Terror in the name of Allah.
[...] to U.S. President Bush, the man castigates the United States for rejecting a truce with Osama bin Laden."You will never live in peace until we live in peace," he says.
He makes reference to Israel and Zionism, saying "our eyes are on Jerusalem."
Al-Jiyza reports new al-Zarqawi jihad-kill-all-the-infidels-vide0. May his suicide vest go off before he leaves the hut.
Stop the ACLU has the details here;
The leader of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, said insurgents were fighting on despite a three-year "crusader" war, [...]
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.
A wedding? Was he doing the hora?
Bill Rogio has commentary at the Counterrorism Blog
CNN has commentary and visual of the video.
My Pet Jawa has rough translations.
It seems to me that his video following on the heels of Osama’s and repeating many of the same talking points about Zionist-Crusader garbage, is a desperate attempt to rekindle their dying cause. Many are also taking note that he is wearing a suicide belt. Don’t think these thugs will let us take them alive. He also talks about Iraq’s new government, obviously unhappy that a liberated people can now choose their own leaders instead of being dictated.
Malkin is covering it here
Extensive analysis at the Counterterrorism Blog
Zarqawi’s new videotape comes one day after the Sinai’s attacks and two days after Bin Laden’s “state of the world Jihad” audiotape aired on al Jazeera. Many questions are fusing: Why now and is there a connection between the three events? What is the essence of Abu Mus’ab’s message and why is he risking so high? Are there troubles behind the release of the video? In fact there are many levels of analysis and multiple dimensions.