"Things may develop faster than we imagine," Mr. Zawahiri wrote. "The aftermath of the collapse of American power in Vietnam - and how they ran and left their agents - is noteworthy. Because of that, we must be ready starting now, before events overtake us, and before we are surprised by the conspiracies of the Americans and the United Nations and their plans to fill the void behind them."
Need I say more?
Update:Actually, I need to, since there’s this good news from Iraq to note. I wonder if news of al Qaeda’s plans encouraged all sides to be more accommodating.
In this connection, see this article:
Now, "the only opponents should be the Zarqawi people," [Sunni negotiator Mishan] Jabouri said, referring to followers of Abu Musab Zarqawi, the head of the insurgent group al Qaeda in Iraq. "They oppose everything. If they wrote the constitution, they would oppose it."