'Holocaust of the Americans in Afghanistan' - 2/16/2007 Marked as: Mature, Featured
NEW ALQAEDA VIDEO - 'Holocaust of the Americans in Afghanistan'
"The 24 minute video of al Qaeda & Taliban fighters in Afghanistan begins with footage from a recent speech by Ayman al-Zawahiri. The video then goes on to show the planning and execution of an al Qaeda operation against what it says is an "apostate" (Afghan army) and American base of Arghandab, in the Southern Afghani province of Zabul. In September of last year Taliban forces claimed to have captured the district after Afghani forces withdrew fearing an offensive.
The video was given to The Jawa Report after it was intercepted by Laura Mansfield before its public release. Normally, these videos are first announced and then released at Islamic forums. However, this video was intercepted before any public announcement.
Portions of the video seemed to have been taken from footage aired on al Jazeera television last week. Other portions, such as of Zawahiri speaking, have been previously released on the internet. The bulk of the video, though, is of unreleased material.
The Arabic narrative of the video suggests that the Taliban and al Qaeda forces had "liberated" what was once a base of operations used by the U.S. Army and which had been abandoned after the offensive. Two abandoned "compounds", both of which seem to be constructed of mud brick, are shown. One is claimed to be American and the other Afghani. But other than some very sketchy night time video, there is no evidence as to why the compunds were abandoned.
In one building which is called a "baracks" there is some grafitti which appears to have been carved into the mud walls by American military men. One reads, "CPT Ashworth, UTAH NG, ETT, '06".
The narrative and the way the video is cut suggests that the attack against the compuond had happened very recently. But from the looks of it, the compund had been abandoned for some time. The fact that no equipment is left behind also suggests that when the American forces left, they did not do so hastily.
The only thing left behind? GARBAGE. In fact, an empty bag of chips is used to prove a conspiracy. This trash is used as evidence that, and I quote:
"We find that the primary financiers of this Crusade are the puppet regimes of the Gulf.
"Look, made in the Kindom of Saudi Arabia -- the Lays Company"
"From the Arabians, also?"
"Aha, they back the Americans."
They then go on to threaten Saudi Arabia for assisting the Americans in Afghanistan---by allowing a U.S. company to bag potato chips in Saudi Arabia!"