Last week an jihad video surfaced that showed an Al Qaeda a meeting in Yemen. The leader of the group, a man named Nasser al-Wuhayshi, exhorted his followers to become martyrs in the jihad against America, “the leader of the Infidels”.
Yesterday a drone attack killed dozens of suspected Al Qaeda fighters in Yemen. Did last week’s video provide targeting information for the drone strike?
Many thanks to Russkiy for translating this video excerpt, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
Below are excerpts from an article in The Jerusalem Post about the Al Qaeda meeting in Yemen:
Watch: Al-Qaida Holds Largest, Most Dangerous Gathering in Years
Group’s 2nd in command is shown announcing his plan to “eliminate” America; CNN reports US must have not been aware of meeting.
A civilian video has surfaced on YouTube illustrating the largest gathering of al-Qaida in years, reported CNN on Tuesday.
The meeting, which reportedly took place in Yemen, shows Nasser al-Wuhayshi a man known to be al-Qaida’s second in command, a man who, according to CNN, has previously announced his determination to attack the United States.
According to the international news organization, either the US was not aware of the dangerous meeting, or was not notified with enough time to attack.
“We must eliminate the cross,” says the al-Qaida leader in a speech in the video. “The bearer of the cross is America.”
US officials believe the professionally produced video is recent, says CNN, and that an attack could be in planning stages.
Video transcript (times are from the original longer video):
|6:15||The almighty and sublime Allah has honoured us|
|6:20||with this duty like no other of his creatures to admonish|
|6:25||the enemies of Allah the almighty. Thanks to Allah my brothers that the march of Jihad is carrying on|
|6:30||The suffering on this path is ever so present.|
|6:35||Those who are killed and still fighting in the path of Allah|
|6:40||have achieved Allah’s gratification and recompense.|
|6:45||Join us in this march.|
|6:50||You and we are together.|
|6:55||If Allah is willing the Ummah will rise from its knees.|
|7:00||The period of weakness Allah willing will stop.|
|7:05||Oh brothers, the Crusader enemy still has cards up his sleeve.|
|7:10||Oh brothers, we must remember that we always are fighting|
|7:15||the bigger enemy, the leader of the Infidels.|
|7:20||We have to cause the downfall of this enemy.|
|7:25||We have to humiliate the Cross which is being carried by America.
Hat tip for the article: Fjordman.