Al Qaeda 2.0
July 31, 2011 by staff
Al Qaeda 2.0, The top commander of U.S. special operations said Wednesday that Osama bin Laden Al is full of blood and “coming to an end,” but warned that the next generation of militants could keep the special operations of the struggle for a decade.
Navy SEAL Admiral Eric T. Olson described the killing of Bin Laden for an attack by special operations as of May 2, nearly killing a blow for what he called “Al Qaeda 1.0″, as created and led by bin Laden from his hideout in Pakistan.
Olson said the group had lost steam due to Arab riots in the spring, which has shown the Muslim world did not need Al Qaeda to topple governments from Tunisia to Egypt.
“I think Bin Laden’s death was a cut above the jaw,” Olson told a crowd gathered, the opening of Aspen Security Forum. “I just called them on their heels.”
Olson echoed other administration officials who predict the demise of Al Qaeda leaders if a few more keys can be eliminated.
However, the four-star admiral warned the fight to come against what he called Al Qaeda 2.0, with new leaders, as American-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen, which Olson said he understands that better America that Americans understand.
“It’s going to transform, will disperse,” he said. “It will be more westernized in some ways, (with) the dual passport holders” and “less cave dwellers,” he said.
Olson said that others, like al-Awlaki is likely to refine their message to appeal to a wider audience, and seek to operate ungoverned spaces, where you can smuggle weapons and train their followers. He described how current offshoots such as al-Qaeda al-Awlaki of the Arabian Peninsula in Yemen are cooperating with militants in Somalia, describes what he called an “invisible bridge” between the two.
Neither Admiral cancels the successor of bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahri. He said al-Zawahri, had not yet put his stamp on the organization, which U.S. forces t*rror*sm do not yet know what kind of threat that arises.
He said that the fight against all versions of Al Qaeda forces would keep U.S. special operations deployment at the same rate for another decade, even as U.S. forces Using conventional places like Iraq and Afghanistan.
The admiral said it would keep the pressure on his own strength and worn, now is seeing the departure of many mid-level troops joined only after the attacks of September 11, 2001. The force has nearly doubled in size since the attacks of 32,000 to 60,000, including SEALs, Army Special Forces Green Berets and Rangers, and Marine Special Operators. But he said that nearly half of the force deployed at any given time, and the pace is taking its toll on troops and their families, resulting in divorce or separation.
Olson agreed with the White House recently announced the policy of attacking terrorists through focused action rather than full-scale invasion, preferably by the formation and working with host nation forces. He warned against the idea of?? Raids solve all the problems of U.S. foreign policy.
“This idea of?? being able to wait on the horizon and the spring more and cutting head does not really work,” he said, describing the “yin and yang” of special operations, including the capture and killing raids, as well as long within the armies of the recipient countries. The latter consists of U.S. troops “Long-term development of relationships, learning languages, meeting people, studying history, learning the black market.”
“If you do not know that you will not be an effective force against t*rror*sm,” said Olson.
Currently the longest serving Navy SEAL, Olson is less than two weeks to retire after 38 years of service. A Navy SEAL will replace him: Admiral Bill McRaven, commander of the raid to bin Laden.
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