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Ayman al-Zawahri (al-Qaeda's deputy commander),
says in a new video release that the United States financial crisis was caused
by Washington's military campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan and taxpayers are
paying the price.
"This crisis is one of ... the series of American economic hemorrhages after the
strikes of September 11th...
And these ... will continue as long as the foolish American policy of wading in
Muslim blood continues," Zawahri says on the video.
"The ones shouldering the burden are taxpayers, whose money was spent to rescue
senior capitalists and to protect the fraudulent interest-based system from
collapse," Zawahri says.
Asked by an off-camera interviewer whether Washington would be able to resolve
the crisis, Zawahri said: "They might be able to lighten their losses if they
were to stop the insane hemorrhaging of funds which they are spending on wars
Zawahri said U.S. military action against militant tribal forces in Pakistan,
who are allied with al-Qaeda, would fail despite more troops being sent by
President George W. Bush to neighboring Afghanistan.
"I challenge you (Bush), if you are really a man, to send the entire American
army to Pakistan and the tribal regions for it to end up in hell," Zawahri says
on the video, which has English subtitles.
Calls for talks to end the war in Afghanistan showed the failure of U.S.-led
forces in defeating the Taliban, he said.
"All this is proof of the failure of their crusade," Zawahri said on the
80-minute video, referring to efforts to start a dialogue between the Afghan
government and some moderate figures from among Taliban insurgents.
With the Taliban insurgency spreading seven years after the hardline Islamists
were forced from power, the possibility of talks with more moderate Taliban
leaders is increasingly being considered, both in Afghanistan and among its
Zawahri called for a general strike in Egypt to pressure the government to open
the Gaza border to defeat an Israeli siege of the area ruled by militant
Palestinian Islamist group Hamas.
"What is the problem if students, employees and workers were to refuse to study
and work until the siege is lifted on Gaza?" the Egyptian militant leader said.
"Are we unable to carry out such a peaceful strike?"
This video appears to have been made earlier than an audio message issued on
November 19th, in which Zawahri criticized U.S. Sheikh-elect Barack Hussein
Obama for vowing to back Israel during his campaign, and warned he would fail if
he follows the policies of Bush.
In the name of God the Merciful
As-Sahab Media Production
A meeting with. . .
Sheikh Hakim nation / Ayman al-Zawahri - God save --
Title: "Al-Azhar - The Lion's Den"
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