Editor’s Note: Now that the avatar of Osama bin Laden had been laid to rest by Washington, other digital sock-puppets like Ayman al-Zawahiri, the new “leader of al-Qaida”, continue surface at timely moments to make brushing statements on world affairs. The latest release by As-Sahab, al-Qaida’s dubious “media arm”, shows al-Zawahiri seeking credit for this year’s ‘Arab Spring’. We now know that it was in fact the CFR, CIA, MI6, NATO and a host of international ‘democracy foundations’ who shepherded the fabled, albeit ill-fated Arab Spring. We also know that al-Qaida is owned and operated by our western intelligence agencies and that al-Qaida, in partnership with NATO, helped to destabilize and overthrow the Libyan government. So we can at least give al-Zawahiri partial credit this time…
September 13, 2011
In a message marking the September 11 anniversary, al-Qaida’s new leader sought to claim credit for this year’s Arab uprisings, saying the 2001 attacks on the US paved the way for the “Arab volcano” sweeping the region a decade later.
Ayman al-Zawahiri and other al-Qaida figures have issued a number of messages seeking to associate themselves with the Arab uprisings that toppled autocratic leaders in his native Egypt, as well as Tunisia and Libya, and which threaten others. In the messages, they urge Arabs to replace toppled regimes with Islamic rule.
The wave of unrest transforming the Middle East, however, was largely the work of young, peaceful protesters seeking democratic freedoms, and political observers say it showed the failure of al-Qaida’s extremist ideology and how out of touch the terror group is with Arab youth.
“By striking the head of the world criminal,” al-Qaida forced America to press its allies in the Middle East to change their policies, which helped the ‘Arab volcano’ to build up and explode, Zawahiri said in the hour-long audio message.