This guy again. He can sure spin a yarn, too, as shown below, but his novel would lack continuity. “Yemen: Al-Qaeda no.2 urges ‘9/11’ style Jihad against Israel,” from AdnKronos International, August 19:
Rome, 19 August (AKI) – A top Al-Qaeda commander in Yemen has urged Arab military pilots to fly their planes into Israeli targets replicating the deadly 11 September 2001 attacks on American cities, the Daily Beast website reported.
The Yemen branch of Al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, Saeed al-Shehri, purportedly issued the call in an audio message, the Daily Beast said.
In the message, Al-Shehri ordered jihadists to exploit a future war between the Jewish State and Iran.
An all-out regional war is expected to break out after Israel launches a strike again Tehran’s nuclear facilities, al-Sheri said.
Iran’s Shia government will blame Saudi Arabia for helping Israel attack its nuclear installations and will use this as an excuse to seize the holy Saudi cities of Mecca and Medina, he predicted.
After Israel took out its nuke facilities and Iran tied up its resources in retaliating?
Israel will seize fresh territory in the Middle East to establish “the greater state of Israel,” he claims.
So the jihadists will lose again and demand a do-over?
The “Shura Council of the Mujahadeen in the Arabian Peninsula” has held a meeting to prepare for such a war, al-Shehri said.
He urged followers to assassinate Arab leaders, citing the example of the “tyrant Anwar Sadat,” the Egyptian president murdered by Islamic radicals.
Shehri was held in the US prison camp at Guantanamo for six years after being caught in Pakistan in December 2001. After being sent back to his native Saudi Arabia, he fled to Yemen and helped set up Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
Gee, that went well.
He has been a strategist for AQAP and terrorism experts say he was behind the plot to assassinate Saudi Arabia’s deputy interior minister, Muhammad bin Nayef last year which only narrowly failed.