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Ayman al-Zawahiri betrayed Osama: Saudi paper(been set up?)
Economic Times ^ | 05/05/11

Posted on 05/05/2011 6:38:55 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

5 May, 2011, 06.16PM IST,PTI

Ayman al-Zawahiri betrayed Osama: Saudi paper

DUBAI: Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was betrayed by his deputy Ayman al- Zawahiri who led US forces to his hideout as the two were involved in an intense power struggle, a Saudi newspaper has reported.

The two top al Qaeda men had differences and the courier who led US forces to bin Laden was working and had more loyalties for Zawahiri, al Watan newspaper reported quoting Arab sources.

"The Egyptian faction of al-Qaeda led by Zawahiri was defacto running the militant group, after bin Laden was taken ill in 2004 and they were trying to take full control," the paper said.

The courier was a Pakistani national and not a Kuwaiti as the US suspected and the man knew he was being followed but disguised the fact.

(Excerpt) Read more at economictimes.indiatimes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: binladen; coup; zawahiri

1 posted on 05/05/2011 6:38:56 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bullcrap. That’s basically like Ayman al- Zawahiri pulling a Pee Wee Herman-esque bicycle fall, then saying, “I meant to do that.”


2 posted on 05/05/2011 6:43:23 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Yeah, well, whatever.


3 posted on 05/05/2011 6:43:30 AM PDT by dforest
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To: TigerLikesRooster

disinfo


4 posted on 05/05/2011 6:44:57 AM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Yeah, well, whatever.


5 posted on 05/05/2011 6:45:48 AM PDT by dforest
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Sonunds fishy. Ayman Al-Zawahiri is #2 in name only. Yahya Al-Libbi seems to be in charge of what is left of AQ.
6 posted on 05/05/2011 6:46:22 AM PDT by DTA (U.S. CENTCOM vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Neah.
Saw something better.
The Pakis sold him to us in exchange for ending Predator strikes and cross-border operations. We’ll have wait and see...


7 posted on 05/05/2011 6:46:29 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

BS, but a good story to float around and cause trouble in Al Qaeda ranks.


8 posted on 05/05/2011 6:48:51 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182
a good story to float around and cause trouble in Al Qaeda ranks.

BINGO!

9 posted on 05/05/2011 6:55:35 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Little Ray

You got it! A “deal” was done. Chicago style.


10 posted on 05/05/2011 6:58:29 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
BS, but a good story to float around and cause trouble in Al Qaeda ranks.

Agree. that being said, al Zawahari is incredibly dangerous as he is the philosophical leader of al Qaeda.

11 posted on 05/05/2011 7:01:33 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

A clever piece of disinfo on the part of the Saudis.
Hopefully it will set a number of AQ types to blowing up one another.


12 posted on 05/05/2011 7:02:15 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TigerLikesRooster
the courier who led US forces to bin Laden was working and had more loyalties for Zawahiri

If so, we should have been able to get them both!

Mike

13 posted on 05/05/2011 7:05:05 AM PDT by MichaelP (The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools ~HS)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Someone set us up the Obomba. All your baseless claims are belong to US.


14 posted on 05/05/2011 7:08:02 AM PDT by FDNYRHEROES (It's 3 AM. Let me sleep on it. I'll get back to you in 16 hours.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Apparently O knew for something like 9 months and then the big 16 days where OBL was and sat on it. Once again, the Ditherer in Chief.


15 posted on 05/05/2011 7:19:20 AM PDT by Mercat (Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.)
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To: edpc

“The Egyptian faction of al-Qaeda led by Zawahiri was defacto running the militant group, after bin Laden was taken ill in 2004..”

THIS is the most relevant sentence in the entire article. The saudis know bin laden has been d e d since 2005 because THEY buried his worthless a$$ in their desert after observing all the rituals accorded to muslim leaders of note. Zawahiri announced it in a coded speech, but it was ignored by our intel and government because osama alive was always a good political boost when one was needed.
This just makes me sick.
I wondered how the saudis would handle this since they couldn’t come right out and say it even though they would LOVE to embarrass obama. This must be driving them nutser..


16 posted on 05/05/2011 7:19:59 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I like that. I’ll make it my tagline.


17 posted on 05/05/2011 7:20:25 AM PDT by Mercat (BHO, Ditherer in Chief)
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To: All

You can’t fake DNA....facial ID software, his wife, children and brothers in the same compound.

He’s as dead as a door nail.


18 posted on 05/05/2011 7:22:29 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Murdering unborn children is the highest sacrament in the liberal religion.)
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To: DTA
Sonunds fishy. Ayman Al-Zawahiri is #2 in name only. Yahya Al-Libbi seems to be in charge of what is left of AQ.

As long as OBL is replaced by AAZ or YAL, I'm okay with that. If BHO rises to the top, I'm going to worry.

19 posted on 05/05/2011 7:23:53 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: rbmillerjr

Oh BULL! His son was there. paternal DNA match. I don’t buy any of this. This is so off the wall bizarre I don’t even know where to start.


20 posted on 05/05/2011 7:29:00 AM PDT by MestaMachine (If you want to pillage,plunder,destroy, blaspheme,or defile, become a muslim, or name yourself obama)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

My first thought is CIA/Saudi PSYOPs to create an internal rift in al queda.


21 posted on 05/05/2011 7:48:35 AM PDT by lwd
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To: Little Ray
I also read something similar about Pakistan “giving” us OBL on condition of us accepting an approach to leaving Afghanistan that they desire and will give them (and their friends) power there.

My concern is that Pakistan has been supporting terrorism for a long time. They were a major source in the export of nuclear weapons technology knowledge to Iran.

If there is a “land bridge” that has no international checkpoints between Pakistan and Iran, I see very bad things in the future for the Middle East.

India has been dealing with the terrorist government of Pakistan for decades and knows them best. I really think that something needs to be done about their nuclear capability and weapons. Unfortunately it may be too late to prevent some of them from going off and killing innocent people.

22 posted on 05/05/2011 7:56:19 AM PDT by Robert357 (D.Rather "Hoist with his own petard!" www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1223916/posts)
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To: lwd
It would have been better to say an unnamed middle-rank Al Qaeda figure ratted out Osama. That would have led to endless interrogations (featuring real torture), assassinations, feuding, and purges, because they would not have known who to trust anymore.
23 posted on 05/05/2011 7:57:37 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: Pollster1

Don’t worry, they will not allow that.He is community organizer, liason betweeen AQ, MB, Soros and NATO.


24 posted on 05/05/2011 8:04:45 AM PDT by DTA (U.S. CENTCOM vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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