Obama and al-Qaeda

November 21, 2008

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian doctor who is al-Qaeda's number 2, has released a tape where he blasts President-elect Barack Obama as a "house slave" whose policies will be no different than George W.Bush's. This may signal either an al-Qaeda call rallying dormant troops or real worry that Obama's appeal may dry up al-Qaeda's source of recruitment among young, disenfranchised Muslims. Pepe Escobar argues that Obama has a unique opportunity - in ideological terms - to render al-Qaeda totally irrelevant.

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian doctor who is al-Qaeda's number 2, has released a tape where he blasts President-elect Barack Obama as a "house slave" whose policies will be no different than George W.Bush's. This may signal either an al-Qaeda call rallying dormant troops or real worry that Obama's appeal may dry up al-Qaeda's source of recruitment among young, disenfranchised Muslims. Pepe Escobar argues that Obama has a unique opportunity - in ideological terms - to render al-Qaeda totally irrelevant.



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