CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri called President Bush a failure and a liar in the war on terror in a video statement released Friday, and he compared Pope Benedict XVI to the 11th century pontiff who launched the First Crusade.
So he thinks we were lied into war
"Can't you be honest at least once in your life, and admit that you are a deceitful liar who intentionally deceived your nation when you drove them to war in Iraq?" Osama bin Laden's deputy said,
Al-Zawahri accused the United States and its agents of torturing Muslim prisoners seized across the Middle East.
Your agents in the Arabian Peninsula, Yemen, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Pakistan and Afghanistan have captured thousands of the youth and soldiers of Islam whom you made to taste at your hands and the hands of your agents various types of punishment and torture," al-Zawahri said.
and he is spinning it
Ben Venzke, head of the Virginia-based IntelCenter, which monitors terrorism communications, said al-Zawahri essentially gave al-Qaida's spin on the arrests and detentions of its leaders.
Excuse me but who the Fuck is this guy and what is this company? I thought the job of monitoring terrorist communications was the job of one of the 16 spy agencies we have? Is this one of those agencies or a sub contractor?
"They are countering arguments that individuals have been able to provide useful information," he said. "And they are continuing to reinforce their intentions for revenge."
This sounds so familiar, where have I heard this before?
The nearly 18-minute statement, titled "Bush, the Pope, Darfur and the Crusades," was produced by al-Qaida's media arm, as-Sahab, and made available by the IntelCenter. An initial segment shows al-Zawahri in an office-type setting, while in the second part he is in front of a brown backdrop. The first segment also has English subtitles.
Amazing, al-Qaida has a media arm, and now they are releasing foreign language videos.
After conducting a technical analysis of the videotape, the CIA concluded "with confidence" that the speaker is in fact Ayman al-Zawahri, said a CIA spokesperson who spoke on condition of anonymity
And here is the most amazing news of all
The IntelCenter said Friday's video was the 48th released by the al-Qaida Web site this year, three times more than last year's number -- which had been the highest. It said al-Zawahri has appeared in 14 of the 2006 videos.
So how was that war on terror going again? Media Arms , Production Studios, Spin, it sounds like ...... nah couldn't be.
So who will be the first talking head to ask a Dem if they agree with al-Qaida's #2? When will the ads start airing with the english subtitiles? Doesn't this guy kknow the REpubllican Party is imploding tonight, did he really have to take the focus off of all the sex scandel stuff? al-Qaida really hates Democrats!