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New Zawahiri Tape Blasts Bush Over Pakistan Airstrike

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posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 12:24 PM
A new video tape from Ayman al-Zawahiri has just been aired on al-Jazeera. According to preliminary reports, Zawahiri addresses President Bush personally regarding the CIA strike targeting him in Pakistan.

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CAIRO, Egypt — Al Qaeda No. 2 Ayman al-Zawahiri said in a videotape aired Monday that President Bush was a "butcher" and a "failure" because of a deadly U.S. airstrike targeting the bin Laden deputy.

Al-Zawahiri, shown in the video wearing white robes and a white turban, said the Jan. 13 airstrike killed "innocents," and he said the United States had ignored an offer from Al Qaeda leader Usama bin Laden for a truce.

"Butcher of Washington, you are not only defeated and a liar, but also a failure. You are a curse on your own nation," he said, referring to Bush. "Bush, do you know where I am? I am among the Muslim masses."

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Details on this are still sketchy, as this has just been aired by al Jazeera, but it's at least clear that he did survive the attack.

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[edit on 1/30/2006 by djohnsto77]

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