US author sees Zawahiri’s role in tracking down Osama

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Eager to become leader of Al Qaeda Network, the then number two Ayman Al Zawahiri set up Osama bin Laden by repeatedly sending a courier — who had been interrogated by the CIA — to his hiding place in Abbottabad, according to a new book by Chuck Pfarrer, a former Navy Seal and now novelist and screenwriter.
“Despite knowing that this operative was blown, Zawahiri used Abu Ahmed al Kuwaiti to make repeated trips to Osama’s compound,” Pfarrer said in his book, titled Seal Target Geronimo. He said he spoke with SEAL Team 6 members who were on the Osama bin Laden mission — and they are not pleased at being portrayed as a bunch of thugs who were on a “kill mission” for Al Qaeda leader.
“Based on this accumulation of information, one can draw conclusion that it was Zawahiri who led the US to Osama’s hiding place in Abbottabad, accomplishing this through a complex and persistent series of lapses in security,” Pfarrer said. “Some of these slips were subtle and some of them were so obvious that they were laughable,” he wrote in his book, which also claims that Zawahiri even tried to get Russians to kill Osama and he also wrongly diagnosed the Al Qaeda leader.
Osama bin Laden was supposedly betrayed by his close aide Ayman Al Zawahiri, according to the book. “Zawahiri tried to get the Russians to kill Bin Laden; they did not. He hoped that Addison’s disease would take him, but it did not. Now Zawahiri played is final card — he deliberately used a blown courier to communicate with Osama, and the inevitable happened. The Americans found him,” Pfarrer wrote in his 225-page book published by the New York-based St Martin’s Press.
He said that for 30 years, Zawahiri had been willing to use violence to bring about his idea of Islamic government. Now, the Muslims were throwing off chains of dictatorship and calling out not for religious law but for democracy, the book said. “Repeated plans to smuggle chemical weapons into the US had come to naught and now Zawahiri had had enough. By late in 2009, he had determined to wrest control of al Qaeda from Osama,” the book says.
“Zawahiri had several advantages over his boss. Besides an innate viciousness, Zawahiri could speak and read English. He was an avid consumer of American news about al Qaeda,” it states. “Moving between his own 1st-provided safe houses, Zawahiri had his messages delivered in Abu Ahmed al Kuwaiti’s fantastically painted four wheel-drive truck. The vehicle and its frequent destination soon attracted the attention of American intelligence,” Pfarrer wrote.
“During the Afghan war, Zawahiri had continually urged Osama forward into combat. As his personal physician from 1984 to 2003, Zawahiri examined and treated Osama frequently. Zawahiri was a trained physician who studied at one of the finest universities in the Middle East. Yet he failed to diagnose Osama’s obvious symptoms of back pain, low blood pressure, and fainting spells,” he said.
“All of these, and a telltale craving for table salt led to a diagnosis that was obvious, yet Zawahiri never mentioned it to Osama and withheld from him the easy-to-acquire medication that would have held his disease in check,” the former SEALs wrote in the book. Referring to documents and materials obtained from the Abbottabad compound, Pfarrer says that Osama bin Laden, himself did not like Zawahiri and was planning to exclude him from the new leadership structure of the outfit that he was making.
“SEALs would carry away five hundred data systems, hard drives, computers, laptops, monitors, notebooks written in Arabic and English, papers, financial records, and wire diagrams of a new al Qaeda that Osama was planning, one that did not include Zawahiri,” Pfarrer said.
“Osama had considered now that Egypt had its revolution. He (Osama) did not want attacks carried out against Egypt, and documents show that Zawahiri was planning a spectacular bombing in Tahrir Square,” he said. “Ironically, analysts reading through Osama’s papers would discover that he (Osama) was planning a full break with Zawahiri. That move came too late to prevent Zawahiri from moving against him,” Pfarrer wrote.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Bull…

    If CIA got laden through the courier, the same courier would have revealed Zawahiri's location too and Zawahir would have been a toast the very next day.

    This Chuck Pfarrer guy won't cut it (even) in fiction writing business…

  2. Our sympathy and concern for al-qaeda and the taliban is really touching. DOWN WITH AMREEKA !!! CIA MURDABAAD !!! ISI ZINDABAAAAD !!!

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