Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Zarqawi Appears in Web Video

CAIRO, Egypt - In a rare video posted on the Internet, al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi accused the West and the United States of waging a “crusader” war against Islam, but said Muslim holy warriors were standing firm.

He also said the formation of a new government in Iraq was an attempt to help the United States get out of what he called the dilemma it faces in Iraq.
MSNBC analyst Walid Phares said that Zarqawi's ultimate hope is for the Iraqi government to collapse, forcing the Coalition to withdraw and allowing Zarqawi to establish himself in the Sunni triangle in a role similar to Osama bin Laden in Taliban Afghanistan.

The Jawa Report has a translation of the video.

Via Stop the ACLU.