Stratfor says Qaeda deflecting attention from Pakistan, despite major successes, to protect its leadership
Stratfor believes that Al Qaeda "prime" is headquartered in Pakistan. With Washington's focus shifting from the chaos in Iraq to the chaos in Pakistan, it might be that the spotlight is shining uncomfortably close to the apex leadership. From Al Qaeda's point of view, the Afghanistan-Pakistan theatre is perhaps the only area of opportunity left for the jihadists to exploit, and the area where the final battle of the US-jihadist war will be fought. But Al Qaeda may not be eager to fight it just yet.