Skip to comments.Qaeda's Zawahri Calls for Pakistani Jihad
Posted on 08/29/2009 12:55:33 AM PDT by nickcarraway
Al Qaeda's second-in-command on Friday accused the United States of leading a crusade to turn Pakistan into a divided nation and urged Pakistanis to join in a jihad to resist.
The tape from Ayman al-Zawahri, the second this month, comes after Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud was killed in a U.S. missile strike on Aug. 5.
It also comes after Pakistan's army went on the offensive in late April against an insurgency by al Qaeda allies, the Taliban, in Swat valley after the militants took over the district 120 km (80 miles) from Islamabad, raising fears for Pakistan's stability and the safety of its nuclear weapons.
"The war in the tribal areas and Swat is an integral part of the crusade on Muslims across the world," Zawahri said in the tape posted on an al Qaeda-linked website.
In the 22-minute video address entitled "Path of Doom" he reiterates comments made in July calling for Pakistanis to wage war against the American "crusaders" and the Pakistani army.
"There is no honour for us except through Jihad," Zawahri said.
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Take that noise to Stryker, Zawahri
They will give you what you need.
“Al-Zawahiri Releases: ‘The Path of Doom’
SNIPPET: “As-Sahab Media released a new Al-Zawahiri video yesterday, entitled, The Path of Doom.
Its a rant focused on Pakistan. Specifically,Al-Zawahiri tries to show how the mujahidin thwarted a Pakistani conceived plan designed to seize Waziristans three important cities (Miran Shah, Razmak an0d Wana) in order to use them as a spring board for collapsing on the border territory and uniting with NATO and Afghan forces. The goal of this operation, according to the video, was to but the mujahidin between a rock and a hard place. Heres a still from the video:”
SNIPPET: “Other things I noticed: Al-Zawhairi spends a lot more time steepling in this video than Ive seen before. This is a non-verbal behavioral cue meant to suggest confidence, a feeling of superioritiy and self-assurance. I dont recall al-Zawahiri ever steepling so much in a video so either its a new habit that hes picked up, is being done intentionally in order to subtly communicate victory (particularly since this video is kind of a nah nah na booh booh to the Pakistanis and Americans) or he really believes that the jihadis won a round which, would suggest that he hasnt thought that very often and is tickled about how things are going.”
(August 28, 2009)