Who can I scapegoat next?
Actually, he’s blaming everyone else — including such disparate characters as Hosni Mubarak and Barak Obama (who he once called a “house negro“). In his desperation, he also likens Israel’s offensive to a “crusade.”
“Al Qaeda No. 2 Blames Obama, Egypt’s President for Gaza,” from the Associated Press, January 6:
CAIRO, Egypt “” An intelligence monitoring center reports that Al Qaeda’s No. 2 leader is blaming Barack Obama and Egypt’s president for the Israeli offensive in Gaza.
The SITE Monitoring Service says the audio statement by Ayman al-Zawahiri was posted on militant Web sites Tuesday.
This is al-Zawahiri’s first comment on the crisis since the war began eleven days ago.
In a transcript of the statement released by SITE, he calls the Israeli offensive a “Crusade against Islam and Muslims” and “Obama’s gift to Israel” before he takes office.
Al-Zawahiri also calls Egypt’s president, Hosni Mubarak, a “traitor” for keeping his borders closed to Palestinians.