A 3:55 minute video titled: ?The Truth: Americans Don?t Die,? produced by the Jihad Media Battalian and recently distributed across several jihad forums, ridicules the alleged obfuscation by the United States government and intelligence agencies, in addition to the American and International media, of casualties to American soldiers during the course of the War in Iraq. The group places mocking captions on pictures of wounded and deceased American soldiers, such as: ?His nails were burned because of smoking,? when a picture of a charred arm is shown, ?The driver was hurt in one of his fingers,? over an image of a destroyed vehicle, and ?Very soon all soldiers will be back home,? when a field of caskets draped with American flags is displayed.?
The video bears a message stating: ?And here is how media deals with the mujahideen news, blackening all mujahideen operations and cast doubt on their statements, tarnishing their picture, and on the other hand, they cover the kind of bad hits by the hands of mujahideen.? It concludes with an image of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
The video and a translation of on-screen text is provided to our Intel Service members.