With the Egyptian revolution completely changing the Middle Eastern political landscape, it's interesting to look at a group like al Qaeda and think about what might happen to it in the near future. That area of the world is completely changing; the people are tired of the fear and stagnation al Qaeda has lived off of for so many years, and with democracy being the people's number one goal, al Qaeda may be antiquated and obsolete very soon. A terrorist group like al Qaeda simply can't function when all citizens are functioning members of government. The article goes on to discuss the possible survival or death of al Qaeda from all these protests and revolutions, but it's becoming clear that, if the people choose, they won't have to live in fear anymore.
Why Arab Spring could be al Qaeda's fall