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    U.S. Is on Alert for Hastened Plots

    Zawahiri, bin Laden's Second-in-Command, Struggles to Keep Group Relevant Amid Popular Uprisings

    U.S. intelligence agencies believe Osama bin Laden's second-in-command and other al Qaeda leaders may try to accelerate plots in the works to prove the terror network is still potent following its leader's death, officials said.

    Ayman al-Zawahiri is widely considered even more radical than bin Laden, but he is struggling to keep al Qaeda relevant at a time of popular uprisings inspired by others throughout the Arab world.

    Mr. Zawahiri, a 59-year-old Egyptian doctor and an Islamic insurgent since the age of 15, has long served as al Qaeda's chief ideologue and its operational leader since helping create the terror outfit 1988.

    Though lacking bin Laden's fortune and charisma, Mr. Zawahiri "has been absolutely pivotal to al Qaeda's strategy, development and evolution," said Bruce Hoffman, a terrorism expert at Georgetown University. "By no means are we dealing with a lightweight. He talks the talk and walks the walk."

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    No one is under any illusion that Al Quaeda has been destroyed. The killing of OBL is more of psychological blow to the organization. I have no doubt that the new leadership is going to try to prove it's relevance in the WOT by scrambling to push something through.
    I read that Al Quaeda has been de-centralized for quite some time now...and that OBL served more as recruiter than actually plotting.

    We must carry on.....
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    I trust "more radical" also means "more visible". Good. Zawi should be easy to eradicate.
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    Isn't this sort of like saying that Michael Berryman is uglier than Steve‑Buschemi?
    "Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
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    "Second-in-Command, considered even more radical "

    Isn't that usually the case?



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    "Our president delivered his State of the Union message to Congress. That is one of the things his contract calls for -- to tell congress the condition of the country. This message, as I say, is to Congress. The rest of the people know the condition of the country, for they live in it, but Congress has no idea what is going on in America, so the president has to tell 'em." ~ Will Rogers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Articulate_Ape View Post
    moi?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
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