Al Qaeda Leader Vows More Attacks
Al Qaeda deputy leader Aymen al-Zawahiri (search) marked the four-week anniversary of the deadly blasts in London's transit system by threatening more attacks on London and against the United States.
"If you go on with the same policy of aggression against Muslims, you will see, with God's will, what will make you forget the horrible things in Vietnam and Afghanistan."
With the reference to Vietnam and Afghanistan I have a nagging suspician that al-Zawahiri (birthname: Billy) might be a former member of our mainstream media, they love to think about the glory days of Vietnam and they are certainly the only ones who think that Afghanistan wasn't the easiest military victory of all time. (Maybe Dan Rather grew a beard and put a towel on his head?)
But stuff like this makes me chuckle. It is infantile posturing. Obviously this nutjob wants to kill us. But killers who can, do. "Killers" who don't have the means or guts, simply posture and threaten.
And the reference to him as a "leader" by our news outlets is also a joke. These people are a ragtag group who have no real command structure and no real organization. The media will constantly recycle the Al-Qaeda "training" video of a group of guys with towels on their heads crossing some monkey bars in preparation for... don't touch the gravel tag. Yeah, my kids play that at school on the monkey bars too.
Really, I think that we give these guys to much credit. I'm not saying that they don't have the ability to cause great death and destruction, any idiot can do that if they have the will. What I'm saying is that we have this grandiose image of our enemy that is false.
Any time a bomb/rocket kills some civilians in Israel you see three different "groups" take credit for the act. They can't have all done it, some are lying because they want to look tough. And I don't think they want to look tough for the Israelis, they want to look tough to their own people. Kind of like the bully who is a scared little boy inside.
This al-Zawahiri has his gun sitting behind him (ooh, I'm so scared that you are going to come to my house and shoot me) and makes all these threats but I'm not buying that this is significant in any way. They wanted to kill us yesterday and they will want to kill us tommorow, I don't need a video of some guy puffing out his chest to tell me that.
They will keep being cowardly and killing civilians and waging guerilla warfare and we will continue to fight with one hand tied behind our back rather than release the full power of our military might. (Time for some shock and awe on Syria and any country that is supporting these terrorists)