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Al Qaeda Responsible for 4 Attacks on U.S. Embassies in September
Weekly Standard ^ | 10/03/2012 | Thomas Jocelyn

Posted on 10/03/2012 10:03:12 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

On and around September 11, 2012, al Qaeda attacked multiple American assets around the world. The attack that has received the most attention is the deadly attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. But the U.S. consulate in Libya was not the only diplomatic facility assaulted by al Qaeda-affiliated groups in September. Terrorists with ties to al Qaeda’s senior leaders, including al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, were involved in at least three other U.S. embassy sieges in Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, and possibly elsewhere.

A timeline of these assaults is presented below.

Egypt (September 11) – Mohammed al Zawahiri, the younger brother of al Qaeda emir Ayman al Zawahiri, admitted to helping organize the protests at the U.S. embassy in Cairo. Mohammed al Zawahiri is a longtime Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ) operative who was jailed in Egypt until earlier this year. The EIJ is a core part of al Qaeda’s joint venture. Both the EIJ and Gamaa Islamiya (IG), another close ally of al Qaeda, planned to protest outside of the U.S. embassy in Cairo before the anti-Islam film became known.

The day before the embassy protest in Cairo, on September 10, al Qaeda released a video of Ayman al Zawahiri, who called on jihadists to exact revenge for the death of Abu Yahya al Libi. A drone strike killed Abu Yahya in June, making the al Qaeda chieftain’s delayed eulogy curious.

Ayman al Zawahiri used the video to argue that al Qaeda has not been defeated because senior al Qaeda leaders have been killed in northern Pakistan and elsewhere. Instead, Ayman al Zawahiri said, al Qaeda’s “message has spread amongst our Muslim Ummah, which received it with acceptance and responded to it.”

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1 posted on 10/03/2012 10:03:17 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Didn’t Obama state that neutralizing UBL made al Qaeda a non-threat?


2 posted on 10/03/2012 10:11:04 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: SeekAndFind
Who do they think they are? Siskel and Ebert?

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3 posted on 10/03/2012 10:20:02 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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Note: this topic is from 10/03/2012. Thanks SeekAndFind.

4 posted on 11/03/2012 9:23:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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