The cartoon misses a very important point. AQ and MB are at war with each other. Both have the same ends in mind but consider MP as aligned with Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and AQ aligned with the Weather Underground. Both want the same thing but will kill each other getting there. Did anyone ever wonder why the drones are only attacking AQ and we are giving arms to MB?
Same as the Crips and the Bloods. it is a turf war and the winner is destined to be the leader of the new Caliphate. Just like the SDS is now leading this country and the WU is relegated to universities.
(Just a side note on SDS. That word Democratic. I never call Democrats “Democratic” like the media and every other lazy commentator like to do. Maybe there is something we should take to heart in how they changed the word to describe the Democrat Party. The transformation is complete)