Zarqawi Admits He was Wounded


Looks as though even Zarqawi admits he was wounded that contradicts some reports that claimed there were no injuries at all.

AP: Iraq’s insurgent terrorist leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi purportedly made an audio address to Osama bin Laden on Monday to assure the al-Qaida leader that he was in good health after being wounded in a fire fight with U.S. troops.

“I am sure you have heard through the media that I was wounded and treated in a Ramadi hospital. I would like to assure you and the Muslim nation that these were pure allegations. It was a light wound, thank God. We are back fighting them in the land of the two rivers.”

The speaker addressed the message as “a letter from a soldier on the firing line to his commander.”

The speaker purporting to be al-Zarqawi addressed bin Laden as his “emir,” or commander, asked bin Laden for guidance on conducting the insurgency. He said he sent bin Laden a war plan and asked for comments or approval.

Al-Zarqawi also claimed that his insurgent followers had won this month’s bloody battle against U.S. troops at the town of Qaim near the Syrian border.

“It was one of the greatest battles of Islam,” the speaker said. “We would like to assure you that we are continuing on the path of jihad, we are committed to our pledge. We will either win or die trying.”

Instead of asking Bid Laden for approval maybe Zarqawi should ask the survivors of the many Iraqi Muslim’s families that he has killed? The idea that Zarqawi has now seen fit to justify killing Muslims in his cause is amazing. I had always thought there would eventually be a tipping point with the Iraqi people as they learned to realize that it was Zarqawi rather then the US military who was killing them. The rash of attacks against Iraqi’s recently have only exacerbated the issue.

Desperation; Zarqawi Tape Says Killing of Muslims Is Justified

Posted May 31, 2005 by
Main, War on Terror | one comment

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    One Response to “Zarqawi Admits He was Wounded”

    1. McGehee on May 31st, 2005 9:37 am

      “Admits he was wounded”?

      Why am I put in mind of a scene in Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

      Actually two — one being the Black Knight and “It’s only a flesh wound,” the other being the “bring out your dead” scene and “But I’m not dead. I think I’d like to go for a walk.”

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