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Al-Qaeda names Zawahiri to succeed bin Laden
AFP ^ | 06/16/11

Posted on 06/16/2011 6:57:34 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Al-Qaeda names Zawahiri to succeed bin Laden

By Lynne Nahhas (AFP) – 7 hours ago

DUBAI — Al-Qaeda on Thursday named Egyptian surgeon Ayman al-Zawahiri to succeed slain leader Osama bin Laden and vowed no let-up in its deadly "jihad" against arch-foes the United States and Israel.

"The general command of Al-Qaeda announces, after consultations, the appointment of Sheikh Ayman al-Zawahiri as head of the group," the jihadist network said in a statement posted on an Islamist website.

Zawahiri, the group's long-time number two, succeeds bin Laden who was killed by US commandos in a May 2 raid in Pakistan.

The statement said that under Zawahiri's leadership Al-Qaeda would relentlessly pursue its "jihad" (holy war) against the United States and Israel.

"We seek with the aid of God to call for the religion of truth and incite our nation to fight ... by carrying out jihad against the apostate invaders ... with their head being crusader America and its servant Israel, and whoever supports them," said the statement.

The fight would continue "until all invading armies leave the land of Islam."

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; binladen; haqqani; haqqaninetwork; hekmatyr; succession; zawahiri

1 posted on 06/16/2011 6:57:40 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Meet the new boss ... same as the old boss ...


2 posted on 06/16/2011 6:58:47 AM PDT by dartuser ("Dealing with preterists is like cleaning the litter box ... but at least none of the cats are big.")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

this guy should have been worm food long long ago...


3 posted on 06/16/2011 6:59:20 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

Yeah!! I wonder where the Pakistani’s have him hidden.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 7:00:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Pakistan wouldnt do that, they are our allies...


5 posted on 06/16/2011 7:02:15 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The real question is: Who is the new number three?

Number 3 never seems to live long.

Maybe they should just not have a number 3 like buildings don't have a 13th floor.

6 posted on 06/16/2011 7:03:10 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President. He's shovel ready!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

At least they promote from within, unlike the company I work for.


7 posted on 06/16/2011 7:04:29 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: TigerLikesRooster

more likely he named himself as successor.
Whether his troops go along with that remains to be seen.


8 posted on 06/16/2011 7:06:07 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: TigerLikesRooster
“Look forward to seeing ya” - DevGru
9 posted on 06/16/2011 7:12:19 AM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: Mikey_1962
I found No. 3:


10 posted on 06/16/2011 7:12:49 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“Dead Man Walking”


11 posted on 06/16/2011 7:12:57 AM PDT by immadashell
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Well, well if we didn’t have a new bogeyman then we wouldn’t have any more use for the TSA or wouldn’t need to be at war in the Middle East. There will always be a replacement so our government can continue the pat downs, groping and fighting.


12 posted on 06/16/2011 7:25:45 AM PDT by toomanylaws
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To: TigerLikesRooster
May we kill Ayman al-Zawahiri yet or do we have to wait a little while? Bring on the machine gun kitty. Machine gun kitty will take care of Ayman al-Zawahiri in about 1/3 of a second.
13 posted on 06/16/2011 7:26:18 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Did they make the announcement in the company newsletter?


14 posted on 06/16/2011 7:28:08 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

He’s dead right?


15 posted on 06/16/2011 7:28:39 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President. He's shovel ready!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“Tango Acquired”.

Colonel, USAFR


16 posted on 06/16/2011 7:28:51 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Did they just call bambi an “apostate”?


17 posted on 06/16/2011 7:29:39 AM PDT by Blado (Audemus jura nostra defendere)
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To: no-to-illegals

18 posted on 06/16/2011 7:31:14 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Sniper Kitty too? Ayman al-Zawahiri, your days are numbered!
19 posted on 06/16/2011 7:33:40 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Kitty's against Al Qaeda:


20 posted on 06/16/2011 7:35:33 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: wyowolf
"Pakistan wouldnt do that, they are our allies..."

Thanks. "I near soiled myself..." when I read that.


21 posted on 06/16/2011 7:35:54 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (A government agency is the closest thing to eternal life you'll ever see on Earth. RReagan)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The general command of Al-Qaeda?.....

What the hell is that?....three camels and a goat?


22 posted on 06/16/2011 7:52:29 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Congratulations, Mr. al-Zawahiri, here is your official Al-Qaeda leader's shirt - you have earned it.


23 posted on 06/16/2011 7:55:24 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Was this decision the result of a general election? Were all the ballots counted? Did all the Al Qaeda precincts results come in? Was there any demands for a recount? No mater, just aim at the bump on his head.


24 posted on 06/16/2011 9:03:57 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (The storm clouds of war are on the horizon, 1939 is again approaching us.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Bringbackthedraft
Z has headed the Egyptian faction, the core of AQ strategy for years, so this is hardly a surprise.

Z has a number of limitations that we can exploit. The original was UBL's muj buddies, they still control UBL's money and will distribute it worldwide to jihadists, only on a cooperative basis with Z and his Egyptians.

Z is obviously in Pakistan, he was smart enough to marry into the Pakhtuns and join up with the Haqqani's. We will not dig him out easily, UBL's demise was more predictable. Z feels so safe he decided to stay in drone areas.

The Egypotians are not well liked by either the AF or Pak Taliban and have very little to do with Omar's Taliban.

Z will hold out with the Haqqani's and Hekmatyr, begging for money from UBL's muj and laying low.

25 posted on 06/16/2011 9:47:16 AM PDT by gandalftb (Fighting jihadists is like fighting an earthquake, harden yourselves.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Does that monkey have an address?


26 posted on 06/16/2011 12:18:34 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: gandalftb
Hekmatyr

Is that cockroach still alive and even a major player?

27 posted on 06/16/2011 3:25:18 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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28 posted on 03/15/2012 9:36:32 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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