Your choice: click the image below to watch the droning, eight-minute video or follow this link to read the transcript at Laura Mansfield’s site. Or better yet, let me sum it up for you.
1. Not only is he recycling, almost verbatim, things he’s said in other videos, but he’s using the same inflections while recycling them.
2. Our Adam may be many things, but an orator he is not. Among the rhetorical pearls that lie within:
[M]ore than five and a half years after you fell into the Afghanistan trap, things aren’t going too well for your Crusader Coalition. In fact, things are going really bad.
In other words, you’re losing on all fronts and losing big time.
Someday we’re going to see the word “pwn3d” in a Zawahiri subtitle.
3. He refers specifically to the PIPA poll of Muslims in four Middle Eastern countries that was published in April. I blogged it at the time. Skim the results and you’ll see why.
4. Finally, he lists Al Qaeda’s demands as they currently stand. Since Ron Paul was helpful enough to assign Rudy Giuliani some summer reading about why we were attacked on 9/11, maybe Rudy will repay the kindness by sending him a copy of this clip. Among the non-negotiables:
— withdrawal of all U.S. troops from all Muslim lands (not a problem for Paul);
— cessation of all aid, in whatever form, to the “56 apostate regimes of the Muslim world,” one of which is certainly the Karzai government in Afghanistan;
— cessation of all aid, in whatever form, to Israel (also probably not a problem for Paul) as well as imposition of a travel ban to “occupied Palestine”;
— neither interference in, nor a single word of criticism of, Al Qaeda’s establishment of an Islamic caliphate;
— cessation of all “broadcasts” to the Middle East;
— and the release of all Muslim prisoners being held by America, for whatever reason and whether or not duly convicted.
Simple as that. Your move, Rudy.