The Islamic Army in Iraq issued today, December 6, 2005, a video depicting an American security consultant captured in al-Anbar governorate, western Iraq, who is stated to have been working in the Construction and Housing Ministry. The group recalls ?criminal? operations executed by the ?infidel forces? in al-Anbar, including the destruction of houses and mosques, and lists demands that are to be met by the ?Black House? (White House) within 72 hours, or the American will be executed.
A voice speaking over the video addresses U.S. President George W. Bush, ?in light of his said victory strategy,? and states that victory will never come for America, but only for the mujahideen. Further, the narrator emphasizes that protection will never come from the Shi?ites, and America should abandon their ?illusive dreams? and leave the country immediately.
In the video, the American security consultant is identified by his passport as Ronald Alan Schulz, a 40-year old resident of North Dakota.
The video clip and a translation of the message and audio from the tape are provided to our Intel Service members.