I read Seymour Hersh’s OBL theory so you don’t have to

Seymour Hersh has an incredible story in the London Review of Books that purports to reveal the truth about Osama bin Laden’s life and death in Abbottabad. The crucial details are contained in a single paragraph: This spring I contacted Durrani and told him in detail what I had learned about the bin Laden assault … More I read Seymour Hersh’s OBL theory so you don’t have to

What is left for al-Qaeda?

Interesting series of tweets apparently from Aimen Dean, a member of al-Qaeda who grew disillusioned after the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings and became an MI5 spy. He has touched off a whirlwind of speculation about the future of al-Qaeda, or at least its organisational structure comprising a core leadership in the Afghan-Pakistan borderlands with affiliates around the … More What is left for al-Qaeda?