al-Qaeda did not suffer an irreversible blow after bin Laden’s death in May 2011 and is nowhere near defeat.
This is according to a new comprehensive study on al-Qaeda by Yoram Schweitzer and Aviv Oreg, published through the Institute for National Security Studies at Tel Aviv University.
The institute claims al-Qaeda did not suffer an irreversible blow after bin Laden’s death in May 2011 and is nowhere near defeat.
Al-Qaeda has recovered from the U.S. assassinations of its senior leaders, including Osama bin Laden, and begun to reestablish itself, while concentrating most of its power and efforts in the Syrian civil war. Its leader, Ayman al-Zawahri, considers the Syria-Israel border in the Golan Heights a staging ground for Jihadist activity against Israeli targets – activity that is expected to increase if al-Qaeda and groups affiliated with it win in Syria.
In a video released last May, Zawahri claimed that Jihad against Israel is a commandment that every Muslim must fulfill. In order to free Palestine, Zawahri stated, Muslims must go to Syria and use it as a staging ground for Jihad activity against Israel. As soon as Assad falls, Syria will have the optimal conditions for founding an Islamic state, which will attract lots of Muslims looking to practice Jihad against Israel.
Source: Israeli daily, Ha’aretz.
Strangely enough, the Obamarama’ites have been silenced on Syrias claim on the Golan heights.
It is not logic to hand over former Jordanian occupied parts of Zion, and not force Israel to hand over the area the Syrians claims as theirs.
Both these areas were liberated after the same 1967-war.
The problem for the US Administration is obvious. It they hand the Golan over to the Basher Al-Assad regime, the US will support what they call evil. And if the Golan is handed over to al-Queda, thousands of US servicemen died in Afghanistan for nothing.
Obama feel the best way forward, is to push for a PLO-state on the mountains of Zion. Ignoring that the PLO do not control Gaza, and will never ever rule over the Golan heights.
Written by Ivar