the American and Iranian conspiracy and their agents of the apostate Gulf rulers.”
Yes, AQAP, you know, those guys who were on the run and decimated. The axis of evil now forming threatens the entire concept of global security. We already reported here that in the Philippines, Abu Sayyaf and in Indonesia, Jemaat al-Islamiyah, are also pledging allegiance to ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. This is what happens when politics and campaign promises outweigh strategic vision and truth: the enemy gains strength and momentum.
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The monster grows: al-Qaida in Yemen announces support for ISIS – Allen B. West – AllenBWest.com.