Ayman al Zawahri is the third al Qaeda leader in a week to release a video on the internet:
CAIRO, Egypt – Hundreds of suicide bombings in Iraq have “broken the back” of the U.S. military, al-Qaida’s No. 2 said in a video posted Saturday — the latest in a series of messages from the terror network.
The video by Ayman al-Zawahri, posted on an Islamic militant Web forum, came within the same week as an audiotape by al-Qaida’s top leader Osama bin Laden and a video by the head of al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq — a volley of messages by the group’s most prominent figures.
Al-Zawahri, an Egyptian militant believed to be hiding in Afghanistan or Pakistan, also denounced the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Iraq as “traitors” and called on Muslims to rise up to “confront them.”
He said that U.S. and British forces in Iraq had bogged down in Iraq and “have achieved nothing but loss, disaster and misfortune.”
Zawahri has also called for the overthrow of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. From Reuters:
Zawahri also called for the overthrow of Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who has survived several al Qaeda-inspired assassination attempts since allying himself with Washington. Pakistan has captured or killed hundreds of al Qaeda members.
Since bin Laden and al Zarkawi released their internet audio and video, Dahab, Egypt was bombed. The Middle East may be under attack again soon.