Al-Qaida leader calls for attacks inside US [Obama’s “allies” in Syria]
Daytona Beach News Journal ^ | 13 sep 13 | MAAMOUN YOUSSEF
Posted on Friday, September 13, 2013 6:21:50 AM by xzins
Al-Qaida’s leader on Friday marked the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks by calling on Muslims to strike inside the United States, with big attacks or small, using any opportunity they can to “bleed” America financially.
In an audio message released two days after the 12th anniversary of the attacks, Ayman al-Zawahri said America is not a “mythic power” and that the mujahedeen - Islamic holy warriors - can defeat it with attacks “on its own soil.”
Al-Zawahri, the successor to Osama bin Laden, used the anniversary to argue that the United States can be defeated by targeting its economy. At the same time, he also addressed the ongoing upheaval in the Arab world. Pointing to a power struggle going on within the rebellion against Syria’s regime, he warned jihadi fighters in that country’s civil war not “compromise” with more secular or moderate rebel factions, who he said would eventually turn against the al-Qaida-linked radicals.
Al-Zawahri, who is believed to be hiding in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border regions, said al-Qaida sympathizers should stage small attacks or a “big strike” against the United States, similar to the Sept. 11 attacks in New York and Washington, leaving America in “a state of tension” about when and where the next hit would come.
“We should bleed America economically by motivating it to continue its huge expenditure on its security as America’s weak point is its economy,
On Syria’s civil war, al-Zawahri addressed al-Qaida-linked jihadis - including many foreign fighters - who have taken an increasingly prominent role in the fight against President Bashar Assad’s regime.
“I warn my brothers in Syria against any compromise with those factions. They have to learn the lesson of Egypt,” al-Zawahri said. He was referring to the army-backed overthrow of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood.
Why haven’t we popped Zawahiri by now?
If something like this occured every week, how long before the US gov’t collapses? police had to have spent tens of thousands on this already. Insurance and liability, security screening, lost productivity could easily push this into the millions. Then there’s the trial.
How long could America survive a slow burn by a few hundred armed terrorists?