Originally posted by bekod
Egyptian Saif al-Adel now acting leader of al Qaeda, ex-militant says
from this link www.cnn.com... if you think 9/11 was bad things are to get much worse the
An Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been chosen "caretaker" leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden's death, according to a source with detailed knowledge of the group's inner workings.
Al Qaeda's interim leader is Saif al-Adel, who has long played a prominent role in the group, according to Noman Benotman. Benotman has known the al Qaeda leadership for more than two decades. He was once a leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a militant organization that used to be aligned with al Qaeda, but in recent years renounced al Qaeda's ideology.
do not count OBL son out just yet, he has blood too spill first, and he will. It is just a matter of when and where and be ready for it.
Just another guy throwing his hat into the ring to take "leadership". Happens eery time a leader gets whacked. A plethora of folks step into the vacuum, all ready to seize the reins of power - and hog the "glory". Simplest solution would be to play this game of whack-a-mole, and whack each one as soon as his head pops out of the hole. After a bit, they'd be a little more reluctant to try to seize those reins.
This is what, the third or fourth one now? There won't be much trouble until they get their organizational (or disorganizational) structure sorted back out again. Too many chiefs, not enough indians is the phrase that used to be used.
edit on 2011/5/18 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)