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Al Qaeda 2nd In Disarray Warns On Al Jezerra

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The 2nd in "command" of Al Qaeda has said Blair's policies will result in further attacks, roughly 30 mins after the MPC cut rates. Remember that Al Qaeda have a reputation for attacks on financial targets.

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Hence mu statement "2nd in disarray" and my use of inverted commas for 'command'.

JASON BURKE, AUTHOR, ''AL QAEDA'':

During the investigation of the 1998 bombings, there is a walk-in source, Jamal al-Fadl, who is a Sudanese militant who was with bin Laden in the early 90s, who has been passed around a whole series of Middle East secret services, none of whom want much to do with him, and who ends up in America and is taken on by -- uh -- the American government, effectively, as a key prosecution witness and is given a huge amount of American taxpayers' money at the same time. And his account is used as raw material to build up a picture of Al Qaeda. The picture that the FBI want to build up is one that will fit the existing laws that they will have to use to prosecute those responsible for the bombing. Now, those laws were drawn up to counteract organised crime: the Mafia, drugs crime, crimes where people being a member of an organisation is extremely important. You have to have an organisation to get a prosecution. And you have al-Fadl and a number of other witness, a number of other sources, who are happy to feed into this. You've got material that, looked at in a certain way, can be seen to show this organisation's existence. You put the two together and you get what is the first bin Laden myth -- the first Al Qaeda myth. And because it's one of the first, it's extremely influential.

From "Shadows in the cave", Part III "The Power of Nightmares", BBC

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