Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

Al Qaeda’s Generational Shift – April 03, 2007

By Assaf Moghadam – as reported by CounterTerrorismBlog.org

“Today’s issue of the New York Times features an article about a new generation of Al Qaeda leaders that has apparently emerged under Osama bin Laden. Citing U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism officials, the article suggests that the new leaders “rose from within the organization after the death or capture of the operatives that built Al Qaeda before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, leading to surprise and dismay within United States intelligence agencies about the group’s ability to rebound from an American-led offensive.” The article also reports that the investigation into the August 2006 airline plot involving liquid explosives “has led officials to conclude that an Egyptian paramilitary commander called Abu Ubaidah al-Masri was the Qaeda operative in Pakistan orchestrating the attack.”

“If the reports are true, this latest piece of news further underscores how U.S. officials have continuously underestimated the resilience of Al Qaeda and associated entities. After 9/11, when a U.S.-led coalition dealt a heavy blow to Al Qaeda’s infrastructure in Afghanistan and captured or killed a large percentage of its membership, analysts were too quick to jump to the conclusion that Al Qaeda morphed, in its entirety, into a movement. While it is beyond doubt that Al Qaeda has branched out after 9/11 by empowering its affiliates and encouring them to carry out more independent attacks, most analysts assumed too quickly that Al Qaeda’s core was too eroded after 9/11 to pose a serious threat.”

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About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

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