Skip to comments.A Chilling Iraqi Terror Tape (New Zarqawi video given to Time Magazine)
Posted on 07/04/2004 9:29:18 AM PDT by FairOpinion
Jihad leader Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian terrorist and the most wanted man in Iraq, this weekend released a telling window into his organization, Attawhid wal Jihad, or Unity and Jihad. In a slickly produced hour-long video Zarqawi lays bare the milieu of his suicide bombers, their safehouses, their rituals and their targeting guidelines. Given directly to TIME, the video is a bold, menacing statement of the group's intent and capability. The subtext of this disturbing tape is that for the U.S. this is likely to be a long, drawn out fight in Iraq against a committed, well-organized enemy.
The tape contains many chilling scenes. When the chairman of the U.S. appointed Iraqi Governing Council, Izzedine Salam, then the country's highest Iraqi official, was assassinated last month in a car bomb Zarqawi quickly claimed credit. Now he shows the act, in graphic footage shot from a parked car: A convoy of white SUVs disappears down a Baghdad street, followed a moment later by a ball of flame and explosion so intense the windscreen through which the cameraman films cracks before your eyes.
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I guess, when being vigilant, also look for people, who look like they are waiting, and ready to start the tape rolling, when there is nothing apparently is going on...yet.
The Time seems to build up the tape -- helping the terrorists trying to scare us.
Well, we don't scare easily.
The problem is that the terrorists know how to use propaganda and our liberal media are willing accomplices.
Best at Cannes Film Festival
This isn't a freaking game....this is a fight for our very survival..
"Each episode of this grim "Best Of" the militant group's attacks over the last year is accompanied by professional-style editing, graphics and camera work. Explanations are given of each operation, the names of the suicide bombers, and the targeting justification. "
It seems like they really did a professional job, probably would get an award at the Cannes Festival, as you say.
Given directly to TIME, the video is a bold, menacing statement of the group's intent and capability. The subtext of this disturbing tape is that for the U.S. this is likely to be a long, drawn out fight in Iraq against a committed, well-organized enemy.It doesn't even occur to the super-geniuses at TIME that this "bold, menacing statement" is propaganda, designed to dishearten and discourage coalition forces.
Simple. The media doesn't want us to survive.
They chose sides, and they are on the side of the terrorists.
Bush is right: "You are either with us, or you are with the terrorists".
This should at least rate an honorable mention or perhaps a 'Lifetime Achievement Award'.
Don't forget, lawyers are useless idiots, too.
Seems to me it is about time that the US starts trailing selected reporters (Jazeera, Guardian, Time, CNN, etc) each day with the Predator or other drones. See where they go, who else comes to see them, etc.
Then trail the ones who they met with, and kill the folks that those folks go to meet with. I guess this happens only in Tom Clancy books?
Ah, but look at all the information it undoubtedly reveals, and realize that our guys and the Iraqi Governing Council have all this and more. Zarqawi has just given instructions how to kill him.
This has my blood boiling....the new Iraqi government should arrest Mr. Ware and ask him where he got this tape...
>"What the hell is wrong with the media!!!!!!!
This isn't a freaking game...."<
To them it is, I think. The game of politics against Bush.
It's nothing but blood soaked propaganda.
History will look back at the cowardly media and judge them accordingly.
They don't care. They just want to somehow spin everything. They are always in the "It's all Bush's fault" mode.
Where is the link to the film clip?
Oh, on that sense I agree. This is a foolish thing to put on video; it's exactly what your enemy wants to find and study. Especially when the Iraqi security forces are slowly but surely increasing in skill, this type of thing goes from being bold and audacious to being reckless and overconfident.
It is representative of another trend, if you notice. The insurgents by and large are retreating. The bombings and killings are becoming more rare. The open conflict is becoming a string of kidnappings, beheadings, and media events.
To state another way, the insurgents are moving into a phase where the cannot continue a full scale insurgency, but they can simulate on through the media.
In that regard, tapes like this are necessary, because they SCARE people. The insurgents are well on their way out, but they won't go quietly. Thanks to the internet and Al Jazeera, they'll cling to the front pages long after they've be reduced to a broken band of stray criminals.
The enemies of America know right where to go with their propaganda.
Zarqawi is a small fish, consider the US has a long history of success in nabbing and defeating bullies , ranging from organized crime figures, Nazis, Balkans and the brutal regime leaders of former Iraq , the list is long...
Well, taping exploits worked for soembody else too, didn't it?
The only thing they have success at is making videos and getting them airtime in the Western media. but, Tell a lie long enough and almost everyone will believe it. Especially the kool-aid drinking Evil Dums.
Tom thaties in to what the AP reported earlier....that Iraq is set to name countries who are helping Zarqawi.
It didn't say in the article whether Time turned the tape over to the CIA.
Knowing them they probably didn't. It's more important to them to stay on the terrorists' good side, so they can get the next tape.
"They are getting allot of financial help from somewhere."
Syria and Iran.
Syria 'fans flames' of Iraq terror
SYRIA has stepped up its assistance to insurgents in Iraq and is encouraging both secular and Islamist fighters operating across its border, according to Western and Arab officials.
At least one former senior Iraqi Baathist official has established himself in a large villa in Damascus, where is he recruiting volunteers and sending them over the border to resistance strongholds such as Fallujah and Ramadi. His operations are conducted with the encouragement of the host Government.
"Iraq is set to name countries who are helping Zarqawi."
They already did, and the evidence to support their statements is forthcoming shortly. Our fine media isn't giving much coverage to these kinds of revelations.
New Iraq Government Accuses Iran And Syria Of Backing Insurgents
The new Iraqi government will publish damning evidence this week linking foreign powers, including Iran and Syria, to the Muslim extremists and loyalists of the former regime who launched a bloody rebellion after the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Hoshyar Zebari, the foreign minister, told The Telegraph that the interim government had gathered intelligence detailing the support provided to insurgent groups by some neighbouring nations.
This video shows what kind of people the terrorists really are. Yet John Kerry seems to think resentment of Bush justifies nations like France not lifting a finger to stop them. So what is Kerry saying? Does Kerry believe that our allies are justified in sitting out the fight against terrorism because they resent President Bush? I can't understand that kind of thinking, (but then again I'm not French).
Why would Kerry suggest that allies are justified in letting their resentment of Bush determine a moral decision like fighting terrorism? Isn't it a bit more likely that they just lack the fortitude and wisdom to know that terrorism is evil and must be stopped? Or is Kerry saying that they want to get back at President Bush by letting innocent people around the world die at the hands of terrorists? Is that how Kerry thinks our "allies" should express their displeasure with Mr. Bush, by letting terrorists commit mayhem against innocent civilians? Our real allies, like Poland and Britain, know better.
Yup, I've seen this Michael Ware guy in interviews and read his articles in Time. He is hanging out with the jihadists (interesting that they seem to accept him and trust him. Hmmm.) He's mightily impressed with them. "Fawning" would not be an overstatement.
Are they trying to impress us, scare
the Iraqis or trying to recruit...?All of the above...Fanatic barbarians.
I hope Mr. Ware is turning this tape over to the authorities, both U.S. and Iraqi, to study. Whether he does or not would reveal a lot about him.
I wonder if Michael Moore produced this for them?
Michael Ware is the same SOB who videotaped the attack on the DHL aircraft. He should be deported from Iraq and permanently banned from entering either Iraq or the US.
He is clearly in bed with the bad guys and in a perfect world, would be arrested and charged with aiding the terrorists.
An interview with Michael Ware from December 8, 2003
Do we really know who shot the footage? Time or the jihadis?
No! Really?!? And it only took them 15-16 months to come up with this conclusion?
No wonder Time is the premier news magazine of our generation. [cough]
I smell al-Jazeera. There is a reason why they give this propaganda to Time. They want the media and the American public to buy the message they are conveying, i.e., it is a going to be a long, costly war for America and the sooner we can get out the better.
I think a different message can be gleaned from the videotape. The terrorists know that they cannot win militarily and that time is not on their side. They need to change the political equation sooner rather than later. The only way is to undermine the political support in the US. This is the lesson they have learned from Vietnam. Time needs to do a better job of critical analysis rather than just being a conduit for this crap. Of course, they won't because they have a political agenda of their own.
"Time needs to do a better job of critical analysis rather than just being a conduit for this crap. Of course, they won't because they have a political agenda of their own."
The US liberal media are becoming just mouthpieces for the terrorists.
They made a major mistake in giving it to Time Magazine - I will never see it. It will only get the zany left crowd.
I hate to remind that we have a world-wide movement of terrorists arrayed against the US. Drug money, background financing under the table, there are many ways for them to receive support. They are not bound to nations but are able to cross unguarded borders and will do so if it suits their purpose. Thinking particular nations is a function of wars in the past. We cannot allow ourselves to be tied down with certain nations and give terrorists free rein to operate at will wherever they wish.
The notion of suicidal jihadis taping their exploits isn't new, nor is it "chilling."
It certainly doesn't prove that they're any more or any less organized or more numerous than anyone thought.
We're on the way out, the Iraqis are on the way in to defending and determining their own country and way of life. I suspect that Zarqawi and his idiot minions will soon be up against a far less PC force of arms than we can be at the moment.
"Committed" and "well-organized", huh? And this from Time magazine.
Well just remember this:
No matter how "committed" and "well-organized" America's enemies are,
9/11 was never repeated--
because of President George W. Bush!!!
Not because the terrorists didn't try!
Not because Al-Qaida didn't want to repeat it!
Not because these satanic terrorists are uncommitted or disorganized!
The September 11, 2001, "Pearl Harbor" attack on the United States was not repeated BECAUSE OF THE EXPERT AND HEROIC LEADERSHIP OF PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH!
Whom will Zarqawi, bin Laden, Zawahiri and the other terrorists vote for??? Not George W. Bush! That's for sure!
Unfortunately, many of the ones who will write history are liberal-demokkkRATs, and they will re-write history to suit their agendas. The few books which tell the truth and get it right, will never see the light of day in our education system, also almost completely controlled by liberals and liberal-demokkkRATs.
Make no mistake about it: The Enemy Within is everywhere, at all levels.
Time Magazine is presenting it exactly, as the terrorists want them to.
I think the successful handover was a major defeat for the terrorists -- they couldn't stop it.
This is just more bluster -- but it's shameful and treasonous that the US media is helping the terrorists get out their propaganda.
Time is not saying a single word, to put the video and the terrorists' actions in context. Zarqawi himself probabaly wrote the article too, Time just published it, without changing a word.
I suspect some of his group are also employees of Al Jazeera.