Video: Strapped for content, Iraqi mujahedeen resorting to blooper reels now

posted at 8:08 pm on June 20, 2008 by Allahpundit

I’m exaggerating, but just barely.

Last month an Arabic satellite TV channel broadcast a chilling video of a group of Iraqi teenagers called the “Youths of Heaven” – their faces masked and brandishing Kalashnikov rifles, chanting “Allahu Akbar” and vowing to blow themselves up with “crusaders and apostates.” The film of these aspiring suicide bombers, all said to be under 16, was produced by al-Furqan, the media arm of the Islamic State of Iraq, aka al-Qaida. But such material is rare these days, with film coming out of Iraq looking suspiciously like posed training sessions with little of the live action of ambushes that has been the staple fare of jihadi websites…

Dia Rashwan, an Egyptian expert on radical Islamists, says recent al-Qaida propaganda footage from Iraq is old and cannot mask the crisis it is facing. “They have not got new things to say about Iraq though they are trying to give the impression that they are still alive. The material isn’t convincing.” Nigel Inkster, former deputy head of MI6, now at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, agrees: “Al-Qaida is starting to prepare their people for strategic failure in Iraq.”

In all seriousness, what other explanation could there be for putting this online than that they’ve got nothing else in the chute? Click the image to watch.

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All that’s missing is the Benny Hill theme song.

Blake on June 20, 2008 at 8:12 PM

Soooo — ‘Jackass’ has come to Iraq? That was Johnny Basra?

justkevin on June 20, 2008 at 8:16 PM

Allah-ak-salad-bar

jgapinoy on June 20, 2008 at 8:18 PM

Jethro Jihad

That looked like the Clampett’s truck with the sofa on the back. Good thing Granny wasn’t there or she would have whipped the tar out them varmints.

Hening on June 20, 2008 at 8:19 PM

and the Americans go speeding by in their hummers and wonder why some retarded kid was out playing with explosives

Defector01 on June 20, 2008 at 8:20 PM

All that’s missing is the Benny Hill theme song.
Blake on June 20, 2008 at 8:12 PM

That could be arranged…

wise_man on June 20, 2008 at 8:22 PM

O/T: Obama: I’m backing the FISA Bill.

amerpundit on June 20, 2008 at 8:27 PM

I’m some what let down,ya know,I was hoping
to see the mortar tube Ka Blewy,but I’m kidding!

So,Super Dave is shooting a pilot in Iraq,and he
is using real explosives this time,and real people.

This sounds like a win/win,reality TV,and Jihady’s
being sent to the afterlife!

canopfor on June 20, 2008 at 8:52 PM

It was fun and entertaining, but I would have really enjoyed it if before the video ended a hummer had turned into the frame from the right.

DFCtomm on June 20, 2008 at 8:54 PM

Oh yeah baby..I can’t wait till Barry surrenders to these supermen!

AUINSC on June 20, 2008 at 9:54 PM

Ok, so, are all the marginally competent ones dead? Allah Snackbar!

Krydor on June 20, 2008 at 10:23 PM

Iraq is old.

Nothing important will happen till after America choses a new flavor if Islam and its slaves are smart. But they are anything but smart.

I wonder what happened to the Paki Nuke experts who were kidnapped by “extremists” while seemingly working as geologists a few months back. Why was their fabricated kidnapping so assertively interjected into the Swat Valley rising?

BL@KBIRD on June 20, 2008 at 10:57 PM

It was fun and entertaining, but I would have really enjoyed it if before the video ended a hummer had turned into the frame from the right.
DFCtomm on June 20, 2008 at 8:54 PM

I recall seeing a video. Perhaps on live leak, where some jihadist is videotaping another firing mortars. The last one didn’t launch, it just went boom. ALLAH AKBAR!!! ALLAH AK BAR!!! ALLAH-SPLAT!!

That as cool.

wise_man on June 20, 2008 at 11:42 PM

Nothing important will happen till after America choses a new flavor if Islam and its slaves are smart. But they are anything but smart.

America didn’t “choose” Islam. We’ve been doing our best to cope with it since our nation was founded. People that follow the cult of Islam will never be considered “smart”, and they are indeed slaves to its lies and satanic inspiration.

Hening on June 21, 2008 at 8:06 AM

I am always heartened by the fact that the jihadists are largely incompetent fools. Not surprising really given their lack of education and adherence to a Total Belief System.

Now if we could just get our politicians to identify the nature of the threat – Islam – we’d be doing quite well. It is a leftist line but it is nonetheless true – you cannot declare war and win a war waged on an adjective – in this case, ‘terror’.

Ares on June 21, 2008 at 8:32 AM

You were punked!

RobCon on June 21, 2008 at 9:08 AM