September 06, 2008

Report: American al Qaeda Adam Gadahn Dead

Via the Telegraph

Western intelligence sources in Pakistan believe that al-Qa'eda's prize American recruit and propaganda chief may have been killed in a CIA-directed airstrike.

Months of attacks by unmanned US predator aircraft have caused carnage among the middle ranks of terrorist leaders in the lawless lands along the border with Afghanistan, where al-Qa'eda remains dangerous despite suffering a serious defeat in Iraq.

Their victims have included experienced Arab leaders and, it is now thought, Adam Gadahn, a former heavy-metal fan and so-called "killer computer nerd" originally from California. Nothing has been heard from him for months, leading intelligence experts to conclude that he may be dead.

Break out the cowbell.

UPDATE by Rusty: We'll keep the cowbell on ice for now. What's this, like post number 6 where we thought Adam Gadahn was dead?

But still: knock on wood.

I seriously would love some confirmation on this. Gadahn had such an inflated sense of self worth that he would often Google his own name. So every time we even have the slightest hint of a rumor that he's dead we'd publish it.

We also know he checks The Jawa Report from time to time.

So Adam, you fat ass piece of shit, if you're still alive, consider the gauntlet thrown.

UPDATE: The verdict seems to be this: If Gadahn doesn't make an appearance this year on the anniversary of 9/11, he's dead.

UPDATE: And while I'm at it, I had intended on linking to this post by Andrew Cochran but never got around to it. The title is the giveaway but the whole thing (links included) are worth a read: Now the U.S. Is Chasing OBL to His Cave

By Matt Damon at 05:50 PM | Comments |