Al Qaeda 2.0: What the next 10 years will bring
September 12th, 2011
12:49 PM ET

Al Qaeda 2.0: What the next 10 years will bring

By Paul Cruickshank and Tim Lister

How has al Qaeda changed in the last decade - and what does that tell the world's counter-terrorism experts about what it will look like ten years from now?

As Congress prepares to hold a joint House and Senate Intelligence Hearing on the threat Tuesday, U.S. counter-terrorism officials tell CNN that al Qaeda today would find it very difficult to repeat an attack on the scale of 9/11 - but it has become a more diffuse and complex organization. The very name has become a label and an inspiration for terror cells on three continents. Even if, as U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asserts, Osama bin Laden's organization is mortally wounded, tracking and countering Islamist terrorism will continue to consume billions of dollars and some of the best minds in western intelligence for years to come.

And that's precisely the goal of al Qaeda new generation of leaders - in their 30s and 40s. They are focused less on the spectacular - hijackings and "dirty" nuclear bombs - and more on a war of attrition. And they see opportunities for establishing new bridgeheads as the Arab revolts undermine authoritarian rulers and their ruthless intelligence services.

Ten years ago al Qaeda was a bureaucratic organization headquartered in Taliban-run Afghanistan which had its own personnel and IT departments.

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It comprised mainly Arab fighters and had loose ties to other jihadist outfits - in Chechnya and south-east Asia for example. Today groups proclaiming their affiliation to al Qaeda find a home in ungoverned spaces in Somalia, Yemen, the Russian Causcasus and the Sahara. There are even al Qaeda cells in Egypt's Sinai desert, according to Egyptian military intelligence.

Under pressure, al Qaeda "central" - the remnants of bin Laden's group - has developed links with militant groups such as the Pakistani Taliban, the Haqqani Network and Lashkar-e-Tayyiba - all of which are well entrenched in Pakistan.

The battle against al Qaeda in the next ten years will be on a much broader canvas.

The Rise of the Affiliates

In the last two years, three groups - al Qaeda in Pakistan, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular (AQAP) based in Yemen, and the Pakistani Taliban - have tried to carry out attacks in the United States, while Europe has been threatened by an even wider constellation of jihadist groups. Al Shabaab staged its first attack beyond Somalia with a double bombing in Kampala, Uganda in 2010.

"The affiliates are playing a greater role today - a more menacing role today - than in quite some time," U.S. State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism Daniel Benjamin told a recent conference of the New America Foundation. "While the AQ core has weakened operationally, the affiliates have become stronger and consequently the broader AQ threat has become more geographically and ethnically diversified."

Better intelligence and a relentless campaign of drone attacks has weakened al Qaeda central and cut off its sources of funding. In one video that emerged from his compound in Abbottabad, Osama bin Laden cut a lonely, isolated figure - hunched over a TV screen. It seemed like a metaphor for his organization. While jihadists still travel to Pakistan and Afghanistan for training and the opportunity to take part in attacks on western forces, a growing number are heading to Yemen and Somalia - just as they headed to Iraq at the height of the insurgency there.

U.S counter-terrorism officials already see AQAP in Yemen as the most immediate threat to the United States. Under the guidance of American cleric Anwar al Awlaki, the group attempted to blow up a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day 2009 and in October 2010 dispatched two printer bomb packages from Yemen's capital Sanaa that were timed to explode over the Eastern Seaboard of the United States.

The group has taken advantage of political turmoil in Yemen to expand its safe haven in the south. "Our highest priority is the United States. Anything there, even on a smaller scale compared to what we may do in the United Kingdom, would be our choice, " Anwar al Awlaki told an operative based in the UK in an encrypted internet communication in 2010.

While Osama bin Laden thought in terms of weapons of mass destruction and mass casualties, Awlaki's template recognizes that western intelligence has vastly improved its ability to detect such ambitious plots. Instead, his group looks for vulnerable niches: in air cargo, or using explosives such as PETN that are difficult to detect. It is less about the destruction such attacks might cause and more about the expense in defending against them, and the psychological effect should they succeed. It is less about establishing bin Laden's dream of a global Caliphate and more about disrupting western economies.

Above all, it's about attacks by individuals, some of them directed and mentored in the mountains of Yemen, others self-radicalized by the slick online propaganda being produced by AQAP. And it seems this approach is finding favor elsewhere. Al Qaeda central's media arm As Sahab recently released a video titled "You are Only Responsible for Yourself," encouraging followers to carry out acts of individual terrorism in the West - by buying weapons at gunshows in America for example, where background checks are not carried out. In it, American al Qaeda propagandist Adam Gadahn said: "It's simply a matter of taking precautions, working in total secrecy, and making use of all means to do damage to the enemy."

Gun attacks by terrorists are one of the scenarios that are now causing most concern to Western-counter-terrorism officials because of the relative ease with which such weapons can be acquired. Their potential lethality was demonstrated by alleged Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik in his shooting rampage outside Oslo in July, an attack that has drawn comment on jihadist forums.

Counter-terrorism sources in Europe and the United States tell CNN that their greatest concern is the vulnerability of soft targets such as hotels and shopping malls to gun attacks and hostage-taking. The Mumbai attack in November 2008 captivated global media attention for three days, as a small group of Lashkar-e-Taiyyiba terrorists held off Indian security forces in two of the city's luxury hotels. A total of 164 people were killed.

Senior al Qaeda figures have publicly called for the Mumbai model to be exported.

The New Global Al Qaeda Network

If al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula seems the most potent affiliate today, al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) may not be far behind it. It has established a presence in areas of Mali, Mauretania and Niger where government is weak - and has made millions of dollars through kidnapping westerners and working with drug smugglers. It could take advantage of chaos in Libya to obtain sophisticated weaponry including surface to air missiles. So far relatively few of its fighters appear to have entered Libya but that could change. Libya's National Transitional Council has also been grappling with the increasing assertiveness of Salafi Islamists in the east of the country, some of whom they fear are sympathetic to al Qaeda, according to a former Libyan jihadist.

AQIM may also forge links with other jihadist-terrorist groups such as Boko Haram in Nigeria which has claimed responsibility for killing dozens in a suicide car bombing of a U.N. building in Abuja last month.

"What is concerning about AQIM is that it's a group that's Africanizing and is trying to extend its zone of influence - making contact with Boko Haram in the north of Nigeria and with [Somali group] Al Shabaab, says EU Counter-terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove. Its reach may not yet extend to the West, but nor did that of AQAP two years ago.

Like AQIM, al Shabaab in Somalia is beset by internal rivalries and lost one of its key operatives Fazul Abdullah Mohammed in a fire-fight in Mogadishu recently. But it also has plenty of recruits from north America and Europe in its ranks. And there are signs that it is co-operating with al Qaeda in Yemen, a short distance across the Arabian Sea.

Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame, a Somali citizen captured in April and interrogated aboard a U.S. navy ship for two months before being taken to New York to face terrorism charges, had been in direct contact with Anwar al Awlaki and had attempted to broker a weapons deal between the groups according to the indictment in his case. Warsame has pleaded not guilty.

In Iraq, the U.S. strategy to turn Sunni tribal sheikhs against al Qaeda vastly degraded the group, but under the title Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) it is still able to launch co-ordinated bombing attacks, as was illustrated by a wave of deadly bombings across the country in August. If allowed to re-establish itself, the group would try again to ignite sectarian conflict between Sunni and Shiite Iraqis, and sabotage the investment Iraq badly needs to revive its economy. In a recent paper for the New America Foundation, Brian Fishman argued that ISI "will have to look outside Iraq's borders to engage directly in al-Qaeda's global strategy of bleeding and weakening the United States."

Globally, the only unambiguously positive picture in the fight against al Qaeda terrorism is in South East Asia where groups affiliated with al Qaeda - like Jamma Islamiya - have been significantly weakened by counter-terrorism operations by security services and by a hemorrhaging in local support because of the number of Muslim civilians killed in its attacks.

Al Qaeda Central – trying to adapt

Al Qaeda central has suffered one blow after another this year. Besides the death of Osama bin Laden, drone strikes have taken out several top al Qaeda commanders in Pakistan, most recently Atiyah al Rahman, al Qaeda's chief of operations. A senior U.S. counter-terrorism official told CNN that from an operational standpoint the death of al Rahman was a more severe blow to the terrorist organization even than the death of bin Laden. Another senior figure, Younis al Mauretani, was detained by Pakistani authorities in August, and Ilyas Kashmiri, one of the most effective terrorists in the world, was reported killed in a drone strike in June.

But al Qaeda central remains the "policy-making" authority and has the allegiance of its regional affiliates. It has powerful associates who thrive on Pakistan's inability to control its border territory and its ambivalence towards the "new" Afghanistan. A grand bargain that led moderate the Taliban to join the political process and sever links with al Qaeda – – and at the same time injected new stability into Pakistan - would further shrink al Qaeda's space. But that seems a distant prospect.

And there are signs that al Qaeda is adapting to its new circumstances. It appears to have moved some of its operations to Pakistan's settled areas to escape drone strikes. Al Mauretani and two other operatives were captured in the teeming city of Quetta in south-western Pakistan. And both al Qaeda and the Pakistan Taliban have established a foothold in Karachi, Pakistan's violent metropolis on the Arabian Sea. In May an al Qaeda unit attacked and occupied a Pakistani naval station in the city.

In recent years al Qaeda has tried to 'turn' western jihadists intent on fighting in Afghanistan, training them to return to Europe and the United States to carry out attacks. Najibullah Zazi, a young Afghan living in Denver, was one such recruit. Bryant Neal Vinas from Long Island was another. And it's not just al Qaeda. Pakistani American Faisal Shahzad who tried to blow up a car bomb in New York's Times Square on May 1, 2010 was recruited and trained by the Pakistani Taliban, not al Qaeda. British authorities say hundreds of Western militants are currently training or operating in Pakistan.

Al Qaeda has also promoted new recruits who have a keen understanding of Western vulnerabilities. One of them is American but Saudi-born Adnan Shukrijumah, who is thought to have orchestrated Zazi's bomb plot against the New York subway system. And the organization appears to be using increasingly sophisticated encryption techniques in internet communications with operatives dispatched to the West.

Even so, it is now a more fragmented organization. Rami Makanesi, a militant from the German city of Hamburg who spent time in al Qaeda camps in Waziristan in 2009-2010, and was subsequently convicted of involvement in plans to attack European targets, told German interrogators that al Qaeda had split up into 30-40 subgroups. He said al Qaeda was now a "title" for a constellation of jihadist groups in the area, including militants from the Arab world, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and "even the Taliban." Vinas, the American al Qaeda recruit, convicted of helping to plot an attack on the Long Island Railroad in 2008, said cooperation was so close between al Qaeda, the Pakistani Taliban, and other Pakistani militant groups that lines blurred between them.

U.S. counter-terrorism officials say it is this blurring between different jihadist groups - together with the danger posed by completely homegrown "al Qaeda inspired" terrorists - that makes the terrorist threat to the United States so complex today.

"The fact that the threat can now come at us from so many directions means that our work is more challenging than ever," a senior U.S. counter-terrorism official told CNN.

The New Al Qaeda Strategy

New al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri's strategy is to harness the energies of al Qaeda's affiliates but to exert greater direction over them, according to Noman Benotman, a former Libyan jihadist once acquainted with bin Laden, Zawahiri, and several other al Qaeda leaders.

While every al Qaeda affiliate has recognized Zawahiri as al Qaeda's new leader, counter-terrorism analysts believe it will be difficult for Zawahiri - long a polarizing figure in the jihadist movement - to exert strategic direction over them. The death of Libyan operative Al Rahman appears to have been a further blow in this regard. "Atiyah was the one affiliates knew and trusted, "a U.S. official told CNN.

According to Benotman, now a senior analyst at the Quilliam Foundation, a UK counter-terrorism think-tank, Zawahiri is determined to take advantage of political turmoil in the Arab world. "Their top priority right now is not Afghanistan or Pakistan or launching attacks against the United States, but re-organizing themselves in the Arab world," Benotman told CNN.

Benotman says he has detected a noticeable softening in Zawahiri's ultra-hardline rhetoric in recent months, and believes he may be trying to revive support for the organization in the Arab world after a backlash against it because of the barbaric violence of its Iraqi affiliate.

In the short term Benotman predicts that al Qaeda will devote significant energy to building up a capability to strike Israel from the Sinai, Gaza, and neighboring countries because of the group's ideological view that Israel props up what it views as a secular Arab political order that it seeks to topple. Launching attacks against Israel would also be a calculated attempt by the group to re-energize its support base, according to Benotman.

The Importance of the Arab Spring

Most counter-terrorism analysts agree that key to al Qaeda's fortunes will be the evolution of the Arab Spring. The dismantling of oppressive security and intelligence police in several Arab countries has given it an opportunity to re-organize and more easily transit operatives though the region.

"Some of their comrades from the Afghan days are now commanding rebel units in Libya. They see Islamist-only rebel brigades being formed there.  They see what is going on in Yemen - of course they feel they have a huge opportunity," Benotman told CNN.

While the origins of the protests made al Qaeda seem irrelevant for a period, the well-organized young professionals who led those protests are vastly outnumbered by poor, conservative Muslims who - in Egypt at least - are beginning to display their political muscle. For al Qaeda the Arab revolts are a double-edged sword. Prolonged instability and a deepening economic crisis would work in its favor. But a new political model in the Arab world, where popular Islamist parties play a constitutional role, would undercut al Qaeda's appeal.

U.S. State Department Counter-terrorism Coordinator Benjamin says that should events in the Arab world lead to "durable, democratic, elected, non-autocratic governments then AQ's single-minded focus on violence as an instrument of political change will be severely, and I think irretrievably delegitimized."

But the Arab Spring is like a ladder whose rungs are far from secure, and the events of 2011 are just a couple of steps up that ladder.

Filed under: Al Qaeda • Arab Spring • Libya • Living With Terror • Osama bin Laden • Pakistan • Terrorism • Yemen
soundoff (602 Responses)
  1. Jay

    The most intelligently written piece on CNN in some time.

    September 13, 2011 at 2:32 am | Reply
  2. Ben Nevis

    Al-Quaed, Talibanistan, Saudi Arabia's Wahabbis, et al really have no idea what is really going on. Even as they plot, plan and kill in order to further their delusional dream of Global Islam, Jesus Christ is preparing to Assert His Absolute Authority over the entire Created, even as the one who created it, God the Son. They have no idea what God is really doing . . . The Global Pentecostal Movement and the spiritual re-armament of the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Christian Churches is happening for one purpose . . . the end time evangelization of the world by the Holy Spirit. Saudi Arabia will be an evangelized people. In fact it is already happening all over the world as Jesus Christ appears in the dreams, waking visions, etc of Muslims, Hindus, Jews, Communists and others, converting them to Himself. Millions of African, Chinese and South American missionaries are already training for the massive evangelization of the Arab peoples. While radical Islamofascists dream of taking over the world, Jesus is taking over the hearts of Muslims everywhere and the pace of conversions and baptisms will increase, just as it is in China, as the 2nd Coming of the Messiah gets closer and closer. Radical Islam, like Communism and other ideologies is just another of Satan's movements to oppose Jesus Christ and His Bride, the Church. However, this is a battle that the Father of Lies, the Great Deceiver has already lost. The Blood of Jesus Christ has robbed Him of all authority. I look forward to the First Eucharist to be celebrated on both the Temple Mount and at the site of Kaaba in Mecca, surrounded by a host of Arab and other Christians. Their is only descendant of Abraham that counts, one descendant of David, one Son of Man who said of Himself, "Before Abraham was born, I AM!" The Conclusion to this story has already been written . . .you may read it in the Book of Revelation. Jesus Christ, "The Way, The Truth, The Life" Islam is defeated before Him, forever.

    September 13, 2011 at 2:29 am | Reply
    • Jay

      Hey Ben you need help dude. Hope you get it.

      September 13, 2011 at 3:16 am | Reply
  3. wakeup

    Why hasn't Israel helped the USA fight terrorism? I don't recall ever seeing an Israeli soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan.

    We set them up as a nation, and gave them a wish-list of weaponry. Couldn't they muster up a bit of solidarity for ol' Uncle Sam? Or do the Jewish just help the Jewish?

    September 13, 2011 at 2:16 am | Reply
    • mike

      You answered your own question.

      September 13, 2011 at 2:25 am | Reply
    • Peikovian

      You two drag queens couldn't be more lost.

      September 13, 2011 at 5:38 am | Reply
  4. Marcus

    End the wars.

    September 13, 2011 at 1:59 am | Reply
    • Tbone Walker

      The DOD wants no cuts to defense spending; so they will create many more false flag terror attacks

      September 13, 2011 at 2:04 am | Reply
  5. mike from iowa

    We are AlQuda! Do not mock us because are are so self-righteous! We will attack you children, and cut off their hands. We even doo that too our oown children, because are are facist religous whackos. We have a God on our side, so we can do anything that we want. And do not draw a cartoon of us, because that makes us really really mad, and we will attack unsuspecting people who are defensles and who have nothing to do with our irrational anger towards everyone who thinks we dress funny. Also, we are too laze to shave our face or wash our clothes and we wipe our butts with our left hand because we are too busy making bombs to make toilet paper. Also we are really made because our muslim leaders sell the oil from our sands and keep all of the money for themselves, so we take out our anger on America because Americans are white and we are very very racist.

    September 13, 2011 at 1:53 am | Reply
  6. David Borckmeier

    Al Qaeda is so 2001.
    Have you not noticed the 'new wave of resistance' sweeping the globe, that has 'nothing in common with the terrorists or their enemies'?
    Watch out!

    September 13, 2011 at 1:30 am | Reply
  7. Cornelious

    Interesting how, despite the efforts of al Qaeda to bleed America dry (figuratively), they pale in comparison to what we've done to ourselves – our own greed. The housing market crash, the economy, politicians engaged in selfish party-politics, and everything else I didn't mention... none of this had to do with al Qaeda really. We are in a war of attrition with ourselves.

    September 13, 2011 at 1:15 am | Reply
    • bill

      corny-leeious, you're an effing jerk. Al Qaeda crippled a thriving aviation economy. We allowed these monkeys into our country...that is how they repaid America. I would say, rethink your stupid comments....Al Qaeda has in fact affected our economy. How much have we spent fighting these animals?

      September 13, 2011 at 1:34 am | Reply
      • Dave are the e–ffing racist jerk. WE crippled our "thriving?" aviation industsry.

        September 13, 2011 at 1:54 am |
    • mike from iowa

      nice observation, irony can be sooooo ironic

      September 13, 2011 at 1:56 am | Reply
    • mike from iowa

      bill is a computer, he is programmed to respond in this area

      September 13, 2011 at 1:58 am | Reply
  8. wilbur

    The Crusades. We are still fighting the Crusades. Christian vs. Muslim....the Crusades. Jews of course caught in the middle. There are only 85 million left worldwide as compared with a billion each of the other. Crusades...will they not ever end?

    September 13, 2011 at 12:44 am | Reply
    • patrick

      hahahah whatever- put a bullet in his eye and shut his dumb ass up

      September 13, 2011 at 1:16 am | Reply
    • mike from iowa

      the religious people on the planet will keep trying to killl everyone as long as they exist. religion draws in the haters, the persecutor, those who want to persecute and those who want to be persecuted. religion is a mental disease, and the lesser-intelligent all are cursed with it (pun intended).

      September 13, 2011 at 1:57 am | Reply
  9. letsbepeace

    i really question the good muslim, why they directly indirectly support people like Osama and extermist and also blind their eyes and think on the 9/11 conspiracy theory. The truth is that the these Islimist extremist will even destroy and wipe out the good muslim and main stream life they have. Look at the Pakistan and places like that , hundreds of muslim are getting killd every day ( now stop blaming other countries for that)
    So if you wanted to have a peaceful future for your next muslim generation , stop supporting the terrrorism of any form. Stop blaming USA and other countries for your own domestic problem . Every third world country faces problem of unemployment and poverity, but putting religious color and blaming other contry is not a solutio. Look at the non muslim countries ( Asian countries) look for hard work to grow . that is the reason in future country like Chaina , India will grow.

    September 13, 2011 at 12:38 am | Reply
  10. Ben Nevis

    Actually, Jesus Christ did claim to be God over and over again, throughout the New Testament. Further, He acted, did and said things that only God has the authority to do . . . Unlike a mere prophet, He acted in his own name and accepted worship from others ... a heinous act if He were only a man. But, in fact He claimed to be and is the God Man. The one and only New Adam and Saviour of the entire human race, including Arabs. The weapon against Islam and Islamic fanaticism is and always has been the Holy Gospel. God's desire is the mass conversion of Islamic peoples and their
    baptism into the Body of Christ. He will settle for nothing less as He shed His blood for all peoples and is calling all people to faith. How is He doing this? The preaching of the Gospel is attending by miraculous signs and wonders . . . physical healings, deliverance from personal demons, et. al. all over over the world and it is coming to the Middle East as well, rapidly. Nothing can stop the Holy Spirit from achieving his saving purpose before the Glorious bodily return of the Risen Christ. While Muslim jihadists are terrorizing the world, God is dismantling the religion that inspires them every time He brings a muslim to faith in Jesus Christ. Who will fight against God?

    September 13, 2011 at 12:24 am | Reply
    • wakeup

      Ben? How about putting a cork in the fanaticism? You're kinda looking like a wingnut, bro.

      September 13, 2011 at 12:32 am | Reply
    • LarryMoniz

      If he were a Christian god, he would have prevented the attacks at Pearl Harbor and on 9-11. Muslims claim Allah is the true god and Jews make similar claims. Then there are numerous other faithful who believe their god is the true god. Some have religious traditions going back even further than the Jews. When two sides go to war and tens of thousands are killed, how can either side claim god is merciful, or even on their side? More people have died in the name of various gods than by all the plagues of history. Proclaiming the Christian god will destroy the Muslim faith ignores the simple fact that Muslims, as an overall faith, are growing while western Christianity memberships decline.

      September 13, 2011 at 12:37 am | Reply
    • Chad

      So Jesus was the one true God because he allowed and encouraged people to worship him and if he was only a man that would be a heinous crime so he must be the one true God? Dude what! Did I understand you right? Your logic is more circular than saying "What came before the chicken? The egg. What came before the egg? The chicken."

      September 13, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Reply
  11. wakeup

    Look, I'm not crazy about Jews either, but I don't go bombing them. And I think Palestine should be given an independent statehood.

    That said, Palestinians need to use diplomacy and peace in effort to acheive this. Terrorism from Islamic religous radicals is ruining Palestine's chance at independence, freedom and peace.

    September 13, 2011 at 12:21 am | Reply
    • Peikovian

      There's an old saying or joke that goes "Antisemitism is hating the Jews more than is necessary". One doesn't have to like them to recognize they have done some remarkable and useful things. Endless Muslim-supremacist attacks have been going on for the last 100 years in a lot of places, against all religions, and the Jews are in one of those places and are guilty of being non-Muslim. America will not find a society more like our own than Israel throughout the ME and the rest are nondemocratic and sometimes very scary anti-American regimes.

      September 13, 2011 at 12:37 am | Reply
      • AreYouKiddingMe?

        Antisemites both. Look in the eyes of a jewish child and make the same off hand comment about antisemitism Peikovian. Your passive acceptance is not appreciated by anyone except antisemites. If you are an antisemite, own that reality, but do not pretend you are not and say something so careless. Open your mind.

        September 13, 2011 at 1:09 am |
      • wakeup

        No, I'm not kidding you. I can't speak for Peikovian, but your reply is typical Jewish hand-wringing over-the-top crap that makes me roll my eyes and distance myself.

        "Look in to the eyes of a Jewish child..." What grandstanding! Frigging crybabies. Say "boo" to them and it's the Holocaust all over again. Sheesh.

        September 13, 2011 at 1:23 am |
      • Peikovian

        That is my very point. Let people understand you have suffered, but don't expect them to suffer with you. They aren't guilty, they didn't do it to you, or won't do it to you in the future, it;s all you can hope from them. Every nation has a history but they deal with grief in different ways. Apart from that, the Muslim holy war is dangerous to the world. Unfortunate that Jews are in the front lines again. America has been a great ally. It should do what it can because it's national interests coincide. Your humorless desperation is no public relations boon.

        September 13, 2011 at 2:24 am |
      • Richard

        Finally! I agree 100% typical Jewish tactics and guilt triping. Thanks for speaking the truth many are afraid to speak.

        September 13, 2011 at 2:26 am |
  12. Freddy

    I can understand you all frustrations. All of a sudden so many experts in terrorism. IEven the media are experts now when the truths is they don't know shyt.

    Billions have been spent not just in this country but pretty much around the worl. This has become a worldwide phenom in the 21st century. Yet with all that spending it doen't seem to stop these extremist. In fact, the more money spent the more they seem to flourish.






    September 13, 2011 at 12:17 am | Reply
    • Let's Be Real

      just read my name Freddy.........

      September 13, 2011 at 12:19 am | Reply
  13. BC

    If small attacks in the US became commonplace don't be surprised to see a harsh response to all people of Arabic descent, meaning ass deportations of anyone not a U.S. citizen. Also expect the US people to become a very racist and suspicious society towards Arabs regardless of US citizenship.

    September 13, 2011 at 12:01 am | Reply
    • Let's Be Real

      You are very right. If Arab terrorists continue to attack the U.S. on American soil, their will be very unfortunate consequences for Arab Americans.

      September 13, 2011 at 12:07 am | Reply
    • JFK57

      Who trusts an Arab?

      September 13, 2011 at 12:50 am | Reply
  14. ScudKattVomit

    YAWN, you could move out of the target ...into the country and stop worrying.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Reply
  15. Ken Adams

    "A grand bargain that led moderate the Taliban" ??

    Where's the editor??

    September 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Reply
  16. Yassir Baroudi

    First of all, this guy in the picture is doubted to be Muslim. Our Messenger Mohammad peace and blessings be upon him told us to grow the beards and cut completely or shorten the mustaches (at least till it does not hang over the lips) this guy has a mustache like a Jew... anyway, you guys stop claiming terrorism on Muslims, blame those who pulled the twin tours buildings and Building 7 with a controlled demolition instead. There is no worst terrorism than the one the Zionist murder states does on Muslims in Palestine and the terrorism United States evel real terrorists do selling weapons and supporting dictatorships that still refuse to rule with the Islamic ruling only because of the failing democracy. I am a United States Citizen and I approve this message!

    September 12, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Reply
    • VK

      You should be tossed out on your ear!!

      September 12, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Reply
    • Let's Be Real

      Why don't Palestinians ever blame other Arab nations for their troubles? If Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan wouldn't have invaded Israel, Palestine would have existed as an independent nation years ago!

      September 13, 2011 at 12:02 am | Reply
      • Let's Be Real

        On 14 May 1948, the day before the expiration of the British Mandate, the Jewish Agency proclaimed independence, naming the country Israel. The following day, the armies of four Arab countries —Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Iraq – attacked Israel, launching the 1948 Arab–Israeli War;Saudi Arabia sent a military contingent to operate under Egyptian command; Yemen declared war but did not take military action. After a year of fighting, a ceasefire was declared and temporary borders, known as the Green Line, were established. Jordan annexed what became known as the West Bank and East Jerusalem, and Egypt took control of the Gaza Strip. Aren't Gaza and the West Bank the territories Palestine wants as it's state today?

        September 13, 2011 at 12:15 am |
    • kevin

      Oh ya, your the guy handing out the pamphlets on the street corner. Oh I trust what you say. What is your adress so we can talk.

      September 13, 2011 at 12:06 am | Reply
    • Peikovian

      There has been a controlled demolition of secular multiparty democratically-elected constitutional republics in the Muslim world for the past hundred years. Jihadis insist on it. BTW in that photo the gentleman is demonstrating Al-Qaeda's next evolutionary development, the opposable and prehensile thumb.

      September 13, 2011 at 12:44 am | Reply
    • JFK57

      Take a hike Yasser......... hope you do NOT live in the US...... but enjoy cave living somewhere in Pakistan..

      September 13, 2011 at 12:53 am | Reply
  17. David F.

    "And that's precisely the goal of al Qaeda new generation of leaders – in their 30s and 40s."
    should say:
    And that's precisely the goal of al Qaeda's new generation of leaders – in their 30s and 40s.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Reply
  18. patrick

    Can someone ask the the intel commitee this question?? How do you know these terrorist arent throwing this information out there just to make us chase a bone meanwhile planning for a different date??? Can one of u reporters ask this question please when talking to an high ranking official please??

    September 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Reply
    • Kyle

      Call me a realistic, but I don't think asking the question is going to change the outcome. After all, I'm sure it's been thought of already. The intel community isn't stupid. Announcing tactics isn't exactly the best idea. Just a thought.

      September 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm | Reply
  19. B17

    Poor al Qaeda! No longer capable of a big act of terrorism. Must be a real blow to the pukes. The low-life are now simply the eunuchs of terrorism. Al Qaedal leaders have always been gutless wonders sending others to do their dirty work. They believe in killing innocent non-combatants. We are lucky though that their IQ is lower than the 72 virgins they seek in the afterlife. aA Qaeda news flash – Charlie Sheen has gotten to those virgins too.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  20. Scarlett

    That guy in the picture is an American citizen who hasn't been convicted of anything and he is a target for assassination by our government. What a sad world we have come to.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Reply
    • Marine5484

      Yeah except that he mentored 9/11 hijackers, told hassan that it was ok to kill soldiers on Ft. Hood, and continues to inspire and recruit new terrorists.

      September 12, 2011 at 11:21 pm | Reply
    • JC

      Are you out of your mind? Yeh, let us support this extremist idiot ... let us support him has he organizes another 9/11.
      You make me sick.

      September 12, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Reply
  21. Ben Nevis

    One thing for sure, the Roman Catholic Church and other Christian bodies need to take their gloves off. Islam is a false religion based on a Satanically inspired book authored by a false prophet, Mohammed. Jesus Christ meets Mohammed. Hmmm – an interesting encounter I would have imagined. King of Kings, Lord of Lords, God incarnate and a false prophet. If Mohammed had been a prophet of God, he would have worshiped Jesus Christ who is God. In face, he wouild have been a Christian and father of the Church. He wasn't. The Catholic Church has understood the truth about Islam for centuries. We still do. One Holy Roman, Catholic and Apostolic Church . . . we simply need to keep calling on God, asking him to send St. Michael to destroy the demonic seat of Mecca and for Christ the King to evangelize the Muslim world from the very center of it's darkness. Nothing less is worthy of the Glory of Jesus Christ.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Reply
    • Scarlett

      Muslims DO believe in Jesus but Jesus is NOT God and Jesus never claimed to be God.

      September 12, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Reply
      • shermar5

        To add to that. Muslims believe that Jesus is a prophet, but not the son of God, as that would humanize god.

        September 13, 2011 at 12:08 am |
    • Marine5484

      Ok that type of ranting is why so many do actually believe that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are "holy wars" and help to recruit more fighters to their "cause". Just because someone believes different from you does not make them evil. It is their actions that make them evil.

      September 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Reply
    • Kyle

      Greek mythology inspired hell and satan, so technically you're right.

      But, uh, jesus isn't god. He probably didn't exist.

      The bible is just as false as the koran. It's all trash.

      September 12, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Reply
    • shermar5

      Learn your History! According to the Qur'an, the Ka'aba was built by the prophet Abraham and his son Ishmael as a house of monotheistic worship. You want to destroy the holy place of Abraham> WOW. Muslims recognize Abraham as a prophet...your prophet ! and had respect for Mecca. But it became a place of idoltry until Mohammed came along. Learn your history and be careful of what you wish destroyed because it is where your prophets and Jesus walked. I suppose you think Jesus was not an arab, spoke english , and lived in the USA too right? lol

      September 13, 2011 at 12:21 am | Reply
  22. Say What

    Who cares what this monkey thinks or says. Stop giving these fools air time.

    September 12, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Reply
    • brianp55

      Couldn't have siad it better myself. Burn him.

      September 12, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Reply
  23. The Prophet Mohammed

    To the Prophet Mohammad and Cheese- Shame on you! It's Goat Cheese!!!!!! How dare you discrace my American or Swiss cheese! You should be ashamed of yourself!!!!! As for this story.... What do I expect? Well, to be frank, a lot of failures and weirdos.... What else would you expect? Kaaaaaaaaaaaabooooooom!!!!! There went another Taliban- and another virgin to add to paradise, no one ever said they were women.... Sucks to be you Taliban, as you should already know, fags!

    September 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Reply
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      The Prophet has Spoken!

      September 12, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Reply
      • karl

        Al Qaeda is a joke. nuff said.

        September 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm |
  24. Buster Douglas

    Notice how "terrorists" are going to use the "gun show loophole" to buy guns? This is just CNN's/government spin to make us fearful and justify further restrictions on the rights and liberties of the law abiding public.

    September 12, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  25. olen

    if we truly stop and realize our human condition, behavior and thoughts reflected in social blogging is emotion only and not pragmatic facts. history repeats itself because human nature does not change. If we could learn from history, democracies would avoid projecting that ideal on the mideast people. Mideast is the graveyard of empires. What I read in these strings is human nature slash emotion. Pullease. Elections are won on fear...get over it. Connect to the persons' emotion and they will find their own facts to support how they feel. watch for this. it is all around. Emotional choice is a product more than it is a choice. we humans are not even close to changing that fact and therefore will repeat history in very destructive ways.

    September 12, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Reply
  26. veteran

    When are we finally treating Terrorism as a declaration of war? How can we justify building power plants in Afghanistan (as Hillary Clinton so proudly announced) when we have servicemen with their limbs shot off living on the street? Remember 9/11, these bastards cowardly kill our civilians...women and children, cut their hostages heads off and then want us to treat them under the Geneva Convention when we catch them, and we go on fighting this war with both hands behind our back and lament about collateral damage. The only deterrent is do unto others as they do to us!

    September 12, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Reply
    • America

      Careful, Jon and Logical will accuse of bigotry for thinking for yourself and examining the facts as they are presently known.

      September 12, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  27. Brad Shaw

    The American government is playing into Al Queda's game. Our system has been drawn into an endless war that is bankrupting our economy. That's been part of Al Queda's game-plan for decades. To get us to go to war with something that doesn't just go away. Now the people in charge are playing the game on purpose so that they can crash society and sit pretty and cozy as the rest of the world burns.

    September 12, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Reply
    • wilbur

      Muslim sounds good. They control their women better than we do. They keep them on the tight leash, so should we.

      September 13, 2011 at 12:46 am | Reply
  28. Chris

    hmmmm..... So Alqueda would have a harder time attacking us now because we are SO prepared, yet in the same breath you say they are an even better well oiled machine? If they are better now than 10 years ago, What the HELL have we been doing this whole time?

    September 12, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Reply
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Buying Trinkets and misplaced loyalty.

      September 12, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Reply
  29. olen

    not to be negative, but history repeats itself because human nature does not change. these blogs support that theory of human nature. we think we are smarter than the last time the mideast performed its sinkhole effect on outsiders? puhlease! emotion drives history and it drives behavior/thinking today. emotions will drive human kind to behave per belief not fact and now blogging can document it for posterity.

    September 12, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  30. Pete

    Why is it the news media makes hero of animals like this, you glorify Hitler, Manson, the idiots that flew the planes, this nut case, Jim Jones, the David guy who proclaim he was Jessus, you constantly put the pictures of these idiots, and they love it's there 5 minutes of fame and so more follow. Why not put the pictures of the victims they are the ones who need to be remembered. Your not the answer your the problem

    September 12, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Reply
    • The Prophet Mohammed


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  31. Roberto

    The Republicans object.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  32. Center Of Thought

    "the Russian Causcasus"?? Paul, be a real journalist, dude...

    September 12, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Reply
  33. Leahcar

    The title of this post is disturbing, it almost sounds hopeful. What can we look forward to Al Qaeda? I guess the writer just can't wait for all the potential Al Qaeda 2.0 brings.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Reply
  34. oneSTARman

    The GREAT SATAN – More and More it will become OBVIOUS as the SEAS RISE and FAMINE Spreads across Africa and The REFUSAL of the WEST to Deal with the Global Warming that Threatens the Whole Earth – That The ENEMY of HUMANITY must be DESTROYED for the Other BILLIONS to Live – THAT is the THREAT of the FUTURE>

    September 12, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Reply
  35. Stephen M. Boyd

    The guy in the picture above is next! Double Tap!!!!!!

    September 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Reply
  36. Jerome

    CNN your lies are falling apart.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      But it doesn't matter because we are American and therefore will believe anything we read on the internet because we are too stupid to think for ourselves. Al Qaeda 2.0! LOL! Morons.

      September 12, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Reply
      • America

        Jon the judgemental moron, how insightful. Tou really need to leave your cave once in a while.

        September 12, 2011 at 9:43 pm |
  37. Jerome

    I'm confused, aren't they our friends now, Isn't Al Qaeda fighting along side NATO against Gaddafi in Lybia?

    September 12, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      They aren't our friends, we just use them to fight our wars for us because it's cheaper and easier to hire terrorists to do it. Terrorists that we created too.

      September 12, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Reply
      • UFO911

        One Smart Man i see on CNN.
        "People use your own talent to judge, whats going on this planet out of mellinons" learn about example Irvine11"

        September 12, 2011 at 9:27 pm |
      • America

        Jon who sees conspiracy theories under every rock grew up on the X-files, and believes, hahahaha.

        September 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
  38. America

    If Western countries would disallow immigration by any muslim into their country 90% of this problem is solved.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      Stupid hillbilly logic at work here at CNN today. lol

      September 12, 2011 at 9:20 pm | Reply
    • Logical

      There are estimated up to 10,000 Muslims in the U.S. Military and about 4,000 confirmed – that's a lot of Muslims fighting for your rights, which by your apparent bigotry, you don't deserve.

      September 12, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Reply
    • America

      Logical, you are truly stupid. One of the claims of the article is that homegrown terrorists are one of the new focuses of their recruiting. Hence immigration of muslims is a factor. That is all I pointed out, no more, no less. Oh and one of those muslims fighting "for my freedom" killed 13 people at a Texas military base. Dealing with facts is not bigotry, but people like you when they do not like an argument resort to labels. Your problem.

      September 12, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Reply
      • Freedom

        News flash!!!! You don't have to be an immigrant to be a Muslim!!!! It is ignorance like what I see on this post that causes all of these hard feelings. We are Americans!!! We are untouchable! If 9/11 proved anything, it proved that we are not untouchable. Just like every other country we can be hit, we can be hurt, and we can suffer for our choices. I know Muslims who fight for your freedom everyday. And since when was reporting religion at immigration even allowed??? What happened to freedom of religion! Moron don't you know that's what this country was built one, freedom to choose. If you get technical about it... pretty much everyone of us is an immigrant somehow... and unless your are Indian everyone of us has a religion that was not present in this country before we invaded that Native Americans space. We are all impostors at the end of the day? What does being American mean??? Really??? Are you German, Irish,Dutch, Spanish, English, I mean seriously where are you really from???? Be sure the answer isn't America.

        September 13, 2011 at 12:00 am |
      • America

        Freedom, ty0ou are a f'in uneducated ahole. Go back to Puckistan moron. Jackasses like you are what give the public educational system a bad name, you piece of excrement.

        September 13, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
  39. Jon

    The U.S. government created this terror organization and now the rest of the world has to face the consequences. Noticed how we backed and armed the rebels in Libya? They are all ex-Al Qaeda and we will be back over there in 10 years to disarm them. It's a scam to keep the war machine churning and the Defense corporations who fund our politicians making billions from manufacturing arms and ammo.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Reply
    • America

      Stupid hillbilly logic at work here at CNN today. lol

      September 12, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Reply
    • Freedom

      This is about as stupid a conspiracy theory rant as one can think of.

      September 13, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Reply
  40. America

    Post button is in Spanish in recognition by CNN that with the many illegals from Mexico in the US they may want to post to inform Al Kakka about how to enter the US through the porous border.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Reply
  41. flyboy7588

    There's a Hellfire missile out there with this POS's name on it.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:06 pm | Reply
  42. Jon

    Al Qaeda 2.0! LOL. CNN is a trend setting fear machine and only stupid people read this crap and believe it. The comments here show just how redneck and ignorant us Americans really are. What a circus!

    September 12, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Reply
    • America

      I am not ignorant, and I prefer we Americans, sounds more educated.

      September 12, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Reply
      • Jon

        Yes you are ignorant. Very ignorant as I have read your comments here and you are a racist xenophobe who makes me wanna puke.

        September 12, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
    • America

      Go ahead and puke but be careful, that is likely what passes for your brain you uneducated conspiracy theory simpleton. Do not blame others for your lack of intelligence little one.

      September 12, 2011 at 9:40 pm | Reply
  43. Danzoid

    To "Canadian" in regards to your posting: "so far USA are loosing and brain washing his people .people there are loosing jobs,homes,even killing each others"
    Due to the poor spelling and grammar, either you are likely an internot troll who likes to stir up intelligent conversation by acting like a stupid f-, or you are really a stupid follower of the failed philosophy of the long string of radical philosophers from the Middle East, least talented among them Zawahiri.
    By the way, I'll bet you still absolutely can't comprehend why the Infidels in general (and lately in the last 60 years in partcular the Jews) keep embarassing you chosen people by kicking your collective a$s$ all over the Middle East. It must explain why you resort to planting bombs and killing women out shopping or children riding on a schoolbus; everytime time in the past 100 or so years you tried to fight like men you got the living sh– kicked out of you. To give your forebearers credit, though, at least they fought like men, and didn't hide in mosques, hide in hospitals, or generally act like they don't have a pair like your current generation of "Lions".
    Hey man, looking for your old boss? Sorry – he got some brain salad surgery after hiding like the rat he was behind two women in Paki. He's gone, he's fish food, dude. If the afterlife, what with the virgin thing and all, was so great, why didn't he go there long ago, man? Must of been too busy checking out some porn, doing drugs, watching videos of himself while rocking back and forth, drinking alcohol in contrast to his supposed piety, to bother going to hook up with the 72 nymphs promised.

    September 12, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Reply
    • canadian

      look the truth is hard to read. it is not the truth that USA is getting poor . why other country are not in the war? but the USA why no ones like the American people ?I was living there for 4 years .I left caz I didnt want to be in with them. look you made fun of my English skill. it means that American people are like animals killing each others and making fun of others . they must thank about their kids futures that the kids there are using drugs and much more . and they are talking bad about other country.I been reading all the points that people were wrting it so bad and like wild animals. my english is good but i want to write not good caz the middle eastern people can able to read it easy english. they must know that we canadian are not with the American people we like muslims more then American people.

      September 12, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Reply
  44. Stephanie Gaskell

    September 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Reply
    • Richard

      F- off, fame whore.

      September 12, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Reply
  45. das272

    I wonder how many fleas are in that beard. lol

    September 12, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Reply
    • UFO911

      You are wronged, They Pray Five times Minumus which requires to wash your Bear Five Times unlike other Religions.
      Beside Beard is a Nobal Virture to have. All Prophets of God Had it. Did you see a Jesus in a shaving face. NO
      i would love to listen this guy's audio series talk what he has to say. Beside CNN and Goverment say so.

      September 12, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Reply
    • commentposter


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  46. ohsnap


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  47. Richard

    I agree with Vladimir Putin; these fanatics don't see us as human or alive, just as obstacles to their plan for global jihad. We should stop pretending it's cultural (like all the apologist leftists tell us) because this IS Islam and we need to wipe it off the face of the Earth or WE will be wiped off the face of the Earth.

    September 12, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Reply
    • Truthiness

      This is my opinion and mine alone. I take responsibility for my thought and words.
      It's a sad fact that so many millions of good and honest middle eastern people will eventually be killed because Muslim countries are growing, training and producing professional murderers and terrorists. This makes me sad, as I work with a few muslims and a couple of buddists. They are good people in whom I would trust my life.

      I don't want anyone to die that is good, honest and an asset to the human race. Yet, I would not care if terrorists and murders and rapists and torturers are killed in masse. Just like spiders and cockroaches, terrorists have no redeaming value. Terrorists are the cancer, the disease that ties the hands of the world.

      The world (USA) will eventually reach a boiling point and overreact? to terrorist activity. And when this happens, these countries that allowed these evil people to grow and prosper, will be wiped off the face of the earth. Don't be naive, this will happen unless Muslims stop Muslims from destroying the world. The world will win this one. There will be a day that there are no more terrorists on planet Earth.
      Muslims preach peace, and then bomb school buses, killing innocent children. Then the terrorists get scared and run hide in their churches. They even hide ammunition and bombs in churches. If this continues, I predict that every muslim church on the planet will be taken apart brick by brick. The terriified little murderers will have no where else to hide.

      NATO and the USA has not yet removed their boxing gloves. They can destory entire nations in a blink of the eye if they really wanted to. I'd advise you terrorists to not piss them off. If you are a terrorist and you work alone? Well too bad for your family and nation. You are never really alone. You mess with the United States one time too many and your family and everyone you ever met will be gone forever. And when this happens, I hope your sorry ass is still alive ...just so you know that YOU were responsible for the death of your family, friends, and foerfathers and your nation.

      REAL muslim men don't have to be GIVEN 72 virgins in their pretend heaven. REAL men have wives, and sisters and families that they support, love and care for in THIS world. To hell with the pretend, 72 fat, desease ridden virgins you terrorists want to rape in heaven. To hell with all of you evil doers. Evil will die the death and will see it's part in THE pit at he bottom of Hell itself. It just seems to me that Muslem terrorists are more iterested in death than life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. What a f-u way to live!! Muslems need to acquire an education and learn right from wrong and how to educate their children, grow crops, catch fish, have beard parties, etc. Instead muslem terrorists concentrate on how to kill the innocent. As I ponder this equation, I don't see a future for the muslem nation at all, unless they real in and control their fanatics. And in addition. I think that if any country attacks Israel, this will be the straw that broke the camels back. Go and prepare a place in the mountains where you may survive the warfare that the terrorists have brought to you frount doors. IF only the terrorism would stop, all killing would stop. If not, then in the future people will ask....What is a Muslim? You see they all destroyed themselves.

      September 12, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Reply
  48. YOO


    September 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Reply
  49. Don H

    Why even give publicity to these clowns really. Cut the crap this guy here looks like a crack head from, Brooklyn lol. Stop with the bull and lets move on 2.0 lol 10 years later and we say 2.0 haha funny.

    September 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Reply
    • Larry

      Know how to make someone from the Middle East speechless? Superglue their index fingers to their palms.....

      September 12, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Reply
  50. SconnieGuz

    Go Fuck Yourself Al Queefda

    September 12, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Reply
  51. Jake

    I don't think anyone will ever confuse any of these jihadists as geniuses – cooped up in their little cubby-holes-in-hiding. Fellow Muslims worldwide already condemn their beliefs and their tiny little worlds will continue to shrink as technology allows them to be "found and exterminated" like the evil, vile and disgusting bugs they have proven to be. This is neither political or religious. Bad people usually meet their end in the same way they treat others. And if this world is truly one of evolution, the weak shall fall to the strong.

    September 12, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Reply
  52. Dot8

    Fight terror with terror, hate with hate, recruit middle eastern human bombs and have the U.S. pay their families royalties.

    September 12, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Reply
    • msparrothead

      Really? We are better than that...

      September 12, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      @Dot8 It's people like you who make this world a cruel, vile place to live. People too stupid to see that violence does not work and only causes problems. People too stupid to read history books and learn past mistakes. This guy must be American. Typical redneck.

      September 12, 2011 at 9:13 pm | Reply
  53. Reggie

    ROFL! I could read it for more laughs

    September 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  54. Dan

    Deafeating the Jihadists is very simple. You do unto them as they would do unto you. You kill them. You kill their children. You kill their brothers and sisters. You kill their parents. You kill their aunts and uncles. You kill their cousins. You killl their grandparents. You kill everyone traceable to their family lineage. If you do this to every identifiable terrorist who is dedicated to the harming the United States, very soon they will get the message. This is very harsh. Its a very harsh world that we live in. Look to nature.

    September 12, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Reply
    • canadian

      we must bring our army seals ,troops home from Afghanistan caz the Afghani are killing us daily. they even killed our seals who finaly killed OSAMA. we must bring them before they finsh all our yung troops .they are very strong the killed and cleaned the USSR in the 1980s yestarday 80 yung troops god almost killed why for what.the Muslimes in Afghanistan are killing our troops one by one, troops must come home plesae

      September 12, 2011 at 8:22 pm | Reply
      • True Canadian

        Wow, this "Canadian" really is some nutso writing from his extremist rathole outside Canada. His lack of grammar and lack of knowledge of Canadian culture indicates he's clearly some foreigner trying to stir up American-Canadian animosity.

        Please just disregard this nutbag. Remember that Canada and America stand together united.

        September 12, 2011 at 8:32 pm |
      • Jake

        Thanks for your help Canada. Really! How many of your citizens lost their lives in the 9-11 attacks? How about in Afghanistan and Iraq? How about World War II? You are almost as bad as the French. You're a whiners that should be thankful that you have a neighbor as powerful as the United States.

        September 12, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
      • Osama in Ocean

        @ Jake Please stop showing that you are just as ill/stupid as "Canadian".

        September 12, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
      • True North Strong and Free

        'Canadian' is an imposter; 'Jake', not too bright. Many Canadians have died in Afghanistan. We are a freedom-loving people and have defended freedom for more than two hundred years. Keep an eye out for the bi-centenary in 2012 (a word in the ear of our American friends: you lost that one, though Hollywood will no doubt pretend otherwise, or perhaps just conveniently forget 1812). Better luck in Afghanistan. This time you might just win–if you don't alienate your valiant neighbours and allies.

        September 12, 2011 at 9:33 pm |
      • Chad

        @True North Strong And Free
        The US did not lose the War of 1812. While we lost many of the battles along the US-Canadian border (and yes the British burned our capital), the war itself ended in a draw and resulted in a return to the status quo. Maybe you should read some history before trying to comment on what you don't know. It will keep you from looking like an idiot. Oh, and I have nothing against Canada or the Canadian people, just misinformed or uninformed people spouting a fake version of history to make themselves feel better.

        September 13, 2011 at 1:58 pm |
    • Bcw

      I love it !!! Best thing I've read all day

      September 12, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Reply
      • Andie Bannana

        Here here – true north strong and free and besides Canadians are good looking – not ugly like him...........ewe............sorry I can`t stress enough how ugly he is.

        September 12, 2011 at 10:06 pm |
    • Greg

      Wow!! Anger issues??? Let me guess, you call yourself a Christian too.

      Just to offer you some feedback on how your post sounded, let's entertain this scenario. You commit a robbery at a convenience store and murder the clerk and another innocent bystander. Then you go out and kill a parking lot full of people before the cops finally catch you as you speed down the highway. So, using your logic, let's kill you, your wife, your mother, your father, your siblings, your children, your cousins, your aunts and uncles, and anyone else in your family. That ought to pay for your heinous crime.

      If you truly believe that every muslim who is either in the arab world or in the United States is intent on bringing down America, I ask you to take a look at the scnario that I just presented, and not just look at it, but really think about it. Think about how ashamed all of those people in your family would be first of all, and then think about how they would feel having to pay for your crimes. That is exactly the scenario that you have presented. Think about the distant family member who doesn't even know you, and who you don't know either, but because he is related to you he must die.

      I am sure that you will read this and go away calling me all sorts of things...crazy left liberal for starters, and all sorts of other twisted names. That's alright. I can take it. This is a democracy. It is because of people like you that the United States is hated not only by muslim extremists, but also by other people who love peace and who hate war. I strongly urge you to take a look in the mirror before making such outlandish sweeping generalizations and comments about people again. Clean out your heart, then your brain, then your mouth.

      September 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Reply
      • Andie Bannana

        I`m having a hard time wrapping my head around how ugly he is let alone begin to think about the comments on gosh he truly is ugly................

        September 12, 2011 at 10:14 pm |
    • objectiveOpinion

      Well put. Wish you were in charge of our forces.

      September 12, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Reply
    • Jon

      Defeating the violent, fear mongering redneck is easy. You take away his Dick Cheney books. Run over his dog. Kill his pigs and cattle, steal his chewing tobacco and take a dump on his wife's face. Stupid hillbilly logic makes me laugh.

      September 12, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Reply
    • Cason

      OR, more likely, you'll create a hundred more terrorists.

      September 13, 2011 at 1:39 am | Reply
  55. Anti Terrorist

    I love that pic at the top of the page. It will make a great urinal target sticker.

    September 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Reply
    • Dev1lzAdv0ct

      Hahaha! That's awesome.. I think there's some money in your future.

      September 12, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Reply
    • Andie Bannana

      But did you see how ugly he is

      September 12, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Reply
  56. anonymous

    Who the heck is that guy, he looks like a chimp!

    September 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Reply
    • Anti Terrorist

      The raggedy assed beard covers up the non existent (weak) chin.

      September 12, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Reply
  57. morshu

    I didnt read any of it

    September 12, 2011 at 8:03 pm | Reply
  58. Dev1lzAdv0ct

    Hahahaha! Look at this guy... he looks like Gonzo in a White Robe! Are you kidding me?!?!

    September 12, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Reply
    • Osama in Ocean

      If you lived in a cave for months, you would also look like him. Let him recover and he will be normal looking in a decade or two.

      September 12, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Reply
  59. ss

    Next meal for the fishes in Arabian Sea (in the picture above) needs to put on some meat so that fishes can enjoy

    September 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Reply
    • Jake

      LOL! He is a skinny little jihadist, isn't he? There are so many comments already in play that I could comment on, but so far the best is from "albatross," who states, "Liberate their women, and the rest will take care of itself."

      As a husband of 25+ years and father of three daughters, these candy ass terrorists have no idea of the true meaning of jihad.

      And to the "canadian" in a rathole, we will hunt you down too!

      September 12, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Reply
      • Andie Bannana

        he`s a skinny little UGLY jihadist........................very ugly....................all of them UGLY!

        September 12, 2011 at 10:17 pm |
  60. autotoxic

    Bring on the alien invasion! B/c nobody is buying this load of bulls$@! anymore...

    September 12, 2011 at 7:51 pm | Reply
  61. Thoroughbred

    That face will look good in the cross hairs of the defenders of this great land.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Reply
  62. Saxxon

    "Al Qaeda 2.0: What the next 10 years will bring"

    That's easy to answer: A LOT more dead Al Qaeda members!

    September 12, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  63. the Prophet Muhamandcheese

    Let's see. The next 10 years will bring more moslems asking for asylum in western countries, then trying to re-create the oppressive, backward carphole they left. It will bring more "peaceful" imans telling young boys and girls that murderers are given special treatment in heaven. It will bring more moslem fathers that insist their daughters be veiled as soon as they leave the womb. It will bring more pretend tears over "Palestine" instead of acknowledgement that the arabs could create Palestine by giving back the land taken in the British Mandate by Syria, Egypt and Jordan. It will bring more dead innocent civilians and many more dead moslems. So, more of the same.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Reply
  64. Thoroughbred

    I am compelled to post, although this is a rarity for me. America is not a perfect place; never was – never will be. But, the fact of life today is that everybody in the Global "village" wants to live here and exploit the freedom that has been won over hundreds of years by the sacrifice of millions of lives. Those heroes established and preseverved the freedom we enjoy. The fabric of American life came for foreign lands, with the intake of people from every geography who adopted our way of life and contributed to the mosaic of our culture. Now there are those who educate themselves here and return to their homeland to scheme and plan our demise so that they can establish a re-patriated society and establish a new order of hatred, cruelty under the mantra of a perverse idiology that suits their whim – all of this in the name of their god. More mortals have given up their lives in the name of god than for any other purpose. The evil (and ugly one at that) who is pictured in your articlle will well serve his god to be next up in the cross hairs of the defenders of this great country. After which I would suggest we say: NEXT!

    The gradual and sequencial elimination of the fanatical instigators of this shameful ideology will assure that the world will be a safer place.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Reply
  65. Danzoid

    What will the next 10 years bring in regards to Al Scum Qaeda? Probably more pictures of Ayman "Lumphead" al-Zawahiri or Adam "Metalhead" Gadahn lecturing the rest of us and righteously, emphatically pointing their fingers at the camera while pontificating that if you don't think exactly like them and have their exact same viewpoint of the Creator than you aren't really, fully a human and deserve death, which in their view is pleasing to God, or Allah, etc. Morevover, if a Lion of Islam (actually cockroach dog) loses his life mercilessly murdering such infidels as children, women, and senior citizens who don't think exactly like Al Qaeda says they were supposed to think, then the lion (roach) is rewarded with 72 little nymphs in the afterlife in have sex with.
    That's what the next 10 years look lke, more dealing with and eliminating human garbage who obviously can't be reasoned with.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Reply
    • canadian

      so far USA are loosing and brain washing his people .people there are loosing jobs,homes,even killing each others

      September 12, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Reply
      • Osama in Ocean

        If you are really Canadian you will know the answer to this question: There was a major controversy that was caused by a magazine in Canada in 2011. What was the point of the controversial article?

        September 12, 2011 at 8:29 pm |
      • Osama in Ocean

        Time is up. You are not Canadian.

        September 12, 2011 at 9:01 pm |
      • Danzoid

        To "Canadian" in regards to your posting: "so far USA are loosing and brain washing his people .people there are loosing jobs,homes,even killing each others"
        Due to the poor spelling and grammar, either you are likely an internot troll who likes to stir up intelligent conversation by acting like a stupid f-, or you are really a stupid follower of the failed philosophy of the long string of radical philosophers from the Middle East, least talented among them Zawahiri.
        By the way, I'll bet you still absolutely can't comprehend why the Infidels in general (and lately in the last 60 years in partcular the Jews) keep embarassing you chosen people by kicking your collective a$s$ all over the Middle East. It must explain why you resort to planting bombs and killing women out shopping or children riding on a schoolbus; everytime time in the past 100 or so years you tried to fight like men you got the living sh– kicked out of you. To give your forebearers credit, though, at least they fought like men, and didn't hide in mosques, hide in hospitals, or generally act like they don't have a pair like your current generation of "Lions".
        Hey man, looking for your old boss? Sorry – he got some brain salad surgery after hiding like the rat he was behind two women in Paki. He's gone, he's fish food, dude. If the afterlife, what with the virgin thing and all, was so great, why didn't he go there long ago, man? Must of been too busy checking out some porn, doing drugs, watching videos of himself while rocking back and forth, drinking alcohol in contrast to his supposed piety, to bother going to hook up with the 72 nymphs promised.

        September 12, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
      • my give a dam is broken

        Osama in ocean. im canadian and i dont even know that answer to that question. i dont read all the retarded magazines out there now.. dont care what stars had lipo or got married/divorsed. half the time i dont even come on this site.. not everyone is news and magazine junkies up here.. im not putting you down im just saying you cant say someone is not a canadian just cause they cant answer your question.

        September 12, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
  66. Alfredo

    Why do all these Muslim jihadists insist on wearing the fake big nose and glasses. Oh sorry, that's real....

    September 12, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Reply
    • Dennis

      That's actually his butt with a big wart on it.

      September 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Reply
  67. Tony

    BE AFRAID! BE VERY AFRAID! It is necessary for Obama to keep up the fear mongering too...... So odd? So Bush – Like.......

    September 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • Clint, Wa.

      Hate and fear mongering, Palin and the rest of the GOP will soon join.

      September 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Reply
    • scotteos

      It is only fear mongering when no significant attacks occur... but what happens after a successful attack? Is it fear mongering then? Was it fear mongering after the 9/11 attacks? Perspective man, perspective. It isn't fear mongering to be aware of, and prepared for, threats. That is called foresight.

      September 12, 2011 at 7:52 pm | Reply
  68. 2/8

    ....Chicken Al Qaeda......Beef Al Qaeda......Rice Al Qaeda in spicy Baath sauce.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • Dev1lzAdv0ct


      September 12, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Reply
  69. TonyUK

    Al Qaeda 2.0
    What kind of a headline is that. Sounds like a software upgrade.Have Al Qaeda stormed Microsoft and took over?.Weres the download link so i can upgrade software my pc and do they have it for PS3.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • 2/8


      September 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm | Reply
    • TonyUK

      I installed Al aeda 2.0 on my lap top .Dont download i lost an arm and a foot and now one of my legs is shorter than the other so now when i walk i walk in circles.

      September 12, 2011 at 7:27 pm | Reply
      • Al Kider

        There's a patch for that. It goes over one of your eyes.

        September 14, 2011 at 11:52 am |
  70. 2/8

    .....I still think Al Qaeda sounds like a side-dish.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Reply
  71. Khanh Huynh, Montreal

    Maybe we have to consider Al Qaeda as a virus or a disease and try to find a cure for it. It may take years but with courage and efforts we can always find a right treatment for it. First step, go to the source habitat of "the thing" ( Like in the movie with same name) and kill it from there.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:19 pm | Reply
  72. Majnoon

    This mother fu_ker should be burnt to death ASAP. I love to be the one to pour the gasoline on him and strike a match.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Reply
    • Barry

      Yes Indeed

      September 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Reply
  73. Carlos

    You are orders of magnitude more likely to die as the result of a drunk driver or texting teen driver than you are by the hand of an islamic terrorist. Yet we just can't stop spending money for false sense of securty at the airports. Give me a break CNN.

    September 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Reply
    • ohsnap

      Tell that to the families of the victims of 9/11.

      September 12, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Reply
  74. Dennis

    He's actually saying: "I have a weanie this big and I just love to play with it."

    September 12, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Reply
    • Carlos

      You mean, "my goat loves to play with it"

      September 12, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Reply
    • isitforrealoritsfairytale

      his goat and his hands, they take turns in non logical terms, some times together .... oh then there is three some

      September 12, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Reply
      • Andie Bannana

        so would that be the goat, the camel and him? OMG is he ever ugly – and i think i see some bugs in his beard............very ugly man......................UGLY....i yi yi yi .....he's just too ugly...........maybe we should get his address and send him some razors and lice shampoo..............

        September 12, 2011 at 9:35 pm |
    • Dev1lzAdv0ct

      AAHAHAHA!! My drink just shot out of my nose! Damn you!! 🙂

      September 12, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Reply
    • Andie Bannana

      Please take that picture off of CNN – he's too ugly..............

      September 12, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Reply
  75. XYZ

    6G ??

    September 12, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Reply
    • Andie Bannana

      Holy – that guy is so ugly – I bet when the goats see him the run away...............and that's why Canada is on top and the American's on the bottom – oh yeah – proud to be living in Northern Canada...........where there are no goats and no ugly bearded men running around in dirty bed sheets...................oh boy is that guy ever ugly..............someone help him – Jenny Craig? Wait – I know someone who has a beauty stick they can beat him with....................

      September 12, 2011 at 9:32 pm | Reply
  76. Chuck

    This guy probably has an office in Langley, Va.

    September 12, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Reply
    • Andie Bannana

      Did you happen to notice any bugs in his beard? I think North America needs to send razors and shampoo over there............................................that's an ugly guy if i ever saw one – yep ugly.

      September 12, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  77. LiberalNN

    Hopefully plenty of drone strikes. DIE YOU TERRORIST SCUM

    September 12, 2011 at 6:50 pm | Reply
    • bonesbone

      Who cares about these towel-heads, we got Navy Seal Team 6.... begin it !!!!

      September 12, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Reply
      • Andie Bannana

        But considering how ugly he is i would hope his ugliness does not scare off the seals..............OMG he's ugly....bleghk.

        September 12, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
  78. nick rymond


    September 12, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Reply
    • Be-Happy9/11

      Are you kidding? We Americans are not blind and we are not stupid. The world is not stupid. We know, seen and are still seeing what Islamic jihads have done, planning and are doing turning upside down everything they touch with destruction. Who needs enemies with your sadistic cults around - terrorism, killing, lies of propaganda and etc etc. Fundamental Islamic does not just hate America because they believe America has encroached upon the Middle East, but fundamental Islamic hates because it wants to hate. It preaches to take over and control the world, but that's not going to happen.

      September 12, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Reply
    • canadian

      so far you are the best of all these people that are writing

      September 12, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Reply
    • Andie Bannana

      Well did you happen to ntoice how ugly he is? BLEGHK....ugly ewe he's ugly...................

      September 12, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Reply
    • Andie Bannana

      Nick – I know what I`m talking about – and I know when I see an UGLY man – and he is UGLY.

      September 12, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Reply
  79. nick rymond


    September 12, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Reply
    • isitforrealoritsfairytale

      Al Curma people have reserved a beautiful underground toilet in their mansion for you one of their own to live in when you get back to afghan country.

      September 12, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Reply
    • Not+Convinced+

      Yeah? In your country, in your "world", a female only has to accidentally uncover her head or look over at another man and the whole jihad community turns on her and beheads her or shoots her, and all without due course of a trial. She is no better than an animal to be used to reproduce children. She is not honored, protected, loved nor respected. So don't preach to us about murderers. Clean "house" before you write/speak or judge America or anyone.

      September 12, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Reply
    • canadian

      Dear Nick I wish all the American people be like to know the truth.

      September 12, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  80. Phil

    Someone kill this POS already.....

    September 12, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Reply
  81. isitforrealoritsfairytale

    Al Curma people, please find a decent job that actually pays hourly and stop blaming west for you joblessness and hate. Also maybe try some afghan some drug that help you child the S* down.

    September 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Reply
  82. isitforrealoritsfairytale

    That guy stink inside and out of its Arab man under garment. Somebody give him some hummus to take bath in.

    September 12, 2011 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  83. mle

    Let's cook Al Qaeda for breakfast just like Bin Ladin.

    September 12, 2011 at 6:28 pm | Reply
  84. Peikovian

    Ten years from now Al-Qaeda will be 1000 years behind the West but will continue to steal technology Al-Qaeda didn't design or create in order to fight a war against modern life. Considering that mystics are too insane to value the real world, they will stop at nothing, and it becomes necessary to fight them with total war.

    September 12, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Reply
    • Justice4All

      AlQueda are too cowardly to join up with an Islamic nation; if they did they'd be recognizable enough to be dealt with rather than us having to dig for these dogs in the caves to find them. But let's pray and hope they never attain a country of their own.

      September 12, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Reply
  85. Bob

    Is the guy in the picture the same guy as in the movie "The Jewel of the Nile"? LOL

    September 12, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Reply
    • Deeeken

      HAHAHAHA I knew i recognized him! He is the Jewel!

      September 12, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Reply
    • MovieMaker&Analyzer

      It was a bad movie.

      September 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Reply
  86. krehator

    Can someone else beta test this version?

    September 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Reply
  87. Nick

    Just the fact that we are spending and will continue to spend billions "fighting" Al Qaida, means they have won and will continue to win.

    September 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Reply
    • trey

      dude that makes no sense.

      September 12, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Reply
      • max

        It makes perfect sense

        September 12, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
    • Richard

      Declare total war and it will be money well-spent. No more losing methodology like "Vietnam" style winning of hearts and minds. Wipe them out where you find them.

      September 12, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  88. Edward B

    God stfu CNN.

    September 12, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Reply
  89. matt houston

    The destruction of Islam will not be brought forth by Western non-Muslim forces. It will be brought about by Al Qaeda. This I assure you.

    September 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Reply
    • Joe Cool


      September 12, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Reply
  90. MadCityBabe

    those crazy ragheads are so yesterday's news.....get a clue you even know anymore what that stick up you a$$ is about?! Get over yourselves and be peaceful......

    September 12, 2011 at 5:49 pm | Reply
    • Jonny Hoodin

      People like you are the problem.

      September 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  91. this for the guy who said fuck canada

    you are a complete idiotand it is cowards such as you that cause alot of problems in this world,go frack yourself,I luv my American brothersw

    September 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Reply
    • True Canadian

      Don't worry about it. I think he was just reacting to the idiotic comment put up by "Canadian", who is clearly not a Canadian but probably some nutsack sitting in his rat infested extremist hole wherever he is. Like you said, I luv my American brothers. We're all in it together against extremism.

      September 12, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Reply
  92. nomad

    Your day is near,and we know where you sleep.The men that stand outside at night cannot protect you.

    September 12, 2011 at 5:44 pm | Reply
  93. Robert

    So do all those Liberal Westernized Muslims represent true Islam OR is it the hardline Jihadists? Only time, and courage on the part of Muslims not living in the West, will tell.

    September 12, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Reply
  94. albatross

    Liberate their women and they'll do the rest.

    September 12, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Reply
    • sean

      you mean take their women clothes off so you can judge them with their a$$ and breast size

      September 12, 2011 at 6:48 pm | Reply
  95. EXOPS

    If it is such an honor to die, why is he still alive? These aren't men, these are cowards. If you want to fight go to war man to man, but to kill women and children and then say it is in the name of G-d which from my education preaches love and compassion is blasphemy. On 911, they wanted to get the world's attention by their atrocities and what was the result, more of their Muselum brothers and sister's killed both collaterally and peripherally during suicide attacks.? This is the same people who brought you honor killings. If my daughter wanted to date someone who wasn't of our faith and he was good to her, loved her and made her happy, I would support her decision. These animals treat their women and daughters like chattel. I personally would love to be back in the field and have this ass*ole in my cross hairs because it would be my honor to personally introduce him to Allah!

    September 12, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Reply
    • sean

      what about those nuns in Churches across America are being treated like chattel. They are covered had to toe. no but nuns are serving God. exactly to cover your women is not the order of their husband but the Order of the Creator who made all of us from a single cell of sperm. CNN shows what they want you to see.There Women live a way better life then men. Nuns are not even allow to marry, that's a shame. Muslims are not allow to have a girl freind boy friend relation ship. West are treating women like a toy. use it and throw it. How many times happens when you sleep with a women then men looses interest. oh I already had her next one. But these men get marry to women and treating all women same. Equal right to every women. I know there are men who stick to the same women after having a relation ship. But most men in America right now are not treating women same as they suppose to.

      September 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm | Reply
      • Al Kider

        You may be slightly unclear about what a 'nun' is, my young friend. No one makes a girl become a nun.

        September 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm |
  96. julianpenrod

    Part of the "New Insight" on the "war on 'terror'" is that "terrorism" cannot be halted. That, because it is an individuaol responser to another nation's actions, whether as a "lone wolf" or part of a private organization, as each is removed, more can always arrive, just because they are inclined to, and many likely will be even more prone to enter aggression out of anger of their relatives being killed by the U.S. This certainly goes beyond the GOP promoted notion of a mini-state called "al Qaeda” which represents all “terrorism” in the world, with all “terrorist” activities being cleared through its channels, and, if toppled, will mean no one ever again will be able to commit a “terrorist” act. Many will praise this as more enlightened and realistic, but therein can lie a danger. Because it still promotes the New World Order goal of an eternal war! In fact, it promotes it more readily than Bush’s claims. The Bush Administration policy would be simply to declare it a conventional style war and lie about it actually having been won. This describes it as non-conventional and, because of that, utterly un-winnable or un-ending.
    And many, tragically, can be swindled by that into embracing deeply and inherently, the idea that the conflict can never end, that, indeed, any suggestions of there being no amorphouse unseen threat always hanging over Americans’ heads promising monstrous attacks would be unreasonable in the extreme. And this is a big step in arranging the complete nullification of all rights.
    Except that there is a fatal flaw in this perception that those who don’t want to protect human rights from the New World Order steadfastly refuse ever to mention!
    They insist that the condition of always be in danger of huge attacks is an unquestionable reality of the world.
    But they’re lying.
    Because not only is such a condition of, at best, persistent minimal threat possible, it existed!
    Before September 11!
    For 225 years the nation had gone on with no gigantic “terrorist” attack on the level of September 11! Minor individual occurrences here and there, but nothing to match the events of that day. The technology certainly was always there to carry out those kind of attacks. Presumably, the resentment and anger against the U.S. was there. But no attacks! Why?
    The crucial question that New World Order thugs don’t want considered. What was the U.S. doing right? What was America doing in those days that kept these kind of occurrences from taking place?
    More large scale “terrorist” events, from Mardrid to London to Mumbai, to “shoe bombs” to “underwear bombs” t0o bombs in printer cartridges to anthrax in letters, in the past decxade than in the entire century before! Why? Why is all this happening now?
    Since this is all manufactured by the New World Order, they cannot address it by going after facts. But, being liars, that’s not how they operate. They don’t seek to content everyone with the legitimacy of their answers, only the dim-witted who want their thinking done for them. And that ilk resonate to demosntrations of malignance, arrogance and venom. Those who respond to this only with summary dismissals of the statement without explanation, shows of contempt and viciousness, mockery, vulgarity are serving the NWO cause.

    September 12, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Reply
    • TNJ

      Dumb + paranoid = dumbanoid. Henceforth you shall be know as dumbanoid.

      September 12, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Reply
      • Brian

        Obviously you have been living under a rock.
        Of course he is paranoid but that does not make him wrong.
        When the group was being watched by the fbi and cia this group of people were marked as agent of a foreign govt.
        Today that group renamed themelves as AIPAC and many of the members are still agents and if you join them then ou will be watched closely. Today those who do not know they are agents are christian evangelicals bent on eternal wars for the bible and are sick of not warring for theor god across the globe wipth their heart cry being wiped on their sleeves as a blaphemous hagee said hitler did the work god! Is that the type of people you would stand with? Not me.

        Those same weirdo cult members have control of congress to make sure our troops stay in the middle east countries to keep them weak so that israel can do a easy land grab per the rules of the bible. And israel will cry victimhood status when doing their future land grab with lots of cries...... Yes. Nt the muslims fault at all but in the near future it will be evangelicals and israels fau lt fowr the next slaughter that will happen. This is a religious war between muslim and hebrew and america has nothing to do with it. Name one american in the bible.

        September 12, 2011 at 6:52 pm |
  97. canadian

    look American people are like dogs. when you tell to a dog to set, the poor dog will set when you tell a dog to get up the dog will get up. without knowing why, what I am trying to say that American people been brain washing

    September 12, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Reply
    • fuck canada

      yeah don't you go make a snow cone filthy canadian. canadians are to retarded to even design a meaningful flag

      September 12, 2011 at 5:38 pm | Reply
    • True Canadian

      From a real Canadian to you (clearly a fake Canadian writing your message from some rathole), your comment shows that you lack culture and intelligence. You can rest assured that Americans and Canadians don't behave like the coward you do.

      September 12, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Reply
      • ohsnap

        And we have better language skills.

        September 12, 2011 at 8:43 pm |
    • canadi4n

      Notice how the Americans over react even though it's clearly not a Canadian ranting. That's why the world loves them.

      September 12, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Reply
    • Al Kider

      Yes, I too am in 'canada,' and as I ride my camel across the sands of 'canada,' I ask my goat "Jacques" how Americans can be so dumb.

      September 13, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  98. albatross

    These f-ers think they can take on the world? It all begins at home. Liberate their women, and the rest will take care of itself.

    September 12, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Reply
  99. Cheeseburger

    Remember, to them, lying to an infidel is not lying at all, so lying is okay. I believe we call it sociopathic behavior. Their "right" is so superior to our wrong that they are oblivious to any normal convention. I believe our prisons are full of people with the same twisted thinking. But they are smart, you have to give them that. They use our own insane political correctness to their advantage.

    September 12, 2011 at 5:15 pm | Reply
    • Andie Bannana

      I bet they got the most ugliest of all of them and said 0 you be the leader................

      September 12, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Reply
    • Al Kider

      I have found that many Christians also believe that they have no need to be truthful to those who are not members of their local house of worship, or who belong to other denominations. Our new plan for al-Qaeda is to become a service organization specializing in airline food, and we think we could maximize our profits that way. "Indigestion to America!"™

      September 13, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Reply
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