“LONDON (Reuters) – Al Qaeda will begin to disintegrate within two years as its various factions start to squabble and militants return to their local roots, a senior British parliamentary adviser predicted on Wednesday.
Professor Michael Clarke, a specialist adviser to lawmakers on the House of Commons defense committee, said the consequence would be that the security services would be able to win the “war on terror” as the group’s structure fell apart.
“I think (cracks) are going to start to appear in the next 12 months to two years,” he told Reuters at a security conference in London.
“It’s going to start to fragment and split up,” he said. ”
I don’t trust these kinds of predictions. We need to help them along, and encourage their disintegration philosophically, financially and physically.