Al Qaeda leader Zawahri's death and questions that need answers

Este ataque con drones puede validar el plan del presidente Biden para atacar a los terroristas en Afganistán con “sobre el horizonte” huelgas, algo que muchos expertos cuestionaron. Además, the administration claims no civilians were killed in the attack.

If this is all true, Presidente Biden deserves credit for a major national security win.

But I have questions about this strike.

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The timing of this attack, coming one year after Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and three months before the November midterm elections, is incredibly coincidental. es más, given the tendency of this president and his senior officials to make statements on national security that have proved too implausible or inaccurate and later need to be walked back, I want to see Congress fully investigate this attack.

Por ejemplo, why did this strike happen now? With no Western press on the ground, how can the American people be sure exactly what happened? Can we verify the U.S. actually got Zawahri and that there were no civilian casualties?

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Another issue is whether killing Zawahri, quien fue 71 and in ill health, will make any difference in protecting the U.S. from terrorist attacks since there were plans to name a successor to Zawahri before he was killed.

EXPEDIENTE -- A frame grab from a videotape aired 05 agosto 2006 on the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television network shows Al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman Al-Zawahiri at an undisclosed place and time.

EXPEDIENTE — A frame grab from a videotape aired 05 agosto 2006 on the Qatar-based Al-Jazeera television network shows Al-Qaeda second-in-command Ayman Al-Zawahiri at an undisclosed place and time. (AFP vía Getty Images)

A more important question is whether President Biden’s decision to take out Zawahri means his administration will finally recognize radical Islamist terrorist as a high priority national security issue instead of several trivial issues it has stressed in its national security policy such as climate change.

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Después President Trump’s leadership caused ISIS to suffered massive defeats in Iraq and Syria, loss of its caliphate on the ground, the terrorist organization is making a comeback in the Middle East and has established a major presence in Afghanistan and Africa.

ISIS is the world’s predominant terrorist organization, significantly larger and more influential than its predecessor, al Qaeda. Al Qaeda, sin embargo, remains a dangerous organization and is also undergoing a resurgence in Afghanistan and Africa.

History shows that whenever terrorist groups like al Qaeda or ISIS establish strongholds, they will eventually use them as launching pads to spread their insurgency to other areas, often with major acts of terrorism. There is a high probability of this happening again.

Ojalá, President Biden’s decision to take out Ayman al-Zawahri is an indication that he and his senior officials recognize this and that the drone strike that killed him was not done principally to score political points.

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