Abu Musab al Zarqawi, Allah’s fearsome warrior, left the unedited video behind as he ran away from US forces.
May 4, 2006 — Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most wanted man in Iraq, doesn’t exactly look like a terrorist mastermind in a new videotape released by the U.S. military today.
In blooper-type footage from a Zarqawi video released last week, the al Qaeda in Iraq leader is seen fumbling with a machine gun.
U.S. Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch said the video was found during a series of raids in April on purported terror cell safe houses southwest of Baghdad.
Lynch said Zarqawi decided not to publicize the piece, which shows him decked out in New Balance sneakers. In it, he said, Zarqawi had trouble firing his automatic weapon and needed assistance from an aide, and his associates “do things like grab the hot barrel of the machine gun and burn themselves.”
In the version that appeared on the Internet last week, Zarqawi swore allegiance to Osama bin Laden and said any government formed in Iraq would be just a “stooge.”
This is hysterical. He was wearing New Balance sneakers. Sorry, but fearsome warriors don’t wear sneakers. Maybe he didn’t get the memo from OBL.
Watch Zarqawi fumble with his machine gun here. In case Zarqawi wasn’t aware, fearsome warriors don’t fumble with machine guns, either.
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