This declaration by al-Yazid manifests once again the common jihadist tendency to portray every act of defense against the jihad as an unprovoked attack. Of course, a po-faced insistence on this stance among the Palestinians has led to immense propaganda victories.
“We will be revenged – al-Qaeda,” from Reuters (thanks to Rosie):
AL-QAEDA’S leader in Afghanistan vowed revenge today for the killing of a key field commander in a suspected US attack in January.
Mustafa Abu al-Yazid said in a recording posted on an Islamist Web site that al-Qaeda militants would retaliate against the “enemies of God” for the killing in Pakistan of Abu Laith al-Libi.