Wondering who are the most-feared leaders and foot soldiers left in al-Qaeda? One private intelligence firm has just what you need.
Remember those much-publicized playing cards produced by DIA during the Iraq war? The ones that depicted Saddam Hussein as the ace of spades, his two sons as the aces of clubs and diamonds, and “Chemical Ali” as the king of spades?
Well, for $14.99, you can get a deck of “Most Wanted Jihadi Terrorists Playing Cards.”
Intel Center, a private firm that builds “intelligence products … to support the analyst and operator community with current intelligence on what has just happened today and what is likely to happen tomorrow,” is selling the cards on its website.
Here’s how the company describes the deck, in which Ayman al-Zawahiri is the ace of spades, in its own words:
“Deck of playing cards featuring the faces of 52 most wanted jihadi terrorists from around the world. Each card shows a different face along with their name and title. Just like the original most wanted deck produced by the US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) for Iraq, this deck is designed to enhance recognition of key terrorists. All faces are pulled from the IntelCenter Database (ICD).”
Order now and get a handy plastic carrying case.
The Obama administration has for some time been pushing a narrative that al-Qaeda’s “core” leadership in Pakistan and Afghanistan is being “degraded” and is on a road to being defeated.
Intel Center apparently found 52 AQ leaders and operatives to fill out their deck, however.
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