New Updates to WhisperingDeath's al-Qaida Battlefield History The recent Al Qaida bombing in Spain might go down as the most successful terrorist attack in history. That attack has now moved us from the winning to the losing column in the war. Al Qaida, in its first major successful operation in two and a half years struck one of the USA?s strongest allies, Spain. Due to the impossibly well-timed bombing right before elections, Al Qaida stirred democracy to fail by having shocked and scared people vote in an entire political party that would remove its troops from the Muslim world. Bin Laddin's goal is to remove all western troops from the middle-eastern Muslim holly lands. Battlefield History KK EDIT: We have several threads for this subject already. Try them. Somalia (1993)- Al Qaida saw the US forces in Somalia not as protectors of food shipments but as the first wave of an attacking army. After killing nine USA special forces soldiers in a running battle in Mogadishu, the USA withdrew its forces. Al Qaida - 1 point. Afghanistan I (1996)- Bin Laddin is forced out of Sudan through intense world pressure, initially this is seen as a victory. Bin Laddin settles down in Afghanistan, proclaims war on the US, creates a vast army of soldiers, money and Taliban law in the lawless country. Al Qaida - 1 point Saudi Arabia (1996)- Nineteen US servicemen are killed by an explosion in the Khobar Towers military complex in Saudi Arabia Al Qaida - 1 point Africa (1998) - US embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, are simultaneously bombed, killing 258 people and injuring more than 5,000. The US responds by firing missiles into an abandoned Al Qaida training base and a factory that the Clinton administration claims is producing chemical weapons, it produced aspirin. Al Qaida - 2 points Yemen (2000) - A suicide attack on the USS Cole in the port of Aden kills 17 US servicemen. Al Qaida - 1 point United States of America (2001) - Simultaneous suicide plane hijackings destroy 2 skyscrapers and damages the Pentagon, the center of the US military. Al Qaida - 4 points Afghanistan II (2001) - A coalition of western nations led by the USA backs rebels in northern and southern Afghanistan. The rebellion eventually takes over the country, destroying the Taliban. USA and indigenous forces engage Al-Qaida directly in the tunnels of Torra Borra. USA - 5 points World Bombings (2002) - It is not known whether Bin Laden is alive or dead. But terrorist attacks continue - in Tunisia, Pakistan, Yemen, Kuwait, Bali, Moscow and Mombasa. Al Qaida - 1 point World Terrorist Crackdown (2002) - Suspected Al Qaida members are imprisoned in a US naval base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, while active units also draw US forces into battle in Afghanistan. USA - 2 points Iraq War (2003) - The USA creates an alliance of western nations, invades, and stations troops throughout the conquered nation USA - 5 points Totals as of this 3rd Update are... Al Qaida - 11 points USA - 12 points <-----------------4th UPDATE-----------------> Spain (2004) - Al Qaida launches multiple simultaneous bomb attacks on Spanish trains. 200 are killed and over 1,500 injured. Within days the Spanish public votes in a government that promises to remove all troops from Iraq. One of the USA's principle allies in the war on Terror has left them in one 72 hour time span. Al Qaida - 3 points Battle History Summery USA is currently losing the war vs. Al Qaida. Summery will updates as new events occur.