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Obama's Threat to al-Qaeda

November 21, 2008

Ayman al-Zawahiri, the Egyptian doctor who is al-Qaeda's second in command, has released a tape in which he blasts President-elect Barack Obama as a "house slave" whose policies will be no different than George W.Bush's.

This may signal either an al-Qaeda call rallying dormant troops or a real worry that Obama's appeal may dry up al-Qaeda's source of recruitment among young, disenfranchised Muslims.

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News analyst Pepe Escobar argues that Obama has a unique opportunity - in ideological terms - to render al-Qaeda irrelevant if he charts a new course from Bush's "war on terror." is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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