al-Qaeda overran Lahij on August 11 unchallenged, bombed the buildings specified in the memos, then left.
This requires that they effectively reverse-engineer the well-documented al-Qaeda plot to bring down the Twin Towers.
But al-Qaeda remains a strong force in Yemen and Somalia, in Libya and other parts of North Africa, in Iraq, and now in Syria.
Today, al-Qaeda and Iran are on opposite sides of the war in Syria.
Obama has done what can be done to help the Afghans defend themselves against the Taliban and al-Qaeda.
I congratulate him on - on taking out Osama bin Laden and going after the leadership in al-Qaeda.
He is designated also the referee for disputes between the al-Qaeda affiliates ian Syria.
Only that will prevent another al-Qaeda renaissance in the most dangerous country in the world, Pakistan.
By 2006 al-Qaeda in Iraq had plunged the country into civil war, pitting Shia against Sunni.
And Ali Mohamed admittedly assisted the al-Qaeda cell in Nairobi, Kenya.