Today, al Qaeda's sustained strategy to drag the U.S. (the west) into war has succeeded again and it unites followers of Islam in a global fight against the west.
Increasing pressure on Al Qaeda and ISIS in the Middle East and Africa caused a waterbed effect.
Al Qaida "The Base", detected but never eradicated. The WOT focus on figureheads, allowed unhindered growth of the international funding and support network for affiliates outside the Middle East. "Think Global Act Local"
More attacks are planned by AQ affiliates (and offshoots) against the US, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Australia and in the EU, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria and the UK. (Threat Map)