Thursday, December 08, 2005

New Al-Qaida video claim Osama is alive

CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's deputy leader called for attacks against Gulf oil facilities and urged insurgent groups in Iraq to unite to drive out American forces, according to a videotape posted on the Internet Wednesday.

The posting was a full version of a video by al-Qaida No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahri that was issued on Sept. 19, excerpts of which were broadcast by the Arab television network Al-Jazeera at the time. The network aired more excerpts Wednesday, originally presenting all of the footage as new. A newscaster later told viewers some of the excerpts had previously been broadcast.

"I call on the holy warriors to concentrate their campaigns on the stolen oil of the Muslims, most of the revenues of which go to the enemies of Islam," al-Zawahri, the
Egyptian deputy of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, said in a portion of the tape not previously broadcast.

Al-Zawahri also said that Al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden was alive and well and leading the holy war against the West.

"Thanks be to God, (al-Qaida's) prince, Sheik Osama bin Laden, is still, God protect him, leading the holy war," al-Zawahri said in the September footage.

Al-Zawahri, who was wearing a white robe and black turban and was seated before a pale blue sheet, spoke to an off-camera interviewer. He said "the enemies of Islam" were exploiting oil with "incomparable greed, and we have to stop that theft with all we can save this fortune for the nation of Islam."

In the full version of the tape, which was posted on an Islamic Web site known for carrying statements from extremist groups, al-Zawahri called on Iraqi insurgent groups to unite.

Iraqi Arabs, Kurds and Turkomen, "whose hands were not tainted by Americans," should come together to fill "the gap that will be left by the Americans departure" from Iraq, he said.

The full video includes quotes from al-Zawahri on September elections in Afghanistan and on the July 7 London bombings that appeared in the excerpts aired by Al-Jazeera on Sept. 19.

Source : Here

Obviously more propaganda , It is in their interests for Osama to be alive , Infact it is one of the many things the US and Al-Qaida have in common . Though if Osama truly was alive and well Al-Qaida would not be able to resist putting him on film . The last 'claimed' Bin Laden tape was an obvious fake so i doubt we will be seing any more of them .


Anonymous Nostradamnthem said...

Agreed. Bush needs Bin Laden alive. That's why when there were reports here of him being killed they quickly stopped - not denied, not disproven, just stopped.

I suspect they know where Al-Zawahri is too, and always knew where Bin Laden was. bin Laden needed dialysis for crying out loud. You can't carry a dialysis machine in your rucksack.

December 09, 2005 1:07 am  
Blogger _H_ said...

LOL very true , it is amazing how rarely the state of Osama's kidneys are mentioned considering the facts

December 09, 2005 4:27 am  

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