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Al Qaeda names its interim leader
Washington Times ^ | 17 May 2011 | Eli Lake

Posted on 05/17/2011 6:46:27 PM PDT by combat_boots

Pakistani news outlets reported Tuesday that al Qaeda had selected Saif al-Adel, an Egyptian former special forces commander, to be the interim head of the Islamist terrorist group.

According to the News International, an English-language newspaper, “the issue of the succession of Osama bin Laden was resolved in a meeting of al-Qaeda held at an undisclosed location.”

The reports in the Pakistani press said al-Adel will be the interim leader of al Qaeda while Muhammad Mustafa Yamni, a Yemeni living somewhere in Africa, is being groomed for the top post.

U.S. intelligence officials on Tuesday could not confirm the reports.

But CNN and Time magazine quoted a former al Qaeda leader, Noman Benotman, as saying al-Adel was the interim leader of the terrorist group.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


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1 posted on 05/17/2011 6:46:29 PM PDT by combat_boots
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To: combat_boots

Don’t you believe this stupid nonsense. Ayman is it.


2 posted on 05/17/2011 6:48:46 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: combat_boots

“a former al Qaeda leader, Noman Benotman”

‘No man be not man’

It’s a joke, right?


3 posted on 05/17/2011 6:50:09 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: combat_boots

Interim target?


4 posted on 05/17/2011 6:50:19 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Hardraade

He may have always been thus. A spooky dude, AQ style. Who knows, maybe he and Soros are friends.


5 posted on 05/17/2011 6:51:13 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

BHO?


6 posted on 05/17/2011 6:51:32 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 845 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: combat_boots

Terminate with extreme prejudice ASAP...


7 posted on 05/17/2011 6:52:37 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: umgud
Interim target?

Only if wikileaks outs him or Penetta pushes the issue.

8 posted on 05/17/2011 6:52:41 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (How much longer can the charade last?)
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To: combat_boots
According to the News International, an English-language newspaper, “the issue of the succession of Osama bin Laden was resolved in a meeting of al-Qaeda held at an undisclosed location.”

The reports in the Pakistani press said al-Adel will be the interim leader of al Qaeda while Muhammad Mustafa Yamni, a Yemeni living somewhere in Africa, is being groomed for the top post.

Undisclosed, living somewhere...I would welcome such a 'promotion' with the same grimness of being sent to a Civil War hospital for treatment.

9 posted on 05/17/2011 6:53:01 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: combat_boots

AQ is changing name, I’m told. Into Jaish al Ayman. Probably means what it seems to.


10 posted on 05/17/2011 6:54:54 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: combat_boots
selected Saif al-Adel, an Egyptian former special forces commander

Nice vetting process...

I bet a beer that he also has trained with American Special Forces...

11 posted on 05/17/2011 6:56:25 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: combat_boots

I thought Ayman al-Zawahiri was second in command of AL Qaeda? Did he get passed over? Bummer, I was hoping he would be the next target as we work our way down the list.


12 posted on 05/17/2011 6:59:22 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/Bachmann, unbeatable.)
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To: combat_boots

SAIF AL ADEL aka MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI


13 posted on 05/17/2011 7:19:34 PM PDT by piasa
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To: null and void

“Missr Rhett, you IS bad.” (Mammy, “Gone with the Wind”)


14 posted on 05/17/2011 7:22:03 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Timeline ... note Iranian connection:

C 1960 : (EGYPT? : FUTURE EGYPTIAN SPECIAL FORCES COLONEL & EIJ/ALQAEDA TERRORIST MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” IS BORN -—See SOMALIA, IRAN, AL JIHAD)

1980s? : (EGYPT : EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD/ALQAEDA’S MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” SERVES AS A SPECIAL FORCES COLONEL IN EGYPT’S ARMED FORCES-—See SOMALIA, IRAN, AL JIHAD) -———Iran plotting to groom bin Laden’s successor, The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | November 14, 2006 | By Con Coughlin and George Jones, Political Editor

1987 : ( EGYPT ACCUSES EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD’S MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” {See KSM} OF TRYING TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT-———, IRAN, SOMALIA)

1980s OR 1990s : (EGYPTIAN MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” JOINS THE FIGHT AGAINST THE USSR IN AFGHANISTAN -—— See EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD [LATER A PART OF AL QAEDA], AL JIHAD, IRAN, SOMALIA)

1990s : (EIJ’s MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” ... INVOLVED IN TERROR ATTACKS AGAINST THE U.S. IN AFRICA, INCLUDING IN SOMALIA ——See IRAN, SOMALIA, AL JIHAD)

1993? : (SOMALIA : ISLAMISTS WHO ATTACKED US TROOPS IN MOGADISHU ARE THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY EGYPTIAN MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” OF THE EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD {See AQ, IRAN})

1990s : (EIJ’s MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” ... INVOLVED IN TERROR ATTACKS AGAINST THE US IN AFRICA, INCLUDING IN SOMALIA ——See IRAN, SOMALIA, AL JIHAD)

FEBRUARY 1998 : (AFGHANISTAN : ISLAMIC FRONT AGAINST JEWS & CRUSADERS IS FORMED WHEN GAMAA ISLAMYYA, AL JIHAD {See MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL”} AND OTHERS JOIN)

1998 : (KENYA & TANZANIA : US EMBASSIES ARE BOMBED... SIMULTANEOUSLY —— See PERP EGYPTIAN MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” OF THE EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD——See AL QAEDA, KSM)

JANUARY 2000 + : (YEMEN : USS THE SULLIVANS PLOT FLOPS AFTER TERRORISTS’ DINGY SINKS UNDER THE WEIGHT OF THEIR EXPLOSIVES; AQ EGYPTIAN MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” THEN SEEKS HELP FROM HEZBOLLAH -—— See EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD/ALQAEDA)

< SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 : (9/11 -—EGYPTIAN MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” TRAINS SOME OF THE FUTURE 9/11 HIJACKERS?-———— See EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD/ALQAEDA, KSM)

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 or later : (EIJ’s MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” IS NAMED ON THE FBI’s MOST WANTED LIST FOR HIS ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN TERROR ATTACKS AGAINST THE US IN AFRICA, INCLUDING IN SOMALIA ——See IRAN)

2001 late : (EIJ’s MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” FLEES AFGFHANISTAN, ENDS UP LIVING IN A REVOLUTIONARY GUARD GUEST HOUSE IN TEHRAN, IRAN)

MARCH 1, 2003 : (THOUGHT TO BE AQ’S REPLACEMENT FOR MOHAMMED ATEF, EGYPTIAN MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” IS STILL AT LARGE...-—— See EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD/ALQAEDA)

2003 Spring : (OBL FRUSTRATED WITH HIS LIEUTENANTS IN IRAN BECAUSE AQ HAD BEEN UNABLE TO STRIKE ANY SIGNIFICANT BLOWS AS THE US INVADED IRAQ-— see MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” )

MAY 2003 : (AL QAEDA 3RD-RANKING OFFICIAL? EGYPTIAN MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” STILL AT LARGE , IN IRAN, SHELTERED BY IRAN’S REVOLUTIONARY GUARD?-—— See EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD/ALQAEDA)

NOVEMBER 13, 2006 : (REPORT : IRAN TRYING TO GROOM EGYPTIAN MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka “SAIF AL ADEL” TO TAKE OVER FROM OSAMA BIN LADEN?-—— See EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD/ALQAEDA)


15 posted on 05/17/2011 7:24:13 PM PDT by piasa
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To: combat_boots

I don’ know nuthin’ bout birthin’ no babies!


16 posted on 05/17/2011 7:25:30 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 845 of our national holiday from reality. - OBL Dead? The TSA can go away!)
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To: combat_boots

Let the internal power struggle begin... this should be entertaining...


17 posted on 05/17/2011 7:27:33 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: piasa

Thank you.

I posted the article to uncover the names I didn’t know much about. Now, we dig.


18 posted on 05/17/2011 7:29:00 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots
But CNN and Time magazine quoted a former al Qaeda leader, Noman Benotman, as saying al-Adel was the interim leader of the terrorist group.

Interesting, CNN and Time can quote this ghost, but Osama couldn't be interviewed for years.

19 posted on 05/17/2011 7:43:31 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: piasa; Cindy

Agree....

Stay safe !


20 posted on 05/17/2011 8:19:41 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: piasa

SAIF AL ADEL aka MUHAMMAD IBRAHIM MAKKAWI aka IBRAHIM AL MADANI


21 posted on 05/17/2011 9:02:55 PM PDT by piasa
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To: combat_boots
Dear al-Qaeda -

Please send us your new interim leader's address - we would like to drop him a note of congratulations.

Sincerely,

ST6

22 posted on 05/17/2011 9:36:28 PM PDT by Bosco (Remember how you felt on September 11?)
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To: piasa; Squantos
Piasa, yep.

Thanks for the ping Squantos.


ON THE INTERNET:

REWARDS FOR JUSTICE.net: "WANTED SAIF AL-ADEL Up to $5 Million Reward"

LONG WAR JOURNAL.org - Threat Matrix - blog: "Is Saif al Adel the acting leader of al Qaeda?" by Bill Roggio (May 17, 2011, 3:44 pm)

INVESTIGATIVE PROJECT.org - For The Record - The IPT Blog: "REPORTS SAY AL-QAIDA NAMES INTERIM LEADER" (SNIPPET: "Veteran Egyptian militant Saif al-Adel...") (May 17, 2011, 12:19 pm)

ARMIES OF LIBERATION.com - blog: "Saif al Adel New Temp Head of al Qaeda Central" by Jane Novak (SNIPPET: "In 2010 UBL names Saif Adel commander of external operations") (MAY 17, 2011, 5:23 pm)

Link

Link

TRUTHUSA.com: A Look at Iran

23 posted on 05/17/2011 10:05:08 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: combat_boots

I must have missed the election. Was there an election?


24 posted on 05/18/2011 5:00:49 AM PDT by Diamond (He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people,)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks combat_boots.
Saif al-Adel, an Egyptian former special forces commander

25 posted on 05/20/2011 4:26:40 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv; blam; Marine_Uncle; combat_boots; piasa; Squantos; NormsRevenge; Grampa Dave; ...
So now we have a connection with Iran and Al-Qaeda? (See post #13)

This is gonna get very interesting...

26 posted on 05/20/2011 1:01:07 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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Also see Cindy’s links at #23.


27 posted on 05/20/2011 1:04:32 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2722479/posts

New Chief, Cook and Bottle Washer for Ali Ooop’s allegedly !

I’d bet cash they have him dialed in faster than UBL.


28 posted on 05/20/2011 2:51:19 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks for the ping Ernest.


29 posted on 05/20/2011 3:21:58 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; FARS

thanks Ernest:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2721326/posts?page=13#13


30 posted on 05/20/2011 6:19:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: combat_boots

That’s good to know - I wonder when the SEALS will arrive to congratulate him???


31 posted on 05/20/2011 6:26:35 PM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks E.. I’ve been off the boards for the past few days. I’ll wade through all the posts.


32 posted on 05/21/2011 1:55:34 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: All
ADDING to post no. 23:


JIHADICA.com - blog: "Sayf al-'Adl and al-Qa'ida's Historical Leadership" by Vahid Brown (May 18, 2011)

33 posted on 05/23/2011 3:32:30 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy; Squantos

The Hidden Hand : The Obama administration finally highlights Iran’s key role in supporting al Qaeda, Aug 15, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 45 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES & THOMAS JOSCELYN, The Magazine, http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/hidden-hand_582072.html


34 posted on 08/19/2011 9:04:48 PM PDT by piasa
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To: piasa

Bump for later read.... Thanks Piasa !

Stay safe...


35 posted on 08/20/2011 11:58:56 AM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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