Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri has “requested” small-scale attacks inside the United States to "bleed America economically," Friday that he hopes will later lead to “a more significant strike,” according to the SITE monitoring service.
It should be assumed Zawahiri is high on the drone target list.
Zawahiri made his comments one day after the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 strikes. He declared the attacks should be made "by one brother or a few of the brothers" that would inevitably weaken the U.S. economy by triggering big spending on security, SITE reported.
Intelligence agencies throughout the Western world have long warned of "lone wolves" with direct or indirect connections to al-Qaida being the highest risk players in an ongoing game of counter-intelligence as the new 9/11 replacements of a more complex al Qaida from the past.
Zawahiri was quoted as declaring, "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."
Again, Zawahiri should keep a wary eye on the skies above him wherever he is hiding. He stressed the need to keep America in a state of tension with hit and miss 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."
Zawahiri’s “brothers” are responsible for the 9/11 attacks in 2001 that included hijacked airliners flown into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon in Washington, and a Pennsylvania field that killed approximately 3,000 Americans.
It can be assumed that drone technicians at Fort Irwin are seeking coordinates on Zawahiri’s position as this column is written.
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