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A militant Islamist organization, formed by Osama bin Laden in the 1990s, that has adopted takfiri doctrines and has declared jihad against all Westerners and their Muslim supporters.
al Qaeda is most known for their attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.
by Dancing with Fire January 15, 2011
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An Islamic organization that controls much of southern Somalia, excluding the capital, Mogadishu. It has waged an insurgency against Somalia's transitional government and its Ethiopian supporters since 2006. Originally the militant wing of the Islamic Courts Union, the group that controlled Somalia prior to the country's invasion by Ethiopian forces, al-Shabaab leaders have claimed affiliation with al-Qaeda since 2007. Though most analysts believe al-Shabaab's organizational links to al-Qaeda are weak, in February 2008 the United States added the group to its list of foreign terrorist organizations.
Al Shabaab's strength has grown since then, but many experts say the withdrawal of Ethiopian forces from Somalia in January 2009 could diminish the group's basis for popular support. In what marked the group's first major attack outside of Somalia, al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for twin bombings that killed more than seventy people in Kampala, Uganda (NYT) during the World Cup final on July 11, 2010.
by Dancing with Fire June 18, 2011
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Swiss-French general and military theorist. After a volunteer stint with the French army (1798 – 1800), he wrote his Treatise on Grand Military Operations, 5 vol. (1805). He was appointed staff colonel in 1805 by Napoleon I, who had read his book. He was created a baron after the Treaties of Tilsit (1807). He rose to the post of chief of staff, but unjust treatment by his superiors prompted him to resign (1813), and thereafter he fought for France's enemy, Russia. Of his numerous later works on military history and strategy, the best known are Principles of Strategy (1818) and Summary of the Art of War (1838). He was the first to fix divisions between strategy, tactics, and logistics, and his systematic attempt to define the principles of warfare made him a founder of modern military thought.
"A state attacked by another which renews an old claim rarely yields it without a war: it prefers to defend its territory, as is always more honorable. But it may be advantageous to take the offensive, instead of awaiting the attack on the frontiers." - Antoine-Henri Jomini
by Dancing with Fire October 12, 2011
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Something that Youtube users constantly ask in the comment box for videos.
A: This is badass man. Anyone know the name of that song? It starts at 0:47.

B: Shit, I don't know. Why does everyone always ask that?
by Dancing with Fire July 13, 2011
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- March 23 Movement; named after the date of a failed peace deal in 2009.

- Also known as the Congolese Revolutionary Army.

- An armed rebel militia based in the eastern regions of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The group was formed by former soldiers of the Congolese Army. In 2012, they took control of the provincial capital Goma, however, they lost it a few days afterwards.
The M23 Rebels are currently involved in an armed struggle with the DRC government.
by Dancing with Fire April 22, 2013
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1) Spanish slang for a 'gang'. It can also be a reference to the Mara Salvatrucha gang (MS-13). Marero is spanish slang for a gangster.

2) A Demon King who did everything he could to disrupt or destroy Buddha and his mission of Enlightenment.
La mara por vida homie.

Mara failed to tempt the Buddha.
by Dancing with Fire November 9, 2011
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The Juárez Cartel is responsible for smuggling tons of narcotics from Mexico into the United States throughout its long and turbulent history, and the group’s intense rivalry with the Sinaloa Cartel helped turn Juárez into one of the most violent places in the world.
Despite recent news reports, the Juárez Cartel remains one of the most powerful criminal organizations in Mexico and the region. Small cells carry out different types of operations ranging from transportation and distribution of drugs; gangs, mostly in the north, act as the enforcement wing and are involved in human trafficking and kidnapping operations.
by Dancing with Fire July 10, 2011
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