Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Update: More about the Danish embassy bombing

Not only is al Qaeda taking credit for the bombing - they claim the bomber was "a young man from where the prophet was born" aka Mecca and that he was "enraged over the Mohammed Cartoons."

The tape shows Yazid defend the use of suicide attacks and be totally unapologetic about the Pakistanis killed in the blast. To his way of thinking they betrayed Islam when they sided with the US and so they deserve it. Got that?

Read a bit more about the Geo interview and Yazid, now considered to be AQ's number three man in Afghanistan. (It's interesting to note that five earlier occupants of the number three spot have been captured or killed since 2001.

Zayid's interview with Geo was said to have been conducted at an undisclosed location in Afghanistan a few days ago.

An Egyptian who served time in jail with al Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahri after the assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in 1981, Yazid is now commander of operations in Afghanistan.

He has been referred to as al Qaeda's third most senior figure, after the elimination or capture of five earlier occupants of the Number Three spot since 2001.

Earlier, the September 11 Commission described Yazid as the network's "chief financial manager."

(I'd be looking over my shoulder if I was Yazid, wouldn't you? May he soon recieve an infidel wakeup call in the middle of the night. Fingers crossed, possums.)