Zawahiri says world to be free of 'US crimes, lies'
Al Qaeda's number 2 al-Zawahri said that the world will be free from U.S. crimes and lies after its end end will be at the hands of the Muslim nation.
Al Qaeda's number two Ayman al-Zawahri said that the world will be free from U.S. crimes and lies after its end end will be at the hands of the Muslim nation in a video shootage released on Tuesday.
106-minute Arabic-language video, entitled "The West ... and The Dark Tunnel," is second folowing 11-minutes first video marking the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks against the United States, Site Institute said.
"America has come in a new, hypocritical face. Smiling at us, but stabbing us with the same dagger that Bush used," said al-Zawahri.
"God willing, your end will be at the hands of the Muslim nation, so that the world and history will be free of your crimes and lies," he said addressing Obama at the end of the two-part video.
The message also featured several appearances of Adam Gadahn, also known as Azzam al-Amriki, an American who grew up in southern California, converted to Islam and joined al-Qaida. He was charged with treason in 2006 and there is a $1 million reward for information leading to his arrest or conviction.
Gadahn's remarks celebrating the defeat of Bush and ridiculing Obama suggest the video was made in late August or early September.
"The important question is will Obama and his Democrats learn from his predecessor's mistakes or will they go on repeating them until they too leave office in humiliation and disgrace," said the heavily bearded American, dressed in a white robe.
"Unfortunately for the Democrats, and judging by their first seven-and-a-half months at the helm of the sinking American ship, the prognosis doesn't look good," he said.
On September 14, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden warned the American people over their government's close ties with Israel in an apparently new audio tape posted on an Islamist website.
That message, entitled "A statement to the American people," was around 11 minutes long.
The video mentioned events of the past year including the global financial crisis and the election of US President Barack Obama. It was posted on websites often used by al Qaeda supporters.
The message included a lengthy section on U.S. prisons and torture facilities and showed footage of what appeared to be an American torturing an Afghan for information by dunking his head into a bucket of water.
Agencies Last Mod: 23 Eylül 2009, 15:03