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12 June 2004 - Al Qaeda video shows assassination of American Robert Jacob in Riyadh
In yet another chillingly graphic video obtained by the Northeast Intelligence Network, Al Qaeda shows the assassination of another American citizen at the hands of Islamic militants.
The video, released earlier this afternoon, purports to be from Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula, the division of Al Qaeda headed by Abu Hagar Al Moqrin. (More details on Moqrin can be found further down this page.)
According to a notice on the website announcing the release of the video, the video shows "the murder of the American Jew, Robert Jacob, who was an employee Vinnell spy agency."
The video begins with images of injured and dead Arab children.
The scene then changes and shows two men yelling in Arabic, as they chase a man. The man can be heard begging for his life in English in what sounds like an American accent. The victim falls to the ground inside a garage as two men holding guns run towards him, and gun him down. They can then be seen rifling through his pockets.
Jacob was confirmed dead under the identical circumstances earlier this week. No further confirmation as to the vericity of the video is available at this time.
Originally posted by Nerdling
I'm pretty sure this is a fake.
It's just wrong in certain area's
“My son refused to live in the secure compound provided by Vinnell, because he enjoyed living among the Saudis,” his mother, Oma Lee Jacobs, told Arab News in a telephone interview from her home in Illinois. “He liked them, their cuisine, and enjoyed living there. He liked going to camel races and browsing in the markets there.”
Jacobs, 63, was an employee of Vinnell Corp., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corp. He lived in Saudi Arabia for seven years, where he trained the National Guard in graphic design. “He was training people, but not in warfare,” Mrs. Jacobs explained to her local newspaper.
An unknown assailant shot and killed Jacobs at his home, said a spokesman for Vinnell Corp., which is based in Fairfax, Virginia. “He was found by another employee at his apartment and taken to a hospital, but did not survive,” said a company spokesman, Jay McCaffrey.
The Jacobs family has lived all over the world. Mrs. Jacobs said that although she had never been to Saudi Arabia, she has traveled to 108 countries, including several in the Middle East.
“My husband worked with the State Department,” said Mrs. Jacobs. “We lived all over Africa and Southeast Asia. Bob was very used to overseas living and got along very well with local people wherever he was.”
Their children grew up overseas, she said.
Robert and his sister Janice, an official with the US State Department in Washington, now working with Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge on visa issues, were home-schooled in Ethiopia and attended French schools while living in France. Mrs. Jacobs, who lost her husband 10 years ago, said their youngest daughter, Linda, was born in Thailand
Mr Jacob, 44, who worked for the US Vinnell Corp, which helps train the Saudi National Guard, was shot dead at his home in Riyadh on June 8. He was reportedly shot nine times in the head.
Al-Qaeda kill another american- Video
Look's like this guy is from a AH-64 Apache tecnical services
Originally posted by TrickmastertricK
As Valhall mentioned, the "Countdown Video" is almost identical. From the use of Flash, to the Music. Seems to me, at least, it was from the same person/group.