Skip to comments.Depressed Bin Laden thought about Ďal-Qaida' name change, White House says
Posted on 04/30/2012 12:24:31 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy
Ever wish you could escape your troubles by changing your name and moving away? Well, according to President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser at the White House, Osama bin Laden knew the feeling.
Hunkered down in his Abbottabad compound, bin Laden anguished as al-Qaida suffered "disaster after disaster," encouraged its operatives to flee to areas "away from aircraft photography and bombardment" and even thought about changing the name of his notorious international terrorist network, John Brennan said in a speech on Monday.
Brennan, Obama's Assistant for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, told the World Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington that bin Laden's pessimism was on full display in documents seized from his fortified home in the Pakistani garrison city. West Point's Combating Terrorism Center will display the papers this week.
Bin Laden worried about recruiting terrorist talent as U.S. strikes killed some of his veterans, fretting that "the rise of lower leaders who are not as experienced" would "lead to the repeat of mistakes," said Brennan. Al-Qaida's American-born public relations officer, Adam Gadahn, "admitted that they were now seen 'as a group that does not hesitate to take people's money by falsehood, detonating mosques [and] spilling the blood of scores of people,'" Brennan said in his prepared remarks.
Bin Laden himself "agreed that 'a large portion' of Muslims around the world 'have lost their trust' in al-Qaida," he continued.
"So damaged is al-Qaida's image that bin Laden even considered changing its name. And one of the reasons? As bin Laden said himself, U.S. officials 'have largely stopped using the phrase 'the war on terror' in the context of not wanting to provoke Muslims,'" said the U.S. official.
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Yep, ACORN would be perfect and it's not being used now.
That is my first thought: it worked for ACORN!
“Okay, marketing research is showing that the ‘Al Qaeda’ name high unfavorability rating, despite very high name recognition. I propose we rebrand, and I’m talking the whole schlamiel, logo, spokesman, everthing - we call ourselves “Democrats.”
Don’t tell me. He wanted Metta World Peace but it was already taken. Same with Ocho Cinco.
At the very least he wanted a new slogan: YES WE CAN!
Seal Team 6 permanently Depressed Bin Laden into Davy Jones Locker.
And the white house is bringing up bin ladens name up now....why? Could the upcoming election have anything to do with it?
Hey, I know!
How about #OccupyJeruselum? Or #OccupyIsrael?
but DNC was already taken
Commies —> Marxists —> Socialists —> Liberals —> Progressives. . . .
Osama learned from the best. But for the massive help with misinformation spread by the MSM, the Rats would have a major league branding problem.
Anything with “People”, “Children”, or “Diversity” in the title would have gotten the Left to support him... well, more than they already did.
Obama for America seems to work too.
It was thought that because bin Laden had been in that compound without leaving for five years, and with three wives, he called the Navy Seals himself.
No, that was O'bama his own bad self.
He just had to move the joystick to the right place and press the X button.
Don't you pay attention to da nooz?
LOL! I never thought of that, but you could be right.
How about “Disraeli Gears”? That would be a cool name. Or how about Pink Floyd?
Daily doses of propaganda by state controlled media.
Must not have been a very big crowd.
I wonder if it was named for World Wilson, our 28th President and first internationalist, America second slob to occupy the White House.
His first choice was to rename Al Qaida “Coca-Cola”. He was even more depressed when he found out that was already taken. So he then wanted to try “Mountain Dew” but that, too was taken. Then he thought of “Patriotic Democrats” and he was going to go with that because no one else is using it. Then he got killed. The End.
True story...A guy in Pennsylvania is named “Al Caida” in the phone book. Right after 9/11 he was getting death threats.
League of Extraordinary Beards
Kandahar Ardent Brotherhood Of Orthodox Muslims (KABOOM)
Bad News Beards
Yes We Quran!
“Weird Al” Qaeda
Truly, Polygamy is it's own punishment...
As for the new name, ACORN is too generic and not ethnic enough.
Maybe Al ACORN...
Can I haz Kaboom?
Hope and Change
Together We Thrive
Winning The Future
BOHICA (Bunch Of Highly Incompetent Complete Assholes)