The separate resolutions would symbolically delink al-Qaida and the Taliban and recognize their different agendas. While Al-Qaida is focused on worldwide jihad against the West and establishment of a religious state in the Muslim world, Taliban militants have focused on their own country and have shown little interest in attacking targets abroad.
Germany’s U.N. Ambassador Peter Wittig, who chairs the Security Council committee that currently monitors sanctions against the two groups, told reporters in Kabul earlier this month that separating the sanctions regimes would futher highlight “the significance of the political efforts that are ongoing in Afghanistan.”
Of course, none of us knew this. We have been waiting for the UN to reveal such a huge discovery… :roll:
Al Qaida has posted (again) on the page from which it intends to lead the global “jihad” (struggle), videos in which “Abu Musad Al Suri,” aka Syrian Mustafa Setmarian Nasar, a Spanish citizen, taught various techniques for carrying out attacks against civilian targets such as stadiums, trains, ships, airports and large buildings.
Those were already known recordings that recommended the use of kamikaze aircraft, as in the Sept/11 attacks and, in general, any explosive or weapon which would produce the most damage. But now, the videos have now been updated by the criminal group headed by Osama bin Laden, killed recently in Pakistan in a U.S. military action, and they have appeared after the new leaders, including Egyptian Ayman Al Zawahiri, have sworn revenge.
Spanish anti-terrorism experts consulted by La Razón emphasize that this does not increase the threat exists against the West after the death of Ben Laden, but “surely must be taken into account.” Setmarian was, until his arrest, one of the great theorists of the ‘military’ Al Qaida. This is a very dangerous terrorist, as evidenced by the recordings that have been broadcasted again.
Fox News is reporting that an Al Qaeda-affiliated website says Egypt-born Ayman al-Zawahri has succeeded Osama bin laden as head of the terror network. Bin Laden was killed in a U.S. commando raid in Pakistan last month. Al-Zawahri, who will turn 60 next week, had been bin Laden’s second in command.
Al Qaeda said in a video that western leaders are easy targets citing as examples Berlusconi and Pope Benedict XVI. In a 100-minute long video circulated on June 2 by the Al Qaeda media arm “As Sahab”, western leaders are described as easy targets, as they are less difficult to hit. The video message cites, as examples, Pope Benedict XVI, who was knocked down by a Swiss woman during the 2009 Christmas mass and Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who suffered face injuries when attacked by Massimo Tartaglia in Milan on December 13 2009
The Egyptian terrorist spends much of the 28 minutes of the recording to honor the leader of AlQaeda, killed last May 1 in an operation by U.S. special forces in Pakistan, after 10years of searching.
“Today, thank God, (United States) of America does not face an individual or a group… but a rebellious nation that has awakened from its sleep and gets up in the jihadist revival that challenge is wherever you are, “said Al Zawahiri.
Interpol believes that Al-Qaeda remains the most important global threat.
American-born al Qaeda spokesman Adam Gadahn calls on Muslims living in America to carry out deadly one-man terrorist acts using fully automatic weapons purchased at gun shows, and to target major institutions and public figures.
“What are you waiting for?” asks Gadahn in English, and then adds that jihadis shouldn’t worry about getting caught, since so many have been released. “Over these past few years, I’ve seen the release of many, many Mujahideen whom I had never even dreamed would regain their freedom.”