March 17, 2010

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS DEEPER THAN DEAD IN A CAVE IN TORA BORA?::

Al-Qaeda crippled as leaders stay in hiding, CIA chief says (Joby Warrick and Peter Finn, 3/17/10, Washington Post)

Relentless attacks against al-Qaeda in the Pakistan tribal region appear to have driven Osama bin Laden and other top leaders deeper into hiding, leaving the organization rudderless and less capable of planning sophisticated operations, CIA Director Leon Panetta said Wednesday.

So profound is al-Qaeda's disarray that one of its lieutenants, in a recently intercepted message, pleaded to bin Laden to come to the group's rescue and provide some leadership, Panetta told The Washington Post in an interview.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 17, 2010 4:23 PM
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