Al Qaeda Hoping For McCain Victory

@anniepa (27245)
United States
October 22, 2008 8:17pm CST
As much as the GOP and the McCain campaign would like you to believe otherwise, al Qaeda is hoping for a McCain Presidency, believing that with him as President they will reach their goal of exhausting the US economically and militarily. Al Qaeda supporters have even been saying on recent internet messages they would welcome a pre-election terror attack on the US because it could tip the election the Republican’s way. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article4989853.ece I don't find this the least bit surprising since it's been said for years that George W. Bush has been al Qaeda's greatest recruiting tool and while we all know McCain doesn't like to be compared to Bush we also know the war in Iraq is likely to continue longer if there's a McCain Administration than if Obama is in the White House. Does anyon4 have any thoughts on this? Annie
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@ZephyrSun (7385)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Yay McCain?! lol I wouldn't want that endorsement if I was a candidate. But, I have seen some opinions on it and they lead me to believe that as long as Bush's policies and that preemtive strike is going on that will continue the hate that is out there for America.
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@piasabird (1737)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I don't know, Annie. Do you think that maybe they're actually trying to sway people to vote for Obama because they really want him to win. You know, kind of reverse psychology. Maybe they're cooking up that test for Obama that Biden was talking about.
@irishidid (8727)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I heard Biden got a spanking over saying that.
• United States
23 Oct 08
The fact that the information was not in a public statement, but in a password-protected website, makes the implication that it's some kind of multi-layered reverse psychology extremely far-fetched. Al Qaeda is doing fine under Bush--why would they want a different kind of President? Even last year reports were coming out that Al Qaeda had reached pre-9/11 strength. Again, why wouldn't they want more of the same? A President who will all but abandon all attempts to hunt you down in order to invade a country that never attacked his country, on false pretenses, wasting hundreds of billions of dollars and thousands more American lives than were lost on 9/11? What extremist group WOULDN'T want that?
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@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
23 Oct 08
This sounds like a scare tactic to me. The United States is always hated by someone regardless of who was elected as president. Obama sounds like a better candidate for the terrorists. His name says it all. Reverse psychology usually works and in this election it looks like it is working just fine. I think people should read "Mein Kompf" before casting their support to Obama.
@pismeof (855)
• United States
24 Oct 08
coolseeds,I was thinking the same thing for months now.Isn't it amazing how the smooth talker can numb the minds of people like a bunch of no-brain puppets! Can you just image liberal control of three branches of government plus a leftist media for the next four years....Yikes!,Hide the kids!
@ford_mts (232)
• India
23 Oct 08
You said Al-Qaeda is hoping for McCain victory. Are you Al-qaeda's friend?
@anniepa (27245)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Welcome to myLot and thanks for responding. I really don't know how to answer such a silly question so I'll just state the obvious - I'm an American and clearly not "al Qaeda's friend!" Annie
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@pismeof (855)
• United States
23 Oct 08
The message was posted by Muhammad Haafid, a longtime contributor to the website. He has "__no direct affiliation to al-Qaeda"__, making it unclear whether he reflects the views of Osama bin Laden — who has not been heard of for six months — or anyone else in the terror organisation. Annie,it would be helpful if you would actually read the article.If you check out newsmax,They report that it is Obama that was endorsed by Al-Queda.
@anniepa (27245)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I did read the article. What evidence does newsmax have that al Qaeda endorsed Obama? Other than that it sounded like something the right would want to hear. Annie
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@rsa101 (16856)
• Quezon City, Philippines
23 Oct 08
Well I guess they might be using a reverse psychology in here. It is more like a scare tactic it's like they are saying that if Americans would vote for McCain they would continue to wage war with US and would continue in their terror campaign against the US. Well if your an American who is not for war would you still vote for McCain. I think Al Quaeda is supporting Obama candidacy but directly supporting him could mean also that could have a negative impact with Obama's candidacy.
@anniepa (27245)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I don't see why they would want to lose their great recruiting tool. Us continuing to wage war is just what al Qaeda wants to keep getting more people to hate us. They clearly wanted Bush to win reelection in 2004, that's why the Bin Laden tape surfaced days before the election. Annie
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@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
23 Oct 08
A McCain victory may be a great recruiting goal but an Obama victory would give them a country with wealth that they could control. They would then be free to slowly attack other countries and talk to the US. I think they will wait to attack until after the elections and the new president is in office.
• United States
23 Oct 08
There is not a single Iraqi official who feels that their country is presently vulnerable to being overtaken by Al Qaeda. That is all a boogeyman created by war hawks who want to scare people into not supporting a withdrawal.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I heard this, too. I'm not surprised at all. McCain is willing to be in Iraq for 100 more years, and I heard that Al Quaeda says the war has really helped them recruit people.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
23 Oct 08
It sounds like something to get people to vote for Obama. It could be taken two ways, one Al Qaeda hopes for McCain to win because the troops will remain in Afghanistan and Iraq and the terrorists will not have to go over to the States to blow up buildings since the Americans are over there to kill. It could also mean that he hopes Obama would win because he is their friend and this is a sneaky way to get people to vote for Obama and he becomes president. I go with the second theory. Of course, I know that you say you are impartial and you are not for Obama, but your posts tell otherwise. So stop trying to pretend that you are not for Obama.
@hildas (3031)
23 Oct 08
I think this is all 'scare tactics'.