I'm not impressed by the US - and certain members of the UK government - claiming that North Africa is now the place to look out for al-Qaeda, based solely on one attack by Islamic extremists in Algeria. More scaremongering, I think.
I can tell you this, we are heading for the 3rd WW very soon. It's all about power and control. The idea (or the underlying intention) is to create chaos (read war) and then establish order (read control).