Al Qaida Offers Bounties for Deaths of US Ambassador and US Soldiers

Earlier this year President Obama said we are winning the war on terrorism and that al Qaida wasn’t the threat it used to be since we’ve taken out many of their top leaders.

If Obama is right, then I guess there’s no need to take al Qaida’s latest threat seriously, is there?

On Saturday, the al-Malahem Foundation, a media part of al Qaida, posted a bulletin on a number of militant websites.  The post offered a bounty of three kilograms (6.6 lbs) of gold worth around $160,000, to anyone who kills Gerald M. Feierstein, the US Ambassador to Yemen, stationed in Sanaa, the country’s capital city.  Additionally, they are offering a bounty of 5 million Yemeni riyals ($23,000) for the death of any US soldier.  The bounty is good for the next 6 months and is being used to promote a jihad war against the US.

According to sources in the US government, the Yemen branch of al Qaida is the most militant of all the branches of the terrorist group.  This group is believed to be responsible for the deaths of several senior military and intelligence officials earlier this year.

I wonder if the State Department will give Ambassador Feierstein any more security than they gave Ambassador Stevens in Benghazi?

If Obama really believes that the war on terrorism is dwindling down and that al Qaida is not the threat they used to be, then let’s see him replace Feierstein with Michelle Obama and make her the new Ambassador to Yemen?  Or perhaps, send Eric Holder or Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi to Yemen as the new Ambassador and bring Feierstein home.