“How excellent would it be if you ask brother Basir to send us the resume, in detail and lengthy, of brother Anwar al-‘Awlaqi, as well as the facts he relied on when recommending him, while informing him that his recommendation is considered. However, we would like to be reassured more. For example, we here become reassured of the people when they go to the line and get examined there. ”
UBL to Atiyatallah – SOCOM-2012-0000003-HT
In the latest issue of Inspire 9, a curiously introspective question is posed on the cover regarding the assassination of senior al-Qaida figures and how it impacts the organization’s ability to operate and wield influence over their global movement.
Unfortunately, the article fails to live up to any hopes the cover teaser may have offered of reading an honest, critical examination of al-Qaida’s current status in the wake of America’s feverish targeted killing campaign. Rather, the article drfits immediately into the typical hyperbolic and belligerent kind of language that has come to define the Inspire Magazine series.