“The perception that post-financial collapse America had now become mortal is shared by jihadi spokesmen as well as the movement’s rank and file. ‘Due to this jihad, the U.S. economy is reeling today,’ radical Yemeni American cleric Anwar al Awlaki said in an interview that was posted on the Internet in May [23] 2010. ‘America cannot withstand this Islamic nation. It is too weak. America’s cunning is weaker than a spider web.’ ”

 – Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Bin Laden’s Legacy, Page 170