Al-Qaida No. 2: US threatens Pakistan's destiny

Al-Qaida's second in command warned the Pakistani people that US interference in their country's affairs poses a grave danger to its future and very existence. In an audio message in English dated July 14 and addressed to the Pakistani people, Ayman al-Zawahri said the Pakistani people are struggling against "a clique of corrupt politicians and a junta of military officers who are fighting to remain on the American pay list." The tape, the authenticity of which could not immediately verified, was released by al-Qaida's As Sahab media wing and posted on various Islamic Web sites.