From Spartak Topollaj
-July 31, 2022, was the last day of the life of one of the biggest terrorist criminals that humanity has known!-
Memorie.al / August 1, it would never become clear again about this specimen with a human face, named Muhammad Ayman Rabí al Zawahiri, the head of Al Qaeda, who, since the assassination in 2011, of Sheikh Osama Bin Laden, was one of the most wanted internationally, that finally, the American CIA, after six months of surveillance, not only found him hiding like a mouse, in a hole in the house of a friend of his Taliban (adjutant of one of the leaders of Al Qaeda Sirajuddin Haqqani ), in Kabul, Afghanistan, but in a fatal moment for him, when he dared to go out on the balcony, with a sophisticated drone he destroyed it, blowing it up, without harming anyone else!
I will write more in the second part of this opinion about the chief Egyptian terrorist, the infamous Ajman, but let’s do a retrospective, and go back 60 years; when at dawn on July 1, 1962, in Ayalon Prison in Ramallah, after the trial of the death penalty, one of the greatest Nazi criminals, of the Holocaust or the Final Solution of the Extermination of the Jews, Otto Adolf, was hanged on the rope by Israel Eichmann! As we wrote in the title, criminals of these proportions have the same face, only in this case, by coincidence; they also have the same name, and with the only difference being that the German criminal has one more H! His full name is Otto Adolf Eichman, in Albanian Ajhman!
Born in Solingen (the city of special tool or furniture steel in Germany), on March 19, 1906, he began his studies in Linz, Austria, (which Hitler intended to make the fifth capital of the Third Reich), in the same school where Adolf Alois Hitler himself had studied, BRG Fadingerstrasse, where they were educated and indoctrinated with anti-Semitism. He left school without graduating and devoted himself to mechanics, showing no interest in politics, until one day, by chance, he met Ernst Kaltenbrünner of the SS at a NSDAP rally and accepted the offer to join their Nazi Party. ! And so, with the devotion of a mediocre, who for compensation and justification worked like a Swiss ROLEX in function of the task given to him in the super bureaucratic Office of Collection and Systematization of Documentation for the inhumane and racist project of the Final Solution!
Precisely for this devotion, he soon received a high military rank. SS – OberSturmbann Führer, even putting himself in charge of a Directorate, which dealt only with the Final Solution of the Extermination of the Jewish population in the Nazi Concentration Camps! He was directly dependent on Himmler and Heydrich, and sometimes even on the Führer himself, thus having their absolute trust, which, for the sake of truth, he fully justified, carrying out with unprecedented zeal to the end, with the conviction that, when one is killed, it is called a crime, while when millions are killed, it is simply a statistic?! This is where the cynicism of those indoctrinated with the supremacy of the ‘Aryan race’ reached its peak!
For years, but especially throughout the Second World War, through his cold hands and icy eyes, passed thousands and thousands of papers and files, with millions of names of people in them, whose fate was predetermined for “guilt ” only, that they were born Jews! He first studied the book of the founder of the Zionist movement, Theodor Herzl, “The Jewish State”, which convinced him to get to work on exterminating the Jews as a people and as a nation and not allowing the creation of a Jewish state! He even went there himself to the Palestinian territories in 1937, at that time the Protectorates under the British Mandate, and closely watched the establishment of Jewish settlements (kibbutz).
But the British discovered him, caught him and drove him away! The best chance for a career, after having caught the eye of Nazi leaders like Kaltenbrunner, who was Austrian himself, he had in 1938 when Hitler announced the Anschluss, the annexation or rather the occupation of Austria, strongly opposed by Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss, killed by the Nazis as early as July 25, 1934 (sarcastically, Dollfussin, because of his short body, only 150 cm, the Nazis called him Millimeternich – in conjunction with the name of Prince Klemens von Metternich, a prominent Austrian politician and diplomat, known for the famous expression: “When France gets cold, all of Europe sneezes”! In Vienna, they took the palace of the Jewish-Austrian billionaire Prince Albert de Rothschild and turned it into the offices of the Center for Jewish Emigration, which he put himself in charge of Oh man!
The war is known how it ended, so out of fear of the punishment that awaited them, many of the Nazi hierarchs, aware of the terrible crimes they had committed, especially against the millions of Jews in the Nazi Concentration Camps, Mathausen, Dakau, Auschwitz, Treblinka, etc. Infamous ghettos like those of Warsaw, Vienna and Amsterdam, they hid, where and how they could, changing identities! So also Otto Adolf Eichmann, Eichmann that is, hid in the forests of the villages of Germany and Austria, until he arrived in the north of Italy, where with the help of an Italian Catholic priest, and other friends, after receiving the documents (passport) with the identity of ri Ricardo Klement, left and arrived in Argentina in 1950!
He lived and worked there for 10 years, until one day, at the German Prosecutor Bauer, information arrived that behind Ricardo Klement, Otto Adolf Eichmann himself was hiding his hand, asserted in confidence among school friends, by one of Eichmann’s children! Prosecutor Bauer notified the Israeli MOSSAD, one of the best intelligence services in the world, and thus, the capture and delivery of this master criminal to Israel was organized, which, for reasons that were never understood, was not followed by others, such as the master criminal with stamp, Auschwitz Death Doctor Josef Rudolf Mengele, notorious for experiments on hundreds of living people, especially children, possibly monozygotic twins, who died at large in Brazil in 1979 while bathing in the Atlantic, drowned after suffered a stroke or cerebral hemorrhage!
Simon Wiesenthal, a survivor of the Nazi concentration camps, who dedicated his long life to this dangerous and delicate mission, played a role in the capture of Eichmann, as well as some other hidden Nazi criminals but noble!
He will jump up in my grave laughing, when I remember that in my conscience, I have a role for the lives of more than 5 million people and this gives me a special satisfaction, he declared, at the peak of inhuman cynicism, while being judged! There are three versions of Ajhman’s last words, moments before his execution by hanging, but he, until the end, remained convinced that he had only done his duty, and even felt more than happy that he had no reason to express any remorse. , he was even proud of the highly pious implementation of his duty! Indeed, the illusion that such master criminals can even repent is more than vain, however their capture, trial, sentence and execution, at least, is a tribute to the relatives of the millions of victims they cruelly caused!
Now let’s go back to the other main criminal, Muhammad Rabí Ayman al Zawaihiri. He was born into a family of Egyptian intellectuals and politicians, full of lawyers, writers and doctors from Buhayra, early settled in Maadi, a district of Cairo. His uncle, Abd’-al Rahman Azzam Pasha, was the first Secretary General of the Arab League (with 22 member states), while his father, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shafii al Zawahiri, the most famous dermatologist in Egypt and sister, Heba, a prominent oncologist.
His maternal grandfather, Abd al Wahhab Azzam, was one of the greatest Arab writers in the monarchical Egypt of the 10th and last King of the Albanian Dynasty, Farouk, founded by Mehmet Ali Pasha, the dynasty that ruled the country for 150 years. , wiping away the dust of time and the Sahara desert in Egypt, which led to the development and modernization of this state with a glorious pharaonic history, which was being forgotten! Even Ajman himself was a doctor, writer and poet, who spoke excellent English and French!
From the age of 14, he became a follower of Sayyid Qutb Ibrahim Hysain al Shad’hili, (famous Islamic ideologue), executed by hanging along with six others, in 1966 by Nasser’s regime, on the charge of Coup! Ajman, became part of a group of Muslim Brothers, where the indoctrination (or more precisely in Albanian trushplarja), quickly turned him into a secret anarcho-terrorist, since he was studying at the famous “Al Azhar” University in Cairo!
After becoming part of the extreme wing of the “Brotherhood”, the Islamic Jihad, he was among the shadowy creators and organizers of the assassination of the Egyptian President, Muhammad Anwtar al-Sadat, on October 6, 1981, while he was watching from the stands, a military parade in Cairo, this assassination, carried out by “Jhamá Islamija” (Islamic People), which did not forgive Sadat, the Camp David Agreement with Israel, under the instigation of the USA. Just as 14 years later, on November 4, 1995, with the same motive for treason, the Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, was assassinated in Tel Aviv by the nationalist student Yigal Amir, who could not accept Rabin’s signing of the Peace Agreement. Israel, with the President of the Palestinian Authority, Yasser Arafat, also, realized with American mediation!
Zawahiri went to Afghanistan on the side of the Taliban fighting Brezhnev’s invading Soviet army, where he met, connected and became close friends with Osama Bin Laden, the billionaire Saudi sheikh who had founded one of the most powerful terrorist organizations in the world, Al Kajdën (Albania – base)! Zawahiri was also accused of the barbaric assassination of November 17, 1997, against a large group of tourists, with 72 victims in Luxor, inside the Temple of Queen Hatshepsut of Egypt (about 3500 years ago). Another variant gives 62 victims! He had also gone to Daghestan, where he was arrested, kept in prison for 6 months by the Soviets! But the most serious charge against Ayman Zawahiri, without any doubt, remains the unique super-assassination of September 11, 2001, with 3,000 victims, at the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York, at the Pentagon and with the plane that crashed in Pennsylvania and whose “architect”, it is already known, was he, the mastermind of a monster of ruthless terrorism!
On December 3, 2001, Ajman escaped an assassination attempt in Zhalabad, where his wife Azza and three children were killed! Then he escaped several other assassinations, such as in May 2004 in Pakistan, in January 2006 in Damadola, (a Pakistani village), where he was also injured! On March 3, 2008, Zawahiri publishes the book “Al Tabrí’a”, in which he strongly retorts with Imam al Sharif, a super repentant Al Qaeda! After the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US Navy SEAL commandos in Abbottabad, Pakistan, Zawahiri becomes the Supreme Leader of Al Qaeda. Although he officially presented himself as his Al Qaeda, he had no connection with the Islamic Caliphate, or ISIS, whose indisputable inspiration remained Zawahiri himself.
And in 2011, popular revolts, known as the ‘Arab Spring’, erupted out of dissatisfaction with corrupt auto-kleptocratic regimes. First in Tunisia, where the autocratic and kleptocratic regime of President Zine ben Abidine Ben Ali, who ruled for almost 25 years, (since he overthrew President Habib Bourguiba, allegedly mentally incompetent, with a coup d’état of “doctors”), had become hated and unbearable by the people! The killing of the itinerant fruit vendor, Muhammad Al Buazizi, by the violent police, was the spark that ignited the burning fire for his corrupt and repressive regime! Ben Ali, when he saw the fury of the people, took his second wife, Leila Trabelsi (a former hairdresser, abusive and hateful, as much as her husband), the six children, three of them with both wives, and fled by plane his, filled to the brim with boxes full of precious stones, gold and foreign currency, to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, where he lived peacefully until he died in 2019! His wealth was estimated at over 5 billion US dollars!
He also had the support of Italy and its SISMI, which “rewarded” him, as he sheltered the Italian socialist prime minister accused of corruption, Betino Kraksi, who, until he passed away in Hammamet, from diabetes, he could not see him again. Italy! The ‘Arab Spring’ came with powerful winds in Libya too, where Gaddafi, who was supposedly “suffering” in the tribal tent, had fabulous wealth, witnessed on video inside his palaces, when they were invaded by the crowds, but not the intuition of Ben Ali ?! Thinking that the people loved him, he did not escape, until he was caught by the crowd, humiliated after being taken out of a tombino and killed by a teenager, with the golden revolver, stolen from him!
Now it was the turn of Egypt, where the autokleptocratic regime of Muhammad Hosni Sayyid Ibrahim Mubarak, in 30 years, had also aroused great dissatisfaction! He and his sons had monopolized billions of dollars in wealth! Freedom Square (Miidan Tahrir), in Cairo was the epicenter of the protests, which lasted for weeks and spread to all the cities of the Nile Delta…! Mubarak was overthrown and arrested along with his two sons, Ala and Gamal, also abusive and corrupt! The death toll is thought to have been high, but exactly how many will probably never be known!
He was released in 2017 and died at the age of 91, in the hospital! The situation was used by the “Muslim Brotherhood”, which won in the generally correct elections and Mohammed Mursi Isa al Ayyat, their moderate representative, specialized in the USA, who also had a merit, kept his word, was declared president. , as he welcomed us with Minister Edmond Panariti and Mr. Nuri Domi in the Presidency, that Egypt, the largest Arab country with 100 million inhabitants, (where the headquarters of the Arab League is also located), would soon recognize Kosovo, which happened shortly after long ago!
On the other hand, the army that ruled for 60 years, and had a lot of power, watched and exploited the popular discontent, even the disillusionment with Morsi of a good part of the “musulmanē brothers” from his reign, the fear of the Orthodox Copts (over 10 million) and their Pope Tewdros, the opposition of the Sheikh of Al Azhar University, Tayyib, the opposition like the independent atomist scientist Baradei, to the Brotherhood, deposed him from power, even arrested and tried him, until he died in prison , in 2019, as well as after him, his predecessor Mubarak in 2020! The army took power again, which put General Muhammad Sayed Hussein Khalil Abd’al Fattah el Sisi at the head of the state!
The desire and aim of the Islamic extremists of the “Brotherhood” and especially Al Qaeda and Zawahiri, to turn Egypt into a Sunni theocratic state, similar to Iran of the Shia ayatollahs, failed and since then, the President is El Sisi, who did not delay he himself was promoted to Feldmareshal! How the events unfolded in Syria (they erupted a few weeks after we presented the Credentials in Damascus), with the protests against the regime of Bashar Hafez al Assad, is known and of course deserves a separate article, but there, Islamic extremism, until the destruction of an ancient and developed civilization with unique monuments like those in Palmyra, (which we were lucky enough to see up close), the civil war, ISIS, and the Kurdish issue, add the Russian intervention, require special analysis!
The USA under President Obama, played poorly in politics and diplomacy, in other words, instead of raising eyebrows, it turned its eyes, especially in completely destroyed Syria with over 250,000 killed and millions displaced! We discussed this opinion several times in a friendly manner with the two American Ambassadors in Cairo, Margaret Scobay and Anne Patersson (who, after Egypt, was appointed Deputy Secretary of DASH)! The only good thing was the victory over ISIS and the Islamic Caliphate, which by beheading live Western hostages and other barbarities, gained world hatred! The leaders of this state, both improvised and primitive, were almost all killed, such as Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, Ibrahim al Hashimi al Qurayshi, Maher Al Agal, Abu Osama al Masri, Abu Hasan al Muhaxhir, Jalaluddin Haqqani, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, etc., etc.!
It is interesting that one of the most wanted terrorists of Al Qaeda, Sirajuddin Haqqani, is today the Minister of the government of the Afghan Taliban?! The CIA offered a reward of $25 million to anyone who would provide reliable information on the whereabouts of Ayman al-Zawahiri, to whom it finally arrived on the evening of July 31! No one will ever know who the man was who took this 25 million dollars, but one thing is known for sure, that the world, from August 1, 2022, is safer and from now on, there will be a terrorist less!
As an Albanian diplomat, who lived and worked for 5 years in this Region with so much history and full of developments, seen objectively, I can say with conviction that the Arab peoples, with an ancient and glorious history, deserve peace, prosperity and progress! Memorie.al