Still breathing threats and murder. From AFP, with thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist:
DUBAI – The group of Al Qaeda’s Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi has denied US charges that it used human shields in fighting with US forces but vowed more attacks against the Americans, according to a statement posted on the Internet Wednesday.
“They accuse our mujahedeen (holy warriors) of using human shields. But you are deceiving yourselves, worshippers of the cross… Wasn’t it the Americans who used women and children as shields in Fallujah?” said the statement, whose authenticity could not be verified.
The US military waged a major assault on Fallujah in November in a bid to oust rebels from the city west of Baghdad.
“Our mujahedeen rush to death… they want to die as much as you care to live,” added the statement, signed by the Al Qaeda Organization in the Land of Two Rivers.
The US military said Monday that insurgents used patients as human shields in a weekend battle in a hospital in Hadithah, 260 kilometers (150 miles) northwest of Baghdad, that left four US troops dead….
In the statement, the group vowed more attacks by its “martyrdom-seekers” against US forces in western Iraq….
“Dozens of Americans, even more than 100, have been killed,” the statement said, adding that its fighters were pursuing their “jihad and delivering blows to God’s enemies.”…
“One of the lions of the martyrdom-seeking brigade carried out a heroic operation against a police post on Abu Nawas street Tuesday, hitting several of the guardians of the Jews and Crusaders,” it said.
“Jews and Crusaders.” I.e., “Remember when we beat those Crusaders? Wasn’t it great? Come on, let’s recover our former glories…”