Thursday, June 16, 2011

Al Qaeda chooses new leader, lets everyone know

(CBS/AP) Al Qaeda's new leader is known mostly for his organizational and tactical cunning, but he's fueled by a deep hatred for the United States and the West, an anger made more personal by the deaths of his wife and two children in a U.S. airstrike following the 2001 U.S. invasion of Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks.

Odd how we instantly know so much about decisions at the core of this supposedly elusive group - just not where they are. It seems like they would keep the identity of their leader secret, sort of like organized Satanism.

If he really wants to destroy the Great Satan (the British Empire), he would get out of terrorism, get into politics and support Glass-Steagall. But then HE might get blown up by an "Islamic" terrorist.