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Al Qaeda, Algeria, and the Labours of Hercules

January 21, 2013,
Claire Montanaro

Whenever there is a vacuum something comes to fill it, and unless great care is taken it may be very unfavourable to world peace. We have been witness to this truth many times in recent history; it is all very well for western leaders to encourage, force or support political change in, for example, Afghanistan, Libya, and Iraq, but then, having been heavily involved for a time, to retreat before strong government was established has led to chaos and often dangerous instability. Many countries in North Africa and to a degree the Middle East have been volatile for years, ungovernable and the perfect breeding ground for terrorism, but the seriousness of the general situation has been overlooked by world leaders until now. Interestingly, before his overthrow, Gadhafi predicted that the loss of strong leadership in Libya and other now lawless African states would lead to the spread of a dangerous breed of terrorism throughout the region. He was right, though mocked for his words at the time. It is ironic that some of these places happen to be those which have the richest of Earth's resources, a magnet for corporates seeking to capitalise on the underground wealth in otherwise poor lands and so by their presence targets for the western-hating members of Al Qaeda and its affiliate organisations. The Algerian siege was carefully planned and executed, and the many isolated installations that are crucial for our oil and gas and which generate large revenues for the host country as well as the energy companies which own them, must be future targets for further terrorist attack. The events in Algeria last week, while constrained by the uncompromising reaction of the Algerian government, will be seen, by the terrorists themselves, as a success. On another occasion, if there is an attack somewhere else, the host country may be less able or willing to deal with it expeditiously. The West bears a responsibility for the present situation whereby the terrorist army is growing rapidly in a large area of the world which is increasingly lawless, and so has a duty to encourage peace and facilitate strong government. The Hydra must be slain once and for all and, as for Hercules, it will take great imagination and commitment, but in the interest of global peace and the well-being of the innocent, it must be done.   Claire Montanaro is a spiritual teacher, channel and blogger with special interest in esoteric philosophy and the world in transition. Loves nature and wildlife. Author of “Spiritual Wisdom”.]]>

Claire Montanaro is a spiritual teacher, channel and blogger with special interest in esoteric philosophy and the world in transition. Loves nature and wildlife. Author of "Spiritual Wisdom”.

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2 comments on “Al Qaeda, Algeria, and the Labours of Hercules”

  1. Why Hercules, Claire, when Theseus would do even better? After all, wasn't it Theseus who bailed out Hercules in the Underworld? Isn't that basically what the French are doing in Mail?

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