The human resource department of Al Qaeda ‘manages’ the many branches of the organization with apparent strict enforcement of hierarchy i.e. chain of command. It doesn’t permit ‘loose cannons’.
It has been reported that one of their leading lights, Moktar Belmoktar, has gone on an ego trip and has not responded to the attempted disciplinary action against him by the top brass of murder inc. Belmoktar took leave of absence and carried out two deadly attacks that killed 101: hostage taking at a BP gas operated plant in Algeria (Jan 2013)and bombings at a military base and a French uranium mine in Niger (last week).
Apparently, the Board of Directors of Al qaeda, 14-member Shura council had written to Belmoktar criticizing the latter’s refusal to resign and start his own ‘company’. It appears he wants to be followed and rejects the idea of ‘following’ the board’s instructions. Although he uses the Al Qaeda brand name.
In 2008 Belmoktar kidnapped a Canadian diplomat, Robert Fowler and his colleague and held them for four months for ransom.The case was referred to Al-Qaeda central which sought to force concessions in the US-led war in Afghanistan. But Belmoktar had other plans. He made a deal of 700,000 Euros for both men and kept the cash for himself. This was way below the ‘usual fee’ of US$3 million per hostage that European governments ‘normally’ pay.
Al-Qaeda is fast losing its ‘local brand managers’. The splintering of the group has been going on for some time now as many of the erstwhile branch managers find it lucrative to ‘manage their own finances’.
It is clear that religion is not the purpose of this organization but a means of earning money by using the Holy Koran as the equivalent of Mao’s little red book.
The Al Qaeda Mission Statement is to use the Koran as an excuse to murder innocent people, incite Muslims to violence – all for a dollar. In the end it is always about money and power. Religion is merely the opium administered to the masses. As with any multinational selling a packaged dream so do Al Qaeda – except the dream is about seventy virgins awaiting the butchers in after life.
And as expected there is a sucker born every minute.