Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Zarqawi surfaces in a new video

Our old pal Abu Musab al-Zarqawi surfaced today in a video aired on the internet. He said the mujahideen were fighting on despite a three-year "crusader" war.

A statement from the al-Qaeda affiliated Mujahideen Council accompanying the tape said it was the first "video of the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq."

"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 timing of this is interesting, in view of Osama surfacing again and the subsequent bombing of an Egyptian resort..which has now been linked with the al Qaeda cells in the Sinai.

As I said, it could be a sign that al Qaeda has shifted the battle ground away from Iraq in an attempt to destabilize an already shaky government in Egypt.

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