Al-Qaida leader Zawahiri in Pakistan: Pentagon

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  1. Oracle

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    WASHINGTON: Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri is still in Pakistan, a Pentagon official said Wednesday, following the release of a video in which Osama bin Laden's successor blasts the United States.

    "We have no information to indicate that he is anywhere else than in Pakistan," Pentagon spokesman George Little said.

    Zawahiri, a veteran Egyptian militant and long-time al-Qaida number two, took over the jihadist network after bin Laden was killed in a clandestine raid by US Navy commandos in Pakistan on May 2.

    Like his slain Saudi-born co-conspirator, Zawahiri has been in hiding since the United States declared a "war on terror" after the September 11, 2001 attacks, and invaded Afghanistan whose Taliban leaders had harbored bin Laden.

    Zawahiri -- in the 62-minute video entitled "The Dawn of Imminent Victory," and which featured a speech by bin Laden -- said he was praying this year's Arab Spring would be followed by a "gloomy, bitter-cold American winter."

    "The popular revolutions, he stated, are a form of defeat for the United States, just as the 9/11 attacks and its alleged lack of success in Afghanistan and Iraq were also defeats," the US monitoring service SITE said.

    Zawahiri was only shown in a still picture in the video, which was released by al-Qaida's media arm, as-Sahab, and posted on jihadist websites Monday.

    The Pentagon said the footage of bin Laden in the video appeared to be the same material found in the US raid on his Pakistan hideout in May, which Washington released but without its soundtrack.

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    I'd be surprised if he was NOT in Pakistan.
     
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    Team 7,you're up.
     
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    well where will the son go ????????????to his mother na simple. pak-kis-tan is the mother of all terrorist.
     
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    It would be interesting, if Zawahiri is tracked and killed in Pakistan by US forces. But I guess, pakis have already prepared a long list of excuses and shamed they are not.
     
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    Pakis won't let that kind of thing happen this time around, I think or at least they will try their best to subvert such an action, since if such an action as the Osama killing is repeated, then even Pakistanis will admit that their defense and intelligence is trash, whereas currently they are held in high regard by their countrymen.

    Anyway, its obvious to the world now, that all these rag heads can end up nowhere other than Pakistan-Afghanistan, so I will hardly surprised if this Zawahiri character does turn up somewhere near to Laden's lair.
     

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