Al-Qaeda in Iraq [Tanzeem Qaedat al-Jihad Fi Bilad al-Rafidayn] issued a statement today, December 13, 2005, explaining that as the ?Crusader project? in Iraq has been ensnared in traps by the mujahideen through jihad and the alleged American arrogance was exposed of prohibiting deals for Iraq?s resources, America seeks help ?from his bad fellows and from the scum hypocrites of this nation? to escape defeat. The statement indicates that the media launched a smear campaign to tarnish the image of the mujahideen and their leaders after the best youth of the nation joined in jihad. The group insists that their being a ?dishonorable resistance? and dealing with Shi?ites in Iran are lies.
A translation of the statement is provided to our Intel Service members.