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As of now al-Qaeda 2.0.
That's -- the head of US special operations forces labels -- new terror threat that America faces.
Warning that despite the death of Ben laden and the hobbling of his terror network there is a growing danger from all versions of al-Qaeda and special ops -- Chief predicts.
The fight to defeat -- -- sheets could last for years Peter Brookes is a former CIA officer and senior fellow.
On national security affairs at The Heritage Foundation hi Peter.
Good morning -- what does this al-Qaeda 2.0 version look like.
Well I think get it the admiral in his sick comments kinda laid it out pretty clearly he's talking about we're not so much worried about.
The al-Qaeda in Pakistan because of the death of a bin Laden although we cannot certainly right off -- -- Al -- the new leader of al-Qaeda in the Pakistani tribal areas but he's really worried about Yemen.
He's and al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and he's also worried that about Somalia which is just across the waterways there where you have -- -- so -- al-Qaeda has been -- for quite some time since since 9/11 but I think he's saying that the threats are really moving in that direction and that He He thinks in the administration believes that al-Qaeda the one we think up from 9/11 purposes.
Some of -- lot and I'm -- Al zawahiri may be on its deathbed.
And how in this new 2.0 version this new al-Qaeda how.
Instrumental is the radical cleric and were all lucky.
He's very dangerous and remember he's an American born -- many.
He was here in the United States on 9/11 left the United States went to went to -- -- and -- be responsible probably for at least three major attacks -- plots in the United States including.
The Detroit underwear bombing.
-- including the Fort Hood assault attack.
Also -- -- cartridge capers remember where they try to modified ink printer cartridges as bombs.
He's considered probably the most dangerous.
Al-Qaeda operative but today and -- Heidi raven fans -- probably be most active in most dangerous affiliate.
Of al-Qaeda and they appear to be working out of with some his fellow terrorists across the way and -- my it it by the name of how -- Bob I've read that the predictions are that this -- are modeled al-Qaeda will be more westernized.
What does that mean more homegrown terrorists.
-- that's certainly what they're looking for Osama bin Laden had even said this himself that He didn't want to have a similar operation.
At that was taken that was undertaken not for 9/11 where people came from abroad.
-- essentially He wants to look for people who might be already in place do not have to pass through security portals such as immigration or customs and that they can undertake these sort of attacks like we saw in -- in Fort Hood in Texas.
A few years ago so this is something and you have to remember that how are all -- has a lot of understanding of the American psyche American mindset.
He had a He speaks English well He can propaganda -- quite well and so he's considered to be particularly dangerous where Osama bin Laden.
Perhaps didn't understand us as well as I'm -- -- He does art Peter -- we appreciate your expertise.
In this area thanks for coming in.
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