A few years ago an Al-Qaeda op said: “The Americans love Pepsi-Cola, we love death.” All the celebratory videotapes bear him out. From AP:
CAIRO, Egypt – A videotape purporting to show the beheading of a Turkish truck driver kidnapped last month in Iraq surfaced Monday on the Web site of an al-Qaida-linked militant group.
On the video, the victim identifies himself as Durmus Kumdereli. Speaking in Turkish, he says he was transporting goods to an American military base in Mosul. Arabic subtitles accompanied his words.
Afterward, a black screen reading ”the execution” appears, followed by warnings from masked, armed militants to foreign drivers, and grisly footage of the beheading.
The authenticity of the video, which was digitally dated Aug. 17, could not be verified. It was posted on the Web site known for carrying statements from Tawhid and Jihad, a group led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi that has beheaded other foreign hostages.