Al-Qaeda Head to Militants: Think Smaller
Al-Zawahri likes the idea of attacks 'by one brother'
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 13, 2013 8:44 AM CDT
al-Qaeda's leader Ayman al-Zawahri is shown in video the AP obtained Feb. 12, 2012, from the SITE Intel Group.   (AP Photo/SITE Intel Group, File)

(Newser) – In a speech disseminated yesterday (a day after Sept. 11, points out Reuters), al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri pushed militants to think smaller. He asserted that attacks "by one brother or a few of the brothers" would have a big effect, explaining that "we should bleed America economically by provoking it to continue in its massive expenditure on its security, for the weak point of America is its economy, which has already begun to stagger due to the military and security expenditure." All that would be required to so is an attack "here and there."

Of course, he'd still like to see a "large strike ... even if it takes years of patience for this," CNN reports him as saying. In the meantime, he called on Muslims to eschew the US dollar and boycott American goods.

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1freeusa
Sep 13, 2013 7:13 PM CDT
A very intelligent way to wage war against a empire war machine like the U S A. Rome fell from financial plundering of the nation, Great Britian empire financial bankrupt from WW2. The Soviet Union fell from over burdening debt trying to keep up with the U S War machine. History will continue to repeat itself and we are it.
People_Suck
Sep 13, 2013 6:19 PM CDT
This guy needs to stop talking about his penis. No one cares.
EFYOU
Sep 13, 2013 4:35 PM CDT
Of course, he'd still like to see a "large strike ... even if it takes years of patience for this" Wanna make your f*king mind up already?