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Al-Qaida Letter Outlines Future Tactics

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted October 13, 2005

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Ayman al-Zawahri's Letter Outlines Future Tactics

Sometime over the past summer the U.S. military acquired a letter from Ayman al-Zawahri, Al-Qaida's second in command, to his top deputy in Iraq.

In the letter al-Zawahri, says America "ran and left" during the Vietnam conflict and the jihadists must have a prepared strategy ready if the U.S should suddenly leave Iraq.

"Things may develop faster than we imagine," al-Zawahri wrote, "The aftermath of the collapse of American power in Vietnam - and how they ran and left their agents - is noteworthy. ... We must be ready starting now."

al-Zawahri also recommends a four-staged development of the war that would take the war to neighboring Muslim countries.

"It has always been my belief that the victory of Islam will never take place until a Muslim state is established ... in the heart of the Islamic world," al-Zawahri writes.

The letter also says that the terrorist organization's long-term plan is to expel the Americans from Iraq, establish an Islamic authority and take the war to Iraq's secular neighbors, including Lebanon, Jordan and Syria.

The final stage, al-Zawahri writes, would come to a head as Al-Qaida attacks Israel, which he says was established to challenge "any new Islamic entity."

Wealth Daily has obtained a copy of this letter, written in Arabic and translated by the U.S. government.

To read the full letter, click on the link below;

Ayman al-Zawahri's Letter

In a videotape aired on Arab satellite channel Al Jazeera on Monday, Ayman al-Zawahri, claimed that al-Qaida was in fact reposnsible for the London suicide bombings. Al-Zawaahri said that the attacks were carried out by the militant group to strike at "British arrogance."

al-Zawahri said on the tape, "The London attack is one of the attacks that al-Qaida ... had the honor of carrying out against Zionist, British arrogance, the aggression of the crusader British against the Muslim nation for over a hundred years."

He went on to criticize Britain for "the historical crime of setting up Israel and the continuing crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq."

"These and other attacks have revealed the true hypocritical face of Western civilization that talks about human rights and freedom only as long as it is in its interest," he said, citing the planned toughening of British security laws after the London blasts. "In their final testament, the heroic brothers in the London attacks ... provided great lessons to the Islamic nation and Muslims in Pakistan to oppose the infidels."

So what does this boil down it? Despite U.S. efforts Al-Qaida remains strong. Also remaining strong is Wealth Daily's position on the defense and security market. We're bullish.

Last Friday the Senate voted 97-0 to give President Bush $50 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the U.S. military efforts against terrorism.
This money pushes the total spending for the operations over $350 billion. Moreover, it sends bullish signals down Wealth Daily's spine for our defense and security plays.

This money is part of a $445 billion military spending bill for the budget year that began Oct. 1.

Military officers have informally the senate that they will need the money by mid-November to continue war operations.

The defense bull market is not over. It's only just beginning.

- Luke Burgess
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