Al-Qaeda’s Learning Curve: the Fall of the Roman Empire

Former FBI agent Ali Soufan says its goal is to unite ‘the savage regions’ like the barbarians who took down Rome

Celebrated former FBI special agent and counter-terror expert Ali Soufan says the Taliban’s shocking conquest of Kabul is giving heart to Muslim militants the world over that they can bring down the remaining U.S.-backed autocratic regimes in the region and eventually take back Jerusalem.

The Taliban’s terrorist partner Al Qaeda likens the triumph in Afg…

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