May 20, 2011
Breaking News: Ayman al-Zawahiri named ‘emir’ of Al Qaeda (Bumped ***sticky***)
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From MVDG @Newsrealblog and the Dutch:
“On May 9, the leadership of Al Qaeda elected Al-Zawahiri during a meeting in the tribal areas, between Afghanistan and Pakistan”, an intelligence source told the newspaper.Update by Jane: Does anyone else notice the irony of the anti-democracy death cult electing its leader? Abu Fida, bin Laden's matchmaker and a presidential adviser in Yemen said in 2008 that UBL wanted his son Hamza to be the new chief. Hamza was the only one who escaped the recent SEAL raid in Pakistan. Zawahiri of course has very close contacts in Yemen and a working relationship with President Saleh.
And that’s not all: according to Dutch intelligence, the monster from Maadi (Egypt) himself proposed to elect Sa’ad bin Laden, one of Bin Laden’s sons. He refused, however. Al Qaeda’s leaders then proceeded to appoint Al-Zawahiri.
Dutch intelligence sources believe Al Qaeda will announce the appointment in a couple of days time.
Sa’ad bin Laden has officially been appointed to Al Qaeda’s Shura council.
This means that he is now officially one of the organization’s highest ranking members. It’s not difficult to imagine that he may succeed Al-Zawahiri when we take him out.
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