Tuesday, April 25, 2006

AL-QAEDA'S ZARQAWI APPEARS IN NEWLY RELEASED VIDEO

Mystery man, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has exposed himself in a new video today released on a jihadi website...from the AP...
In a rare video posted Tuesday on the Internet, al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi accused the West and the United States of waging a "crusader" war against Islam but said Muslim holy warriors were standing firm.

He also said the recent formation of a new government in Baghdad was an attempt to help the United States get out of what he called the dilemma it now faces in Iraq.

"When the enemy entered into Iraq, their aim was to control Iraq and the area," al-Zarqawi said in the video. "But here we have been fighting them for the last three years."

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The video came just two days after a highly publicized call to arms by al-Qaida leader
Osama bin Laden — on an audiotape played on Arab television — that encouraged Muslims to support his group in its war with the West.

It also came a day after a triple bombing at a resort in Egypt that killed at least 24 people, including 21 Egyptians and three foreigners.

In addition, it has been just days since Iraq named a new prime minister and made progress toward forming a new government. In that sense, the video could be an attempt by the terrorist leader to raise his visibility at a time when U.S. officials are hailing the Iraqi political process as a setback to the insurgents.

Expose the Left has the full video....

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