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Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats

Al-Qaeda top deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri released a new tape with new threats of attacks. He called Bush the "butcher of Washington."

Al-Zawahiri, shown in the video wearing white robes and a white turban, said a Jan. 13 airstrike in the eastern village of Damadola killed "innocents," and he said the United States had ignored an offer from al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden for a truce.

Bush undoubtedly will use this tape and Osama's tape of a few weeks ago to remind us during SOTU that we must win the war on terror. He probably won't remind us that his war on terror and curtailing of our civil liberties did not produce either one of these two top terrorists despite the passage of more than four years since Sept. 11.

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  • Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#1)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 12:05:09 PM EST
    Did not produce either one what? Either I'm being dense (entirely possible, given that my job will disappear in a couple of weeks and I'm distracted as a result), or there's something missing in that sentence or before it. Will the Democrats point out the lies and deceptions and omissions we can be sure will characterize Bush's speech. Perhaps. Will the press ignore or largely dismiss what the Democrats say? Almost certainly. If I'm wrong, then things might have changed for the better. Maybe I'll even get a job!

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#2)
    by Edger on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 12:08:38 PM EST
    Did not produce either one what? As a captured prisoner, or a dead one...

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#3)
    by janinsanfran on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 12:23:51 PM EST
    Sometimes I have to wonder if Al-Zawahiri et al. are on Karl Rove's payroll. They are such perfect storybook villains.

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#4)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 12:24:56 PM EST
    Sorry, "either one" meant Osama or al-Zawahiri. I've added some words to make it clearer.

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#5)
    by Edger on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 12:31:18 PM EST
    janinsanfran, If they are on Rove's payroll... they are in league with Bush. Is it any wonder they've not been "produced"?

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#6)
    by RF on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 01:13:22 PM EST
    I just don't believe the threat exists, or better said; I believe the threat exists, but I question the threat origin- "Creating our own reality"- http://tinyurl.com/b2w2c

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#7)
    by RF on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 01:16:03 PM EST
    Forgot this site requires HTML tags... Here we go... Creating our own reality

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#9)
    by Dadler on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 01:39:41 PM EST
    Do we stand for liberty or do we stand for death? Or both? There is a game being played on computers, in back rooms, in caves in the mountains, everywhere it must be played, that is designed to leave us all frightened lemmings. On every side possible. Act against that and the game has to change. For everyone. If we stick to our "guns" of the bullet bereft sort. Win the minds, the hearts will follow. We have all the tools of free expression at our disposal, and this is the BEST muslim-world PR we can muster??? Far from it is the truth of the matter. Being a bully is easy when you can. When you don't HAVE to be, when you can win ANOTHER game that YOU can create with your FREEDOM-granted skills, then you have the responsibility to try. Or find the creative minds who can. After all, the ARTISTIC products of freedom that crept across the Iron Curtan (music, books, films, the speeches of MLK, whatever it was) had a profound on winning hearts and minds to our "cause" during the Cold War, and thankfull ending it without WWIII. So far anyway. Ahem. F*ck Zawahiri. And f*ck many others. But that won't change a thing. Gotta cage that rage and channel it into the imaginative. Change the game, flip the frame. Peace.

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#10)
    by jondee on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 02:01:04 PM EST
    "War is Energy Enslaved" Blake.

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#11)
    by jimakaPPJ on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 02:02:46 PM EST
    et al - He called Bush "the butcher of Washnigton?" Is that all? I've seen worse on any number of blogs.

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#12)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 02:13:56 PM EST
    This is a pretty interesting and telling situation........Al Zawahiri and Bin Laden record their intent to kill you, and you preemptively accuse Bush of manipulating the release of these tapes to create fear. For all of you republicans and conservatives who cant understand democrat speak, let me translate TLs words for you: 1) Al Zawahiri is responsible for nothing, Bid Laden is responsible for nothing, AQ is responsible for nothing, and if you begin to believe that they may be responsible for something, consider all past and previous policy failures that other foreign policy makers have wrought on these poor innocent muslims. They are responsible for nothing, don't forget it. 2) You as Americans are ignorant and stupid. In fact, you are so stupid that when Al Zawahiri says he wants to kill you, you actually become afraid. How dumb could you be. But don't despair. Fortunately Jeralyn is looking out for you. When Al Zawahiri says he wants to kill you, what he really means is "get rid of Bush and everything will be fine." And as a side note, don't worry about being stupid, it's not your fault, after all these years of Bush lying to you, how could you be anything but ignorant. But please don't give in to Bush's fear mongering, that would only make you dumber. Just keep listening to Jeralyn, and keep ignoring your instincts and you will be fine. 3) GW is responsible for absolutely everything that has ever happened or will ever happen. He was responsible for 911. He is responsible for the dead miners. He is responsible for Katrina and the Tsunami. He is responsible for the poor economy. He is responsible for you kids lack of education. He is behind all criminals who have guns. He killed all the americans soldiers and iraqi civilians in this war. He was responsible for the deaths of John Lennon and Gianni Versace. He has created the Bird Flu, and is responsible for the fact that we don't have a cure. He has performed every coat hanger abortion that has ever happened. He cooked up aids in the basement of the whitehouse and Karl Rove is administering it to homosexuals. Or was that the first Bush? Lets see did I miss anything? Oh, yes I did, when Bid Laden comes back and kills a few thousand more of you idiots, that'll be Bush's fault too. So just to recap, AQ is responsible for nothing, Bush caused all the worlds problems, and you are too stupid to do anything about any of it, unless Jeralyn tells you how, and for the nondescript higher beings sake, Vote Democrat.

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#13)
    by glanton on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 02:18:27 PM EST
    I am not afraid.

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#14)
    by Dadler on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 02:39:07 PM EST
    Variable, You wasted all that space on a rant that measured ZERO on the satire scale? If you haven't lately, please send TL a little gift of funds to support the bandwidth necessary to support such "freedom of speech".

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#15)
    by kdog on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 02:53:42 PM EST
    So...the AQ corporation comes out with some new commercials. The WH corporation will come out with their own in response. Woohoo I just wanna live free. Everything else, safety included, is gravy. Don't be so scared that you let other enemies destroy the freedom.

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#16)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 03:08:02 PM EST
    ppj: "the butcher of Washnigton?" Is that all? I've seen worse... It loses something in translation. It's much more insulting in arabic.

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#17)
    by Edger on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 03:16:50 PM EST
    There is also a song by Jimmy Buffet that I think was written with Al-Zawahiri, bin Ladin, Bush, and variable in mind: Lyrics here.

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#18)
    by Sailor on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 03:26:18 PM EST
    punisher, yes, I think it had something to do with bush confusing his right hand for his left;-)

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#19)
    by Al on Mon Jan 30, 2006 at 03:32:22 PM EST
    Narius, if the Taliban had been kicked out of Afghanistan "pretty successfully" as you say, there would be no need for foreign troops there. In fact, the Taliban is alive and kicking in Afghanistan. Just a few days ago, a Canadian diplomat was killed and three Canadian soldiers very seriously injured as a result of a bombing in Afghanistan.

    Re: Al-Zawahiri Releases New Tape With Threats (none / 0) (#21)
    by Talkleft Visitor on Tue Jan 31, 2006 at 02:55:43 PM EST
    Variable.. great post...I think you summed it up nicely. You gotta love this PR... "a Jan. 13 airstrike in the eastern village of Damadola killed "innocents," Yeah...I'm sure any kind of gathering of these type of people would be considered 'innocent' by the left. Isn't it funny how our enemy sends out some PR and the LIBS just suck it up? They believe this murderer over their own government.... or... are so blinded by hate to assume it's PR on our Gov's part! What's wrong with this picture? Al-Zawahiri has got to be loving all the 'friends' he has here in the USA!