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Al Qaeda names Saif al-Adel as Osama Bin Laden's replacement to lead global terror network

BY Helen Kennedy

NY DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

 

Thursday, May 19th 2011

 

 

"Alert the SEALs: Al Qaeda has a new leader.

 

The terror network, which lost its head two weeks ago when U.S. Navy commandos killed Osama Bin Laden in his bedroom, has appointed Egyptian Saif al-Adel as temporary No. 1, Pakistani newspapers reported.

 

Noman Benotman, a former leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, told CNN al-Adel was elevated to caretaker chief because the global jihadist community was growing restive about the leadership vacuum since Bin Laden's death.

 

Times are tough for Al Qaeda, which has been swept aside in the Arab Spring by youth movements demanding freedom and democracy - not the anti-modern Islamic fundamentalism being sold by the terrorists.

 

Bin Laden, long considered just a figurehead by Western intelligence services, was a more engaged operational leader than believed, according to those who are examining his papers.

 

Most analysts expect Bin Laden's long-time deputy Ayman al-Zawahri will eventually emerge as the terror network's permanent new leader.

 

Senior Taliban sources speaking to CBS News cast doubt on the reports about al-Adel, saying he is "a key figure" but has not taken an active leadership role - at least not yet.

 

If al-Adel were to be appointed to a new role, it would more likely be commander of the group's military operations, not overall head, CBS's sources said.

 

Al-Adel, who is about 50 and whose real name is Muhamad Ibrahim Makkawi, was a colonel in the Egyptian special forces and one of the masterminds of the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.

 

He is a pioneer of Al Qaeda who fought with the mujahideen in Afghanistan to against the Soviet invasion of the 1980s.

 

He has ties to Hezbollah, the Islamic Jihad and a host of other militant Islamic groups.

 

The FBI already has a $5 million price on his head for his involvement in the devastating 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Tanzania and Kenya.

 

He is also believed to have trained the Somali fighters who killed 18 U.S. servicemen in Mogadishu in 1993.

 

Pakistan's The News newspaper reported that he was chosen Bin Laden's successor at a secret meeting of Al Qaeda generals.

 

It said another militant, Muhammad Mustafa Yamni, now hiding in Africa, is likely to take over the leader's role more permanently.

 

"None of sons of Osama Bin Laden has shown willingness to join any post in the Al Qaeda," the paper said."

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/2011/05/18/2011-05-18_al_qaeda_names_saif_aladel_as_osama_bin_ladens_replacement_to_lead_global_terror.html

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So what did America accomplish by killing Osama? Nothing. This is just my opinion.

 

Hey I know it's a bad example but killing Osama is like getting rid of Micheal Jackson (Jackson 5) McCarthnay(Beatles) or Fergie(Black Eyed Peas).

 

He was Al Qaeda.

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Hey I know it's a bad example but killing Osama is like getting rid of Micheal Jackson (Jackson 5) McCarthnay(Beatles) or Fergie(Black Eyed Peas).

 

He was Al Qaeda.

 

It was John Lennon not Paul McCartney who was Assassinated.

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Heh...in a perfect world the US's strategy would be to find out where these "secret meetings of Al Qaeda generals occur" and blow them all to bits.

 

Realistically, this will just all drag on...

 

Time to fix the problems here at home...

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Hey I know it's a bad example but killing Osama is like getting rid of Micheal Jackson (Jackson 5) McCarthnay(Beatles) or Fergie(Black Eyed Peas).

 

He was Al Qaeda.

 

He was Al Qaeda in the same way Ronald McDonald is McDonalds. They're nice cult figures who appeal to the simple minded and help galvanize the base and are great for recruitment, but in the end, their respective organizations will live on without them.

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He was Al Qaeda in the same way Ronald McDonald is McDonalds. They're nice cult figures who appeal to the simple minded and help galvanize the base and are great for recruitment, but in the end, their respective organizations will live on without them.

 

 

Thank You Nova. That what i meant in showing Osama will never be replaced with that McDonald's point. And Foxie I was making point that Paul and John was the Beatles. I know Paul is alive and well and about to marry again.

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He was Al Qaeda in the same way Ronald McDonald is McDonalds. They're nice cult figures who appeal to the simple minded and help galvanize the base and are great for recruitment, but in the end, their respective organizations will live on without them.

 

AMEN! To that end, the USA's resources should be redirected to protecting Americans at home.

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Just let the Islamic people kill each other off. No need to worry. None of them seem to realize when they run and set off bombs they are killing their own people. Just let them kill each other. The world would be a better place without them.

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Just let the Islamic people kill each other off. No need to worry. None of them seem to realize when they run and set off bombs they are killing their own people. Just let them kill each other. The world would be a better place without them.

Sounds like a plan, except for the whole 'killing innocent Americans and countless other souls' memo you seem not to have gotten...

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