Terrorism

New Al Qaeda Ad Campaign

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ABC News' The Blotter reports:

A new al Qaeda propaganda ad, headlined "Wait for the Big Surprise" and featuring a digitally altered photograph of President George Bush and Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf standing in front of a burning White House, was posted on the Internet today.

The brief clip from al Qaeda's "as Sahab" propaganda arm juxtaposes the doctored photo of Bush and Musharraf along with previously seen images of al Qaeda's top leadership—Osama bin Laden, Ayman al Zawahri and Adam Gadahn—as well as a photo of an SUV in a motorcade.

There is no additional information provided in the ad, and it closes with the words, "Soon—God willing," written across the screen and repeated several times.

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  1. Those guys have been releasing all sorts of videos for years, but all they can ever muster are some idiots who think that a single match can detonate 40 miles of pipeline.

  2. I’m guessing that this ad will not test market well with the American 18-35 male demographic.

  3. Yeah, right, I’m gonna click on that video and have the feds knocking on my door in 6 hours.

  4. I prefer thong-wearing hos in my videos.

  5. Osama, why don’t you tell ’em about the NEW! SCION XT! When you get to paradise, they’ve gotta have those 17 inch alloy rims!

  6. And so Al Qaeda turns out to be a couple dozen goofballs posting stuff on the internet. Clearly we need to overturn everything since the Magna Carta to deal with these guys.

    Up next: Osama leaves unpleasant comments on Youtube.

  7. Who is really paying for these? The GOP presidential candidates (R Paul excepted)?

  8. “…al Qaeda’s top leadership — Osama bin Laden, Ayman al Zawahri and Adam Gadahn”

    One more time, why aren’t they dead already?

  9. It’s guys like that who are giving Islamo-fascism a bad name.

  10. And so Al Qaeda turns out to be a couple dozen goofballs posting stuff on the internet. Clearly we need to overturn everything since the Magna Carta to deal with these guys.

    Can’t we just send Dan T. to bombard their comments sections?

  11. Here’s our response (changing France to, well, somewhere else and using “king” in the abstract sovereign sense):

    Scorn and defiance; slight regard, contempt,
    And any thing that may not misbecome
    The mighty sender, doth he prize you at.
    Thus says my king; an’ if your father’s highness
    Do not, in grant of all demands at large,
    Sweeten the bitter mock you sent his majesty,
    He’ll call you to so hot an answer of it,
    That caves and womby vaultages of France
    Shall chide your trespass and return your mock
    In second accent of his ordnance.

    Yeah. Screw you and your womby vaultages.

  12. “One more time, why aren’t they dead already?”

    Because we spent all our time and resources fighting in Iraq rather than sending in undercover agents to kill or apprehend the ones responsible for 9/11.

  13. Hr. Doktor T:

    fucking clownshoes operation. CLOWNSHOES.

    OBL is a walking Marfan’s syndrome earwax breathing little puke whose AUTO must be UNPIMPED!

    the big surprise: he is the father of Anna Nicole Smith’s baby.

    and what ProGLib said. Screw them and their womby vaultages.

  14. Pro Libertate,

    Of course by the time that was written England had already lost even Calais.

  15. “Who is really paying for these? The GOP presidential candidates (R Paul excepted)?”

    According to the television, drug addicts all over the country are paying for these ads by getting high and being irresonsible members of the state.

  16. I TOLD you Evil Bert was killed at Tora Bora.

    Why do you think he isn’t in the video? Huh? Answer me that, Mr. Tough Guy.

  17. Always with the negative vibes, Grotius, always with the negative vibes.

    Say, as a Ludlum reader, do you like the Bourne movies, are do they offend you as having nothing to do with the books?

    VM,

    I think we need a womby vaultages post at Urkobold. That’s got to be the best phrase I’ve heard in while. God bless Francis Bacon.

    Or, maybe we should just use it as a regular insult: “I say, go back to your womby vaultages.”

    thoreau,

    Are you not familiar with Evil Bert’s real-life association with al Qaeda? As in, I’m not making this up?

  18. Aw, c’mon, t! You don’t remember the al Qaeda poster with Bert from Sesame Street in the background?

    He had his monoborw waaayyyyyyy down, evil-style.

  19. “God is great!

    “Hi, I’m Troy ibn al-Mahdi McClure. You may remember me from such Islamic terrorist videos as ‘Death to Crusaders and Zionists’ and ‘Little Abdul blows himself up so he can pork hot chicks in Paradise.’ I’m here to talk to you today about our glorious leader Usama bin Laden and his jihad against the American pig-dog infidels.

    “There is no better occupation for a God-fearing Muslim than to blow up American cultural landmarks, preferably with Americans still in them. That’s why we were the proud sponsors of the martyrdom attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. It’s too bad that our attack on the White House was thwarted by the infidel passengers of Flight 93 who forced our hijackers to land prematurely. Don’t you hate it when an operation goes off prematurely like that? But never fear, we’ve still got the White House in our sights. We’ll blow it up soon enough.

    “After that, we’ll blow up Disney World . . . the Lincoln Memorial . . . fools, blind fools, we will destroy you all, bwahahahahaha!

    “This is Troy ibn al-Mahdi McClure, reminding you to pray five times a day, bow towards Mecca, and bow, also, to the powerful taste of new Duff Ice – a lot of refreshment in just one can!

    “(Do we really have to get these corporate sponsorships? It kind of dilutes our message . . . oh, well, anything for the cause.)”

  20. Can’t we just send Dan T. to bombard their comments sections?

    Give me one of those $150,000 Blackwater contracts and I’m there!

  21. thoreau,

    More on the true story about Evil Bert’s association with bin Laden.

  22. what joe said. c’mon, there, T. of course as a …. physicist, Doktor Bunsen Honeydew is more his speed 🙂

    Agreed, ProGLib.

    mmmmm. Bacon.

    Since Jonathan Swift is Minister of Family Affairs and Economics (hier), having Bacon on board would be appropriate.

    But not John Milton.

    Cuz:

    Malt does more than Milton Can to Justify god’s ways to Man

  23. Dan-

    So, you’re volunteering to join the ranks of the Keyboard Commandos?

    🙂

  24. Al: Please, he’s Muslim. It’s not “pork hot chicks,” it’s “slip hot chicks the beef.”

    Get your religiosexual terminology straight.

  25. What, no lolcats?!

    And, by the way, damn you reason for infecting me with this lolcat meme!

  26. do you like the Bourne movies, are do they offend you as having nothing to do with the books?

    Liking the movies, I picked up Ultimatum … first book I haven’t finished in decades. What drivel.

  27. Neu Mejican,

    Like all series, the first book was the best.

  28. Make that “most”–I just thought of an exception.

  29. God, this blog is a huge drivel machine. Any nonsense at all will get the drivel flowing. Don’t you people have jobs?

  30. No, like you, we’re all independently wealthy. I get paid every time someone uses the phrase, “womby vaultages.”

  31. What with exhorbitantly expensive military adventures and a semi-literate workforce that regularly steals time from employers to spew drival about nothing, I feel my wealth is in jeopardy. Does anybody else have the unsettling feeling that we’re a society in serious decline?

  32. No, like you, we’re all independently wealthy. I get paid every time someone uses the phrase, “womby vaultages.”

    That’s piracy, you copyright squatter!

  33. No it isn’t. Bacon’s works are all in the public domain. Besides, phrases are danged hard to copyright.

    Thanks for reposting it, by the way. I can pay off the NSX now.

  34. You know, Eddie, the DRIVEL MACHINE is hidden in our womby vaultage.

    And my job is the unionized mechanic that works on said DRIVEL MACHINE (the one in our womby vaultage full of darkness visible).

    Til human voices wake us, of course.

  35. some idiots who think that a single match can detonate 40 miles of pipeline

    And a couple boxcutters and a fake bomb can knock down skyscrapers.
    Sheesh, what a bunch o’ rubes!

  36. Al wins the thread . . 🙂

  37. IM IN UR BASE KILLIN UR CRUSADERZ

  38. That douche Adam Gadhan is now senior al Qaeda leadership?

    They’re getting a bit liberal with the promotions.

  39. The question is, will a-Q send a YouTube question in for the Republican debate?

    “Mayor Giuliani, you pork-eating cuckold, please tell us in detail what your reaction to our next attack will be.”

  40. Pro Libertate,

    Say, as a Ludlum reader, do you like the Bourne movies, are do they offend you as having nothing to do with the books?

    I’m a fan of The Bourne Identity. As for the movies, well, I liked the first two but I don’t treat them as having much to do with the books.

    I’m currently re-reading Caleb Carr’s excellent novel The Alienist. Fantastic writer.

  41. Grotius,

    What about the miniseries with Richard Chamberlain as Bourne from the 70s? I actually liked that far more than the “MATT DAMON!” version of more recent vintage.

  42. Rattlesnake Jake wrote:

    Because we spent all our time and resources fighting in Iraq rather than sending in undercover agents to kill or apprehend the ones responsible for 9/11.

    You say that like it’s something easy that nobody’s bothering to do. In fact, it would be easier to send “undercover agents” into the Secret Service.

    Obie and his buddies are very well protected, very well hidden, and they aren’t posting ads in the “Lackeys Wanted” section of the New York Times. So, if you have some secret way to reach them, don’t keep it to yourself!

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