Pakistan kills one of al Quaeda chiefs

Pakistani troops reported about killingd the spy chief of the al-Qaida network named Adbullah in the military action near border with Afghanistan. PRAVDA.RU newspaper wrote earlier that the war on terrorism reached the new stage. The area of terrorist attacks is expanding - recently Turkey has been added to the list along with Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Israel and Palestine. All the countries mentioned above have different social and politic situation. But they are all targets for terrorists for different reasons. In some countries, such as Iraq and Israel terrorists claim they are fighting occupation. Or they announce they are fighting the regime (in case of Saudi Arabia). The situation in the Far East has always been unstable, and for the last ten years it has changed for the worse.

Nobody could imagine several years ago that Saudi Arabia is going to be a target for terrorists. There was no sign of terrorism, the Saudi regime oppressed its political opponents and allowed no opposition. The Saudi government has always been a loyal ally of the USA. Today its strong ties with the United States causes terrorist activity in Saudi Arabia.

The governments and security services of Middle Eastern countries themselves raised the terrorism. The current terrorist organizations were established to fight the Soviet Union and the regimes loyal to it. Special services of Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Pakistan were working on this in alliance with their US counterparts. The experiment was of success, but only until the USSR collapsed.

Initially these terrorist organizations were motivated by the radical Islam ideas (the term "radical Islam" can be questioned but here we use it as a stereotype). The reason for accepting these ideas was simple - both the Soviet ideology and Western values could never fit the terrorists. The ideas of the moderate Islamic theologians were rejected as well because of their lack of aggression. However, they needed the ideological ground to justify murders of other people, including innocent civilians. There was no need to invent something new and they accepted the idea of "killing another person because he/she is different." It is simple and therefore effective for terrorists.

This radicalism was encouraged by special services that needed the organizations of such kind - aggressive and cruel. However, both the Americans and their allies in the Middle East overestimated their ability to control the extremists. The extremist leaders got rid of their patrons as soon they became strong enough. In mid-90s the USA and their loyal Middle Eastern regimes faced the new problem of the new enemy they themselves created. This enemy armored with the ideas able to justify everything to achieve the purpose was quick to challenge them.

First the power of terrorists was underestimated. Certainly, their attacking US military bases caused some trouble. Meanwhile, few people realized that not only the lives of American soldiers, but the existence of the regimes loyal to the USA is in danger.

However, Americans have doubts if this loyalty is true, they started question this often after September 11 attacks. Saudi Arabia is publicly called the main sponsor of terrorism, but little attention is paid to the assistance the US special services provided Saudi Arabia in creating al_Quaeda.

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