Monday, November 29, 2004

New (old) Al-Qaeda Threat

A new video of Osama bin Laden's second in command, Ayman al-Zawahri, was aired on al-Jazeera television today. In the video message, Zawahri promises to continue fighting the United States "until the last hour."

But as with Osama's video message the week before the election, there's a bit of pleading amidst all the sabre rattling:

Our final advice to America, although I know they will not heed it: You must choose between two methods in dealing with Muslims. Cooperate with them with respect and based on mutual interests or deal with them as free loot, robbed land and violated sanctity.

I think this means we've got 'em on the ropes.

The video was apparently filmed some time before the election earlier this month. Note that Zawahri says:

As for the American elections, the two candidates are competing for Israel's favor -- that is, competing for the crime against the Muslim nation in Palestine which has lasted for 87 years to continue.

Some leader. He can't even get a videotape out in a timely manner. Maybe that's what you get for using al-Jazeera. I'm sure if he'd gone to CBS, they would have released it at a most optimal time.

But here's something. Zawahri says John Kerry was "competing for Israel's favor"? Even Joe Lieberman wouldn't go that far.


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