Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Al Qaeda "content to take credit for any terrorist attack"

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- A U.S. counterterrorism official says the newly released tape of Osama bin Laden's chief deputy does not in itself demonstrate that al Qaeda planned or directed the terrorist attacks in London last July.
In the tape broadcast Monday on Al-Jazeera, Ayman al-Zawahiri claimed responsibility for the July bombings on mass transit in downtown London. The first attack on July 7 killed 56 people, including the four bombers. Two weeks later, four bombs failed to detonate.
The U.S. official said this is not the first time al Qaeda has hinted at responsibility for the attacks. Al-Zawahiri appeared on a previous tape in which he blamed the policies of British Prime Minister Tony Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush for the bombings.
But the counterterrorism official said al Qaeda seemed "content to take credit for any terrorist attacks."

This is a view that i am in tune with , it seems every single time there is a terrorist attack somewhere , two months later (if nobody else claims it) some Al-qaeda spokesman will claim credit .

It is becoming almost a running joke to me , It is obvious to all concerned that "Al Qaeda" had nothing at all to do with the London bomings , but it suits the US and the "terrorists" just fine if they jump in and take the credit


Blogger G_in_AL said...

they are kinda like the ACLU, they need some publicity, folks are not taking them as serious anymore... Al Qaeda has become a catch phrase instead of an orginization.

September 21, 2005 3:26 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

spot on G !!! (did i just say that lol)

thats exactly what they are ..

"A catch phrase"

hmmm not sure if i can get used to a world where we agree G (kidding)

September 21, 2005 4:25 am  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

that kinda gave me shivers....

September 21, 2005 12:34 pm  
Blogger Bassizzzt said...

At this point, any terrorist attack will suit .القاعدة

September 22, 2005 1:38 am  
Blogger G_in_AL said...

lol, do have that thing in your permanent clip board now?

September 22, 2005 1:58 pm  

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