BAGHDAD, Iraq — A group of armed masked men threatened Tuesday to kill Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, saying that he was murdering innocent Iraqis and defiling Islam.
In a videotape sent to al-Arabiya television, the previously unknown group, which called itself the “Salvation Movement,” ordered al-Zarqawi to leave the country immediately and questionedhow he could justify the killing of innocent civilians and his threats to assassinate interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi.
In the video, three men with rocket propelled grenades and other weapons, flanked by an Iraqi flag, delivered the threats. The man speaking had a clear Iraqi accent.
“We have started preparing … to capture him and his allies or kill them and present them as gift to our people,” one of the men, whose faces were covered with Arab headscarves, said in the video.
“This is the last ultimatum to those who give him shelter. This is the last warning. If you don’t stop, we will do to you what the coalition forces have failed to do.”
Yup, quagmire. They’ll never manage it. Total failure. Yup.