An anonymous article recently circulated through a Yahoo e-group and subsequently posted on several jihadist message boards, provides a roadmap for al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia and suggests new targets. The author claims that the initial stage of the development of al-Qaeda in the Saudi Arabia was a "failure from all points of view". The author identifies failures in devising a propaganda campaign resonating with the people, presenting a viable political alternative to the regime of the al-Saud royal family, and finding media outlets to give sympathetic coverage to al-Qaeda operations.
In order to be effective, future al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia attacks should focus on political personalities, American and British Embassies and their employees, oil exporting facilities, and the Saudi military.
A translation of the article is provided to our Intel Service members.