It is apparent that there is a limited view of what is really going on in the MENA arena. Zawahri is tied to the Muslim Brotherhood, who is beginning to appear to be the real underlying role player in the so called “Arab Spring” that most American policy makers (read the Administration) believe want democracy. It has become very apparent that is not the case. Zawahri’s ties therefore place him, and by association AQ, in tandem with
the Brotherhood. But the IC has completely missed this point because of their focus, or lack thereof….
By SCOTT SHANE
New York Times, June 16, 2011
WASHINGTON — American counterterrorism officials all but welcomed the announcement on Thursday that Ayman al-Zawahri would succeed Osama bin Laden as leader of Al Qaeda, arguing that his deep flaws are likely to weaken the core of the terrorist network.
Phi Beta Iota: Secular corruption is the common enemy of the people. The US Government is just as guilty of secular corruption as are the Arab government, and on a global scale, does vastly more damage to the Earth and commits vastly more crimes against humanity than any individual dictatorship. The general US public–and the so-called literati–have been dumbed down and channeled to the point that they are relatively useless as a countervailing force. Alone among the candidates for the Presidency, Ron Paul and Cynthia McKinney each in their respective ways, champion truth in governance.