Now this is a VERY interesting statement from the Al Quada leadership… they seem to be preparing the rank and file for the leadership being captured or killed. Could this mean they are cornered and know their days are very numbered? It certainly sounds like it… very interesting……
Al-Zawahri mobilises youth
01/10/2004 16:36 - (SA)
Dubai - An audio tape purportedly released by Osama bin Laden's deputy urges young Muslims to get organized and go after the United States and its allies, according to comments aired on Friday by Al-Jazeera TV.
The station said the speaker on the tape was Ayman al-Zawahri, the closest aide to al-Qaeda leader bin Laden.
It was the second message purportedly from al-Zawahri to surface in less than a month.
It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the recording, or determine how recently it had been taped from the segments aired.
Leaders not 'invincible'
The voice sounded like past recordings of al-Zawahri, but it also made an unusual reference to the possibility al-Qaeda's top leaders are not be invincible.
"You, youth of Islam, this is our message," he said.
"If we die or are detained, continue the path after us, and don't betray God and his prophet, and don't knowingly betray the trust."
The speaker's words came more quickly and energetically, sounding in general more upbeat than previous tapes believed to be from al-Zawahri.
"The interests of the Americans, British, Australians, French, Polish, Norwegians, South Korean and Japanese are spread everywhere," the speaker said.
"We must not wait more ... or we will be devoured one country after the other," the speaker said.
"The youth must not wait for anyone and must begin resisting from now, and take experience and lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan and Chechnya," the speaker said.
It said the countries cited had taken part in occupying Afghanistan or Iraq or Chechnya and gave Israel "means of survival".
Full tape not aired
An Al-Jazeera producer said the tape was "supposedly received today" by usual means, which he refused to discuss.
The station aired almost four minutes in two clips of a longer recording, and, as usual, was not planning to air the full tape.
Station officials would not comment on the contents of unaired segments.
On September 9, Al-Jazeera broadcast a videotape of al-Zawahri proclaiming that the United States will ultimately be defeated in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The CIA determined with a high degree of confidence that the previous message was al-Zawahri.
America has offered up to $25m for information leading to his killing or capture.
Edited by Elmarie Jack
Sounds like Hitler youth, but less trained.
Yes, good point! And when Hitler started falling back on the Hitler Youth to carry on the struggle he was on his way out. I suspect the Heads of Al Quada know they are finished, we seem to be killing off the well trained AQ people at a good rate, perhaps they are down to relying on the barrel scrapings… the untrained young fanatics?
If so… it may be we are close to a significant victory over Al Queada
I hope you're right.....
This would also explain why AlZaq has been avoiding direct confrontation with US forces...
Note that they have mainly been doing their hostage-attacks & such, up untill yesterday (presumably timed to influence the debate) when they did that car bombong... Hostage attacks do not put AQ forces at risk, as the US seems to have taken the logical route, treating them as ordinary street crime from a tactical point of view (even if it's not played that way back home), which has made said hostage attacks very innefective. And so AZ is back to 'real' terrorisim...
The return to car bombings, btw has gone VERY badly for them, as we've responded with an attack on one of their 'stronghold' towns, killing 90 of their guys so far & rescuing a Turkish hostage...
Atrtition just may work...
I, for one, will be excited at the news that he went to go see some Virginians. 72 of them.
I'm wondering where is all of the world outrage and condemnation regarding the children abuse. If the situation had been reversed with the USA, the likes of Hillery, the UN, UNICEF etc, would be all over the USA like a cheap suit. They are surprisingly quiet.
It doesn't support their cause. Their cause is the drive to regain power, pure and simple.