Al Qaeda calls for attacks big or small on U.SSubmitted by Soleusername on Sat, 09/14/2013 - 20:34
I was reading the SF chronicle and this was in the news. Nation world on 9/14/2013
Al Qaeda's leader on Friday marked the anniversary of the September 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.
On an audio message release two days after the 12th anniversary of the attacks, Ayman al-Zawahri said that 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 of Osama bin Laden used the anniversary to argue that the United states could be defeated by targeting its ECONOMY. At the same time, he also addressed the ongoing upheaval in the Arab world. Pointing to a power stuggle going on within the rebellion against s Syria's regime, he warned jihadi fighter in that country's civil war not o "comprimise" with more secular or moderate rebel factions, who he said would eventually turn against the al Qaeda-linked radials.
The message's authenticity could not be independently confirmed. It was posted on a militant website commonly used by al Qaeda.
Al-Zawahri, who is believed to be hiding in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border regions, said al Qaeda 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.
Small attacks could be done by only a few or even just one person, while at teh same time "we must watch and wait to seize any opportunity to direct a large strike on (America), even if that takes years of patience to do it," he said.
"We should bleed America ECONOMICALLY by motivating it to continue ITS HUGE EXPENDITURE ON ITS MILITARY AND SECURITY EXPENDITURE," he said.
"America is not a mythic power and the Americans, after all, are humans who can be defeated, felled and punished."
He urged the Islamic world to "abandon the dollar and replace it with a currency of other countries that are not taking part in the aggression against us."
Sept. 14, 2013 Sf Chronicle Nation & World Section.
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