What Drugs is this man on?
Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi said the recent bomb attacks in Jordan weren't meant to target Jordan. Why do I think the victim's families are going to be far from accepting this lame apology.
To top it off al-Zarqawi promised more attacks in Jordan. Including ones targetting the country's monarch, King Abdullah. This is so going to garner more sympathy for al-Zarqawi and al-Qaida in Jordan. NOT!
Hat tip- Poliblog
Open Post- Don Surber and Adam's Blog
DUBAI (Reuters) - The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Mussab al-Zarqawi, said on Friday the group had not meant to blow up Muslims in deadly bomb attacks that have provoked an angry backlash in Jordan.
In an Internet audiotape, he warned Jordanians of more attacks and threatened a possible attempt on the life of King Abdullah, ruler of the key U.S. ally which is one of only two Arab countries to sign a peace treaty with Israel.
Suicide bombings killed 54 people in Amman hotels last week, provoking outrage in Jordan despite the high level of support in the country for the activities of Jordanian-born Zarqawi in Iraq. Most victims were Muslim Jordanians at wedding parties.
In the tape, posted on an Islamist Web site often used by insurgent groups in Iraq, Zarqawi defended the blasts saying al Qaeda had inside information that they were used by U.S., Israeli and Jordanian intelligence agencies.
"We ask God to have mercy on the Muslims, who we did not intend to target, even if they were in hotels which are centers of immorality," the voice on the tape said.
"The idea that they blew up inside wedding ceremonies is a lie by the Jordanian regime...the target was a meeting of intelligence agencies, but a roof collapsed on a wedding party from the blast," he said.
The voice sounded like Zarqawi's but it was not possible to verify the authenticity of the tape immediately.