A document titled: ?Some of the Secrets of the Attack on the American Consulate in Jeddah,? distributed by the Global Islamic Media Front amongst jihadist forums today, May 17, 2006, lists and describes ten points from the al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia attack on December 7, 2004 that an alleged eyewitness received from ?private sources?. Amongst these ?secrets? is information regarding the filming of the attack, the purported cowardice of the Saudi guards and American Marines at the consulate who fled from the mujahideen, and the targeting of only Americans, not people of other nationalities.
The author claims that he withheld the information until after al-Qaeda in Saudi Arabia released the video of the attack. He also observes the cement barriers surrounding the consulate, stating: ?the cement barriers which you saw in the film were substituted by large cement barriers about three meters high to prevent the same operation from happening again because it is still a tempting place to attack. You also notice that the Ministry of Interior building in Jeddah on the road to Medina beside the Jeddah national hostel there are very huge cement barriers.?
Claims from the ?Zionist media? that the Jeddah attack was a failure, as well as the attempted bombings of the Abqaiq oil refinery are denounced. The document indicates that these purported fabrications are on the command of the Saudi Interior Minister, ordering the ?information media to describe any operation executed by the Mujahideen in the Arab Peninsula as a failure and it was thwarted. And you will hear about the failing Mujahideen operations and the success and heroism of the Seluli hounds thwarted the failed operations to begin with.?
A translation of the message is provided to our Intel Service members.