Al-Qaeda Celebrates 9-11 In Silent Meditation & Wooden Boxes
Dead and Silent
Where's their annual 9-11 video release?
Why is Al-Qaeda so quiet today?
The Jawa Report knows part of the story- Their websites are down.
Here's another piece of information- Things aren't going so well for the terrorist killers this year...
At least, according to a recent letter from Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader, Abu Ayyub al-Masri.
FOX News reported:
The U.S. military has intercepted a letter in which senior Al Qaeda operatives reveal their fury over militants' failure to keep up with the campaign against U.S.-led forces in Iraq, U.S. General David Perkins told FOX News Wednesday.Here's more on the current state of Al-Qaeda from a previous post:
The letter, dated March 6, 2008, has been reproduced with select quotes in English.
It was found on the body of Abu Nizar, believed to be the go-between between Al Qaeda's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Abu Ayyub al-Masri, his leader in Iraq.
Nazir was killed by Coalition Forces in Baghdad on April 24.
The letter blasts Al Qaeda in Iraq for failing to maintain communication and for poorly-planned attacks. Al Qaeda leaders also slam operatives for sending fighters into battle alone, without direction.
Al-Zawahiri also criticizes them for posting videos online using archive footage of violent attacks, yet presenting them as new evidence of their success.
The letter reads, "[Aby Ayyub al-Masri]... is not strong enough to bear this great great responsibility, and is weak at [...] decision making. He is weak [...] he is totally isolated [..] this is affecting his grip on reality."
The United States military said Al Qaeda in Iraq responded to the criticism with claims of being financially cut off, and unable to recruit capable new members.
Perkins told FOX News the communications show that Al Qaeda in Iraq is "psychologically bankrupt,” and that it cannot raise meaningful support within in the country. He added that the numbers of Al Qaeda operatives in Iraq are a third of what they were previously. When asked what those levels were, Perkins would not release numbers.
Democrats like to argue that America is "less safe" today than before 9-11.
But, how true are these allegations?
In Iraq- 45 out of Iraq's 55 Most Wanted have been captured or killed.
In the overall War on Terror- 18 of the top 25 Al Qaeda members have been captured or killed.
56 of the top 58 most wanted al Qaeda linked terrorists in the Saudi Kingdom have been killed or captured.
Since 15 of the 19 hijackers on 9-11 were Saudi Arabian, wouldn't you think this news from Saudi Arabia would be good news for the US?
Here are more numbers on the War on Terror via Security Watchtower from back in 2006:
Al Qaeda Global losses in the War on Terror (2001-2006)Democrats want you to believe that America is less safe today than prior to 9-11.
* "In the ensuing war on terror, some 2,000 Al Qaeda fighters have been killed or captured." - Strategic Survey's estimate in May 2004 (Source)
* "...nearly 80 percent of Al Qaeda’s operational leadership and membership in 102 countries has been killed or captured." - Rohan Gunaratna in summer 2004 (Source)
* "Since September 2001, over 3,000 al-Qaida suspects have been detained in over 90 countries." - White House on 1 July 2003 (Source)
* "...about 3,000 al Qaeda members have been detained or arrested by about 90 countries, of which 650 are under U.S. control." - CRS Report for Congress on 10 February 2005 (Source)
* "Altogether, more than 1,600 terrorists and their supporters have been arrested or detained in 95 foreign nations." - White House on 20 Apr 2002 (Source)
* "Of the top 37 top al Qaeda operatives identified by U.S. agencies after September 11, 2001, 15 have been captured or killed." - CRS Report for Congress on 10 February 2005 (Source)
* "Over 400 individuals and entities have been designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224, resulting in nearly $150 million in frozen assets." - White House on 5 Dec 2005 (Source)
* "...more than 55 terrorist leaders and planners had been captured or killed since 9/11" - Department of Defense in April 2003 (Source)
* "Between 2,000 and 4,000 Al Qaeda-linked individuals have been detained in dozens of countries." - Free Press Washington on 11 September 2004 (Source)
* "Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla, spoke with reporters about the terror threat and said that "no country in the world has caught more terrorists than Indonesia", citing over 200 terrorists who have been captured or killed, many of whom were tied to al Qaeda's southeast Asian arm, Jemaah Islamiyah." (Source)
Obviously, Democrats are wrong.