Al Qaeda Leader: Bleed America Through New Attacks
Bee's Note: "Authorities in Washington say their investigation so far gives them no reason to believe Navy Yard shooting suspect Aaron Alexis, 34, is linked to organized terror even though just two days earlier, al-Qaida’s leader had called for a “lone wolf” attack on Washington." - from Washington's Naval Yard Massacre: More than Likely a Jihadi Assault!"
Did America, once again, "bleed" during the massacre at the Naval Yard? Of course it did, but the "lone" wolf theory may be something Washington's investigators should take a second look at, unless they have and don't want to send any signals to the Media. We will never have the "shooter" - the dead shooter's confession, since dead men don't talk. There may be more "Lone" wolves waiting in the wings, but the wolves are not "alone", as they travel in packs and always follow their "Pack Leader", the Alpha male a/k/a Ayman al-Zawahri a/k/a al Qaeda. Don't forget, the Alpha male is the one who makes decisions for the pack.
Who do you suppose Barack HUSSEIN Obama is following? Whoever it is, Obama tries his utmost to cover their tracks.
In a speech released a day after 9/11, Ayman al-Zawahri said attacks would weaken the U.S. by triggering big spending on security
Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri
Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri has urged small-scale attacks inside the United States to "bleed America economically," adding that he hoped eventually to see a more significant strike, according to the Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE) Intelligence Group monitoring service.
In an audio speech released online a day after the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 strikes, Zawahri said attacks "by one brother or a few of the brothers" would weaken the U.S. economy by triggering big spending on security.
"We should bleed America economically by provoking it to continue in its massive expenditure on its security, for the weak point of America is its economy, which has already begun to stagger due to the military and security expenditure," he said.
"Keeping America in such a state of tension and anticipation only required a few disparate attacks 'here and there.' As we defeated it in the gang warfare in Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan, so we should follow it with a war on its own land. These disparate strikes can be done by one brother or a few of the brothers," al-Zawahri explained.
At the same time, he told Muslims to seize any opportunity to land "a large strike" on the United States, even if this took years of patience.
In his audio speech, Zawahri said Muslims should refuse to buy goods from America and its allies, as such spending only helped to fund U.S. military action in Muslim lands. He added that Muslims should abandon the U.S. dollar and replace it with the currency of nations that did not attack Muslims.
Zawahri spoke approvingly of one of the worst attacks on U.S. soil since September 11, 2001, the bombing of the Boston Marathon in April, which U.S. authorities say was carried out by two ethnic Chechen Muslim brothers. That attack killed three people and injured 264.
Zawahri sought to paint the bombing as part of Al Qaeda's violent transnational campaign of jihad, or holy war, against U.S. interests, even if it was relatively small-scale.
"The Boston incident confirms to the Americans that they are not facing individuals, organizations or groups, but they are facing an uprising Ummah (Muslim community), that rose in jihad to defend its soul, dignity and capabilities. What the American regime refuses to admit is that al-Qaeda was a message before it was an organization," he said.
Zawahri, who is suspected by many security specialists to be living in the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area, added that the al-Qaeda message simply was that if Muslims wanted to live in dignity and "be liberated," then they had to defend their dignity.
Western counter-terrorism chiefs have warned that radicalized "lone wolves" who might have had no direct contact with Al Qaeda posed as great a risk as those who carried out complex plots like the 9/11 attacks.