ISIS And Al-Qaeda May Join Forces For An Alliance Of Terror
ISIS is looking for all the help they can get after they have suffered defeat after defeat. The terror group got obliterated with the Mother of All Bombs last week in Afghanistan. Plus they are suffering massive casualties, including losing their second-in-command, thanks to the airstrikes by coalition forces and Russia. Are they in such freefall that they would make a treacherous alliance with Al-Qaeda?
Iraq’s Vice President Ayad Allawi said that the two top terror groups could join forces to make one super jihadi organization. Allawi, citing information from Iraqi and other regional sources, made the troubling announcement to Reuters.
“The discussion has started now… There are discussions and dialogue between messengers representing Baghdadi and representing Zawahiri.”
The Islamic State has lost large swaths of their so-called caliphate, plus they could lose their stranglehold Mosul and Raqqa. Even with the staggering defeats, Allawi believes ISIL will continue to operate globally.
“I can’t see ISIS disappearing into thin air,” Allawi said. “They will remain covertly in sleeping cells, spreading their venom all over the world.”
It’s not farfetched that they two terror groups would want to work together to spread their diseased message. Earlier this month, there were reports that Al Qaeda shared their diabolical ideas and methods of inserting a bomb into a laptop with the Islamic State.
It also makes sense since ISIS, which was originally Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda in their early days. In October 2004, al-Zarqawi pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Early on, Daesh was also known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq or AQI. However, by February 2014, Al-Qaeda cut all ties with ISIL citing its failure to consult and “notorious intransigence.”
More recently in 2015, Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was talking shit about ISIS and their leader Abu Bakr Baghdadi.
Desperation is a stinky cologne.