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BREAKING: Ayman al-Zawahiri is Al Qaeda’s New ‘Emir’
Global Freedom ^ | Michael van der Galien

Posted on 05/20/2011 2:59:50 AM PDT by Michael van der Galien

This is breaking news: Ayman al-Zawahiri has officially been named ‘emir’ of Al Qaeda. This makes him the successor of Obama bin Laden, who was taken out by a team of Navy Seals earlier this month.

Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that it has read classified documents from the Dutch secret intelligence organization (AIVD).

According to the documents, Al-Zawahiri was appointed as Al Qaeda’s new leader during a meeting on May 9, a week after the death of OBL.

“On May 9, the leadership of Al Qaeda elected Al-Zawahiri during a meeting in the tribal areas, between Afghanistan and Pakistan”, an intelligence source told the newspaper.

And that’s not all: according to Dutch intelligence, the monster from Maadi (Egypt) himself proposed to elect Sa’ad bin Laden, one of Bin Laden’s sons. He refused, however. Al Qaeda’s leaders then proceeded to appoint Al-Zawahiri.

All those present swore an oath of allegiance to the Egyptian terrorist (bayat).

Dutch intelligence sources believe Al Qaeda will announce the appointment in a couple of days time.

(Excerpt) Read more at mvdg.newsrealblog.com ...


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1 posted on 05/20/2011 2:59:51 AM PDT by Michael van der Galien
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To: Michael van der Galien

He should draw a red dot on his forehead to help the Seals out, not that they need any help!!


2 posted on 05/20/2011 3:04:05 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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To: Michael van der Galien

3 posted on 05/20/2011 3:04:51 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Michael van der Galien
Al-Zawahiri


4 posted on 05/20/2011 3:08:43 AM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Michael van der Galien
Ayman al-Zawahiri Seal team 6 is looking for you.
5 posted on 05/20/2011 3:09:08 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Everything is broken-While ZERO fiddles.)
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To: Rudder

At least his forehead target is large and clear.


6 posted on 05/20/2011 3:21:29 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: Michael van der Galien

saw some British journalist interviewed who had written a Bin Laden biography. He said Zawahiri has no personality and is basically an idiot (not his words, but that was the gist of it.) Said he’s unable to inspire followers like Bin Laden could.


7 posted on 05/20/2011 3:25:27 AM PDT by balch3
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To: Michael van der Galien

Yeah, well.. AQ was renamed Jaish_al_Ayman days ago. Didn’t keep the morons from guesstimating all over the place. The incompetence ingrown in US and EU intelligence is mindblowing. I think they’re all communicating by jungle drums ;).


8 posted on 05/20/2011 3:37:22 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Michael van der Galien

Great — a new brave, tough-talkin’ leader who will regale us with tales of how Allah is going to help him annihilate entire civilizations of infidels while he hides out in his third-world trailer park ‘man cave’, replete with porn & water pistols.

Ho-hum...


9 posted on 05/20/2011 3:37:51 AM PDT by DJ Frisat (How's that change workin' out for ya, Obama voters?)
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To: Michael van der Galien

wonder how zer0 voted in that meeting


10 posted on 05/20/2011 3:43:49 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: balch3
Ayman al-Zawahiri: An idiot that is more than smart enough to allow Bin Laden to be the poster child while he works behind the scenes. US Trade: Mubarak for S-FOR Safety? (source) by Yossef Bodansky If very senior Islamist terrorist leaders are to be believed - and todate they have proven highly reliable and forthcoming - the Clinton Administration is willing to tolerate the overthrow of the Mubarak Government in Egypt and see the establishment of an Islamist state in its stead as an acceptable price for reducing the terrorist threat to the US component of S-FOR (the NATO Stabilisation Force) in Bosnia-Herzegovina. This trade-off was recently raised in discussions bet ween the Egyptian terrorist leader Dr Avman aI-Zawahiri and an Arab-American known to have been an emissary of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the US Government as a whole. In the first half of November 1997, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of the Jihad Organisation and the Vanguard of Conquest, met a man called Abu-Umar al-Amriki [al-Amriki means the American] at a camp near Peshawar, on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. High-level Islamist leaders insist that in this meeting al-Amriki made al-Zawahiri an offer: The US will not interfere with, or intervene to prevent, the Islamists'' rise to power in Egypt if the Islamist Mujahedin currently in Bosnia-Herzegovina (B-H) refrain from attacking the US forces. Moreover, Abu-Umar al-Amriki promised a donation of $50 million (from undefined source,) to Islamist charities in Egypt and elsewhere. This was not the first meeting between Abu-Umar al-Amriki and al-Zawahiri. Back in the 1980s, al-Amriki was openly acting as a go-between for the CIA with various Arab Islamist militant/terrorist movements then operating under the wings of the Afghan Jihad. In the late 1980s, in one of his meetings with al-Zawahiri, al-Amriki suggested that al-Zawahiri would "need $50-million to rule Egypt" At the time, al-Zawahiri interpreted this as a hint that Washington would tolerate his rise to power if he could raise this money. Thus, the mention of the magic figure of $50-million by Abu-Umar al-Amriki in the November 1997 meeting has been interpreted by al-Zawahiri and the entire Islamist leadership, including Sheikh Usamah bin Ladin, as a reaffirmation of the discussions with the CIA in the late 1980s. The Islamist leaders are convinced that in November 1997, al-Amriki was speaking for the CIA; that is the uppermost echelons of the Clinton Administration. Meanwhile, the US has reasons to worry about al-Zawahiri's plans and intentions. While the Clinton Administration is making a strenuous effort to convince Congress and the US people of the need to keep US forces in Bosnia beyond the July 1998 deadline, a drastic reversal of a position explicitly promised to Congress, the US-sponsored government in Sarajevo is actively preparing for a military confrontation in order to regain control of the Republika Srpska by force, using US-provided weapons and training. [For details see Defense & Foreign Affairs. Strategic Policy November-December 1997.] One of the scenarios contemplated by, Sarajevo since the Autumn of 1997 envisions the use of Islamist terrorism against US citizens in order to expedite the withdrawal of the US forces in case the Clinton Administration refuses to support the Bosnian Muslim military surge. Terrorist forces answering to Ayman al-Zawahiri are among the best prepared and trained for this mission. In the Spring of 1996, al-Zawahiri's people already constituted the most credible threat of spectacular and highly lethal terrorist strikes against the US components of what was then I-FOR. A warning issued at the time specified suicide bombing as the likely form of attack. The warning was issued by an Egyptian Islamist using the nom de guerre Salim al-Kurshani: a veteran of the Mujahedin units who married a Bosnian woman and who now legally lives in B-H. AI-Kurshani introduces himself as the commander of a Jihadist Organisation called the "Islamic Group Military Branch in Bosnia" However, he issued the warning in the name of a new group called the Bosnian Islamic Jihad. The all Islamic version of both names are also used by Ayman al-Zawahiri. AI-Kurshani stressed the centrality of martyrdom to his forces, and stressed his strikes would be most effective because IFOR had no defence against such operations. "I have a message for NATO forces in Bosnia," he warned. "We shall send suicide bombers to punish the United States and I-FOR for their occupation of an Islamic land!' In his statement, al-Kurshani clarified his own, and his organisations, affiliation with the Egyptian Islamist terrorist elite, particularly the forward headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria, under the command of Ayman al-Zawahiri. Indeed, the Islamist terrorist force under al-Zawahiri's command were activated throughout the Balkans in early April 1996. Back in early 1996, confident in his ability to maintain secure and solid lines of communications to the Islamist terrorist forces in B-H, al-Zawahiri ordered the deployment of key experts capable of planning, overseeing and leading major spectacular terrorist strikes against such objectives as US/IFOR facilities. The arrival of 40 Egyptian terrorists was the first major forward deployment for this purpose. This terrorist deployment, and the Iranian shield and command support, are still in place. Meanwhile, in late October 1997, the Vanguard of Conquest and the Jihad Group issued a major communiqué which declared a forthcoming terrorist Jihad. "The Islamic Jihad against the US' world dominance, the international influence of the Jews, and the US occupation of Muslim lands will continue," the communiqué declared. This was not an idle warning for on November 17, 1997, Zawahiri's forces enacted the carnage in Luxor. The November 1997 meeting between Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu-Umar al-Amriki took place before the Luxor slaughter. Washington did not need a reminder to be convinced of al-Zawahiri's resolve. Yet, even though the Islamist leadership, including both al-Zawahiri and bin Ladin, are convinced that the offer made by Abu-Umar al-Amriki was genuine and legitimate that is, on behalf of the Clinton Administration - the Islamists continue their preparations for a confrontation with the US. In early December 1997, the Jihad group, led by al-Zawahiri, determined in a special bulletin that a battle between the US and militant Islam, in which the Jihad intends to "offer martyrs", is both inevitable and imminent. "A conflict between the Muslim Ummah [nation] and the United States is unavoidable; in fact we have no other option but to confront atheism and its ringleader, the United States, which is confronting us everywhere. With Allah's help, we know the United States well," the Jihad bulletin notes. "We also know its weaknesses." The bulletin stresses that "the United States and Israel are most vulnerable to receiving the dead bodies of their sons Therefore, the Jihad declares, "we should throw in their faces the flesh of their sons, minced and grilled. The United States must pay the price; it must pay dearly." The bulletin stresses that al-Zawahiri's Jihad has no doubt about the ultimate objective of the forthcoming confrontation. "The Americans themselves admitted half of the truth when they said that the US' first enemy is Islamic extremism, but they hid the other half, namely that the US' destruction will InshAllah - be at the hands of Muslims." Thus, by late December 1997, it was not clear how convincing Abu-Umar al-Amriki will prove to have been. The Islamist leadership, particularly al-Zawahiri and bin Ladin, is convinced that Abu-Umar al-Amriki effectively delivered the Clinton Administration's acquiescence to the rise of an Islamist administration in Cairo and, for that matter, elsewhere in the Middle East. Yet, the latest Jihad bulletin seems to suggest that the US request for al-Zawahiri not to strike out is not being heeded. But then, Abu-Umar al-Amriki was talking only about al-Zawahiri's not striking out against the US forces in B-H. Nothing was said about transferring the Islamist Jihad to other "fronts": the heart of the US, for example.
11 posted on 05/20/2011 3:46:00 AM PDT by Puckster
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To: reefdiver

This is ME democracy in action, after all...


12 posted on 05/20/2011 3:47:50 AM PDT by livius
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To: Michael van der Galien

wonder what Pakistani military base he is living next to?


13 posted on 05/20/2011 3:54:23 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: 2nd Amendment

Probably 16th street in DC.......


14 posted on 05/20/2011 4:01:00 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: 2nd Amendment

You beat me to it, That was my question.

Where do the Pakistani’s have him hidden?


15 posted on 05/20/2011 4:02:18 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Michael van der Galien

I want to know who the new No. 3 guy is and take out an insurance policy on him.


16 posted on 05/20/2011 4:05:59 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: Michael van der Galien

What the Dutch didn’t cover in their intelligence report is the election participation celebrated with their ceremorial Goat Gang Bang.


17 posted on 05/20/2011 4:08:50 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: tina07

keep that turban wrapped extra tight.

so your head does not explode like your bosses.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 4:11:26 AM PDT by tm61 (somewhere in chicago, a ward is missing it's crook)
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To: liberalh8ter

It’s a little high. Aim about an inch lower.


19 posted on 05/20/2011 5:08:10 AM PDT by Campion ("Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies when they become fashions." -- GKC)
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To: tina07

It isn’t red, but I think he already has that bullseye painted on his forehead.


20 posted on 05/20/2011 5:23:52 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: Michael van der Galien

It’s a duh...


21 posted on 05/20/2011 5:28:23 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Venturer

Zawahiri and the bin Laden family has always had their safehousing in Iran. See the Zawahiri message we posted a while back.


22 posted on 05/20/2011 5:31:55 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Puckster

I might read that if you put in some paragraph breaks


23 posted on 05/20/2011 5:52:10 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: catfish1957

LOL!!!!!


24 posted on 05/20/2011 6:44:47 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: Puckster
Ayman al-Zawahiri: An idiot that is more than smart enough to allow Bin Laden to be the poster child while he works behind the scenes.

US Trade: Mubarak for S-FOR Safety? (source) by Yossef Bodansky

If very senior Islamist terrorist leaders are to be believed - and todate they have proven highly reliable and forthcoming - the Clinton Administration is willing to tolerate the overthrow of the Mubarak Government in Egypt and see the establishment of an Islamist state in its stead as an acceptable price for reducing the terrorist threat to the US component of S-FOR (the NATO Stabilisation Force) in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

This trade-off was recently raised in discussions bet ween the Egyptian terrorist leader Dr Avman aI-Zawahiri and an Arab-American known to have been an emissary of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the US Government as a whole. In the first half of November 1997, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of the Jihad Organisation and the Vanguard of Conquest, met a man called Abu-Umar al-Amriki [al-Amriki means the American] at a camp near Peshawar, on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border.

High-level Islamist leaders insist that in this meeting al-Amriki made al-Zawahiri an offer: The US will not interfere with, or intervene to prevent, the Islamists'' rise to power in Egypt if the Islamist Mujahedin currently in Bosnia-Herzegovina (B-H) refrain from attacking the US forces. Moreover, Abu-Umar al-Amriki promised a donation of $50 million (from undefined source,) to Islamist charities in Egypt and elsewhere. This was not the first meeting between Abu-Umar al-Amriki and al-Zawahiri.

Back in the 1980s, al-Amriki was openly acting as a go-between for the CIA with various Arab Islamist militant/terrorist movements then operating under the wings of the Afghan Jihad. In the late 1980s, in one of his meetings with al-Zawahiri, al-Amriki suggested that al-Zawahiri would "need $50-million to rule Egypt" At the time, al-Zawahiri interpreted this as a hint that Washington would tolerate his rise to power if he could raise this money.

Thus, the mention of the magic figure of $50-million by Abu-Umar al-Amriki in the November 1997 meeting has been interpreted by al-Zawahiri and the entire Islamist leadership, including Sheikh Usamah bin Ladin, as a reaffirmation of the discussions with the CIA in the late 1980s. The Islamist leaders are convinced that in November 1997, al-Amriki was speaking for the CIA; that is the uppermost echelons of the Clinton Administration.

Meanwhile, the US has reasons to worry about al-Zawahiri's plans and intentions. While the Clinton Administration is making a strenuous effort to convince Congress and the US people of the need to keep US forces in Bosnia beyond the July 1998 deadline, a drastic reversal of a position explicitly promised to Congress, the US-sponsored government in Sarajevo is actively preparing for a military confrontation in order to regain control of the Republika Srpska by force, using US-provided weapons and training. [For details see Defense & Foreign Affairs. Strategic Policy November-December 1997.]

One of the scenarios contemplated by, Sarajevo since the Autumn of 1997 envisions the use of Islamist terrorism against US citizens in order to expedite the withdrawal of the US forces in case the Clinton Administration refuses to support the Bosnian Muslim military surge. Terrorist forces answering to Ayman al-Zawahiri are among the best prepared and trained for this mission. In the Spring of 1996, al-Zawahiri's people already constituted the most credible threat of spectacular and highly lethal terrorist strikes against the US components of what was then I-FOR.

A warning issued at the time specified suicide bombing as the likely form of attack. The warning was issued by an Egyptian Islamist using the nom de guerre Salim al-Kurshani: a veteran of the Mujahedin units who married a Bosnian woman and who now legally lives in B-H. AI-Kurshani introduces himself as the commander of a Jihadist Organisation called the "Islamic Group Military Branch in Bosnia" However, he issued the warning in the name of a new group called the Bosnian Islamic Jihad. The all Islamic version of both names are also used by Ayman al-Zawahiri.

AI-Kurshani stressed the centrality of martyrdom to his forces, and stressed his strikes would be most effective because IFOR had no defence against such operations. "I have a message for NATO forces in Bosnia," he warned. "We shall send suicide bombers to punish the United States and I-FOR for their occupation of an Islamic land!' In his statement, al-Kurshani clarified his own, and his organisations, affiliation with the Egyptian Islamist terrorist elite, particularly the forward headquarters in Sofia, Bulgaria, under the command of Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Indeed, the Islamist terrorist force under al-Zawahiri's command were activated throughout the Balkans in early April 1996. Back in early 1996, confident in his ability to maintain secure and solid lines of communications to the Islamist terrorist forces in B-H, al-Zawahiri ordered the deployment of key experts capable of planning, overseeing and leading major spectacular terrorist strikes against such objectives as US/IFOR facilities. The arrival of 40 Egyptian terrorists was the first major forward deployment for this purpose. This terrorist deployment, and the Iranian shield and command support, are still in place.

Meanwhile, in late October 1997, the Vanguard of Conquest and the Jihad Group issued a major communiqué which declared a forthcoming terrorist Jihad. "The Islamic Jihad against the US' world dominance, the international influence of the Jews, and the US occupation of Muslim lands will continue," the communiqué declared. This was not an idle warning for on November 17, 1997, Zawahiri's forces enacted the carnage in Luxor. The November 1997 meeting between Ayman al-Zawahiri and Abu-Umar al-Amriki took place before the Luxor slaughter. Washington did not need a reminder to be convinced of al-Zawahiri's resolve.

Yet, even though the Islamist leadership, including both al-Zawahiri and bin Ladin, are convinced that the offer made by Abu-Umar al-Amriki was genuine and legitimate that is, on behalf of the Clinton Administration - the Islamists continue their preparations for a confrontation with the US. In early December 1997, the Jihad group, led by al-Zawahiri, determined in a special bulletin that a battle between the US and militant Islam, in which the Jihad intends to "offer martyrs", is both inevitable and imminent.

"A conflict between the Muslim Ummah [nation] and the United States is unavoidable; in fact we have no other option but to confront atheism and its ringleader, the United States, which is confronting us everywhere. With Allah's help, we know the United States well," the Jihad bulletin notes. "We also know its weaknesses." The bulletin stresses that "the United States and Israel are most vulnerable to receiving the dead bodies of their sons .

Therefore, the Jihad declares, "we should throw in their faces the flesh of their sons, minced and grilled. The United States must pay the price; it must pay dearly." The bulletin stresses that al-Zawahiri's Jihad has no doubt about the ultimate objective of the forthcoming confrontation. "The Americans themselves admitted half of the truth when they said that the US' first enemy is Islamic extremism, but they hid the other half, namely that the US' destruction will InshAllah - be at the hands of Muslims."

Thus, by late December 1997, it was not clear how convincing Abu-Umar al-Amriki will prove to have been. The Islamist leadership, particularly al-Zawahiri and bin Ladin, is convinced that Abu-Umar al-Amriki effectively delivered the Clinton Administration's acquiescence to the rise of an Islamist administration in Cairo and, for that matter, elsewhere in the Middle East. Yet, the latest Jihad bulletin seems to suggest that the US request for al-Zawahiri not to strike out is not being heeded.

But then, Abu-Umar al-Amriki was talking only about al-Zawahiri's not striking out against the US forces in B-H. Nothing was said about transferring the Islamist Jihad to other "fronts": the heart of the US, for example.

25 posted on 05/20/2011 6:51:56 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: balch3
He said Zawahiri has no personality and is basically an idiot (not his words, but that was the gist of it.) Said he’s unable to inspire followers like Bin Laden could.

Maybe with a good teleprompter coach he could get by.

26 posted on 05/20/2011 6:56:22 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Rudder; JoeProBono

Nice pictures of Zawahiri, notice the black target on his forehead? VERY CONVENIENT TO AIM AT.


27 posted on 05/20/2011 8:22:41 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy

yes, saw that after I posted, lol!


28 posted on 05/20/2011 10:38:12 AM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85)
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