Skip to comments.Bin Laden hails slain Zarqawi as 'lion'
Posted on 06/29/2006 7:58:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden praised slain al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi as the "lion of holy war" in a new videotape posted on the Internet on Friday.
The 19-minute message shows an old still photo of bin Laden in a split-screen next to images of al-Zarqawi taken from a previous video. A voice resembling bin Laden's narrates a tribute to the Jordanian-born militant, who was killed in a June 7 airstrike northeast of Baghdad.
"Our Islamic nation was surprised to find its knight, the lion of jihad (holy war), the man of determination and will, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, killed in a shameful American raid," bin Laden said.
It was the fourth message put out this year by al-Qaida leader bin Laden. All have featured his voice in audiotapes. New video images of him have not appeared since October 2004.
So did the the Daily Kos and the DUmmies.
This image made Thursday, June 29, 2006 from an undated video distributed by U.S. government contractor IntelCenter, shows an undated still photo, left, of Osama bin Laden alongside a video of the late chief of al-Qaida in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The 19-minute audio message by bin Laden pays tribute to al-Zarqawi, and was posted on an Islamic militant web site. (AP Photo/IntelCenter)
More like a dead ally cat .....
This image made from an undated video distributed by U.S. government contractor IntelCenter shows Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader Ayman al-Zawahri, wearing a white robe and black turban, speaking to the camera with a picture of a smiling al-Zarqawi over his left shoulder. Al-Zawahri paid tribute to the slain Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a video released Friday, June 23, 2006, extolling him as 'the prince of martyrs' despite the rocky relationship that the terrorist leader in Iraq had with the al-Qaida command. (AP Photo/IntelCenter)
Well this cats 9 live ran out Binny, and with any luck yours soon will too. I hope its painful.
If he was lion or telling the truth, who cares? He needed killing.
Too bad you can't lay out his hide like a dead lion....
Zarqawi WAS A SERIAL KILLER. He's now buried in an unmarked grave and a few pig parts were buried with him.
Digs look nice and stylish. Lighting behind him is can lights. Fireplace pokers on the left. Hmmmmmmm. Interesting.
Yeah, maybe his brain will pop out through his nose also, LOL.
Bin Laden calls Zarkawi "a lion". "His head'll look good on my trophy wall.", Rumsfeld responds.
Does this guy go to beatnick poetry places or something?
Zarq met the world's finest Lion Hunters! (the kitty lovers will have a snit over that picture, though;)
Yes he's lyin' really still these days.
haha I was going to search for a pic of 'lion roadkill'!
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