An Iraqi resistance group - one of the many, and certainly not the largest - Jaish Al Rashideen has been teasing for months that a documentary based on Michael Moore's polemical film "Farenheit 9/11" was to be released. It's called "The Code of silence"
The documentary claims that President Bush has hidden from the American people the true number of US deaths in Iraq in the conflict. It calls him and his administration liars, and says that it is the Iraqi insurgents who are winning the war, not the Americans. Hence the code of silence refrerred to in the title.
Over the last few weeks the film has slowly been drip fed on the Internet but on the eve of the commemorative services in New York, it went on general release - so to speak.
The film starts with a disclaimer to Muslim viewers that it is aimed at the west and therefore phrased in a way that could be offensive to their sensibilities.
Then it lifts shots directly from Moore's award-winning film: Bush's dazed expression when he hears of the attacks, the lip wriggle, the darting eyes. We've definitely been here before.
But it's the narrators glee that grabs you when he speaks of "the one and only Michael Moore".
They say this film is not just inspired by Moore - it is a tribute to him.
The statement preceding the video says the group studied Michael Moore to learn what would make the West sit up and listen. But what is most interesting is that the documentary was not sent to Al Jazeera or any other arab media outlet as is the norm. Instead its release was on the internet and they seem happy to let a word of mouth "buzz" build.
It might seem trite to say it but in the post 9/11 world the internet has become yet another battlefield and one where the militants appear - for now - to have the upper hand. They even seem to have mastered satire ...