Adam Gadahn renews calls for attacks on Americans

posted at 11:01 am on August 18, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

I suppose this dirt-bag is hoping to go viral on Youtube.

An American al Qaeda militant has called for more attacks on Western diplomats in the Arab world, praising the killers of the U.S. ambassador to Libya on September 11 last year, a U.S.-based monitoring group said on Sunday…

Adam Gadahn, a California-born convert to Islam with a $1 million U.S. price on his head, appealed to wealthy Muslims to offer militants rewards to kill ambassadors in the region, citing bounty set for killing the U.S. ambassador to Yemen, Washington-based SITE monitoring group said.

“These prizes have a great effect in instilling fear in the hearts of our cowardly enemies,” Gadahn said in the 39-minute video recording in Arabic posted on websites used by Islamist militants, according to SITE.

“They also encourage hesitant individuals to carry out important and great deeds in the path of Allah,” he said, in an English transcript on SITE.

Another fine product of California. All of his blustering nonsense aside, this is another reminder of questions which remain over Gadahn. How many years has this guy been running loose? There’s a million dollar bounty on his head. He’s on TV more often than The Simpsons some weeks. Given all of the drones, spies and intelligence gathering assets at our disposal, how has this guy not managed to wake up to a missile coming through the side of his tent yet?

I’m guessing that he’s simply not that much of a high priority target for us. It seems unlikely in the extreme that anyone who is actually in the business of training for, planning and executing terrorist attacks would trust him with much in the way of useful information. He’s a propaganda tool for al Qaeda and nothing more. But as a former American (we have revoked his citizenship by now, haven’t we?), he’s something of a thumb in the eye for the West and it would still be a welcome change to take him off the playing field.


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