I wrote this as a (hopefully) informative comment for Mishel of Deception Bytes, who analyses Q Anon very well, I think. I hope that it's useful here on Writer Beat.
My real name is Gerry Hiles, which I prefer to my nick Setacros.
Dear Mishel. It is good to see you waking up about ISIS, etc., so I'll give you more background (thoroughly checkable).
The Taliban and Al Qaida were set up by the CIA in Afghanistan during the 1980s to counter Soviet support for the legitimate secular government. Osama bin Laden was a CIA operative aka Tim Osman (and had nothing to do with 9/11, in fact died in a Pakistan hospital in Dec 2001 under CIA guard).
US objectives were achieved in Afghanistan, the Soviets withdrew (it was intended by Zbig Brz as their "Vietnam" in his "Grand Chess Board, loser!), the Afghan government fell to extremists and the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991 … all planned/deliberate. (I am trying hard to condense everything!!)
Collapsing the Soviet Union was Truman's objective in starting the Cold War and arms race. Doubt me? Well part proof is that NATO was formed before the Warsaw Pact was formed as a defensive counter measure.
We need to go back to immediately before and after WW2, after which, under the auspices of Truman and the Dulles Bros, "Operation Paperclip" brought many Nazis to the US, including von Braun (rockets) and Mengele and Gestapo operatives, who helped set up the CIA. Meanwhile an academic called Leo Straus (Zionist Jew) set up the Chicago School at the University of Chicago, with an ideology borrowed from Trotsky, of permanent war/revolution/chaos … so not to actually win wars, but get control through making havoc, breaking up countries/divide and conquer. Ring any bells?
The graduates included such as Richard Pearl and Milton Friedman, but many others collectively known as "neoconservatives" (neocons), on the more militaristic front, and "neoliberals" (neolibs or just libs) on the economic/(anti)social front. Starting to make sense??
Names like Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke are prominent. Nearly all were/are Zionist Jews, but on the neocon front are included Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and John McInsane of course. Under Reagan (check Paul Craig Roberts on this) the neocons were resisted and even G H W Bush called them "crazies", but by the end of Bill Clinton's presidency they had gained full power, both neocons and neolibs.
In this context "liberal" has NOTHING to do with liberality and tolerance, etc., actually an Orwellian opposite, as is in plain sight now with Antifa and other Soros/Rothschild funded groups … this is how sensible discourse is now impossible/chaotic).
It is no longer possible to sensibly talk about "left" and "right", "socialist" and "fascist", etc. and "political parties" are largely meaningless. During the 1990s these psychos developed their NWO plans and especially the PNAC, which Wesley-Clark revealed, in part, as a plan to destroy seven countries in five years. He said this about a year after the 9/11 "New Pearl Harbor" false flag, which was used to "justify" starting chaos by destroying Afghanistan, then Iraq (Yugoslavia came earlier), then moving on to Somalia, Libya, Syria and eventually Iran.
Well it's at least 15 years and trillions of dollars over budget, hence the present panic … oh and Russia was the ultimate goal and was not supposed to recover from deliberate destruction during the 1990s. Oops, to say the least!! That's the reason for all of the Russia hysteria these last few years, NOT because Russia is any kind of threat, just because it said NO to the NWO, banned Rothschild and took control of the Russian Central Bank, allying with China financially too.
Actually CIA/MI6 destabilization projects began as far back as 1953 in Persia (Iran) when secular/socialist President Mosadeq was overthrown and the brutal Shah was installed, but it was not until the 1980s that Al Qaida (the data base) was formed in Afghanistan - basically a mercenary army comprising (increasingly) disaffected young, gullible, radicalized "Moslems" from around the World (now), from the US, through Russia and Asia to China, to Indonesia and even Australia.
Ultimately - I am sure - this hotch-potch mercenary army is in service to Rothschild and Associates, via the CIA/MI6/Mossad and other Western semi-secret arms of the "deep state", which maybe (I hope) Trump is really opposed to (my internal jury is out, but not so much about Q Anon).
Anyway though names keep changing and internal factions often fight with each other, Al Qaida never went away. It was used in Chechnya and terrorist attacks in Russia, but got almost completely eliminated. It was used in Iraq and Libya, then of course in Syria, where the SAA, Russia, Hezbollah and Iran would by now have defeated them, if not for continued US, Israel and Saudi support.
Trump seems to flip flop, but he has CERTAINLY done nothing to defeat Al Qaida/ISIS/ISL/Daesh/FSA, etc. yet … quite the opposite by calling Bashar al Assad an "animal" and threatening all out war (perhaps Q can influence him?).
I hope that my compressed account helps your understanding Mishel. I am 75 and I've studied history and World affairs quite intensively for over 60 years. I am sure that my summary is pretty accurate and checkable if you have time to pursue all of the potential threads. Or just take my word for it. I never knowingly lie.