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Breaking: Meet The New Bin Laden

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posted on May, 17 2011 @ 05:38 PM
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Can't see what all dis-information comes from this one...



Saif al-Adel

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(CNN) -- An Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been appointed "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.

Benotman told CNN that based on his personal communications with militants and discussions on jihadist forums, al-Adel had been appointed interim chief of al Qaeda because the global jihadist community had grown restive in recent days about the lack of a formal announcement appointing a successor to bin Laden.

U.S.: Bin Laden communicated with Yemen group

However, he said, the choice of an Egyptian may not sit well with some Saudi and Yemeni members of al Qaeda, who believe bin Laden's successor should come from the Arabian Peninsula, a region that is holy to all Muslims. Bin Laden was from a wealthy Saudi family.

The presumed successor to bin Laden is his long-time deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, who is also Egyptian. Benotman, who has long been a reliable source of information about al Qaeda, said the temporary appointment of al-Adel may be a way for the leadership to gauge reaction to the appointment of someone from beyond the Arabian Peninsula as the group's leader.

Bin Laden's money trail Stop the money, defeat al Qaeda RELATED TOPICS Al Qaeda Libyan Islamic Fighting Group Osama bin Laden Terrorism Egypt Al-Adel fought the Soviets in Afghanistan during the 1980s. After the fall of the Taliban in the winter of 2001 he fled to Iran. According to senior Saudi counterterrorism officials, from there al-Adel authorized al Qaeda's branch in Saudi Arabia to begin a campaign of terrorist attacks in the Saudi kingdom that began in Riyadh in May 2003, a campaign that killed scores.

Some reports in the past year have suggested that al-Adel had left Iran for Pakistan.

Pakistan announces key al Qaeda arrest

One of the key issues that al-Adel has to reckon with now is the fallout from the large quantities of sensitive information that was recovered by U.S. forces at the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, where bin Laden was shot on May 2. That information is likely to prove damaging to al Qaeda operations.

The appointment of an interim leader allows al Qaeda to begin the process of collecting allegiance, or baya, from al-Qaeda affiliates such as the Yemen-based al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the North Africa-based al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Baya was a religious oath of allegiance to bin Laden rather than to the organization itself, in the same way that Nazi Party members swore an oath of fealty to Hitler rather than to Nazism. That baya must now be transferred to whomever the new leader of al Qaeda is going to be, which is likely to be al-Zawahiri, given his long role as bin Laden's deputy.

Opinion: Why bin Laden was radicalized

However, there is scant evidence that al-Zawahiri has the charisma of bin Laden, nor that he commands the respect bordering on love that was accorded to bin Laden by members of al Qaeda.

Now that bin Laden is dead there is a real opportunity for the Taliban to disassociate itself from al Qaeda, as it was bin Laden who, sometime before the 9/11 attacks, swore an oath of allegiance to Taliban leader Mullah Omar as the Amir al-Mu'minin, the Commander of the Faithful, a rarely invoked religious title that dates from around the time of the Prophet Mohammed.

Al Qaeda's most-wanted leaders Mullah Omar could now take the position that the new leader of al Qaeda does not need to swear an oath of allegiance to Omar as Commander of the Faithful. Such a move would satisfy a key condition for peace talks with the U.S. and Afghan governments: that the Taliban reject al Qaeda, something that they have so far not done.






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posted on May, 17 2011 @ 05:54 PM
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Nice to see the new boogeyman of freedom or as I like to call it America's scape goat.
edit on 17-5-2011 by michaelmcclen because: bad grammar



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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there will always be a face to blame as the enemy with our current governments fear mongering and scare tactics they use to keep the sheeple in line



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 06:02 PM
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double post

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posted on May, 17 2011 @ 06:15 PM
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There is no alians landed. Sooo.... It's gonna be guy from Earth again...



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 06:21 PM
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It wasn't very smart of that man to accept such a leadership position.

People will probably forget all about OBL in a few months, just like they did after 9/11 Things are just comical now.



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 06:32 PM
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He looks very much like Obama.



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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seriously... in this day and age with all the USA's high and mighty attitudes, and their infinite technology

we get a black and white picture that looks like it came out of a 1950's yearbook...

no.. seriously... this is the new face of terror? looks like Lee Woo-jinn from Oldboy

I call shenanigans!



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:23 PM
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This guy accepts a position as head of a terrorist group and then PUBLICISES the fact?

It AQ were smart, they'd have kept the USA guessing as to who the head of the organization was.

Of course, then the USA wouldn't have their bogeyman for the media.



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 09:30 PM
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Sad thing is everyone will buy into it and somehow get scared from this hypothetical person



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 11:01 PM
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(CNN) -- An Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been appointed "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.


A source is a source, of course, of course,
And no one can talk to a source of course…
La…la...la…

More lies from our propaganda media. There is no evidence to the claims that our News media have made.
The government will not tell us the truth that OBL had nothing to do with 911, because he was working for the US government until 911 and the government has records ( evidence) to confirm this.


Ryland: A Sibel Edmonds 'Bombshell' - Bin Laden Worked for U.S. Until 9/11

www.bradblog.com...

911 was a false flag operation and was blamed on a dead boogieman and 19 terrorist hiding behind stolen identities that could never be identified.



posted on May, 17 2011 @ 11:09 PM
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Originally posted by babybunnies
Of course, then the USA wouldn't have their bogeyman for the media.

that was their whole point
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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 05:33 AM
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I'll go ahead and say that I generally agree with all of you...



posted on May, 18 2011 @ 05:38 AM
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what? no beard? that wont scare anyone.

so, how long till we hear about this one being linked to the cia aswell?

edit: oh nevermind, he went to highschool with osama



He was a colonel in Egyptian Special Forces before joining with the Mujahideen in Afghanistan to fight the Soviet invasion.


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posted on May, 18 2011 @ 08:05 AM
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wonder how much reward on his head from the US. I would hate to have my picture posted that I was the new head.....wouldnt want the Seals after my butt.



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