Thursday, September 13, 2007

#2 No More

Bin Laden wanted to make sure we didn’t forget about him and released two video messages right before the sixth anniversary of 9/11. But this Bruce Hoffman op-ed piece in the Washington Post suggests Osama’s, “time of active involvement in al-Qaeda operations is behind him.” The real threat, says Hoffman, is his #2, Ayman al-Zawahiri: “He may lack bin Laden's charisma, but Zawahiri is the superior strategist.” “He has not only revived the movement's fortunes but has also made it once again the global threat poised to strike the United States that was depicted in the National Intelligence Estimate released in July.” Read the entire piece here.



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