Zarqawi Shows His Mug

25 04 2006

Stop The ACLU found this report today from MSNBC

The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said insurgents were fighting on despite a three-year “crusader” war, according to a rare video of him posted on the Internet on Tuesday.

“Your mujahideen sons were able to confront the most ferocious of crusader campaigns on a Muslim state. They have stood in the face of this onslaught for three years,” Zarqawi said on the video.

The video was believed to be the first to contain a “message” from Zarqawi, U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News.

“As far as we know, this is the first video,” said a senior intelligence official. “We have seen videos of him before but they were older, more like home videos like the one of him at a wedding.”

Technical and contextual analysis was under way at the CIA, the official said.

More from the Site Institute

The Mujahideen Shura Council in Iraq issued a video today, April 25, 2006, featuring Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Images provided show Zarqawi speaking, instructing mujahideen and standing with a machine gun. The video is titled: “A Message to the People.”

Michelle Malkin and Hot Air is covering this too. Wizbang has a news roundup. And The Jawa Report weighs in.

CNN also has commentary and the video.

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