After Osama bin Laden was killed a month and a half ago, his second in command, Ayman al-Zawahri has taken over leadership and is promising to go ahead with the campaign Osama bin Laden against the United States and their allies. They are reporting that his second in command was the brains behind a lot of al Qaeda’s plans and strategy.
As with Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahri is in hiding and his whereabouts are unknown. Once again the United States is offering a twenty five million dollar reward for anyone who can tell them where he is and it leads to his capture or conviction. A former intelligence agent claims that this military lead is just a very pale shadow of Osama bin Laden and is not a leader who can rally his troops.
On the other hand, some say that Ayman al-Zawahri is more of a madman than Osama bin Laden and that he will want to prove himself. He will want to prove that he can finish what Osama bin Laden started and will be going on the attack very soon.
In my opinion, this is like a snake with two heads. The Unites States government cut one head off but the other is still functioning and is just as dangerous, maybe even more so. I think the United States should not take Ayman al-Zawahri lightly or we may just get caught unaware again like we did with 9/11.
More Ayman al-Zawahri News:
New al Qaeda chief will struggle to lead – US official
Reuters AlertNet, on Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:11:00 -0700
WASHINGTON, June 16 (Reuters) – Al Qaeda’s new chief Ayman al-Zawahri will have a hard time leading the Islamist group “while focusing on his own survival,” a senior US official said on Thursday. – “His ascension to the top leadership spot will likely …
Obama team not impressed with new terrorist leader
USA Today, on Thu, 16 Jun 2011 07:10:55 -0700
By David Jackson, USA TODAY White House officials aren’t commenting for the record on new al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri, but are making it clear they aren’t very impressed. “The number two, Zawahiri is not charismatic. He was not involved in the …
Al-Zawahri succeeds bin Laden as al-Qaida leader
KTTC, on Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:41:59 -0700
AP sources: Weiner telling friends he’ll resign AP National Video More>> By HAMZA HENDAWI AP CAIRO (AP) – Osama bin Laden’s longtime deputy Ayman al-Zawahri has taken control of al-Qaida, the group said Thursday, a widely anticipated move that comes at …