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September 13, 2013 8:43 am

Al Qaeda Leader Threatens to ‘Bleed America Economically’ Via Small-Scale Attacks

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Al Qaeda's current leader Ayman al-Zawahiri (right) with Osama Bin Laden.

Telegraph – Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Al-Qaeda leader, has called on followers to commit attacks inside the US to “bleed America economically,” in a speech marking the anniversary of the 9/11 strikes. In an audio message released yesterday, Zawahiri laid out a plan of attack, saying he wanted a “few of the brothers” to commit small-scale strikes to trigger big spending by Washington on security, while awaiting the opportunity for a major onsalught later.

“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,” he said. Keeping America in such a state of tension and anticipation only required a few disparate attacks “here and there.”

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