Al Qaeda lost in Iraq… Now they’ve lost their minds.
This image from video released by IntelCenter on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 shows a photo of Ayman al-Zawahri as part of an audiotaped speech harshly criticizing Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a new audio tape Saturday, accusing him of being an enemy of Islam and threatening a wave of attacks against the North African country because it improved relations with the United States. (AP)
A new Al-Qaeda tape lashes out at American lackey Moammar Gadhafi.
The AP reported:
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CAIRO, Egypt – Al-Qaida’s No. 2 figure harshly criticized Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a new audio tape Saturday, accusing him of being an enemy of Islam and threatening a wave of attacks against the North African country because it improved relations with the U.S.
In the 28-minute audio tape called “Unity of the Ranks,” Ayman al-Zawahri also announced that the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group was joining ranks with al-Qaida.
“The Islamic nation is witnessing a blessed step … The brothers are escalating the confrontation against the enemies of Islam: Gadhafi and his masters, the Washington crusaders,” al-Zawahri said in the audio tape. The recording could not be independently verified, but it appeared on a Web site commonly used by insurgents and carried the logo of al-Qaida’s media production house, as-Sahab.
The recording also carried a message from Abu Laith al-Libi, a Libyan al-Qaida commander in Afghanistan who accused Gadhafi of decades of tyranny.
“He is the tyranny of Libya and is dragging the country to the swamp,” al-Libi said in the recording that also featured old video footage of him walking with other masked gunmen.
“After long years, he (Gadhafi) discovered suddenly that America is not an enemy … and is turning Libya into another crusader base,” said al-Libi, who has appeared in several recent al-Qaida videos.
Al Zawahiri must have owed this guy Abu Laith al-Libi or lost a bet or something.
Al Qaeda is really slipping since Osama admitted defeat in Iraq.