Mystery man in new Al Qaeda video
December 20th, 2011
07:01 PM ET

Mystery man in new Al Qaeda video

By Adam Levine

A new video released by the Yemeni wing of al Qaeda includes a mysterious English speaker in what could be the debut of a new spokesman to replace Anwar al-Awlaki. The video, posted by al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's media arm, is a commemoration of al-Awlaki, who was killed by a U.S. drone strike last September. It includes new footage of al-Awlaki lecturing.

The mystery man, Abu Yazeed, appears twice in the video. He is in shadow, peering off camera, and is wearing glasses and has a full beard. He is wearing what appears to be a black-and-white turban. He is identified as "Brother: Abu Yazeed."

In the video, Abu Yazeed speaks with an accent. He criticizes the U.S. for targeting Muslims as it fights terrorism, referencing the killings of al-Awlaki and American Samir Khan, who was killed in the same strike, and al-Awlaki's son, who was killed in a separate strike.

"Their willingness to exceed all limits is just unthinkable and by assassinating three of its own citizens far away from combat zones and with no judicial process," he says.

In his second appearance, he eulogizes Samir Khan, the editor of AQAP's Inspire magazine, a publication aimed to appeal to Westerners.

A counterterrorism expert told CNN that Abu Yazeed is probably just a partial name, making it difficult to ascertain his identity. Abu Yazeed (also spelled Yazid) is a common name.

The appearance of Abu Yazeed could be significant. The killings of al-Awlaki and Khan were considered a major blow to the terror group’s efforts to appeal to Westerners.

"This is the first time an English speaker has appeared in an AQAP video other than al-Awlaki and is likely to mark his addition to the face of AQAP," said Ben Venzke of IntelCenter, who analyzes terrorist communications. Venzke said that Abu Yazeed could be used the way that al Qaeda in Pakistan uses Adam Gadahn: to deliver a message to Westerners.

No articles about Yazeed appear in past issues of Inspire, said Adam Raisman, an analyst at the SITE intelligence group, who did a search for Security Clearance. Raisman said the name was probably a “nom de guerre.”

Raisman said it was possible that AQAP was trying to debut him in connection with al-Awlaki, who held strong appeal to some Westerners. The U.S. government considered him a threat because of how influential he was in appealing to those in the West and recruiting jihadists.

They could be showing that despite killing al-Awlaki, "there are other English speakers" in AQAP "who can appeal to a Western audience," Raisman told CNN. He said it remains to be seen in future releases whether he truly is the new spokesman.

– Pam Benson contributed to this report

Post by:
Filed under: Adam Gadahn • Afghanistan • Al Qaeda • Anwar al-Awlaki • AQAP • Terrorism • Yemen
soundoff (146 Responses)
  1. Entertainment Today

    I have a filling that your every post is most popular. I think your work is amazing and i like it every time.
    I need some of informetion of the topic that you allways write. I will must come to you for the further informetion.
    Do as you are doing and i think your work is the best. thanks for your nice post that had given me sone of lthe new
    informetion. It will be very bad if i don't say thanks to you. this is entertainmetn today saing good bye and the best for
    the next post.

    December 24, 2011 at 5:09 am | Reply
  2. heywood jablome

    Heywood says:Put some lead in this A –hole's forehead.....then we can all relax! US propaganda says that if some Qaeda schmuck doesn't kill us, an asteroid will......or 'bird-flu' will get us....or snatch-and-grab burglars will snatch our stuff....or heroine junkies will steal our cars and kill us.....can you may-day shouters shut the fu–c-k up....this ar$e-hole isn't a threat to anyone so just move on will ya! No one cares about these goat-boffers in Yeman or anywhere else on the planet, so spank your dick, have a beer, eat a pork chop and shut-up already!!

    December 21, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Reply
    • J. Pollard

      You can't believe CNN and don't trust our zionist run government.

      What crap!

      Sure CNN . . . yeah, right.

      December 21, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Reply
  3. LiberalNN

    A hearty "Mohammed Allah Jihad!" to our newest drone target! May you find paradise very, very soon.

    December 21, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Reply
  4. BamBamsHammer

    As a US Army soldier, it is not my mission for these jihadists to believe in allah, just my job to make sure they keep the appointment to meet him. It will soon be corpse Abu Yeah DEAD !!! And how its done is just like playing a video game.

    December 21, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Reply
    • heywood jablome

      I love it!

      December 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm | Reply
  5. pick a better actor next time

    anyone else think this looks exactly like the profile of al-awlaki?

    December 21, 2011 at 2:26 pm | Reply
    • Mr LT

      Probably a dubbed re-run, since Al-Awooki is now cavorting with 70 virgins...

      December 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm | Reply
      • American Fury

        Yes, but they are all male virgins.

        December 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  6. Britney

    No one cares.
    Are you going to make another "fake attempt" to kill a terrorist just like you did Osama (yes, there was no actual proof that you people killed him, but some footage that can easily be produced)?

    You Americans need to get over yourselves.

    I'd hate to be in debt to the Chinese like you fools are.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Reply
    • Britney's mother

      Britney, get you ars home now. You are out way past your bedtime.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:20 pm | Reply
    • Dannon

      It is hard to fix your kind of dumb.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Reply
    • American_Fury

      Britany – So you don't believe Odumbo Bin Laden is dead huh Sweetie? How about Elvis? You are foolish and ignorant. Hiding behind a woman's name, shame on you. Come out come out whoever you are. Don't worry about us and the Chinese, worry about who's next on the USA's hit list. Notice this guy hiding in the shadows. He is just waiting for something to drop on his home, or his vehicle, or his head. Boom boom baby.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Reply
    • metal joe

      Whether we killed Osama or not is pointless to debate because he served his purpose just as this new spokesman will serve a purpose. But who are you or any of us to demand proof? The machine will move on without us. And economically the Chinese need us as much as we need them, there's a yin and yang to that scenario with huge consequences for both sides. Instead of random blabble about global issues, next time just stick to the main topic.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Reply
    • Britney's Father married his sister

      Hey Britney. we now know why you are so retarded. Mom and dad were brother and sis first. I hope you have all five of your limbs Cupcake because you surely don't have all of your senses or common sense for that matter.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Reply
    • fuwia

      Brittney, you are required to have opposing thumbs to respond ................

      December 21, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Reply
    • russ

      britney, you have to move on!! Justin Timberlake is never coming back. All that hate will eat you up inside! That's why people have moved on to Lady Gaga!

      December 21, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Reply
    • LiberalNN

      Britney how are things going in North Korea? Are you still crying over Dear Leader's demise at gunpoint?

      December 21, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Reply
    • heywood jablome

      OK....I'm over myself dumbo!

      December 21, 2011 at 4:27 pm | Reply
  7. russ

    Definitely not a Stephen J Cannell production!!

    December 21, 2011 at 1:38 pm | Reply
  8. ART

    Next on our hit list Abu Yazeed, your days are numbered.You cannot hide or excape, you will be squashed like the roach you are.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Reply
  9. Adnan Khan

    As bad as they are, I understand Al Qaeda's anger towards the United States. The war between the America and Al Qaeda is one which will occur for a very long time.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:58 pm | Reply
    • um...yea

      AQ professes to love death so much I dont think the American armed forces or their allies will have a problem delivering as much death as they want. When they see their charred rubble of their cities they may lament their love of death then but in the mean time I think the American Drone drivers will like to have someone new to shoot at!
      Happy hunting boys. Kill them all.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Reply
    • Fawad

      You understand Al-Qaidas anger towards America? Are you out of your mind? AlQaida is a blood thirsty parasitic organizations that prides itself on murder of more mulims then Americans or Jews combined. All the terrorist organizations that kill in the name of Islam now a days are Al Qaidas trench buddies. Taliban, TTP, LeJ, AQM. They have delcared muslims who donot agree with them as heretics and are killing them indiscriminately. We just had instances in Pakistan where these animals took the vendors out of buses and killed them all in cold blood. It was Lashker e Jhangvi (LeJ) who did it and they are Al Qaida allies.

      Al Qaida and their allies are the biggest hypocrites and mass murderors on this planet. They kill muslims intentionally by declaring them as heretics but cry foul and scream when muslims are killed by Jews in Palestine or by Americans in Afghanistan? So basically they want the killing for themselves and its OK for them to kill all the muslims but its not OK for anyone else to kill muslims? Is taking life of a muslim baby any different if it was done by AlQaida, LeJ, Americans or Jews? What about Abu Musab Al Zarqawis who indiscriminately killed civilians, only Jews have come equal to him craft by attacking civilian arease of Gaza durnig their war with Palestine. Wake up and smell the coffee, those who are blowing themselves up in Islamic cities and mosques, and gatherings and schools and colleges and hospitals and ambusing women and children are not American soldiers or Jews, they are our own Wahabi/Salafi/Deobandi "muslims" and they are doing it because they consider everyone else but themselves to be righteous.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Reply
  10. Mario

    I guess no one even attempted to see that the profile matches that of Anwar Al Awlaki?

    December 21, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  11. ghetto prince

    U take up arms against d west, at d end they will win. Just try forming a arab development group not terror group and send those kids u brainwash to commit sucide attack to schools and watch how u will win this war over ur so called enemies the west.violence is always counter productive. Try a new thing(education) it pays and save ur women from being widows....

    December 21, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  12. citizenUSA

    Allright! Black and white turban is the bullseye. Seems he's not so head-strong though as to be as open as the other turds we killed, hiding his full name and hiding in the shadows.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Reply
    • melvinslizard

      One dead terrorist, coming right up!

      December 21, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Reply
    • Adnan Khan

      This isn't a stupid John Wayne movie, it's war. Its not that simple. Go up to the soldiers fighting in the war right now. If you told them the news, none of them would care.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Reply
  13. NOT MY CHAIR

    ""Their willingness to exceed all limits is just unthinkable and by assassinating three of its own citizens far away from combat zones and with no judicial process," he says." i will tell the families of the people that died in the twin towers that you are upset about lack of judicial process

    December 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Reply
  14. ghetto prince

    I laugh when I see this insane terror group preaching Hate 4 USA, they should be ashamed that they kill more of there moslem brothers and sister in their coward sucide attack in their country.u pple should stop all this terror shit and build ur country instead of ruining it and later blaming d west.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:48 am | Reply
    • Fred Phred

      Prince, you are right on.

      If they took all the money they spend on terror, from all the madrasses, from Saudi, etc and spent it on Palestine, it would be a paradise.

      Instead they focus their lives on destroying anyone who isn't muslim. It's really sad.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:55 am | Reply
  15. Fred Phred

    Announcer voice: And what do we have for the loser Johnny?

    We've got a Drone missle, made in the USA. Courtesy of the the CIA. And that's not all !!

    An all expense paid trip to the the afterlife!! That's right, Johnny.. Achmed will get his wish of martrydom in the blink of of an eye.

    Thanks for playing "should I or should I not make an Al Quaeda video"

    December 21, 2011 at 11:44 am | Reply
  16. Kwesoe

    Hey Bozo, there's a missile coming to a place near you. It has your name and picture on it.

    December 21, 2011 at 11:36 am | Reply
    • Fred Phred

      {Last audio recorded from this guy}

      Achmed: Hey Mohammad, do you hear that buzzing sound?
      Mohammad: Yes I do. Hey... why do you have a red laser dot on your forehead?

      December 21, 2011 at 11:52 am | Reply
  17. freovv

    more jew staged actor terrorists like adam gadahn and yusef khattab, al qaida =al chai da

    December 21, 2011 at 10:51 am | Reply
    • SFC Mike

      Zzzzzzzzzzz.... remember to take your meds?

      December 21, 2011 at 10:57 am | Reply
  18. Hahahahahahahaha

    The new "Ace Of Spades". Hahahahahahaha.

    December 21, 2011 at 10:26 am | Reply
  19. MoonShine

    THIS IS BULLSHIT...another way for the USGov to get us all "scared" and ready and waiting for Martial Law and "internment" camps. When is Big Brother going to STOP trying to convince us that "terrorists, aliens, Commie's, Asteroids" and whatever else they can think of is trying to KILL US–hasn't everybody heard Carol Rosin's testimony about how Werner Von Braun WARNED HER that the US would "say" that there were enemies in Russia, Space, 3rd World Countries, and the "final card" would be the "alien card"–that our wonderful GOVERNMENT would say and KILL ANYONE to keep this fraud going so they can RULE THE WORLD...google "The LAWSUIT that will bring the NWO and the Fed to an end."

    A lawsuit just filed in New York against the Fed, United Nations, Italian Government that they STOLE over 100 years TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN GOLD. Can you imagine if 100s of TRILLIONS in GOLD found its way back into our economy -->YEAH BABY...THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYIN'

    December 21, 2011 at 7:56 am | Reply
    • SFC Mike

      There isn't "100 trillion" dollars worth of gold in existence on the earth, including unmined reserves, but don't let details like facts get in the way.

      December 21, 2011 at 10:59 am | Reply
    • evalue8

      Maybe you might want to cut back on moonshine.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:15 am | Reply
    • Tyrone

      All of the gold in existence, at today's prices, amounts to only $8.6T, which is less than the total amount of US currency in circulation, about half the US Domestic Gross Product, and only about one ninth of the World's Gross Product. That's why even if the US had the entire World's gold reserves, the US, let alone the world, can't "go back" to the gold standard even if they wanted to.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:38 am | Reply
    • thedoctor

      I Googled it. It's actually called "Lawsuit Filed against the NWO that could end the gangster rule of Western civilization." It is read by a woman who is not very good at reading. I'm sure they mailed the lawsuit to the "New World Order's" corporate headquarters. (Jeez, kids. Better go back on your meds!)

      December 21, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Reply
  20. michaelfury

    Adam, is that you?

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/the-talented-mr-pearlman/

    December 21, 2011 at 7:37 am | Reply
  21. Adversaryan

    Great a new English speaking Islamic retard. we live in the 21st century and you people are still running around talking about Satanic empires. really? So let me get this strait. Moses started it, Jesus added to it. and then some Child molesting Merchant comes along and adds to it too? And you think he was A prophet? lmao. How can you act like Islam is the only way to live? You do realise there are older cultures than yours right? Its too bad you don't know what freedom is really like. we are learning all kinds of things about space and time and technology and everything else you can imagine. Did The Child molesting Merchant prophet about that? No I don't think so. He was more concerned with which way you pray and all the reasons you should kill people who think he was full of shit!! Gimme a fuckin break. if Muslims want to be chill and live and let live than nobody would be bombing them. You don't see all the millions of Civilized Muslims getting blown up do you....No that's because they aren't a bunch of back wood camel jockeys who think the world should live in oppression. Why don't you do the world a favour and blows up your own fellow extremist buddies so the rest of the world can get back to trying to live in peace.

    December 21, 2011 at 3:12 am | Reply
    • Zaydif74

      @ Adversaryan, Lie and you are a bigoted lair.Prophet Muhamamd (PBUH&HF) was absolutely not a child molester, he was/is the last messenger of God and indeed infallible. In your hatred for him u can call him anything. This very twisted notion comes from the Sunni books of Sihah – and we Shia consider this tradition to be incorrect/false tradition – where supposedly He married Ayesha when she was 9 but "sealed" the marriage when she was either 12 or 16.

      Firstly She was his wife according to custom of that time- he married her, didnot kidnap her and kept her in basement – and yes men used to marry younger women back then, let me give you an example of a "child molester" from Christianity: Virgin Mary according to Catholic Encyclopedia was between 12-14 years old while Joseph was 90 years old when he married her. This is from Catholic encyclopedia: "a respectable man to espouse Mary, then twelve to fourteen years of age. Joseph, who was at the time ninety years old".

      Chapter:- St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster-father of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

      Source: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08504a.htm. – Go check it out you bigoted Muhammad (PBUH&HF) hater -.

      Virgin Mary, mother of your God was 12 to 14 while Joseph was 90 years old, Muhammad was in his 50s or so when he sealed the marriage with Ayesha when supposedly she was 12 or 16 coming out of oral traditions in one Sunni book that bigots like you have picked up and ran with. So if Muhammad is a child molester then so is the – how do u describe him in you catholic enclyclopedia "foster- father of Our Lord Jesus Christ" was a bigger pedophile and then what kind of God Jesus is when he can even save his own mother from a child molester but will save me from my sins? May be he should have started with mother first.

      Secondly there are both Sunni and Shia writers of history who have proved this tradition to be incorrect by comparing the time lines of different Islamic events and when you add up it just doesn't add up the age to be 12 or 16 but more like late teens or early twenties. This tradition has been scholarly proved to be in correct by both Sunnis and Shia scholars but i know you don't care, you just simply want to insult Muhamamd (PBUH&HF) for the sake of insult.

      Thirdly, if you knew anything about the history of Islam and the split between Shia and Sunni, Yazeed the ba$tard was one of the major characters that solidified the split. His family is what we would consider the Judace of Islam. They were staunch enemies of Muhammads (PBUH@HF) family since the beginning and this ba$tard killed the Grandson of Muhammad (PBUH@HF) in the battle of Karbala. To keep it short no self respecting Shia or Sunni for this matter names themselves Yazeed, only the Wahabis who call themselves Salafis also call themselves Deobandis have this tradition of naming their sons with the name of enemies of the holy family of Islam. Al Qaida is staunchly Wahabi – the very people who attacked America on 911 -So to expect them to uphold the values of Islam and teachings of Muhammad (Pbuh&hf) is akin to asking bigots like to you to do some proper research about Islam and stop using false, lies and fabrications about Muhamamd (PBUH@hf) but i know none of that is going to happen in both the cases.Make sure next time when you insult my master try to find out something that is actually true afterall there is honor among theives as well then what about the bigots?

      Lastly Wahabis are the ones that kill innocent women, children, burn schools, bomb mosques. They don't have souls they are animals with human bodies. All the major Terrorist organizations in the world today are Wahabis staring from Al Qaida to Taliban to TTP. Like i said they call themselves Salafis and in India they call themselves Deobandies, they have decalred Shia/Sufi and Barelwi Sunnis to be heretics and hence to be killed. They also consider Jews and Christians to be infidels and worth of killing whereas the Quran considers the Jews and Christians to be people of book and promises them salvation provided they do good in their lives. The point is that Wahabis/Salafis are cancer in the world and so are uneducated bigots like you.

      December 21, 2011 at 11:34 am | Reply
      • Albert E

        You are wrong and full of it, get your head out of your rectum Hadji. Mohammed was a boy pervert and a stankin murderer also. Islam and Muslims are and follow a false sick cult!!!!!!!

        December 21, 2011 at 12:15 pm |
      • Montrose

        @Zaydif74
        You are decieved.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm |
      • The Hat of the Three-Toed Man-Baby

        Mohammed == perverted monstrosity. He should be expunged from history and replaced by tales of the Easter Bunny.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:23 pm |
      • ZaydifMohammed

        You're so primitive you're funny!! You quote things as if they actually happened; "And on this date Mohammed had relatons with a little boy and a donkey". To have one life and spend it as a moron is indeed a shame. I know the modern world scares you. Do us all a favore and retreat into antiquity.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:28 pm |
      • Mustaf Herod Apyur Poupr

        Mohammed is an asshat. He gave a salmon helmet to Peter Griffin. Kishmantookisiran.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm |
      • McCain-in-4

        There are some very disrespectful comments in this thread, and I apologize for the behavior of some of my countrymen. These rude citizens believe they are fighting "the good fight" with words, and refuse to educate themselves nor show compassion towards those of another country or religion. This saddens me greatly.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm |
      • American Fury

        News flash for you Zaydif74 – Mohammed was indeed a pedofile. He consumated his marriage to Aisha when she was 9 and he was 53. Check out this islamic link it will tell you all you need to know about your pedophilic idol. You sir are pig eating ignoramous as is your husband. http://www.muslimhope.com/AishaNine.htm

        December 21, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
      • Fawad

        @ All bigoted Muhamad haters:-

        Its obvious that majority of you simply hate Prophet Muhammad (PBUT) for the sake of hating him. Its that simple and seems like you are shocked to find out that mother of your God, Mary was married at the age of either 12 or 14 to a 90 year old man called Joseph as per Catholic Encylopedia, not muslim sources.

        http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/08504a.htm
        Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Joseph.
        Under Title, Marriage.

        Furhtermore i was simply implying above that those traditions are incorrect about Muhammad (PBUT) in Sahih Bukhari, we Shia dont consider neither the Shia books nor the Sunni books authentic, all the traditions are judged against the Quran in Shia Jurispruduance and if it passes that test we coniser that tradition to be correct simpley because as i mentioned those traditions were orally passed from generations to generations for several generations till it was finally gathered in books 100s of years after Prophets passing away. Anyone who has read those books can easily find traditions contradicting each other being proof of that fact that they were all trasmitted orally and are not accurate in many instances because we all know when multiple human beings transmit the same message they will do additions and substractions to it regardless of how much sincere they are in transmitting those traditions, that is why Muhammad is infallible because he brought down the Infallible book the Quran, his family is infallable becasue they were the guardians of Islam after him but rest these traditions were submitted by normal human beings.

        This lies has been further proven false by both Sunni and Shia sources of Islam by using timelines for accuracy. One book that would help you if you are really interested about knowing the truth is:

        – http://www.anitarai.com/books.htm
        (Muhamamd by Anita Rai) – mind you she was a Hindu who converted to Islam after watching Prophet Muhammand and his son in law Imam Ali in her dreams. She has sufficiently debunked this myth but we all know the bigots will keep on using it demeaning and defiling the charactor of this noblest of Messangers of God which they are doing as usual.

        But now let me ask you Christians a question? how come your God allowed a child molestor by your own logic to marry his mother ? Is he OK with it? Does that mean Christian God is OK with child molestation? Catholic priests any comments? What is that you guys know that the rest of the world doesnt know?

        December 21, 2011 at 3:42 pm |
    • Islam is the Truth

      You guys talk about child molesting, Go read the US history, in the USA constitution it was allowed to marry a girl at the age of 9 until 1880's about 1400 years after prophet Mohammed PBUH did it, and that age was changed to 13 in the USA constitution until 1930's. Still in many NON Islamic countries in Europe and South America this continues. Just do some research you can find a copy of the original constitution. The Prophet PBUH did not just teach us how to pray and connect to GOD (Allah), also thought us how to treat our family, friends, people living around us, how to do business, how to rule a nation, how to take care of the poor, how to cure society from certain sickness, all different kinds of medicine, how to keep ourselves pure from greed, corruption, oppression, hurting others humans, animals, fish, birds, earth, how do raise our children, all things that a person needs to know was revealed to Mohammed PHUH from GOD (Allah) and he relayed the message the way it was revealed. We go around asking how do I do this, how do I do that and spend outrages amount of money to do it when all the answers wore given to us by GOD (Allah), If we followed the Quran and the way of the Prophet life would be very easy and simple for us. He also said of things that came true 1400 years later. In the Quran GOD (Allah) reviles scientific facts that was not actually proven until recent times, how can a man in a desert over 1400 years ago know such advance things. I can write a book on this but what’s the point. True guidance comes from GOD (Allah), and until your guided you will the see the truth. I do admit 95% Muslims have no idea what Islam is and most likely do not practice it that includes me, world would be a much better place if we did.. DO NOT judge Islam by the people who follow it, if you want to know then read the Quran and saying of the Prophet Mohammed PBHU and see why it is the fastest growing religion why so many people are converting.

      December 21, 2011 at 2:54 pm | Reply
      • American Fury

        Yeah, more people are converting away from islam then ever. They do not want to be associated with these animals who kill innocent women and children on a daily basis and enjoy it. You are a brainwashed fool. Just because other people are or were pedophiles doesn't make it right that your biggest "hero" was the king of them all. What a fraud.

        December 21, 2011 at 3:22 pm |
      • russ

        I don't judge the religion, I judge the person. A person himself can choose between good and evil. This gentleman chooses to kill innocent people which is evil. Therefore, he and his followers must dealt with. He is educated and could have helped with Yemen's lack of water supply.Help educate children in reading and writing in 2 languagues;yet he chose to be a terrorist. Therefore he will reap what he sows.

        December 21, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
      • Zaydif74@gamil.com

        @AmericanFury,

        Americans NUKED Hiroshema and Nagasaki – two civilian cities – when it suited you and i am not interested in your reasons for doing it because we all know the silly reasons that you give us, bottom line you NUKED two civilian cities and mass murdered the largest number of Human beings with Nuclear Bombs. So as far as killing civilians American is still number one. Over the last 50 years how many wars America has fought and how many innocent women, children, babies Americans have killed in different parts of the world? MILLIONS, MILLIONS in the past 200 years of its history.
        How many did they kill in Iraq in just in past 10 years, so STFU, you sould like your allies Saudi aka Wahabis who kill indiscriminately other muslims after declaring them as heretics and then scream foul play when they see Jews and Christains killing muslims in Pelestine and in Iraq. You are a bigot and a hypocrite nothing else. you should have stayed in HS and not dropped out may be you could have had something to contribute intellectually.

        December 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm |
  22. RonPaul KicksAss

    Oh great! The CIA is fabricating more lies! False flag terror attacks...here we come! Al Qaeda was created by the CIA: Google it!

    December 21, 2011 at 3:04 am | Reply
    • M Houston

      Ron Paul is a relic from the 19th century. He's about as relevant in today's world as kerosene lamps and telegraph
      operators. So you've drunk the Ron Paul kool aide, have you? Gargle it...

      December 21, 2011 at 5:11 am | Reply
  23. ddblah

    Here comes another target ...

    December 21, 2011 at 3:02 am | Reply
  24. newzwatcher

    So he speaks with an accent... what kind of accent? Arabic, Urdu, what? Geez what crappy reporting.

    December 21, 2011 at 2:55 am | Reply
  25. luke

    Another drone strike coming soon.

    December 21, 2011 at 2:24 am | Reply
  26. benji

    Obama will get this fool like he got Bin Laden.

    December 21, 2011 at 2:19 am | Reply
  27. HinduKing

    Why are you all fighting ? I am sick and tired of this Xtians and Muslims fighting w/eachother. Only 1% of Muslims and .01% of Xtians are extremists, dont blame the entire religion. I am so glad I am neither xtian or Muslim... I would hate to be one of you guys.. Hindus might be ugly, unclean, and fresh of the boat, but we are anti-war, peaceful, and dont retreat back.(I am an exception thou, look like Tom Cruise). Americans should not fight back either.. two wrongs dont make it right. Muslim extremists need to shut the *u*k up. Muslim extremists are equivalent to KKK in America, so dont think there are no extremists in Xtianity !! Not all muslims are bad, and majority of us Americans are nice and anti-war. I am just glad i am from a peaeful religion. You both should learn something from us.

    December 21, 2011 at 2:12 am | Reply
    • john doe

      RIGHT OPN BROTHER...... WANT TO KNOW MORE OF THE TRUTH..... GO TO BENJAMINFULFORD.NET

      December 21, 2011 at 2:15 am | Reply
    • john doe

      RIGHT ON BROTHER...... WANT TO KNOW MORE OF THE TRUTH..... GO TO BENJAMINFULFORD.NET

      December 21, 2011 at 2:15 am | Reply
  28. sunshine jumbo

    Few things I want to tell the Americans about security .first to all the security agencies when using new technology like the drone pls try as much as you can to make an explosive devise on it, so that when captured like the Iranians did,
    will explode preventing some element from stealing ur technology. secondly this one goes to the public the people who re gearing toward presidential race,nagging each other and flaunting to the current president is that the best way to looking forward solving unemployment and other problems that is facing the Americans and the world at large? to me by so doing I see then as a failure to tackling big task ahead mark my word thanks all Americans,united kingdom and my very people Israelis I wish you all lovely xmas and happy new year I'm a Nigerian

    December 21, 2011 at 2:08 am | Reply
    • john doe

      YOU ARE BRAINWASHED..... KNOW YOUR FACTS GO TO BENJAMINFULFORD.NET
      CANT BELIEVE YOU REHASH WHAT THE CABALIST NEWS STATE.......WAKE UP!

      December 21, 2011 at 2:13 am | Reply
    • ddblah

      Don't worry. It takes basic intelligence to understand how drone operates.

      December 21, 2011 at 3:04 am | Reply
  29. john doe

    ITS ALL CIA CABAL RUN BY KISSINGER, BUSH ET AL.....INSTRUCTED BY THE JESUIT BLACK POPE, KOLVENBACH. THEY ARE ALL BEING HUNTED DOWN BY THE WHITE DRAGON SOCIETY ET ALL...... THIS NEWS COMPANY IS RUN BY THE CABAL AS WELL.....YOU ALL ARE GOING DOWN AND A NEW GOLDEN AGE IS UNFOLDING......THOUSANDS OF YEARS OF SATANIC RULE IS OVER.

    December 21, 2011 at 2:05 am | Reply
  30. Tyroneshoelaces

    Nuke Mecca!

    December 21, 2011 at 2:01 am | Reply
    • AlaDave

      I've like one historical poster's idea to help decorate Mecca:
      Just parachute a planload of the 100 most notorious taggers from LA onto it.

      December 21, 2011 at 10:34 am | Reply
  31. Frank

    "Their willingness to exceed all limits is just unthinkable and by assassinating three of its own citizens far away from combat zones and with no judicial process," he says." – Once they're yours they are no longer ours so, we are still about the business of killing yours.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:51 am | Reply
  32. Altee11

    Maybe al-awLaki shot some videos in the dark to perpetuate his words in death while giving the illusion of a different person.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:36 am | Reply
  33. Altee11

    Whoever this person claiming to represent Muslims is, he is actually representing criminals and cultists who call themselves Jihadists. These are people who oppress anyone who doesn't parrot their vile ideology or fails to support their criminal intentions. Abu Yazid and his ilk are war mongering, divisive people intent on spreading hate in order to profiteer from crime, violence and oppression. The world must continue to ensure their failure.

    December 21, 2011 at 1:32 am | Reply
  34. mark

    IT IS THE AMISH GUY WHO IS CUTTING BEARDS....SAM MULLET?!??!?!! this news to distract from real issues is recockulous! lol

    December 21, 2011 at 1:23 am | Reply
    • mark

      its the sheep dog that used to beat up wiley coyote...now punch your time cards and go back to work for ACME

      December 21, 2011 at 1:28 am | Reply
  35. Anonymous0407

    yet another "the great boogey man" story as the Amerikan Government attempts to further terrorize its own citizens.

    Wake up ladies and gentlemen...it is all HORSEHOCKEY

    December 21, 2011 at 1:19 am | Reply
    • mark

      its like when you get a good deal on a polo shirt at the mall and the horse has 8 legs??? or is it his big horse cockadoodle dooo and a hockey stick, or is it all just HOGWASH

      December 21, 2011 at 1:30 am | Reply
  36. HinduKing

    Why are you all fighting ? I am sick and tired of this Xtians and Muslims fighting w/eachother. Only 1% of Muslims and .01% of Xtians are extremists, dont blame the entire religion. I am so glad I am neither xtian or Muslim... I would hate to be one of you guys.. Hindus might be ugly, unclean, and fresh of the boat, but we are anti-war, peaceful, and dont retreat back.(I am an exception thou, look like Tom Cruise). Americans should not fight back either.. two wrongs dont make it right. Muslim extremists need to shut the *u*k up. Muslim extremists are equivalent to KKK in America, so dont think there are no extremists in Xtianity !! Not all muslims are bad, and majority of us Americans are nice and anti-war. I am just glad i am from a peaeful religion. You both should learn something from us.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:53 am | Reply
    • HinduKing

      I think its the meat that you both(XTIANS and MUSLIMS) eat.. you should become vegeterian.. we hindus dont even kill animals , forget humans !!

      December 21, 2011 at 12:55 am | Reply
      • HinduKing

        I mean you guys(Xtians and Muslims) make soo hott women.. just make love.. y war ?.. I wish hindu women were hott like you guys got it.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:08 am |
  37. Dr Bakro Chod

    Brother Abu Yazeed identified. He is Paki Mohmad.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:52 am | Reply
  38. Hapu Ragweed

    goat_humper or camel_humper, you'll soon be in the garbage dumpster

    December 21, 2011 at 12:47 am | Reply
  39. Jason

    Congrats Abu, you just moved up on the kill list. Way to get your name and face out there so we know who to kill next.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:36 am | Reply
  40. easy e

    Wake up sheeple. Google SITE and Rita Katz. It's a Mossad front designed to manipulate sheeple. Keep em all scared of another moooslim boogeyman. As america continues to fight Zionist wars. Also google MEMRI. This country has been hijacked.

    December 21, 2011 at 12:34 am | Reply
    • Jason

      Put the crack pipe down and get some help.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:37 am | Reply
    • Altee11

      Easy e you are spreading some hatred too by blaming Jews.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:34 am | Reply
      • john doe

        THERES A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ZIONISTS AND JEWS.....KNOW YOUR FACTS.

        EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO TO BENJAMINFULFORD.NET HERE YOU WILL FIND WHAT FACTIONS, FAMILIES ET ALL HAVE BEEN RUNNING THE WORLD FOR CENTURIES.... STOP WATCHING TV AND GET THE FACTS.....

        December 21, 2011 at 2:11 am |
      • Mycology

        Zionism is the belief that the Jews have a right to a homeland in the only place they have ever had a homeland, it is the belief that they have a right to self-determination there,

        Jews come from Judea (Jewdea) , is that so hard to understand? 60% of Israelis are Arab Jews, they are not white and they are not from "poland, russia, or germany" as per the Helen Thomas logic.

        There has never in all of history been a "palestine" state, country, or kingdom, there was never a "palestinian" people until they were invented in the 1960's to be used as human weapons against the Jews in their homeland,

        Zionism = Judaism , sorry to disappoint you.

        December 21, 2011 at 1:40 pm |
  41. jim

    Its Cat Stevens

    December 21, 2011 at 12:08 am | Reply
    • neal kelley

      Its elvis in a turban..

      December 21, 2011 at 12:11 am | Reply
  42. PleaseUseLogic

    The real question is, Who Gives A Sh!t?

    December 20, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Reply
    • Jason

      Well, you cared enough to read the article and take the time to post, so I would say you car. It's a pretty logical conclusion.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:38 am | Reply
      • PleaseUseLogic

        True. I was curious until I began reading the article. Also, care is not the logical conclusion. Actions and care are rarely equivalent in terms of the subject. My mailbox is full of junk mail (action), but their focus is not concern for my future or well being.

        December 21, 2011 at 10:37 am |
  43. Tim Jordan

    This is Anwar al-Awlaki...

    December 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm | Reply
    • CW

      II agree 100%. If this is from a "new" video, it appears we did not kill him. His profile is definitely Awlaki

      December 20, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Reply
      • Ty

        please...through a pair of glasses and a turban+beard and even your wife will look like him.

        December 20, 2011 at 11:47 pm |
    • Jason

      I'm sure your ID process is spot on from seeing a side profile.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:39 am | Reply
  44. willie

    It's Sgt. Brody from "Homeland."

    December 20, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Reply
    • Machun

      I though it was me only, but this article names and incidents look exactly like the ones in Homeland

      December 21, 2011 at 1:40 am | Reply
  45. JoeBlow

    Dear Mr. Yazeed

    Head or Gut?

    Joe ST9

    December 20, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  46. Nocordoba

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf-DKyAmNy0&w=640&h=360]

    December 20, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Reply
  47. Chris

    Nothing to see here. Just another CIA puppet to be afraid of.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:31 pm | Reply
  48. Nocordoba

    So we disobey our constitution and these people decide to use it against us. Why are we such idiots this could have been avoided. Many would ask why they do what they do. They desire us gone. Our bases in suadi arabia caused them nto be incited to the 9/11 attacks. Our willingness to exceed all limits? YES. To date U.S. bombs have killed over 500,000 CHILDREN in Iraq not mentioning Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Pakistan hate us for that and partiality do the Iranians for the same types of reasons. We defy all limits even our own.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:30 pm | Reply
    • JoeBlow

      Can you check your facts. 500,000 children in a 10 year war would be 136/day. Can you show me a few days where 136 children were killed? Statistically, this would imply some days 600 were killed. Can you show that? I just don't see it?

      December 20, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Reply
    • Phil

      Not to mention, the fact the estimate for Iraqi's killed in the war number 100 thousand. And, that's including those kidnapped, assasinated and blown up by their own people.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Reply
    • Rich

      If you're going to spread farcical propaganda, at least TRY to make it believable.

      December 20, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Reply
    • Jason

      You also fail to mention that the Saudi's invited our military into their country, because they were afraid of their neighbor Saddam after he invaded Kuwait. We didn't just decide to open bases in Saudi. I'm not even going to comment on the 500,000 killed, because it is so far off it isn't even believeable. And honestly I could care less how Pakistan and Iran feel about us. We need to stop giving money to Pakistan today. They are definitely not our friends.

      December 21, 2011 at 12:44 am | Reply
  49. emily fong

    his audience is in america....get rid of all mooslimes from here and he will shut up

    December 20, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Reply
  50. TEEKAY

    Obviously he is afraid to show his face. Is it because of shame or utter fear? I suspect it is the latter

    December 20, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Reply
  51. Troy

    Osama Bin Ladin – Check
    Anwar al-Awlaki – Check
    Abu Yazeed – Your next sunshine.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Reply
    • Chris

      Whose next sunshine?

      December 20, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Reply
      • kevin

        Your next Chris.

        December 21, 2011 at 12:06 am |
    • Bill Nye The Science Guy

      target practise, keep em coming, we are almost out of targets..wait nvm, mohammad and ninja just gave birth to their 15th future terrorist. Deport them all, than bomb the middle east to the ston....nvm they are already in the stone age.

      December 21, 2011 at 1:00 am | Reply
  52. Bobby

    Another dead man walking – fact 😉

    December 20, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  53. Tiffany

    The Middle East can afford cameras?? I kid, I kid.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Reply
  54. itscion

    "Their willingness to exceed all limits is just unthinkable and by assassinating three of its own citizens far away from combat zones and with no judicial process"

    You are friggin kidding me, right?

    December 20, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Reply
  55. agathokles

    It's laughable that these Al Qaeda goons criticize the USA by saying, "Their willingness to exceed all limits is just unthinkable and by assassinating three of its own citizens far away from combat zones and with no judicial process." Since when does Al Qaeda exhibit such sensitivities to murder, even of innocents? They do it all the time - except they define the whole world as their "combat zone," and they consider their own decision to murder as "due process." It amazes me that anyone could be recruited using such posturing.

    December 20, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Reply
  56. Obama

    Funny how now they don't want to show their faces.. I'm going to get cha...

    December 20, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Reply
  57. frank hackett

    i will say goodbye now.and another one will bite the dust.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:59 pm | Reply
  58. Abu Abah

    Welcome as our new, esteemed leader brother Yazeed!!! Your residence is on the far side of the compound beyond blast distance... er uh I mean away from me and the other lower ranks so that we don't disturb you. Yeah, that's the ticket...

    December 20, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Reply
  59. keb carerra

    Maybe congress should declare war on Al-Quida.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  60. Rod C. Venger

    What the guy isn't though, apparently anyway, is an American. Awlaki was something of a propaganda coup for AQ in that respect. The article doesn't say what sort of accent the guy has though. British? I agree with the poster saying that his profile looks like the dead guys'. Interesting.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Reply
  61. jeremi

    Frank
    his profile looks kinda similar to al awlaki

    C
    Sounds like the CIA has created a new boogieman to frighten us with.

    Similar..? It IS the same person. They really think we are that stupid. Either old footage, or they lied about the drone kill.
    Wouldn't be the first time. They've lied about everything, forever. It's become very amusing..

    December 20, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Reply
    • C.Brown

      The only thing I find amusing is that you have all the answers while everyone else is lying. More than likely you don't have a clue as to whats going on, I doubt you have a good grasp on your own life let alone have a deep understanding of these international events.

      December 21, 2011 at 10:56 am | Reply
  62. tj

    that's his myspace pic

    December 20, 2011 at 9:25 pm | Reply
  63. Hello

    Boehner sure did grow that beard quickly.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Reply
    • Hubert

      Hmmm, I could have sworn it looked like Pelosi after a hard night out............

      December 20, 2011 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  64. Hello

    Oh, that's my uncle Scooby.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Reply
  65. Tooth n Nail

    The bad economy must drive these losers together

    December 20, 2011 at 9:10 pm | Reply
  66. Flyboy7588

    Fly a hellfire up this a-hole's @ss as well.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Reply
    • Plunderusa

      Agreed. Show him our judicious process.

      December 20, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Reply
  67. scranton

    They are of no significance. Quit giving these mentally deficient people any media exposure. That is what they need and desire most.

    December 20, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Reply
  68. Frank

    his profile looks kinda similar to al awlaki

    December 20, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Reply
  69. C

    Sounds like the CIA has created a new boogieman to frighten us with.

    December 20, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Reply
    • Chris

      Someone here actually gets it. Exactly. Be afraid America!

      December 20, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Reply
    • Shawn

      Source?

      December 21, 2011 at 2:34 am | Reply
    • Fred Phred

      It's a good think we have smart people like you who can see everything that us dopes can't.

      Wow.. I mean with that raw intelligence you should be inventing life changing technology.

      Lemme guess, your wife and mother in law call you stupid? You dream of a world where you're really the smart one and everyone looks up at you for your brilliance? As a result you fantasize about real world events where you can see the truth and all others fail.

      I hope you're not a postal worker..

      December 21, 2011 at 11:49 am | Reply

Post a comment


 

CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.