March 08, 2012
Is American Traitor Adam Gadahn Dead?
Over at CNN there's a lengthy analysis on the steadily declining number of al Qaeda central videos translated into English. Except for a portion of a video released last year featuring American born convert Adam Gadahn speaking in his native English, there hasn't been a translated video since 2010.
Since we know that Gadahn was the translator for those earlier videos, I don't think it's crazy to speculate that he's dead.
Which would be awesome. There's something about a traitor that doesn't sit right with me. I understand how a kid growing up in Egypt could be brainwashed into thinking that America is the Great Satan and that political Islam is the answer to all of life's great problems, but a kid from Orange County? With greater light comes the greater sin.
The only other reason I can think of for the dramatic drop off is that the AQ leadership has lost faith in their English translation department. Which means that Gadahn is out of the loop or -- dead. And if he's out of the loop, what other use could they have for a fat ass from Southern California other than as a "volunteer" in a suicide squad?
So, I think Gadahn is dead. Insh'Allah.