What does North Korea fear the most? A revolution that would bring down the Pyongyang regime.
When Al Qaeda launched its Sept 11 2001 attack it wasn’t to topple the United States. Osama bin Laden knew this was not possible. Rather it was to prove that the US is vulnerable and not all-powerful. By proving that, Al Qaeda had hoped the people of the Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa would also see that their own governments are vulnerable and not all-powerful.
It is Al Qaeda’s belief that these authoritarian governments hold power at the behest of the US. The group wanted to provoke an Islamic uprising in those countries to overthrow their governments and pave the way for the formation of a Muslim Caliphate.
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