– ZAWAHIRI CALLS TO “BLEED AMERICA ECONOMICALLY”
The leader of Al Qaeda, Ayman Al Zawahiri, has urged his followers to strike inside the US to “bleed America economically”, adding that the USA can be defeated by targeting its economy, according to a message posted on a website frequently used by the group on 09/13/2013.
“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,” Al Zawahiri, the successor to Osama Bin Laden, said in an audio speech, lasted 72 minutes, released online two days after the 12th anniversary of The 9/11.
Keeping America in such a state of tension and anticipation only required a few disparate attacks “here and there…as we defeated it in the gang warfare in Somalia, Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan, so we should follow it with …war on its own land. These disparate strikes can be done by one brother or a few of the brothers” he said.
At the same time, Muslims should seize any opportunity to stage small attacks or a “big strike” against the United States, even if this took years of patience, he said calling actually to “lone wolfs” to take and initiate attacks on American economic interests (see also – Gadhan 06.02.11 ).
In his audio speech, Ayman Al Zawahiri -who is believed to be hiding in the Pakistan-Afghanistan FATA region – said Muslims should refuse to buy goods from America and its allies, as such spending only helped to fund US military action in Muslim lands.
Al-Zawahiri spoke approvingly of one of the worst attacks on the US soil since The 9/11, the Boston Bombings in April 2013.
On Syria’s civil war, Ayman Al Zaqahiri addressed al-Qaeda-linked fighters – including many foreign fighters – who have taken an increasingly prominent role in the fight against President Bashar Assad‘s regime. America wants to use “the Muslim people as a means to topple the pro-Iran Baathist regime and install a secular government and peaceful to Israel”, Al Zaqahiri said. It “will try to push the mujahedeen to compromise with the secular factions and the enemies of Islam” (see – SYRIAN DILEMA ).
“I warn my brothers in Syria against any compromise with those factions. They have to learn the lesson of Egypt,” al-Zawahri said.
The message’s authenticity could not be independently confirmed.
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