September 09, 2004

al Qaeda Tape Claims Winning in Afghanistan

zawahri.bmpVia In the Bullpen news of a new al Qaeda tape. Right: A still image of Ayman al-Zawahri from the tape. Fox News:

Ayman al-Zawahri (search), Usama bin Laden's right-hand man, appeared in a new videotape aired on Al Jazeera on Thursday, Reuters reported.

The number two figure in Al Qaeda (search) said U.S. forces have only limited movement in Afghanistan, Reuters reported.

Al-Zawahri was wearing a white turban with a machine gun at his side and spoke for several minutes in the videotape, Reuters reported.

It is largely believed that Al-Zawahri, an Egyptian doctor, is the brains behind the terror network.

Do I believe we are losing in Afghanistan? No, not on your life. But how can we win the minds and hearts of the Middle East as long as you have al Jazeera running stories like this? The image below is what Arabs see everyday. If you read this stuff and saw these images you would hate us too. Why do you think Noam Chomsky hates America?

Al Jazeera headline: US Bombing Kills More Fallujah Civillians


The caption with the above picture: "The US insists air raids are precise while civillians continue to die."

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:54 PM | Comments |