Posted originally on the conservative tree house on August 1, 2022
This is weird. Ayman al-Zawahiri, who was always hiding in the same Afghanistan-Pakistan area where Osama Bin Laden was hiding out, was very old ten years ago in 2012 when he established the Libyan branch of al-Qaeda. [SEE CTH Archives] This guy is ancient by now.
Ayman al-Zawahiri was #2 to Bin Laden and elevated to #1 after his death. Ayman has a younger brother named Mohammed al-Zawahiri who was the Muslim Brotherhood organizer of the uprising in Egypt, and very likely the person who helped coordinate the 9/11/2012 protest on the U.S. Embassy in Cairo that happened on the same day as the attack in Benghazi.
According to media reporting, the CIA is claiming to have killed Ayman al-Zawahiri last weekend and Joe Biden is going to give a congratulatory speech about it tonight at 7:30pm ET. Something about this is odd, he was killed in Kabul, Afghanistan? Ayman al-Zawahiri was seriously old if he was still actually alive.
WASHINGTON DC – The United States killed Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri in a drone strike over the weekend, two people briefed on the operation told POLITICO.
In a statement to reporters, a senior administration official said “over the weekend, the United States conducted a counterterrorism operation against a significant Al Qaeda target in Afghanistan. The operation was successful and there were no civilian casualties.”
One of the people briefed on the operation said the strike in Kabul was led by the CIA. President Joe Biden plans to give a speech about “on a successful counterterrorism mission” at 7:30 p.m. (read more)
If, and that’s a big stretch for me at this point, if the story is correct…. then the Taliban wanted to get rid of Zawahiri due to some kind of power conflict. No way Zawahiri travels to Kabul (if he was really alive) and then gets picked-off by the CIA. Was he going there for medical treatment or was in an old folk’s home for retired terrorists?
The Wiki age on this guy is nonsense. He was way older than 71.
Here is a picture of Ayman (with Bin Laden) long before 9/11/01.
Here is the most recent picture of Ayman, attributed to 2021.
Something is fishy about this.
On the left is Ayman and Osama in Afghanistan (late ’90’s?), on the right is Ayman’s brother in Egypt (2012).