There never was.
Vault-Co has been saying this since 2003.
I know you didn't understand what was being said at the time. You deferred to the consensus. If enough people say something exist, obviously it has to exist. They can't all be collectively hallucinating about an organization that has never existed.
Yes, they can. Like global warming.
There is no Al-Qaeda. Maybe there are still some guys running around Afghanistan who used to work with Bin Laden at one point. Even Bin Laden would never have called his group the arab phrase for "The Toilet."