Zarqawi Video With Subtitles Posted

posted at 12:43 pm on April 26, 2006 by Allahpundit

MEMRI TV, natch. Click the image to watch. Transcript here.


UPDATE: Richard Miniter sees the release of tapes from Bin Laden and Zarqawi this week as Al Qaeda’s version of the Rap Olympics:

[I]t appears an intense rivalry is emerging between Messrs. Zarqawi and bin Laden. A letter from Mr. bin Laden’s deputy, intercepted in 2005, entreated the Jordanian to send money to his masters. Other captured letters and an e-mail sent to a London-based radical cleric demonstrate the Al Qaeda leadership’s increasing impatience with Mr. Zarqawi’s strategy in Iraq and his attempt to stir up a civil war by killing Shiite civilians.

“I think the key question is, why did they release the video? Showing up on a video shows that he is in a good position and that he can deliver messages just like Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri,” the director and co-founder of the SITE Institute, Rita Katz, said.

UPDATE: Rusty makes an interesting connection.

UPDATE: Rusty posted an update shooting down Miniter’s theory. Click the previous link for details.

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Sounds like al Zarqawi got his DNC talking points memo. It also sounds like he is lamenting the fact that many of his jihadist buddies have gotten out of the game. We’ve got to find this scumbag and give him his wish, 72 virgins.

pistolero on April 26, 2006 at 1:31 PM

I was thinking that maybe Cindy Sheehan was his speechwriter.

stargazer on April 26, 2006 at 1:34 PM

He seems to be hyperventilating, short of breath, and panicked. The cornered animals are the most dangerous, right before they are exterminated.

Veritas Regina on April 26, 2006 at 2:03 PM

Someone should tell him that CBS already decided on Katie Couric to replace Dan “Fax” Rather. No point sending in any more audition tapes.

withoutfeathers on April 26, 2006 at 2:18 PM

What? No Kaffiyeh?

DANEgerus on April 26, 2006 at 2:59 PM

Just yesterday I wrote the President and my congressmen saying, “With the recent videos of both bin Laden and Al-Zarqawi I believe that an increase in troop strength in Iraq and Afganistan are warranted. Also, in part due to the calls for Donald Rumsfeld’s resignation. Yes I did read Charles Krauthammer’s rebuuttal. Saying that plans were thrown assunder and did not listen to the Generals. As Mr. Krauthammer points out, the president makes the decisions and the president fires generals, not the
other way around.

There has been numerous calls for an increase of troop strength. After 3 years of the insurgency in Iraq maybe it is time. Even with all the successes, and an increase in manpower and capabillity of Iraq’s own Defense Forces it is time to put an end to the insurgency.”

We need to get those sons of *guns*!

LurP on April 26, 2006 at 3:48 PM

What a drug induced tirade….
It doesn’t take much to brain-wash those that have only half a brain to start with.

“Such evil deeds could religion prompt”
Lucretius (96 BC – 55 BC)

shooter on April 26, 2006 at 4:07 PM

The problem may not be so much troop strength but with our rules of engagement. If we weren’t so sensitive to every shack being labeled a ‘mosque’ and hence a no go zone and if we didn’t have such sensitivity to collateral damage, we could’ve wiped them out with the troops we have long ago. Now we have to be engaged before we return fire. It’s pathetic, really.

pistolero on April 26, 2006 at 4:08 PM

I for one think it’s disgraceful that al-Jazeera broadcasts these videos. Since there could be coded messages in his diatribe, then al-Jazeera is sympathetic to their cause.

What’s even worse is that our own lamestream media broadcasts it too. Apparently they support then also.

geekrunner on April 26, 2006 at 4:54 PM

Yeah, and the war on terror has nothing to do with Iraq. Funny thing is when the Democrats talk on TV and I mute the sound with the cc options on … they’re saying the same thing.

wytammic on April 26, 2006 at 6:54 PM

I think old Zack has been watching too many Rambo movies. Why is it they always have to have their AK-47’s in the background? Boys with their toys I guess. He should head to the land of the two rivers to meet his 72 virgins.

C4Miles on April 26, 2006 at 6:56 PM

I think Al Zarqawi is the best choice for the next head of the DNC……..Alla Akbar

birdman on April 27, 2006 at 3:39 PM

The Moonbats at the Democrat Underground are denying that this is Al-Zaqawi in the video. They claim the person in the video is an actor hired by the CIA. Some of them are even saying that what you see is really an Irish guy, not an Arab. I kid you not.

pjcomix on April 27, 2006 at 4:53 PM

don’t these terrorists ever bathe ??? At least before they make a vid !!

gary on April 28, 2006 at 8:19 AM